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Novel Dental Resin Composites with Improved Service Life

During the most recent conference of the IADR/AADR/CADR, a variety of new oral health research studies were presented. One of them was the topic of today’s interview: Novel Dental Resin Composites with Improved Service Life. In the constant search for enhanced and improved dental materials, much research is taking place. In recent years, the popularity of composite resins has gained momentum due to their aesthetic appeal and clinical practicality. However, with an average service life of less than eight years, oral health researchers are continuously studying ways to improve these materials. Dr. Jirun Sun is Senior Project Leader at the Volpe Research Center ...

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What is the Latest in Dental Ceramics for Restoration and Metal Veneering?

Dr. Yu Zhang is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics in the College of Dentistry at New York University. He recently coauthored an article on dental ceramics for restoration and metal veneering and he came on CDA Oasis to tell our audience about the article and the latest in the world of dental materials. I hope you enjoy the conversation and benefit from the information provided. Please remember to share your thoughts, questions and suggestions at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca Until next time! Chiraz Guessaier CDA Oasis Manager Highlights The article provides an overview of the background and the current ...

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View from the Chairside: Why I Love Amalgam…And You Should Too!

Once again, I welcomed Dr. Paul Belzycki, dental surgeon from Toronto, to continue our series of clinical mentorship presentations. Dr. Belzycki presents a few interesting cases to show why he likes to use amalgam and why you should too. His premise follows research findings on the biochemical stability and durability of dental resin composites and is based on a clinical career that spans over close to four decades.  We hope that you enjoy the presentation and benefit from the clinical tips that he shares with you. Please share your thoughts, questions, and suggestions with us at oasisdiscussions@cda-adc.ca  Until next time! ...

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Biochemical Stability and Interactions of Dental Resin Composites and Adhesives with Host and Bacteria in the Oral Cavity: A Review

I had the pleasure to host Dr. Yoav Finer for a conversation on the recent article he published in the Journal of the Canadian Dental Association. The article is important due to continuous debate around the use of amalgam vs. the use of newer composite materials. Research is dearly needed to gauge the efficiency, durability, and long-term stability of the new materials compared to the time-tested and proven amalgam.  Dr. Finer is the George Zarb/Nobel Chair in Prosthodontics at the faculty of dentistry, University of Toronto, and is cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto. As ...

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What is the Clinical Relevance of Bond Strength?

Dr. Rick Carvalho is Professor in the Department of Biomaterials at the University of British Columbia. He joined me to speak about the relevance of laboratory research on bond strength and how it translates into clinical practice. Oftentimes, the durability of adhesive restorations is estimated from laboratory bond strength testing, and there is an equivocal assumption that higher bond strength indicates longer survival in the clinic. However, there are several and significant limitations to such association that need to be understood before relevant predictions can be made. I hope the interview sheds some light on questions that you might have ...

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Practical How To: Rapidly Bond to Tooth Structure

This post has been developed in collaboration with Kuraray Noritake Dental. On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment.     Kuraray Noritake Dental’s CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick universal adhesive contains the new original MDP and amide-based chemistry that provides a unique RAPID BOND TECHNOLOGY. The new amide monomer rapidly ...

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Dealing with Dental Adhesives Issues

Dr. Janine Schweppe, Global Scientific Affairs Manager at Kulzer GmbH, spoke with Dr. John O’keefe about a video they developed on the top 10 issues dentists encounter when using dental adhesives.  Full interview (3.55″) Dealing with Adhesives Issues from Canadian Dental Association on Vimeo.          

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Practical How To: Tuff-Temp Plus

This post was prepared in collaboration with Pulpdent On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Tuff-Temp Plus: Esthetic, Durable and Long-Lasting Provisional Material Tuff-Temp Plus is an esthetic, durable and long-lasting provisional material that can be used for single crowns or full mouth reconstructions. The material contains a ...

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