Esthetic Materials Update – Hands-on (Afternoon Session)

Course Title:  Esthetic Materials Update – Hands-on (Afternoon Session)
* The Esthetic Materials Update lecture (morning session) is a prerequisite to the Hands-on session.
Date:  Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
Time:  1:30 – 3:30 p.m. (EST)
Location: University Center
                    329 University Center
                    1502 West Cumberland Avenue
                    Knoxville TN 37996
                   Hands-on Rooms:  Crest Room & Room 223/224
Parking:  Volunteer Hall Garage (between 16th Street and James Agee Street)
                   1545 White Avenue
                   Knoxville TN  37996-4800

Take Cumberland Avenue to 16th Street and then White Avenue and make a left-hand turn into the garage to access the P1 entry.

An all-day Conference Parking rate of $5 has been arranged for parking in Volunteer Hall Pay Garage. You will receive a ticket upon entering the garage.  Please see Dr. James Simon, course presenter, to receive a parking label to place on the back of parking ticket.  The label guarantees a discounted conference rate of $5.  (Without the label – parking is $1 per hour.)

CE Credit: 3 hours


Hands-on Early Bird Fee (until Sept. 1):  $150/per person
Hands-on Fee (after Sept. 1):   $200/per person
*Please specify Anterior or Posterior during registration* Space is Limited*
A group lunch is included only for participants registered for both sessions.

Please Note:

  • Due to the limited space for this course participants may register no later than Sept 30th
  • All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.
  • Be sure to register for the Esthetic Materials Update lecture (morning session) as it is a prerequisite to the Hands-on session.

Course Presenter:

Dr. James Simon & Dr. James Ragain

Course Sponsor:

Dentsply Caulk

Course Registration Form

Course Synopsis:

This is a two part course with the Lecture (Morning Session) covering esthetic materials and techniques.

Techniques continue to change rapidly and confusion about all the new materials is common among many general practice dentists who do not have time or desire to keep up with the research. Which dentin bonding agent is best and how do you use them for the best result? Where do glass ionomers fit into the practice? Which composite should you use and where do you use it?

The limited attendance, Hands-on (Afternoon Session) will give the participant the opportunity to work with composite materials. There will be two groups, one working with Anterior Composite and another working with Posterior Composite. The material covered will show how these materials should be used to get the optimum results for your patients.

About the Presenters:

Dr. James Simon is a Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, Memphis, TN where he is Director of the Division of Esthetic Dentistry.  A 1969 Graduate of the University of Iowa, College of Dentistry, he served two years in the United States Navy (1969-1971) and was in private practice in Orlando, FL, until 1979.  Prior to his present appointment UT, he served on the faculty of Louisiana State University College of Dentistry, New Orleans, LA, as well as the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, CA, where he was appointed Chair, Department of Operative Dentistry in 1989.  Dr. Simon is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the International Association of Dental Research.

Dr. James C. Ragain, Jr. is a native East Tennessean. He attended the University of Tennessee- Knoxville earning the Bachelor of Science degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Biological Sciences in 1976. Immediately after college and prior to entering dental school, he served as a health care administrator in the U.S. Army. After receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) in 1984, Dr. Ragain was commissioned in the Navy Dental Corps. During his tenure in the Navy he completed postgraduate programs in Operative Dentistry (Master of Science degree in Restorative Dentistry, University of Michigan) and Oral Biology/Dental Materials (Doctor of Philosophy degree, The Ohio State University). While in the Navy, he served in numerous senior administrative positions in clinical dentistry and dental research, and he held several adjunct faculty positions. Among those assignments, he directed the largest Operative Dentistry department in the Navy (Naval Recruit Training Center, Great Lakes, IL), and he commanded the Naval Dental Research Institute/ Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research for four years. Dr. Ragain retired from the Navy in 2013 and became a faculty member of the College of Dentistry, UTHSC.

Currently appointed as Associate Professor in Restorative Dentistry, Dr. Ragain is the director for the undergraduate dental biomaterials courses. He authored or co-authored over 75 professional publications and three U.S. patent awards. He is on the editorial board of four professional journals, and he served on a joint IOM-NASA subcommittee studying dental issues and treatment of astronauts deployed on long-term space missions. Dr. Ragain has served as a member of the UTHSC College of Dentistry Alumni Board of Trustees for ten years. An active member of the board, he has held several official board positions, and he is a Past President of the University of Tennessee Dental Alumni Association. He is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Thank you to our sponsor:  Dentsply Caulk

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 3 Hours continuing education credits.