Package Plan Course Descriptions

Elevating your everyday

restorative practice

 All About Direct Restorations

with Dr. Marcos Vargas


Friday March 13, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (8:30 registration)   Disclosures: none

(6 hrs)  Included in Dentists Package Plan

Course Description 

Direct resin composites are a very important part of any dental practice nowadays.  These restorations provide patients with minimally invasive restorations that preserve tooth structure while providing esthetics, longevity and function; they are personally rewarding and cost effective.  However, dental practitioners face difficulties while bonding and placing these restorations.  This presentation will provide tips and techniques for predictable and sensitivity-free bonded restorations in daily practice, it will provide guidelines for shade selection, cavity preparation, layering style, how to achieve achieving proximal contacts and contouring and polishing to obtain functional and esthetic restorations.  A step-by-step approach will be used to present how to achieve excellence in bonding and obtain excellence in direct restorations including, Class IVs, diastema closure and direct resin veneers.

Learning Objectives:

  • Predictably select shade for anterior resin composite restorations

  • Perform cavity preparations conducive to blending

  • Layer anterior composites

  • Contour and polish anterior resin composites

Oral Pathology

with Dr. Sook Bin Woo


Friday April 10, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (8:30 registration)   Disclosures: Bristol-Myers Squibb, An Atlas of Oral Pathology

(6 hrs) Included in all package plans

TITLE: Oral ulcers, erosions and red lesions: differential diagnosis and treatment

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to differentiate between traumatic, immune-mediated, autoimmune and infectious ulcers

  • Know how to perform a biopsy and when to use a special transport medium

  • Learn how to use topical steroids in your practice with ease

  • Receive an update on the new therapies for blistering diseases

TITLE: The cancer patient in your practice

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to prepare your patient for cancer therapy including bisphosphonate therapy

  • Be able to diagnose and manage complications of cancer therapy, including radiation therapy

  • Be familiar with complications of standard chemotherapy and new targeted therapies


TITLE: Oral white lesions: diagnosis and management in 21st century

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to discriminate between traumatic white lesions, lichen planus and leukoplakia, the most common precancerous lesion

  • Learn how to treat lichen planus using topical steroids

  • Understand what the prognosis of leukoplakia is in terms of cancer development and how to manage your patient

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.  The Maine Dental Association designates these activities for one to six continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

The Maine Dental Association 
is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

Accepted Program Provider

FAGD / MAGD Credit

05/01/2018 to 06/30/2021