Dental Assisting, the Next Level; Anterior Composites, Advanced Procedures, Technical Tips:

This course is specifically designed for the Dental Assistant team member to either familiarize or enhance his/her knowledge level of advances in materials and/or techniques currently available to provide better care for their patients. Restorative procedures will be reviewed and discussed with an emphasis on more challenging techniques/cases. Matrix options, advances in shading/layering of anterior direct composite procedures and advanced temporization techniques will be presented.

While this course is primarily designed for the experienced Dental Assistant, graduates of programs will also be motivated by being introduced to more advanced procedures. Since patients are now educated on esthetic options available, resources will be reviewed to keep abreast of these advancements. Participants will be encouraged to share techniques for success from their own experiences in practice.

Learning Objectives:
• Review advancements of newest adhesive and composite materials and discuss direct anterior composite placement techniques using value-based materials.
• Review criteria for properly placed matrix systems as well as discuss tips for success with difficult preparations/situations.
• Review criteria for clinically acceptable provisionals and introduce improved materials including indirect mock-up techniques.
• Discuss new treatment options for dentin hypersensitivity and indications for their use.
• Describe what factors most affect successful or failed clinical results.

  • Course Code: T19
  • Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
  • Location: Renaissance Main Floor, Solana F
  • CE Credit: 3
  • Audience:
  • Seating Taken:
Theresa Groody

Theresa Groody, EFDA, CDA

Theresa Groody, MEd, EFDA, CDA, has worked in the area of clinical and academic dentistry for more than 35 years. She teaches Expanded Functions Dental Assisting (EFDA) Lecture and Laboratory courses at Harcum College, where employed as the Director of Professional Studies and still works part-time clinically. In September 2011, Ms. Groody was appointed and confirmed to fill the newly created EFDA position on the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry. As an appointed curriculum consultant for the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), Ms. Groody conducts site visits for dental assisting programs across the country and lectures on Expanded Functions locally and nationally.