- Marcos Vargas
Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Master Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lecture and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally. Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 20 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on aesthetic dentistry.
Direct resin composites: To layer or not to layer? That is the question!
Dental practitioners face difficult decisions to functionally and esthetically restore natural dentition using resin composites. Shade, opacity and translucency selection is challenging when using direct resin composites. Additionally, choosing the appropriate layering or stratification technique is key to end up with restorations that mimic natural tooth structure. Several stratification techniques have been advocated, but little is known about the thought process involved in this decision.
This presentation will provide the clinician with a guide to select when and how to stratify and deliver polychromatic or monochromatic imperceptible resin composite restorations.