Author | Dr. Howard E. Strassler

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3M ESPE’s Ketac Nano: Not the glass ionomer you remember

June 11, 2013

Glass ionomer cements (GIC) were introduced to restorative dentistry in the late 1970s, featuring a chemistry that differentiated the material from other restoratives. GICs are self-adhesive to enamel and dentin, provide caries protective fluoride release at the margins, can have the fluoride within their chemical matrix recharged by outside exposure to other fluoride containing materials, and provide moisture tolerance.