HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Modern Monolithic Injection Molded Composite Dentistry: Concepts-Materials-Instruments-Techniques
Saturday, April 15
2 - 5 PM
3 CDE Credits – DDS
About the Course
Say goodbye to layering, condensing and burnishing! Join Dr. Clark to experience a unique approach to modern resin dentistry. Participants will perform injection molding to create ideal margins, rounded emergence profiles,and mirror smooth restorations in two Anterior exercises, Deep Caries and Black Triangles. There will also be two Class II exercises. Participants will restore the Clark Class II non-retentive infinity edge preparation with realistic soft tissue dentaforms, Bioclear matrices, 3M Filtek and Filtek One composites. Updated cavity preparations using Komet burs will be shown.
This session will enable participants to:
- Learn the six steps to achieve rock solid posterior composite contacts in even the most difficult cases
- Understand modern matrices, wedges and separators
- See how to best combine flowable and regular composites with the injection molding technique and when to use bulkfills
- Understand the next big thing in esthetics – treating the “Dreaded Black Triangle” – with gap-closing, super curvaceous, color-coded matrices
- Learn how to handle heated composites
- Get great, consistent and predictable cavity preparations with new bur shapes.
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 He is actively collaborating with schools to move beyond the tragically outdated GV Black cavity preparations.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