Materials

XP Bond is now called Prime&Bond XP – a new name for reliability
XP Bond is now called Prime&Bond XP – a new name for reliabilityXP Bond® is now called Prime&Bond® XP – A new name for reliability. Over twenty years ago, Dentsply Sirona launched the first one bottle adhesive: Prime&Bond® in the US. Next generations were known as Prime&Bond® 2.0 and Prime&Bond® 2.1. The most recent family member, the high-performance dental adhesive formerly known as XP Bond, is now being integrated into the Prime&Bond umbrella brand as Prime&Bond XP.
How to: understand multiple applications of adhesive dentistryThis patient case illustrates how a general dentist is required to have an excellent understanding of dental materials because there are many different indications for adhesive dentistry. In the past, it was necessary to carry multiple bonding agents to account for not only the different surfaces being bonded, but the different materials being used. Universal bonding agents, such as VOCO's Futurabond U, can be used in a great many different circumstances. But not all can satisfy each of the clinical indications described above, and the patient in this case is like many other patients we see on a daily basis.
ADA Foundation, 3M raise stakes in battle against childhood caries
ADA Foundation, 3M raise stakes in battle against childhood cariesThe ADA Foundation and 3M today announced that 3M will donate 3,000 introductory sealant kits to the ADA Foundation for use during the 2017 Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program. The donation, which has an estimated fair market value of $250,000, will help Give Kids A Smile volunteers place more than 400,000 sealants on underserved kids’ teeth in 2017.
Handling is just one of the many features delivered by this new dental composite
Handling is just one of the many features delivered by this new dental composite2016 kicked off to a wonderful start for The Catapult Group as we were asked to evaluate GC America’s new composite material, G-aenial Sculpt, a light-cured, universal nano-hybrid compactable composite. It is universal because it can be used for both anterior and posterior and yet, it is compactable. Dr. Lou Graham and the Catapult Group congratulates GC America in receiving The Catapult Vote of Confidence for G-aenial Sculpt.
VOCO releases Admira Fusion Flow
VOCO releases Admira Fusion FlowAdmira Fusion Flow is the world's first all ceramic-based flowable direct restorative material. Based on the same innovative nano-ORMOCER® technology as its packable version, Admira Fusion, Admira Fusion Flow offers many of the same advantages. These include up to 50% less shrinkage and shrinkage stress, extreme color stability, and a new level of biocompatibility.
3M™ Ketac™ Universal Aplicap™ Glass Ionomer Restorative offers solutions with fewer steps
3M™ Ketac™ Universal Aplicap™ Glass Ionomer Restorative offers solutions with fewer steps3M™ Ketac™ Universal Aplicap™ Glass Ionomer Restorative gives dentists a solution with fewer steps, easy handling and reduced chair time, so they can get patients on their way fast with a fluoride-releasing restoration that is strong enough for long-term use.
Step-by-step: See how Aquasil Ultra+ material is the no-compromise dental impression solution
Step-by-step: See how Aquasil Ultra+ material is the no-compromise dental impression solutionThis video will examine tooth preparation and final impression taking using Aquasil Ultra+ impression material, two key components to a successful single-unit crown procedure.
“Calibra Universal had all of what we were looking for in a material”
“Calibra Universal had all of what we were looking for in a material”The family of Calibra Dental Cements by DENTSPLY Caulk provides three different options for adhesive resins. Each of them allows for fast tack curing without the added stress caused by concerns about over curing. DPR talked to Dr. Phillip Kemp about his experience with DENTSPLY’s Calibra Dental Cements.
GC America launches new composite restorative, G-ænial™ Sculpt
GC America launches new composite restorative, G-ænial™ SculptGC America, Inc., G-ænial™ Sculpt is a compactable, universal composite that features the same high density, uniform dispersion nano-filler technology found in G-ænial™ Universal Flo. This is said to create a resin that is easy to shape, sculpt and polish.
Dentsply Sirona launches Aquasil Ultra+ Smart Wetting Impression Material
Dentsply Sirona launches Aquasil Ultra+ Smart Wetting Impression MaterialDentsply Sirona’s Aquasil Ultra+ Smart Wetting Impression Material is described as a completely redesigned VPS offering. The impression material is formulated to merge state-of-the-art intraoral hydrophilicity and intraoral tear strength to deliver improved results--optimizing performance in all areas, not just one.