When it comes to your day-to-day practice, routine procedures like posterior composites can easily be overshadowed by more complex cases. But what if you could work more efficiently on posterior composites to make an everyday technique add up to a long-term value?

In two brand-new Spear Online courses, restorative expert Dr. Marcos Vargas offers guidance on various techniques and materials to help you optimize your clinical time and gain the confidence to generate more consistently predictable patient outcomes. Dr. Vargas is a Spear Visiting Faculty member and clinical lecturer at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

Understanding resin composite materials is key to successfully restoring function and increasing the longevity of posterior composite fillings. In "Posterior Composites: Bulk Fill Resin Composites," Dr. Vargas discusses various characteristics of those materials and explains the bulk fill technique.

The course begins with an understanding of the history of the material, then covers key components necessary to improve posterior composites, including, but not limited to:

  • Isolation
  • Rings and matrices
  • Armamentarium
  • Preparation design
  • Bulk placement and polymerization of composites
  • Finishing and polishing techniques

In this economy, patients are seeking more affordable solutions for esthetic treatment. New composite techniques are a valuable method for delivering excellent esthetic results with strong clinical performance, meaning clinicians can anticipate more composite cases, more consistently.

Dr. Vargas details those new techniques in "Posterior Composites: Techniques for Great Dentistry," in which he lays out a step-by-step method for preparing, placing, filling, contouring and polishing posterior composite fillings. Doctors of all experience levels can benefit from learning more about the principles of adhesives and etching and bonding, in addition to deep margin elevation techniques.

But there's an even bigger takeaway in this lesson, and that's the importance of consistently refining routine skills to continuously offer patients Great Dentistry.

You can refresh your skills on hundreds of other clinical topics and technique at any time by checking out our full library of online courses at https://online.speareducation.com/course.