Properly Utilizing Glass Ionomers Restorative Materials In Your Practice
You will receive 1 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $41.00
The purpose of this course is to help the reader to feel confident when treatment planning and placing glass ionomers in their practices. This will be done by discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the material as well as their appropriate usages and techniques.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Learn the strengths and weakness of glass ionomers as a restorative material
- Understand the history of evolution of these materials
- Review the different types of glass ionomers
- Understand the basic chemical reaction involved
- Determine the proper indications for placing glass ionomers
- Learn the proper techniques for placing these restorations
- Discuss the potential for future improvements of the material
Glass Ionomers have rapidly gained popularity as a dental restorative material due to their numerous positive physical characteristics and relative ease of use. However, these materials are still very technique sensitive and require a fundamental understanding of the chemistry involved in the glass ionomer’s reaction, as well as an understanding of important case selection criteria. This understanding will allow the practitioner to know in which instances these materials can be used successfully on their own or in conjunction with other restorative materials. Likewise, in an ever-changing marketplace, this knowledge will allow the dentist to evaluate new products as they come to the market.
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Published date 2012-2015
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