‘Anterior Layering Technique of Direct Composite Restoration’
Institute of Advanced
Dental Sciences and Research (IADSR) recently conducted a one day workshop on
‘Anterior Layering Technique of Direct Composite Restoration’. The workshop was
held as a part of the IADSR 8th Professional Diploma in Advanced General Dentistry
(PDAGD). Dr Salman Ashraf Khan, BDS, FRACDS (Australia), Head of the Department
and Assistant Professor at University of Lahore facilitated the participants.
His prime focus was Class IV cavity and diastema closure. He explicated that
esthetic excellence can be achieved with a non-aggressive minimal tooth
reduction approach by using direct adhesive composite resin restoration. He
also taught about shade selection, colour mapping and explained different
preparation techniques. He emphasized a lot on dental photography and
elaborated on how it could enhance the quality of work of clinicians. Composite
layering technique, peg laterals, finishing techniques including shaping,
contouring, and polishing were also taught by the facilitator.
The attendees were then assigned
with a case study to solve and discuss new problems that are identified during
clinical practice. Participants diagnosed different cases, and also designed
comprehensive treatment plans. Followed by which, extensive hands-on procedures
and their discussion took place. The queries raised while performing the
procedures were answered by Dr Salman Ashraf.
- ‘Dental Restoration Technique’
Another comprehensive one-day workshop on ‘Dental
Restoration Technique’ was held at Institute of Advanced Dental Sciences and
Research (IADSR). It was conducted as a part of IADSR 8th Professional Diploma
in Advanced General dentistry (PDAGD) and was facilitated by Dr Irsam Haider,
BDS, MCPS, MSc (Endodontic). He commenced the workshop by illustrating the
importance of isolation and thoroughly elucidated rubber dam with its material
and instruments; broad range applications of Optra-dam; and floss ligature
ligation technique. He further elaborated techniques for Class II cavity
restoration, and class V cavity restoration. The complete procedure of ‘occlusal
stamp technique’ with its indications, contraindications, advantages, and
disadvantages was also explained to the participants. Dr Irsam provided
guidelines on how to efficaciously perform restorative procedures on pediatric
patients. All the procedures, which were taught during the workshop, were
practiced by participants individually on typodonts and phantom heads.
Complications faced by the participants were addressed and solved by the
facilitator. Participants also inquired about different clinical intricacies
which they have faced while performing restorative techniques. All the
inquiries were comprehensively and efficiently solved by Drss Irsam Haider.
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