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Mnemonics - Types of Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC)

There are nine different types of  Glass Ionomer Cements (GIC) based on their application. We should know which particular type of GIC we are supposed to use for what purpose. The different types of GIC are:

Type I – Luting
Type II - Restorative
Type III - Base / Liner
Type IV – Pit and Fissure Sealants
Type V – Luting for Orthodontic purposes
Type VI – Core Buildup material
Type VII – High Fluoride releasing command set
Type VIII – (ART) Atraumatic restorative treatment
Type IX – Pediatric Glass Ionomer Cement


This can easily be memorized by the Mnemonics : @ Little Rest Between Fussy Orthodontic Classes Flourishes ARTistic Children.

Type I – Luting
Type II - Restorative
Type III - Base / Liner
Type IV – Pit and Fissure Sealants
Type V – Luting for Orthodontic purposes
Type VI – Core Buildup material
Type VII – High Fluoride releasing command set
Type VIII – (ART) Atraumatic restorative treatment
Type IX – Pediatric Glass Ionomer Cement

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