Review of the current status and challenges for dental posterior restorative composites: Clinical, chemistry, and physical behavior considerations. Summary of discussion from the Portland Composites Symposium (POCOS) June 17-19, 2004, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon

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The Portland Composites Symposium (POCOS) was held from June 17-19, 2004 at Oregon Health & Science university, Portland, Oregon. The current status and challenges ahead for the dental posterior restorative composites was discussed in the symposium considering the clinical, chemical and physical behavior of the composites. It is pointed out that there is a need to understand the change in the properties of resin composites with time, post-curing behavior of resins after restoration and degradation mechanisms of the resins. The need to develop standardized test methods and controls in addition to identifying appropriate time scales for the tests is also recommended.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalDental Materials
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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