Sat, 25 November
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Live Webinar: When old becomes fancy and useful again: the glass ionomer’s journey

Speaker(s): Prof. Sebnem Türkün

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When old becomes fancy and useful again: the glass ionomer’s journey

Prof. Sebnem Türkün

The journey of the glass ionomer cement (GIC) going from provisional to permanent restorative material via an MI (Minimum Intervention) approach

This webinar will highlight the importance of caries risk assessments and MI (Minimum Intervention) dentistry in delivering today’s health care services.
The indications and limitations of GICs (Glass Ionomer Cements) in the past for restorative dentistry will be reviewed.
The presentation will then show how GICs were improved nowadays and their new indications (base material, sandwich technique, permanent fillings, etc…) in defined cases for delivering health care to the patient.
On a clinical point of view, the treatment of special need patients and geriatric patients with an MI approach will be discussed.
Finally, the results from long-term clinical studies performed with GICs and resin composites as restorative materials will be shown, in order to illustrate the very good clinical performance of these materials.


  • Be able to identify high caries risk patients
  • Have an understanding of the limitations and indications of GICs
  • Have a better comprehension of the improvements performed in the field of GICs

Have a basic understanding of the long-term clinical use of the GICs in Class II restorations

Release date: 25/11/2017
Expiration date: 25/11/2020

“When old becomes fancy and useful again: the glass ionomer’s journey” is co-sponsored by Tribune Group GmbH. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized ADA CERP and AGD PACE provider.


Prof. Sebnem Türkün

Prof. Türkün was graduated from Ege University School of Dentistry in 1991. In 1998 she obtained her PhD degree in Restorative Dentistry, became an Associate Professor in 2004 and a Professor in 2009. She is currently working in Ege University School of Dentistry in the Department of Restorative Dentistry as a full time Professor and head of the Restorative Dentistry Department. Her principal areas of interest are adhesive dentistry, esthetic restorative materials and their clinical performance, antibacterial restorative materials, glass ionomer restoratives and minimal invasive dentistry. She published many international and national papers on her field of interest, participates as keynote speaker in many international and national congress and performed many workshops and hands-on courses. In 2016, she wrote the Chapter 6 entitled ‘Anterior Esthetic Rehabilitations With Resin Composites‘ of the book ‘Esthetics’ published by Quintessence Publishing. She is a member of the IADR, EDAD, Turkish Restorative Dentistry Association, MI European board and European Federation of Conservative Dentistry (EFCD) executive committee. Since 2007, she is the translating editor of the journal Quintessence Turkey and the board member of many international and national periodically published dental journals.

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