Day 1 - Thursday, February 1 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM2 CE Credits
Technique Tips for Predictable and Profitable Composites in Daily Practice
Composite restorations offer minimally invasive dentistry and esthetics like no other material in dentistry. However, their utilization can be challenging and frustrating sometimes. Achieving excellent color and blending is critical, as good contours and proximal contacts are primordial to obtaining
esthetics, function, and increased longevity. This presentation will provide the practitioner with tips and techniques to expedite the procedure and obtain excellent esthetic results working in anterior or posterior composites.
- Produce ideal cavity preparation for composite restorations
- Shade and opacity selection for anterior composites
- Learn the usage of matrices, wedges, and rings to achieve consistent and predictable contacts
- Learn how to bulk fill and how to eliminate voids
- How to restore Peg Laterals
- Learn simple techniques for creating seamless, invisible margins
Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS
Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, from 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Masters Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lectures and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally.
Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 25 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Operative Dentistry with an emphasis on esthetic dentistry.
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