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Biomimicry: Changing from “Reparative” Dentistry to Restorative Dentistry 
Presenter: Dr. Howard Glazer Release Date: 5/16/19
Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 5/16/26
AGD Subject Code: 161 Reviewed: 2023        

This CE webinar is designed to acquaint the audience with biomimicry and bioactivity in dental materials, in addition to how and when they should be used in the treatment of tooth decay, as well as in other aspects of dental treatment.

The concepts of bioactivity and biomimicry are not new. We have had calcium incorporated into base/liners and fluoride incorporated as well in restorative materials. Examples would include calcium hydroxide as a base/liner under and alloy restoration or a glass ionomer/resin modified glass ionomer in deep restorations or cervical restorations. Today, we have a greater knowledge of what is needed to restore a tooth to optimum health in the near term and for the future. Products today are easy to use and are available in several formats that can facilitate most situations that incur in clinical practice.

At the end of this CE webinar the participant will be able to understand the concept of biomimicry and the role of so-called bioactive materials that functionally replace those ions lost in the decay process, and will also be able to implement techniques for truly restoring a tooth. Participants will be more familiar with those materials available and how to best utilize them in various treatment modalities. Techniques will be discussed so that the participant can readily and easily incorporate the materials into their restorative protocols.   ( disclaimer , AGD PACE Statement )

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