ACDE Webinar Series


 Reducing Post-Operatory Sensitivity Through Adequate Bonding Procedures


Thursday, June 1, 2023

8:00 PM-9:00 PM ET


A joint live webinar series

Course Details


Adequate enamel and dentin bonding procedures are required for the proper sealing of composite resin restorations. However, the dentin substrate presents inherent challenges that may be more or less critical depending on the bonding agent used. In this presentation we will discuss possible technical mistakes that lead to post-operative sensitivity and how to avoid them, focusing on total etch and self-etch techniques.



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


  1. Determine the most effective bonding technique to the various dentin substrates encountered in clinical practice.
  2. Apply clinical bonding techniques to ensure effective bonding to enamel and dentin.


Audience: All dental professionals


 Grace De Souza, DDS, MSc, PhD, FADM is an associate tenured professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She holds a master’s and PhD in Comprehensive Care/Restorative Dentistry from State University of Campinas, Brasil. After an experience as a visiting research scholar at the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. De Souza developed an interest for the field of polycrystalline content ceramics and their application in dentistry. This was the basis for her postdoctoral studies. She started her academic career in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto where she was successfully funded to develop treatments aiming at improving crystalline stability of zirconia and functionally-graded zirconia-based materials. Dr. De Souza has received teaching awards for teaching innovation in undergraduate Restorative courses. Her research accomplishments include publication of 40+ peer-reviewed manuscripts over the past five years, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and international keynote presentations. Dr. De Souza is a fellow member of the Academy of Dental Materials. She has also developed an interest for supporting a more diverse and inclusive environment in the field of health sciences. As such, Dr. De Souza is the current president of the Women in Science Network of the International Association for Dental Research and has been recently awarded a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant aiming at using dental faculty loan repayment to build a more diverse and inclusive workforce.


Conflict of Interest: In accordance with ADA CERP Standard V, everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. This information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

About this Series

Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)


The ACDE, of which the University of Louisville School of Dentistry's Office of Continuing Education (ULSD CE) is a member, brings together individuals who represent university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.


The ACDE and 35 of its member schools are jointly providing this series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.


Each lecture will be presented by a different member school's faculty member. By registering through this page, ULSD CE will provide your verification of attendance document. Similar to our other CE offerings, we will maintain a record of your attendance in our database, which you may always access through your personal ULSD CE account.


CE staff of participating schools declare that neither they nor any member of their family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program, nor do they have a financial interest in any commercial product(s) or service(s) the speaker will discuss in the presentation, within the last 12 months that are relevant to this educational activity.


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Registration open through 6/1/2023 7:30 PM ET

Continuing Education

Lecture: CEU(s) - 1

Education Method: Online, Live Interactive Presentation

Course Tuition

Webinar Fee: $49.00


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Please note there are no discounts for the ACDE webinar series.



Cancellation Policy:
We reserve the right to cancel, modify course date, revise course content, and revise program faculty and activities. Registered participants will be notified if a course is revised or cancelled, as warranted. In the event a course is cancelled, tuition will be refunded.

All registrations are subject to the ULSD Cancellation Policy. This is a 'non-limited' attendance course.

ULSD must receive your written request for cancellation not later than two-weeks prior to course start date to process a refund. A 30% processing fee will be deducted from the refund. Course Registrants who are a 'NO-SHOW' forfeit course tuition.


Live Interactive Webinar: Zoom


Technical assistance: Please be in touch with the ULSD CE office at 502-852-5077 or



This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the schools listed here.

The University of Louisville School of Dentistry 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 of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


The University of Louisville School of Dentistry designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.