Dental training,
with a personal touch.

2016/01 Success and failure of composite restorations


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40 AE in DG 4


Worldwide, composite is regarded as the first choice material for direct restorations. Reviews demonstrate a favorable durability in both the anterior and posterior region. It has been demonstrated that a properly conducted clinical procedure plays a critical role to assure longevity of the composite restoration. This course will elaborate in detail the different steps for placing limited and extensive composite restoration (anterior and posterior): the choice of composite and adhesive system, color determination, cavity preparation, seclusion, the matrix system, layering technique versus bulk fill, design, occlusion and finish. Afterwards in a workshop, the procedures for building an incisal edge of a central upper incisor and a large class II cavity in a first maxillary molar will be reviewed step by step.

Learning Objectives

  • Mastering the principles for the production of an optimal composite restoration
  • Knowing the choices for materials for the composite restoration
  • Understanding the factors which determine the clinical behavior of the composite restoration
  • Being aware of the recovery capabilities of the defective composite restorations

Accreditation subarea 4: 40 points


To register, please fill out the registration form. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment.


  • Registratie before 05/02/2016: 695 euro 
  • Registratie after 05/02/2016: 795 euro 

Maximum amount of participants: 20

Language : Dutch


9.00 - 9.45   Presentation: front restoration with composite
9.45 - 10.30  

Practicum: class IV composite restoration - central incisor

10.30 - 11.00  Coffee break
11.00 - 13.00     Practicum: class IV composite restoration - central incisor
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Presentation: composite recovery in the posterior region
14.45 - 17.00 Practicum: extended Class II composite restoration thv first maxillary
(fifteen-minute break in between)


Prof. Ta M. Peumans

Prof. Ta Marleen Peumans studeerde in 1987 af als Licentiate in de Tandheelkunde aan de KULeuven. In datzelfde jaar vatte zij een post-graduate opleiding van Tandarts-specialiste aan op de afdeling Conserverende Tandheelkunde die ze beëindigde in 1991. In 1997 promoveerde zij tot Doctor in de Medische Wetenschappen met het proefschrift «Het klinisch gedrag van veneer restauraties en hun invloed op het parodontium. Haar bijzondere aandacht gaat uit naar het herstel van elementen met adhesieve restauratiematerialen en het klinisch gedrag van deze restauraties. Verschillende nationale en internationale publicaties zijn verschenen betreffende veneer restauraties, composietrestauraties in de frontregio en de levensduur van adhesieve restauraties. Vanaf 2004 is zij full-time werkzaam als Tandarts Adjunct Afdelingshoofd op de afdeling Conserverende Tandheelkunde (UZ-Leuven), en is deeltijds hoofddocent aan de KULeuven. 

Prof. Marleen Peumans graduated in 1987 in Dentistry at the Catholic University of Leuven. In the same year she initiated her post-graduate training Dentist Specialist at the Department of Conservative Dentistry which she completed in 1991. In 1997 she obtained a PhD in Medical Sciences with the dissertation "The clinical behavior of veneer restorations and their impact on the periodontium”. Her particular focus is on restoring elements with adhesive restorative materials and clinical behavior of these restorations. She has published several national and international publications on veneer restorations, composite restorations in the front region and the durability of adhesive restorations. Since 2004 she has worked as a full time Dental Assistant Head of Department at the Department of Conservative Dentistry (University Hospital Leuven), and part-time professor at the university.