Syllabus of Dental Materials
Rept. for period ending 1984
ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTONDC
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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 amalgamcementsbasesliners. Resin restoratives, porcelain casting alloys.
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