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Improving Patient Outcomes Using Evidence, Critical Thinking and Common Sense: An Argument for Digitally-Driven Adhesive Dentistry

Ended Apr 17, 2020
3 credits

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"Improving Patient Outcomes Using Evidence, Critical Thinking and Common Sense"
"Evidence-Based Dentistry" (EBD) is supposedly what we practice and preach, but are we really practicing EBD? The truth is that we're practicing 1970's dentistry with 1990's workflows and materials from the 2000's.  It's time to take a step back as a profession and re-orient ourselves. By updating our perspective and paradigms in light of developments in research, materials and technology, we can greatly enhance outcomes for our patients. Through the use of modern adhesive materials and digitally driven workflows, treatment for patients can be more conservative, efficient, and predictable than ever before. Topics to be covered in this lecture include:
  • EBD: Why we're not nearly as evidence-based as we think we are
  • Adhesive dentistry: More conservative and predictable than traditional restorative approaches
  • A rationale for returning to more conservative, partial coverage dentistry
  • Why you should consider breaking up with monolithic zirconia
  • Digital workflows: More efficient, cost-effective and predictable than non-digital ones
  • How to stay evidence-based and continuously improve as a practitioner 


Clint Stevens, DDS, FAGD, FICOI


Dr. Clint Stevens is a native of Dallas, Texas.  He graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio, and completed a one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the University of Michigan.  He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Oral Implantologists, and is a member of the Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry.  Dr. Stevens maintains a full time private practice that emphasizes the use of modern, evidence-based materials in providing the highest level of comprehensive dental care.


Dr. Stevens is engaged in ongoing laboratory and clinical research dealing with adhesive restorative materials, digital dentistry workflows, endodontics and dental implants.  He serves as a key opinion leader and consultant for product development and evaluation to several dental manufacturers.  He has been utilizing chairside CAD/CAM for over 10 years and has extensive experience with both the CEREC and Planmeca Fit systems. Dr. Stevens’ strong academic background and experience in the application of modern technologies and materials in a private practice setting make him an excellent resource for practitioners.  The focus of Dr. Stevens' lectures and seminars is to give attendees evidence-based approaches for comprehensive dentistry that they can implement in their practices on Monday morning.