Contemporary issues in light curing
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Colleges, School and Institutes
This review article will help clinicians understand the important role of the light curing unit (LCU) in their offices. The importance of irradiance uniformity, spectral emission, monitoring the LCU, infection control methods, recommended light exposure times, and learning the correct light curing technique are reviewed. Additionally, the consequences of delivering too little or too much light energy, the concern over leachates from undercured resins, and the ocular hazards are discussed. Practical recommendations are provided to help clinicians improve their use of the LCU so that their patients can receive safe and potentially longer lasting resin restorations.
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2014|
- dental curing light, dental bonding, dental surgery, evidence based dentistry, radiation response, dose response