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Fifty years of glass ionomers (WEBINAR RECORDING)

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Thursday 27 April 2023 - Thursday 27 July 2023
00:00 - 01:00
BDA e-learning
www.bda.org/ilearn, ONLINE
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Fifty years of glass ionomers. Are the latest GICs suitable for restoring back teeth?

A recording of a webinar that took place on Thursday 27 April 2023

Sponsored by:

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This webinar will examine the clinical performance of newest formulations of glass ionomer cements (GICs) when placed in loadbearing situations in posterior teeth, including the most recent glass hybrid materials and give tips for their successful placement.


At the end of the presentation the attended will:

  • Know how glass ionomer (GIC) materials have developed over 50 years
  • Be aware of the clinical performance of most recent GIC materials in loadbearing situations in posterior teeth
  • Know how to place these clinically in order to optimise their performance

Learning content

A recording of a one-hour presentation which offered attendees to the live session an opportunity to submit questions. 

About the speaker

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F. J. Trevor Burke 


Trevor Burke graduated at Queens University Belfast, and, following appointments in Belfast and Manchester, he worked in general dental practice from 1975 to 1996 in Manchester, also working 1.5 days per week in the Unit of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Manchester. His first Chair was in Glasgow in 1996, moving to become Professor of Primary Dental Care at the University of Birmingham and Hon. Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in 2000, becoming part-time in 2014, before retiring in October 2020. 

Trevor is (co-)author of 370 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and three books.  His principal research interests are in the translation of in vitro research on dental materials into the clinical situation. In this regard, he co-ordinates the work a practice-based research group (The PREP Panel, with 30 dentists UK-wide) who carry out clinical and "handling" evaluations of a variety of materials. He also is engaged in extensive work on survival of restorations, using a database of circa 13 million restorations at 16 years. Trevor has been awarded over 70 research grants.

As well as research, writing and medicolegal work, Trevor's main responsibility is as Editorial Director of the journal Dental Update. Until recently, and since 2002, he was Programme Director of a Masters course in Advanced General Dental Practice, a part time course designed to suit the busy lives of dental practitioners. 



1 hour CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the purchaser) will be available to download once viewing of this online lecture has been completed.

About the sponsor - Oral-B

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Oral-B® is the worldwide leader in the over $5 billion brushing market. Part of the Procter & Gamble Company, the brand includes manual and electric toothbrushes for children and adults, oral irrigators and interdental products, such as dental floss.

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