Permanent Dental Cements - L0803


About Course #L0803

Release Date: December 13, 2016

Expiration Date: December 12, 2019

Dental professionals practicing restorative dentistry often delve into prosthodontics to meet the needs of their dental patients. However, the failure of their fixed prostheses is not uncommon. With a major obstacle to the success of these prostheses being improper or inadequate materials or cementation technique, it is increasingly apparent that knowledge of permanent dental cements is essential for any restorative practice. Although it is important to understand the various classifications of luting agents, it is crucial to be aware of the factors that must be considered when selecting a luting agent for a particular clinical presentation, as well as the indications for each type of luting agent.

This basic-level course identifies the etiology of crown and bridge failure, reviews both conventional and contemporary permanent dental luting agents for fixed restorations and their chemical and mechanical properties, factors to consider in their selection, handling characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, and clinical applications. By familiarizing themselves with the specifics of each type of dental luting agent, dental professionals will be better prepared to make effective decisions regarding the application and longevity of their patients' restorations.

AGD Subject Code: 017

Course Objectives

  • Identify the etiology of crown and bridge failure.
  • List the factors to consider in selecting a permanent dental cement.
  • Describe the classification of permanent dental cements.
  • Identify the properties, advantages, and disadvantages of conventional dental cements.
  • Identify the properties, advantages, and disadvantages of contemporary dental cements.

Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.

About the Author(s)

Paola Cohen Imach, DDS, obtained her first dental degree from the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina, in 1998. She obtained her U.S. dental degree from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry in 2006 and completed a general practice dentistry residency in 2007. She pursued specialty training in prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2008-2011), followed by a one-year fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas in Houston, Texas. She is a former clinical assistant professor in the department of prosthodontics, NYU College of Dentistry, where she was responsible for directing two courses for second- and third-year dental students and teaching in the dental clinics. She is a former attending physician (maxillofacial prosthodontist) at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, where she was an active member of the craniofacial team. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where she maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics.

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.