John Burgess

Burgess John

“The Adhesive Restoration”

Friday 11 Oct 2012

Dr. John Burgess

The Adhesive Restoration includes the following topics: Adhesives; Composites; Ceramics; Cements; Maintaining the restored dentition

Ceramics.  Ceramic materials have evolved from weaker feldspathetic porcelain to pressed to high strength zirconia cored materials.  The clinical success of these ceramic materials, as well as their mechanical and physical properties will be discussed.  Indications, such as where to use which material and contraindications for their use will be discussed.  Wear of enamel vs. zirconia, e.max and veneering porcelain will be show as well as minimum restoration thickness.  Bonding to zirconia restorations is a significant problem and methods to bond the restoration are demonstrated. How to remove all ceramic restorations is a significant chairside problem- this technique helps.

Cements. This lecture covers all classes of luting agents from glass ionomer and resin modified glass ionomers to adhesive resin cements.  The proper use of these luting agents is demonstrated and their application in specific clinical cases (veneers, all metal, post cementation (yes you can bond a fiber post into a post space predictability) , resin inlay, high strength ceramic materials and conventional metal ceramic restorations) is demonstrated.  The proper manipulation and application of the newest self adhesive cements such as G Cem, Smart Cem and UniCem 2 will be emphasized to ensure success when you need extra retention.

Learning objectives


  • See the effectiveness of a single bottle Universal Bonding agent.
  • Learn which adhesives are most effective and how to apply them in a step by step sequence
  • Discover the limits of self-etching materials, what happens when they are contaminated and how to correct those problems.
  • Learn 6 steps to great bonding.

Anterior and Posterior composites

  • Select the proper composite resin for anterior and posterior applications
  • Learn a simplified layering technique to improve anterior composite resin esthetics
  • Avoid light proximal contacts using the newest sectional matrices
  • See if low shrinkage composite resins are for you and where they work.
  • Are bulk placement composites useful- see results of long term clinical trials in this area.
  • Where do flowables work and where not to use them.
  • Determine if bulk placement and curing of composite is effective

Ceramic and Cement Selection

  • Select the proper technique and material to avoid sensitivity
  • Learn what ceramic and which cement to use in every application
  • Increase post retention with an effective bonded technique

“Maintaining the restored dentition”

  • See aggressive effective treatment of the high caries risk patient
  • Understand caries risk and how to sort patients with this classification
  • Learn to use effective materials to treat these patients effectively

Course Overview.

Hang on to your hats here it comes.  If you want a dental materials and restorative techniques update this is it! This clinically oriented discussion compares traditional and newly developed dental restorative materials and compares their clinical success.  The course is designed to improve your practice of dentistry by demonstrating which material works, where they are successful and will demonstrate successfully techniques to handle many of your everyday clinical problems.  It will not eliminate staffing problems, provide instant financial success, eliminate the recession nor promote weight loss but it will provide an evidence based approach to many controversies surrounding clinical dentistry and supply answers to many of your questions.  Understand why dental materials work rather than hear, “It works for me”.  You will see the results of current clinical trials and laboratory studies which will be presented and discussed to illustrate when and where restorative materials can be used successfully.  The presentation is designed as a clinical update and clinical success with different composites, adhesives, ceramic materials and cements will be demonstrated.  This fast paced course will improve your dental practice as well as your selection of dental materials and is designed to provide information that can be used your next clinic day.

Date: Friday, Oct 11, 2013
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, 4pm Cocktail Hour
Location: Medinah Country Club; 6N001 Medina Rd., Medina, IL

Registration: $425 (Deadline Oct 4, 2013)
(includes continental breakfast and lunch)

 Contact: or Maureen Emma Radeck <>

Continuing Education:
Five hours of continuing education credits will be issued.

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