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255: Biomechanics

Instructor: Dr. John Kois


Course Hours

7am – 6pm Monday-Thursday

7am-5:30pm Friday

Lunch is provided daily at Birch featuring the award winning Executive Chef Jeffrey Kessenich.

Social Events

Monday Evening
Welcome Reception
On the first night of the course, attendees are invited to attend a “Welcome Reception” at Birch where they can better acquaint themselves with other classmates, Mentors, Clinical Instructors and the Kois Center Team.

Tuesday Evening
Tribe Night
The Clinical Instructor of the course will plan a dinner at I Love Sushi.

Wednesday Evening
Boat Night
On the third evening of the course, Dr. Kois and his wife Karen invite you and your significant other to join them for a two hour boat cruise and dinner aboard Excellence featuring beer, wine and some of Chef Jeffrey’s signature dishes!

CE Credits

This course provides 46.5 continuing education credit hours and includes lecture, participation, demonstration, case presentation and discussion.

AGD Credit Allocation:
Lecture Hours:
Code 017: 10 Hours
Code 072: 5 Hours
Code 149: 9.5 Hours
Code 253: 1 Hour
Code 490: 1 Hour
Code 612: 7 Hours
Code 730: 8 Hours
Code 782: 2 Hours

Participation Hours:
Code 612: 2 Hours
Code 734: 1 Hour



Strongly Recommended

Course Price

2020: $9,995

2021-2023: $10,195

Languages Offered



Biomechanics of Teeth Explained

Accurate information about the biological and mechanical properties of teeth and dental restorative materials may be hard to find due to opinion and marketing efforts, yet these remain fundamental to the success of our dentistry and the happiness of our patients.

In Biomechanics, Dr. Kois shares independent research and evidence based guidelines to understand caries detection, removal and prevention; the modes and etiology of tooth structure loss; tooth preparation and design principles utilizing proven dental materials and specific protocols for their use and important laboratory protocols to achieve predictable results.

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This five day, comprehensive course will give you the power to make educated decisions about materials options and their specific protocols.  You will understand how and when to utilize effective caries management regimens in challenging situations, and you will gain great clarity in making clinical decisions about when to restore and retain individual teeth, and when to remove them.

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to assess biomechanical risk and prognosis.
  • Learn metrics and principles for tooth preparation and design.
  • Learn when to use direct vs. indirect restorations.
  • Understand when to use cohesively vs. adhesively retained restorations.
  • Learn laboratory and clinical protocols for adhesively and cohesively retained restorations.
  • Understand why and when restorative failures occur and how you can use that information to increase your success rate.

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