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Marcos Vargas, DMD, MSD

Friday, October 19

Indistinguishable Direct Resin Composites - Blending for Success

Lecture Description: 

Direct resin composites are one of the most performed procedure in dentistry nowadays. Patient satisfaction depends on the esthetic result which means the restoration disappears into tooth structure. This clinical presentation will discuss the most important aspects to achieve ideal blending of resin composites.


• Select the appropriate shade for resin composites.
• Produce cavity preparation conducive to blending.
• Describe the steps for contouring and polishing.

About presenter: 

Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Master Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lecture and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally. Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 25 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Operative Dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetic dentistry.