Hands-on Introduction to Advanced Adhesion Dentistry: Problem Solving Techniques for Your Daily Practice

Saturday, December 1, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This course will present advanced adhesion techniques and materials supported by important key research that minimizes the removal of healthy tissue and maximizes bond strengths.


In the last 25 years, there have been major advancements in material science, research, and techniques, however many of these advancements have not been implemented in the majority of dental practices. These techniques can be done simply on a daily basis and can solve virtually every problem with direct composite and indirect restorations A review of some of the popular trends in restorative dentistry that can negatively affect patient satisfaction and referrals will also be discussed.


Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Immediate dentin sealing: The most important advancement in adhesion dentistry and why it dramatically increases dentin bond strengths for direct and indirect restorations
  • Minimally invasive approach to tooth preparation
  • How to raise deep margins with direct composite
  • How adhesive materials react and interact with natural tooth structure
  • Temporization of Minimally Prepared Teeth
  • Treating cracks in Dentin


You Will Learn

  • Step-by-step dentin bonding technique that dramatically increases dentin bond strengths with direct and indirect restorations (immediate dentin sealing)
  • Step-by-step composite layering technique that reduces stress
  • How to raise deep sub-gingival margins to supra-gingival margins
  • How and when to place fibers in composites
  • Predictable temporization techniques


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for all dentists interested in hands-on training in adhesion dentistry


***University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry wishes to acknowledge and thank Kuraray  and Premier Dental Products for their generous support of this program.***



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.



Course is limited to 24 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

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

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $445* (for registrations received by November 1)

Regular Tuition: $495*

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


Troy Schmedding, DDShas been a practicing cosmetic and restorative dentist for the last 25 years. He is a 1993 honors graduate from The University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He currently maintains  a private practice in Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Schmedding holds accreditation status in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry as well as Diplomate status with the American Board of Cosmetic and Esthetic Dentistry. He also works with numerous manufacturers on implementation and testing of various restorative products being brought to market. He speaks and teaches nationally as well as internationally on both esthetic and restorative dentistry.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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