Esthetic and Adhesive Restorative Materials

Dec 12, 2014

Selecting the ”right” esthetic restorative material for a given task can be a complicated decision. Many factors must be considered. Included in this decision making process must be a sound working knowledge of each materials physical properties, handling characteristics, recommended applications, clinical success, and techniques for their use. The purpose of this one day lecture program is to update attendees on a broad spectrum of esthetic restorative materials and provide information that will assist in the complex decision making process of ”what to use”. Get the latest information on bonding agents, bases, cements, composites, and conservative remineralization techniques.


  1. Adhesion to enamel
  2. Adhesion to dentin
  3. Keys to optimal bonding
  4. Variables affecting bonding
  5. Types of adhesives
  6. Multiple vs. single component adhesives
  7. Self-etching adhesives
  8. Composite resin
  9. Conventional, microfills, hybrids, flowables, packables, nanohybrids
  10. Indirect composite
  11. Composite resin cements (light-cure, dual-cure, self-cure, self etching)
  12. Glass ionomer cements
  13. Resin modifies glass ionomers
  14. Compomers
  15. Fluoride-containing resins
  16. Resin modified glass ionomer luting cements
  17. High strength GI materials
  18. Materials differences vs. ”bells & whistles”


Edmond R. Hewlett
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