Fibre Reinforced Composite Resin Bridges

Presented by Prof Ian Meyers

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8:00am - 4:30pm


ADAQ CPD and Training Centre
26-28 Hamilton Place 



6.5 scientific hours


Lunch and refreshments provided


This comprehensive program aims to provide participants with clinical information and “Hands-On” training in utilising various fibre reinforced materials to construct fully functional anterior and posterior bridges. In addition, dentists will be trained on cost saving aesthetic composite techniques utilising state of the art strength resins to allow these functional bridges to blend in seamlessly with the surrounding dentition.

In recent years, fibre-reinforced resin composites have gained greater acceptance in clinical and laboratory applications. The combination of good aesthetics and high fracture toughness, as well as enabling minimally invasive procedures, provides the clinician with many alternative treatment options for patients. The most significant advantages been cost effectiveness, conservation of tooth tissue and reduced treatment time.

Fibre-reinforced bridges can also be very useful in replacing missing anterior and posterior teeth, either as a short term solution or for long term aesthetic and functional outcome. In many cases, the short term use over healing implant sites provides a more comfortable and acceptable alternative to partial dentures. These fibre reinforced bridges can be made directly on teeth or pre-made in the laboratory providing great flexibility in available techniques.

This course will provide clinical information and hands-on training with various fibre-reinforced materials combined with a range of aesthetic and high strength composite resins. Techniques for creating aesthetic anterior and fully functional posterior fibre-reinforced bridges will be discussed and demonstrated. Participants will be able to construct direct and semi-direct bridges using various fibre-reinforced materials. In addition, material handling, clinical hints and tips will be highlighted to assist in ensuring successful patient outcomes.

Prof Ian Meyers


Prof Ian Meyers OAM



Professor Ian Meyers is the current CEO of the Australian Dental Association Queensland Branch. He is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Over the last thirty five years he has been involved in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university and hospital based dental clinics.

His previous positions include being appointed as the inaugural Colgate Chair of Dental General Practice Dentistry, Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, and President of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association. He is fellow of the International College of Dentists, Academy of Dentistry International, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Throughout his career as an academic and clinician he has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patients in general dental practice through minimum intervention dentistry.




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