To Prep or Not to Prep

202022feb8:15 am5:00 pmTo Prep or Not to PrepFacilitated by Dr Clarence Tam8:15 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA WADisciplineGeneral RestorativeFormatHands-on

Event Details

Course Outline:

The ability for the modern clinician to decipher and distinguish which materials will work best in a given situation is often driven by a balance between cost and residual tooth structure. Using the science, how can we design the direct restoration to withstand masticatory pressures without subjecting it to premature failure? How can we achieve this with reduction of the minimal amount of tooth structure? Is less reduction better or worse? Is minimally-invasive dentistry just a table top restoration with a bonded porcelain onlay on top? Not always. When do we actually need to crown a tooth? What risks are we taking? Join us as we take a candid journey through various clinical situations that will reinforce what to do when you encounter a decision bump in the road. This lecture will enable snap-judgement diagnosis of a myriad of clinical situations ranging from veneers to onlays, and allow an opportunity for you to practice various preparations ahead of Monday morning.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. The difference between adhesively-retained and cohesively-retained restorations.
  2. The point to transition an adhesively-retained restoration to a cohesively-retained restoration.
  3. Various preparation designs pertaining to different presenting clinical situations.
  4. Practice modern preparations and learn how to dial in the occlusion to minimise post-operative complications.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Clarence Tam

    Dr Clarence Tam


    Dr Clarence Tam is originally from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively.

    Clarence’s practice is limited to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is well-published to both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures internationally.

    Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is currently one of only two individuals in Australasia to hold Board-Certified Accredited Member Status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Clarence is a Key Opinion Leader for multinational dental companies Kuraray Noritake, J Morita Corp, Hu-Friedy, Henry Schein, Ivoclar Vivadent, DentsplySirona, Kerr, GC Australasia, SDI, Coltene




In Western Australia, ADAWA is regarded as the recognised voice of dentistry. With around 92% of registered dentists and dental specialists across the private and public sectors as members, the Association provides a most effective representative body. ADAWA strives to promote the art and science of dentistry, to represent the profession and to provide services which promote the highest level of oral health in the community.
adawa@adawa.com.au ADA House, 54-58 Havelock Street, West Perth, WA 6005

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(Saturday) 8:15 am - 5:00 pm AWST(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours



Members: To Prep or Not to Prep $1,507.00 Includes morning & afternoon tea. CPD Hours: 7, Non-Members: To Prep or Not to Prep $2,260.50 Includes morn/aft tea & lunch. CPD Hours 14

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