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I have it—you want it! Ceramir Protect LC

Dec. 29, 2021
Dr. Howard Glazer reviews a promising new product or material to hit the dental industry. In this installment, learn more about Ceramir Protect LC from Doxa Dental.

Doxa Dental is well-known for its bioceramic Ceramir Cement, and more recently, for Ceramir Restore, a glass-ionomer restorative with the added feature of calcium aluminate. It seems only natural, then, that they would develop a good resin-modified pulpal protection material, aptly named Ceramir Protect LC, in an easy-to-use syringe format.

This valuable, moisture-tolerant, insoluble, insulating, and protective material has a high pH value that provides hydroxyapatite formation and stimulation of tertiary dentin. Ceramir Protect LC provides more calcium release than several competitor materials, and due to the high pH, creates a hostile environment for bacteria. Consequently, there are many indications for this material, such as both direct and indirect pulp-capping procedures; mechanical pulp exposure; under alloy and composite materials in class I and II restorations; under cements; pulpal trauma; and as an alternative to calcium hydroxide. Application to moist dentin should be .5 mm, and it photo-cures in only 20 seconds. I am happy to see Doxa move in the direction of premixed materials, and this is an important contribution to protect the pulp, reduce sensitivity, and promote dentinal health in deep restorations.

More I have it—You want it!

Editor's note: This article appeared in the December 2021 print edition of Dental Economics.
About the Author

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD

Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD, is a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, American Society for Dental Aesthetics, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. He is an attending dentist at the Englewood Hospital in Englewood, New Jersey, and the deputy chief forensic dental consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York. For the past several years, Dr. Glazer was named one of the top dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry, and patient management. Additionally, Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published worldwide. For 14 years he wrote a column, “What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter!” in AGD Impact. He currently writes the column “I have it—You want it!” in Dental Economics. Dr. Glazer maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Read Dr. Glazer's DE Editorial Advisory Board profile here. 

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