This program will review current restorative materials and the rationale for selection and clinical use of the most appropriate material in varying clinical situations. The confusion between marketing and evidence-based dentistry will be made clear. Aspects to be discussed include:
selection of adhesive systems
microfill, hybrid and nanofilled composites
glass ionomers, resin modified glass ionomers and compomers as liners, luting agents and restoratives
information and direct pulp capping with calcium hydroxide or adhesive agents
esthetic alternatives such as indirect composite, porcelain inlays/onlays/crowns and their clinical techniques
The application of color in dentistry, principles of smile design and clinical restoration of cosmetic cases for the general dentist will be described and illustrated in detail.
Amalgam – Types, new developments regarding mercury
Cast gold – Is this still the best?
Adhesive systems – Is the latest generation better for all adhesive procedures?