Direct Composite Restorations: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Minimally Invasive Treatment and Stress Reduction

Boston, MA •November 1, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This program is designed for dentists and auxiliary personnel who wish to improve their technique and increase their success rate with direct posterior composite restorations, and who are curious about alternative treatment methods currently popular in the European market. Current evidence-based research supporting this technique will be presented with proper technique, clinical success with direct composite restorations can be as predictable as amalgam. Proper selection and use of high-performance adhesive systems, composite resins, and light curing systems assure longevity. The course will review bulk fill utilization, as well as layering techniques for both enamel and dentin, intended to reduce the C-factor and stress from polymerization shrinkage. The advantage of sculpting restorations before curing will be illustrated. This time saving technique can often result in minimal adjustment, contouring, and polishing!

This course will also include the direct restoration of structurally compromised teeth by using polyethylene fibers. The 'wall-papering' protocol will be introduced to reduce the stress, increase the bond, and maintain the integrity of the tooth-restoration complex over time.

The hands-on portion of this course will include selection of a composite resin and light curing system, bonding agents and matrices. Also included will be the use of composite placement techniques and fiber lay down, light curing sequences, finishing and polishing, occlusal wear consideration, and build-ups requiring cuspal coverage. Dentists and the dental team will learn to place contemporary sectional matrix retainers to facilitate anatomical sure proximal contact points.

Additionally, biomimetic hard tissue sparing preparations will be reviewed.

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the skills to 'go resin' in most direct posterior applications and the confidence to achieve consistent long-term success!

Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Lodging Information
The hotels listed below are within walking distance of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and offer a Tufts rate to program participants. Because rates vary depending on availability, please book your room early.

Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont
275 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
Reservations: 800.321.2211
Phone: 617.426.1400
Fax: 617.482.6730

The DoubleTree Hotel
821 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: 617.956.7900
Fax: 617.956.7901

The W Hotel Boston
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.261.8700
Fax: 617.310.6730
Speaker Information
SIMONE DELIPERI, D.D.S., Adjunct Assistant Professor, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Director, Sardinia Dental Teaching Center for Biomimetic Dentistry, Cagliari (Italy)

DAVID N. BARDWELL, D.M.D., M.S., Professor, Department of Comprehensive Care, Division of Operative Dentistry, Past Director, Esthetic Dentistry Fellowship, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine 

AIKATERINI PAPATHANASIOU, D.D.S., Associate Professor and Director, Post Graduate Advanced Education in Esthetic and Operative Dentistry, Department of Prosthodontics, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Credit Information
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine designates this activity for 6.0 continuing education credits.

ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognition Program 
Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Approval Date 11/15-12/19. 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 house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
Cancellation Policy
The Division of Continuing Education reserves the right to end registration when enrollment limit is reached and to cancel, modify, or alter content or faculty for any course if circumstances indicate the need for such a change. If the school finds it necessary to cancel a course, a full refund will be granted. All attempts to contact registrants will be made as soon as possible in the event of a course cancellation. The school will not be held responsible for any losses due to travel arrangements made by the registrant.

In the event of inclement weather (such as a snow emergency) or other extenuating circumstances, the Division of Continuing Education may be forced to cancel a course. If a course has been cancelled, we will contact participants by the phone number and/or email address provided. You may call or email our office on the day of the course if you are uncertain of a course’s status.


Full tuition refund or credit will be given for cancellations received at least two weeks prior to course date. Refunds or tuition credit will not be issued for participant no-shows.
6.0 CEU's for $495
Registration Information

We may be reached by email at, and by phone at 617-636-6629.

Target Audiences
This program appropriate for Dentists and the dental team (Dentists with Dental Hygienists, Assistants and staff) unfamiliar with Contemporary Resin & Matrix Systems (e.g., Composi-Tight Matrix systems). An observation-only option is available for Den