Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Bioactive Dentistry — Prevention to Restoration

Course Code: C49
Speaker: Dr. Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD
Co-Speaker(s): Ms. Connie Kugel, RDH
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Friday, June 30, 2023, 2:00 PM
End: Friday, June 30, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists, Dental Student


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This lecture will cover everything from prevention to restoration, highlighting the new class of bioactive/biomimetic materials. The presenters will review techniques and tools to enhance prevention and long-term maintenance of your patient’s dentition, and ways to prevent the need for future restoration. Questions are arising as to the longevity and appropriateness of the current resin material systems and the new generation of bonding agents. Researchers have begun to develop advanced acid-base restorative alternatives to help with the limitations seen with restorative and luting needs. This lecture will discuss many of these new preventive and restorative materials and how they can help produce better, more long-lasting bioactive and protective restorations, as well as improve bonding results.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • learn what bioactive materials are and how they work.
  • discover how bioactive preventive materials can replace traditional preventive materials.
  • understand how to incorporate bioactive preventive materials into practice.
  • review effective after care tools and techniques to enhance long-term maintenance.
  • understand why resin bonded restorations and bonding systems are being questioned.
  • be introduced to direct restorative techniques using bioactive materials that will easily enhance their practice and benefit their patients.

Speaker: Dr. Gerard Kugel, DMD, MS, PhD

About the speaker: Dental degree, Tufts University (TU) School of Dental Medicine; master’s degree in biomedical science, TU; PhD in dental materials, University of Siena; certificate in management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; fellow, Academy of General Dentistry and Academy of Dental Materials; associate dean for research and professor of comprehensive care, TU School of Dental Medicine; private practice, Boston, MA.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Brasseler, Ivoclar and Phillips. that may be relevant to this presentation.

Co-Speaker: Ms. Connie Kugel, RDH

About the speaker: Bachelor’s degree in dental science, University at Buffalo; registered dental hygienist; education director, Boston Center for Dental Education.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Ivoclar, Phillips, Pulpadent, Henry Schein, Hu-Friedy, Kerr, Shofu, and SprintRay. that may be relevant to this presentation.

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