Glass Ionomer Cement

Overview

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Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

7

Start Date

1 Sep 2023

Last Review Date

4 Mar 2024

Expiration Date

31 Aug 2026

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

This activity explores glass ionomer cement (GIC), a revolutionary self-adhesive restorative material in dentistry. Comprising fluoro-aluminosilicate glass powder and polyacrylic acid liquid, GIC has extensive applications in restorative adult and pediatric dentistry. The session covers the comprehensive aspects of GIC, including its composition, manipulation techniques, setting reactions, mechanical and biological properties, indications, and classification. Through this activity, participants will thoroughly understand GIC's clinical utility, positioning them at the forefront of utilizing this innovative material in diverse dental applications.

From its initial introduction, glass ionomer cement has undergone continual refinement, improving its properties and expanding its applications. This activity underscores the pivotal role of GIC in various dental procedures, such as cementing fixed dental prostheses, orthodontic bands, and brackets. Furthermore, it discusses GIC's versatility as liners, core build-up material, pit and fissure sealant, and its application in the atraumatic restorative technique (ART). Participants will emerge with valuable insights into the potent anti-cariogenic action of GIC, enhancing their comprehension of its clinical benefits and reinforcing its significance in contemporary dental practice.


Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of dentists.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Determine the correct GIC application technique to attain the best properties of the material.

  • Identify the setting reaction and the factors affecting the setting of GIC for predictable clinical outcomes.

  • Assess the physical, mechanical, and biological properties of GICs.

  • Identify the uses and classification of GICs for appropriate clinical decision-making.

Disclosures

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Continuing Education Accreditation Information

In support of improving patient care, StatPearls, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

StatPearls, LLC is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the Commission of Continuing Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Dentists: StatPearls, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 1.00 ADA credit(s). Dentists should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Please consult your professional licensing board for information on the applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity.

Method of Participation and Credit

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  4. Choose the best answer to each activity test question. To receive credit and a certificate, you must pass the test questions with a minimum score of 100%.
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Disclaimer

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The information provided for this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The information presented does not necessarily reflect the views of StatPearls or any commercial supporters of educational activities on statpearls.com. StatPearls expressly disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through a participant's misunderstanding of the content.

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