Title: Table #19: Reverse Silica-coating for Y-TZP Restorations

The moment and the particle size for silica-coating is preponderant on the final topography, surface roughness, phase transformation and bonding of the Y-TZP surfaces. Silica-coating prior to final sintering produced a Y-TZP topography that is rougher, less prone to stress concentration and decreased to zero the monoclinic fraction.

Learning Objectives:

  • The resin cement bonding to Y-TZP surface has been considered a difficult task in dentistry that is why several surface treatment methods were developed and proposed to overcome this problem. This session will cover a new approach to silica-coating the Y-TZP surface and the characterization techniques used to investigate it.

Format: During lunch, you may discuss topics of current interest with the researchers identified below. There is a $78 fee (price in U.S. Dollars, includes 20% UK Value Added Tax) to cover the cost of lunch and attendance will be limited to 10 persons per table, including the speaker. Assignments will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets for unsold tables can be purchased at registration.