Postponed - Harbor CE Program March 19: Adhesive Dentistry - Maximizing Placement of Anterior and Posterior Composites

Friday, Feb 28, 2020


To be rescheduled due to COVID-19 spread and to take safety measures. Stay tuned

CE Topic: Adhesive Dentistry – Maximizing the Placement of Anterior and Posterior Composites
The use of composite resin material as a direct restorative for anterior and posterior restorations has dramatically increased in the market place. With self-etching technology emerging as a viable
alternative to traditional techniques and the development of new technology to assist clinicians with bulk-fill techniques, it is easy to get confused and fall behind. Register Today

  • What materials will you advocate for use in your practice?
  • What has the literature been revealing on materials in current use?
  • Should practitioners change their current techniques?
  • What preparation design will you utilize?

This program will attempt to make sense of all of the products and techniques available in today’s market place and will focus on materials and their applications as well as a brief review of some of the
literature. Emphasis will be placed on new developments in the composite area as well as outline what developments to watch for in the coming years.
Learning Objectives:
- Self-etching principles and how they are applied to composite resins.
- How to reproduce natural tooth characteristics using composite resin.
- How to improve the appearance and longevity of composite restorations.
- What is required of materials to be utilized for bulk-fill and how to place them correctly.
- Proper placement techniques that maximize clinical outcomes and esthetics.
- How to control post-op sensitivity.
- The mechanisms of bonding systems and learn to control sensitivity.
- The differences between the various composites available to clinicians.

About the CE Speaker: Dr. Marc Geissberger attended the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1991.  In 1994 Dr. Geissberger earned a Masters of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of the Pacific School of Education. Dr. Geissberger has practiced in Marin since 1991. He splits his time equally between his private practice and educating practicing dentists He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventive and Restorative Dentistry and served as the Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry for 15 years. He has maintained a faculty appointment continuously since 1991.

Dr. Geissberger has been awarded a fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has won several teaching awards and completed a fellowship with the American Dental Education Association’s Leadership Institute. He has served as the President, President-Elect and Vice President of both the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon and University of the Pacific’s Alumni Association.

Dr Geissberger teaches many continuing education courses and sits on the board of Catapult Education. He has presented 350 lectures and hands-on workshops to colleagues in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, China, Peru,and Taiwan. He has co-authored and published numerous scientific papers and a textbook entitled Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice for Wiley-Blackwell. Additionally, he is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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