Tooth Preserving Dentistry: A 30 Year Perspective featuring Richard Young, DDS

When:  Nov 13, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PT)
Associated with  Orange County Dental Society

2.5 CE Credits

Course Description:

This course will review, in a real world “wet fingered” dentist's way, some of the techniques, materials, and key research, and give an introduction of how to perform advanced adhesion dentistry simply in your office on a daily basis.  With the advanced adhesion techniques available today, supported by an overwhelming amount of published science, it is now possible to mimic the bond strength of the DEJ with certain techniques and materials. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about a posterior composite technique that will change dramatically the way you look at posterior composites from now on.
  • Natures best restoratice material, enamel and dentin. Learn how to use it not loose it.
  • Learn the technique for IDS (Immediate Dentin Sealing), "the most important advancement in adhesion dentistry."
  • Learn how to use nature's best restorative in anterior traumatic cases.
  • Learn how to preserve & repair geriatric dentition with advanced adhesion techniques and matrixes that make it possible.
  • Learn how to bond all types of indirect restorative materials with confidence.


About the Speaker:

Richard A. Young, D.D.S. received his dental training at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1985.  He is an Assistant Professor of General Dentistry at LLU School of Dentistry and co-directs the undergraduate dental aesthetics program, as well as lecturing in the practice management program.  Dr. Young lectures internationally on both dental photography and advanced adhesive dentistry.  His interest in dental photography spans the last 33 years and he is recognized world wide for his expertise.  This will be evident in the quality of photography that you see in his lecture.  Dr. Young also lectures on advanced minimally invasive, tooth preserving dentistry, bringing a 33 year clinical perspective to the subject.

Dr. Young presents a unique perspective on tooth preserving dentistry. In 1986 Dr. Young and his wife, Dr. Julie-Ann Zerne, were looking for a seminar in Hawaii and found Fifth Quarter Seminars, started by Dr. Ray Bertolotti.  This seminar marked their introduction to the “Total-Etch” technique & adhesion dentistry and changed the way they practiced for the rest of their careers, as well as starting a friendship that exists to this day.  The “Total-Etch” technique was developed by Dr. Fusayama of Tokyo Medical & Dental University in 1978 and was presented by Dr. Bertolotti.  After that course, they started practicing adhesive dentistry and never looked back.  In 1989, at the ADA annual convention, they were among the few clinicians to personally hear Dr. Fusayama’s lecture.  Dr.  Young says, “I was very lucky in that early on I heard the right people, believed in what they were telling us, and trusted the teaching.  How was I to know at that time that the bonding techniques and technology that we started out with would end up being one of today’s gold standards?”

Dr. Young maintains a private practice with his wife focusing on esthetic dentistry.  He has many interests outside of dentistry.  He spends as much time as possible with his wife and daughter enjoying activities centered in the outdoors. 


OCDS/CDA/ADA Members and Non-Dentist Staff
$99 before Thursday, November 8, 2018
$109 after November 8
$119 day of meeting & walk-ins


Life Retired (no longer practicing)
$50 before Thursday, November 8, 2018
$60 after November 8
$70 day of meeting & walk-ins


Non OCDS/CDA/ADA Members
$198 before Thursday, November 8, 2018
$208 after November 8
$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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201 E. MacArthur Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92707
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