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Bulk-Fill Advances in Posterior Restorations

By Marcos Vargas, DDS, MS

Commercial Supporter: 3M

In this article, topics surrounding bulk-fill posterior composites are explored. Readers will receive an overview of the materials and gain answers to commonly asked questions regarding concerns such as polymerization and esthetics. A step-by-step clinical application is provided to allow readers to obtain a thorough understanding of how bulk fills can simplify posterior restorations.


  • Describe what a bulk-fill posterior dental composite is.

  • Distinguish between regular-viscosity and flowable materials.

  • Discuss application techniques for a Class II restoration.

About the Author

Marcos Vargas, DDS, MS, Professor, Department of Family Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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