Slow your roll: New restorative guidelines favor conservative tooth preparation

Master conservative tooth preparation with the latest ADA guidelines in this DE Solutions Lab. Watch today for a deep dive into evidence-based practices and materials for restorative dentistry.
Teeth Exam

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The ADA recently released an evidence-based clinical practice guideline on restorative treatments for caries lesions. This course will highlight some of the major takeaways from the new guidelines, followed by a discussion of how to translate this into everyday clinical practice. Spoiler alert - less drilling and more material options, including glass ionomers!

Learning objectives:

  • Review the evidence that supports more conservative carious tissue removal
  • Discuss the new guidelines for restorative material options


Dr. Jeanette MacLean

Dr. Jeanette MacLean is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She is the of owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists in Glendale, Arizona, and a mother of two.

She received her dental degree, with honors, from the University of Southern California in 2003 and completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 2005 at Sunrise Children’s Hospital through the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. MacLean has become an internationally recognized advocate and expert on minimally invasive dentistry, appearing in newspapers, magazines, television, and continuing education lectures on this hot topic. Most notably, she was featured in the July 2016 New York Times article, “A Cavity Fighting Liquid Helps Kids Avoid Dentists’ Drills,” which brought national attention to the option of treating cavities noninvasively with silver diamine fluoride.

Moderator: Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz is chief editor of Dental Economics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz is a board-certified prosthodontist, and she owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.

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