Early Diagnosis, Minimally Invasive Cavity Design, and Bioactive Dental Materials

A Winning Combination
CE Quiz available after the Program Evaluation is completed
  • General Dentists, Periodontists

    Audience
  • Free

    Cost
  • 1 CE Credit

    Credits
  • Self-Instructional

    Method
  • March 7, 2018

    Released
  • March 7, 2023

    Expires
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Course Description

We are moving towards a day when dental restoratives are no longer inert materials that merely occupy the space made by th­­e cavity preparation. Cavity liners and restorative materials now have the capability of helping to rebuild and remineralize affected tooth structure and help protect the teeth from acid attack. In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Lowe will discuss technologies that allow for early diagnosis of carious lesions and demonstrate techniques to conservatively prepare and restore these teeth using bioactive restorative materials. You will learn when and where use of these materials is indicated.
Our goal as dental health care providers should be to maximize tooth longevity by diagnosing caries early and restoring with materials that can heal and strengthen the compromised tooth. Today’s new smart materials, in combination with efficient finishing techniques, will enable simple yet world class placement of restorations for your patients tomorrow.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the latest tools for early diagnosis of dental decay, beyond the x-ray and explorer 
  • Learn techniques for conservative, minimal preparation of carious lesions that conserve a maximum amount of tooth structure
  • Discuss what the difference is between infected dentin and affected dentin
  • Learn what bioactive dental materials are and how can they help in the repair of sick teeth
  • Become familiar with finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflection

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant
  • AGD Subject Code: 250

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Robert Lowe, DDS

Dr. Robert Lowe is an internationally known lecturer. His programs focus on today's latest dental materials.
Dr. Robert A. Lowe received his DDS degree, magna cum laude, Loyola University in 1982, has maintained a full time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI, and ACD. In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award and in 2005 received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.
Dr. Lowe has authored numerous scientific articles and has contributed to dental textbooks. He is a consultant for a number of dental manufacturers and a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Education, the dental industry’s premier speaker’s bureau. Dentistry Today consistently names Dr. Lowe to the “Top 100 Clinicians in Dentistry”.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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Disclaimer/Disclosures

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Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/16 to 5/31/20. Provider ID 306446.