Speaker: Dr. Glen H. Johnson
CE Credits: 3
Cost: FREE for members 0-10 years out of dental school
Complimentary dinner provided.
Several dental companies offer “universal” bonding systems incorporating new chemistry and simplified procedures. What does the evidence show? The new bonding systems will be discussed and recommendations will be given.
Almost simultaneously, new composite resin luting systems have been introduced which utilize the new adhesives. How do these cements compare with established luting agents? How do the so-called self‐adhesive cements perform? What cements can be successfully used with high‐strength zirconium oxide crowns (e.g. Zenostar) and with lithium disilicate crowns (e.g. IPS e.max Press)? How should one treat the internal of the zirconia and lithium disilicate prior to cementation? How well to the new cements retain crowns? Information from recent studies will be presented to aid in clinical decisions.
Depending on time, the session may conclude with a series of practical "tips" for everyday dental practice.
- Understand the nature, advantages, and limitations of new types of dental adhesives and cements
- Select safe and efficacious products
- Employ new techniques and products that can improve the quality of their practice of dentistry
Dr. Johnson is Professor, served as Director of the Division of Dental Materials Science, and as Interim Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington. His research focus remains with laboratory and clinical evaluation of new restorative dental materials and techniques. He has authored numerous articles in peer‐reviewed journals, is a frequent presenter at scientific and professional meetings and has held continuing dental education courses in and outside North America.