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Is Secondary Carries Around Resin Composites Preventable?
April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$80
Dr. Ana Bedran-Russo is chair and professor at the MUSoD Department of General Dental Sciences. Dr. Bedran-Russo has published over 125 peer-reviewed papers, 4 book chapters and over 170 abstracts. She received a DDS degree from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Master and PhD degrees from the University of Campinas. She completed a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. As a clinician-scientist she utilizes her experience as a dentist and biomaterials researcher to understand functional aspects of teeth towards the goal of developing bioinspired dental biomaterials and therapies to increase the lifespan of the natural dentition, including development of bonding systems. Her research has been supported by the NIH since 2006 as well as industry and association contracts. Dr. Bedran-Russo is actively involved in the leadership of professional associations, including chairing the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs, Councilor of the Academy of Operative Dentistry, past-president DMG group of the International Association for Dental Research, and past board member Academy of Dental Materials
There is no conflict of interest to disclose.
The main reason for replacement of resin composite restorations is secondary caries. The development of secondary caries is multifactorial, however recent science has shown that the resin and adhesive systems increase the susceptibility of building a more acidogenic tooth biofilm. The presentation will provide a brief overview of the high prevalence of caries around resin composite restoration, provide an update of dental adhesive systems and resin composites, and describe restorative techniques that will improve sealing and placement of resin composite restorations.
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
Learn about current pitfalls with resin composite restorations leading to secondary caries
Review and differentiate types of dental adhesive systems for bonding to enamel and dentin
Develop an understanding of technological advancements of resin composites and limitations
Learn strategies to improve sealing and strength of direct restorations using bonding techniques and resin composites in daily practice