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An Update on Aesthetic Bonded Posterior Restorations: Mastering Direct, Semi-direct and Indirect Techniques

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Course Description


Be inspired by among the world’s finest dental clinician and the father of biomometic dentistry, Pascal Magne. In this course you will acquire the knowledge and manual skills, which will make your posterior restorations less invasive, more predictable, aesthetic and last longer than traditional restorations. Return to your practice with more confidence and therefore gain higher case acceptance and the highest patient satisfaction and raise the quality and reputation of your practice to the next level


80% of your daily work is posterior restorations. More and more patients demand tooth colored and minimally invasive treatment options. Increase your manual and verbal skills in state-of-the-art adhesive posterior concepts for direct, semi-direct and indirect techniques in composite and ceramics.

We have entered the “post amalgam” / “post full crown” era. This course will present the foundations of this evolution based on scientific evidence and clinical experience. To enable you to achieve restorations with natural properties, such as mechanical strength, function and aesthetics, is the goal of this course.


• Preparation design: principles of tooth preparation for bonded restorations.
• Advantages of bonded restorations over traditional approaches.
• Predictable handling of “tooth structure like” materials, such as composite resins and porcelain.
• Important details for the use of enamel and dentin bonding techniques.
• Dentin bonding protocol: rationale for immediate dentin sealing.
• Direct, semi-direct and indirect techniques in composite and ceramics, including CAD/CAM
• Decision making skills.
• Patient communication skills.
• Raise your restorative treatment to the highest level.

August 10th : Lecture Program

Reasons to attend this course

This course will be an intense lecture program for all practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in anterior bonded restorations using direct composite resins and indirect porcelain veneers. Although bonded ceramics seem to represent the ultimate biologic, functional, mechanical and aesthetic restoration for compromised anterior teeth, the number of ultraconservative treatment strategies and materials continues to grow. The practitioner is faced with many aesthetic treatment modalities and products. The major disadvantage of this evolution is that it becomes increasingly difficult to make the appropriate choices in a given clinical situation. The availability of various treatment alternatives often allows for selection of an approach that conserves the maximum amount of intact tissue and which complies with the biomimetic principle. Treatment options should always first include the simplest procedures such as chemical treatments and freehand composites and then progress toward more sophisticated approaches such as laminate veneers and full coverage crowns only when required. The same dilemmas exist in the posterior dentition (direct vs. indirect) but it is this case that there is a growing indication for the use of semi-(in) direct CAD/CAM techniques, the advantages of which will be discussed and illustrated with clinical and research works.

Mimic natural beauty and morphology

What to expect: Determine which clinical situations can be addressed with ceramic veneering or can be approached with ultraconservative techniques, combining bleaching and direct application of composite  resins. The course will review materials and step by step procedure in direct and indirect bonding, tooth preparation and luting procedure including CAD/CAM techniques in the posterior dentition.

August 11th & 12th : Hands On Course

This course will be an intense lecture and hands-on experience for all practitioners wishing to upgrade their skills in posterior bonded restorations using direct, semi-(in) direct and indirect techniques. The growing demand of patients for aesthetic or metal-free restorations, together with the ongoing interest of the dental profession for tissue-preserving materials have led to the development of posterior adhesive restorations. It is now clearly established that a new biomimetic approach to restorative dentistry is possible through the structured use of “tooth-like” restorative materials, such as composite resins and porcelain and the use of hard tissue bond, such as enamel and dentin bonding. Scientific studies and clinical evidence have validated the use of bonded tooth-coloured restorations. We have entered the “post-amalgam era”. This course will present the foundations of this evolution.

Discover the bonded approach to posterior restorations

What to expect:

Based on maximum tissue preservation and the “biomimetic principle” (biomechanics) a model for the optimal use of current restorative systems will be presented using scientific evidence and clinical experience. 

Course Outline

• Fabrication of direct, semi-direct and indirect CAD/CAM restorations.
• Advantages of bonded restorations over traditional approaches.
• The biomimetic principle.
• Dentin bonding protocol: rationale for an immediate dentin sealing protocol.
• Preparation design; Principles of tooth preparation for bonded restorations.
• Luting procedures for bonded restorations.
• All about for composite restorations and layering techniques.
• Preparation and fabrication of class II, and onlay restorations.

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