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Course IV

Instructor: John C. Kois, DMD, MSD

Biomechanics I: Fundamentals for Cohesively and Adhesively Retained Restorations


Scheduling Note:
This three-day course is not offered in 2015 or 2016. Instead please consider attending the five-day Kois Track Course IV & V: Biomechanics I & II. This Track course includes the complete curriculum from both Course IV and V. Further information including schedule and registration are available here:


Course Overview
The parameters for tooth preparation have become much more complicated. This course will eliminate the confusion about when to use cohesively retained vs adhesively retained restorations and develop predictable parameters for each. Step by step techniques will be described to prepare partial and full coverage preparations, anterior veneer preparations, and posterior bonded porcelain preparations. Tooth preparation surface management, will be discussed to eliminate post-operative sensitivity and create appropriate luting agent selection and bonding protocols. In addition, all the different core materials and ceramic systems will be discussed.

Course Objectives

  • Understand functional preparations
  • Know the advantages of veneers vs. full coverage restorations
  • Understand when to use cohesively retained restorations
  • Understand when to use adhesively retained restorations