Adhesive Dentistry

Maximizing the Placement of Anterior and Posterior Composites
CE Quiz available after the Program Evaluation is completed
  • General Dentists

  • Free

  • 2 CE Credits

  • Self-Instructional

  • May 19, 2021

  • May 19, 2024

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Course Description

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. 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 2-hour video attempts 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

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 2 credits
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentists
  • AGD Subject Code: 250

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Marc Geissberger, DDS

Dr. Marc Geissberger’s goal is to provide an educational experience for your group in a non-intimidating format that focuses on providing the clinician with the latest techniques and information that can be immediately incorporated into everyday practice. Presentations tend to be rich in information and Dr. Geissberger pledges to both entertain and educate simultaneously. All topics can be customized to the specific interests of the group and many topics can be paired with a hands-on workshop.
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 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.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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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.