In this 2 part series, recorded at the Digital Dental symposium 2016, Dr’s. Nik Sethi and Alif Moosajee discuss the merits and demands of indirect versus direct restorations and the role of digital dentistry in these.

Indications for cuspal coverage - Dr. Nikhil Sethi

Aims and objectives:

  • Advantages of direct composite for cuspal coverage

  • Virtues of direct composite over indirect, direct composite engineering principles for large cavities
  • Key points and benefits of composites in large cavities, wear cases
  • Comparison with indirect restorations

Milling and filling - Dr. Alif Moosajee

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of restoring structurally compromised teeth in the digital age, taking into consideration:

  • Technology in dentistry, to include loupes, handpiece, intra-oral camera, CEREC
  • Restorations in posterior teeth and reasons for failure between direct and indirect
  • Preparation design considering conservation, when to cover cusps
  • CEREC design
  • Bonding
  • Workflow 

Direct composite cuspal coverage vs mill or fill in the digital age - Dr's. Alif Moosajee and Nikhil Sethi 

Aims and objectives:

Gain an understanding of direct composite cuspal coverage. What is the best way to restore structurally compromised teeth, taking into consideration:

  • Fractures
  • Large cavities
  • Restoring wear
  • Indirect or direct
  • Materials and methods
  • Engineering principles
  • Financial considerations
  • Rationale, planning and protocol

3 videos
140 mins CPD/CE