2015 Prosthodontic Courses

APSQ Arthur Marsden Clinic Day - Dental Ceramics with Associate Professor Max Guazzato - Saturday 7 November


The one-day course (7 CPD) developed by Associate Professor Max Guazzato will enable participants to understand material choices, case selection and appropriate use of dental ceramics in clinical and laboratory settings which will lead to predictable longevity of the restoration and tooth.

Presented with the Australian Prosthodontic Society Queensland

The course in Brisbane is presented as a joint venture with the APSQ for their annual Arthur Marsden Clinic Day, which is named in honour of the late Dr Arthur Marsden, one of the founding members of the Australian Prosthodontic Society and a great contributor to dental education in Australia.

APSQ is the largest and most active branch of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Inc with over 130 active city and country members. These are predominantly General Dentists and Prosthodontists but all the dental specialties are represented. APSQ membership is available to any dentist with a keen interest in the study, understanding and enhancement of prosthetic and restorative dentistry.

Course overview

Dental Ceramics are valued for their biocompatibility and ability to recreate truly aesthetically pleasing restorations. Today dental ceramics are one of the most commonly used and misused indirect materials to restore teeth and dental implants.

This one-day didactic course will take you in-depth into the structure of ceramics to understand how we should apply its use and why. Focus will be placed on how treatment planning, case selection and understanding of the fundamentals and microstructure of dental ceramics can influence your day-to-day practice.

Clinical case examples will be used to explain the influence of common chairside and laboratory adjustments such as grinding, sand blasting, polishing and furnace settings have on the final outcome.

Course topics

  • History of dental ceramics
  • Composition and microstructure of commonly used dental ceramics including Feldspathic porcelain, Leucite glass ceramics- IPS Empress, Lithium disilicates- e.max and Zirconia
  • In-surgery and In-laboratory surface treatment of dental ceramics
  • Work flow for the dental team- dentist and technician
  • Clinical examples on teeth, implants and full arches using varying techniques
  • Update on new ceramic materials, laboratory and chair-side solutions
  • Cementation of ceramic restorations

Course details, dates and costs

Arthur Marsden Clinic Day - Dental Ceramics with Associate Professor Max Guazzato

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Saturday 7 November 2015


9:00am - 5:30pm (registration from 8.30am) - includes full day's catering



Associate Professor Max Guazzato DDS (Hons 1), PhD, DClinDent (Pros), FRACDS, MRACDS, FPFA, FICD, Prosthodontist, Associate Professor of Oral Rehabilitation University of Sydney


The Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, BRISBANE QLD 4000


APSQ Members

Standard registration for dentists

University of Sydney alumni (dentist)

NSW Health, QLD Health and University (Sydney, Griffith, UQ) staff







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To register:

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For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education.