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Ian Meyers DEH Tile

Glass-Ionomer Cements – Much more to these materials and their manipulation

Presented by Professor Ian Meyers OAM, BDSc, FICD, FADI, FPFA, FRACDS

Date: Wednesday 3rd November, 2021

Time: 7.00pm – 8.15pm AEDT

CPD: 1 CPD Credit


Glass-ionomer materials are well accepted in restorative dentistry, however the evolution of these materials and their improvements over time are often overlooked. Glass-ionomers are much more than just an interim restorative material, and in fact I some cases they have the potential to act as long-term restorative options which not only assist with replacing tooth structure, but can also enhance restorative interventions and the oral environment.


This presentation will look at the range of available glass-ionomer materials and discuss how they should be selected and used to ensure the correct application for the presenting condition and thereby optimising outcomes for both the clinician and patient.


Topics to be discussed will include;

  • Differences in GICs and why they matter
  • Individualised patient management options and material selection
  • Advanced restorative techniques, tips and tricks to improve outcomes
  • Expectations and outcomes with clinical cases
  • Monitoring and maintenance related to patient risk