Atraumatic Restorative Therapy (ART)

Atraumatic Restorative Therapy (ART)
Product Code: 070130ART
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Price: $695.00 (CAD)

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MAY 9-10, 2019

TIME:  THURS 9:00AM - 4:00PM  |  FRI 9:00AM - 4:00PM





Atraumatic restorative therapy (ART) is a procedure that utilizes adhesive restorative materials to provide interim restoration of decayed teeth. Hand instruments are often used to remove carious tooth tissue. No local anaesthesia or electrical instruments are required. ART delivers a provisional procedure for populations that do not have immediate access to full dental care. Dental hygienists placing temporary restorations must ensure that the client is aware of the temporary nature of the restorations and must advise clients to obtain further dental care from a dentist. Throughout this course dental hygienists will learn to provide atraumatic restorative therapy through both lecture and handson clinical and laboratory experiences. Lectures include, but are not limited to, a review of anatomy, caries development and diagnosis, indications and contraindications for ART, patient education, risk assessment, and referral. Clinical and laboratory sessions include pulp testing, use of hand instruments, and mixing and placing glass ionomer cement.


  • Lecture on anatomy, caries development and diagnosis, indications and contraindications of ART, patient education, follow-up, introduction to ART techniques and materials
  • ART instruments, procedures for removing demineralized and decayed tooth structure
  • Pulp testing and intraoral diagnosis
  • GIC materials, filling instruments, bands and wedges


Dr Alan KilistoffDr. Alan Kilistoff, DMD, MET, FCP
Dr. Alan Kilistoff is currently a clinical professor at the School of Dentistry, University of Alberta. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a DMD in 1976, a Masters of Education Technology in 2009, and practiced in a private clinic for 28 years. He has taught most dental topics at all three western Dental Schools. Current interests are: ergonomics and dental loupes magnification, dental materials, dental education and Operative Dentistry.





Rachelle PrattRachelle Pratt, BScDH, RDH
Rachelle graduated from the University of Alberta with a Diploma in Dental Hygiene in 1997. She completed a Bachelor of Science (Dental Hygiene Specialization) in 2002, and began teaching as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Alberta upon completion. She is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Dental Hygiene, teaching in the undergraduate Local Anaesthesia Lab, and Senior Dental Hygiene Clinics. She also teaches in the Periodontology Module for fourth-year degree completion students.  2014 she took on the role of Continuing Dental Education Dental Hygiene Program Coordinator. She continues to work in private practice part-time at a periodontology specialty office.

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