Finding the Right Balance

Kristen Mott

Kristen Mott is the associate editor for Dental Products Report and Digital Esthetics.

Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report June 2021, Volume 55, Issue 6

Why one clinician turns to CLEARFIL MAJESTY™ ES-2 Universal to achieve harmony between art, science, and business.

After 41 years of practice, Jeffrey Hoos, DMD, has learned that success is achieved when dentists find the balance in the art, science, and business of dentistry. Products from Kuraray Noritake Dental, such as CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal, help Dr Hoos reach that goal.

“We want to do beautiful restorations, that’s the art, and we want it based on great science. We can always count on Kuraray Noritake [to provide] the best science for our patients,” he says.

CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal, the latest addition to Kuraray Noritake’s Majesty ES-2 series, is a light-cure, radiopaque restorative material designed to provide accurate color matching, high polishability, and excellent physical properties. Created to be easy to use, it’s a simplified system with a single shade designed to cover all posterior restorations.

Dr Hoos, who practices at the Brush & Floss Dental Center in Stratford, Connecticut, was one of the first dentists in the country to use CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal. The material’s handling capabilities immediately stood out to him when using the composite for the first time.

“All companies have specific properties and features they’d like to promote with composite resin. One of the things I can say about Kuraray Noritake products is their handleability is just paramount,” Dr Hoos says.

As a material that is compatible with all the shades in the VITA classical A1-C3 shade guide, Dr Hoos says this composite can help boost a dental practice’s bottom line.

“When you’re trying to do esthetic dentistry and provide the highest quality care for patients and you can minimize your inventory by having a universal composite, those savings go right to your bottom line,” he says.

Unlike other composites on the market, a blocker or opaquer is not required when using CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal. This achievement is due to the material’s level of translucency and the integration of Kuraray Noritake’s Light Diffusion Technology, which is engineered to make restorations diffuse light in a similar way to the natural tooth structure. This improved light diffusion provides superior blending capabilities and color adaptation.

These benefits, coupled with the fact that Kuraray Noritake extensively tests its products before bringing them to market, made Dr Hoos feel confident recommending CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal to his fellow dentists.

“You’ll be able to finish cases faster. You’ll be able to get a better polish. In teaming up this product with Kuraray Noritake’s bonding agents, your patients won’t experience any postop sensitivity. The features within this product allow you to gain a range of benefits,” he says.

As part of his philosophy of finding the art, science, and business in dentistry, Dr Hoos believes in working with companies he trusts. For him, Kuraray Noritake has helped him keep this balance in his practice.

“For me, it’s about partnering with the right company to provide me with the right products so that I can maintain my balance,” he says. “Success is assured when you find this balance, and Kuraray Noritake is the best partner I’ve found to do that for me.”

Being a dentist in private practice since 1979, Dr Hoos has come across countless composites during his career. He feels strongly that the benefits of CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal make it stand out from the pack.

“I’ve had the opportunity to use many, many different materials. I think CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES-2 Universal may be a game-changer,” he says.

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