Courtesy of Ultradent
Jiffy

Pearls for Your Practice: Jiffy Natural Composite System by Ultradent

My wife hates AirPods. She doesn’t hate them because they don’t sound great or don’t fit or anything like that. She hates them because I always have one in, and she’s never sure if I am listening to something or not. The idea of always having an AirPod in is as new a phenomenon as AirPods themselves. In the days of wired earbuds, I didn’t walk around with those in. It wasn’t comfortable or convenient. Everything has changed in that regard because of the shape.

The shapes of polishers have changed a lot over the years as well. When I was in dental school, there were three shapes of polishers: disks, points, and cups. Every polishing system had those shapes. Thankfully, as with AirPods, the shapes of polishers have evolved for the better. Jiffy Natural Composite polishers by Ultradent are a great example of this. The Jiffy Natural Composite kit has only two shapes of polishers in two grits. That makes for a very simple, clean system.

More Pearls:

DualForce Sectional Matrix System by Clinician’s Choice

Munchies Vibe by EOCA

The shapes are what set the Jiffy Natural Composite System apart. The two shapes included are a spiral wheel and an “occlusal twirl.” The spiral wheel is great for flat and contoured surfaces on axial walls. However, it is difficult to get it into occlusal anatomy. That’s where the occlusal twirl comes in. It quickly and easily polishes the grooves and ridges or the anatomy we put into our composites without obliterating them. Between the spiral wheels and the occlusal twirls, we can polish almost any posterior composite we do in two quick and easy steps!

The two grits included are yellow medium grit and a white fine grit. These should be used in a latch-type handpiece at between 5,000 and 8,000 rpm. Ideally, the tooth and composite should be wet as it is polished to achieve the best results. After a few seconds with each grit, a typical occlusal composite can be very well polished by the Jiffy Natural Composite System in less than one minute. In today’s world of falling reimbursements and growing overhead, I need to be fast and efficient with these procedures. A great one-minute, two-step composite polishing system is just what I need.

Jiffy Natural Composite System may look a little strange with its funny new shapes, but it works wet and fast. That is a solid hit for me!

Editor's note: This article appeared in the March 2022 print edition of Dental Economics magazine. Dentists in North America are eligible for a complimentary print subscription. Sign up here.

Sponsored Recommendations

Clinical Study: OraCare Reduced Probing Depths 4450% Better than Brushing Alone

Good oral hygiene is essential to preserving gum health. In this study the improvements seen were statistically superior at reducing pocket depth than brushing alone (control ...

Clincial Study: OraCare Proven to Improve Gingival Health by 604% in just a 6 Week Period

A new clinical study reveals how OraCare showed improvement in the whole mouth as bleeding, plaque reduction, interproximal sites, and probing depths were all evaluated. All areas...

Chlorine Dioxide Efficacy Against Pathogens and How it Compares to Chlorhexidine

Explore our library of studies to learn about the historical application of chlorine dioxide, efficacy against pathogens, how it compares to chlorhexidine and more.

Enhancing Your Practice Growth with Chairside Milling

When practice growth and predictability matter...Get more output with less input discover chairside milling.