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Hinman Lectureship Series
Duluth, GA, October 25, 2014 - 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
As health care professionals our pre-eminent desire is to treat our patients with the most contemporary, yet proven procedures and materials. Dentists and dental laboratory technicians have watched as countless of the “latest and greatest” techniques and materials come to the forefront, usually amidst a flurry of interest and advertising hype, only to see the failure of many of these systems. Add to this fact that there is a constant barrage of new products being introduced to our profession, there has never been a time when the information we receive, even in many educational venues, has been so commercially biased. Considering all of these factors, one of our greatest challenges becomes deciding when, or if, we should incorporate new restorative options into our practices.
Gwinnett Convention Center
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
Program Agenda
7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction to Course
– Dr. Barry D. Hammond

8:15 a.m. “A Look at New Restorative Materials through the Lens of Proven Principles”
In this presentation we will pursue a completely unbiased approach of evaluating new materials and technologies using current evidence and proven principles as our litmus test of when, where, and if we should introduce them into our practices. We will examine what the contemporary ceramic materials may offer in the way of conservative preparations, esthetics, efficiency, accuracy, and even predictability. We will explore how the various materials and technologies discussed may modify our concepts of treatment planning and ideal preparation design, as well as when traditional restorations are still the best choice.

1 p.m. “Bonded Ceramic Restorations, Minus the Hype”
In this presentation we will discuss the practical, real-world indications for bonded restorations based on the defects that exist in the tooth and the patient’s risk factors. We will examine the preparation details critical for anterior and posterior bonded ceramic restorations. These preparation designs vary with the planned restorative material, the luting resin system that will be utilized, the character of the dental substrate to which they will be bonded, and perhaps, most importantly, a clear vision of risks vs. benefits based on the possible modes of failure of the restoration. We will also review veneer provisionalization techniques and bonding procedures, as well as the various resin cement systems available.

4:15 p.m. Adjourn
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Lodging Information
Lodging rooms have been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn for course registrants at a special rate of $89 per night plus 13% tax, single or double occupancy. The block of rooms will be open until October 1, 2014. When calling please identify the group as “Georgia Regents University, Hinman Lectureship.” The address for the Hilton Garden Inn, 2040 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097. 770-495-7600.
Speaker Information

James C. Kessler, B.S., D.D.S.,
is a graduate of the Oklahoma College of Dentistry and maintained a private practice for 20 years. He is now in his 16th year of dental education and has taught at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Oklahoma, and served as the Chairman of the Department of Education at the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education in Key Biscayne, Florida. In 2012 he returned to the University of Oklahoma to direct the newly established Advanced Esthetics and Technology Program.

Dr. Kessler was honored as the 1987 and 2011 Alumnus of the Year for the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. He has contributed to four textbooks including the most recent fourth addition of Shillingburg’s Fundamental of Fixed Prosthodontics and is past president of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.

Dr. Kessler enjoys producing technical illustrations and creates the illustrations utilized in his presentations. An active lecturer for both Dentists and Dental Laboratory Technician groups, he has presented over 400 lectures throughout the United States as well as Canada, Europe and Asia.
Credit Information
The College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

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The College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University designates this activity for 7.0 continuing education credits. 01/01/14 – 12/31/17

The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 01/01/14 – 12/31/17.
Cancellation Policy
The registration fee, less $75 administrative charge, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by October 11, 2014.
Registration Information

The registration fee is $195 and includes scientific session, continental breakfast, lunch and two breaks. The registration fee, less $75 administrative charge, is refundable if notice of cancellation is received by October 11, 2014. 
Learning Objectives
Following completion of this course, the participants should be able to:
  • Describe the indications and limitations for the various allceramic options available today
  • Recognize the physical properties of the all-ceramic systems and what leads to failure
  • Recognize clinical situations for which gold or metalceramic restorations remain the restorations of choice
  • Utilize the correct preparation design for anterior and posterior bonded all-ceramic restorations based on the clinical circumstance and material properties
  • Select the appropriate luting resin and bonding technique based on the clinical situation
  • Recognize the risk factors associated with various preparation designs and materials, and communicate them more effectively to the patient in terms of prognosis.
Target Audiences
Dentists, auxiliaries, and other dental professionals
Miscellaneous Information
Comfort Zone
Although every effort will be made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize that everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs
The Georgia Regents University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator prior to course date at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.