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Bulk Fill Composites: Scientific Evidences and Clinical Applications
Bulk Fill Composites: Scientific Evidences and Clinical Applications

Wed, Sep 15


Zoom Webinar

Bulk Fill Composites: Scientific Evidences and Clinical Applications

WEBINAR with Dr. Adriana Manso | 2.0 CE hours

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Time & Location

Sep 15, 2021, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Zoom Webinar

About the Event

Live attendance is preferred for webinar programs. However, if you are unable to attend the live program, this program will be recorded and available for up to one week. Please email if you'd like the link to be sent to you. You will be required to complete a post-test in order to receive your completion certificate. 

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Program Information: 

Bulk Fill Composites: Scientific Evidences and Clinical Applications

The dental industry has launched multiple resin-based restorative materials designed to be less time consuming and technique sensitive. The new technology of bulk-fill composites, which allows increased polymerization depth, come with modifications on the material’s formulation to allow the curing light to penetrate deeper. Among those changes on material’s composition, it can be highlighted: less filler particles, increased translucency, and additional photo initiators. All of those come with a compromise either with the material’s mechanical properties or optical characteristics. Several laboratorial studies had shown that bulk-fill composites have the ability to cure in more depth when compared to conventional composites. However, if the most critical margin (gingival) of any posterior restoration is optimally polymerized and void-free when the material is placed in bulk is questionable.

The webinar aims to cover about the state-of-art of bulk-fill composites and address clinical issues linked to their chemical modifications. The presentation will cover step-by-step evidence-based approaches on the possible uses of bulk-fill restorative materials, allowing to take the most of its benefits without jeopardizing quality and durability.

Learning objectives:

· Describe the main components of a restorative dental composite

· Distinguish the main modifications on bulk-fill composites

· Understand the impact of its chemistry on long-term performance

· Apply current scientific knowledge in clinical placement of bulk-fill restorative materials

· Analyze benefits and limitations of bulk-fill composites


Dr. Manso is Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Restorative Dentistry at The University of British Columbia. She received her D.D.S. from the State University of Londrina, Brazil; Master of Science in Restorative Dentistry from the University of São Paulo, Bauru, Brazil; and PhD in Dental Biomaterials from the University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She also holds two specialty degrees, in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry, along with several years of clinical experience. She taught both disciplines to specialization courses in Brazil; she was Manager for Clinical Research at Bisco, Inc, USA; and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry, at the University of Florida, USA. Dr. Manso joined UBC Faculty of Dentistry in 2011, initially as Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Dental Biomaterials, being appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Health Sciences, Division of Restorative Dentistry in 2019.

Dr. Manso has lectured both nationally and internationally in invited presentations and continuing education courses. Her research interests are mostly focused on restorative dental materials and dental interfaces. Dr. Manso’s scientific contributions include: alternative approaches to eliminate the presence of unbound water in dentin bonding aiming to prolong the adhesive interface durability; understanding dental adhesive’s behavior; and investigating the potential use of MMP inhibitors involved in dentin collagen degradation. Other relevant contributions include review articles in dental materials topics of her expertise; book chapters; several scientific abstracts; and an US patent pertaining to dental adhesives. Currently, her research interests are focused on collaborative work aiming to explore the use of metallic ions for the development of smart restorative and therapeutic dental materials for caries prevention and control.


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