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We request your feedback on these two light curing pictorial guides


We would like to sincerely thank you all for taking the time and responding to our call for feedback on the first light curing pictorial guide, which was posted on Oasis Discussions on October 22, 2014.

Dr. Richard Price and his team at the faculty of Dentistry in Dalhousie University, reviewed your feedback and revised the pictorial guide accordingly.

Dr. Price is now seeking your advice on the two subsequent versions below. Click on the PDF links and indicate which one you prefer. Dr. Price looks forward to reading any comments or suggestions you may have in order to improve this guide.  Also, you are welcome to download and use the guide in your office.

Light Curing Pictorial Guide Version 1

Light Curing Pictorial Guide Version 2


Which of these two versions do you prefer?


Would you like to leave a comment?


Thank you 



  1. JF Roulet November 11, 2014

    Great job by everyone, especially Dr. Richard Price

  2. Ron Thompson November 11, 2014

    Regarding the pictorial guide: The initial composite placed in the proximal box is almost always farther than 5mm from the light source. The figure doesn’t emphasize the distance is measured to the composite. It would be good to have links for more information, for example, showing the deteriorating effects of under curing and a site that compares the energy output of various brands.

  3. Rob Murray November 12, 2014

    I like #1 better because at least it mentions not causing tissue damage. I would like it better if there was a suction tip or air jet from a 3-way syringe to move air and protect the pulp and/or the gingiva, if needed. I like the idea of stabilizing the tip.

    Dentist’s fear polishing a tip, yet they can polish crowns. Why not have the practice on some old scratched up tips that have set adhesive and composite on them.

  4. Ron Kellen November 17, 2014

    Great job, GREAT APPROACH.
    Suggest add a segment re if using plastic slip on/food wrap infection control, the effect of the wrap on light output varies with the material – maybe a boxed thing like the mode & time one on your #1 version.

    Anything re the access interference & protection inadequacy of that small oval that goes on the tip? We take it off and hold it close over the mouth as equivalent of a protective paddle. As part of your segment on eye protection.


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