Exercise No. 328
Subject Code: 017
The 15 questions for this exercise are based on the article, “Mechanical properties of nanofilled and microhybrid composites cured by different light polymerization modes”, on pages 30-33. This exercise was developed by Thomas C. Johnson, DMD, MAGD, in association with the General Dentistry Self-Instruction committee.
Reading the article and successfully completing the exercise will enable you to:
- understand how the mechanical properties of composites change with the method of polymerization;
- understand the relationship of the measured parameters with clinical performance of composites;
- learn the general characteristics of the types of fillers used in the tested composites; and
- decide which composite, based upon filler content and matrix composition, to select for different clinical applications.