Posterior composites: enjoyable and profitable again -- with references

March 28, 2011
Are direct composites profitable for the dentist? Dr. Christopher Pescatore shows you how posterior composites can be both enjoyable and profitable for your practice.

One of the most common procedures in the dental practice has to be the placement of the direct filling. For many years, the predominant material used for this type of restoration was the amalgam filling material. Due to concerns over the potential health issues of this material, many practitioners switched from placing amalgam fillings to composite resin restorations using adhesive. However, much to the clinician’s dismay, the placement technique for them is not as straightforward as that of amalgam. It requires further understanding of proper isolation, adhesion, and the properties of composite resins. All of this equates to additional chairtime and an efficient placement protocol for composite resins.

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