Advanced Posterior Aesthetics
3 Days Immersion Program

Friday-Sunday, June 24-26, 2016
Next course dates to be announced soon.

This 3 days live patient training course aims to equip the practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to practise mercury-free dentistry and perform predictable and aesthetic posterior restorations. It not only covers lectures on posterior restorations but the hands on will equip you with the skills of performing the procedures in a real clinical setting.

Drs Jerry Lim and Ronnie Yap will outline the need for proper understanding of bonding and excellent techniques in the restoration of posterior teeth. They will cover the material selection, indications for direct versus indirect as well as resins vs porcelain including a heavy emphasis on CAD CAM technology to allow the practitioner to perform same day crown or restorations.


What you will get out of this course:

  • Practising Mercury Free Dentistry: A paradigm shift. Move away from amalgams.
  • Understanding adhesive dentistry and immediate dentine sealing.
  • Gain confidence in posterior composites and its use regularly.
  • Setting the ethical criteria for diagnosis. Direct vs an indirect restorations.
  • Starting your successful mercury free practice.
  • How to market and communicate with your patients.
  • Understand choice of materials, rubber dam placement and isolations.
  • CAD-CAM technology: Same Day Restoration.
  • Live patients: Opportunities to not only learn from your patient but you partner’s patient.


A live patient for the hands on portion. Preferably have a quadrant of amalgam restoration needing replacement to either direct resin or indirect resin of ceramic restorations.

For foreign participants, an advanced phantom jaw model simulating the real life clinical situation will be available.

Course Instructors:

Dr. Jerry E.Y.Lim, BDS(Singapore), FRACDS(Australia), FICD, DICOI

Jerry completed his undergraduate dental training in National University of Singapore in the year 1995. He obtained his Fellowship from The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) by examination in the year 2002.

He is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (DICOI) and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD) . He is currently an adjunct lecturer with the National University of Singapore.

Jerry has a special interest in the field of Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry and has lectured on Neuromuscular, Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Singapore, Taiwan and Indonesia.

Dr. Ronnie Yap BDS (Singapore), DGDP (UK), FRACDS (Australia)

Ronnie graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992.  He has been honoured and priviledged to be awarded both the FAC Ohlers Gold Medal for being the Best Clinical Student, as well as the University Silver Medal for the Best Student of that graduating year.

Dr Yap is currently an adjunct lecturer with the National University of Singapore.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).  Dr Yap is also Diplomate of the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (GDPRCS) and Fellow of International College of Dentists (FICD)

A firm believer of continuing education, he has been actively organising professional education courses for dentists locally.

Advanced Posterior Aesthetics
3 Days Immersion Program

Day 1 Program
Module 1 – Restorative trend in Dentistry: Are you at risk of being left behind?
Module 2 – Natural Dentition and Understanding Adhesion:

  • Know the difference between the various structures of a tooth.
  • Navigate through the complex bonding procedure comfortably.
  • Know your primers and adhesives for all occasions.
  • Understand Immediate Dentine Sealing (IDS) and the use in dentistry.
Module 3 – Mastering Posterior Composites:

  • Understand Bulk Fill technology and its proper use.
  • Simultaneous Layering Technique for strength, accuracy and strength.
  • Master isolation techniques with rubber dam and ligating.
  • Enjoy working with great instruments that makes your job easier.
  • Put to practice your bonding knowledge in real life clinical situations.
  • The Light Wars: Understand and choosing your “Light Sabres” light curing units.
  • Pitfalls in adhesive dentistry.


Day 2 Program
Module 4 – Mastering Inlays and Onlays:

  • Understand prep designs for Inlays and Onlays.
  • Know the secrets mastering the provision of care for Inlays and Onlays.
  • See what instruments and equipment the experts use.
  • Impression techniques for the aesthetic posterior restorations.
  • Introduction to CAD CAM Dentistry with Planscan.
  • Incorporating IDS into indirect restorations.
  • Criteria for Diagnosis in the posterior restorations.
Module 5 – Marketing and Communications:

  • Understand photography and its use in posterior dentistry.
  • How to educate patients and show them the benefit of adhesive restorations.
  • Streamline your practice to provide better adhesive dentistry. Train the team.
  • How to communicate with your patients effectively in the clinical setting.
Module 6 – Adhesive Luting Protocols:

  • Know your luting cements and its use with the correct bonding steps.
  • Understand the rapid tag cure & clear technique for posterior luting of restorations.
  • Understand the proper steps to preparing your restoration for luting onto teeth e.g. salivating and microetching the fitting surface of restorations, when and how to do it.


Day 3 Program
Module 7 – Mastering Staining and Glazing:

  • Taking your restorations from good to great with the Ultimate Staining Protocol for Glass reinforced Resin restorations.
  • Ceramic staining and glazing techniques.
Module 8 – Materials advancement and CAD CAM Dentistry:

  • An introduction to CAD CAM Dentistry and material selection for the posterior restorations.
Module 9 – Live Patient (*participants without live patient will work on a phantom patient)

  • Truly master the knowledge by applying it to a live patient treatment.

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
Johan Wolfgang Van Goethe (1749-1832)