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PFM’s now make up only 10% of the crowns fabricated by the largest dental lab in the U.S., having been largely replaced by solid zirconia and lithium disilicate. These monolithic restorations are high-strength, cementable, all-ceramic restorations and behave differently than traditional restorations. This session focuses on how to prep, adjust, de-contaminate, cement/bond, and cut off these new restorations when necessary. Perhaps most impressively, the fracture rates for these monolithic restorations are second only to cast gold.
1) Be familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of monolithic and bi-layered restorations.
2) Be prepared to de-contaminate restorations, select the correct primers, and determine the most appropriate cement.
3) Learn how to adjust contacts and occlusion, learn the safest way to cut off these restorations, and be familiar with the specialty burs and polishers.
4) Understand which monolithic materials are more appropriate as a veneer material and understand the relationship between flexural strength and esthetics.
Course Number: T1906
- Dental Assistants
- Dental Technicians
- Student Dentists
About the speaker
Michael C. DiTolla, D.D.S., FAGD
Dr. DiTolla is a 1988 graduate of University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He was awarded his Fellowship in the AGD in 1995 and was in private practice before becoming Director of Clinical Education for Glidewell Labs for the next 15 years. In 2015, he became Director of Clinical Affairs for Dentsply Sirona and Director of Dentsply Sirona World.
|Fundamental CE Credits||3.0|
|Elective CE Credits||0|
|Core CE Credits||0|
|Dentist Early Bird Fee||$55.00|
|Staff Early Bird Fee||$45.00|
|Dentist Regular Fee||$65.00|
|Staff Regular Fee||$55.00|