Direct from the Operatory: ACTIVA BioACTIVE-BASE/LINER

By Dr. Arthur Volker

Following caries removal and toileting of the preparation (Figures 1 and 2), the ACTIVA BioACTIVE-BASE/LINER is placed directly over the deepest dentinal areas in increments of 2mm (Figure 3). Each layer is subsequently light cured.

Figure 1. Pre-operative view demonstrating gross caries. Patient had been experiencing pain at #11.

Figure 2. Preparation showing extent of caries and pulpal involvement.

Figure 3. Placement of ACTIVA BioACTIVE-BASE/LINER over pulpal area.

The tooth is etched, bonded, and then restored via a combination of flowable and micro-filled with composite.

Figure 4. Five month post-operative view. The patient reports no pain or discomfort.

 

About Dr. Arthur Volker
An experienced clinician and educator, Dr. Volker graduated from Colombia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery, and completed a General Practice Residency at the New York Hospital of Queens. He is an attending clinician at Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital and Nursing Facility and serves as Vice-Chairman of the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education Committee. Dr. Volker was the recipient of the esteemed Fellowship Award from the Academy of General Dentistry, where he serves as the Academy’s Vice President of Queens, and is Chairman of the New Dentist Committee.