Recurrent decay, go away!

Recurrent decay (AKA secondary caries) is a leading cause of premature restoration failure. Trying to prevent recurrent decay is a never-ending challenge for restorative dentists. Even with meticulous technique the average longevity of a composite restoration has been shown to be as short as two to five years. 

Newly launched composite technology, incorporating non-soluble antimicrobial particles, can now provide long-lasting protection by killing cariogenic bacteria on contact, at the restorative margins. In this online event, Dr. Flucke will discuss the challenges of fighting recurrent decay with traditional composite materials, the science behind these newest antimicrobial composites, and his own hands-on experience using these next generation materials.

What you'll discover

  • Understand the impact of recurrent decay on composite longevity

  • Review strategies for, and challenges of, preventing recurrent decay with traditional materials

  • Understand the case for using the newest composite materials incorporating long-lasting, non-leaching, non-release antimicrobial technology to reduce the risk of secondary caries

  • Learn how to incorporate these new antimicrobial composite materials into your armamentarium to benefit your patients and your practice

Your presenters

John Flucke, DDS

Dr. Flucke received his DDS degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1987 and has practiced in Lee’s Summit, MO, since 1989. He is a frequent lecturer at major industry events, contributing editor to industry publications, and an internationally recognized opinion leader.

Moderator: Pam Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, FACP, Chief Editor, Dental Economics

Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics.

This event is sponsored by Nobio, one of Dental Economics' many financial supporters who make our content possible.