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Douglas A. Terry

Friday, September 9th, 2022

Creating a balance between traditional and new technology with concepts of the past

Lecture Description: 

This 40-minute presentation will describe how concepts, materials and techniques of the past have influenced esthetic design. A comparison of the traditional to the digital will be illustrated in different materials, concepts, and techniques. A discussion of how knowledge and experience of these concepts of the past are required for optimal esthetic results with digital technology. The question of whether it is better or just different may explain the potential for harmony between the old and the new. This presentation will open the dialogue to embrace where we must go to know new ways and to continue honing for quality results while the journey continues to give us more possibilities as is seen in all new technological fields.

  1. Learn the traditional techniques and materials used to develop esthetic design.
  2. Compare traditional methods and techniques to digital technology.
  3. Discover the significance of the injectable resin technique with traditional and digital application.


About presenter: 

Dr. Douglas A. Terry presently holds positions as an adjunct professor in the department of restorative sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Professor Emeritus in the department of conservative dentistry and endodontics at the V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India. He has authored several hundred scientific articles and textbooks in numerous languages including Natural Aesthetics with Composite Resin (Montage Media, 2004), Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection & Technique (Everest Publishing Media, 2009), Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Second Edition (Quintessence Publishing, 2013), What’s in Your Mouth? / What’s in Your Child’s Mouth? (Quintessence Publishing, 2013), Smile! Your Guide to Esthetic Dental Treatment (Quintessence Publishing, 2014), What’s in Your Mouth? Your Guide to a Lifelong Smile (Quintessence Publishing, 2014) Expressions of the Soul Exposed (Quintessence Publishing, 2015) Restoring with Flowables (Quintessence Publishing, 2016), Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Third Edition (Quintessence Publishing, 2018) Restoring the Intraradicular Space: Esthetic Post Systems (Quintessence Publishing, 2021). He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various subjects in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and is a dental materials clinical research consultant for industry manufacturers. Dr. Terry is the founder and CEO of the Institute of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and a member of Oral Design International. He maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.