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What is the latest thinking on composite resin materials & adhesion?

A JCDA editorial consultant sent me a link yesterday to an article in the latest edition of the Inside Dentistry publication, titled Current Thinking on Composites and Adhesion. My respected colleague advised me to read this article and consider sharing it with you.

Clinicians, researchers and industry-based scientists provide responses to the following questions.

  • Is the new generation of bonding systems significantly better or just easier to use?
  • What are the clinical indications for the use of glass ionomers, and what liners, if any, should be used with composites?
  • Do low-stress composite materials provide a true clinical benefit?
  • Prior to bonding, should an anti-microbial agent be used on the dentin, and does that vary by different generations of bonding systems?
  • The all-in-one adhesive that can be used for everything: does it exist?
  • What is the future for bioactive composites?
  • What long-term clinical data are available regarding the use of bulk-fill composites?

This is a nicely presented article with information from eminent experts on a topic that is very important for many dentists in Canada. I think you will enjoy reading this article, which you can retrieve here.

Since the perfect article hasn’t yet been written on any topic, you may well have lots of questions in your mind after reading the article. If you do, I would like to know those questions.

Research tells me that placing composite resin restorations is the most common treatment procedure carried out by Canadian dentists. Bitter personal experience tells me that it is really easy to do a bad composite restoration and difficult to do a good one. If you share my pain, I would like to hear from you.

I would love to hear from you what are the steps in the procedure to provide a composite resin restoration that cause you the most grief. Are there particular steps that you would really value solid guidance about? JCDA Oasis is designed to help find better solutions to everyday clinical problems, so please guide us to generate useful information to make your job a little bit easier and more fun.

Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions and insights by writing in the comment box below (anonymously if you wish), or by calling the JCDA Oasis toll-free line at 1-855-716-2747, or by sending me an email at jcdaoasis@cda-adc.ca.


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