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The Ins and Outs of Polishing: Why, Why Not and What

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Thursday, June 13, 2013


Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA

Course Overview

New, updated research makes us reconsider our position on polishing. This program will provide information on different aspects of the polishing procedure from equipment to polishing agents available today.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

• Review current trends in coronal polishing
• Discuss the types of polishing methods
• List current types of polishing materials which include those providing therapeutic benefit
• Describe polishing techniques which include types of abrasives, Mohs hardness, armamentarium and their effect on esthetic materials.
• Compare polishing methods and agents to evaluate ergonomic attributes of different polishing techniques


Marriott, Troy, MI
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Includes a light dinner and refreshments.
Dentist - $55; Allied - $45
UDM Alumni: Dentist - $49.50; Allied - $40.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

2 hours (Lecture)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00 p.m. the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

Click here to visit our updated general information and policy page.

This course is sponsored in part by unconditional educational grant from Dentsply Professional.

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