Penn Dental Medicine
William W.M. Cheung Auditorium
Internationally renowned speaker, Federico Ferraris, DDS, will be the evening’s speaker.
Cost: Free to Penn Dental alumni, students, and residents; $40 for non-alumni
CE Credits: 2.0 lecture credits
Federico Ferraris is focused on Adhesive Restorative Dentistry, especially on the esthetic area. He is an international speaker and a member of several prestigious Academies. He is very focused on clinical protocols and on the application of the ultimate techniques and materials in order to obtain a gold standard in Restorative Dentistry.
The Posterior Indirect Adhesive Restorations (PIAR) are very common nowadays in the clinical practice. The indication for the indirect approach is often represented by a need of cuspal coverage (one or more cusps). In the Adhesthetics protocol the first step is to perform a cavity analysis evaluating the resistance of the tooth after restoration. Different designs of preparation can be chosen: Butt Joint, the most common with adhesive technique, used to protect the cusp when it is evaluated to be too fragile; Bevel, is a variant of the previous design, useful for esthetic purposes or giving more space or more enamel surface on the peripheral part of preparation; Shoulder, useful to have a cervical grasp, but usually indicated when a previous fracture of a cusp must be restored.
In the interproximal areas the innovative Ridge Up design is useful in order to preserve the ridge (a very important structure to maintain the resistance of the tooth) even when cuspal coverage is required. The adhesive cementation is a very crucial aspect, especially with adhesive and non retentive preparation types, taking advantage of the best treatment on different restorative materials and on hard tissues substrates. The analysis of the clinical protocols from A to Z is important in order to perform a treatment of excellence.
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University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 2.0 continuing education credits.