A national survey on the use of glass-ionomer cements.

J. W. Reinhardt, E. J. Swift, A. J. Bolden

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This study was conducted to determine why and how glass-ionomer cements are being used by general dentists. Data were collected by a mail survey sent to a random sample of approximately 1000 general dentists in the United States. The results showed that 94% of the respondents currently use or have used glass ionomers. The primary uses (in order of popularity) are: 1) as a base or liner, 2) as a luting cement, and 3) as a crown foundation. Eighty-two percent of the respondents who use glass-ionomer luting cements reported some postoperative tooth sensitivity, but a slightly larger proportion (85%) reported postoperative sensitivity with other cements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-60
Number of pages5
JournalOperative dentistry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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