ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™ Material in Children and Teens: Examples and 46-month Observations

Theodore P. Croll, DDS; and Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD


This paper discusses the use of ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™, a resin-modified glass ionomer bioactive ionic resin-based composite, based on 2,703 primary and permanent tooth restorations in children and teenagers over a period of 46 months. The cases highlight the diversity of uses for the material, as well as its durability and reliability for use in pediatric or teenaged patients.

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Key Takeaways

  • Describe the physical characteristics and protocols for use of ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™
  • Review clinical cases in a pediatric/teen population that demonstrate the wide range of applications for this material
  • Discuss ways in which ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™ advances the category of adhesive dental repair materials
  • About the Authors

    Theodore P. Croll, DDS
    Theodore P. Croll, DDS maintains a private pediatric practice in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He is an Affiliate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, as well as an Adjunct Professor of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

    Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD
    Nathaniel C. Lawson, DMD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Biomaterials at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama.

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