An Update in Adhesion Dentistry for 2011




Until 2011, research had shown that single-layer adhesives are acidic, more permeable & less durable as compared to two-layer adhesives. However as adhesives in dentistry continue to evolve, Dr. Suh will share new research showing that certain simplified, single-layer adhesives can be utilized without compromising bond strength or durability of the adhesive layer, and how highly-crosslinking monomer chemistry allows for these simplified adhesives to perform as more hydrophobic adhesives.

Dr. Nuñez will provide information on the clinical application of these adhesives and review the techniques to use them effectively in the office.

Proper adhesion protocols are also extremely important for intraoral repairs of existing restorations, but the techniques have been complicated with the addition of substrates such as alumina or zirconia. Dr. Suh will review the chemistry of adhesion to indirect substrates and how they work for successful long-term bonding. Dr. Nuñez will then provide a step-by-step technique of intraoral repairs to various substrates that clinicians face in the office.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn about a paradigm shift for Total-Etch and Self-Etch adhesives: simplified adhesives with highly crosslinking monomers can be as durable as conventional 2-layer adhesives.
  • Understand proper adhesion protocols for different indirect substrates, and when to use what for each one.
  • Explore how to maximize predictability when repairing metal, porcelain and zirconia restorations.

Release date: Sun, November 27, 2011

“An Update in Adhesion Dentistry for 2011” is co-sponsored by Dental Tribune America, LLC. Dental Tribune America LLC is a recognized ADA CERP provider.

Byoung Suh, DDS

byoung-suh-ddsDr. Byoung Suh is the Founder and President of Bisco Dental Products, Inc. which Is located in Schaumburg, Illinois. With his background in research and chemistry, his focus at Bisco is on dental materials research and product development. He has over 30 patents and 19 patents pending, and has published more than 30 articles and 80 abstracts. Dr. Suh has become a well-known and sought-after lecturer and teacher lecturing extensively in the US and Canada, as well as in over 40 countries internationally. He has given more than 250 lectures and presentations at various dental associations and research conventions around the world.

Dr. Suh is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American & International Academies of Dental Research, the Korean Scientists & Engineers Association & also serves on the UCLA School of Dentistry Board of Counselors. In 2003, Dr. Suh received the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s Presidential Award for “Outstanding Contributions to the Art and Science of Cosmetic Dentistry”. He also received the “Eugene W. Skinner Award for Innovation” in 2006 from the Dental Materials Group of the American Academy of Dental Research.

2005: PhD degree in Dental Medicine from Tsurumi University, Yokohama, Japan
1968: Master’s Degree in Chemistry from California State University, San Francisco, CA
1960: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Sung-Kyun Kwan University, South Korea

Rolando Nunez, DDS

Dr. Nunez opened his private practice in 1996, where he focused on restorative dentistry. For several years he lectured extensively around Venezuela on restorative dentistry for different scientific dental societies. He is an accredited member of the Venezuelan Dental Society that provides CE courses to its members. In 2005, Dr. Nuñez joined the research and development department at BISCO, where he was part of several projects that involved development of new dental materials.

Dr. Nunez is member of the Latin-American Association of Operative Dentistry and Biomaterials, as well as the International Association of Dental Research. He is part of the reviewing and editing team of Basic Science articles for the Journal of Prosthodontics and has lectured extensively in academia as well as various dental meetings in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia. Dr. Nunez is currently practicing dentistry in Venezuela where he focuses on restorative dentistry. He can be reached at

1995: D.D.S. degree from the Central University of Venezuela
2005: M.Sc in Biomaterials from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

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