october, 2021

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202123oct9:00 am4:30 pmBattle of the BondsPRESENTED BY Dr Michael Mandikos9:00 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development 1 Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:General Restorative,ProsthodonticsFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Event Details

Am I Doing it Right?

This question is so often heard from Dentists during bonding procedures.

The truth is, there are so many options available for dentine bonding systems today, and so many associated “hints and tips” to get the best bonding performance, that it can become quite confusing, and some clinicians may find themselves using the wrong application technique for their product. The result can be poor bond strengths or post-operative sensitivity issues, which ruin the clinical case, and the inevitable conclusion is that the adhesive is blamed for the unfavourable outcome.

In this, one-day lecture and workshop program, Dr Mandikos will cover the relevant theory of dentine bonding, to ensure attendees understand how bonding works, and what each of the different systems available actually does. He will demystify bonding protocols and bust a few “Urban Myths” along the way.

Then, in a fun and semi-competitive environment, Attendees will make their own bond testing specimens, with their preferred bond, and test their bond strengths in our special bond strength testing machine. It will be Dentist versus Dentist as course attendees go head to head, to see who can achieve the title of Top Bondodontist!

Learning Objectives

  • How dentine and enamel bonding work 
  • A review of the different bonding systems
  • Evidence based techniques – how to bond properly
  • When to use silanes and metal primers
  • Learn how to assess new dentine bonding systems
  • The role of the new Universal Adhesives – are they the future?
  • How good is your system? Do your own testing of your own bond


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(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours



Non-Member Dentist -$1188.00, ADA Member Dentist- $990.00,Hygienist / Therapist / Prosthetist -$990.00, Member of another ADA State $990.00, and Recent Grads -$792.00

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