“What’s New? Materials and Tech that Expedite Excellence:
Focused on Direct Restorations and Bonding”


SPEAKERS: Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

DATES: Wednesday, April 3rd – 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm


Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD

On main stages at major conferences across the industry, Dr. Joshua Austin’s presentations deliver practical, applicable education that inspires and entertains attendees while also offering sound fundamentals that make a difference in dental practice success. His keynote performances, from Dentsply Sirona World to Seattle Study Club Symposiums, are met with rave reviews from audiences and conference organizers alike. Joshua incorporates his trademark comedic style in his lectures across the country on topics such as mental wellness, new products/materials review, and online reputation management. As editorial director and columnist for Dental Economics focusing on dental products and technology (Pearls for Your Practice), he offers a fresh approach in today’s commercial driven dental journalism. When you read a ‘Pearl’, you are getting an honest evaluation of a product which was used by Joshua in clinical practice on a patient. A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, Joshua served five years post-graduation as faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. Today he maintains a full-time restorative dentistry private practice in San Antonio, Texas. Joshua has been honored with several awards during his dental career. In 2009, the Texas Dental Association names him Young Dentist of the Year. In 2010, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry named him New Dentist of the Year. Joshua has earned a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. In 2014, Joshua was awarded with a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists for his outstanding commitment to ethics in patient care.

Course Description

“What’s New? Materials and Tech that Expedite Excellence:
Focused on Direct Restorations and Bonding”

In this fast-moving market, advertising makes every product appear to be the panacea. However, some of the best products and services don’t enter the market with much fanfare. Dental professionals can become bogged down or confused when trying to decipher which new materials and technologies are right for their practices.

As editorial director with Dental Economics magazine, Dr. Joshua Austin authors the column Pearls for Your Practice and has personally worked with most new products and technologies that have entered the market. In this interactive, fast-moving course, Joshua shares the current trends in dental materials and technologies. Learn how materials have changed over the past few years and how those changes can affect your procedure and practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illuminate growing trends and discover the best new products and innovations on the market

  • Analyze how bulk fill posterior composites compare to their traditional counterparts

  • Discuss time saving placement techniques for bulk fill posterior composites

  • Review universal adhesives and their advantages

  • Explore the three etching techniques and learn when each are appropriate

  • Explore many other products and items that can make your life easier and your dentistry faster!

This presentation is graciously co-sponsored by