Class I Composite: Better, Faster and Easier
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00

Description:
Attendees will learn the basic steps to save five to ten minutes of chair-time on each composite they place while maintaining or improving quality. Using NO proprietary products, and any light-cured composite, dentists can easily reproduce natural anatomy with minimal shaping or finishing.

Author:
American Dental Association, Continuing Education and James C. Hamilton, DDS Show Full Bio

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:
  1. Explain the differences and similarities between conventional composite placement and placement using the Clear Custom Matrix Technique.
  2. Identify how chair-time is saved while creating natural anatomy, easily.
  3. Describe when and how to alter the surface of the unprepared tooth, if necessary, prior to constructing a Clear Custom Matrix. 
  4. Recognize the most important step in using the Clear Custom Matrix Technique.
  5. Understand the “training wheels” approach in learning how to place just a slight excess of light-cured composite before using the Clear Custom Matrix.
  6. Discuss why the Clear Custom Matrix so accurately reproduces tooth anatomy.

Abstract:
Attendees will learn the basic steps to save five to ten minutes of chair-time on each composite they place while maintaining or improving quality with the Clear Custom Matrix Technique. Although the techniques taught in this course can be used with any class of composite, this presentation will focus on Class I composites. Using NO proprietary materials or equipment, and the dentist’s light-cured composite of choice, dentists can easily reproduce natural anatomy with minimal shaping, finishing or polishing. With experience, those using these new techniques can expect that no finishing, polishing or adjusting will be necessary in 40% of posterior composite placements. Time saving techniques will be taught using clinical a case illustrating placements of a Class I composite. Upon completing this course, the participant will understand when and how to use easily constructed Clear Custom Matrixes to quickly restore all class of composites. This knowledge can be used during the dentist’s next composite placement.
Outline:
  1. Overview of Clear Custom Matrix Technique
  2. Material List
  3. Clear Custom Matrix Technique -Steps - Occlusal Posterior Composite , Maxillary 1st Molar
  4. PowerPoint Class I (#30 Gross Caries Mesial-Buccal Cusp Tip)
  5. Video Class I placement tooth #3
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. Helpful Hints

References:
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Published date 2012-2015






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