Prevent Enamel Cruelty: Conservative Tooth Preparation for Bonded Indirect Restorations

May 12, 2023
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Steven A. Gold, D.D.S.

Course Objectives

1.5 CE Credits

For many clinical situations, full-coverage crowns are no longer the best choice for treating posterior teeth. Thanks to CAD/CAM technology, high-quality bonded indirect restorations can be fabricated in-office in one patient visit.  This evidence-based course will present protocols for conservative posterior tooth preparations that lead to better clinical outcomes for CAD/CAM restorations, are more enjoyable to perform and most importantly, prevent enamel cruelty!

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how conservative tooth preparations can lead to better restorations and long-term tooth health
  • Synthesize a tooth preparation process to yield the most conservative restoration for a given tooth condition
  • Discuss how a CAD/CAM design system can be used as a quality check for conservative tooth preparations

Recognition & Approval

Pace Approval

Glidewell Education Center
Nationally Approved PACE Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority, or AGD endorsement. 3/1/2021 to 2/29/2024.
Provider ID# 216789

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Steven A. Gold, D.D.S.

Dr. Steven Gold is the Coordinator of Digital Dentistry at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Pomona, California. With nearly 30 years in general dentistry and graduating from the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, his career spans clinical and pre-clinical sectors where he conducted research within CAD/CAM and all-ceramic restoration. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals and he has spoken globally about CAD/CAM. Dr. Gold also holds fellowships from the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy while remaining active in servicing organized dentistry at the local, state, and national levels.

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