Restorative 3 Course - High Quality Direct Posterior Restorations : Equilibrium of Efficiency and Aesthetics
09:00 - 18:00Restorative 3 Course - High Quality Direct Posterior Restorations : Equilibrium of Efficiency and Aesthetics

Dr. Anton Lebedenko

DDS, Manager Professional Services - Liechtenstein

Date: Saturday, 4 February 2019
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: Novotel World Trade Centre Hotel - PEARL & EMERALD Room
Course Fee: AED 2,100
Teaching Method: Participation
ADA Accreditation:  4.75 CME
DHA Accreditation:  4.5 CME


Course participants with learn benefits of both layering and bulk fill techniques with direct composites of r daily practice and will get recommendations regarding technique selection depending on the clinical case to keep the balance of aesthetics and efficiency. Every participant will prepare two Class II cavities and then restore the teeth with different approaches: 1. Layering technique with different translucency levels and characterization capabilities and 2. Bulk fill technique for higher efficiency. Each clinical step from tooth preparation, through bonding, layering to curing and polishing including tips and tricks will be discussed in detail in lecture and covered in hands-on sessions.


The quality of a direct restoration depends not only on the manual skills of a dentist, but of course on the materials and techniques used, too. It is crucial to choose optimal bonding procedure as well as proven composite restoration technique. However, there are several generations of bonding system still on the market, which could confuse its selection. On the other hand, there is a clear trend for higher efficiency and simplification of the treatment procedure, like universal materials and bulk filling technique, potentially saving significant time, which is a very attractive approach especially for posterior restorations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Cavity margins preparation techniques to optimize  adhesion and improve the shade blending of the restoration
  2. Bonding procedures selection depending on the cavity.
  3. Layering and bulk fill techniques in posteriors.
  4. Proper light curing of the composites.
  5. Clinical tips for higher quality and longevity of direct restorations.

Who Should Attend?

  • General Practitioners
  • Specialists

Course Outline

08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 10:30 Lecture: Preparation, bonding protocol, composite materials science
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 - 13:00 Lecture: Layering technique vs. bulk, light curing.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:45 Hands-on: Anatomical layering of a Class II restoration
14:45 - 15:30 Hands-on: Class II restoration with the Bulk fill technique
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 - 17:00 Hands-on: Finishing & Polishing of the composite restorations
17:00 - 18:00 Summary

Speaker Biography

Dr. Anton Lebedenko graduated from the Moscow State University for Medicine and Dentistry. For subsequent 7 years, he was employed as a researcher at the dental materials department of the same University. In 2003, he published his thesis and got his doctorate degree. Until 2011 in addition to the University activities he worked for representative office of Ivoclar in Russia as a clinical demonstrator first and then as Manager Professional Services. Then he has moved to Switzerland and continued his job as Manager Professional Services at Ivoclar Vivadent Headquarter. Since 2018, he is working as Manager Global Education Clinical at ICDE (International Center for Dental Education) of Ivoclar Vivadent in Schaan, Liechtenstein.