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How to: understand multiple applications of adhesive dentistryThis patient case illustrates how a general dentist is required to have an excellent understanding of dental materials because there are many different indications for adhesive dentistry. In the past, it was necessary to carry multiple bonding agents to account for not only the different surfaces being bonded, but the different materials being used. Universal bonding agents, such as VOCO's Futurabond U, can be used in a great many different circumstances. But not all can satisfy each of the clinical indications described above, and the patient in this case is like many other patients we see on a daily basis.
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decay
New dental fillings could actually REPAIR tooth decayWhile dental amalgam has been the most popular dental filling material for a century and a half, new research is introducing an exciting alternative that could actually help repair teeth damaged by caries.
How to efficiently place posterior direct composites
How to efficiently place posterior direct compositesHow to apply direct posterior composite restoration with bulk-fill dual-cure composite resin and sectional matrix/ring system.
Tips from a dental assistant on using SonicFill from Kerr Dental
Tips from a dental assistant on using SonicFill from Kerr DentalAre you using SonicFill from Kerr Dental in your practice? Dental assistant extraordinaire Tija Hunter has some advice for you...
Technique: How posterior composites made a difference in two cases
Technique: How posterior composites made a difference in two casesIn this how-to dental technique, Dr. Parag Kachalia shows dentists in video and text form how he used posterior composites to help two patients.
How SureFil SDR flow+ makes posterior maxillary restorations easier
How SureFil SDR flow+ makes posterior maxillary restorations easierPosterior maxillary restorations have reportedly never been easier. Watch how this revolutionary base composite flows and self-levels, adapting to the anatomy of the proximal box and providing a smooth interface for the overlying restoration. SDR™ technology reduces polymerization stress by up to 60 percent, allowing bulk fills up to 4 mm.
Composite restorations of the future may be made of glass
Composite restorations of the future may be made of glassA few years from now millions of people around the world might be walking around with an unusual kind of glass in their mouth, and using it every time they eat.
How to finish and polish a common composite restoration
How to finish and polish a common composite restorationAlthough no two composite restorative procedures are exactly alike, certain everyday finishing and polishing applications can be used in most cases.
Aerospace engineer develops innovative new dental composite
Aerospace engineer develops innovative new dental compositeA University of Missouri engineer who has developed a “flowable” dental composite that can be injected in a cavity and hardened through a high-intensity light, recently received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to produce this product on a commercial scale.
How to use an innovative, prefabricated composite veneerDentistry’s renewed emphasis on minimally invasive treatments affords patients the opportunity to receive highly esthetic and natural-looking restorations that preserve as much of their natural tooth structure as possible.