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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Bioactive Materials A Clinical Perspective

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): John Kanca III, DMD

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this course, participants will be able to understand the concepts of bioactive materials, as well as be able to:
1. Define bioactivity and how it relates to dentistry
2. Understand the history of bioactivity related to dentistry
3. Understand the science behind various bioactive approaches and experimental research
4. Identify the potential benefits of bioactive materials
5. Incorporate bioactive therapy in a clinical restorative setting.

Abstract

Modern bioactive dental materials are pushing the science and art of dentistry to new heights. Techniques and materials are evolving, and the paradigms of treatment have shifted from replacement of tooth and bone structures to actively inducing the human body to work in conjunction with engineered materials to deliver better health outcomes. This article will review the history and development of bioactive materials and include some of the exciting new treatment modalities of modern clinical practice.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT This educational activity is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Apex Dental Materials.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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