Oral Health Group
Continuing Education

**FREE** Predictable Diastema Closures Using the Bioclear Method with Dr. Taras Konanec

December 04, 2020

Dr. Taras Konanec, DDS’97, co-owner of the Drummond Dental Group in downtown Montreal is in his 21st year of teaching as a part-time faculty lecturer at McGill University in the Department of Operative Dentistry, and in the Graduate Practice Management Course. He is the 2018 recipient of McGill Faculty of Dentistry’s Ralph Silverstone Teaching Award. Dr. Konanec’s passions lie in minimally invasive dentistry techniques and in microscope enhanced dentistry. He focuses on the use of the Bioclear Method to restore anterior teeth and cast gold to restore posterior teeth. He practices daily using a dental operating microscope to enhance attention to detail. He is a member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, the Academy of R.V. Tucker Study Clubs, Spear Study Club, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Course Outline:
Injection molding warmed composite resin allows us to create monolithic restorations directly in the mouth. This technique of composite placement eradicates the issues of layering and hand manipulation that result in the formation of seams and voids. Participants will learn how the 3-step injection molding process can provide a predictable system for solving anterior esthetic dilemmas such as the closure of an anterior diastema. Pairing the anatomical Bioclear matrix with the “Rock Star Polish” allows the clinician to perform conservative, additive only dentistry resulting in strength, durability and esthetics.

Learning Objectives:
• Anterior diastema Closure using the Bioclear Method
• Learn about the different generations of Bioclear matrices
• Learn how to combine heated flowable and heated paste composite for void free injection molding into the matrix
• How to achieve the three step “Rock Star Polish”.

Live Technique Demonstration:
• Midline Diastema Closure utilizing the Bioclear Method

Who Should Attend:
Clinicians and restorative hygienists interested in providing fast, predictable long lasting and monolithic restorations.


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