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Jospeh E. Newell
Huntington Valley, PA

The Power of Excellence – R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Study Clubs

The importance of participating in a clinical study group cannot be overstated. The benefits are far reaching and enlightening. A quick discussion of the Tucker Technique and its study club structure will be presented. My personal experience with the study club will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Clinical Study Clubs improve your clinical abilities
  • Confidence levels improved
  • The Tucker Technique will be described

Table 2

Marcelo Durski
Louisville, KY

Push-out Bond Strength Evaluation of Glass Fiber Posts with Different Resin Cements and Application Techniques

The purpose of this table clinic is to discuss the push-out strength of two different adhesive resin cements (total etch and self-adhesive) GFP cementation using two different techniques (micro-brush and elongation tip) of cement application for different preparation designs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Bond strength quality between different resin cements for glass fiber post cementation
  • Bond strength quality between different application techniques for glass fiber post cementation
  • Bond strength quality between different root canal preparations for glass fiber post cementation

Table 3

Oveys Hedayati Zafarghandi
Los Angeles, CA

Assessment of Dimensional Accuracy of Different Impression Techniques Utilizing Addition Silicones

Dimensional accuracy of an impression is a critical factor in the production of a precisely fitting prosthesis. This study may be helpful in selection of the proper armamentaria and technique in order to achieve this goal.

Learning Objectives:

  • Dual-arch vs. Full-arch trays: Indications, advantages, and disadvantages
  • One-step vs. Two-step impression technique and its modifications: indications, advantages, and disadvantages
  • Suggested technique, type of material, and type of tray for impression taking in different situations based on clinical evidence

Table 4

Mohammed El Naga
Portland, ME

CAD/CAM Restorations: Morphology and Anatomy, Are We There Yet?

Technology in the field of dentistry is essential. With all of the advancements in restorative materials and digital dentistry machines, the utilization of CAD/CAM technology is widespread. This clinic will be investigating the CAD/CAM restoration’s morphology and anatomy in comparison to conventionally fabricated restorations. The comparisons will include the general morphology and anatomy, surface texture, and dental esthetics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the different types of CAD/CAM systems in the market
  • Identify the morphology and anatomy of teeth
  • Compare CAD/CAM restoration’s morphology and anatomy with conventional restorations

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