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March 1, 2003
The editors of THE DENTAL ADVISOR™ proudly bring you the "Shared Secrets" column. Every other month, we will feature dental products and equipment that have received top ratings in THE DENTAL ADVISOR™.

John W. Farah, DDS, PhD

The editors of THE DENTAL ADVISOR™ proudly bring you the "Shared Secrets" column. Every other month, we will feature dental products and equipment that have received top ratings in THE DENTAL ADVISOR™. Take your practice to the next level with the help of our "Shared Secrets."

Fastray LC

Harry J. Bosworth Co.
(800) 323-4352
www.bosworth.com
++++ 1/2 92%, Vol. 19-2

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Fastray LC is a single-component, light-cured custom tray material. Since there is no mixing of powder and liquid, handling the material is less messy, which saves precious time. The material is odor-free (a definite plus!) and handles well because it molds like clay. After light curing and finishing with acrylic burs, the custom tray or baseplate is ready for immediate use. It is available in packages of 50 arch-formed sheets in white, blue, or pink.

Super-Snap Singles

Shofu Dental Corp.
(800) 827-4638
+++++ 96%, Vol. 19-8
Editors' Choice

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Super-Snap Singles are individually packaged abrasive disks for finishing, polishing, and contouring composite restorations. The thin, flexible disks have a silicone rubber center and snap onto the plastic, latch-type mandrel. The disk surface is entirely coated with abrasive with no mandrel exposed in the center. Each sterile package contains a mandrel plus one each of coarse, medium, fine, and extra-fine grit disks in either mini (7.94 mm) or standard (12.5 mm) sizes. The series of disks produce an excellent polish, and the packaging enhances infection control.

Interface

Temrex Corp.
(800) 645-1226
www.temrex.com
++++ 1/2 91%, Vol. 19-5

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Interface is a highly recommended, light-cured, resin-based cavity liner and base. It contains calcium hydroxyapatite, UDMA, and fluoride and is compatible with all restorative materials. If used with a composite restoration, Interface is placed prior to acid etching. The viscosity and flow of the single-component material provides for easy application to dentin surfaces, and it stays in place. The light-cured feature allows removal of excess liner before setting. Both the opaque white and dentin shades provide easy identification on the tooth surface.

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John W. Farah, DDS, PhD, an editor of THE.DENTAL.ADVISOR™, maintains a full-time dental practice in Ann Arbor, Mich., and lectures internationally on dental products, materials, and equipment. John M. Powers, PhD, and editor of THE.DENTAL.ADVISOR™, is a professor of restorative dentistry and biomaterials at UT Health Science Center at Houston. He also is director of the Houston Biomaterials Research Center.

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