Direct Restorative Materials; Composites & More 2020 Update with Dr. Gary Alex


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Presenter: Gary Alex, DMD
Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2020
Time: Online
Sponsored by: 3M Oral Care, BISCO Dental Products, Blue Light Analytics & DMG America
Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661

CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 610 & 010
Subject: Fixed Prosthodontics & Basic Science (Dental Materials) Lecture
*Breakfast & Lunch Included


Dentist: TBD |   Staff: TBD

*limited class size


Indirect Restoration Materials (Ceramics & More): 

Presented by Dr. Damon Adams

In this information-packed scientific program, Dr. Adams, from his unique perspective as editor-in-chief of one of North America's leading clinical and news journals, will present an engaging presentation focused on current trends, controversies and innovations. He will be placing a special emphasis on a variety of clinical and treatment planning tips designed to assist the dentist and team in choosing and successfully implementing the latest lab-fabricated all-ceramic dental materials and treatment protocols.

This science-based presentation is recommended for doctors and dental laboratory technicians.

Topics Covered (As time allows):

  • A review of some of the latest trends, developments, and innovations in dentistry
  • Learn ways to minimize all-ceramic failures/fractures
  • 100% zirconium restorations: Evidence-based data versus future challenges?
  • Update on the new hybrid polycrystalline ceramics: recommendations on implementation
  • Latest preparation and core build-up requirements for lithium disilicate and monolithic zirconia restorations
  • Review and update of the latest translucent zirconia options: indications, special cautions, and future challenges
  • Update on cementation protocols and bioactive cements for lab-fabricated materials
  • An update on surface treatments for all-ceramics. Making it much simpler!
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning considerations for lab-fabricated restorative materials
  • A brief update on revolutionary developments in direct composite resin materials and long-term provisional materials.
  • Latest trends in composite resin injection-molded techniques and composite resin options for complex cases
  • A brief review of some of the latest CAD/CAM/scanning and printing technologies for the dental office
  • And more, as time allows!

About the Speaker

Gary Alex, DMD

Dr. Gary Alex

Dr. Alex attended Penn State University on an athletic scholarship where he graduated with a degree in Biology in 1977.  He then took advanced level graduate courses in chemistry and biology before working at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.   He attended Tufts University Dental School where he earned his DMD in 1981.  He has taken thousands of hours of continuing dental education over the last 35 years with an emphasis on occlusion, adhesion, comprehensive dentistry, materials, and esthetics.

Dr. Alex has researched and lectured internationally on adhesive and cosmetic dentistry, dental materials, comprehensive dentistry, and occlusion.  He is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and past president of the AACD New York Chapter.  With a background in chemistry and adhesive technology, he is a consultant for numerous dental manufacturers and member of the IADR (International Association of Dental Research).  He has written and had published numerous scientific articles and papers and regularly conducts and participates in scientific studies on materials and adhesives.  He has studied occlusion extensively with Dr. Peter Dawson (Center for Advanced Dental Study) and the late Dr. Bob Lee (Lee Institute) and is a member of the AES (American Equilibration Society).  He has been the director of “PAC Live Ultimate Occlusionand “Aesthetic Advantage Occlusion and Comprehensive Dentistry programs.  He is co-founder of the “Long Island Center for Advanced Dentistry” which provides the advanced continuing education training for dentists through lecture and hands-on programs. Dr. Alex is on the editorial board of, and has had a number of articles published in, the highly respected and peer-reviewed publications "Inside Dentistry", "Compendium, “Journal of Cosmetic Dentistry”, and “Functional Esthetics and Restorative Dentistry”.  Dr. Alex is involved with a number of continuing education programs and regularly conducts hands-on programs and lectures on adhesion, porcelain veneers, direct and indirect restorations, materials, and occlusion.  Dr. Alex maintains a busy fee for service practice in Huntington, NY, that is geared toward comprehensive prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry.


"One of the best courses held - makes you think! I learned to be careful with advertised products, especially new products. Learn which material would work better in different patients"

-Dr. Jennifer Chin, Pearl River, NY

"Excellent. Dr. Alex is well spoken, extremely knowledgeable and engaging as a lecturer. NJHPDI was convenient to get to and a wide variety of products/techniques were shown which I found informative. It was the best restorative lecture I have participated in"

-Dr. Stephen Dadaian, Creskill, NJ

"Course was very informative. Speaker was well informed and able to communicate the material in an organized fashion"

-Dr. Cynthia Jetter, Voorhees, NJ

"I learned lots of practical tips and new information that I can put into practice immediately. Also, comprehensiveness of instructor allowed for review of many important things forgotten in years of practice"

-Dr. Gretchen Seibert, Frostburg, MD

"Learned about the basic and most important information on restoring with different types of ceramics. Definitely will be paying more attention on what material my lab is using"

-Dr. Manveen Kaur, Wood Ridge, NJ

"One of the most complete presentations on direct restoratives to date. Excellent update of current trends in direct composites and adhesives dentistry. Most current information"

-Dr. Anthony Corello, Westfield, NJ

"I learned the proper way to evaluate each individual for ceramic crowns on an individual basis/not one size fits all. Lots of streamlined, precise information that brought clarity to ceramics in dentistry from prep to insertion. Dynamic lecturer"

-Dr. Tracey Joseph, Brooklyn, NY

"One of the best real-world dentistry courses I've been to in a long time"

-Dr. Dina Jackson, Hackensack, NJ


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