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Recent Advances in Direct Tooth Colour Restorative Materials & Bonding Systems

October 19 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm

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Filling teeth with tooth-colour direct restorative materials and the associated enamel/dentin bonding systems represent the main bulk of daily dental practice. Many restorative materials and bonding systems are available commercially for professional dental use. However, it is always a challenge to choose which materials and bonding system?
We always hear about many confusing products/techniques from dental companies, as below:

  • Nano-filled s versus conventional restorative materials and adhesives; does it really make a difference?
  • Bioactive (ion-leachable) materials versus conventional materials; a new perspective!
  • Organically-modified ceramics technology; back to the future!
  • Bulk fill restorative materials; is it truly worth a try?
  • Etch-and-rinse, self-etch and universal dentin adhesives; Myths and Reality!
  • Total etch versus selective etch; is it just a political approach?
  • Future materials and technology; what to expect in the near future?

In this half-day course, we will address several questions that many dental practitioners face in everyday practice based on the real scientific concepts behind. It will be too controversial and confusing, but for sure it will introduce you to the true world of restorative/adhesive dental materials science and its relation to your materials selection, purchase, handling and expectations. The presenter will discuss many commercially available materials and bonding systems, away from commercial noise. Finally, the complex interaction of materials, biological, patients and clinical limitations will be discussed.


October 19
8:45 am - 1:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Dr Amr S Fawzy
About Presenter
Dr Amr Fawzy is a clinician scientist by education, training and experience. After completion of his BDS in Cairo University, Amr has continued to pursue an academic career. After finishing his Master’s degree in Prosthodontics and PhD in Biomaterials, he worked as a faculty member at Ain Shams University School of Dentistry in Cairo. Amr moved to the Faculty of Dentistry, the National University of Singapore in 2010, being appointed in the Department of Restorative Dentistry and later the Discipline of Oral Sciences. Since 2012, he has been directing the Dental Biomaterials teaching and research program at National University of Singapore until moving to UWA Dental School in Nov 2017. He is currently leading the “Biomaterials and Nano-Dentistry” research group and is a Senior Lecturer at UWA Dental School. He has established a research track record and experience regarding Dental Biomaterials & Bioengineering with numerous high impact publications and several successful grants funding. His work regarding the biomodification of dental hard tissues and employing nano-carriers for drug delivery to the dentin-resin interface has been extensively published in the last 10 years. Additionally, his recent work on surface functionalised metallic and ceramic nanoparticles has explored other potential applications of “Nano-Dentistry” in relation to restorative and regenerative dentistry. In collaboration with engineering colleagues Amr has been exploring the 3D printing of cell scaffolds and dentin-like structures for potential regenerative dentistry applications.


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