Friday, October 5, 2018 update_apex_logo
Registration/Breakfast 8 – 8:30
Lecture/Participation  8:30 –

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Registration/Breakfast 8 – 8:30
Lecture/Participation  8:30 –


Operative dentistry is the bread and butter of dental practices all over the world. Procedures from caries removal, bonding to esthetic restorations are daily occurrences. Modern operative dentistry provides patients with minimally invasive restorations that preserve tooth structure while providing esthetics, longevity and function; they are personally rewarding and cost effective. However, dental practitioners face difficulties while removing caries, bonding and placing these restorations. This presentation will provide tips and techniques for predictable and sensitivity-free bonded restorations in daily practice, it will provide guidelines for shade selection, cavity preparation, layering style, how to achieve achieving proximal contacts and contouring and polishing to obtain functional and esthetic restorations. A step-by-step approach will be used to present how to achieve excellence in bonding and in various direct restorations including, Class II, Class IVs, diastema closure and direct veneers. Protocols for bleaching and the treatment of white spots and the treatment and management of high caries patients will also be discussed.

  1. Utilize adhesives to obtain sensitivity-free restorations.
  2. Select a direct resin composite for esthetics restorations.
  3. Produce ideal proximal contact in Class II restorations.
  4. Understand indications, contraindications, advantages and disadvantages of bulk fill resins composites.
  5. Implement protocols for high caries risk patients.

Dr. Marcos Vargas BDB, DDS, MS, attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Master Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lecture and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally. Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 20 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetic dentistry.

Embassy Suites – Airport
7901 34th Avenue South,
Bloomington, MN 55425
Close to Mall of America

14  Participation Credits in 250 Operative
Plus 18 Participation Credits if completing Clinical Assignment at a Thursday Night Case Presentation Night

New AGD Dentist (First 3 yrs) $795
AGD Member $1095
Non-Member $1295

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