Embracing Resin Composite Artistry


Wednesday, October 27
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. CT
Embracing Resin Composite Artistry
Marcos A. Vargas, DDS, MS
University of Iowa

Direct resin composites are a very important part of any dental practice. These restorations provide patients with minimally invasive restorations that preserve tooth structure while providing esthetics, longevity, and function. They are personally rewarding and cost effective. This presentation will provide a step-by-step approach on how to achieve excellence with direct restorations.

At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:

  • Obtain adequate shade selection for resin composites.
  • Achieve proper cavity preparation for resin composites.
  • Utilize contour and polish resin composites.

Biography: Dr. Vargas received his DDS degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru in 1985. He attended a two-year AEGD program with emphasis on restorative dentistry in Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. He received the Certificate in Operative Dentistry and Master of Science degree from the University of Iowa in 1994. Currently Dr. Vargas is a Professor in the department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa. He has published in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for the past 35 years and participates extensively in continuing education, nationally and internationally with many hands-on seminars with resin composites. He maintains a private practice limited to operative dentistry with emphasis in esthetic dentistry.