Clinical Advances in a Restorative Practice

Registration & Fees

Dentist Before April 25: $545
Dentist After April 25: $ 595
Auxiliaries/Lab Tech: $295
Recent Grads (2018-2019): $295

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The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance for credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints may be directed to the provider or to the ADA CERP at www. The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this activity for 12.25 ADA CERP continuing education credits. 1/01/18-12/31/21.

The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship /Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 01/01/2018-12/31/2021.


This course is designed to bring together the art and science of clinical and esthetic dentistry and will focus on many of the clinical issues we deal with in our daily practices from treatment planning to material selection to execution. Additionally, the effect of airway breathing disorder on occlusion and restorative treatment will be discussed. This program promises to provide a potpourri of clinically relevant topics that we as clinicians can implement immediately into our practices to improve the quality of patient care and satisfaction.


At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe indications and contraindications for contemporary ceramic materials
  • Describe which cements to use and which cements are to be avoided for cementing implant-supported crowns
  • Identify when and how to perform direct pulp caps in vital teeth
  • Recognize the clinical signs of chemical erosion at an early stage and implement the appropriate preventive strategies
  • Recognize how the location and pattern of erosive tooth wear provides importantclues regarding the specific etiology
  • Implement specific prevention and treatment protocols for patients with bulimia and GERD
  • Recognize and describe the importance of evaluation of the airway to occlusion, bruxism, and TMD
  • Utilize facially generated treatment planning to visualize the proposed outcome for esthetic treatment
  • Analyze and plan the occlusal scheme for healthy, predictable, and long-term function

Course Schedule

Saturday, May 27, 2019

7:15 am Continental Breakfast and Registration
7:45 am Welcome and Introduction to Course - Dr. Barry Hammond
8:00 am Current Controversies in Restorative Dentistry - Dr. Terry Donovan
The contemporary restorative dentist has an increasing evidence base to consult when making both treatment planning and therapeutic decisions. However, there are numerous areas of controversy where the evidence does not provide a clear answer without interpretation. This presentation will discuss several controversial topics related to restorative dentistry and attempt to provide guidance based on the best available evidence.
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Current Controversies in Restorative Dentistry (continued) -
Dr. Terry Donovan
12:15 pm Adjourn

Sunday, May 28, 2019
7:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Recognition, Management & Prevention of Dental Erosion -
Dr. Terry Donovan
The number of patients presenting in dental offices with extensive loss of tooth structure is increasing. The etiology of loss of this tooth structure in most cases is multifactorial, and chemical erosion plays a major role in many patients. This presentation will introduce the concept of erosive tooth wear and address the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of extensive tooth structure loss due to erosion and bruxism.
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Recognition, Management & Prevention of Dental Erosion (continued) - Dr. Terry Donovan
12:00 pm Adjourn

Monday, May 29, 2019
7:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am Breathing – Smiling - Chewing - Dr. Gary DeWood
Predictable dentistry is a combination of excellent diagnosis, a clear vision of an outcome that satisfies the requirements of the patient and the dentist, exceptional clinical expertise to deliver the best case to the lab, and a technician who can deliver the best results to you. When the wheels are all turning together it’s a thing of beauty and joy for everyone involved.
9:45 am - BREAK (please check-out of the resort at this time)
10:00 am Breathing – Smiling - Chewing (continued) - Dr. Gary DeWood
12:00 pm Adjourn

 Course Faculty

Guest Faculty

Terence (“Terry”) E. Donovan, DDS, received his D.D.S. from the University of Alberta in 1967, and practiced full time in Regina, Saskatchewan for 13 years. He received his Certificate in Advanced Prosthodontics from the University of Southern California in 1981 and was Professor and Director of the Advanced Education in Prosthodontics Program at USC from 1988 - 2006. He served as Associate Dean for General Practice and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California, as well as the Chairman of the Department of Restorative Dentistry from 1984 – 1991, and 1994-2001. He is currently Professor and Section

Gary M. DeWood, DDS, MS, lives in Phoenix with his wife of 40 years, Dr. Cheryl DeWood. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Gary earned his D.D.S. from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1980. He completed the University of Florida Facial Pain Center Curriculum from 1992 through 1995, and in 2004 he earned a Master of Science degree at The University of Toledo College of Medicine. He left full-time private practice in 2003 to serve as clinical director at The Pankey Institute, a position he held until

Augusta University Faculty

Barry D. Hammond, DMD, Course Director, earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed a general practice residency in Chapel Hill, N.C. He maintained a private practice for 15 years, emphasizing restorative and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Hammond is an L.D. Pankey Institute alumnus and taight for several years with the Ross Nash Institute for Dental Learning in Charlotte, N.C. He joined the AU faculty in 2016 and is a Professor in the Department of General Dentistry and serves as the Director of Dental Continuing Education for the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. Head of Biomaterials in the Department of Operative Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill. He has published extensively, and has lectured world-wide on the topics of restorative dentistry and materials science. He is a member of numerous local, national and international dental organizations and is past Chairman of the American Dental Association’s Council on Dental Materials, Instruments, and Equipment. 2008 when he joined Frank Spear in Seattle as the president of Frank’s education company, The Seattle Institute. As a founding member of Spear Education, he relocated to Arizona in 2009 as Executive Vice-President for curriculum and clinical education. He maintains a limited private practice on the Spear campus, teaches in the Practice Solutions and Spear workshops, Spear Online, and in Spear Study Clubs


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Reservations can be made by calling central reservations at 800-843-6664. Attendees must refer to “Augusta University Clinical Advances Program”.

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Reservations must be made on or before April 25, 2019. After this date, rooms are available on a space and rate availability basis only.

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Target Audience

This course is designed for dentists, auxilliaries and other dental professionals.


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Comfort Zone

Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or light wrap in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs

The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilites or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.

Cancellation Policy

Augusta University is not responsible for any circumstance making it impossible to attend their continuing education courses due to acts of God, war, government regulations, disaster, strikes, civil disorder or curtailment of transportation facilities. If Augusta University cancels a continuing education activity you will be refunded your registration fee. Augusta University is not liable for any associated lodging, transportation or additional expenses.

Program Photography

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