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Direct Composite Restorations in Minimal Time

By Ronaldo Hirata, DDS, MS, PhD; and Camila Sobral Sampaio, DDS, MS, PhD

Commercial Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent

The use of direct composites in restorations for some clinical procedures can be simpler and quicker than use of ceramics and other technologies that in recent years have often resulted in the practitioner doing too much restoring. The speed inherent in use of composites is particularly important in the era of coronavirus (COVID-19), when both practitioner and patient want less contact with each other. Moreover, resin composite restorations can be performed in a single appointment.


  • Describe how to perform restorations with resin composite in a single appointment. 
  • Consider how to avoid failures, fractures, and chipping. 
  • Describe how to perform a variety of restorations with universal composites. 

About the Authors

Ronaldo Hirata, DDS, MS, PhD
Private Practice
Curitiba, Brazil
Assistant Professor of Biomaterials and Biomimetics
New York University
New York, New York

Camila Sobral Sampaio, DDS, MS, PhD
Private Practice
Santiago, Chile
Universidad de los Andes
Santiago, Chile

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