Charles Wakefield, DDS

 Charles Wakefield, DDS

Charles Wakefield, DDS

Thursday, April 12, 2012
9 am – 4:30 pm (Lunch break from 12 - 1:30 pm)
Recommended for: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
6 CE Credits
ODA Course
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Restorative Materials: What, Where, Why and How

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be confident with the confusing array of current restorative materials and the rationale for selection and clinical use of the most appropriate material in varying clinical situations.  The confusion between marketing and evidence based dentistry will be made clear. Aspects to be discussed: selection of adhesive systems; including self etch products;  microfill, hybrid and nanofilled composites; glass ionomers, resin modified glass ionomers and compomers as liners, luting agents and restoratives; bleaching; information on direct pulp capping with calcium hydroxide and new agents; esthetic alternatives such as indirect composite, porcelain inlays/onlays/crowns and their clinical techniques; posts/cores; light curing.  The application of color in dentistry, principles of smile design and clinical restoration of cosmetic cases for the general dentist will be described and illustrated.

During this course, attendees will learn about:

  • Selection of adhesive systems
  • Microfill, hybrid, nanofilled and core composite materials
  • Glass Ionomers and protocols for treatment of xerostomia
  • Biocompatibility of current dental materials
  • Esthetic alternatives such as indirect and indirect restorations and clinical techniques
  • Smile design for the general dentist

 

Dr. Wakefield attended UCLA School of Dentistry and completed a two year AEGD Residency during his US Army career. He is Board Certified by the Federal Services and American Boards of General Dentistry and is currently a tenured Professor and Director of the AEGD Residency Program at Baylor College of Dentistry.