Dentist and educator Dr. Robert Lowe has published a new eBook called Bioactive Composites for the Clinician and Patient.
Dr. Lowe addresses the importance of patient education, saying that the dentists “have to get better at explaining the disease process of dental caries (decay) and the restorative options that best fit the needs of each patient.”
According to Dr. Lowe, “the majority of today’s dental restoratives are designed merely to occupy space” but bioactive filling materials like ACTIVA BioACTIVE “participate in an ionic exchange of calcium, phosphate, and fluoride that helps neutralize acid attack and supports the natural remineralization process.” Through this ionic exchange, the bioactive material becomes integrated into the tooth and helps create a protective seal.
Dr. Lowe shares best practices on how dentists can discuss treatment options and new technologies like bioactive fillings with their patients.
The eBook features a series of clinical cases, including:
- Minimally invasive restorations
- Bulk fillings
- Root caries restorations
- Pediatric dentistry
- Geriatric dentistry
Dr. Lowe provides step-by-step instructions on how to use ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE in these different clinical situations to ensure better patient outcomes. The cases involve patients of all ages, and Dr. Lowe notes that ACTIVA BioACTIVE addresses many of the challenges associated with both pediatric and geriatric patients.
About Robert A. Lowe, DDS
Robert A. Lowe, DDS, received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Loyola University School of Dentistry. After completing his residency, Dr. Lowe went into private practice and began to pursue another passion: clinical teaching. While running his own practice, Dr. Lowe served as a Clinical Professor in Restorative Dentistry at Loyola University School of Dentistry until its closure in 1993. In 2000, he relocated to Charlotte, NC.