Welcome to the Classroom
Bioactivity and Modern Dental Materials 
Presenter: Dr. Bob Lowe Release Date: 8/11/21
Credits: 1 CEU, Free Self-Study Expiration Date: 8/11/24
   

For many years, bioactivity in dentistry has only been associated with fluoride release and the conversion of hydroxyapatite to its’ stronger form, fluorapatite. This conversion has helped to strengthen tooth enamel and make it more resistant to acid attack. So….what exactly does “bioactivity” mean in dentistry today? In addition to the effect of fluoride on healthy hydroxyapatite, the ability of a material to contribute calcium and phosphate ions to help rebuild demineralized dentin is the new paradigm. These new “smart” bioactive dental materials react to pH changes in the oral environment to elicit changes in the material and the tooth as well. Hence, “biomineralization” refers to the exchange of calcium and phosphate ions with the tooth substance forming new apatite, or in many cases, repairing existing demineralized apatite. This includes the precipitation of apatite crystals on the surface of the material in the presence of moisture (saliva). It’s not just about fluoride anymore. During this CE webinar, Dr. Lowe will discuss the utilization of these new bioactive materials in various restorative applications.

  ( disclaimer , ADA CERP Statement )

View Class

Click the arrow to view the training material.   play video Desktop and Mobile Compatible

Take CE Exam
To earn CE credit and qualify for the related promotion you must pass the CE exam.

Class Notes

You must be logged in to take notes for this class.
PRESENTER INFORMATION
SPECIAL PROMOTIONS
Take advantage of these valuable promotions!    learn more »
Keep me informed about special offers, exclusive and new information.
x

REQUEST FORM


Your Name
Your Phone
Zip Code
Country
Your Email
I would like to request:
  •  In-office demo
  •  In-office Lunch & Learn (CEU)
  •  Product brochures
  •  Product samples (if applicable)
  •  Clinical research and literature
Additional Comments
Please answer =

x

Email the Presenter

Please login or create your free account
before using this feature.