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Dynamic Dentistry: Co-Sponsored with Delta Dental

Course Date: 
July 26, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructors: 

Caroline Shiboski, DDS, MPH, PhD
Ram Vaderhobli, DDS


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Clinical Aspects of Adhesive Dentistry

Ram M. Vaderhobli, DDS, MS



What You Will Learn
During this course, fundamental principles and application of adhesion in day-to-day clinical dentistry will be discussed.  Evidence-based protocols in restorative care using case studies will be covered.  Also, recent research advancements in bonding will also be addressed to permit you to make evidence-based decisions regarding the vastly expanded field of adhesive dentistry.


Participants will learn sandwich techniques, bonding systems, restoring endodontically accessed teeth, repairing porcelain crowns in vivo, composite manipulation techniques, and current concepts in cementing all ceramic crowns.  Dr. Vaderhobli will discuss the practice of evidence-based restorative dentistry based on the scientific literature and contemporary concepts taught UCSF. 


Benefits of the Course

·      Learn the scientific principles involved in adhesion

·      See authentic clinical applications of adhesion in restoring both vital and endodontically treated teeth

·      Discuss standardizing cementation protocols for ceramic crowns


Learning Objectives

By the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

·      Maximize adhesive dentistry for predictable composite restorations

·      Develop a protocol for repairing fractured porcelain crowns

·      Describe the steps required to cement all-ceramic crowns

·      Differentiate among the generations of bonding systems in terms of their clinical applications



Ram M. Vaderhobli, DDS, MS, is Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Preventative and Restorative Dental Sciences at the UCSF School of Dentistry.  He is the Clinic Director for CAD/CAM and the Dental Director for the UCSF/ LMC AEGD program.



This course is intended for General Dentists and Dental Assistants.


Oral Medicine Update: Diagnosing and Managing Common Oral Diseases

Caroline Shiboski, DDS, MPH, PhD


What You Will Learn


You will explore the key elements inherent to establishing a differential diagnosis of common oral mucosal diseases through case-based discussions. This presentation also addresses the diagnosis and management of common inflammatory conditions (auto-immune and reactive), infectious diseases, and precancerous lesions that are encountered in both general and specialty practices.  You will also review oral complications of head and neck cancer therapy.  You have a critical role in preventing osteoradionecrosis; plus how to develop and implement an oral/dental treatment plan for head and neck cancer patients prior to, during, and after radiation therapy.


Benefits of the Course

Participants will learn:

·      How to diagnose and manage common oral diseases following standard of care, and when to refer their patients to the Oral Medicine specialty clinic.

·      Basic biopsy technique, and when to perform an incisional versus excisional biopsy.

·      Optimal biopsy sites including when to biopsy within an ulcer versus adjacent to an ulcer site.

·      Strategies to prevent osteoradionecrosis among their post-radiation patients


Learning Objectives

By the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

·      Establish differential diagnoses of oral mucosal conditions.

·       Distinguish among inflammatory diseases, infectious diseases, reactive processes, and potentially pre-cancerous lesions.

·      Asses when biopsies are required, and when patients need to be referred to an Oral Medicine specialist.

·      Perform pre-radiation head and neck oral evaluations.

·      Describe dental procedures that are contra-indicated in post-radiation head and neck cancer patients




Caroline Shiboski, DDS, MPH, PhD, is Professor in interim Chair of the Department of Orofacial Sciences, and the Director of the Post-Graduate Residency program in Oral Medicine at the University of California San Francisco.  She obtained her DDS from the Universite Rene Descartes in Paris and has advanced training in Epidemiology (MPH and PhD from UC Berkeley) and Oral Medicine.  She is a certified Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.


This course is intended for general dentists, specialists, and dental dygienists.



This course is designated for 7 units of Continuing Dental Education Credit.



150/Delta Dentist
249/Non-Delta Dentist


Cole Hall
Medical Sciences Building
513 Parnassus Ave, SF

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