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Dentine Bonding course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

This session will introduce you to dentine bonding and its various steps. The composition of Dentine Bonding Agents will be described together with how the various steps can be combined.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Identify the differences in composition between dentine and enamel
  • Identify the different stages in the dentine bonding process
  • Describe the smear layer
  • Describe the hybrid layer
  • Explain the roles of primers and solvents in the dental bonding process

For many years there has been confusion and disagreement over how to bond to dentine.

This skill has become more important in the last two decades partly due to socio-economic conditions and the general notion that attractive teeth and gums indicate good overall oral health.

Instructors / Speakers
Nick Silikas,
Senior Lecturer in Dental Biomaterials Science

Dr Nick Silikas is currently a Senior Lecturer in Dental Biomaterials Science in the School of Dentistry at The University of Manchester. He was born in Greece but has completed all his Higher Education studies in Manchester where he obtained a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, an MPhil in Pharmacy, and a PhD in Dental Biomaterials.

He is an Editorial Advisor of Dental Materials-Journal for Oral and Craniofacial Biomaterials Sciences [Elsevier Science]. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials (FADM) and a member of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR). He is currently elected as At-large Board Member of the Academy of Dental Materials.

His research interests lie in surface Imaging & Analyis. His expertises are in characterizing interfaces using several techniques like Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X-ray Photoelctron Spectroscopy (XPS), FEG-SEM, Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FTIR) etc. He is also involved in studying mechanical properties of materials using nanoindentation, and traditional mechanical testing (3-point bending, compression, flexure etc.).

Dentine Bonding course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
20 minutes
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