Florida Dental Convention

FDC2023 Session Directory

Care and Maintenance of Aesthetic Dental Materials Workshop – Don’t Damage a Restored Smile

Course Code: W31
Speaker: Ms. Connie Kugel, RDH
CE Hours: 3.00
Start: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 2:00 PM
End: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 5:00 PM
Audience: Assistants, Hygienists


 EARLY 4/14


 ONSITE 6/16 


$359 $379 $399


Aesthetic dental restorative materials are used every day in dental practices. To help maintain these materials and avoid potentially damaging them, dental hygienists need to understand the materials and how to safely and effectively care for them. This workshop will provide an overview of aesthetic dental materials and strategies for proper maintenance. Topics will include updates on direct and indirect restorative materials, whitening and appropriate compatible preventive materials that can be used in post-treatment care. Post-treatment instructions and patient home care will be discussed so you can help your patients keep their new restorations looking great! Hands-on activities include practice following demonstration about how to properly polish aesthetic dental restorations and avoid damage through material choice. Attendance is limited to 20.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • recognize contemporary dental materials and how to properly care for them.
  • understand how to avoid damaging dental restorations.
  • discover preventive techniques and materials that are effective and aesthetic.
  • discuss effective homecare systems.


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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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