Wednesday 5 February 2020
Royal Scots Club
29-31 Abercrombie Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE, Scotland
14:00 Lecture starts
17:30 Q&A and end of lecture
18:30 Dinner - please email email@example.com if you wish to attend the dinner and if you have any dietary requirements - deadline for the dinner: Friday 24 January 2020
|Branch / Section|
East of Scotland Branch
BDA members - Free (Lecture AND Dinner)
*Please note this event is open to BDA members only*
**Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend the dinner after the lecture - deadline to book the dinner is Friday 24 January 2020
To discuss the
properties of resin composite materials and their associated dentine bonding
agents, their suitability for use in load-bearing cavities and clinical factors
which will lead to success.
After attending this presentation, delegates should be aware of:
- Which tooth-coloured material is appropriate for restoration of loadbearing cavities in posterior teeth
- How best to bond resin composite restorations to tooth structure
- How to deal with the effects of polymerisation shrinkage
- Which matrix techniques will produce a tight interproximal contact
- Factors which will produce a longlasting restoration which is free from post-op pain.
Patient demand for tooth-coloured restorations in their posterior teeth
has been rising steadily for the past 20 years, partly because of increased patient
awareness of dental aesthetics, but also because of anxieties regarding
mercury-containing restorations in their teeth, even if this is unfounded. This
has been given increased impetus following the Minamata Agreement in 2013 and
the sequel to that, namely, the banning of amalgam, in under 15 year-old
patients and pregnant/nursing women, in countries who ratified the
This presentation will discuss, briefly, the history of resin composite
materials, then major on alternatives to amalgam for loadbearing situations in
posterior teeth, principally (but not exclusively) resin composite, and its
latest variant, the bulk-fill composite materials. The presentation will also examine
contemporary dentine bonding agents which need to be used in conjunction with
“posterior composites”, how to avoid the problems of post-op sensitivity and
defective contact points, and the factors which may influence the success of “posterior
Trevor Burke graduated at Queens University Belfast, and, following appointments in Belfast and Manchester, he worked in general dental practice from 1975 to 1996 in Manchester, also working 1.5 days per week in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. His first Chair was in Glasgow in 1996, moving to become Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2000, becoming part- time in 2014.
Trevor is (co-) author of 370 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and three books. His principal research interests are in the translation of in vitro research on dental materials into the clinical situation. In this regard, he co-ordinates the work a practice-based research group (The PREP Panel, with 30 dentists UK-wide) who carry out clinical and "handling" evaluations of a variety of materials. He also is engaged in extensive work on survival of restorations, using a database of circa 10 million restorations at 16 years. Trevor has been awarded over 70 research grants.
As well as research and writing, Trevor's other responsibilities are being Programme Director of a Masters course in Advanced General Dental Practice since 2002, a part time course designed to suit the busy lives of dental practitioners. A distance version of the course commenced in Feb.2013, on which there are presently 46 students enrolled. He also is Editorial Director of the journal Dental Update.
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