Dr. John Burgess, Birmingham, AL


Cementation has changed significantly with all ceramic restorations.

Defining zirconia using a 3,4,5 mole percent continuum will allow the audience to distinguish stronger opaque zirconia materials from high cubic containing zirconia and understand why these materials must be handled differently.  This presentation will provide step by step procedures for bonding or cementing porcelain, lithium dislocate and zirconia restorations using glass ionomer, resin and bioactive cements. Understand why and how to bond or cement all ceramic restorations in a busy clinical practice. Producing a durable bond to zirconia is essential for conservative preparations and cubic containing zirconia restorations learn how to predictability bond and when.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the applications for the three different cements types – glass ionomer, resin and bioactive
  2. Discover the indications, limitations and step by step procedures for cementing or bonding zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations.
  3. Understand what bioactive cements will and will not do. The cement used can make a significant difference. Learn a step by step procedure for the predictable bonding of zirconia and lithium disilicate restorations

Bio: Dr. John Burgess directs clinical research and is active in the division of biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. As an active clinical researcher, he serves as an investigator on nine clinical projects as well as multiple in vitro projects.  He has authored or co-authored more than 400 publications and has given more than 1,000 all day continuing education courses national and internationally. Has served as a member of the American Dental Association’s Council of Scientific Affairs, reviews for dental journals, is an elected member of the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, The Restorative Academy, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American and International Associations for Dental Research and the American Dental Association.

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