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Simplifying Adhesive Dentistry

Speaker: Dr. Rafael Rocha Pacheco

November 4, 2024

ACDE Webinar Series

ACDE (Association for Continuing Dental Education)

The Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 37 of its member schools, is jointly providing a series of live webinars. This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental professional’s schedule and interests.

Course Description

Adhesive Dentistry has transformed the treatment planning and procedural steps in modern dentistry. The use of adhesive systems and polymeric materials such as resin composites, coupled with ceramics, enables clinicians to preserve more sound dental structures during restorative procedures while achieving exceptional esthetic results with robust mechanical strength and longevity. However, the high technique sensitivity of these procedures can result in issues like marginal gaps, color alteration, marginal staining, reduced mechanical strength, de-bonding, reduced longevity, post-operative sensitivity, and others. Proper technique and correct material selection are crucial for successful restorative procedures. This course aims to provide evidence-based information to clinicians, explaining how to apply complex concepts to clinical practice in a straightforward manner.

  • At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the different types of adhesive techniques and the most recent dental materials (adhesive systems, resin composites, resin cements, and ceramics).
    • Select the appropriate restorative system (ceramic, metal, composite, adhesive system, resin cement) for each substrate and clinical situation.
    • Identify the problems and limitations of current adhesive techniques and materials.
    • Use guidelines to minimize errors and increase the longevity of adhesive restorations.
  • This webinar will be held on Zoom.

    Instructions will be sent to you by email closer to the course start date on how to access the Zoom meeting.

  • Cancellations made more than 10 calendar days before the course start date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 calendar days of the course start date.

    Refunds will not be issued for registrants who do not attend, regardless of reason for absence.

    Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual.

    To cancel your registration, please follow the link and instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. If you are eligible for a refund, the refund will be processed automatically upon cancellation. Please allow 3-5 business days for the transaction to be completed.

    Continuing Dental Education (University of Toronto) reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registrations, instructor cancellation, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be issued, and registrants will be notified promptly. We are not liable for any associated losses, damages, or expenses, including travel and accommodations.

  • After completing this course, a certificate of completion that indicates the number of Continuing Education (CE) points earned will be sent to you within 7-10 days by email.


Dr. Pacheco is an Associate Professor and Section Director of Dental Materials at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He is the course director of dental materials to dental students, graduate, and dental hygiene students, and teaches operative dentistry and fixed prosthodontics. Dr. Pacheco holds a DDS, a MSc (Dental Materials), and a PhD (Dental Materials). He is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Restorative Sciences at the Dental College of Georgia. He was previously an Associate Professor with tenure and Department Chair at the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry (since 2015). Dr. Pacheco is the author/co-author of multiple peer reviewed journal articles, five book chapters and his research in focused on Dental materials used in Restorative Dentistry (Polymerization, Dental Ceramics, Resin Composites, and Adhesive Systems).

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