Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the various types of materials used in esthetic restorations.
  • Describe the possible damaging effects of routine preventive procedures and the effect of increased bacterial retention.
  • Determine appropriate polishing agents for esthetic restorations.
  • Evaluate existing amalgam restorations for contraindications to amalgam polishing procedures.
  • Recognize that individual state practice acts for dental auxiliaries to perform finishing and polishing procedures may vary.
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