Table Clinic - Zendaki

Muazz Zendaki  
"Rehabilitation of Fine motor skills in disabled dentists"

Learning Objectives:
1) Bring awareness to the risk factors that may lead to disabilities in clinical dentistry.
2) Realize the potential of utilizing non-dominant hand almost instantly in dental clinical practice via specialized dynamic dental learning.
3) Learn about the importance of creating a comprehensive specialized society to help disabled dentists return to practicing dentistry.


It is not possible to train non-dominant hand to perform dental procedures?
The most important part of training a non-dominant hand is perfecting finger support to control the handpiece?



Table Clinic - Zamperini

Camila A. Zamperini 
"Silver Diamine Fluoride Implementation at the University of Illinois Chicago Adult Comprehensive Dental Clinics" 

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the steps involved in the Silver Diamine Fluoride (38% SDF) implementation at the UIC adult comprehensive dental clinics;
2. List the main challenges encountered throughout the implementation process and ways to overcome them;
3. Compare and contrast the first UIC 6-month results with the most recent available scientific literature.


What is the fluoride concentration of the 38% Silver Diamine Fluoride?
What are the main side effects related to SDF application in adults?



Table Clinic - Yadav

Mudit Krishna Yadav 
"The Fillet Finish Line: lessons learned from mechanical engineering to optimize ceramic preparations "

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn to differentiate between Traditional Chamfer, Modified Chamfer, Deep Chamfer, Traditional Shoulder, Radial Shoulder, and the Rounded Shoulder.
2. Understand why the term ‘Fillet’ is a more accurate term to describe the optimal
finish line for feldspathic, lithium disilicate and zirconia restorations.
3. Learn to ascertain the burs and axial reduction needed to clinically create the Fillet finish line for your choice of ceramic.


When the internal transition of two surfaces, which intersect at an angle, is rounded, the resultant design is called:
The use of a knife edge finish line for ceramic restorations:



Table Clinic - Vu

Thomas Vu
"Pursuing the Pontic: A novel bite registration technique for partial edentulism" 

Learning Objectives:

1. Evaluate different types of bite registration materials and their advantages and disadvantages
2. Recognize the difficulty in obtaining accurate bite registration in cases with long span and/or multiple sites of partial edentulism
3. Learn a new technique of using a hard bite registration material for improving the accuracy of bite registrations in partial edentulism


What is NOT a property of polyvinyl siloxane elastomers (PVS)?
The majority of polymerization shrinkage in methacrylate based polymers occur within:
Which is the correct order of steps of in fabricating a rigid bite registration?


Table Clinic - Alkhazaleh

Ahmad M.Alkhazaleh
"Understanding how dental composites layering techniques can affect the optical properties of shade matching and esthetic outcomes"

Learning Objectives:
1. Establish a fundamental understanding of the essential shade-taking components in dentistry (e.g., value, opacity, and chroma), and describe various optical changes when different composite brands and different layer thicknesses are utilized.
2. Compare and contrast the two main contemporary resin composite layering approaches: natural layering and polychromatic layering techniques using Vita and non-Vita shades.
3. Explore the effect of different composite brands on the overall shade outcome and their relevance to corresponding Vita Classical shade guide tabs.


Which of the following is TRUE regarding body and value enamel composite when used in polychromatic layering protocol
According to Dietschi and Fahl 2016, in the natural layering composite system, the material optical properties of dentin composite are:
In general, enamel composite types that have a yellow tint, high translucency, and natural opalescence are suitable to restore:


Table Clinic - Tajik

Mohammadhossein Tajik 
"Oral Probiotics: A review of the current evidence and reporting the results of a laboratory study on the effects of the marketed oral probiotics on the growth of clinical strains of Streptococcus mutans"

Learning Objectives:  

1. What are oral probiotics
2. How they possibly affect oral health
3. What is the current evidence on their use for oral health


What are Oral Probiotics regarded as, in the FDA regulatory system?
Which of the following are considered as the underlying assumptions for the use of probiotics?


Table Clinic - Rodriguez

Alexandra Rodriguez  
"A practical decision tree for preparation of all-ceramic CAD/CAM fabricated partial coverage restorations"

Learning Objectives:

1. To describe guidelines in the decision-making process for direct vs. indirect restorations based on the remaining healthy tooth structure.
2. To describe evidence-based guidelines for tooth preparations of resin bonded ceramic inlays vs. onlays, (when to cover cusps).
3. To visualize clinical cases done at University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) undergraduate clinics.


Based on the decision tree presented, what aspects of the tooth are considered when deciding to do a direct vs. an indirect restoration?
Based on the decision tree presented, what aspects of the tooth preparation should be considered when deciding to cover a cusp for indirect CAD/CAM restorations?
According to the literature discussed, what occlusal forces would indicate the need for cuspal coverage?


Table Clinic - Alraheam

Islam Abd Alraheam
"Management of dental erosion, clinical case presentation"

Learning Objectives:
1. Investigate and identify the causative factor of dental erosion.
2. Understand concepts in management of dental erosion.
3. Learn clinical techniques and tricks to perform operative dentistry. 


According to the literature, the prevalence of dental erosion in GERD patient is significantly higher than normal (control) patients?
Saliva plays a role in the formation of the acquired dental pellicle, a perm-selective membrane that prevents the contact of the acid with the tooth surfaces.
Checking the pH of the dental products the patient uses is not necessary since all products in the marker are neutral.


Table Clinic - Reale Reyes

Andrea Reale-Reyes  

Learning Objectives:  

1. Understand indications, case selection, and the decision making process for chairside lithium disilicate single winged RBFDPs;
2. Describe preparation and restoration designs including connector area for lithium disilicate chairside RBFDP restorations;
3. Describe the cementation considerations for successful lithium disilicate chairside RBFDP restorations.


Based on the table clinic presented, what is the ideal incisogingival extension for anterior single winged RBFDP?
According to the literature, what aspects should be considered when selecting a case for a RBFDP?


Table Clinic - Ohyama

Hiroe Ohyama 
"What’s New -- Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Dentists: Myth vs. Fact" 

Learning Objectives:  

1. To understand and diminish the risk of COVID-19 transmission at dental offices
2. To discuss the importance of air exchange rates
3. To discuss when COVID+ patients may receive dental treatment


The cumulative COVID-19 infection prevalence rate among U.S. dentists was ___ as of November 2020.
The Delta Variant is thought to be _____ than the Alpha variant.
What is the waiting period before cleaning operatories after seeing a patient?


Table Clinic - Odum

Nicholas Odum 
"Fast curing with high-power curing lights affects post-gel shrinkage and temperature rise of bulk fill composites"

Learning Objectives:
1. Irradiance alone does not characterize the performance of LED curing lights, they also have unique wavelength spectra that can affect the curing behavior of each resin composite differently
1. Increasing curing light irradiance increases post-gel shrinkage, and is therefore likely to increase shrinkage stresses;
3. High-power LED curing lights are likely to increase temperatures during polymerization of resin composites, even when using the minimum manufacturer recommended curing time


Enamel cracks and fractures can be a result of shrinkage stress caused by post-gel shrinkage from a light-cured composite restoration.
Which brand of composite material experienced the most post gel shrinkage compared to the other two samples?


Table Clinic - Altak 

Ali Altak
"Light irradiance and energy through indirect CADCAM materials as a function of material thickness, and light tip distance"

Learning Objectives:
1) Measure the effect of material on the light irradiance and energy.
2) Measure the effect of material thickness on the light irradiance and energy.

3) Measure the effect of light-cure tip distance on the light irradiance and energy.



According to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 300mW/cm2 is the minimum needed irradiation for 1.5mm polymerization.
According to the study, 3Y transmits the greatest light energy and irradiance.


Table Clinic - Chutinan

Supattriya Chutinan 
"Caries Management Decision Tree in dental practice"

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn how to use the caries management decision tree.
2. Be able to justify the individual caries risk status and select the proper caries management plan.
3. Be able to apply the caries management decision tree at their own practice.


In caries management decision tree, providers prescribe the additional fluoride supplements only in caries management plan 3.
In caries management decision tree, the recall period depends on the frequency of fluoride varnish application.
In caries management decision tree, the caries management plan 2 is recommended for the moderate caries risk patient only.
Office use only: