An introduction to composites


Helping you get to grips with commonly used resin composites and their applications in non-invasive jaw fracture repair in cats and dogs. We will review methods for stabilisation of jaw fractures using the concept of restoration of occlusion to enable bone apposition and secondary bony healing. This dry lab is aimed at general practitioners and we would expect participants to be able to apply these techniques in practice upon completion of the lab.

Key learning objectives:

1. To understand the different types of composites available and methods for their use

2. Understand the indications for, and be able to place an intraoral wire and acrylic splint to stabilise a mandibular symphyseal separation

3. Be able to understand the indications for and place a composite maxillomandibular fixation in a cat