• The crushing truth about glass ionomer restoratives: exposing the standard of the standard.

      Fleming, Garry J P; Dowling, Adam H; Addison, Owen; Materials Science Unit, Division of Oral Biosciences, Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin, Lincoln Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. garry.fleming@dental.tcd.ie (Journal of dentistry, 2012-03)
      The compressive fracture strength (CFS) test is the only strength test for glass ionomers (GIs) in ISO 9917-1: 2003. The CFS test was the subject of much controversy in 1990 and has been challenged over its appropriateness and reproducibility and the study aimed to revisit the suitability of the CFS test for GIs.