8:00am - 3:00pm

Course Outline:

If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there. So many materials, so little time. When do we etch, bond, cement, rinse, blow, cure......? Ever had a patient say “Doc, that tooth was never a problem until you fixed it”? Let’s stop the madness. With a myriad of newer restorative materials, technological advancements, and seemingly endless choices in dentistry today, what do we need to buy and how do we use it? The key is in having the right materials and then using them inside an efficient dental machine.

We will deal with the problems seen with direct composites: sensitivity, contacts, shrinkage, efficiency, longevity, depth of cure. Featured will be universal bonding agents, regenerative materials, and efficient placement systems. We will then explore the most durable indirect esthetic restorations ever featuring zirconia and lithium disilicate while focusing on efficient tooth preparation, cementation, bonding, and adjustment techniques. All throughout the lecture we will explore the most efficient ways to practice this type of regenerative dentistry: technology, equipment, staff, office design, and things to take your stress levels down to almost nothing while profits soar.
We will learn how to do it right the first time and to make the practice more enjoyable.

Learning Objectives:

  1. “Direct restoration efficiency”… newer regenerative/bioactive provide an environment that promotes healing, less sensitivity, better contacts… more than just filling a hole.
  2. "Doc, that tooth never hurt until you fixed it!”… Steps, materials and techniques to maximize longevity and reduce sensitivity.
  3. “Cementation Sanity” … The most durable indirect esthetic restorations EVER. We will go from planning, to prep, to placement featuring lithium disilicate and zirconia use in simple and complex cases.
  4. Aesthetic and rehabilitation cases for the ultimate in durable cosmetics, incorporating everything learned into comprehensive cases…gingiva health, material strength, less sensitivity, highly aesthetic.
  5. The ultra-efficient practice… high and low tech gadgets, what to buy and how to use it to create a more blissful, better, busier practice. More production, less stress.


Dr. Jack D. Griffin, DMD is one of the most honored and awarded dentists in the country. Jack is one of a hand-full of dentists awarded by his peers Diplomat status with the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry (ABAD), accreditation with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Dr. Griffin graduated dental school from Southern Illinois University, where he received a student dentistry awards and then went on to complete a general dentistry residency at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, with an emphasis in advanced dental care in restorative dentistry, emergency care, implants, oral surgery, and special patient care. Dr. Griffin began his dental practice in Eureka in 1988.




Let's Stick It Together...Building The Ultra-Efficient Regenerative Practice With The Most Durable Aesthetic Materials Ever

  • February 22, 2019
  • 200 Coventry Road
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1K 4S3