Shannon Pace

Shannon PaceShannon L. Pace, CDA

1. Saturday April 4, 2009
9 am - 12 am
3 CE credits
Recommended for: Dental Team
2. Saturday, April 4, 2009
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3 CE credits
Limit: 40 attendees
Recommended for: Dental Assistant
ODAA courses
1. Clinical Materials Update for the Dental Assistant

Any assistant who desires the most current, up-to-date information on the latest dental products and their application should plan to attend this course. This course will guide you through the most current information available on today’s popular esthetic materials. Find out which ones work and which one fall short. Learn what to use when, where and why.

Learning Objectives:

  • Alginates vs. Polyvinyl
  • Bite Registrations
  • Dentin Desensitizers
  • Direct and Indirect Composite Materials
  • Flowables and Bonding Adhesives
  • Light Curing Technology
  • Finishing and Polishing Instrumentations
  • Glass Ionomer, Resin Ionomer, and Resin Cements
  • Bleaching Systems
 2. Exquisite Provisionals: Anterior & Posterior
Hands-on Workshop

The role of dental restorations used for provisional and indirect restorative procedures has changed dramatically in the past several years. These restorations are no longer regarded as temporary restorations but rather as provisional restorations with distinct functions and purposes. Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics. An accurate fit and margination is essential to insure and maintain pulpal health of the tooth. With increased demands being placed on provisional restorations, new materials and techniques are being developed and some existing protocols are being refined to accomplish the desired goals. This hands-on course is designed to report on current materials, techniques, and concepts in fabricating and maintaining long-term esthetic provisionals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Choosing the Right Provisional Materials for Shade-Matching
  • Matrix Choice- Coping or Putty
  • Reline techniques
  • Burr selection for fast and accurate trimming and polishing
  • Carving techniques for realistic anatomy and ideal occlusion
  • Cementation
  • Single Tooth Provisional to Multiple Esthetic Veneers


Shannon L. Pace, CDA and a 1994 graduate of the Dental Assisting Program at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, works with Dr. John Cranham in his private practice in Chesapeake, VA. She has been a dental assistant for over 20 years. Shannon is the past president of the Metrolina Dental Assistants Society in Charlotte. She is also on the advisory board for the dental assistant program at Central Piedmont Community College. Shannon is the past Co-Editor-in-Chief for REALITYTEAM 'aRTie’. She is the Editor-in-Chief for Inside Dental Assisting. She is on facility at the Dawson Academy where her hands on programs are held. She is a member of the AACD and serves on their New Member Committee.  She is also on The Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry’s editorial board. Shannon is the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Executive Board. She is an evaluator for Dental Advisor and consultant for many dental manufacturers. For information on dental assistant programs, please contact her at 757-465-8900.  Email Shannon at: