Dental Materials

A Pocket Guide


  • Kimberly Bastin, CDA, EFDA, RDH, MS, Program Director Dental Hygiene Sanford Brown Institute Jacksonville, Florida

Use this quick guide to learn the essentials of dental materials! Dental Materials: A Pocket Guide describes how to recognize, select, and mix the most widely used materials in modern dentistry. A flip-book format covers each dental material in two pages, with the first page showing photos of the material before and after mixing, and the facing page including step-by-step mixing and use instructions. This compact, spiral-bound guide is ideal for on-the-go study or chairside reference.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2014
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-4684-2

Table of Contents

How to Use this Guide
1. Equipment Commonly Used to Manipulate Materials
2. Liners and Bases
3. Bonding Agents
4. Amalgam Restorative Materials
5. Resin Restorative Materials
6. Provisional Restorative Materials
7. Tooth Whitening
8. Dental Cements
9. Impression Materials: Elastomers, Inelastic/Rigid Impression Materials, and Hydrocolloids
10. Gypsum Materials
11. Dental Waxes: Pattern and Processing Waxes
12. Abrasion, Finishing, and Polishing Materials
13. Specialty Materials
14. Historical Dental Materials
Appendix A: Conversion Tables
Appendix B: Commonly Used Trade Materials