Posterior Ceramic Restoration featuring Richard Stevenson, DDS, FAGD, FACD, ABOD

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 4:45 PM - 9:00 PM PT

This presentation will review the latest advancements in the restoration of the posterior dentition with indirect ceramic materials. The course has been designed to provide the clinician with a deep understanding of the entire indirect restoration process from materials science and adhesion to cementation, occlusal adjustment, finishing and polishing procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Diagnostic criteria
  • Step-by-step protocol
  • Isolation techniques
  • Liners and block-outs - how and when to use them
  • Preparation designs
  • When to inlay vs. onlay vs. crown
  • Impression techniques
  • Easy and fast provisionals
  • What material to use in which situations
  • Lithium disilicate (e.max) vs Zirconia
  • Adhesive options: Immediate and delayed dentin sealing, ect.
  • What cements to use
  • Occlusal adjustment techniques
  • Polishing and characterizing
  • Preventing fractures
  • Reducing post-operative sensitivity
  • Efficiency, limitations, indications

About the Speaker

Dr. Stevenson received his DDS from the UCLA School of Dentistry in 1986. After practicing general dentistry for 8 years in Laguna Niguel he accepted a full-time faculty position at the UCLA School of Dentistry as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Operative Dentistry.

He has published over 20 articles and abstracts on dental materials and authored three text book chapters, one on Cast Gold Restorations for the 4th edition of Summit's Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry, and two Chapters on Restorative Dentistry in the textbook titled Best Practices in Dentistry: Restorative Complications.

Dr. Stevenson is a member of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, a Fellow in numerous Academies, a member of the R.V. Tucker Cast Gold Study Club, mentors several study clubs internationally and is an instrucot in the UCLA Aesthetic Continuum.

In Februay 2007, Dr. Stevenson became the 58th Board Certified Operative Dentist, having passed all three phases of the arduous American Board of Operative Dentistry Examination.

Dr. Stevenson is currently Professor of Clinical Dentistry, and Vice-Chair, Division of Constitutive and Regenerative Sciences and Chair, Section of Restorative Dentistry. 

2.5 CE Credits

OCDS/CDA/ADA Members and Non-Dentist Staff

$99 before Thursday, September 7

$109 after September 7

$119 day of meeting & walk-ins


Life Retired (no longer practicing)

$50 before Thursday, September 7

$60 after September 7

$70 day of meeting & walk-ins


Non OCDS/CDA/ADA Members

$198 before Thursday, September 7

$208 after September 7

$218 day of meeting & walk-ins

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refund requests for meetings will only be honored up to 4:30 pm on the Thursday prior to the meeting. No refunds will be made for requests received subsequent to that time.


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