The Invisible Bonded Interface

What you need to know about dental adhesives
CE Quiz available after the Program Evaluation is completed
  • General Dentist, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist

  • Free

  • 1 CE Credit

  • Self-Instructional

  • June 7, 2016

  • June 7, 2022

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Course Description

The most invisible and seemingly simplest part of a resin restorative procedure is the selection and application of the adhesive system. Yet this nearly invisible interface is often the most important component for assuring long-term success especially of posterior composites. This webinar will review the key factors in the selection and application of dental adhesive systems and present a detailed view of the mechanisms and clinical factors in long-term restoration success.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of how dental adhesives work
  • Learn about how adhesive chemistries differ and the advantages and disadvantages of these compositions
  • Learn about the various classes of dental adhesives and understand the role of ‘universal adhesives’
  • Learn about the causes of post-operative sensitivity and how to prevent it

Course Details

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

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Mark Latta, DMD

Dr. Mark Latta is currently the Dean and Professor of General Dentistry at the Creighton University School of Dentistry. His personal research interests include prosthetic dental restorative materials, adhesives and bonding and dental material clinical trials.
He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Lafayette College in Easton, PA and worked in the chemical industry prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Following a hospital GPR he maintained a private practice including hospital dentistry. He received his Masters in Oral Biology from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and his most recent position prior to Creighton was as the Director of Research and Development for the Trubyte Division of Dentsply International. During his industrial career he contributed to or was responsible for over 20 new dental product introductions. He has been awarded more than 100 research grants for evaluating the laboratory and clinical performance of dental materials. He has published over 50 manuscripts and 170 abstracts.
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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Approved PACE Program Provider. FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. 6/1/16 to 5/31/20. Provider ID 306446.