Contemporary Dental Ceramics
Nathaniel Lawson, DMD, PhD

New ceramic materials have changed the way we practice dentistry by offering a strong. esthetic and affordable restorative option for our patients. But ceramic materials do not handle the same as metal-based restorations and improper selection or handling can lead to

premature failure. This course will teach you how to select and handle different types of ceramic materials that are currently used in dentistry that will be much less confusing than typical marketing rhetoric. We will review the best clinical practices based on research

studies conducted at the AB School of Dentistry and provide pearls for you to take back to the office.

Educational Objectives:

1. Review the different types of dental ceramic materials

2. Choosing a ceramic material for anterior restorations

3. Preparation and design considerations for posterior crowns and bridges

4. Strategies to adjust, polish and cut off ceramic crown

Dr. Nathaniel Lawson DMD, PhD, is the Director of the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and the program director of the biomaterials residency program. He graduated from AB school of Dentistry in 2011 and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2012. He has served as an investigator on over 50 clinical and laboratory research grants, and published over 150 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and research abstracts. His research interests are the mechanical, optical, and biologic properties of dental materials and clinical evaluation of new dental materials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Stanford New Investigator Award and the 2017 3M Innovative Research Fellowship, both from the American Dental Association. He serves on the American Dental Association Council of Scientific Affairs and is on the editorial board of The Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Compendium.

He has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of dental materials. He also works as a general dentist in the AB Faculty Practice.


100th Anniversary Gala
Friday March 25th 2022 6:00pm

Current Restaurant - Pier 59
Chelsea Piers, NYC

Please RSVP by Tuesday March 1st 2022

$300.00 per person





Join Us for An Evening of Celebration and Fellowship


We started with a few but now we are many - not only in members but also in talents and creativity.

Congratulations Fellows of the NYAD for all your efforts through the years!

We will be holding a 50/50 raffle to benefit the new York Academy of Dentistry Endowment Fund.

You can purchase tickets when you register!

The celebration will be held Friday March 25th 2022
Current Restaurant - Pier 59
Chelsea Piers, NYC

Cocktails 6:00 - 7:00pm
Dinner 7:00 - 11:00pm

$250 per person (if RSVP by March 1st) $300 per person after that date.