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04-5631-17037: Dental Composites: A Comprehensive Review

Course Abstract:

Contact Hours (CE): The Academy of Dental Learning and OSHA Training, LLC, designates this activity for 4 continuing education credits (4 CEs).
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Published: October 2012
Updated: July 2017
Expires:August 2020
Pages: 42
Course Instructor: Martin S. Spiller, DMD
No conflicts of interest are reported by the author or by educational planning committee members.

Educational Objectives

  • Describe the basic physical properties of composites.
  • Describe acid-etch bonding.
  • Name the basic components of silicate cements.
  • Name two fluxes and describe their uses.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of micro and macro-fillers.
  • Explain thermal expansion coefficient.
  • Explain depth of cure.
  • Explain radiopacity.

Course Description

Dental Composites is a course that provides information about constituents in composite matrix, fillers, and restorations. The course describes physical properties of composites and various matrix and filler compositions and their uses. Bonding, etching, and various cement formulas are discussed as well. The course explains fluxes, resin- modified, and nano-filled and micro-filled composites. The advantages and disadvantages of various matrix and filler formulas are also explained paying attention to ease of use, appropriate applications, and wear resistance. Thermal expansion coefficients and mechanical properties of composites are described as well as their radiopacity and depth of cure specifications. Tables which provide dental professionals technical specifications of various composites are included in the course.

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Contact Hours: 4.00
Price: $40.00

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