Accession Number : ADA147364


Title :   Syllabus of Dental Materials


Descriptive Note : Rept. for period ending 1984


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTONDC


Personal Author(s) : Woolsey, G D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a147364.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 92


Abstract : This syllabus was prepared for military dental residents and clinicians. It presents a simplified review of the current status of modern restorative materials and devices, and offers alternative techniques, and examples of materials and devices which might improve the quality of military dental care while diminishing expense. As new materials appear upon the dental market and the military dentist is subjected to advertising claims, considerable misunderstanding of the proper use of restorative materials can be experienced. A publicity blitz by dental manufacturers is underway to convince the dental profession that posterior composite restorative materials are 'as durable as amalgam restorations'. Current dental research does not support this belief. Agar hydrocolloid and rubber base impression materials are the most commonly used dental impression materials in the military today; there are improvements in both techniques which can conserve resources while yielding excellent reproductions of prepared teeth. Originator-supplied keywords include: Dental amalgam/cements/bases/liners. Resin restoratives, porcelain casting alloys.


Descriptors :   *MATERIALS , MILITARY MEDICINE , DENTISTRY


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE