CDA Oasis Roundtable – Reducing the Potential for Problems When Light Curing Dental Materials
Ever since the introduction of light curing resin composites in the early 1960s, light curing has been an essential step in restorative dentistry. However, despite decades of technological advances and the explosion in availability of devices, effective light curing continues to be an elusive and complex practice with many variables and challenges, both human and technological.
In this episode of the CDA Oasis Roundtable, Dr. Richard Price, Professor and Division Head in the Department of Dental Clinical Sciences at Dalhousie University, and expert in the light curing of composite resin materials, hosts a group of dentists from PEI and Nova Scotia to discuss some of these challenges and how they can be overcome.
Dr. Price addresses a range of practical issues including, the compatibility of composite materials, the continuing education of dentists, and what to look out for when shopping around for a light curing device.
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Until next time!
CDA Oasis Team
- Light Curing Pictorial Guide (PDF)
- Light Curing – Guidelines for Practitioners – A Consensus Statement from the 2014 Symposium on Light Curing in Dentistry
- FACT OR FOLLY? All light curing units are created equally. Summary of the Dalhousie University’s First Conference on Light Curing
- Light Curing: So Easy, So Dangerous!
- What are THE key factors to consider when buying a new curing light?
- Effective Use of Dental Curing Lights: A Guide for the Dental Practitioner