The contemporary restorative dentist has an increasing evidence base to consult when making both treatment planning and therapeutic decisions.
However, there are numerous areas of controversy where the evidence does not provide a clear answer without interpretation. This presentation will discuss several controversial topics related to restorative dentistry and attempt to provide guidance based on the best available evidence.
- Amalgam vs. Composite Resin
- Tooth reinforcement with adhesive materials
- Non-carious Cervical Lesions
- Cements and Luting Agents
- Bonding of Zirconia Restorations
- Pulp Capping: MT A vs. Calcium Hydroxide
- Metal vs. flexible endodontic dowels
- Implants vs. Endodontics
- Use of Contemporary Ceramic Materials
- Cordless Gingival Displacement
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 worldwide 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.