This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 250.
There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
Continuous research efforts around the world have led to a great number of applications for the glass ionomer. Some of the efforts have resulted in the substitution of this agent for composite resins in primary teeth. When used in conjunction with a surface-penetrating agent, the wear resistance of the ionomer can be improved appreciably. The glass ionomers provide excellent resistance to micro-leakage but they also release effective levels of fluoride ions. At least one clinical study has shown that glass ionomers are clinically effective in reducing the amount of secondary caries, particularly as compared to amalgam.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Karl F. Leinfelder earned both his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science (dental materials) degrees from Marquette University. He joined the faculty of dentistry at the University of North Carolina in 1970. In 1983, he joined the School of Dentistry at the University of Alabama and is the recipient of the Joseph Volker Chair. He also served as Chairman of the Department of Biomaterials until 1994. Presently he holds positions at both universities; adjunct professor at University of North Carolina and professor emeritus at the University of Alabama. Dr. Leinfelder has published more than 275 papers on restorative materials, authored more than 150 scientific presentations, two textbooks on restorative systems and has lectured nationally and internationally on clinical biomaterials.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- 1. Identify the advantages of glass ionomers as a restorative agent.
- 2. Make recommendations for the restoration of posterior preparations in primary teeth in cases of moderate to high incidences of caries.
- 3. Identify the types of sandwich techniques and the objectives of each.
- 4. Define methods for restoring abfracted lesions.
- 5. Discuss the etiology of post-operative sensitivity.
Disclaimer: The author declares that neither he nor any member of his family have any financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering any financial support or grant monies for this continuing education dental program, nor does he have a financial interest in any commerical products or services discussed in this article.
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FAGD / MAGD Credit
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provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
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|This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.|
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