“Dental Zirconia Explained, From Porcelain-Covered to Monolithic-Multilayered Restorations”
An ACDE Series Webinar

Course Description:

Zirconia based dental restorations grew popular in the last two decades. This can be attributed to them being less expensive options and less time consuming when compared to porcelain fused to metal restorations. The widespread use of CAD/CAM technology in dentistry could be a contributing factor in the emergence and use of these restorations, which plays an integral part in their manufacturing process. One should keep in mind that “zirconia” is a broad term and can represent different materials with different physical and optical properties and therefore, different clinical performance.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the different types of zirconia in the market.
  2. Identify clinical applications for each type of zirconia.
  3. Understand the different preparation requirements for different types of zirconia.

Meet the Speaker: Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFDRCSI


Zaid Badr DDS, MS, MFDRCSI is an Assistant Professor at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry. He is the director of the Integrated Biomaterials, Cariology and Operative Sciences courses. Dr. Badr received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Jordan. He practiced in a private setting for a number of years, during which he successfully completed the requirements for the diploma of Membership of the Faculty of Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Before Joining the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Badr completed a 3-year residency in Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and obtained a Master of Science degree in Operative Dentistry. He received the Spurgeon Award Certificate of Appreciation voted by DDS class of 2021. His research focus is on dental zirconia and bonding to dental ceramics.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 1.5 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $59

Hosting University

Zoom Webinar

Friday, April 29, 2022

2PM (EST), 1PM (CST), 11AM (PST)
Course# 220192

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to ce@dental.ufl.edu.