Article: Volume 43 Number 9 Page 805 - November 2016

  Dent Update 2016; 43: 805-805  Read article

Guest Editorial:  Light curing may not be as simple as it seems – again!

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Abstract: In a Comment in 2011, I drew readers’ attention to a number of problems associated with Light Curing Units (LCUs), today an essential part of the dental clinicians’ armamentarium. These included deficiencies in the disinfection of LCUs, and anxieties regarding the delivery of sufficient light energy to a given resin composite restoration.1 Given that the use of resin composite restorations is increasing2 and will continue to increase as the phasedown in the use of amalgam gathers pace, the optimum use of an LCU will become increasingly relevant.

Author notes: F J Trevor Burke

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