Resin Adhesion to Tooth Structure/Caries Management
Friday, September 13, 2013 from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Dr. Edmond R. Hewlett is a native of Los Angeles, California. He attended UCLA from 1972 to 1976 as an undergraduate majoring in Biology, and in 1980 received his D.D.S. degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry. He then completed a 1-year general practice residency program at the University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago. Returning to Los Angeles, Dr. Hewlett joined the UCLA School of Dentistry faculty in 1982 as a lecturer (part-time). In 1987, Dr. Hewlett was appointed to the full-time academic faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Section of Operative Dentistry, and promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1994. Dr. Hewlett is a past Division Chair of Restorative Dentistry at UCLA, and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Division. In June, 2003, Dr. Hewlett completed postgraduate training in Prosthodontics at UCLA and was awarded a certificate in this dental specialty.
Chief among Dr. Hewlett’s teaching responsibilities is the predoctoral curriculum in Esthetic Dentistry at UCLA. His other teaching activities have included preclinical and clinical instruction in all aspects of restorative dentistry and postdoctoral seminars on adhesive restorative materials and dental photography. He has been honored for his teaching efforts with awards from several graduating classes, including the Instructor of the Year award from the Classes of 2000 and 2004. Dr. Hewlett’s teaching has additionally been recognized with the 2004 National Dental Association/Colgate-Palmolive Faculty Recognition Award and an award from the UCLA Chapter of Alpha Omega dental fraternity.
Dr. Hewlett’s research efforts have been devoted to the areas of restorative dental materials and dental health services, and dental education curricula. His bibliography includes numerous scientific articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, as well as 2 book chapters. He has presented over 200 invited lectures and courses on adhesive restorative dentistry materials and techniques both nationally and internationally. He served as a member of and remains a consultant to the U.S Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Dental Products Panel and a Health Science Consultant to RAND in Santa Monica. He has also served as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, and contributing editor to the Journal of the California Dental Association. Dr. Hewlett currently serves as a National Media Spokesperson for the American Dental Association and an Editorial Team Member for Reality – an annually-published information resource for esthetic dentistry. His memberships in professional societies include American Dental Association, National Dental Association, International and American Associations for Dental Research, Academy of Operative Dentistry, American College of Prosthodontists, and the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Hewlett has been recognized for his contributions to the dental profession by induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society and the American College of Dentists. Since 1987, Dr. Hewlett has maintained a private practice in restorative and prosthetic dentistry at the UCLA Faculty Group Dental Practice.
“Healing Dental Caries: The Minimal Intervention Approach”
Scientific breakthroughs enable dental practitioners to treat and cure diseases more effectively than ever. Better understanding of pathogenic and risk factors for dental caries have produced highly effective evidence-based protocols for risk assessment and management (including many non-invasive measures) of this infectious disease. As a result, the paradigm of caries management has shifted away from a reparative model to one focused on detection, risk assessment, and healing of early lesions. This presentation will provide dentists and hygienists with information and procedures for incorporating this important treatment concept into everyday practice.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES/BENEFITS TO ATTENDEES:
Understanding the medical model of caries management.
- Learning protocols for risk assessment and monitoring.
- Learning minimally-invasive techniques for antibacterial therapy and remineralization.
"Stick to It – Predictable, Durable Adhesion in Esthetic Restorative Dentistry"
The array of esthetic restorative materials available to dentists has never been more diverse or more widely applicable to common clinical situations than it is today. The clinical success of these materials, however, is critically dependant upon the establishment of an adhesive tooth-restoration interface that is continuous, tenacious, and durable. Furthermore, the numerous variables (substrates, products, techniques) typically encountered during adhesive procedures challenge our ability to consistently and predictably establish such an interface. This presentation distills the best currently available evidence on resin-tooth adhesion into sound, practical tips for selecting and utilizing today’s materials to overcome these variables and achieve optimal results with adhesive dentistry.
EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES/BENEFITS TO ATTENDEES:
Understanding the fundamentals of resin adhesion to tooth structure and the commonly-encountered clinical variables which can produce sub-optimal adhesion.
- Reduced confusion when selecting from the vast array of adhesive dental materials.
- Improved clinical results through better understanding of material properties, interactions, and limitations.