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Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman “Generations of Monolithic Zirconia...What Every Clinician Needs to Know!”

Mar. 8, 2021 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday March 8, 2021
Time: 7-8pm
Speaker: Dr. Taiseer Sulaiman

Course Description:

NOT ALL ZIRCONIAS ARE THE SAME!! Since the introduction of monolithic zirconia as a full contour indirect restorative material in 2010, there have been three generations of this restorative material. Manufactures and researchers are aiming to introduce a zirconia material with properties that can combine strength and translucency. This presentation will cover an in-depth overview of the different zirconia generations and what a clinician should understand about each generations’ mechanical and optical properties that will aid in the selection process when prescribing zirconia restorations. The most recent cementing protocols for monolithic zirconia restorations will also be discussed. Finally, what is the clinical-based evidence recently reported in the literature on monolithic zirconia restorations and can an alternative laboratory survey method provide useful information on zirconia’s’ current clinical status.


  • Attendees will be able to classify the different types of zirconia material currently available based on their Yttria concentration.
  • Understand the mechanical (including wear characteristics) and optical properties of each zirconia type and their effect on clinical considerations.
  • Attendees will learn how to effectively cement zirconia restorations and learn about recent clinical outcomes.
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