Dr. Laurie St-Pierre

Performance of dental adhesives has greatly improved since their introduction to dentistry. Besides, a wide range of dental materials has been developed for both direct and indirect restorations.

Adhesive dentistry is therefore an integral part of today’s dental practice and allows for aesthetic and conservative treatment options. Different adhesive formulations, resin cements and methods of application are now available to dentists and it becomes confusing and difficult to select the best systems and to use them ideally to optimize long-term success of restorations.

This evidence-based lecture will review the principles of adhesion, current adhesive systems and resin cements available as well as recommendations of use to reduce the risk of failure. Since the restorative outcome depends on ideal techniques and careful choice of materials, the goal is to enable participants to make the best possible decisions about adhesives and cements to be selected for a given clinical situation and to use them according to the substrates to be bonded and this, predictably and successfully.

(40 Minute Presentation)

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Differentiate adhesive systems and their efficacy.
  2. Use adhesives optimally to reduce risks of postoperative sensitivity and increase longevity.
  3. Select the appropriate resin cement for a clinical situation.
  4. Decide the appropriate cementation protocol.

Bio: Dr. Laurie St-Pierre obtained her DMD in 2008 and completed an AEGD program at Université Laval in Quebec City. She received a Certificate in Operative Dentistry and a Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 2011. She is currently an Associate Professor in Operative Dentistry at Université Laval and the undergraduate program co-director. Dr. St-Pierre maintains an intra-university practice limited to restorative and aesthetic dentistry. She is involved in continuing dental education giving courses, such as lectures and hands-on programs, to professional organizations nationally. Her area of interest and research are within the scope of aesthetic dentistry, minimally invasive dentistry, dental materials, adhesion, marginal adaptation and cariology.