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Class II Direct Resins: New Choices in Matrix Systems - Part 1

Description:
This 4 part lecture provides the viewer with options to improve the proximal contacts on Direct Class II resin systems. Dr. Glenn van As introduces and discusses some of the new choices available in matrix systems as they relate to enhancing successful contact development in class II direct resin restorations. In addition, he also shares some pearls about the choice and use of wedges for these restorations.

Date Added:
12/22/2008

Author(s):

Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD Glenn A. van As, BSc, DMD
Dr. Glenn van As graduated from the University of British Columbia (D.M.D.) in 1987. He is in full time private general practice and acted as a part time assistant cli...
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Questions & Comments
Island Mak - (7/23/2012 1:30 PM)

It is interesting for the speaker mentions the matrix that is a small piece comparing with circumferential matrix. Why is it good of using a short matrix?

Glenn van As - (1/6/2009 10:31 PM)

Hi Maurice: Thanks for the comment on my video. In my practice I try to do more direct resin restorations under the scope for 3 surface or less restorations and something indirect for greater than 3 surfaces but again it does depend on whether there are cracks visible under the scope or whether the restoration weakens buccal or lingual walls. I have to do more direct resin restorations in my general practice simply because not all patients can afford full coverage or indirect reatorations all the time. In bevelling the occlusal surface, using the microscope at 8-12 X mag and filling in layers I reduce but of course do not eliminate the issues you have mentioned that do occur more often with direct restorations than with indirect. I do wish that I could do more indirect restorations but this is the nature of the beast in my practice and I hope the video might help provide some tips for those who like myself do the odd direct resin restoration. Thanks for the question Maurice and all the best to you and the wonderful crew at dental XP and at your awesome dental office. Truly amazing where you work!! Happy new year. Best Wishes Glenn

Maurice Salama - (1/2/2009 6:42 AM)

How many of our XP members are performing direct posterior resin composite restorations?
Any long term maintenance issues with micro leakage, marginal integrity or staining??

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