Managing Modern Ceramics in Today’s Restorative Practice


SPEAKER: Clint Stevens, DDS

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd – 8:30 am to 11:30 am



Clint Stevens, DDS

A full-time private practitioner, Dr. Clint Stevens focuses on the use of modern, evidence-based materials in providing the highest level of comprehensive dental care. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio and completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Michigan. He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a member of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry. Dr. Stevens is engaged in ongoing laboratory and clinical research dealing with adhesive restorative materials, digital dentistry workflows, endodontics and dental implants. He serves as a key opinion leader to several dental manufacturers, is an editorial advisor for Compendium as well as the International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, and a reviewer for several journals. Dr. Stevens has numerous publications in peer-reviewed literature and lectures internationally on evidence-based dentistry and the practical implementation and application of modern materials and workflows into daily practice.

Course Description

Over the last decade, dentists have largely shifted away from metal and metal-based restorations to layered and monolithic ceramics. Despite common belief to the contrary, glass ceramics have a track record that equals or exceeds that of cast gold. However, not all ceramics are created equally. Furthermore, many of our “classic” clinical practices need to be updated if we are to successfully transition out of the “Metal Era” and into the “Ceramic Era” of dentistry.

Come join us as we examine the evidence base for modern ceramics, explore their differences and discuss best clinical practices for their management. Topics will include:

  • A review of the literature pertaining to indirect restorative dentistry
  • The development of modern ceramics: differences, advantages and disadvantages
  • Modern preparation techniques, including partial coverage onlays and occlusal overlays
  • Best practices for the clinical management of ceramics from preparation to delivery

This course is graciously co-sponsored by