Glass-Ionomers in Dentistry

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Sharan K. Sidhu
Springer, Oct 20, 2015 - Medical - 151 pages
This concise handbook covers all aspects of glass-ionomer cements, from the development of these materials in the early 1970s through to the current state of the art. Their physical, chemical, biological, and clinical properties are described as well as how their formulation and usage have evolved over time, giving rise to newer subcategories of the parent materials. Detailed coverage is provided on the clinical use of glass-ionomer cements in restorative and pediatric dentistry and in widely taught and practiced newer approaches, including atraumatic restorative treatment and minimal intervention dentistry. The authors are internationally acclaimed experts who present information in an easy-to-follow format that will appeal to readers. With the renewed worldwide quest for substitute materials for the more traditional amalgam, glass-ionomer cements have the potential for further development and may play a significant role in future trends.

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The History and Background to GlassIonomer Dental Cements
Physicochemical Nature of GlassIonomerBased Materials and Their Clinical Performance
The Benefits and Limitations of GlassIonomer Cements and Their Use in Contemporary Dentistry
The Role of GlassIonomer Cements in Minimum Intervention MI Caries Management
GlassIonomers in Contemporary Endodontics
The Role of Glassionomers in Paediatric Dentistry
The Future of Glassionomers

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S.K. Sidhu, BDS, MSc, PhD, is Clinical Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry at Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. She is a Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry. Her academic career has involved teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates, as well as clinical service. Her research interests include interfaces, adhesive materials and glass-ionomers. Her PhD thesis was titled “Resin-modified glass-ionomer restorative materials: an evaluation involving microscopy” and she has both supervised and examined several PhD theses since then. Dr. Sidhu has presented nationally and internationally, has published widely (well over 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals), and is a member of the editorial boards of several international dental journals. She is recognized as one of the leading authorities on glass-ionomer cements and has been invited as a speaker on this subject, including at the Glass-ionomer Symposium at the International Dental Association for Dental Research (IADR) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada in 2008

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