Rafael Bustamante


Dr. Bustamante graduated from the University of Lethbridge in 2000 with a degree in Biochemistry and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Alberta in 2004. He adopted the use of the dental operating microscope in early 2005. He is certified in all levels, has completed the Master Track Accreditation and is on the Faculty at the Bioclear Learning Center.

In a joint venture with CRD, he has supported the formation of the first Bioclear Study Club in Canada. He has extensive experience proctoring alongside Dr. David Clark teaching the Bioclear Method and presenting many virtual and live courses to clinicians across Canada.

He thrives on the quest for exactness in restorative dentistry and he feels most fulfilled when restoring teeth using the Bioclear Method or when performing either surgical or non-surgical endodontics.

When he is not obsessing over tenths of a millimeter under the microscope, he is volunteering in the community, grilling anything over a roaring fire, reading a non-fiction book or enjoying a quiet evening with his wife and children.

Course Schedule

Learning the Essentials of Injection Molding and The Bioclear Technique for Composites

6.5 CE Credits  |  AGD Subject Code: 250

Get started with Bioclear and the Bioclear Method with the basics of Bioclear and heated injection molding. In today’s world of implants and computer assisted ceramics, direct composites can offer a compelling minimally invasive alternative that will meet patients needs and exceed their expectations.

The Bioclear Method allows you to create predictable repeatable outcomes that look natural when using composite. Esthetic treatments including diastema closure, black triangle closure, Class II, III and IV composite restorations are just the start of what can be done with the increasingly popular Bioclear Method.

Learning Objectives:

  • Application and troubleshooting of anterior restorations
  • Review of anterior matrix selection, modifications and stabilization
  • Injection molding and heated composite
  • Delayed wedging—indications in the esthetic zone
  • Shape vs. colour
  • Cavity preparation and design - moving the margin within the interproximal restoration
  • Sectional vs. Tofflemire selection
  • Injection molding for the posterior composite
  • When and why to use Bulk fill
  • Stronger posterior composites


  • Dentists & Associates: $699
  • Bring a staff member for $250*
    (* One staff member pre registered dentist.)

Hands-on Exercises:

  • Modern composite preparations and matrixing for Class III and the dreaded black triangle
  • Restore a modern Class II preparation

Dates and Locations:

June 16, 2023 | Kelowna, BC - Register Now

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Bring group training directly to your office! Mini Clinics are free, high-energy, interactive in-office sessions with your CRD Clinical Advisor. Mini Clinic courses provide you and your staff a refresher on dental best practices, techniques and procedures. You'll earn 1 CE credit per topic in the convenience of your office.

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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.

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