Improving direct restorations


  Posted by: Dental Design      27th April 2018

“Creating direct restorations is the dentist’s core business. Especially for larger and more difficult situations, dentists need to enhance their skills to increase success.”

Niek Opdam is a private practitioner and Associate Professor at Radbound University in the Netherlands. He will be presenting “Direct composite resin restorations, are there limitations?” in the BDA Theatre at the British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show on Saturday 19thMay. He continues:

“I will explore how success and longevity of direct fillings mainly depends on patient risk factors and are different among dentists. The composite material properties are less important for survival, although many dentists believe otherwise. I will also explain the difference between a reactive and proactive dentist and the effect of either approach on treatment longevity.

“I hope delegates will leave my session better able to make a proper risk assessment of each patient and plan treatment accordingly. I also hope to encourage dentists not to replace imperfect restorations where there might be another option. Overtreatment is a major problem in restorative dentistry and if dentists can be more conservative, this will benefit patients’ health and wallets!”

Register online today at!

The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2018 – Friday 18thand Saturday 19thMay – Birmingham NEC, co-located with DTS.


For further details visit, call 020 7348 5270

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