Update on Composites

Main Topic Article

Over the past 50 years, resin composites have undergone tremendous improvements in strength, wear resistance, reduced polymerization shrinkage, esthetics, and handling characteristics. The addition of nanofillers to composites has resulted in better polishability, surface smoothness and translucency. Recently, new formulations of composites provide the ability for bulk filling and improved flowability in a universal composite. This issue of THE DENTAL ADVISOR will explore current trends and techniques in simplifying posterior composites. The newest innovations in bulk-fill composites, advances in flowable composites, and sectional matrix systems will be reviewed, as well as a translation of what laboratory data means in a clinical setting.

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April 2015

Vol. 32, No. 03

Top Products & Preferred Product Awards

THE DENTAL ADVISOR is proud to present this year's Top Product and Preferred Product Awards. THE DENTAL ADVISOR awards are one of the most respected awards created to recognize quality products and equipment, taking into account clinical and evidence-based research to honor the best.

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Dentists and their team face daily challenges with materials and equipment when treating patients. Most teams have identified “go to” products that are helpful. These products can solve a clinical problem and save time, headaches, and costs.

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The award of Editors' Choice signifies a unique, significant product . The editors review each product and clinical evaluation article and then select the Editors' Choice. The Editors' Choice designation generally is awarded to Products but occasionally is awarded to Equipment.