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PAGD Southwest Regional Happy Hour

  • May 02, 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Penn Brewery
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In PAGD's latest round of focus groups, members requested an educational option for members that cannot afford to take time out of their practice for multi-day conferences. In response, we will be bringing shorter regional educational courses with opportunities for you to socialize with your colleagues.

PAGD is bringing this course to the Pittsburgh area on the evening of Thursday, May 2. Registration is $40/attendee. Students and residents can attend at no charge. The schedule is as follows:

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour. Light dinner and drinks will be served. 

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) and Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cements (RMGI) by Dr. Nick Miniotis

The history, chemistry and physical properties of GIC and RMGI used in dentistry will be discussed.  The mechanism of adhesion to dentin (bonding) will be reviewed and compared to composite resin dentin bonding. Emphasis will be placed on the newer generation of restorative GIC/RMGI materials. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how the chemical components and physical properties of Glass Ionomer Cements and Resin Modified Glass Ionomer Cements make the materials useful as a dental luting agent, liner and restorative material. 
  • Understand the role of fluoride in the composition of Glass Ionomer Cement and its attributes and limitation as an anticariogenic agent in the material. 
  • Understand why Glass Ionomer Cements can provide a long-term bond to dentin in difficult restorative situations. 
  • Understand the prognosis and limitations for the newest generation of Glass Ionomer Cements and Resin Modified Glass Ionomers for stress bearing areas according to current research.  

Special thanks to GC America for supporting this meeting and providing materials for a hands-on participation. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Additional registrants will be added to the waitlist. 

2.0 CE Hours Available
AGD Subject Code - 010 Basic Science

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