John Kanca, III, D.M.D.
(Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants & Administrative Personnel of registered dentists for this course are invited to attend as long as space permits.)
Adhesive Dentistry 2K9 will cover the most important aspects of adhesive dentistry for performing all types of bonding procedures. Among the topics covered will be the principles of adhesion, types of adhesives and understanding resin bonding systems, doing away with the confusing generational names. Specific recommendations will be given along with precise instructions. Also discussed will be the sealing of crown preparations in an effort to end sensitivity in all crown and bridge efforts, placement techniques for class I, II and IV and V restorations, where flowable composite is absolutely needed, how to keep class II sub-gingival margins sealed and proof that it can be done. Participants will see how it is possible to create large durable restorations that are virtually direct crowns. Resin polymerization will be covered, why slow is always better than fast, along with enticing new data on LED lights. Most current resin composites polymerize rapidly, some in about 10 seconds if you have a reasonably powerful light. One of the most useful and controversial issues currently is the concept of not removing all caries-affected tissue. What to leave, what to take out will be explained, and so will the ability to predict when this will be successful and when it might not. There will be an overview of current ceramics, how to bond ceramics and how to repair ceramics.
About the Speaker:
Dr. John Kanca, III is a graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Dental Medicine. He maintains a private practice in Middlebury, CT, with the emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kanca has published over 50 original articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals, such as The Journal of the American Dental Association, Journal of Esthetic Dentistry, Quintessence International, Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Journal of Dentistry and the Journal of Dental Research.
Dr. Kanca’s work has revolutionized the field of adhesive dentistry. He gave validation to etching of dentin with phosphoric acid, proved that resins can be used as pulp capping agents, discovered the concept known as wet-bonding and has contributed significantly to the understanding of how resins attach to dentin. Some of his latest work involves the best method of initiating light-activated resin composites in order to create the lowest interfacial stresses, and has created the protocol known as “pulse activation.” Dr. Kanca has invented a no-rinse adhesive system, a revolutionary ceramic primer and holds numerous patents.
Dr. Kanca has received many honors, including the Gordon Christensen Award from the Chicago Dental Society, the Albert Knab Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, the William Gies Award from the First District Dental Society of New York, the Larry Pearson Award from the Connecticut State Dental Association and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Kanca is an active member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry and has lectured at every major meeting in the United States and around the world.