Skulpting Skool 101: Direct Posterior Masterclass

Thu 01 August 2024 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skulpting Skool 101: Direct Posterior Masterclass

The replacement of posterior Class II amalgams has become the bread and butter of the modern dental practice.  With the advent of modern bonding adhesives as well as bulk fill materials, do we have clear guidelines on what to use, how to use it and when? Is there a compromise to speed?  In this day and age, patients are increasingly demanding about the aesthetics not only with with anterior direct restorations, but also posterior.  Learn how to lift your game in posterior direct composite esthetics and build your practice with techniques that are not only efficient, but will extend the success and prognosis of your direct restorations.  Love your everyday dentistry like I do.

You will explore:

1) The attendee will review the fundamentals in case assessment and suitability for layered posterior composite restorations

2) The attendee will learn how to recreate missing cusps efficiently in a controlled, predictable fashion using a putty stent derived from a diagnostic wax-up/mock-up or pre-operative situation.

3) The attendee will learn two techniques to incorporate maverick staining or tinting in the posterior region using composite tints

4) The attendee will learn how to layer posterior Class I and II restorations to achieve minimal C-Factor influences and excellent chameleon effect.

5) The attendee will learn the fundamentals of "how to make a fissure look like a fissure” utilizing the Hu-Friedy TNTAMKIT range of specialized instruments.

Presented by Dr Clarence Tam

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Dr Clarence Tam  


Dr. Clarence Tam is originally from Toronto,Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively. Clarence’s practice has a focus on restorative and cosmetic dentistry, and she strives to provide consistently exceptional care with each patient. She is well-published in both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing submissions, and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures internationally. 

Clarence has multi-faceted dentistry experience that extends across multiple tiers of leadership. She is the immediate past Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.   She is one of merely two dentists in Australasia who are Board-Certified Accredited Members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). Moreover, Clarence maintains Fellowship status with the International Academy for DentoFacial Esthetics. She sits on the Advisory Board for Dental Asia, and is part of the Restorative Advisory Panel for Henry Schein Dental New Zealand.  Aside from the professional organizations she belongs to, Clarence is a Key Opinion leader for an array of global dental companies, including Triodent, Coltene,Kuraray Noritake, Hu-Friedy, J Morita Corp, Henry Schein, Ivoclar Vivadent,Kerr, GC Australasia, SDI, and DentsplySirona. Moreover, she is the sole Voco Fellow in New Zealand and Australia. 

Clarence participates in a number of charitable endeavors and takes great pride in achieving beautiful smiles for patients in and around her community. She sits on the board of Smiles For the Pacific, an educational trust and charity that aims to expand professional dentistry services across the entire South Pacific region.  She is involved with Delta Gamma Sorority and aims to spearhead projects harmonious with Service for Sight in the South Pacific.

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