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ASDA Spring Synergy Weekend: featuring Dr. Harald Heymann

Bread and Butter Adhesive and Restorative Dentistry

8 – 11 am (3 CEU)

Course Description

Confused by all the different dental adhesives?  Are self-etching primers the answer? What are the keys to success with posterior composites? What about desensitizers? MMPs? Bulk fill flowables? Matrixing systems? Thermal and sonic delivery systems? Nasal spray anesthesia? Abfractions?  Pulp capping?

This presentation will separate fact from fiction regarding what works in adhesive and conservative restorative dentistry.  Numerous products in the realm of restorative dentistry will be reviewed.  Get the FACTS based on research, not just opinion and hype.

Course Objectives

Following attendance to this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Distinguish among the many new enamel-dentin adhesives, and describe their performance based on clinical research
  • Describe the causes of dentinal sensitivity and identify appropriate techniques for affecting desensitization
  • Relate the best ways to achieve success with posterior composite restorations
  • Describe new composite insertion techniques such as those utilizing thermoplastic and sonic delivery systems
  • Identify critical clinical considerations in optimizing success with contemporary light curing units
  • Identify time-proven, research validated methods for pulp capping


This course will provide vital information for the general practitioner including the following topics

  • Dental adhesives:  Separating fact from fiction?
  • MMPs:  What are they and why do they matter?
  • Dentin desensitization techniques:  how to make patients comfortable!
  • Abfractions:  causes and treatment
  • No needle, nasal spray anesthesia?
  • Blue LEDs:  Optimizing light curing performance
  • Thermoplastic and sonic composite insertion: fast and effective
  • Posterior composites: how to avoid problems
  • Flowable composites:  pros and cons
  • High tech composites:  Nanofilled and/or low shrinkage
  • The fluoride myth:  what materials are really anticariogenic?
  • Pulp capping:  what really works?


Research Keynote Presentation

11 am – noon (1 CEU)

The Effects of Surface Topography on Bioadhesion



EmersonAlumniHallEmerson Alumni Hall

1938 West University Ave.,

Gainesville, FL  32603

Continuing Education Units

4 CEU. Lecture.


Team Discount available Team Discount Available
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (See ASDA Spring Synergy Weekend link for full list of events)
  • Parking, breakfast, lunch, Research Day and ASDA Vendor fair included
Participant Regular Fee Early Bird Fee
(Expires 1 month before course date)
Dentists $199 $169
Auxiliaries $99 $69
UFCD Faculty, Staff, & Students Free
Dates Location Course # AGD #
April 4, 2014 (Friday) Gainesville 140452 610 Register Online
April 4, 2014 (Friday) Gainesville 140452 610 Free Registration
(UFCD Faculty, Staff, & Students only)

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