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Continuing Education

Natalie Ryan 

 Natalie Ryan
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Throughout the year Pow Laboratories hosts information seminars, client training sessions as well as new service orientation sessions.  Our well equipped conference room is ideal for both hands-on and conventional Continuing Education programs and is available for society meetings and study club use. 

Please contact Natalie Ryan at 1 (800) 265-4052, 519-539-2065 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you would like further information regarding attending one of the events listed or if your organization would like to use our facility.

Pow Laboratories is a continuing education partner with The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at The Univesity of Western Ontario.


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Upcoming Events

2017 11 CanDEC


Tech Night 2017

Sponsored by: Clinical Research Dental



Wednesday November 29, 2017

Dinner 5:30pm – 6:00pm

Program 6:00pm – 9:00pm

This program is eligible for 3 MCDE points,

Category 2 and 3 ODAA points.

To register, please contact:   Natalie Ryan

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With over 50 + adhesives on the market today classified into 7 generations, and now with the recent introduction of the “universal” category it can be difficult to make a decision on which product to use, when to use it, and for what application.

This program will discuss the differences between generations including their pros and cons. What makes 4th and 5th generation adhesives more technique sensitive? Why 6th and 7th generation adhesives leave the patient less sensitive and what does “universal” really mean? What is the difference between acetone and alcohol solvents, and how to eliminate sensitivity regardless of the generation of adhesive you decide to use.

We will also touch on the latest research regarding the degradation of long term adhesion, the effects of both hydrolytic degradation and the activation of MMP’s and what tools are available to counteract their effects.

We will also be looking at which adhesives are best suited for direct composites, all-ceramic restorations including high lucite, feldspathic, alumina and zirconia, ideal bonding protocols for porcelain veneers, porcelain repair, and which adhesives are compatible with dual-cure cements and core build-up materials.

Curing Lights ... The Facts ...Not the Manufacturer Myths!

Are halogen curing lights obsolete? What is the difference between LEDs from different manufacturers? What is the difference in diodes that enable 5,6,7,8 second cure times? Does your LED cure all dental composites? How practical are PAC lights (plasma) in everyday dentistry and do they really save you time. What is the TOP HAT Factor and how does it influence the cure of your composite? What does a “Turbo Tip” actually do? Are you sure you are really curing your composites when research shows that 36% of dental composites are inadequately polymerized. How valid is the scratch test? Learn the differences between the current light systems on the market today, and the questions you need to ask your rep the next time they try to sell you a curing light.


  • General differences of adhesives
  • What adhesives are best for: direct restorations, indirect restorations including zirconia, alumina, and feldspathic/lucite porcelain, core materials
  • What are the limitations of self-etch adhesives
  • How to deal with sensitivity
  • Are desensitizers necessary
  • What are the differences between the current curing lights today


You will have the opportunity to do your own immediate bond strength testing utilizing the Mini Instron. The Instron has become the gold standard for bond breakage testing in the industry today.

Curious how your current adhesive stands up? Bring it in, test it and compare the results with your colleagues. See for yourself if you made the right choice.

About the Speaker:  Gregg Tousignant CDT

Gregg graduated Dental Technology from George Brown College in 1992, Certified Dental Technician since 1994 from the National Board for Certification. He currently provides lectures and hands-on courses for both the General/Cosmetic dentist as well as dental and hygiene schools across Canada. Topics include Tooth Whitening, Impressioning, Temporization, Adhesives, Direct Anterior & Posterior Composites, Post/Core, and Direct Veneer Colour Change. He has also been published in Oral Health, the Journal of the Toronto Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, and Chairside Dental. Gregg is currently serving as Technical Support Manager for Clinical Research Dental where he provides continuing education programs consistent with the Company’s philosophy, Teaching Better Dentistry


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