Anterior and Posterior Composites - Perfecting Your Technique

Presented by Dr Michael Mandikos

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8:00am - 4:30pm


ADAQ CPD & Training Centre
26-28 Hamilton Place 
Bowen Hills Qld 4006



6.5 scientific course


Lunch and refreshments provided

In this very full, one-day lecture and workshop program, Dr Mandikos will cover the options available for restoring anterior and posterior teeth with direct composite restorations.

The lecture content will address the relevant physical properties required of composites to be used for restoring anterior teeth aesthetically, and posterior teeth for longevity. Concepts of shade selection and layering will be introduced as well as the various techniques for finishing and polishing to achieve life-like anatomy and luster. 

With regards to posterior composites, the lecture will cover the main causes of post-operative sensitivity with posterior composites, and present techniques that can be predictably employed by the clinician to prevent it occurring. This will include a discussion on the role of self-etching dentine bonding systems, glass ionomers and flowable resins.

During the hands-on exercises, attendees will then have the opportunity to practice composite placement in typodont teeth using the materials and techniques discussed. Emphasis will be on the multi-layered approach for anterior restorations and also on using techniques to create tight contacts and prevent post-operative sensitivity,
marginal leakage, and white line formation around posterior restorations.

What you will learn:
• Shade selection - understanding colour and teeth
• A simplified approach to multi-layered anterior composite restorations
• Finishing and polishing techniques for microfill, microhybrid, and nanocomposites
• Simple placement techniques to prevent common post-operative problems with direct posterior composites
• A review of dentine bonding products and procedures
• Is there an advantage in switching to self-etching dentine bonding systems?
• Liners and bases - do we still need them in the age of adhesive dentistry?

• What is the role of Bulk Fill Composites? - are they the future?


**Special offer - HuFriedy CompoSculpt Instrument Kit for only $230

Dr Michael Mandikos


Dr Michael Mandikos

 Dr Michael Mandikos BDSc (Hons), MS (New York), Cert Pros, FRACDS, FICD

Dr. Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from UQ and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials.

He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines. Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a Reviewer for five dental Journals and is a product evaluator for several dental companies.

Michael has presented continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia, Antarctica and the USA and maintains a Private Practice limited to Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s Inner West.