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Perfect Posterior Composites for You and Your Patients – FULLY BOOKED

October 26 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Direct Techniques for Minimising Sensitivity and Obtaining Perfect Contacts

This course will address the main causes of postoperative sensitivity with posterior composites, and present techniques that can be predictably employed by the clinician to prevent it occurring. This will include a discussion on cavity design and restorative material placement as well as the role of self-etching dentine bonding systems, glass ionomers and flowable resins.

Course Topics:

  • How does the cavity position and design affect prognosis?
  • Is there an advantage in switching to self-etching dentine bonding systems?
  • Liners and bases – do we still need them in the age of adhesive dentistry?
  • Which composites are best suited to posterior applications?
  • What is the role of Bulk Fill Composites? – are they the future?
  • Getting tight contacts – matrix systems for posterior restorations.
  • Instrumentation for posterior composites.
  • Finishing and polishing procedures.

During hands-on exercises, participants will have the opportunity to practice composite placement in typodont teeth using the materials and techniques discussed.

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October 26
8:45 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Dr Michael Mandikos
About Presenter
Dr Michael Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines. Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a reviewer for several Journals including the Australian Dental Journal and Quintessence International and is a product evaluator for several dental companies. Michael has presented continuing education programs at dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA and maintains a private practice limited to implant and restorative dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s inner west.


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Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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