Dental Photography Simplified & Advanced Adhesion Dentistry

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Richard A. Young, D.D.S. received his dental training at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1985.  He is an Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry at LLU School of Dentistry and co-directs the undergraduate dental aesthetics program, as well as lecturing in the practice management program.  His interest in dental photography spans the last 31 years and he is recognized world wide for his expertise in digital photography.  His innovative and practical methods have inspired countless colleagues to adopt digital photography into their clinical procedures.  Dr. Young also lectures on advanced minimally invasive, tooth preserving dentistry, bringing a 30 year clinical perspective to the subject.

Dr.  Young presents a unique perspective on tooth preserving dentistry. In 1986 Dr. Young and his wife, Dr. Julie-Ann Zerne, were looking for a seminar in Hawaii and found Fifth Quarter Seminars, started by Dr. Ray Bertolotti.  This seminar marked their introduction to the “Total-Etch” technique & adhesion dentistry and changed the way they practiced for the rest of their careers, as well as starting a friendship that exists to this day.  The “Total-Etch” technique was developed by Dr. Fusayama of Tokyo Medical & Dental University in 1978 and was presented by Dr. Bertolotti.  After that course, they started practicing adhesive dentistry and never looked back.  In 1989, at the ADA annual convention, they were among the few clinicians to personally hear Dr. Fusayama’s lecture.  Dr.  Young says, “I was very lucky in that early on I heard the right people, believed in what they were telling us, and trusted the teaching.  How was I to know at that time that the bonding techniques and technology that we started out with would end up being one of today’s gold standards(?)”

Dr. Young maintains a private practice with his wife focusing on esthetic dentistry.  He has many interests    outside of dentistry.  He spends as much time as possible with his wife and daughter enjoying activities centered in the outdoors.

Course Description

This course will review, in a real world “wet fingered” dentist’s way, some of the techniques, materials, and key research, and give an introduction of how to perform advanced adhesion dentistry simply Thisour office on a daily basis.  With the advanced adhesion techniques available today, supported by an overwhelming amount of published science, it is now possible to mimic the bond strength of the DEJ with certain techniques and materials.

Learning Objectives:

Natures best restorative material, enamel and dentin.  Learn how to use it not loose it.

Learn the technique for IDS (Immediate Dentin Sealing), “the most important advancement in adhesion dentistry. “

Learn how to create low stress-high bond strength composites.  Hint: it’s all in how you place it.

Learn how to use nature’s best restorative in anterior traumatic cases.

Learn how to preserve & repair geriatric dentition with advanced adhesion techniques.

Learn a new technology and technique for desensitizing with long-term durability (ideal for restorative & hygiene procedures).

Tooth Preserving Dentistry