Vivan Marcio CARDOSO

Dr. Marcio Vivan Cardoso graduated as a dentist at Sao Paulo University, Brazil, in 1997. At the same institution, he obtained his Master (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees in 2003 and 2007 respectively, both in the area of Restorative Dentistry. Besides pursuing experience as a dentist in both public and private sectors, he has been intensively involved in the academic formation of undergraduation students at Sao Paulo University and continuing education of dental surgeons as a lecturer and professor at different institutions, always focusing the areas of dental materials, minimal intervention dentistry and aesthetic dentistry. After his PhD, Dr. Vivan Cardoso was appointed as Pos-Doctorate Researcher at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, where he conducted research in the area of biomaterials. He has produced a considerable number of scientific articles published in different international peer-reviewed journals. He is also the author of book chapters in the area of Dental Materials and collaborates as a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Vivan Cardoso is nowadays part of the academic staff of the Department of Oral Health of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, as a Clinical Resident/Instructor.

Adhesive and cement preference in direct and indirect restorations

The technology behind dental bonding agents has been drawing the attention of researchers, clinicians and manufacturers worldwide. Dental adhesives are used nowadays to solve many direct and indirect restorative challenges. At the same breath, the wide variety of bonding agents and luting cements currently available makes it difficult for clinicians to choose the best alternative in terms of material and techniques, especially when different clinical situations are taken into account. Although bonding agents allow for a more conservative restorative approach, achieving a durable adhesive interface remains a matter of concern, and this mainly due to degradation of the bonding complex in the challenging oral environment. This presentation aims to show the latest advances in adhesive dentistry and discuss strategies that are nowadays available to improve bonding efficiency and durability for a higher success rate of direct and indirect restorative treatments.