Using Bulk-Fill Composite for a Core Build-up Under a Lithium-Disilicate Crown Restoration

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Amanda Seay, DDS , Using Bulk-Fill Composite for a Core Build-up Under a Lithium-Disilicate  Crown Restoration
Speaker: Amanda Seay, DDS
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This CE course, with an added case presentation, details the advantages to using composite as a core material.
  • 3.0 (1 Review)
  • Released: 5/13/2012
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2022
  • Review Date: 6/30/2019
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

Historically, materials available for a core buildup prior to crown placement have possessed both advantages and disadvantages. In some cases, as with glass ionomer, the number of disadvantages is equivalent to its benefits, and although amalgam has been relied upon for years as a core build-up material, research indicates that its drawbacks are outweighed by its assets.5-8 As a solution, composite resins are becoming a popular choice as a core build-up material for endodontically treated teeth. This article demonstrates the use of a bulk-fill composite resin and how its many advantages allow the clinician to complete two different types of procedures in one visit.

Description of Speaker:
Amanda Seay, DDS, is the owner and solo practitioner of Park West Dentistry, a private practice in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Her expertise ranges from complex restorative treatment planning to comprehensive preventive and restorative dentistry, as well as from dental implant and reconstructive dentistry to dental photography. A mentor at the Kois Center, Dr. Seay also has published articles covering the art and techniques of aesthetic dentistry, practice management, dental materials and oral health. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of several peer-reviewed journals. A graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, she commits herself to hundreds of hours of continuing education each year and is currently in the accreditation process with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). She can be contacted at:

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Discuss the selection of a core build-up material for crown placement therapy.
  • Explain the step-by-step procedure for completing a core buildup, crown preparation and a direct composite restoration in the same visit.
  • Learn the pros and cons of available core build-up materials.

The author declares that neither she nor any member of her family have any financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering any financial support or grant monies for this continuing education dental program, nor does she have a financial interest in any commerical products or services discussed in this article.

CE Reviews


3.0  (1 Review)
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
User: cgreene
Date: 7/26/2012
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Some questions were a little vague with the material.
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