Marcos Vargas


Dr. Marcos Vargas attended Cayetano Heredia University School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and graduated in 1985. He spent two years, from 1990 to 1992, in the AEGD program at the Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York. Dr. Vargas received his Certificate and Masters Degree in Operative Dentistry in 1994 at the University of Iowa where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Family Dentistry. His primary research interests are in the area of dental materials including glass ionomers, dentin bonding, composite resins and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Vargas is also recognized for his expertise of Direct Restorative Treatment Procedures and conducts numerous lectures and hands-on seminars in the US and internationally.

Dr. Marcos Vargas has published extensively in the area of dental adhesion and resin composites for over 25 years. He maintains a private practice limited to Operative Dentistry with an emphasis on esthetic dentistry.

Course Schedule

Tips and Tricks for Anterior and Posterior Composite Restorations 

6.5 CE Credits |  9.5 ODQ UNITS |  AGD Subject Code: 250 

Composite restorations are the bread and butter of any comprehensive practice. They allow conservative dentistry, excellent esthetics, and function, while being personally rewarding for the practitioner. However, they can be challenging and frustrating at times. This lecture and hands-on program will provide the dentist with tips and techniques to expedite the process of predictably obtaining function and esthetics while increasing longevity of direct anterior and posterior resin composite restorations.

During the hands-on portion, the practitioners will learn how to restore a large Class II restoration with cuspal involvement. As well as how to do Class IV restorations two ways, monochromatic restorations and multi-layering for maximum esthetics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain shade for monochromatic and polychromatic restorations
  • Create ideal cavity preparations for anterior and posterior restorations
  • Restore Class IIs with Bulk Fill materials
  • Layered anterior composite restorations
  • Contour and polish resin composites


  • Early Bird Special: $749.25 - Expires Aug 27, 2023
  • Dentists & Associates: $999
  • Bring a staff member for: $250
    (* One staff member per registered dentist.)

Dates and Locations:

October 27, 2023 | Montreal, QC

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2024 Aruba Dental Conference

Following a sold-out 2023 conference, Clinical Research Dental is thrilled to announce we will return to Aruba to host the 8th annual Aruba Dental Conference. Join us February 1-3 for three days of industry-leading CE with a distinguished group of world-class educators. 

Speakers and topics include:

  • Marcos Vargas, BDB, DDS, MS, presenting “Achieving Ultimate Esthetics with Direct Restorations”
  • Ron Kaminer, DDS, sharing“Advanced Materials and Techniques to Maximize Efficiency”
  • Amanda Seay, DDS, FAACD, FAGD & Adamo Notarantonio, DDS, FICOI, FAACD presenting "Achieving Excellence with Ceramic Restorations - A Blueprint for Success"
  • Nate Lawson, DDS, MA, PhD, on “The Science Behind Better Clinical Outcomes"
  • Marc Geissberger, DDS, MA, BS, CPT, presenting “Managing and Treating an Acid Mouth"

For more information on the 2024 Aruba Dental Conference and to register, visit

2024 Aruba Dental Conference - Day 1

Marcos Vargas

Technique Tips for Predictable and Profitable Composites in Daily Practice

2 CE Credits  |  AGD Subject Code: 780

Composite restorations offer minimally invasive dentistry and esthetics like no other material in dentistry. However, their utilization can be challenging and frustrating sometimes. Achieving excellent color and blending is critical, as good contours and proximal contacts are primordial to obtaining

esthetics, function, and increased longevity. This presentation will provide the practitioner with tips and techniques to expedite the procedure and obtain excellent esthetic results working in anterior or posterior composites.

Learning Objectives:

  • Produce ideal cavity preparation for composite restorations
  • Shade and opacity selection for anterior composites
  • Learn the usage of matrices, wedges, and rings to achieve consistent and predictable contacts
  • Learn how to bulk fill and how to eliminate voids
  • How to restore Peg Laterals
  • Learn simple techniques for creating seamless, invisible margins

2023 Speakers


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Clinical Research Dental/Clinician’s Choice is an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and Membership Maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026 and the Provider ID # is 208086.