Dr. Timothy Hess – Auburn, WA

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Clinicians have many options to restore teeth. We must ask the question “Which Material, When?”


This presentation will briefly discuss suggestions for material selection and restoration design based on clinical experience and teaching.

Special emphasis will be made to offer tips to newer clinicians. Technique suggestions for clinical competency will be made and it is hoped that this guidance will lead to optimal restorative success.

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Select review of today’s restorative options.
  2. Material selection guideline for the newer clinician.
  3. Technique suggestions for clinical competency.

Bio:  Dr. Hess is a graduate of the University of Alberta and completed his DDS degree from the University of Washington in 1994. He is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Affiliate Faculty in Oral Medicine and the Director of the Tucker Institute at the UW School of Dentistry. He currently lectures on implant failures due to restorative techniques, operative techniques, zirconia restorations as well as facial aesthetics including the topics of Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers.

Dr. Hess has been published in the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, IJOMI, CJRDP, Decisions in Dentistry and Operative Dentistry. He has presented at the ADA Annual Meeting, the AGD Annual Meeting, Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, International Academy of Gnathology, Pacific Coast Society of Prosthodontics and the Canadian Academy of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics.

He is a Past-President of the Seattle-King County Dental Society. Dr. Hess is a Member of Academy of Operative Dentistry, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Dentist and has received his Life Long Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. He is a Member of the International Academy of Gnathology and an Active Member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry.