Restorative dentistry takes the spotlight in this special Compendium eBook. Two continuing education (CE) articles are featured, one that reconsiders glass-ionomer cements (GICs) for direct restorations and the other on whether universal adhesives should be considered as the next evolution in adhesive dentistry. The eBook concludes with a case report on a bioactive composite used to effectively treat a carious white-spot lesion. Download to earn 4 FREE CEU now!
CE1: Reconsidering Glass-Ionomer Cements for Direct Restorations Mark L. Pitel, DMD
In the first CE article, clinicians are exhorted to reconsider the virtues of GIC for use in direct restorations. The author explains how in some cases GIC, due to such attributes as high fluoride release and true hydrophilicity, may be a superior choice when composite resin is not an ideal solution. GICs’ unique attributes, including their exceptional ability to chemically bond to both enamel and dentin, make them useful for either a full-contour restoration or sandwich/hybrid restorations. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
CE 2: Universal Adhesives: The Next Evolution in Adhesive Dentistry? Gary Alex, DMD
The second CE article highlights the emerging category of universal adhesives. The author’s thorough review of this topic examines the origin, chemistry, strengths, weaknesses, and clinical relevance of this new genre of dental adhesives. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost: $0 Provider: AEGIS Publications, LLC
Case Report: Bioactive Composite Used to Effectively Treat Carious White-Spot Lesion Ron Kaminer, DDS
This eBook presents this case report on a bioactive composite used to effectively treat a carious white-spot lesion.