Lecture Series Topics2018-06-15T18:05:18+00:00



9:00 am Welcome and Presentation of Meeting Schedule

9:20 – 9:50 Dr. Bruce Small

“Indications:   Direct Gold  v.s. Gold Casting  v.s.  Amalgam  v.s.  Composite”

During this fast paced lecture Dr. Small will show various uses for the available dental restorative materials including direct gold, cast gold, amalgam and composite (direct and indirect),  He also will briefly discuss the new “BioActive” restorations and their use.

9:50 – 10:00 Questions & Discussion

10:00 – 10:30 Dr. Wendell Foltz

 “The Class III Gold Foil”

This brief lecture will review the 3 main cavity designs for the class thee gold foil       restoration. Rational, technique and required instruments will be presented. We will also review the relevance of the class three gold foil in the 21st century dentistry. 

10:30 – 10:40 Questions & Discussion

10:40 – 10:50  Break

10:50 – 11:30   Dr. Dan Henry

 “Class II Gold Foil”

This lecture is a concise presentation of the class two foil, including materials and procedures for completing an excellent restoration within practical time constraints of a busy private practice.

11:30 – 11:40 Questions & Discussion

11:40 – 12:10   Dr. Richard Tucker

  “Class VI and Buccal Pit Gold Foil”

Gold foil restorations for CL VI and buccal pit restorations are sometimes overlooked as an alternative restorative choice and can provide the patient a lifetime restoration.  Proper armamentarium, lesion choice, and stepwise procedure can create an efficient and timely placement for a successful restoration.

12:10 – 12:20   Questions & Discussion


9:20 – 9:50       Dr. Richard Tucker

  “Direct Gold Materials & Handling/Rolling”

This lecture will include a discussion of the advantages and limitations of gold foil.  It will describe physical attributes of cohesive and non-cohesive foil and their appropriate uses.  Lastly, there will be informative dialog on foil preparation by the operator and staff    

9:50 – 10:00 Questions & Discussion

10:00 – 10:30    Dr. David Bridgeman

   “Class I Gold Foil”

This lecture will include standard techniques and materials used for a conservative CL I foil. In addition, the operator will also become familiar with a proper diagnosis necessary for a successful placement of this superior restoration.

10:30 – 10:40 Questions & Discussion

10:40 – 10:50  Break

10:50 – 11:30   Dr. Margaret Webb

   “The Class V Gold Foil”

A gold foil remains a viable restorative option for CL V lesions including abfractions.    There are many requirements for a successful CL V foil including proper isolation.  Several variations of the CL V foil will be discussed as well as the systematic use of hand instrumentation, placement and finishing techniques.


11:30 – 11:40 Questions & Discussion

11:40 – 12:10   Dr. Warren Johnson

   “Direct Gold Problems:  Gold Won’t Start, Stick, Restoration Falls Out and Pits”

            There are numerous ‘pitfalls’ in performing a direct gold restoration from start to finish.

This lecture will try to cover some of the problems and the solutions to those problems during the restorative sequence.

12:10 – 12:20   Questions & Discussion


1:30 – 2:00 Dr. Robbie Bridgeman

“The Value of Dental Study Clubs”

There are more opportunities to acquire dental continuing education credits today than there have ever been, including internet courses, webinars, printed journals and quizzes, and of course dental meetings with lectures and/or clinical sessions.  Although each has its benefits and drawbacks, dentists are still responsible for delivering dentistry at, or hopefully above, the standard of care.  As operative dentists aspiring to set ourselves apart by providing dentistry at its highest possible quality, it is important to regularly hone our clinical skills under the guidance of excellent mentors in a study club environment, and strive to implement what we continue to learn in our practices on a daily basis.

2:00 – 2:10 Questions & Discussion

2:10 – 2:40 Dr. David Thorburn

“Finishing Gold Foil Restorations”

A discussion of different methods to finish buccal pits, cusp tips, occlusals and Cl V gold foils. Their advantages, pitfalls and the most important aspect to achieving very fine finishes on any golf foil restoration.

2:40 – 2:50 Questions & Discussion

2:50 – 3:00  Break