We could not be happier to bring our wonderful dentist and their staff amazing educational content. And just to be sure were not leaving anyone out we've decided to have 1 course in Baton Rouge and 1 course in New Orleans.
Thanks to our wonderful friends at 3M and Patterson for making this possible. Please read below for more information.
2 C.E. Credits will be given for this course
Course is FREE to Doctors and Staff
Since joining 3M in 1999, Dr. Afshin Falsafi has invented or co-developed several direct and indirect dental restoratives including filling materials and cements. He is a platform leader for dental materials technologies and his expertise includes adhesion science, polymer science, glass ionomers, nanomaterials, rheology, contact mechanics, and tribology. Afshin holds a Ph.D. from University of Minnesota with an emphasis on Polymer Adhesion. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Fellowship, 1994-1998 and has authored several full-length peer-reviewed manuscripts, 2 book chapters and holds more than 30 patents and patent applications. He has lectured globally on a broad range of dental materials and has been a reviewer for prestigious journals such as Macromolecules, Langmuir, Journal of Esthetic Restorative Dentistry and European Journal of Oral Science.
Crown and bridge appointments should be one of the most predictable, profitable and stress-free dental procedures performed in a dental office. However, there are a myriad of variables routinely encountered. Efficient success can be achieved by establishing a protocol and understanding the materials involved. During this course Afshin will discuss the roles cementation and bonding materials play within the crown and bridge procedure. There is a broad spectrum of materials chemistry covering cements used for luting and/or bonding of indirect restoration. This lecture addresses the materials science of the cements, attributes of different cement categories, and their chemistry/properties relationships. Topic of impression materials will be addressed with a brief overview of a new PE impression material.