New Dental Adhesives and Crown Cements – What Should You Use and Why?
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WSDA Academy

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What Is the WSDA Academy?

Created by new dentists, for new dentists, the WSDA Academy offers free continuing education classes for WSDA member dentists 0-10 years out of dental school or their graduate/specialty program. 
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Available Courses

New Academy courses will be announced in early 2019.

New Dental Adhesives and Crown Cements – What Should You Use and Why?

  • Thu, Apr 12, 2018 | 6:00 PM - Thu, Apr 12, 2018 | 9:00 PM
  • Address: 126 NW Canal St, Seattle, WA 98107

Speaker: Dr. Glen H. Johnson
CE Credits:
FREE for members 0-10 years out of dental school

Complimentary ​dinner provided.


Several dental companies offer “universal” bonding systems incorporating new chemistry and simplified procedures. What does the evidence show? The new bonding systems will be discussed and recommendations will be given.

Almost simultaneously, new composite resin luting systems have been introduced which utilize the new adhesives. How do these cements compare with established luting agents? How do the so-called self‐adhesive cements perform? What cements can be successfully used with high‐strength zirconium oxide crowns (e.g. Zenostar) and with lithium disilicate crowns (e.g. IPS e.max Press)? How should one treat the internal of the zirconia and lithium disilicate prior to cementation? How well to the new cements retain crowns? Information from recent studies will be presented to aid in clinical decisions.

Depending on time, the session may conclude with a series of practical "tips" for everyday dental practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the nature, advantages, and limitations of new types of dental adhesives and cements
  • Select safe and efficacious products
  • Employ new techniques and products that can improve the quality of their practice of dentistry

Dr. Johnson is Professor, served as Director of the Division of Dental Materials Science, and as Interim Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. His research focus remains with laboratory and clinical evaluation of new restorative dental materials and techniques. He has authored numerous articles in peer‐reviewed journals, is a frequent presenter at scientific and professional meetings and has held continuing dental education courses in and outside North America.

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2018 Academy Schedule

See below for​ the 2018 WSDA Academy ​schedule. New courses will be announced in early 2019.

Date  Speaker Topic  Register
2/21/2018 Dr. Edmond Truelove Health & Wellness/Oral Medicine/TMJ
3/15/2018 Dr. Beatrice Gandara Pregnancy & Dentistry  
3/24/2018 Dr. Paola Leone Orthodontics
4/12/2018 Dr. Glen Johnson Dental Materials ​ 
4/19/2018 Dr. Chris Pickel Treatment Planning
5/9/2018 Dr. Kris Aadland CAD/CAM
6/22/2018 Dr. Lee Ann Brady Restorative (PNDC Workshop)
9/13/2018 Drs. Nhi Pham & Jeff Parrish Volunteerism
10/2/2018 Dr. Michael Johnson Prosthodontics
11/3/2018 Dr. Noah Letwin Oral Surgery

The Academy is focused on developing scholars who are distinctly prepared to succeed in every aspect of their professional lives by creating a community of young dentists committed to continued learning and the Academy ideals, "aliqua, virtus, amicitia" (education, excellence, friendship).

C​ourses are usually limited to 33 attendees, with some courses accommodating more.

Programming for the WSDA Academy is developed by the WSDA New Dentist Think Tank.
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