Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Glass Ionomers

(Virtual Zoom Meeting -Registration Required)

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 7-8PM


Cost: FREE

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Jed Best, DDS*

Dr. Best received his BA and DDS at Case Western Reserve University. MS at the University of Minnesota. He is a Past President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Past Chairman of the Foundation of the College of Diplomates. In addition hewas a past OCE examiner for the American Board.

Presently, he is one of the section editors of the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry and holds the following academic appointments: Clinical Professor at Case School of Dental Medicine; Associate Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Finally, he is a board certified in Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow in both the International and American College of Dentists.

Course Description

Since the February issue of Clinicians Report I have been asked about the use of Resin Modified Glass Ionomers and conventional Glass Ionomers as restorative materials for primary teeth. This zoom talk will discuss briefly the history of these two classes of materials, their use in pediatric dentistry and their unique role in preventive dentistry. Finally, I will discuss an alternative way of setting the material that decrease the time to set significantly and also increases its microhardness.

Course Objectives

  • RMGI/GIC chemically bonds to dentin 
  • There are some GIC/RMGI where the manufacturer says conditioning not necessary
  • Conventional GIC does not display shrinkage
  • Both RMGI and GIC release fluoride so by some, they could be considered bioactive
  • To determine if true RMGI or GIC, place in dark cabinet overnight, if hard then probably compomer or resin
  • New conventional GICs seal the entire cavosurface margin


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* has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Please contact Dr. Michael Roseff 954-292-0440 for any technical concerns for Zoom Meeting