Welcome to another edition of the Compendium eBook series, in which we focus on restorative dentistry. As the development of dental materials advances at a brisk pace, it is critical that clinicians stay abreast of the latest technological innovations and understand the nuances of various materials that can affect outcomes. In this eBook, we address two topics in particular that offer insights into key areas of this dental specialty. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE 1: Adhesive Cementation of Indirect Composite Inlays and Onlays Camillo D’Arcangelo, DDS; Lorenzo Vanini, MD, DDS; Matteo Casinelli, DDS; Massimo Frascaria, DDS, PhD; Francesco De Angelis, DDS, PhD; Mirco Vadini, DDS, PhD; and Maurizio D’Amario, DDS, PhD
In the first CE article, the authors present a review on adhesive cementation of indirect composite restorations, an important and complex procedure that requires specific knowledge. After conducting a comprehensive and thorough analysis of the dental literature, including research on adhesive systems with regard to bond strength and application methods, they conclude that indirect composite resin techniques have proven to be clinically acceptable in terms of survival rate and esthetic long-term results. However, careful management of adhesive cementation protocols, as described, is essential. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Updating Classifications of Ceramic Dental Materials Edward A. McLaren, DDS, MDC; and Johan Figueira, DDS
This next CE may serve as a guide to contemporary all-ceramic material selection. The classifications, composition, and characteristics of current all-ceramic materials are presented in order of most to least conservative. The article is aimed at helping dentists and laboratory technicians determine the ideal solution for a given treatment. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC