Adhesion of Dental Ceramic Restorations

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  • Adhesion for Dental CeramicsJan 28, 20239:00 am - 12:00 pm


Digitally through the University of Manitoba

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

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January 28, 2023   9:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Dental adhesion is a topic in constant evolution. Unfortunately, the perfect adhesive does not exist, and the oral cavity is not an easy place “to glue things.” Also, new formulations are released each year in the market with the promise of better results. So, dental practitioners always wonder: Should I change my bonding protocol for this new one or not?

This course intends to provide an update on dental adhesion for different substrates: enamel, dentin, and dental alloys with a focus on dental ceramics.

This course is designed for all those who work with dental adhesion: general dentists, dental specialists, dental assistants, and dental hygienists. The basic concepts, such as chemical composition, polymerization reaction, and bonding strength, will be discussed, focusing on the clinical performance of the adhesive systems.

The clinical protocol for cementing dental ceramics and metallic structures will be studied based on the more recent evidence-based literature.

An essential part of this course will focus on understanding why the adhesive joints fail over time and how to avoid these failures.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basic concepts of dental adhesion to ceramics, composites, and metals.
  • Compare the different adhesive restorative systems to the dental substrate (Enamel and Dentin)
  • Differentiate the kinds of resin-cements for dental ceramics and metallic structures.
  • Analyze the causes of failure of the adhesive procedures and implement measures to prevent them.

Speaker (s)

Rodrigo Franca,  DDS, MSc., PhD

Dr. Rodrigo França received his DDS degree in 1988.  His MSc and PhD in Dental Materials were obtained from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Subsequently, he obtained a second PhD, in Biomedical Engineering, at Montréal’s École Polytechnique. He has taught Dental Materials, at both under­graduate and graduate levels for the past 20 years and has an extensive publication record. Currently, he is the Associate Professor and the Head of Dental Materials division at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry and Director of the Dental Biomaterials Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba (Canada). He also has a cross-appointment with the Department of Oral Biology. He is a core member of the Biomedical Engineering graduation program, a member of the Manitoba Institute of Materials, the Academy of Dental Materials, Canadian and International Association of Dental Research, and the Canadian Biomaterials Society.


Bundle course fee:   Dentist:  $645    Dental Hygienist:  $345       Dental Assistant:  $245

Single course fee:  Dentist:   $225      Dental Hygienist:   $125         Dental Assistant:    $95

This event is available online only. You will be emailed connection information prior to the event.

Refund Policy

Registrants may receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

Study Credits

This course provides up to 3 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026. Provider ID# 214210 Subject Code 610

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