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Oct 02

Seminar #2 | October 2nd, 2023

An update to dental ceramics and materials and techniques to improve posterior composites

Seminar Location & Details:
Hilton Inverness Hotel 
200 Inverness Drive W, Englewood, CO 80112

  • Free parking is provided at the hotel.
  • Seminars open at 8 am with complimentary coffee, tea and pastries.
  • Seminars run from 9 am to 5 pm Lunch is provided.
  • You will receive 6CE credits for each lecture and we are an AGD provider.

Dr. Nate Lawson


Nathaniel Lawson DMD PhD is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the Biomaterials residency program. He graduated from UAB School of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 Innovative Research Fellowship both from the American Dental Association.  He served on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium. He has lectured nationally and internationally about dental materials. He

also works as a general dentist in the UAB Faculty Practice.


  1. Review the different types of dental ceramic materials
  2. Choosing a ceramic material for anterior restorations
  3. Preparation and design considerations for posterior crowns and bridges
  4. Strategies to adjust, polish and cut off ceramic crowns
  5. Review the indications for bonding dental ceramics
  6. Present a protocol for preparing the surface of ceramic crowns (ie etching, sandblasting, priming, cleaning)
  7. Classify the types of cements used for adhesive bonding
  8. Discuss treatment guidelines for interproximal caries and caries removal endpoints.
  9. Discover materials and techniques to promote a long-lasting adhesive bond and create a well-adapted restoration.
  10. Analyze matrix utilization and contouring instruments to achieve a tight and well-contoured contact.


Oct 02


Hilton Inverness Hotel
200 Inverness Drive W
Englewood, CO 80112 United States