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2023 Participation Series


New Era of Glass Ionomer
& Direct Restorations

AGD 780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry
CE Credit:  8 or 16 Lecture/Participation

with Joshua Austin DDS, MAGD, FACD

Friday, October 13, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Lunch is provided

Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Blvd | Linthicum Heights
Room A307

Course Description:

This course will discuss Recent developments and improvement in glass ionomers for the general dentist. We will explore  new materials and their best application and give participants an opportunity to use them. We will also discuss direct restoration procedures for the posterior. You will learn how to increase your efficiency and results with the your posterior restorations, using unique techniques. Attendees will participate in all steps of different posterior restorations using bulk-fill composite with correct curing light procedures and several different techniques.

Course Objectives:

Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas:


  1. Explore how glass ionomer materials have evolved

  2. Discuss and and perform several placement techniques for glass ionomers

  3. Review clinical advantages of glass ionomer materials

  4. Examine the best applications for glass ionomer materials

  5. Explore the advantages of using bulk fill posterior composite

  6. Discuss and perform several placement techniques for bulk fill posterior composites that will save time and increase predictability

  7. Review quick and effective polishing techniques for posterior restorations

About the Speaker:

Dr. Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD, FACD, is a native San Antonian. After attending San Antonio's Health Careers High School and the University of Texas, San Antonio as an undergrad student, Dr. Austin graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School. UTHSCSA Dental School has been one of the top ranked dental schools in the nation since 1993. Dr. Austin excelled in dental school and was voted president of his graduating class. He capped off a successful senior year by being awarded the Texas Dental Association Outstanding Senior Dental Student award.

Dr. Austin is a member of the prestigious Seattle Study Club, which is a network of professional dental study groups dedicated to ideal comprehensive dental care. Dr. Austin's other professional memberships include the Academy of General Dentistry, the Texas Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association, and the Rotary Club of San Antonio.

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Dr. Austin is a published author and lectures nationally on restorative dentistry and reputation management. He has a monthly column and weekly e-Newletter in Dental Economics, the most read dental magazine in the world. In the past, Dr. Austin has served as a faculty member in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at UTHSCSA Dental School. Dr. Austin has received several awards during his dental career. In 2009, the Texas Dental Association honored Dr. Austin by naming him Young Dentist of the Year. In 2010, the Texas Academy of General Dentistry named him New Dentist of the Year, the most prestigious award it gives for dentists who have graduated in the previous 7 years. Dr. Austin has earned a Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. To be named a Fellow in the Academy, one must pass an exhaustive written examination and complete over 500 hours of continuing education. To be named a Master, another 1200 hours of continuing education must be completed. Less than 2% of the general dentists in the United States have achieved Master status. In 2014, Dr. Austin was awarded with a Fellowship in the American College of Dentists for his outstanding commitment to ethics in patient care.




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