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The California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 06/01/2016 to 05/31/2022. Provider ID# 219290.

PACE

14  Continuing Education Units

N E X T

LECTURE

 

TWO VALUABLE DISCOVERIES ABOUT COMPOSITES

In this lecture we will discuss two extremely valuable findings about the use of composites in everyday clinical cases. To this date, we still question if we should use pre-heated composite as our luting agent when bonding indirect restorations. Exploring a thorough research done at University of Southern California, in the research laboratory of Dr. Pascal Magne, Mehrdad will explain how seating accuracy of indirect restorations is affected by using pre-heated composite as luting agent, when compared to a convectional dual cure cement.

 

 

In the second part of this lecture; we will be discussing a very simple technique that allows us to decrease the amount of intra-later gaps produced in everyday multi-layered composite restorations. In this study, we will look at microscopic slices of Class II composite restorations done with two different techniques to better understand the advantages of this simple solution to decrease gaps and bubbles.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to discuss:

  1. Evaluation of seating accuracy of indirect restorations when luted with pre-heated composite

  2. Minimizing layering gaps in multi-layered direct composite restorations