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

Technique Guide to Basic Layering with an Omnichromatic Universal Composite

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Michael Teitelbaum, DMD, MAGD, FACD

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:

•  Discuss how and when to use an omnichromatic composite

•  Explain the importance and uses of block out with traditional and omnichromatic composite

•  Describe the traditional concepts of composite shade selection.


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Abstract

For decades, dentistry has recognized the need to block out (cosmetically mask) deep stains and lingual deficiencies in tooth structure to prevent unsightly show-through. This paper describes past and present concepts in composite resin in general and blocking out in particular. In addition, the paper reviews both the historic and current literature regarding shade selection and multiple shade composite resin systems are described. Use of an omnichromatic composite is detailed, with case reports focusing on its use with its associated blocker. We conclude that in many instances in cosmetic restorative dentistry it is possible to eliminate multiple shades of composite, replacing them with just one omnichromatic shade and, when needed, its associated blocker. 

COMMERCIAL SUPPORT This educational activity is made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Tokuyama

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

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