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Recorded March 31, 2023 for On Demand Learning.Please follow instructions below.


COURSE FEE:  Complimentary

CREDITS: This continuing education activity is designated for 2 credits

AGD PACE SUBJECT CODE:  010, Basic Sciences, Cariology


MODE: Electronically Mediated | On Demand Webinar | Recorded 3.31.23 Review 12.31.23

SPEAKER (S): Franklin Chi Meng Tay BDSC (HON), PhD  BIO HERE    Kyumin Whang, PhD  BIO HERE

AUDIENCE: Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Dental Assistants

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COURSE SUMMARY:   Antimicrobial is a game changer in restoration dentistry. Tooth preparation disinfection is the foundation to improve the longevity of direct resin composites, zirconia, and 3D-printed restoration. Also, current research shows the potential of quaternary ammonium silane K21 in disinfecting the tooth in preparations for restoration has been demonstrated. This molecule has been further developed to functionalize the dental monomer methyl methacrylate (K18-MMA) and glass filler (K18-Filler). This development presents the possibility of producing permanently antimicrobial dental materials (including composites, denture material, denture liners, adhesives, endodontic fillers, etc.) and protecting the dental material from degradation, protecting the dental material/tooth interface from secondary caries, and preventing and treating denture stomatitis. This course will teach the efficacy and utility of using K21 to disinfect tooth preparations and how K18-MMA and K18-Filler affects dental material cure, esthetic, mechanical and antimicrobial properties.


1. Understand why and how tooth preparation disinfection is a game changer in restorative dentistry.

2. Learn the effects of quaternary ammonium silane functionalized dental monomer methyl methacrylate (K18-MMA) and filler (K18-Filler) on various dental materials and their potential in commercialized products.

3. Understand the effects of using K18-MMA and K18-Filler on dental composite cure, esthetic, mechanical, and antimicrobial properties.

4. Understand the effects of using K18-MMA and K18-Filler on dental denture hard reline material cure, esthetic, mechanical, and antimicrobial properties.

5. Understand the effects of using K18-MMA and K18-Filler on 3D-printed denture material cure, esthetic, mechanical, and antimicrobial properties.

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Franklin Chi Meng Tay BDSC (HON), PhD

Dr. Tay currently serves as the Chairman for the Department of Endodontics at Augusta University Dental College of Georgia.

Before coming to Augusta University Health, he was Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. He has been Chairman of the Department of Endodontics since 2012. Dr. Tay is also Professor in the Department of Oral Biology. The Dental College of Georgia and Professor in the College of Graduate Studies, Augusta University. Dr. Tay is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, a Fellow of the Academy of Dental Materials and a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. He services as Associate Editors for the Journal of Endodontics and Journal of Dentistry. His research interests include biomineralization of collagen scaffolds with apatite and/or silica, remineralization of resin-dentin bonds, antimicrobial solgel chemistry, mesoporous silica and endodontics materials. He has published more than 700 papers in peer-reviewed journals with an H-index of 115, with 47,975 citations. Dr. Tay received his Bachelor of Dental Science with first class honors from the University of Queensland School of Dentistry in Australia in 1981, his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kon in China in 1997 and his endodontic residency from the Medical College of Georgia, USA in 2007. Conflict of Interest: The work being presented was funded by FiteBac Dental.

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Dr. Whang
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Kyumin Whang, PhD

Dr. Whang is a Biomedical Engineer, who received his B.S. from Boston University, M.S.E. from Johns Hopkins University and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Over the last 25 years, he has taught dental biomaterials to dental school students as well as prosthodontics residents. He has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and industry to conduct research in the areas of tissue engineering, biodegradable scaffolds for bone regeneration, development of antimicrobial biomaterials by generating silver nanoparticles via the curing of biomaterials, development of a novel low-color, color-stable dual-cure initiator system, development of a novel oxirane-acrylate monomer system to reduce resin degradation and enhance composite longevity, the development of boron nitride nano sheets to enhance composite properties and longevity, and the development of antimicrobial dental composites and denture materials using K18-MMA and K18-Filler. Conflict of Interest: The work being presented was funded by FiteBac Dental.

DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER AND FACULTY COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS: According to Dental CE Academy's  Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy, faculty and speakers for any course are expected to disclose any economic support, personal interests, or potential bias that may be perceived as creating a conflict related to the material being presented. Disclosure statements are printed in each course description and announced by moderators or individual speakers at the beginning of each presentation. This policy is intended to alert the audience to any potential bias or conflict so that participants may form their own judgments about the material being presented.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF SPEAKER: The work being presented was funded by FiteBac Dental LLC. This webinar is supported by FiteBac Dental LLC.

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