Light curing matters: Facts often overseen by dentists



Aim To make dentists aware on the importance of correctly used light cure resin composites.
Method Highlighting important facts about light curing: Use of high quality light curing unit, use of the resin composite specific appropriate radiant exposure to adequately cure a resin composite, and highlighting important facts that may alter the radiant exposure received clinically by a resin composite restoration.
Results Application of this knowledge should change the behavior of dentists when it comes to light curing.
Conclusions The facts described should help educational institutes and professors to reinforce proper light curing techniques and associate training sessions within educational courses in order to improve teaching and learning.

Keywords light curing, composites, teaching.