Dr. Terry Donovan, Hillsborough, NC


There is great demand for conservative esthetic restoration of posterior teeth.

Options include direct composite resin, indirect composite resin and bonded ceramic with many different commercial products.  This presentation will discuss indications and contradictions for each of the options.  Material selection in specific situations will also be discussed. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the indications and contradictions for esthetic restorations on posterior teeth
  2. Participants will understand the differences in performance of inlays vs onlays
  3. Participants will understand which materials to use

Bio: Dr. Terry Donovan received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981. He was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988 – 2006. He has been Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984 – 1991, and 1994-2001. He is currently Professor and Section Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively, and has lectured world wide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of the ADA, CDA, North Carolina Dental Society, CAlC, American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the American College of Prosthodontists, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and an Honorary Life Member of the College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan, The Association of Prosthodontists of Canada, The Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, The American Dental Society of Europe, and the Western Canada Dental Society. He is past Chairman of the American Dental  Association’s Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment.