This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.
The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.
With the myriad of options available to the clinician, the selection of a “ceramic” material for a restoration can be a daunting task. This presentation seeks to simplify the selection protocol by classifying the materials into either a “glass” ceramic or an “oxide” ceramic. The physical and optical properties of these materials will also be discussed.
The dental laboratory is an essential partner in creating ceramic restorations. As such, providing the necessary information and communication with the laboratory is the key to successful outcomes. Protocols to accomplish this will be presented.
Additionally, when using certain materials, there are several variables that will effect the final shade of the restoration. These factors are discussed and clinical examples are illustrated to best optimize prosthetic results.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Volker graduated from the Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery. He is a member of the Continuing Education Committee for the New York State Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Volker is a Diplomate of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry, and is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. He has also published articles and lectures on such topics as cosmetic dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials and dental implants.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Recognize how to select the appropriate ceramic restoration based on material properties
- Understand the differences between “glass” and “oxide” ceramics
- Appreciate the essential factors necessary for successful communication with the dental laboratory
- Gain familiarity with the variables that effect the final shade of the ceramic restoration, including material translucency and opacity
The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course.
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association
to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not
approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.
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providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not
independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not
represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content
or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are
those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or
more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to
qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic
or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are
intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise,
skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.
Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward
license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant
to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.
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There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education