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Continuing Education

The following courses are offered through the Rhode Island Dental Association during ​2018.

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Registration starts at 8:15 am. Please arrive early in order to be seated before the course starts. 

All courses, dates, and locations are subject to change. 
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​Bottom Line Boosters: How Crown and Bridge & Composite "Know-Hows" Can Change Your Practice

with Timothy Bizga, DDS, FAGD

​September 19, 2018 ​9am-4pm (6 CEUs)Headshot

​Quidnessett Country Club

Timothy M. Bizga, DDS, FAGD is a general dentist practicing in Cleveland, Ohio. His background in dentistry is lengthy and diverse. Once a former chairside assistant, he also worked as a dental lab-technician, making his perspective unique among others in the field of dentistry. He received his DDS from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is currently a member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bizga is a Certified John Maxwell Speaker/Trainer/Coach, a certified DISC profile trainer, clinical consultant for The Dental Advisor and member of Catapult Speakers Bureau. Dr. Bizga gives back to the community via dental missions around the world.

In today’s general dental practice, 40% of revenues come from crown and bridge procedures. Eighty percent of those procedures are single unit crowns. In addition, a staggering 45% of all billed direct restorative procedures are Class II’s! This course begins with describing the principles of preparation design and stresses the importance of thoughtful tooth preparation. A review of current concepts in tissues management and Impressioning will be discussed. The focus then shifts to Class II restorative solutions and procedures. By course end, the audience will be able to select appropriate indirect materials and the glues we choose to use to hold them. Furthermore, attendees will be able utilize knowledge of the newest direct restorative materials to perform and restore more competently and efficiently. Clinical tips and brand suggestions will be included.

1. Review principles of tooth preparation
2. Learn current methods for tissue management and Impressioning for crowns and bridge
3. Review the latest array of indirect material choices
4. Learn proper cement selection
5. Discuss adhesion and compare/contrast 7 generations of dental adhesives
6. Review criteria for properly placed matrix band and wedge and review matrix systems
7. Shortcuts and pearls for composites success


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