by John W. Farah, DDS, PhD
The editors of THE DENTAL ADVISOR™ proudly bring you their "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."
Rapid Aesthetic Provisional
New Wave Dental, Inc.
++++1/2/95%, Vol. 18-1
A.S.A.P. Rapid Aesthetic Provisional is a system designed to fabricate aesthetically pleasing provisional veneers. The system utilizes clear impression material, transparent trays, and a flowable composite, A.S.A.P. Flow. A pre-operative impression is taken with the clear material. After preparation, the composite is placed into the impression and re-seated onto the teeth. Light-curing takes place through the impression material and tray. The tray is then removed while the set composite remains on the teeth. All margin finishing and polishing takes place in the mouth, avoiding the necessity of handling the often-fragile provisional veneers. Seventeen shades of A.S.A.P. Flow are available.
GC Reline Soft/Extra Soft
GC America, Inc.
++++1/2/92%, Vol. 18-1
GC Reline is an easy-to-use system for chairside soft relines. The addition silicone material is supplied in a familiar automix cartridge with a dispenser gun. Setting time is five minutes intraorally.
An abrasive point and a wheel are included for trimming and polishing. GC Reline Soft may be used as a long-term liner. GC Reline Extra Soft is especially useful for tissue conditioning.
Midwest RDH Hygienist Handpiece
+++++/96%/Editors' Choice, Vol. 17-8
This is an excellent handpiece for dental prophylaxis. Two types are available: a right-angle handpiece, which uses screw-on cups or brushes, and a straight handpiece, which accepts all standard disposable prophy angles.
The disposable angles have a convenient push-on/off fit with no locking necessary. Hygienists find that Midwest RDH Hygienist Handpiece is lightweight with an ergonomic grip. This, combined with a swivel rotation of the barrel, reduces hand fatigue. The motor runs smoothly and quietly.
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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, an editor of THE DENTAL ADVISOR™, is a professor and vice-chair of restorative dentistry and biomaterials at UT Health Science Center at Houston. He also is director of the Houston Biomaterials Research Center.