Restorative Course 2 - Esthetics and Function of Direct Posterior Restorations:
Layering vs. Bulk Filling
09:00 - 18:30

Dr. Michael Dieter, DDS, Head of Professional Services- Switzerland
Date: Sunday, 5th February 2017
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Venue: Novotel World Trade Centre Hotel
Course Fee: AED 2,200
(Teaching Method: Participation)

Total Credit points:5
Accreditation         Number:0006/17

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Course Participants learn how to restore posterior teeth more efficiently and esthetically in daily practice with direct composite materials. Every participant will prepare a large class II molar defect and subsequently build up the defect to its natural anatomic shape using 2 different techniques: 1. the more sophisticated layering technique with opaque dentin shades/semi-translucent enamel shades and 2. The latest bulk-fill technique. All the necessary steps from adequate tooth preparation through bonding procedures to restoring and polishing will be carried out discussed in detail to achieve natural & functional restorations including a perfect contact point. Tips and tricks to avoid post- operative sensitivity will be discussed and shown in detail.



Direct composites have become increasingly popular as tooth-colored restorations also for extensive lesions in posterior teeth. Today, direct posterior restorations represent a major treatment modality of the restorative dentist. Reconstitution of the natural anatomical morphology applying the latest resin composite materials yields an esthetic restoration that is long lasting in the patient’s mouth.

However, the step-by-step procedure of the incremental build-up technique can be very time consuming in the dental practice. Recently developed composite materials for bulk-fill application possibly have the potential to save significant chairside time for the creation of posterior restorations.


Learning Objective:

·         Minimally-invasive tooth preparation techniques to optimize adhesion

·         Predictable bonding procedures to optimize adhesion and avoid sensitivity

·         Perform the layering technique and the bulk fill technique for posterior build-ups

·         Creation of perfect proximal contact points

·         Perfection of finishing and polishing techniques


Who Should Attend:

·General Practitioners



Course Outline:

09:00 – 10:30 Lecture: Tooth preparation, bonding procedures, composite material science

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00 Lecture: Light polymerization, Layering technique vs. Bulk-Fill technique - Part I

12:00 – 13:00 Lecture: Light polymerization, Layering technique vs. Bulk-Fill technique - Part II

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 Hands-on: Build-up of an extended posterior defect with the Layering Technique

15:00 – 16:00 Hands-on: Build-up of an extended posterior defect with the Bulk-Fill Technique

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 – 17:30 Finishing & polishing technique

17:30 – 18:00 Summary, Questions & Answers

Speaker Biography:

Dr. Michael Dieter is a German dentist and practices esthetic dentistry in a private dental clinic in Switzerland. He is intensively lecturing worldwide on topics related to the latest science in clinical techniques and dental materials.

Note: due to high demands from participants to repeat this course we made it possible with updates