Curing Lights - Why Are They Critical to a Successful Practice?
Most clinical procedures in everyday practice include polymerization of light curing resin materials. Inadequate polymerization of these materials can significantly compromise clinical outcome. Therefore, understanding polymerization technology and considering factors while selecting curing lights are extremely important for dentist and dental staff.
In this webinar, you will learn more about the following themes:
- Why the curing light and how it is used is so important to you
- The downsides if dental resin materials are under cured
- How to double the bond strength between the tooth and resin
- Why the irradiance value alone tells you very little about a curing light
- What to look for when choosing the ideal curing light for your practice
- How to optimize your light cured resins
CE Credits: 1 Hour
Trainer: Dr Richard Price
Dr. Price is a Prosthodontist and the Director of Digital Dentistry at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. In 1979 he received his BDS from the University of London, England and his DDS from Dalhousie's Faculty of Dentistry in 1988 . He completed his specialty training at the University of Michigan in 1984 and in 2001 he completed his Doctorate in Oral Technology and Dental Materials at the University of Malmö, Sweden. He is actively involved in research on dental resins, curing lights, and teaching light curing. He has made numerous presentations, authored more than 190 peer-reviewed articles, and co-authored the chapter on Light Curing in the 7th edition of Sturdevant’s textbook ‘Art and Science of Operative Dentistry’.
He organizes symposia on Light Curing in Dentistry. Consensus statements based on these meetings have been published in English, French, German, Spanish, and Portuguese that help dentists deliver the best dental restorations for their patients.