REVIEW: Dr. Sean Vostatek says there's no competing with SDI’s Riva Luting glass ionomer cement

January 31, 2013

During my Pediatric Dental residency at the University of Iowa, I wanted to gain exposure to other products outside the traditional residency program that would enhance my knowledge and skills as a future pediatric dentist. So with the help of the other pediatric residents, we began a bi-monthly lunch and learn and this was how we were first exposed to SDI’s products. SDI’s Riva Luting quickly became a staple product because of its various enhanced and favorable properties.

During my Pediatric Dental residency at the University of Iowa, I wanted to gain exposure to other products outside the traditional residency program that would enhance my knowledge and skills as a future pediatric dentist. So with the help of the other pediatric residents, we began a bi-monthly lunch and learn and this was how we were first exposed to SDI’s products. SDI’s Riva Luting quickly became a staple product because of its various enhanced and favorable properties.

What are some of the benefits?

Working in a high caries risk pediatric population, a product that prides itself on its high fluoride releasing potential is a great benefit. The fact that it doesn’t have a bitter taste is an added bonus for my young patients. But the main reason I use Riva Luting over all other products is its fast setting time. The competition really does not even come close. When seating multiple esthetic anterior crowns on young “moving targets,” I need a product that sets fast and does not cause the other crowns to upright when placing them all at the same time. Furthermore, I have had significantly less patients return because of lost crowns with Riva Luting than any other similar product.

How does Riva improve your efficiency or the practice workflow?

The fast setting time and handling properties improve my office efficiency every day. The application capsules give me a consistent mix (minimal to no failed mixes from the titurator) and we receive more cement per capsules than the competition, saving us time and money.

Riva Luting

Riva Luting is a self curing conventional glass ionomer luting cement that is well suited for PFM crowns, metal posts, orthodontic bands and implants. It is BPA and HEMA free. It has a low film thickness and flows easily between restoration and tooth. Other benefits include: it is easy to clean up; has high fluoride releasing and recharging ability; it chemically adheres to tooth structure and metal substrates; it features low water solubility for increased longevity and esthetics; high bond strengths; bioactive proprietary ionglass™ technology for high ion exchange; and features a light yellow shade. It is available in boxes of 50 capsules and powder/liquid kits.

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Is their positive patient feedback you’d like to share?

Absolutely. We receive our best compliments during our hospital follow up appointments. It is great to see the satisfaction of our patients when we are able to restore a child’s smile when even they doubted it was possible. Although the condition of the teeth were unfavorable, and many clinicians would simply treatment plan for anterior extractions, I can trust that Riva Luting cement will hold up in those situations.

Why would you recommend this product to a colleague?

I really want to influence other clinicians to use this product, especially my pediatric colleagues. Besides all of Riva Luting’s favorable qualities as a glass ionomer luting cement, SDI, as a company, has some favorable attributes as well. SDI North America is generously supporting the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, a foundation to help the oral care of underserved children. SDI will donate $4 to the foundation for every purchase of its 50-count packages of Riva glass ionomers. The 12-month campaign is projected to generate at least $30,000 in contributions. Click here to learn more.

 

REVIEW: Dr. Sean Vostatek on SDI’s Riva Luting glass ionomer cement

One clinician’s take on SDI's Riva Luting glass ionomer cement. Written by: Renee Knight SDI’s Riva Luting glass ionomer cement Date published: 01/24/2013 5 / 5 stars