Home » Supporting Your Practice » Dental Materials (page 5)

Dental Materials

What are the antibacterial effects of native and methacrylate modified chitosan?

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 »

How do all-ceramic crowns fracture?

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 »

Are there differences between direct composite resin fillings and amalgam fillings for permanent or adult posterior teeth ?

This summary is based on the Cochrane systematic review: Direct composite resin fillings versus amalgam fillings for permanent or adult posterior teeth (Review)

Read More »

What Is the Role of Resin Cement on Bond Strength of Glass-fiber Posts Luted Into Root Canals? A Systematic Review

This summary is based on the article published in the journal of Operative Dentistry: The Role of Resin Cement on Bond Strength of Glass-fiber Posts Luted Into Root Canals: A Systematic Review (January/February 2014)

Read More »

IADR Scientific Facts (2013): Universal Adhesive Strength

This scientific fact is adapted from the 3M ESPE compilation of IADR 2013 scientific facts.

Read More »

What is the best approach to prevent secondary caries from spreading under composite restorations?

This question was submitted by a general dentist: What is the best approach to prevent secondary caries from spreading under composite restorations? Dr. Jacinta Santos, Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry, Schulich School of Dentistry at Western University, has provided this quick initial response. Drafted by Alexandra Rabalski, JCDA Oasis Intern Resin-modified glass-ionomer (RMGI) can be used as a liner or as a restorative material. RMGI releases fluoride, thus protecting the tooth against possible secondary caries. In addition, polymerization shrinkage is much lower for RMGI than for resin composite, generating less stress on the walls of the tooth. I always teach my students ...

Read More »