Originally Released Mar 7, 2018

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We are moving towards a day when dental restoratives are no longer inert materials that merely occupy the space made by th­­e cavity preparation. Cavity liners and restorative materials now have the capability of helping to rebuild and remineralize affected tooth structure and help protect the teeth from acid attack. In this 1-hour webinar, Dr. Lowe will discuss technologies that allow for early diagnosis of carious lesions and demonstrate techniques to conservatively prepare and restore these teeth using bioactive restorative materials. You will learn when and where use of these materials is indicated.


1. Identify the latest tools for early diagnosis of dental decay, beyond the x-ray and explorer
2. Learn techniques for conservative, minimal preparation of carious lesions that conserve a maximum amount of tooth structure
3. Discuss what the difference is between infected dentin and affected dentin
4. Learn what bioactive dental materials are and how can they help in the repair of sick teeth
5. Become familiar with finishing and polishing techniques that create natural surface texture and reflection


Dr. Robert A. Lowe received his DDS degree, magna cum laude, Loyola University in 1982, has maintained a full time practice for 30 years, and is a world recognized teacher and clinician. He taught for 10 years at Loyola University School of Dentistry and has received Fellowships in the AGD, ICD, ADI, and ACD. In 2004, Dr. Lowe received the Gordon Christensen Outstanding Lecturer Award and in 2005 received Diplomate status on the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Dr. Lowe has authored numerous scientific articles and has contributed to dental textbooks. He is a consultant for a number of dental manufacturers and a member and clinical evaluator for Catapult Group, the dental industry’s premier speaker’s bureau. Dentistry Today consistently names Dr. Lowe to the “Top 100 Clinicians in Dentistry”.