2018 Materials and Restorative Update - Separate Yourself from the Pack!

Friday, January 12, 2018 and Saturday, January 13, 2018
The registration period has closed for this event. 8AM to 5PM and 9AM to 4PM

Course Details

This course offers an in-depth lecture and hands-on experience using direct and indirect restorative materials. Dr. John Burgess, Dr. Augusto Robles, and Dr. Nathaniel Lawson will introduce new dental ceramics, cements, composites, ion releasing materials, silver diamine fluoride and adhesives, and best clinical placement techniques. Translucent zirconia, resin-ceramic blocks, as well as color stable dual-cure cements, are among the materials discussed, as well as bonding techniques for e.max, Celtra Duo feldspathetic porcelain and zirconia. Universal adhesive, bioactive and bulk fill composites will be discussed and their clinical performance displayed. Detailed handouts will accompany the lecture and hands-on course. The goals of the course are to enable clinicians to understand and evaluate materials based on scientific principles and data, as well as to best utilize current materials in clinical settings. In an age where biased information especially with newly introduced dental materials is widely disseminated, this course gives dentists the tools and understanding to get the best and most for their practices and their patients. Learn new clinical techniques and material placement tips that will improve your practice of dentistry the next workday after attending this vibrant course.

Objectives: After completing this course, participants will be familiar with

1. The latest information on adhesives, Including laboratory, hands on and clinical data.

2. New treatments involving the most current information on silver diamine fluoride, as well as Ion releasing restorative materials as part of your treatment for high caries risk patients.

3. The best ceramic/cement combination for veneers, single unit crowns and fixed partial dentures. Learn and use the most effective ceramic polishing systems.

4. When and what composites can be bulk placed and cured in a 4 mm increment. See and use new matrix systems for more effective class II composite restorations. All flowables are not the same.

5. Polywave curing lights and how they cure all light cured materials. But should you purchase them? See which lights are easy to use and learn the criteria for selecting a new light.

6. Effective placement of the bonded restoration utilizing new isolation techniques.

7. Rapid core techniques with new materials.

Materials List

Please bring the following items with you to the hands-on portion of the course:

High speed FG handpiece (electric or air-driven)

Slow speed LG handpiece (electric or air-driven)

Composite placement instruments (ie scaler, mirror, composite placement instrument, perio probe, and anything else you use for placing composite)

Loupes (optional)

Curing light (optional)


Dentist - Friday Lecture Only $299

Dentist - Friday Lecture and Saturday Hands-On $599

Auxiliary - Friday Lecture Only $129


Dr. John Burgess is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry. He received his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, completed a one year General Practice Residency and a two year General Dentistry Residency in the Air Force. He is a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Dental Association, the American Association for Dental Research and the Academy of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Burgess lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has presented more than 1000 continuing education courses



Dr. Augusto Robles graduated from “Cayetano Heredia” University in Peru in 1992. After having taking several mini-residencies in Esthetics, Occlusion and All-ceramics in Peru, Dr Robles trained at The University of Michigan receiving the Advanced Specialty Education in Restorative Dentistry Certificate and a Master's of Science degree also in Restorative Dentistry. Dr Robles currently is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dental Sciences. He is currently the Director of Operative Dentistry. Dr Robles focuses in restorative procedures, adhesive dentistry and digital impressions.



Dr. Nathaniel Lawson received his DMD from UAB School of Dentistry and his PhD from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UAB. He is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the UAB School of Dentistry and the Program Director for the Biomaterials Residency Program. His research interests include the clinical and laboratory evaluation of dental ceramics and composites.

About Us
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider - 11/01/2017 - 12/31/2021.

Registration open through 1/11/2018 10:59 PM EST

Continuing Education

Friday Only - 8 Hours CE

Friday and Saturday - 14 Hours CE

UAB School of Dentistry

1919 7th Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35294

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Hotel Reservation

A block of rooms have been reserved at the Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown UAB, which is one block away from the dental school. The room rate is $129 per night. If you would like to book a reservation online, please click the link below. If you have any questions regarding your hotel stay, please reach out to Kimberly Clark at 205-731-9595

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