Predictable Bonding of Indirect Restorations

Online Webinar – In Partnership with Curion

Time & Date

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST / 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

1.5 Hours



Predictable Bonding of Indirect Restorations – Live Free Webinar

Presented by Dr. Joseph Kim DDS

Wednesday, May 8, 2024
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST / 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST


Improvements in adhesive science have allowed restorative dentists to perform a wide variety of procedures for their patients including predictable esthetic therapy, direct composite restorations, and indirect restorations in challenging clinical circumstances. This presentation will review common issues and protocols of indirect restorations in clinical practice. After this presentation, participants will have a better understanding of adhesive dentistry and how to achieve predictable outcomes when delivering indirect restorations.


  • Learn about the modern adhesive materials compatible with teeth and multiple substrates.
  • Understand the role modern adhesives and cements play in predictable outcomes.
  • Review the role of resistance and retention form
  • Review bonding protocols for various adhesive procedures.


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If you’re unable to attend live, don’t worry. All registrants will automatically receive a recording of the webinar within 3 business days after the live event.


Joseph Kim, DDS, JD, graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2001. He has maintained a sedation practice in Yorkville, Sugar Grove, and Aurora, where he has focused on comprehensive and implant dentistry. Since 2008, Dr. Kim has trained dentists in implant surgery and restoration, with support from various implant and dental materials manufacturers. Additionally, Dr. Kim operates an in-house dental laboratory which provides unique implant prosthetic solutions to clinicians across the country. Dr. Kim currently serves as Clinical Advisor of R&D at BISCO.

Major Advancement in the Science of Precision Digital Bracket Placement.

Vancouver, BC Mar 3, 2023 – Smile Innovations Group (SIG) has entered a partnership with OrthoSelect.  SIG’s network of Canadian dental labs will distribute the DIBS AI service and manufacture the DIBS AI precision digital bracket placement systems right here in Canada.

The DIBS AI software and patented tray design 3D prints extremely accurate bracket transfer appliances that are compatible with any bracket system. The software automates the process of the orthodontic case setups and customizes treatment plans with exceptional ease and accuracy. The AI software has predictive modeling capabilities, while still allowing the practitioner to make custom modifications as needed.

Orthodontists in Canada now have direct access to this powerful tool. Doctors benefit from freeing up chair time, as well as reducing overall treatment time with significant decreases in wire bending and bracket repositioning. The benefits of improved accuracy and time savings typically result in a reduction of 25% or more of the orthodontist’s cost of treatment.

OrthoSelect has spent nearly a decade perfecting digital IDB software and 3D printed transfer trays to bring IDB to a whole new level of ease and predictability. Partnering with Smile Innovations Digital Dental Labs will help doctors grow their practice by simplifying workflow and making their orthodontic clinics more efficient and cost effective. Both companies look ahead to the value this partnership will bring them and the Canadian Dental Industry.

Ryan Williams, Vice President of Sales at OrthoSelect, explained the breakthrough, “Imagine: In only 30 minutes of chair time, your staff precisely places customizable brackets with 3D-printed trays! This has the potential to substantially improve practice efficiency and profitability.”  This partnership is enthusiastically welcomed as Donald Park, CEO of Smile Innovations Group states “We are excited to bring this service to Canadian orthodontists.  Our dental labs look forward to providing this latest innovation in precision bracket placement technology.”

About Smile Innovations Group
Smile Innovations Group is Canada’s leading dental lab network focused on dental laboratory
Acquisitions and building a nationwide dental lab network.

About OrthoSelect
OrthoSelect is a leader in digital orthodontics with the mission to help orthodontists achieve greater clinical efficiency through state-of-the-art technology and provide improved treatment outcomes for their patients.

#DNotes Who’s fault it is? It is the distolingual cuspid fault…

We find in the laboratory that the most common area needing additional reduction in the disto-lingual cuspid. Why? Well, we cannot assure the reason; but we believe it is related to the fact that it is the area of most difficult access when preparing the tooth; and the area which is not very convenient to check for adequate reduction.

Requirements Chart

Keep that in mind when preparing the tooth and take a look of this pocket chart with the minimal required reduction for a strong long lasting crown. Another culprit for minimal material space is an opposing cusp. Almost always the palatal of the 16 or 17. Don’t be afraid to reshape these with consent of course.

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#DNotes Ideal Access Hole – Middle of the Crowns or Axial

Is the implant crowns access hole decision made for aesthetic, convenience or mechanical reasons? 

As Technicians, we do understand dentist’s desire for screw-retention. However, we also want dentists to understand that in certain circumstances prioritizing screw-retention can lead to unwanted compromises which can be solved by deciding on cement retention instead! 

These days it is technically possible to screw-retain almost every implant case. But that should not lead to the conclusion that it is always desirable to do so! In other words, screw-retention does have some negative consequences. It is important to know what those consequences are so that you can make an informed decision when you decide on screw-vs. cement-retention. 

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#DNotes Splinting implants to natural teeth

Combined implant and tooth support

Technically, splinting implants to natural teeth can be done and we are asked to do it from time to time. So, it happens! However, finding published studies or literature on this treatment is as challenging as navigating a calcified MB2 on 16.

There is no doubt we will find lots of conflicting opinions; it is an ongoing and hotly debated issue.

This publication shares some good perspectives and situations to do, or not to do. It also suggests some great engineering options that we can surely provide if a treatment like this was accepted by your patient.

We always recommend full disclosure as to potential outcome. Make sure you have your patient review and sign a risk assessment form and document your case ! Not only for your own benefit, but also because we all need more information.

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