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December 15, 2015
By Howard Strassler, DMD
Supported by Parkell, Inc.
Clinicians face numerous challenges related to providing the tooth-colored composite restorations that patients now demand. Dentists can place these Class II and Class V restorations more predictably using recommended techniques, tools, and materials, including bulk-fill composites that can be placed in a single 4-mm increment, rather than multiple 2-mm layers.
Review the challenges presented by posterior composites.
Discuss material and technique advances for predictable results.
Describe the use of composite resins for restoring proximal surfaces.
About the Author
Dr. Howard Strassler is Professor and Director of Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry. He has presented over 450 continuing education programs both nationally and internationally on techniques and selection of dental materials in clinical use and esthetic restorative dentistry. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Dental Materials and the Academy of General Dentistry and in 2000 received the Academy of General Dentistry’s highest honor, the Thaddeus W. Weclew Honorary Fellowship for contributions to the profession. He is on the editorial review board of a number of dental publications, a consultant and clinical evaluator to over 15 dental manufacturers, and is a regular contributor to many publications witih more than 500 articles and columns in the field of restorative dentistry and innovations in dental practice. His focus in his over 30 years in dental education continues to be innovative teaching using technology.Download FREE eBook now!