Clinical Restorative Dentistry 2019: Practical Tips to Improve Results

Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This lecture will provide you with practical clinical recommendations for procedures ranging from diagnosis, treatment planning and execution of direct and indirect techniques in the field of restorative dentistry. The scientific basis for the procedural methods will be presented to support the real world clinical protocols suggested with numerous case reports and step-by-step examples designed to heighten efficiency, improve short-term and long-term results, and provide patients with comfortable and successful dental outcomes.


The following topics will be covered:


Surgical caries management

Isolation techniques

Pulp capping techniques

Material selection for anterior and posterior esthetic restorations

Adhesion, liners and composite placement techniques

Preparation Designs for direct composites and indirect ceramics

Cementation techniques for glass-ceramics and zirconia

Occlusal adjustment, polishing and preventing chipping and fractures

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for dentists and allied dental professionals


You Will Learn:

  • When to initiate endodontic therapy vs. when to preserve the pulp and restore
  • Which material to use in different clinical scenarios
  • How to reduce fractures, chipping and bond failures with indirect restorations
  • How to properly polish direct and indirect materials
  • The steps for cementation of bonded restorations: zirconia vs lithium disilicate

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.




CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $295 for Dentists, $195 for Allied Dental Professionals

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


Richard G. Stevenson III, DDS, is a professor emeritus of clinical dentistry and former chair of the Section of Restorative Dentistry at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is the secretary of the Academy of Operative Dentistry and is a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry. He is a Digital Smile Design (DSD) member and has been performing CAD/CAM digital dentistry for more than 25 years.  He is an expert in cast gold restorations and has published articles in Operative Dentistry and the Journal of Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry, and has also authored a chapter on restorative dentistry in Avoiding and Treating Dental Complications: Best Practices in Dentistry. He is the director of education at Stevenson Dental Solutions in San Dimas, California, and maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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