Introduction to Bioactive Materials Utilizing Bioglass

How to improve your dental outcomes with bioactive restorative materials
  • General Dentist

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • November 5, 2021

  • November 5, 2024

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Course Description

This introduction to bioactive materials and their use will review the concept of bioactivity and discuss the development of bioglass, how it works, and the possibilities it offers to restorative dentistry. It will also dispel some common misconceptions, touch upon the history of resin adhesives, and present a clinical case depicting the proper use of bioactive restorative materials.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the concept of bioactivity
  • Identify the advantages of bioactive materials
  • Establish the proper way of using bioactive dental materials
  • Learn how bioactive materials can improve dental outcomes

Course Details

  • Course Fee: Free
  • Credits: Catapult Education designates this continuing education activity for 1 credit
  • Method: Self-Instructional
  • Audience: General Dentist
  • AGD Subject Code: 250

Course contents

Meet the instructor

John Kanca, DDS

John Kanca, DDS, graduated from the UCON School of Dental Medicine, completed a residency at Waterbury Hospital, and practices in Middlebury, Connecticut. He gave validation to the etching of dentin, discovered the concept of wet bonding, and created the pulse activation protocol of resin composites and the fourth generation of dentin bonding agents. He has
published over 70 peer-reviewed article and abstracts. He is a cofounder and past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the Academy of Dental Materials, the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has received the Christensen Award from the Chicago Dental Society, the Alfred Knab Award, the Larry Pearson Award, the William Gies Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the America Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Patrick Jones - Course author

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Catapult Education, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
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This CE activity is sponsored by Dental Products Report and Vista Apex. Catapult Education did not receive any funding for this event. Dr. Richard Young received an honorarium from Vista Apex for the time involved in preparing and delivering this presentation. Catapult Education delivers clinically relevant continuing dental education programs which address the needs and preferences of our audience and provides them with the knowledge and confidence to integrate new techniques, practice management and treatment options into their respective practices. Catapult Education is committed to ensuring the content quality, objectivity and scientific integrity of all continuing education courses. Instructors are advised to support clinical recommendations with scientific research-supported data whenever possible and to disclose any conflict of interest between them and any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this CE activity. Instructors are advised, where appropriate and if relevant to the subject matter of the presentation, to mention a variety of different product choices so as to present a balanced view of all therapeutic options available and promote improvements in oral healthcare free from commercial bias.