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Adhesive Dentistry — Maximizing the Placement of Anterior and Posterior Composites


Dr. Marc Geissberger and
Dr. Foroud Hakim

Friday, June 1, 2018 – Sunday, June 3, 2018

Dr. Marc Geissberger

Dr. Marc Geissberger is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Integrated Reconstructive Dental Sciences at University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry.

He is a fellow of the American Dental Education Association’s leadership institute, researcher, as well as a published author in the areas of dental materials, contemporary fixed prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry. He has lectured nationally and internationally in the areas of adhesive dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, photography, ceramic, fixed prosthodontics and treatment planning.

Dr. Geissberger has been awarded Fellowship in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He serves as a consultant for many dental materials companies and helps guide product development.

Dr. Foroud Hakim

Dr. Foroud Hakim has balanced private practice and dental education for over 21 years. He has a true passion for restorative dentistry ranging from complex rehabilitation to optimal and conservative single tooth restoration.

He is Vice Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at University of the Pacific and is course director for “Occlusion, TMJ & Advanced Restorative Concepts”. He is also a director in the “Esthetic and Complex Care Clinic” at Pacific. Dr. Hakim has lectured nationally in many venues including seminars, continuums and hands-on-workshops on topics ranging from technology, esthetic dentistry, occlusion, smile design, CAD/CAM, photography, and adhesive and composite dentistry.

Dr. Hakim has several publications and has authored two chapters in the 2010 text, “Esthetic Dentistry in Clinical Practice” from Blackwell Publishing. Dr. Hakim earned his DDS in 1991 from Pacific and later went on to complete an MBA. He is a member of OKU dental honor society and past president of the Delta Delta Chapter. He is also a fellow and graduate of the ADEA Leadership Institute class of 2007.

“Adhesive Dentistry — Maximizing the Placement of Anterior and Posterior Composites”

Friday, June 1, 2018
(8 hrs of AGD Esthetic Lecture Credit)


The use of composite resin material as a direct restorative for anterior and posterior restorations has dramatically increased in the marketplace.

With selfetching 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 program will attempt 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.

During this program practitioners will understand:
• Self-etching principles and how they are applied to composite resins.
• How to reproduce natural tooth characteristics using composite resin.
• 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.


“New Materials in Indirect Restorative Dentistry”

Friday, June 1, 2018

This fast paced, informative session will introduce the participants to several new materials in the arena of indirect restorative dentistry. Tips and techniques for these materials will be discussed during this presentation. Pros and cons of each material will be discussed.

This course will cover the latest development in all porcelains, cements, impression materials and CAD/CAM technology and elucidate their influences on the modern practice of dentistry.

During this program practitioners will:
• Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material.
• Develop a better understanding of the indications and contraindications of each material.
• Improve their understanding of the plethora of modern cements and which clinical situations are indicated for their use.
• Navigate the technological advances in CAD/CAM Dentistry and figure out which systems may be most appropriate for their practices.
• Learn predictable techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted.


Saturday & Sunday
June 2 & 3, 2018

If you attend the entire 3 day weekend, you will receive 24 hrs AGD Esthetic Participation Credit. 24 additional hours of participation credit may be earned by presenting a clinical homework assignment after the course and presenting in October of 2018. There is an additional fee.
The weekend course will consist of 3 separate workshops.

“Mastering the Direct Resin Restoration”

This session will explore how to produce the optimal composite resin restoration in both anterior and posterior teeth. Particular focus will be placed on proper preparation design, adhesive principles, placement techniques and polishing protocols, all designed to produce long-lasting and beautiful techniques. With anterior restorations particular emphasis will be placed on creating perfectly blended restorations that harmoniously achieve esthetic results. For posterior restorations we will focus on conservative techniques and proper bonding protocols that produce predictable results.

During this program practitioners will understand:
• 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 Partial Ceramic Restoration”

This session will be an intensive day focused on partial ceramic resonations including veneers, inlays and onlays. Preparation techniques will be explored in depth. Additionally, particular focus will be placed on case design, provisional restoration fabrication and proper delivery and bonding techniques. By the end of this session, practitioners should be well versed in partial converge restorations.

During this program practitioners will:
• Increase their understanding of proper preparation design and placement techniques.
• Learn how to efficiently make provisional restorations
• Learn appropriate bonding protocols for veneers and onlays
• Select appropriate materials based on functional needs and esthetics.
• Work effectively with laboratory support team to achieve lasting, esthetic results.

“The Ceramic Crown”

The final day of the program will focus on the ceramic crown. In particular, different ceramics will be discussed in length and correct preparation design for each type of ceramic material will be discussed in depth. Lithium Disilicate and Zirconia in both monolithic and layered design will be discussed. Proper adhesive principles will be reviewed and practiced by participants. By the completion of this session, practitioners will have a better understanding of how to navigate the ever expanding ceramic options in clinical practice.

During this program practitioners will:
• Gain knowledge of modern ceramic materials and understand limitations and strengths of each type of material.
• Learn the different preparation criteria for Lithium Disilicate, monolithic zirconia and layered zirconia
• Fine-tune their preparation skills for specific materials and fabrications processes.
• Practice impression techniques designed to capture flawless impressions the first time they are attempted.
• Practice Provisional and bonding techniques for ceramic restorations.


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When / Where:

PACElogo2All 3 days will be held at Embassy Suites, 1040 P St. Lincoln, NE 68508

Friday, June 1, 2018

7:15 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registration/Breakfast
7:45 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course Begins
11:45 – 1:15 p.m.. . . . . . . .Extended Lunch Hour (A chance to visit the exhibitors)
1:15 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course resumes
4 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exhibits close
5:15 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Course adjourns
** Coffee breaks and lunch will be provided

Saturday, June 2, 2018 • 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 3, 2018 • 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Limited Space Available.


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Register Here!

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Please Mail Your Payment to: NAGD, 2244 Stockwell Street Lincoln, NE 68502 (made payable to the NAGD).

For Credit Card Payment: Call the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 to pay by Credit Card. Your registration can not be processed until payment is received. An email confirmation will be sent once we receive payment and registration is processed.

PLEASE NOTE: A $40 processing fee will be applied to all persons requesting a refund (lecture only) or $85 processing fee will be applied to all person requesting a refund (3 days) before May 15th.

Questions? Contact the NAGD Office at 402.438.2321 or email julieberger50@gmail.com

Course Fees

AGD Dentists:$350
Friday Lecture Only(Register by 1-6-18 and receive a $50 member only discount: $300)
Non-AGD Dentist: $600
Friday Lecture Only
AGD Dentists:  $1,850
Entire 3 day Event(Register by 1-6-18 and receive a $200 member only discount) Includes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included.
Non-AGD Dentist: $2,500
Entire 3 day EventIncludes materials, meals and handouts. Lodging not included.
Staff Member/Assistants/Hygienists: $100
Friday Lecture Only
Dental Students:$35
Friday Lecture Only
Lab Techs:$175
Friday Lecture Only


Important Notes:

  • Due to the popularity of this course, we encourage you to register early and take advantage of the member discounts. Space is limited!!!
  • Register by May 14th to avoid a $45 late fee!
  • A block of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the Embassy Suites for $139 until May 10, 2018. Ask for the AGD rate. To make reservations, call 402.474.1111.

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The AGD-Nebraska is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021. Provider ID# 219313


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