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Continuing Dental Education Course Details
Limited Seating COURSE

The Best of the Best... A 2022 Update on Restorative Materials & Techniques

This course is designed to help improve your selection and use of restorative materials. Core materials and final restorations will be discussed and compared. See which dental materials work rather than hear "it works for me". This update contains five practical, evidence-based, mini-CE-courses. One for each restorative material & technique topic presented. It's like taking five short CE courses in one day!
NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.

Next Upcoming Session:

Friday, November 18, 2022
New Orleans
a maximum of 7 clinical hours (lecture) | AGD #010
Download a PDF Flier of this course.
Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.
(504) 941-8193
Call to register by phone or for more information about this course.
Registration is closed for this course.
Please check our current listings for future course dates.
Course Information:


Overview & Learning Objectives

The focus of this course is dental advances and reality dentistry. This clinically oriented rapid paced discussion compares traditional techniques with the success of newly developed dental restorative materials and techniques. Learn about which adhesives, composites, and bioactive and ceramic materials work successfully and demonstrate techniques to handle many everyday clinical problems. In a step-by-step sequence, attendees will learn how to apply universal adhesives that will help improve clinical success and eliminate post-operative sensitivity. Learn how to place bioactive materials and bulk fillings, utilizing curing techniques in class situations. Determine if bioactive materials are effective and if they should be used. The presentation provides a review of new ceramic materials and gives steps for bonding or cementing esthetic restorations. The course will end with restoring endodontically treated teeth. Learn how to overcome endodontic post failures with a successful bonding system. This fast-paced course will improve dental practices and provide information you can use the following clinic day.

After attending this lecture, participants should be able to better understand five objectives:

1. Treating the High Caries Risk Patients

  • know how to use selective caries removal and its effectiveness
  • learn three aggressive and effective treatments for three types of high caries risk adult patients
  • use caries risk assessment to classify patients into three types of high caries adults
  • learn four treatments (fluoride, ACP, pH elevators, and xylitol) to treat caries prone patients effectively
  • use silver diamine fluoride and see its effectiveness and limitations in high caries situations

2. Adhesives

  • determine which adhesives are most effective with ceramic and resin restorations and how to apply them in a step-by-step sequence to improve clinical success
  • know whether universal adhesives are effective and how to learn which ones are effective
  • discover the limits of total and self-etching materials, what happens when they are contaminated, and how to correct these problems
  • identify cold sensitive teeth after restorative procedures and how to eliminate this problem

3. Using Posterior Composite Resins Effectively

  • select the proper composite resin for posterior bulk fill and cure applications
  • utilize practical solutions for selecting and maintaining your curing light
  • determine where flowable resins can be used effectively and what you learn may surprise you!

4. Ceramic and Cement Solutions

  • select the proper adhesive material and technique to avoid sensitivity
  • visualize and apply step-by-step bonding procedures for ceramic cementation
  • choose the proper cementation technique and materials to avoid sensitivity
  • know and utilize the cement that is best in every application
  • differentiate between self-etching, self-adhesive, and total etch resin cements and which materials can be used most successfully in each clinical situation

5. Restoring Endodontically Treated Teeth

  • describe the most frequent failures of endodontically treated teeth
  • illustrate how to effectively bond a fiber post
  • designate posts that can be used with any resin cement - yes, even those light-cured
  • determine those restorations that should be utilized for posterior cuspal coverage


John O. Burgess, DDS, MS

John O. Burgess, DDS, MS is currently a Professor at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans, received his DDS from Emory University School of Dentistry, an MS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, and completed a one-year and two-year General Practice Residency. As a well-known researcher, Dr. Burgess has authored more than 400 articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters. He has lectured nationally and internationally. He is a member of the advisory board for the Dental Advisor and on the editorial board for Inside Dentistry.

Amir H. Nejat, DDS, MS, MDS, CDT

Amir H. Nejat, DDS, MS, MDS, CDT is Assistant Professor at LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and maintains a part-time private practice limited to prosthodontics. Dr. Nejat received his DDS from Mashhad University of Medical Services in Iran and completed his Masters in Dental Materials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He then started his residency in Prosthodontics at LSU School of Dentistry. His passion and respect for lab technicians motivated him to become a certified lab technician. His research focuses on dental materials and their application in prosthodontics.


Early Bird Registration

BY 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 10/07/22

Hygienist/Lab Tech: $200
Dental Assistant: $115

Regular Registration

BY 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 11/11/22

Hygienist/Lab Tech: $215
Dental Assistant: $130

Late Registration

AFTER 12:00 pm / Noon (CST) 11/11/22

Hygienist/Lab Tech: $240
Dental Assistant: $155


and continental breakfast: 7:30 am to 8:30 am (CST)

Online Sign-in from 7:45 am to 8:20 am (CST)

Live in-person course and video conferencing course begin at 8:30 am (CST)



LSU School of Dentistry
1100 Florida Avenue
New Orleans

Location Information

This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.

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Travel Accommodations

Please make your own airline and hotel reservations as soon as possible because New Orleans is busy with many events and conventions at this time of year. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi from both downtown New Orleans and LSU School of Dentistry. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.

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Video Conferencing Information

For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.

NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) 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 of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee).
We must receive your written cancellation request no later than:
November 4, 2022
Written cancellation requests can be submitted by mail, by fax at 504-941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.
Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy:
By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location (if only) with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504-941-8193 or if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.
Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
LACDE (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.
New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.
Equality of Educational Opportunity:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
Continuing Education Credit:
CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.
Photography Release:
By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.
Recordings of any portion of this course are not permitted.