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.