Top Ten Tips for Enhancing Success with Posterior Resins
You will receive 2 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $98.00


This course will present useful suggestions that can help enhance success with posterior resin restorations, and minimize some of the frequently encountered problems associated with these fillings.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Understand that many of today’s patients desire a dentist who can competently restore posterior teeth with resins.
  2. Identify the three most commonly encountered problems associated with these fillings.
  3. Learn techniques that can help minimize these difficulties.
  4. Determine when to implement one or more of these techniques in their practices.
  5. Identify their confidence level in providing predictably successful posterior resin restorations.



In the field of operative dentistry, it isn’t just Tofflemire bands and amalgam anymore. Whether because of esthetic requirements or conservative dentistry aspirations, today’s dentist must be able to skillfully and consistently provide patients with satisfactory posterior resin restorations. This course will discuss how to overcome some of the common problems associated with posterior resins. Useful tips, such as the use of cavity disinfectants and resin-modified glass ionomers, together with proper light curing, the selection and utilization of some of the newer matrix systems, and the judicious use of one-step adhesives that etch, prime, and bond, can all contribute to enhanced success with posterior resin placement.

  1. Common Problems Encountered with Posterior Resins.
    1. Post-op Sensitivity.
    2. Open Contact Points.
    3. Recurrent Decay.
  2. Material Selection
  3. Prep Design.
  4. Cavity Disinfectants.
    1. Need for Routine Disinfection of Preparations.
    2. Advantage of Inhibiting Matrix Metalloproteinases.
  5. Glass Ionomer Liners.
    1. Seal or Bond to Dentin?
    2. Glass Ionomer Properties.
    3. Microleakage, Bacterial Growth, and Sustained Fluoride Release.
  6. Proper Light Curing.
  7. Newer Matrix Systems.
    1. Better Visibility, Comfort, Access.
    2. Better Contact Points.
    3. Better Flash Reduction.
  8. One Step, Self-Etch Adhesive.
  9. The Sandwich Technique.
  10. Flowable Resins.
  11. Manufacturers’ Instructions.

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  2. JADA- December 2010
  3. JADA- June 2011-
  4. Compendium -July 2011
  5. Slide #3 - Compendium July 2011
  6. Clinicians Report- July 2011
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  8. Dr. Howard Strassler
  9. Compendium, July 2011
  10. AAPD Lecture, Dr. Joel Berg
  11. Dentaltown-July 2011
  12. Slide #12-ADA Professional Product Review
  15. Slide#17- GC America Research and Development Dept.
  16. Slide #18-19-20 - Clinicians Report, March 2010
  17. Slide #23 – Courtesy of Dr. Cathia Bergeron, 3M Filtek Resin
  18. Slide #25 – Clinician’s Report November 2009
  19. Slide #26 - J Adhes Dent. 2009; 11:191-198
  20. Slide #29 - Dent Mater. 2008; 24:90-101
  21. Slide #33 -J Adhes Dent. 2009; 11:191-198
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  23. Slide #40-41, 45 - Compendium, July 2011
  24. Slide#60 - CRA Newsletter, April 2005
  25. General Dentistry, July 2011
  26. Online –“20 Tips on Bonding” - Edward J. Swift Jr., DMD, MS
  27. Gordon Christianson – “Predictable, Non-sensitive, Composites”
  28. Slide #74 - Dental Products Report, March 2011
  29. Slide#89 - Clinicians Report – March 2010





Published date 2012-2015





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