october, 2020

202024oct9:00 am4:30 pmAlternatives to CrownsFacilitated by Dr Michael Mandikos 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:General Restorative,ProsthodonticsFormat:In-Person

Alternatives to Crowns

Event Details

The Indirect-Direct Composite Restoration

A patient presents to your practice requiring urgent attention for a fractured molar. Secretly, you hope that the tooth will require a crown, but instead find that the tooth is largely intact and perhaps should be treated with a large direct composite. Disheartened at not being able to do a more complex and profitable procedure, you resign yourself to the mundane of a “533”.

Whilst this is of course being a little cheeky with the reality of such a situation, it is true that larger composites are very hard to do, and you would prefer to do a crown. But when your clinical judgment tells you that the tooth does not really need a full coverage crown, what is the alternative?

Too often this is the thought process we go through when in fact the present technologies and techniques available to us make this an exciting opportunity to practice minimal intervention, bio-mimetic dentistry. And with no laboratory fee, these procedures are profitable! This tooth does not require a filling, it is crying out for an adhesive, reinforcing, aesthetic reconstruction in composite resin!

During this lecture program, you will learn about the latest advancements in dentine bonding agents and ultra-low shrinkage composite resins. See how these materials can be implemented into your practice, bringing with them the benefits of lower polymerisation shrinkage and decreased stresses to the tooth. Post-operative sensitivity can be resigned to the past and these technologies will help to further improve the prognosis of the tooth and the longevity of these conservative restorations. In this presentation, you will see how these principles can be applied to anterior and posterior restorations.

Learning Objectives

  • The current state of Dentine Bonding – Should you use 4th, 5th 6th, 7th or 8th Generation dentine bonding systems?
  • Advances in composite resin chemistry
  • The effects of amalgams on teeth – how well do they last and what can they do to the tooth?
  • How to place an indirect composite that you can readily make yourself without a lab fee.
  • Cementation procedures for Inlays and Onlays (and crowns!)
  • Learn how to make composite dentistry a practical, enjoyable and profitable part of your practice, whilst providing an optimal standard of care for your patients.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Michael Mandikos

    Dr Michael Mandikos

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    Dr Michael Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines.

    Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a reviewer for several Journals including the Australian Dental Journal and Quintessence International and is a product evaluator for several dental companies.

    Michael has presented continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA and maintains a Private Practice limited to Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s Inner West

    Specialist Prosthodontist


ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours



Member Price: $891.00, Non-Member Price: $1,070.00

Event Reviews

There are no reviews for this event