CDEWorld > eBooks > Ending Cementation Confusion in Dentistry

⇐ Back to eBook Library
Ending Cementation Confusion in Dentistry eBook Thumbnail

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit house by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at


Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry, or AGD endorsement. 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2028. ID # 209722.


Released: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Expires: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Ending Cementation Confusion in Dentistry

By Michael DiTolla, DDS

Commercial Supporter: Ivoclar Vivadent

Selecting the appropriate cement is critical to ensuring the success and longevity of a restoration. The goal of this article is to help clinicians make appropriate cementation decisions by discussing the qualities of cements and adhesives and then providing three questions to answer when considering cementation methods.    


  • Describe the differences between conventional cementation and adhesive bonding.

  • Describe when to use various methods of adhesive bonding or conventional cementation.

  • Explain how to disinfect and treat various monolithic restorations before either cementing or bonding them into place.  

About the Author

Michael DiTolla, DDS
VP of Clinical Affairs and Communication
AEGIS Dental Network

Download FREE eBook now!
Download Free eBook, Take Free CE Course, Get 2 CE Credits