Gold restorations are the “gold standard” that all other materials are measured. Gold has many advantages that include gold fillings/castings will not break or fracture, gold does not absorb oral fluids, gold does not oxidize, gum tissue responds very favorably to gold and gold restorations can last a lifetime. Gold fillings are usually referred to as inlays or onlays depending on how much tooth structure they replace. There are fewer and fewer dentists trained how to prepare and deliver gold restorations. Dr. Hess is the Director of the Tucker Institute at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. Once a year, the Tucker Institute hosts dentists from around the world for a weeklong course to educate them on the Tucker Technique.