21st Century Composites: Stop Layering and Start Injection Molding!
Friday, April 14
9 AM - Noon
3 CDE Credits – DDS
About the Course
Most dentists still think of composite as filling material that should be packed into boxy preps and cured in layers. That is simply the wrong way to use composite. In this fast moving and entertaining lecture, Dr. Clark will demonstrate the art and science of monolithic injection molded composite dentistry using modern cavity preparations, ultrathin anatomic clear matrices that can completely wrap the tooth and heated multi-viscosity resins.
This session will enable participants to:
- Learn six keys to world class contacts 100% of the time in a Class II
- Learn how to injection mold to treat black triangles, peg laterals, fractured teeth and diastemas
- Learn how to safely warm composite and why
- Understand deep margin management
- Learn ultraltra glossy stain proof anterior restorations
David Clark, D.D.S.
Dr. David Clark is Director of Bioclear Learning Centers International. He founded the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, creates curriculum for dental schools and has lectured in 27 countries. He developed the Bioclear Matrix System for placement of biologically appropriate, esthetically pleasing direct composite restorations for facilitating Injection Molding of the Clark Class I and Class II preparations, diastema closure and black triangle elimination combined with papilla regeneration. He is actively collaborating with schools to move beyond the tragically outdated GV Black cavity preparations. The Clark Class I and Clark Class II preparations and injection molded restorations (non-retentive, compression based and infinity edge margins) have been confirmed in multiple studies. He owns several patents. Dr. Clark and Dr. John Khademi are acknowledged as fathers of Minimally Invasive Endodontics, which at first was rejected by most North American endodontists, but is now being embraced by the mainstream. He published the first classification system for dentin and enamel cracks based on 16 power magnification and has conducted studies on cracked teeth. Dr. Clark has designed numerous instruments, burs, wedges, matrices, separators and equipment and has written chapters for both esthetic dentistry and endodontic textbooks. Dr. Clark is a 1986 graduate of the University of Washington School of Dentistry.
Conflict of Interest: None reported