Learn a modern, minimally invasive approach to ceramics
Take this course if you want to learn the latest techniques in minimally invasive ceramic dentistry. Dr. Jason Smithson will teach you everything he knows about ceramics, from treatment planning, through preparation, impression taking, provisionalization and final cementation and finishing.
Utilizing cutting edge evidence based knowledge, Dr. Jason Smithson reveals how you too can achieve long-term success with ceramics. Upon completion, you will begin to understand why some restorations are failing, and what you can do to set yourself up for success.
This course covers the following:
- Inlays and onlays: when do you cover cusps?
- When do you do indirect with onlays? When should you use direct resin?
- Material choices: Classic feldspathic Porcelain vs Pressed Lithium Disilicate; which one, when and where?
- Onlay prep of upper right first molar – How to go from start to finish
- Create the perfect depth cut that will set you up for success
- Learn how to properly and quickly adjust crowns from the lab
- How to create long-lasting, minimal prep veneers
- A simple approach to create beautiful provisionals
- Which burrs to use, how to angle the bur and how much tooth structure to take off
- Margin Designs: horizontal vs vertical margins; a paradigm shift.
- Immediate Dentin Sealing and Gingival Margin Elevation: new concepts for the 21st century.
- and much more...
Video list Day 1:
- 1- Advantages of Indirect onlay, advantages/partial coverage restorations, enamel preservation, enamel/dentin macrostructure (30:41)
- 2- Enamel/dentin macrostructure continued, cuspid coverage, degree of reduction, occlusal considerations (53:35)
- 3- Importance of smooth preps, stress risers, bur selection, gingival margin elevation, immediate dentin seal, endo crowns and success rates (48:54)
- 4- Hands on demonstration-Upper right first molar: Technique protocol-Preparation, impression, stent, evaluation (55:52)
- 5- Hands on demonstration- Instrumentation, temporization, placement of stent, finishing overhangs, polishing, margin explanation illustration (28:40)
- 6- Clinical case presentation, The Ceramic Veneer; preparation principles, veneers and existing class III’s, contraindications for porcelain veneers, preparation parameters, depth cut bur selection, Provisionals (55:48)
- 7- Clinical cases; interproximal extension, contacts, bur angulation, preparation guides, rubber dam, final finishing (31:54)
Video list Day 2:
- 8- Hands on demonstration sequence to include left central, lateral and canine. Clear polyvinyl siloxane impression of wax-up/working model, temporization of minimal prep veneers (44:42)
- 9- Hands on- Continue preparation of central, lateral, canine (40:27)
- 10- Hands on- Temporization of central, lateral, canine. Finishing (16:40)
- 11- Vertical crown prep with knife edge margin, finish lines (31:48)
- 12- Single central prep, preparation geometry, packing cord, impressioning, stock provisional: adapt and reline, lab framework design, cementation and final outcome (39:27)
- 13- Hands on demonstration- upper right central; bur selection, depth cuts, stock provisionalization, finish (35:45)
- 14- Properties of ideal luting cements, ceramic treatment summary-air abrasion, acid etching, salination Concluding remarks (30:12)
Presenter: Dr. Jason Smithson
14 Videos - Duration 9 hours - Files size 8 GB