Prof Alejandro Hepburn

An associate Professor at the Endodontics Department, University of Buenos Aires Dental School in Argentina, and a Regular Professor at the Oral Rehabilitation Post Grade Career, University del Desarrollo Dental School in Chile, Dr Alejandro Hepburn has presented at over 600 courses and conferences in public and/or private institutions of throughout South and Central America, Europe, and Asia. He is also the author of the book Rehabilitación posendodóntica. Base racional y consideraciones estéticas (2012).

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Sessions

Mastering the posterior composite restoration: material selection, cavity design, material placement and control – guidelines for success
Workshops Program
Wednesday 1st May
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
R3

After carrying out a theoretical revision of the principal variables for a successful posterior restoration with composite resins, the attendant will carry out the following activities over simulation models: a direct class I restoration (shallow cavity), a direct class II restoration (deep cavity), a semi direct class II restorations (overlay type restoration in a deep cavity).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the variables that condition the success of a posterior composite resin restoration.
  • Recognize the different biological and adhesive conditions, and the different configuration of the posterior teeth cavities to be restored with composite resins.
  • Identify specific restorative materials and insertion techniques to obtain successful results.
  • Perform different clinical techniques (direct/semi direct) to get along with the above mentioned variables.

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Management of the polymerization shrinkage stress in posterior restorations: clinical attitudes, material selection and insertion techniques
Main Scientific Program
Thursday 2nd May
9:05 AM - 9:50 AM
HALL C

Polymerization shrinkage stress in composite resin restorations is still considered one of the most critical variables that can negatively influence a successful result.

Some characteristics in a posterior restoration can increase the risks related to the polymerization shrinkage stress.

Those inconveniences should be identified and prevented by the clinician.

This presentation will offer recommendations to control this problem. Appropriated clinical attitudes, material selection and insertion techniques will be proposed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify specific features in a posterior restoration with composite resins that may lead to inconveniences associated to the polymerization shrinkage stress.
  • Identify clinical evidences over the restorative material, adhesive interface and surrounding tissues related to the uncontrolled polymerization shrinkage stress.
  • Recognize different clinical attitudes to solve these drawbacks.
  • Select appropriated materials and insertion techniques to obtain successful results.

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Lunch & Learn | Posterior Composite resins - controlling tooth and material factors to achieve success
Lunchtime sessions Program
Thursday 2nd May
12:10 PM - 1:40 PM

The success in a posterior restoration with composite resins is determined by multiple variables.

The biological and adhesive condition of the tissues should be taken into consideration as well as the configuration of the cavity.

Polymerization shrinkage stress could also be an important concern in these situations.

Achieving a successful restoration will mean an appropriate selection of different materials and performing certain insertion techniques.

In class II restorations other resources such as proximal matrices should be properly chosen.

Semi direct restorations are also an appropriate solution. Different materials and specific techniques should be known to carry them out.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss the variables that condition the success of a posterior composite resin restoration.
  • Recognize the different biological and adhesive conditions, and the different configuration of the posterior teeth cavities to be restored with composite resins.
  • Identify specific restorative materials and their insertion techniques to obtain successful results.

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