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Presented By: Carmen Pfeifer, DDS, PhD
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Even though dental composites and adhesives have evolved significantly in the past decade, the average longevity of esthetic direct restorations is still less than ideal, especially in large posterior preparations. The causes for restoration failure are many and interconnected, involving material-related and patient-related factors. Low-shrinkage materials have failed to show clinical improvements, and since their development, researchers have been concerned with tackling biological aspects of the oral environment that contribute to restoration fracture and secondary decay development. In this presentation, participants will learn about the latest on materials developments, including formulations with significantly increased resistance to fracture, novel photo-initiator systems, antibacterial materials, and beyond. The focus will be on materials newly released on the market and future potential technologies.