Don't Be Blinded by the Light: Polymerization is Much More Than a Blue Light

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  • Time: On-Demand
  • Course Code: 123TLV
  • Credits: 1 CE Hour
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Parag Kachalia, DDS maintains a private practice in San Ramon, CA and is the Director of Educational Development and Industry Relations for the Seattle Study Club. He is also s the former vice chair of simulation, technology, and research, at the University of the Pacific. In 2017, he was selected as one of the Top 10 Young Educators in Dentistry in the United States and lectures globally in the areas of digital technologies, restorative dentistry, and elevating the patient experience.

The world of dentistry has exploded with numerous new materials over the last 20 years and many of these materials depend on proper polymerization in order to achieve their great physical properties. The questions become how do you know if your materials are being properly polymerized. This course will review advances in indirect and direct restorative materials and methods to stack the polymerization deck in your favor. Furthermore, information will be presented to show how we can quickly test our lights down to the level of a specific light in your operatory with your materials. Don’t be blinded by the fact that blue light is coming out of your curing light, have an evidence-based approach to polymerization and longevity of your restorations.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of proper polymerization
  • Review new restorative materials 
  • Identify strategies that allow predictable restorative dentistry
  • Examine how to quickly test lights down to the level of a specific light in your operatory with your materials


Recommended Audience: Assistant, Dentist, Technician

The 3M Oral Care grant has been applied to this course.

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