Alternatives to Crowns


The Indirect-Direct Composite Restoration

A patient presents to your practice requiring urgent attention for a fractured molar. Secretly, you hope that the tooth will require a crown, but instead find that the tooth is largely intact and perhaps should be treated with a large direct composite. Disheartened at not being able to do a more complex and profitable procedure, you resign yourself to the mundane of a “533”.

Whilst this is of course being a little cheeky with the reality of such a situation, it is true that larger composites are very hard to do, and you would prefer to do a crown. But when your clinical judgment tells you that the tooth does not really need a full coverage crown, what is the alternative?

Too often this is the thought process we go through when in fact the present technologies and techniques available to us make this an exciting opportunity to practice minimal intervention, bio-mimetic dentistry. And with no laboratory fee, these procedures are profitable! This tooth does not require a filling, it is crying out for an adhesive, reinforcing, aesthetic reconstruction in composite resin!

During this lecture program, you will learn about the latest advancements in dentine bonding agents and ultra-low shrinkage composite resins. See how these materials can be implemented into your practice, bringing with them the benefits of lower polymerisation shrinkage and decreased stresses to the tooth. Post-operative sensitivity can be resigned to the past and these technologies will help to further improve the prognosis of the tooth and the longevity of these conservative restorations. In this presentation, you will see how these principles can be applied to anterior and posterior restorations. 

Learning Objectives

  • The current state of Dentine Bonding - Should you use 4th, 5th 6th, 7th or 8th Generation dentine bonding systems?
  • Advances in composite resin chemistry
  • The effects of amalgams on teeth – how well do they last and what can they do to the tooth?
  • How to place an indirect composite that you can readily make yourself without a lab fee.
  • Cementation procedures for Inlays and Onlays (and crowns!)
  • Learn how to make composite dentistry a practical, enjoyable and profitable part of your practice, whilst providing an optimal standard of care for your patients.

Providers Terms


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ADA NSW Clinical Training Centre

Street: Level 2, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065

Postal: PO Box 132, St Leonards NSW 1590

Phone: 1800 737 346

Email: [email protected]


Registration Information

Registrations must be made in writing by booking online at or complete a registration form and return to ADA NSW CPD by fax to 1300 134 901, email to [email protected] or post to PO Box 132, St Leonards NSW 1590. Additional registration forms can be downloaded here.


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.

Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation Of Hands On Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation Of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Failure To Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.


The information and opinions presented at the professional development programs described in our Program Guide or on the CPD website are those of the presenters. Presentation at a CPD program of clinical methods, materials, techniques, or approaches to business issues that arise in dental practice, do not constitute endorsement by the Australian Dental Association (NSW Branch) Limited or ADA NSW Centre for Professional Dental Development Limited. By registering for a CPD professional development program, the delegate takes sole responsibility for the use of any information provided in the program. CPD reserve the right to alter the program details as circumstances require.

Photography And Video Disclaimer

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The collection of your details is primarily for the purpose of registering you on the selected event/s. The information provided will be held on the CPD database and may be used for future marketing of CPD events and may be provided to sponsors of CPD events and other third parties selected by ADA CPD if you have agreed to this. If you do not wish to have your details made available to these external parties, you can update your marketing preferences at any time by contacting [email protected] or call 1800 737 346.

What To Bring

Generally, most clinical instruments and materials are supplied for hands-on courses held at the CTC. Please bring your own magnification loupes to clinical hands-on workshops.


To keep course fees down, some materials and products used in workshops may be provided by dental suppliers. Representatives may be in attendance at these events.

Dietary Requests

CPD will endeavour to accommodate special dietary requests, please request at the time of booking. In some cases, special dietary requests may incur an extra charge.


In the situation whereby a transfer is permitted, a maximum of two (2) transfers can be made per registration. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days).

Course Notes

In the interest of environmental sustainability, CPD may replace printed course notes with an electronic copy which will be emailed to participants following the course. To ensure receipt of these notes, please advise CPD of your correct email address on your registration.

CPD Hours/Certificates

Attendance certificates will be available to download via your online ‘MyCPD’ account on the CPD website 2 days after the course. Participants who cannot attend for the entire day/hours will have their certificate adjusted accordingly.

Dentists - Members$859Select
Non Members$1,032Select
Contact Hours:

6.5 hrs


Sat, 24 October 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands-on




ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison St, St Leonards,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Dr Michael Mandikos

Dr Michael Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. He received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. He has researched composite resin materials and published research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines.

Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a reviewer for several Journals including the Australian Dental Journal and Quintessence International and is a product evaluator for several dental companies.

Michael has presented continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA and maintains a Private Practice limited to Implant and Restorative Dentistry in Graceville in Brisbane’s Inner West.

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