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Live Webinar: Glass-ionomer restorative materials

Speaker(s): John Nicholson

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Glass-ionomer restorative materials

John Nicholson

The restorative options available today.

– The restorative options available today

  • What materials are advised for which indications (composites, high viscosity GI, compomers, amalgam…)—only an overview

– GI’s core advantages and their main indications (only an overview)

– GIs as a material of choice for the desired indications- focus on temporaries, long term temporaries,       fissure protections, Class V (more detailed)

  • Clinical cases as examples

– Clinical advantages including: moisture tolerance, caries protection, ease and speed of use.

– Even though GI are mechanically weak, clinically they are strong enough and give advantages that are unique for them (pulp friendly, remineralization potential).

Learning objectives:

– To understand where GIs fit into the range of modern restorative materials;
– To be fully aware of the uses of GIs in contemporary dentistry
– To appreciate the advantages of GIs relative to other available materials

Release date: 05/09/2016
Expiration date: 05/09/2019

“Glass-ionomer restorative materials” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.


John Nicholson

Professor Nicholson originally studied chemistry (BSc, PhD), then worked at UK Laboratory of the Government Chemist, where he began his work with biomaterials. In 1995, he moved to the Dental Institute of King’s College, London, as Head of Dental Biomaterials, transferring in 2002 to the University of Greenwich as Professor of Biomaterials Chemistry. Between 2012 and 2015 he was Professor of Applied Science at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London, UK, then in 2015 he founded the Bluefield Centre for Biomaterials, a research and consultancy company based in London. He also continues academic research as a Senior Research Fellow at the Dental School of Queen Mary University of London. Professor Nicholson has published some 180 research articles and five books, the most recent of which, “Materials for the Direct Restoration of Teeth” (co-authored with Professor Beata Czarnecka), was issued in May 2016.

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