Direct resin composites restorations is the procedure most commonly done daily in dental practices nowadays. They provide patients with minimally invasive restorations while providing esthetics, longevity, and function; they are personally rewarding and cost effective. However, dental practitioners face difficulties while placing these restorations. This presentation will provide tips and techniques for achieving predictable restorations in daily practice, it will provide guidelines for shade selection, cavity preparation, placement, achieving adequate proximal contacts and contouring and polishing with the ultimate goal of producing long lasting, functionally esthetic restorations.
Obtain adequate shade selection for resin composites
Achieve proper cavity preparation for resin composites
Contour and polish resin composites
Dr. Vargas received his DDS from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru in 1985. He attended a 2-year AEGD program with emphasis on restorative dentistry at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. He received a Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1994. Currently, Dr. Vargas is a professor in the Department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He teaches undergraduate and graduate students and has published extensively in the areas of dental materials, adhesion, resin composites, and ceramics. He participates extensively in continuing education, nationally and internationally with many hands-on seminars with resin composites. He has published more than 100 articles in per review journals and other clinical cases and it a member of Style Italiano. Dr. Vargas maintains a private practice limited to restorative dentistry with emphasis in esthetic dentistry.