“Restorative Dentistry Update – 2006”



Dr. John Burgess



                        Course topics


Adhesive Use

Using composite resin properly

Curing lights illuminated

Provisionals and Impression materials

Ceramics and Cements



Learning objectives



·         Evaluate the effectiveness of six generations of adhesives

·         Learn which adhesive systems are most effective and how to use them.

·         Discover the limits of self-etching materials, what happens when they are contaminated and how to correct those problems. Prevent the disaster of contamination.

·         See the effectiveness of wet bonding and understand why it works.     


Curing Lights

·         Learn which curing techniques are best for class 2 and class 5 composite restorations.

·         Discover which curing light is right for you: The newest LED, quartz-tungsten halogen, LASER or Plasma Arc.


Ceramics and Cement Selection

·         Select the proper technique and material to avoid sensitivity

·         Learn what cement is best in every application

·         Discover whether light cured materials are best for veneer cementation

·         Can you increase post retention with a bonded technique?

·         Discover which ceramic is best for posterior high strength applications


Anterior and Posterior composites

·         Select the proper composite resin kit for anterior and posterior applications

·         Learn a simplified layering technique to improve anterior composite resin esthetics

·         Avoid light proximal contacts




Course Overview.


This clinically oriented course compares new materials and evaluates their clinical success.  It will not make you an instant millionaire, prevent hair loss, nor will it make you beautiful or thin.  However, it will provide thoughtful insight on controversies surrounding clinical techniques and supply answers to many of your clinical questions.  Understand which material works and why it works rather than hear, “It works for me”.  See the newest results of long-term clinical trials, which will be presented and discussed.  For example, questions like "how wet is wet bonding, are self etching adhesives the best, can resin modified glass ionomer cements be used with all ceramic restorations, are high strength ceramics stronger, and are LED curing lights worth the purchase" will be addressed during the course.  The presentations are designed as clinical updates and clinical success with different composites, adhesives, ceramic materials and cements will be demonstrated.  This fast paced course will improve your dental practice and selection of dental materials. This course is designed to provide information that can be used the following clinic day and will provide useful information to improve your practice.



            “Short” CV

                                     Dr. John O. Burgess, DDS, MS


            Dr. John O. Burgess is a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry. He received his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas, completed a one year General Practice Residency and a two year General Dentistry Residency.

            Currently, Dr. Burgess is Professor and Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at the University of AL in Birmingham.  He was formerly the Chairman of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials as well as the Assistant Dean for Clinical research at LSUHSC-School of Dentistry. He was a military consultant in general dentistry to the Air Force Surgeon General. He received certification from the American Board of Dentistry and is a diplomat of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry.  He is a member of many dental associations including the American Dental Association, the American Association for Dental Research, the Academy of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Burgess is a fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and the American College of Dentists.  He is a scientist for the Materials Center at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston.

            A prolific researcher, Dr. Burgess has published more than 300 articles, abstracts and textbook chapters.  He is a member of the advisory board for the Dental Advisor.  He is a past chair of the Biomaterials Section of the American Association for Dental Schools and has served on the Executive Board for the American Association for Dental Research.  Currently he is a consultant to the American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs and is a member of two ADA MD 156 committees on specification development for materials and devices.  He is active in clinical evaluations of dental materials and is an investigator on clinical protocols evaluating adhesives, ceramic restoratives, fluoride releasing materials, bonded amalgam, posterior composites, impression materials and bleaching agents.  Dr. Burgess lectures extensively nationally and internationally and has presented more than 600 continuing education courses.

            Dr. Burgess is married to a wonderful lady, Patricia. They live in Birmingham, Al.