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What's New? Materials & Tech that Expedite Excellence


Dr. Joshua Austin

May 31, 2024



CE Credits:

About the Course

What's New? Materials & Tech that Expedite Excellence

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 procedures and practice.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Explore the impact new products/technologies have on the practice’s bottom line

  • Gain a formula for assessing time savings versus financial output in your purchasing decisions

  • 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

  • Review current cements and identify which classes are superior

  • Discuss when luting is an appropriate choice instead of bonding

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

Your Instructor

Dr. Joshua Austin

A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, Dr. Joshua Austin 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.

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.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

Consultant: Align Technology, 3M, Ivoclar

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