AGD2017 Las Vegas
L12: The Battle of De-Bond/ the Dawn of Regeneration

L12: The Battle of De-Bond/ the Dawn of Regeneration.

John C. Comisi, DDS, MAGD

Subject Code: 017 Dental Materials

Credits: 3 (Lecture)

Saturday, July 15: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Audience: D, A, ST, R

Fee: $60

Location: Pool Level, Forum 21-23

Speaker bio: Ithaca, NY; private practice; multidisciplinary and private practice; clinical instructor, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, NY

Description: For years the dental profession has been struggling with providing effective long-term preventive and direct restorative solutions for our patients with resin-bonding of composite restorations. Why are there so many bonding agent generations? Why is the average life span of composite so low? The evidence is mounting that we may have taken a wrong turn along this road and a new direction is needed. The scientific research is now moving toward the use of bioactive materials that can create biomineralization. There is a real need for the dental care provider to understand how to use the current materials, and why they are important in patient care now and to be prepared for future developments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review the current state of the dental restorative process and be able to answer why they succeed and why they fail.
  • Gain a true understanding of the current definition of bioactivity and the materials and mechanisms that can help you and your patients in daily dental care.
  • Learn if true remineralization of demineralized dentin structure can be accomplished.