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Developments in dental materials

​Developments in dental materials and related instruments and devices

Witness seminar 4 - the history and impact of developments in dental materials over the last sixty years

Held on the Thursday 7th June 2012 this witness seminar explored the impact and developments in dental materials over the last sixty years. Chaired by Professor Nairn Wilson and facilitated by Professor Stanley Gelbier this seminar brought together the UKs leading researchers and academics in this field. The BDA was delighted to welcome members of the McLean family to join in discussions and to hear about the influence of John McLean’s work.

Topics included:

  • Milestones in dental materials science since c1950

  • Standards: BSI/ISO

  • Sixty years development of polymeric materials


  • ​Cements

  • Composites and photoactivation

  • Composite: clinical considerations

  • Dentine bonding systems

  • Impression Materials

  • Alloys

  • Ceramics

  • Colour science

  • Data Handling, analysis and reporting

  • Clinical testing of materials

  • Clinical performance of materials.

Read the complete discussion which is now available in paperback from BDA Shop.

Priced £6.95.