september, 2016

16sep9:30 am11:30 amOnlays vs. Crowns (Video Study Club)


Event Details

Course Title:  Onlays vs. Crowns (Video Study Club)

Moderator: Dr. Al Gulum

Date:  September 16, 2016 (Friday)

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Location:  QCDS Headquarters, 86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

Credits: 2

Meals: Light Breakfast


Course Description:

What part of a posterior tooth is usually the most destroyed by caries? Of course, the MOD portion. What part do you cut away for a crown? The facial and lingual portion. Does this make any sense? Let’s do onlays that leave the facial and lingual tooth structure intact!  The materials for tooth-colored onlays are now EXCELLENT! Lithium disilicate (IPS e.Max) and others now dominate the onlay concept. These are now well proven, strong, and unbelievably esthetic materials. They can be easier to accomplish than crowns and their esthetic qualities can last LONGER than crowns. Large class II resins are NOT lasting long, but onlays do last a long time, and third parties will now share on costs!

The following topics are included in this presentation:

  •          Making onlay tooth preparations easy and predictable
  •          Supragingival vs. subgingival margins
  •          Obtaining optimum retention for onlays
  •          Bases and liners
  •          Laboratory made or in-office CAD/CAM?
  •          Desensitizing tooth preparations
  •          Cementation and finishing onlays
  •          Repair and follow-up for onlays
  •          Practice management concepts—why a patient should want onlays

The live demonstrations of onlays in this presentation will make you want to do more of them.


Presenter Biography:

Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Director of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC) and Senior Consultant for Clinicians Report (CR) in Utah. PCC is an international continuing education organization that provides courses and videos for all dental professionals. CR offers unbiased research on thousands of dental products.  Dr. Christensen has presented over 45,000 hours of continuing education throughout the world and has published many articles and books.

Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT (previously CRA), which Rella directed for many years. Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT.  Gordon’s degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; an Honorary Doctor of Science from Utah State University, and an honorary Doctor of Dental Education and Research from Utah Valley University.

Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado Dental Schools and taught at the University of Washington.  Gordon is a practicing prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon is a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow and Diplomate in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, a Fellow in the Academy of Osseointegration, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of General Dentistry (Hon), Royal College of Surgeons of England, and an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Some of his other memberships include: American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry; International Association of Dental Research; Academy of LDS Dentists; American Academy of Restorative Dentistry; American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics; Academy of Operative Dentistry; and International College of Prosthodontists.


Pre-registration is required. Register below or call us at (718) 454-8344 .


QCDS Members:   $0

Non-QCDS Members (one time):  $100

Non-QCDS Members (VSC annual pass):  $350

 A $15 late fee will be assigned to all those whose pay and/or register on the day of the event.


(Friday) 9:30 am - 11:30 am EST


QCDS Headquarters

86-90 188th Street, Jamaica NY

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