John W. Farah, DDS, PhD

John FarahJohn W. Farah, DDS, PhD

1. Thursday, April 2, 2009
9 am - 4:30 pm
6 CE credits
 
2. Friday, April 3, 2009
9 am -12 pm (Repeated 2 pm - 5 pm)
3 CE credits each course
 
ODA course
Recommended for: 1. Dentists  2. Dentist, Lab Technicians
 
 
 1. "Best Kept Secrets"
Dental Materials and Clinical Application

This course integrates information Dr. Farah has gathered in over 30 years as a clinician and researcher in dentistry.  Using data derived from research conducted at THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center, Dr. Farah relates the significance and applicability of the research to the daily practice of dentistry.  Twenty-five-year data on success and failure rates of all-ceramic restorations, including inlays, onlays, crowns  and bridges are outlined and discussed.  Comparisons are made between all-ceramic and PFM fracture rates. 

Topics discussed:

  1. CAD/CAM Ceramics-The Next 10 years
  2. Traditional and Adhesive Resin Cements and Bonding Agents
  3. All-Ceramic Restorations
  4. Composites: In-office and Laboratory-processed
  5. New Products and the "Best of the Best" Products
Objectives:
  • Learn how to select the best resin cement and optimize the use of bonding agents for specific clinical applications
  • Learn how to prepare teeth for superior esthetics and durability
  • Learn how to select and use the best in-office and laboratory-processed composites
  • Assist the dental office in selecting the best materials to operate smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis
 2. CAD/CAM Smart-Sourcing
"The Best Kept Secrets in CAD/CAM Technology"
Presented with Robert Wisler, CDT

Digital Dentistry is the future.  To be viable and succeed as a dentist, these professionals need to embrace digital dentistry and, more specifically, CAD/CAM Dentistry. 

This course will present tips on what makes all-ceramic restorations successful.  Dr. Farah will share 25-year recall data of all-ceramic restorations and compare that to PFM restorations.  The most recent information on CAD/CAM technology will be provided.  Dr. Farah has gathered a wealth of clinical information in over 30 years, both as a clinician and researcher.  Using data derived from research conducted at THE DENTAL ADVISOR Biomaterials Research Center, he will relate the significance and applicability of the research to the daily practice of dentistry.

Robert S. Wisler, CDT, will join Dr. Farah in presenting laboratory perspectives of the various requirements needed to fabricate successful CAD/CAM high-strength zirconia all-ceramic restorations. 

Objectives:
  • Gain valuable information about preparing teeth for superior esthetics and durability
  • Evaluate the best resin cement to cement all-ceramic restorations
  • Learn to optimize the use of bonding agents for specific clinical applications
  • Assist the dental office in selecting the best materials to operate smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis

Dr. John Farah is a graduate of the University of Michigan.  His degrees include a dual PhD in Dental Materials and Aerospace Engineering, received in 1972, and a DDS in 1978.  Dr. Farah taught at the University of Florida and the University of Michigan.  Dr. Farah initiated THE DENTAL ADVISOR in 1983.  He and Dr. John Powers are co-editors of the publication and work closely with approximately 300 dental professionals to evaluate and rate new products and equipment.  THE DENTAL ADVISOR is a dental consumer report type of publication and is published 10 times per year.  In addition to THE DENTAL ADVISOR , Dr. Farah has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles in professional dental journals and also maintains a general dental practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan focusing on esthetic dentistry  He lectures both nationally and internationally.