Bioactive and Biomimicking Restorations

Friday, September 25, 2020

8:00 am        Registration and breakfast
9:00 – 4:00  Lecture and Lunch served

TOPIC: Bioactive and Biomimicking Restorations

VENUE: Edina Country Club, 5100 Wooddale Ave, Edina

Course Description:
For years the dental profession has been struggling with providing effective long-term preventive and direct restorative solutions for our patients with resin-bonding of composite restorations. Why are there so many bonding agent generations? Why is the average life span of composite so low? The evidence is mounting that we may have taken a “wrong turn” along this road and a new direction is needed. The scientific research is now moving toward the use of bioactive materials that can create biomineralization and healing of tooth structure in a biomimicking manner. There is a real need for the dental care provider to understand how to use the current materials, and why they are important in patient care now and to be prepared for future developments.

Course Objectives:
Review the current state of the dental restorative process: why they succeed and why they fail.

Gain a true understanding of the current definition of bioactivity and the materials and mechanisms that can help you and our patients in daily dental care.

Learn if true remineralize of demineralized dentin structure can be accomplished.

Our Presenter: John C. Comisi, D.D.S., M.A.G.D.
Dr. Comisi practiced general dentistry successfully in Ithaca, NY for 35 years where he was President and CEO of Sleep Focused Solutions, LLC and the Founder of Dental Care with a Difference®, PC, before relocating to South Carolina to join the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Department of Oral Rehabilitation, where he is now an Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry. He is the Course Director for the College’s Operative II Course (on adhesive and tooth colored dentistry) and is the Chair of the Departments of Oral Rehabilitation’s Dental Materials Committee.

A graduate of Northwestern University Dental School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is a respected Thought Leader, author, speaker and consultant who contributes regularly to the dental literature.

He is an Editorial Board Member and a reviewer for several dental publications and is a member of the Academy of Dental Materials, the American Academy of Cariology, the American Association for Oral Systemic Health, the International and American Association of Dental Research, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Academy Sleep Breathing Academy.

Dr. Comisi is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry, and holds Fellowships in the Academy of Dentistry International, the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy and the International College of Dentists.

John C. Comisi DDS, M.A.G.D
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