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Apr/10

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The Magic of Composites-Functional Beauty

Dr. Paresh Shah gave a very informative and passionate delivery about aesthetic composites. His mentor Dr. Belvedere from the University of Minnesota was instrumental in teaching him techniques “out side the box”. Biomimetic principle in dentistry is returning all the prepared dental tissues to full function aesthetically. The presentation was framed with learning objectives that supported the understanding of techniques viewed through several case studies. I was fortunate to meet a restorative dental hygienist from Yakima, WA who is very passionate about giving clients a reason to smile. Both Dr. Shah and her exuded an energy to ensure that a client’s self esteem was restored through the placement of aesthetic/functional composite restorations. Understanding the techniques helps with ensure delivery of comprehensive client education. A review of the causes for sensitivity following placement of composites through improper techniques was beneficial. “Need to know how to treat the water in the dentinal tubules to decrease sensitivity and increase adhesion”. Dr. Shah had a disclosure statement at the beginning of his presentation since he has certain products he likes to use. Very cognizant of personal choice for the practitioner. In addition evidence based research was mentioned to support techniques and if research was lacking to support his statement the audience was informed. Transparency, honesty, passion, and embracing questions from the attendees made this scientific session enjoyable learning.

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