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An Update on Veneers, Inlays and Onlays

Dr. Pierre-Luc Michaud received his prosthodontics degree from Université de Montréal in 2011. He is an associate professor and the division head of prosthodontics at Dalhousie Dentistry. Dr. Michaud teaches extensively in the Prosthodontics III & IV courses as well as in the Implant Dentistry course to graduate Periodontics residents. He maintains a part-time private practice in the Dalhousie Intramural Faculty Practice where he covers all aspects of prosthodontics.

May 30, 2021

This presentation will cover important topics related to porcelain veneers, inlays, and onlays. These days, when moderate or severe tooth structure loss is affecting a posterior tooth, it is standard practice to attempt to protect it from fracturing by covering it with a crown. Onlays are restorations that also offer cusp coverage, but they are more commonly used on teeth with minimal tooth structure loss. Unfortunately, the scientific literature comparing those two treatment approaches is scarce. During this seminar, the presenter will compare crowns and onlays. Potential situations that may advantage one treatment option over the other will be discussed. While discussing veneers, inlays and onlays, a strong emphasis will be put on the preparation designs. Tips and tricks will be presented to help simplifying recording final impressions, selecting materials, fabrication of provisional restorations and cementation.


Program objectives: At the completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify potential candidates for partial coverage restorations.

  • Identify the advantages and limitations of various treatment options.

  • Diagnose and develop a treatment plan for these procedures.

  • Understand the design and fabrication principles for partial coverage restorations.


PLP - Changing times...Changing needs

PLP Mission

The Professional Liability Program (PLP) is a program of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) created in the 1970s to administer malpractice protection for Ontario dentists.


To protect the reputation of the profession, PLP vigorously defends any member from allegations of negligent dental treatment. Similarly, in accordance with the RCDSO’s public protection mandate, in instances in which compensation is warranted, PLP works to provide timely and fair compensation to patients. PLP also promotes patient safety and responsible dentistry by providing individual and group risk management guidance to members of the RCDSO.

June 13, 2021

PLP: Changing times...Changing needs

The practice of dentistry grows more complex every year. There are more treatment options, procedures, materials, medications and ways to communicate than ever before. While the explosion of knowledge and information has resulted in great advances, it can also create new risks for patients and practitioners.

This course examines emerging issues affecting dentists and offers risk management advice. PLP cases that have been resolved provide illustrations and tips to benefit you in your day-to-day dental practice.


At the end of the course, participants will understand:


  • details of PLP malpractice protection;

  • the basics of offering a refund to a patient;

  • the risks of social media;

  • teledentistry and its risks;

  • how good recordkeeping helps manage risk;

  • informed consent from a litigation perspective.


Presentation Length: 3 hours CE Credits: 3