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Pearls For Your Practice

Oct. 1, 2012
Premier® Implant Cement™ from Premier Dental Products provides the strength and durability of resin cements ...

Joe Blaes, DDS

Premier® Implant Cement™

from Premier Dental Products

provides the strength and durability of resin cements, assuring long-term performance for permanent implant-retained restorations and long-term provisionals. This cement will not wash out. The main aspect of Premier Implant Cement (PIC) is that it can be both a temporary and permanent implant cement. The key is NOT to fill the implant restoration with PIC. Instead, dispense a thin layer of cement around the inside margin of the restoration. For optimal retrievability, lubricate the implant abutment with a water-based lubricant, if needed. The lubricant has to be water-based, such as K-Y Jelly. Petroleum-based lubricants can interfere with the setting of PIC, and provide too much lubrication. Avoid getting water-based lubricant on the abutment margins. Polymer elasticity and a noneugenol formula make this cement ideal for long-term temporaries and any implant-retained crowns that may require adjustment or re-treatment. With no chemical bonding, crowns can be removed more easily, if necessary. The cement is made from a tough elastomeric resin, which provides secure retention and an excellent marginal seal. Because the retention is mechanical, the crown can be removed without destroying it. The automix syringe ensures controlled dosing, and the two-stage autocuring makes seating the restoration and removing excess cement quick and simple. Syringe a thin layer of the cement around the inside margin of the restoration before seating. Cement can be safely removed after 2.5 minutes during the gel phase. The radiopacity of Premier Implant Cement improves detection of excess cement. From an economic standpoint, the Standard Pack has one 5 ml automix syringe with mixing tips. The Value Pack offers three 5 ml automix syringes at a lower price.

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Zoom WhiteSpeed Systemfrom Philips Oral Healthcare

The new, improved system is clinically proven to whiten teeth up to eight shades in 45 minutes. The new LED light technology emits at the optimal light spectrum, and then activates a photo catalyst within the Zoom Chairside Light-Activated Gel to accelerate and enhance whitening results. In a survey, 89% of adults agreed that a bright or white smile makes a good first impression. In the same survey, 71% of patients already believe that a white smile is best achieved by seeing a dental professional. We (my team and I) were impressed by the sleek new design of Zoom WhiteSpeed. With an adjustable light intensity featuring settings of low, medium, and high, the intensity can be customized for sensitive patients to ensure each patient has a comfortable treatment. In this way, we can control patient sensitivity on the spot! The advanced Philips blue LED technology provides about 50,000 hours of use. This reduces operating cost and energy consumption. The contemporary counterweight also doubles as a handle to help move the lamp into place, and the knobs have been enhanced for a better grip during use. Large casters also provide easy mobility. The Philips Zoom In-Office Whitening kit impressed us because it makes treatment easier. So much time is often lost searching for everything needed for a whitening procedure. This kit is packed in procedural order. It provides the supplies needed for a treatment, from cotton balls to IsoPrep (small and universal retractors complete a single package that includes simplified visual instructions). Each treatment comes with a patient post-care and maintenance kit that includes the Relief ACP Oral Care Gel. The amorphous calcium phosphate formula helps create healthier, whiter smiles through advanced enamel protection, and may be used in trays immediately after treatment. We have changed the face of my office by using Zoom WhiteSpeed on team members, except on me (my teeth are covered by porcelain). This gives the team the chance to experience the whitening process firsthand so members can easily ask patients if they would like whiter teeth. In addition, each team member can tell patients about the easy whitening process. In our practice, we try to over-deliver our services. So we give patients a tube of Fluoridex Daily Defense Sensitivity Relief Toothpaste to use two times a day for two weeks prior to their whitening appointments. In follow-up questioning, we have found that 91% of patients have little or no sensitivity.

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Waterpik® Complete Care Water Flosser Plus Sonic Toothbrush
My patients have been asking for a toothbrush with the Waterpik, and now they can have it. Waterpik’s new Complete Care Regimen combines proven Water Flosser and sonic toothbrush technologies. Easy and more effective brushing and flossing is possible with one convenient device that saves counter space and power outlets. The unit has a contemporary, compact design that looks good in the bathroom, and it can be used with mouthwash. It has an advanced pressure control system with 10 pressure settings. The unit has a high-volume, covered reservoir with 90 seconds of water capacity. It has a convenient covered tip and brush head storage compartment that holds five accessories. The Waterpik Complete Care comes with five Water Flosser Jet Tips and two Sensonic® Brush Heads and a two-year warranty.

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To have Dr. Joe Blaes present his lecture, “Pearls For Your Practice®,” for your study group or dental society, please call (866) 274-4500.

PermaCem 2.0

from DMG America

One of the big questions in clinical dentistry today is what cement to use. There are so many new types of crowns that can be attached to different substrates. How do I attach a lithium disilicate crown to a titanium implant? How do I attach an all-zirconia crown to a tooth? Gone are the days of simply cementing metal or porcelain to a tooth. How do I simplify this for my dental assistants so that they have the right materials for each procedure? How do I prevent the crown from coming off after the cementation? This is a bad economic situation for the practice, and it usually ends with an unhappy patient. DMG America has answered these questions with a new self-adhesive cement that features one of the strongest bonds to zirconia of any leading product in this category. The company has incorporated a recently developed adhesive monomer formula with the dual-curing properties of PermaCem 2.0 to offer a bond across all substrates. It is a combination of stability and flowability for a thin, continuous cement coating. Since it is a single-step cement, you will not have to etch the tooth. This saves time and the possibility of sensitivity. You will find that this cement has a good viscosity and flows well under pressure. It is formulated for easy cleanup, which results in less stress and chair time for you and patients. PermaCem 2.0 will give patients strength, stability, and esthetics.

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