The development of new materials has proceeded so rapidly that many clinicians are left confused by the wealth of new products that are available in many areas. This course will present the latest information available on current dentin/enamel adhesives, composite resins, and light-curing technology. It also will cover contemporary cements, a confusing area that is important to the success of our routine indirect restorations and esthetic cases. Information provided will be based on scientific evidence, but the clinical use of all materials will be emphasized.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to understand:
- How dentin bonding systems work
- The four current strategies for bonding to tooth structure, including the self-etch and universal systems
- The use of resin primers and adhesives for desensitization
- The benefits of contemporary nanofill and bulk-fill composite materials
- Current concepts of visible light-curing
- The various types of cements for indirect restorations, and when they should be used