This question was submitted to us by a general dentist: Are there any adverse effects to handling/molding unset light cured resin composites with non-latex gloves? I mold Class V and Class IV restorations this way all the time and it works great. I cannot visualize any problem because there is no powder and I think it is unlikely there would be any reaction between these gloves and the composite resin. But I am curious. Dr. Stephen Ferrier in collaboration with Dr. Suham Alexander, Oasis Clinical Editor provided this quick initial response. Dr. Stephen Ferrier is Assistant Professor in restorative dentistry at the Schulich ...Read More »
This is the summary of the findings of the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network’s study on repair or replacement of defective restorations. Watch the video Purpose of the Study Determine whether dentists in practices in the Dental PBRN are more likely to repair rather than replace a restoration that they diagnose as defective. Quantify the specific reasons for repairing or replacing restorations. Test the hypothesis that certain dentist-, patient-, and restoration-related variables are associated with the decision between repairing and replacing restorations. Study Findings Dentists were more likely to replace rather than repair by a 3-fold difference. Dentists who placed ...Read More »
What are the aspects of color selection and color reproduction of ceramic and zirconia restorations? A review
This summary is based on the article published in Dental Materials: Color related to ceramic and zirconia restorations: A review (january 2011) Alessandro Vichia, Chris Louca, Gabriele Corciolani, Marco FerrariRead More »
What is the retention success of tooth-coloured restorations in non-carious cervical lesions? A systematic review
This summary is based on the article published in Clinical Oral Investogation: Retention of tooth-colored restorations in non-carious cervical lesion. A systematic review (June 2014)Read More »
This summary is based on the research done by the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM) and published in the European Cells and Materials: Antibacterial effects of native and methacrylate modified chitosan (2013)Read More »
This summary is based on the research done by the Nordic Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM) and published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences: Simulation of clinical fractures for three different all-ceramic crowns (April 2014)Read More »
What is the effect of different surface treatments and adhesives on repair bond strength of resin composites?
This summary is based on the research done by the Nordin Institute of Dental Materials (NIOM) and published in the journal of Operative Dentistry: Effect of Different Surface Treatments and Adhesives on Repair Bond Strength of Resin Composites After One and 12 Months of Storage Using an Improved Microtensile Test Method (May 2014 [Epub ahead of print])Read More »
Is there a difference in longevity between direct posterior amalgam and resin composite restorations?
This summary is based on the article published in Operative Dentistry: Longevity of Direct Restorations in Stress-Bearing Posterior Cavities: A Retrospective Study (September/October 2013)Read More »