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  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assisting
Hours: 3 Contact Hours
Author(s): Paola Cohen Imach, DDS
Peer Reviewer(s): Raymond K. Martin, DDS, MAGD
Item#: L0803
Contents: 1 Course Book (30 pages)
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Permanent Dental Cements

Price $29.95
Item # L0803
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Release Date: December 13, 2016

Expiration Date: December 12, 2019

Dental professionals practicing restorative dentistry often delve into prosthodontics to meet the needs of their dental patients. However, the failure of their fixed prostheses is not uncommon. With a major obstacle to the success of these prostheses being improper or inadequate materials or cementation technique, it is increasingly apparent that knowledge of permanent dental cements is essential for any restorative practice. Although it is important to understand the various classifications of luting agents, it is crucial to be aware of the factors that must be considered when selecting a luting agent for a particular clinical presentation, as well as the indications for each type of luting agent.

This basic-level course identifies the etiology of crown and bridge failure, reviews both conventional and contemporary permanent dental luting agents for fixed restorations and their chemical and mechanical properties, factors to consider in their selection, handling characteristics, advantages, disadvantages, and clinical applications. By familiarizing themselves with the specifics of each type of dental luting agent, dental professionals will be better prepared to make effective decisions regarding the application and longevity of their patients’ restorations.


AGD Subject Code: 017



Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.


Course Objectives

  • Identify the etiology of crown and bridge failure.
  • List the factors to consider in selecting a permanent dental cement.
  • Describe the classification of permanent dental cements.
  • Identify the properties, advantages, and disadvantages of conventional dental cements.
  • Identify the properties, advantages, and disadvantages of contemporary dental cements.


Paola Cohen Imach, DDS, obtained her first dental degree from the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina, in 1998. She obtained her U.S. dental degree from the New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry in 2006 and completed a general practice dentistry residency in 2007. She pursued specialty training in prosthodontics at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2008-2011), followed by a one-year fellowship in maxillofacial prosthetics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas in Houston, Texas. She is a former clinical assistant professor in the department of prosthodontics, NYU College of Dentistry, where she was responsible for directing two courses for second- and third-year dental students and teaching in the dental clinics. She is a former attending physician (maxillofacial prosthodontist) at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, New Jersey, where she was an active member of the craniofacial team. She currently resides in Tampa, Florida, where she maintains a practice limited to prosthodontics.


Raymond K. Martin, DDS, MAGD, graduated in 1979 from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology and earned his DDS in 1983 from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He then went on to study at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in the General Practice Residency Program. Dr. Martin began his work in dental risk management after being awarded a Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. He consults with 20 legal firms as an expert witness and lectures extensively on dental risk management and ethics in dentistry. In addition, Dr. Martin teaches CAD/CAM dentistry as a CEREC mentor and has served as a Key Opinion Leader for an international dental implant manufacturer. Dr. Martin has maintained a private practice for more than three decades and is currently president of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He has served the American Dental Association on the Future of Dentistry work group and is currently a member of the Council on Government Affairs.

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.