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1. Describing information that is or may be relevant for a firm's operations. For example, if a VCR company is experiencing a dearth of demand because most of its potential customers are buying DVD players, this is material information that will likely need to be disclosed to shareholders. See also: Immaterial.

2. Raw substances that a company uses to make its product. For example, an oil refinery's material is crude oil, which it makes into refined oil.


Of sufficient importance or relevance as to have possible significant influence on an outcome. For example, the possibility that a firm might lose its right to operate a number of television stations because competitors have filed with the Federal Communications Commission for those licenses would be a material fact in preparing the firm's financial statements. Compare immaterial.
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His greatest joy was helping those on their quest to recover from the many degenerative diseases caused by silver (mercury) fillings and heavy metal toxicity from other dental materials.
The Dental Materials Department consists of a dental assistant (68E), SPC Kristen Raposo, and a dental laboratory technician (68EN5), SGT Anthony Bush.
CHEMICALS widely used in food packaging and dental materials may be helping to cause breast cancer.
For example, the Polymers Division and the American Dental Association have collaborated in research on dental materials for many years.
The report identifies markets in the professional segments of dental furniture and equipment, general dental materials and supplies, dental treatment materials and supplies, and restorative and cosmetic materials and supplies, and additionally provides a basic overview of consumer dental market segments.
Chapter topics include structure and properties of enamel and dentin, biomineralization and biomimicry of tooth enamel, enamel and dentin bonding for adhesive restorations, enamel matrix proteins for periodontal regeneration, wear properties of dental ceramics, sol-gel derived bioactive glass ceramics, antibacterial composite restorative materials, composite-based oral implants, fibre-reinforced composites as dental materials, and luting cements for dental applications.
Chapters detail overviews of sleep physiology, etiological theories, the influence of peripheral and emotional factors, movement disorders, and bruxism in children; the effects of bruxism on dental pulp, periodontal ligament, temporomandibular joints, muscles, and its relationship with pain; effects on tooth wear and its several causes, including gastroesophageal reflux; and pharmacological effects of drugs, such as the botulinum toxin, treatment through dental implants and appliances, and recommended dental materials.
The didactic phases focus on dental materials and the reasons for different restorations.
The desire for a more natural-looking mouth has increasingly driven the search for new dental materials.
Fibre reinforced composites (FRCs) as dental materials
2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The dental materials market also commonly referred to as 'dental consumables' is comprised of a variety of segments including dental cements, impression materials, direct restorative materials (specifically filling materials), bonding agents, core build-up materials and dental anesthesia.
of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) assemble a group of dentists from the US and Brazil for 16 chapters on selecting dental materials when designing and fabricating restorations.