September 2015 Vol. 32, No. 07
The use of light-cured, resin composites is increasing and will only continue to increase with the worldwide agreement to phase down the use of amalgam. Consequently, the selection of a light-curing unit and how it is used are important factors. However, dentists and dental assistants are not well trained in the art and science of light curing. In most cases, the only instruction given is the duration of curing, e.g., “light cure for 10 seconds.” This issue of THE DENTAL ADVISOR describes important properties of light-curing units, provides useful clinical tips and reviews the properties of several light-curing units.