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Glass-ionomer cements are also technique sensitive materials

A review of glass-ionomer materials points out that moisture control is mandatory for the longevity of the restoration. Water contact at placement or at setting results in dissolution of the material. Read more.

 

Treatment decisions on approximal caries and longevity of Class II restorations; a PhD thesis

A newly published PhD thesis reveals significant changes in Norwegian dentists’ treatment decisions on approximal posterior caries during the last 26 years. Today, few dentists treat operatively lesions confined to enamel, and saucer-shaped preparations filled with resin composite is the most favoured approach to restore Class II lesions. In a clinical study, amalgam restorations perform better than resin composites, and failure of resin composites is among other things related to use of saucer-shaped preparation technique. Read more.

 

Discomfort and pain are common after tooth bleaching

A multi-centre, questionnaire-based prospective study with follow-ups at around 14 days and around one year post-treatment compared side effects reported after and during in-office and at-home bleaching treatments. Factors are identified that may increase the risk for onset of side effects. The study also describes reports of complaints of discomfort attributed to bleaching treatments up to a year later. Read more.​