Audio Compact Disc
This lecture will review the confusing array of current restorative materials and the rationale for selection and clinical use of the most appropriate material in varying clinical situations. The confusion between marketing and evidencebased dentistry will be made clear. The application of color in dentistry, principles of smile design and clinical restoration of cosmetic cases for the general dentist will be described and illustrated. An update in bisphosphonate therapy and osteonecrosis of the jaw will be presented as a matter of current interest.
›› Select adhesive systems, including total and self etch
›› Become familiar with microfill, hybrid, and nanofilled composites
›› Learn how glass ionomers, resin modified glass ionomers, and compomers can be used as liners, luting agents, and restoratives
›› Discuss direct pulp capping and biocompatibility of different materials
›› Identify esthetic alternatives, such as indirect composite, porcelain inlays onlays crowns and their clinical techniques