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11/1/2015 to 11/1/2018
by Boyana Byanova, DMD
Contemporary aesthetic dentistry has been catalyzed by the adhesion era.
The ability to use tooth-colored direct and indirect resins and ceramic-based
materials was fully realized as dentin and enamel adhesives were developed and their
clinical performance optimized. It may appear that adhesion is a simplistic procedure-a fi lm with which to coat the tooth. In reality, the multifactorial interplay
of chemicals with the diverse molecular structures of dentin and enamel and the
reconstructive resin materials is a physical interplay of balanced forces.
The attention to detail and the exquisite clinical expertise required for obtaining
the ultimate performance from a bonding system and a restoration is a demanding
NOVEMBER 2015 // dentaltown.com
After reading this article, the reader should be able to:
Identify the steps necessary to rehabilitate a severely damaged tooth.
Recognize when immediate dentin sealing (IDS) is needed.
Identify the benefits of indirect restoration.
This print or PDF course is a written self-instructional article with adjunct images and is
designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media. Participants will receive verification
shortly after Farran Media receives the completed post-test. See instructions on page 110.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown November 2015