The strength and reliability of bonds are essential for ensuring quality, durable restorations. Our upcoming Continuing Education (CE) course, Why Bond Strength Matters—What Is Your Reputation Hanging On? hosted by Ultradent’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Jaleena Fischer-Jessop, DDS, MBA, delves into modern best practices and techniques to ensure optimal bond strength and longevity for your patients. Dr. Fischer-Jessop’s course expands on the concepts explored in our previous course, Shear Bond Strength - How the ISO Gold Standard Testing Method Translates to Everyday Dentistry. Building on the foundations set in Shear Bond Strength, this session promises to further examine the critical role of dental bonding in achieving long-lasting, high-quality restorations.

The course will be held Thursday, June 6, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. MDT. Reserve your spot now.

Demystifying Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is not just about applying adhesives—it's an art backed by science that can significantly impact your clinical outcomes and, therefore, your reputation. Dr. Fischer-Jessop will guide you through the complexities of adhesive dentistry, debunking common myths and shedding light on the real capabilities of bonding agents. Whether it's etching on dentin or enamel, understanding these nuances can dramatically change your approach to restorative dentistry.

 

Decision-Making in Large Bonded Restorations

Every dental case is unique and making the right choices is crucial for success. Dr. Fischer-Jessop will explore the decision-making process essential for large bonded restorations. Learn how factors like occlusion, canine guidance, and the specific characteristics of tooth surfaces affect your choices of selective etch versus total etch techniques. These insights will empower you to tailor your treatments to each patient's needs, enhancing both the longevity and esthetics of your restorations.

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1 Before and after images of a case done by Dr. Fischer-Jessop in 2004 using the principles you will learn about in her course.
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2 Before image. A case done by Dr. Fischer-Jessop in 2004 using the principles you will learn about in her course.
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3 A case done by Dr. Fischer-Jessop in 2004 using the principles you will learn about in her course.
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4 A case done by Dr. Fischer-Jessop in 2004 using the principles you will learn about in her course.
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5 Before and after images of a case done by Dr. Fischer-Jessop in 2004 using the principles you will learn about in her course.

Maintaining Restorations and Managing Outcomes

Beyond the technical application, the maintenance of bonded restorations is vital for patient satisfaction and durability of the work. Dr. Fischer-Jessop will discuss the importance of canine rise for anterior composite veneers and the role of night guards in preserving both the restorations and the natural teeth. Understand how to prevent and manage the effects of wear and tear not just on the restorations but also on the overall oral health of your patients.

 

Why Attend?

By the end of this course, you will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of dental adhesives and their application in everyday practice
  • Enhanced skills in decision-making for complex restorative cases
  • Strategies to extend the life of your restorations and manage patient outcomes effectively

 

Why Bond Strength Matters—What Is Your Reputation Hanging On? is an opportunity to not only enhance your technical knowledge but also solidify your reputation as a provider of durable and esthetically pleasing dental solutions. Join Dr. Fischer-Jessop to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, ensuring your restorations stand the test of time.

 

Reserve your spot now.

 

About Dr. Jaleena Fischer-Jessop

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Dr. Jaleena Fischer-Jessop, DDS, MBA, graduated with honors in Oral Surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2002. She later completed a two-year certification through the American Orthodontics Society. Dr. Fischer-Jessop served on the Utah Dental Association board for two years. She currently serves on the National Advisory Board and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Dental School since 2014. She went back to school to earn her MBA in 2023 from the Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Dr. Fischer-Jessop has a solo dental practice where she has worked for 22 years with an emphasis on esthetic and minimally invasive dentistry. Dr. Fischer-Jessop has been married to Neil Jessop for 31 years and they have two children, Kazia and Cambri Jessop.⁠