The Value of Conserving & Preserving from the Inside Out: A Minimal Intervention Approach to Restoring Teeth

Dr. Mario Romero


This dynamic educational lecture/workshop focuses on the practical application of minimally invasive restoration into your dental practice. Attendees will learn how to use new materials and technologies to preserve tooth structure and provide affordable, life-enhancing treatments for their patients.


During this fast-paced, 4-credit hour course, attendees will learn about biomechanical function and preservation of tooth structure during bulk filling, bonding and composite restoration procedures. Minimally invasive concepts and methods are explored using a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises in three modules.



• Module 1: Dentin substitution using a biomimetic bulk-fill composite material (tooth #3, MOD-LI, class II)

• Module 3: Freehand restoration using a next-generation universal submicron composite (anterior class IV, tooth #9)


Dr. Mario Romero

Mario Romero, DDS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral Rehabilitation at The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University; he received his DDS from the University of Guayaquil (Ecuador) School of
Dentistry in 1995. He completed a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Program at the University of Rochester, Eastman Institute for Oral Health where he was granted the Handleman Award for Excellence. n 2016 Dr. Romero was awarded the Augusta University and the American College of Dentists Outstanding Faculty award for his achievements in scholarity, research and service. He has over 30 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals and has lectured extensively on topics
related to direct and indirect restorative dentistry. He maintained a private practice with emphasis in Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry for 15 years prior to joining AU in 2013.


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