Clinical Aspects of Adhesive Dentistry

UCSF School of Nursing N-225

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Drs. Harry Albers and Ram Vaderhobli will discuss the fundamental principles and application of adhesion in day-to day clinical dentistry. They will cover evidence-based protocols in restorative care using case presentations. Recent research advancements in bonding will also be addressed.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn, sandwich techniques, bonding systems, repairing porcelain crowns in vivo, composite manipulation techniques and current concepts in cementing all ceramic crowns. They will discuss practice of evidence-based dentistry protocols in restorative dentistry using teaching concepts at UCSF and in scientific literature. Attendees will also learn about recent research advancements in bonding.


  • Define clinical application of adhesion
  • Discuss the scientific principles involved in adhesion
  • Discuss bonding techniques for All-ceramic crowns

Educational Objectives:

  • Describe different generations of bonding systems and their clinical importance
  • Discuss how to maximize adhesive dentistry for predictable composite restorations
  • Identify how to cement an all-ceramic crown
  • Discuss how to clinically repair a fractured porcelain crown

Intended Audience:
This course is designed for general dentists, dental specialists, and the entire dental team.


Ram M. Vaderhobli, DDS, MS

Dr. Vaderhobli is an Associate Professor, Dental Director for Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) post-graduate residency, He has an active role in education ,and research at UCSF School of Dentistry with numerous awards, publications, and recognitions most notably both Arthur C. Dugoni California Dental Association, and the American College of Dentists. He maintains a private practice within the University Faculty practice and is widely recognized as an expert on adhesive dentistry.

Harry Albers, DDS, FAGD

During the past forty years Dr. Albers has written several dental texts and lectured extensively on cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
He has taught a hands-on comprehensive 3 year study group on all phases of cosmetic and adhesive dentistry at UCSF, UOP, UW, UO OHSU, for over 25 years. Dr Albers has also authored Tooth Colored Restoratives, presently in its tenth edition, which is considered industry standard for the selection and use of direct esthetic restoratives. He has won numerous awards for teaching and public service to the profession. Dr. Albers maintains a private practice and teaching office in Santa Rosa, California. He currently teaches at UCSF and lectures on all phases of restorative dentistry.

CDE Coursework Units:
8 Category I Units

Dentist - $315
Auxiliary - $249
UCSF Faculty/Staff: Please call 415.514.0778.
Tuition includes continental breakfast, lunch, course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled.

Directions to Lecture Hall N225:
Enter UCSF through the Medical Sciences building, up a short flight of stairs at 513 Parnassus Ave. A short way straight ahead down the main hall, you will see a large, open stairway.Climb these stairs and enter Saunders Court. The Nursing building lies in front of you; to your left you will see the Health Sciences West tower. Cross the courtyard and enter the Nursing building. You should see a cafe on your right as you come through the door. The N225 lecture hall is located to your left.

For more information please call our office at 415.514.0778.