Dr. Timothy Hess – Auburn, WA


The cast gold restoration is considered by many the “Gold Standard” that all restorations in dentistry are compared to.

Unfortunately, because of concerns of material cost, strong aesthetic desires and heavy marketing of other materials by manufacturers, gold is requested and recommended less and less in dental practices. The skills and discipline acquired by performing cast gold restorations can positively influence success in other operative procedures.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Presentation of concepts from the Tucker Cast Gold Technique that lead to operative excellence.
  2. Application of cast gold restoration techniques to today’s materials such as pressed and milled restorative materials.
  3. Why offer gold in 2020?

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.