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Endo Questions for the RWE Faculty:: glass ionomer cement...conditioning the surface...with the liquid....is it good??

Dr.rusheena_balakrishnan

Joined: August 2015

Rank: Officer

Posts: 15

#1
good evening doc

there are a few concepts followed in india...I jz wanted to find out if u all working outside india do the same thing
  1) some people say we need to condition the tooth surface ....or condition the tooth surface with the gic liquid...before placing the gic ....be it type 2 or type 9 gic from gc company....is this true...is it really required????so say its not effective.....im aware that conditioning the surface with gic liquid is the term.....while etching the surface before placing composites are the terms....im also aware the difference in time for etching the enamel and dentine...owing to the diff in composition of organic and inorganic components.......am I missing any basic things in my knowledge to basics here???
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Joined: November 2013

Rank: Faculty General

Posts: 43

#2
In reply to DR.RUSHEENA BALAKRISHNAN The older generation of glass ionomers required this conditioning. However, my understanding is that the newer generations don't require it. However, it's always best to read the manufacturer recommendations based on the specific material you use. So, please read the instructions for your brand of GIC. It's written in that little paper that comes with it in the box called Directions For Use. 
Dr.rusheena_balakrishnan

Joined: August 2015

Rank: Officer

Posts: 15

#3
In reply to Dennis Brave .thank you sir