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MCDS Semi-Annual Meeting - Dr. Alireza Sadr

Apr 28, 2023 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

RIT Inn & Conference Center5257 W Henrietta Road
5257 W Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467


MCDS Semi-Annual Meeting - Dr. Alireza Sadr
RIT Inn & Conference Center5257 W Henrietta Road
5257 W Henrietta Road
Henrietta, NY 14467

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Friday, April 28, 2023
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W Henrietta Rd., Henrietta, NY 14467

“Structural Adhesive Dental Restorations”

Presented by
Alireza Sadr, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Registration and Breakfast 7:30 am * Lecture 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch at noon

7 MCE Credits
NYS requires 60 continuing education credit hours for every 3-year registration period
18 out of the 60 credits can be home study

Session Description:
Dental bonding revolutionized the shape and content of clinical dentistry, presenting a durable minimally invasive alternative to the traditional approach. Thanks to the strong bonding achieved by functional monomers and multi-step adhesives such as the two-step self-etching adhesive, retention form for an intracoronal adhesive restoration is not considered a challenge anymore; however, sealing is still considered a critical issue. Polymerization shrinkage stress still affects all kinds of bonded restorations. Our research methodology is based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) and presented a systematic approach to evaluate the bonded interface of resin composites. We showed that in addition to debonding, the shrinkage stress can induce and propagate tooth cracks; OCT is a unique tool for assessment, both in vitro and clinically. Today, tooth crack is a major concern in restoration of structurally compromised teeth, particularly those previously treated with the traditional dentistry. Biomimetic and adhesive reconstruction of a cracked tooth requires a structural approach, which relies on adhesion, mimics the properties of the natural tissues, and presents a mechanism to mitigate the internal and external functional stresses, such as the fiber-reinforced composites. This presentation introduces a concept for structural adhesive dental restorations.

Learning Objectives:
At conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Understand optical coherence tomography and its application in restorative dentistry
- Learn about early diagnosis of cracks and management strategies using structural adhesive dentistry
- Become familiar with the concept of stress reduction using fiber-reinforced composites

Dr. Ali Sadr received his DDS degree from the National University of Iran (SBMU), and completed his PhD with advanced training in operative dentistry in Tokyo Medical and Dental University, mentored by Prof. Junji Tagami in 2008. He has focused on advanced technology research, mainly dental adhesives, and fiber-reinforced composites. He made a major contribution to develop optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging for non-invasive diagnosis of caries and cracks. He is currently the director of operative dentistry at UW, while mentoring researchers and practicing dentistry. Dr. Sadr has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles with over 7600 scientific citations. He has presented lectures and workshops in 20 countries. He received the UW Faculty Award for his operative dentistry training courses for 3 years in a row since 2019. In 2022, Dr. Sadr received the IADR Dental Materials Career Award (The Bayne Award) recognizing his significant contribution to the science and application of dental materials research.

Monroe County Dental Society is a component of the 7th District; recognized as a CERP provider through NYSDA.
• Continuing Education (CE) credits are awarded for all lectures that meet the NYSED requirements.
• One hour of credit is awarded for each 50 minutes of presentation attended.
• CE forms for NYS Continuing Education requirements will be given to each attendee when checking in at registration.
• To verify attendance, a four-digit code, read at the end of each seminar must be marked on the CE form.
• After completing the form, please bring the white copy to the registration table before leaving.
• The yellow copy is for your own records. It is recommended that you retain copies of all your CE forms in case of audit.

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Program Cost:
$290.00 for ADA Dentist
$500.00 for Non-ADA Member
$150.00 for Retired, Staff, Spouse

Course Credit: 7CE Credit Hours

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Monroe County Dental Society
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