University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine

Simplifying Adhesive Dentistry

Friday, July 22, 2022

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Eastern


Live Webinar Online


Registration open through 7/21/2022 11:59 PM


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Course Description

Course Description:

Adhesive Dentistry has completely modified the treatment planning and procedural steps of modern dentistry. The use of adhesive systems and polymeric materials, such as resin composites, and the association with ceramics has allowed clinicians to preserve more sound dental structures during restorative procedures, reaching outstanding esthetic results with good mechanical strength and longevity. However, the high technique sensitivity of such procedures can lead to problems such as the presence of marginal gaps, color alteration, marginal staining, reduced mechanical strength, de-bonding, reduced longevity, post-op sensitivity and others. The proper use of technique and indication of the materials is essential for a successful restorative procedure. The aim of this course is to provide evidence-based information to the clinician, explaining how to apply complex concepts to clinical practice, in a simple way.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Describe the different types of adhesive techniques and most recent dental materials (adhesive systems, resin composites, resin cements, and ceramics).
  • Select appropriate restorative system (ceramic/metal/composite, adhesive system, resin cement) for each substrate and clinical situation.
  • Identify the problems and limitations of current adhesive techniques and materials.
  • Use guidelines to minimize the errors and increase longevity of adhesive restorations.


This course is part of the ACDE Webinar Series. (see right)

This course is hosted by: University of Detroit Mercy Dental



Rafael Pacheco, DDS


Dr. Pacheco is an Associate Professor and Division Director of Clinical Essentials and Simulation at the University of Detroit Mercy. He teaches dental materials and clinical foundations to dental students, graduate and dental hygiene students, as well as guest lectures for multiple courses. Dr. Pacheco holds a D.D.S., M.Sc. (Dental Materials) and Ph.D. (Dental Materials). He is the author/co-author of multiple peer reviewed journal articles, four book chapters and his research is focused on Dental materials used in Restorative Dentistry (Polymerization, Dental ceramics, Resin Composites and Adhesive Systems). Dr. Pacheco joined the university in 2015. 


Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Live Webinar Online



All Registrants - $59

There are No Discounts for ACDE Series Courses.

Credit: Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1.5
Course #: 70122W
AGD Code: 250



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ACDE Webinar Series



  • The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine is a member of The Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE)
  • ACDE brings together individuals who represent college- and university-based continuing dental education programs associated with accredited dental schools in Canada and the United States.
  • We are here to serve you, the dental professional, in delivering high quality, evidence-based continuing dental education programs to meet your educational needs.


The ACDE Webinar Series:

  • ACDE and 31 of its member schools are jointly providing a series of live webinars featuring university-based key opinion leaders.
  • Each lecture is hosted by a different school, but CE Verifications of Participation will be provided by the school with which you registered.

Continuing Education


Live Webinar Online



Live Webinar Lecture: Credit Hours - 1.5

Licensure Boards typically treat live webinars the same as a live course.


Following registration, an email will be sent, detailing instructions for logging in from home.

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University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine


The University of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh designates this activity for the number of continuing education credits listed with each course summary.