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Do I Need to Etch if the Lab Has Already Done It?

Dr. Rick Carvalho
Dental Materials Expert from UBC

In this episode of CDA Oasis Live, Dr. Rick Carvalho, a dental materials expert from UBC, discusses the pros and cons of etching in the lab versus etching chairside. He outlines the two key objectives of etching, highlights the danger of contamination, and shares valuable tips on chairside protocol and how to troubleshoot over-etching.

“The ideal protocol is that you etch and salinize chairside before you cement. This way you can control the time of etching, the rinsing, and the amount of saline you apply.”

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