When old becomes fancy and useful again: the glass ionomer’s journey
The journey of the glass ionomer cement (GIC) going from provisional to permanent restorative material via an MI (Minimum Intervention) approach
This webinar will highlight the importance of caries risk assessments and MI (Minimum Intervention) dentistry in delivering today’s health care services.
The indications and limitations of GICs (Glass Ionomer Cements) in the past for restorative dentistry will be reviewed.
The presentation will then show how GICs were improved nowadays and their new indications (base material, sandwich technique, permanent fillings, etc…) in defined cases for delivering health care to the patient.
On a clinical point of view, the treatment of special need patients and geriatric patients with an MI approach will be discussed.
Finally, the results from long-term clinical studies performed with GICs and resin composites as restorative materials will be shown, in order to illustrate the very good clinical performance of these materials.
- Be able to identify high caries risk patients
- Have an understanding of the limitations and indications of GICs
- Have a better comprehension of the improvements performed in the field of GICs
Have a basic understanding of the long-term clinical use of the GICs in Class II restorations
Tribune Group GmbH is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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 hours by boards of dentistry. Tribune Group designates this activity for 1 continuing education credits.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.