The Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cement Is Here

Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report May 2022, Volume 56, Issue 5

This resin-modified glass ionomer from GC America received the Catapult Vote of Confidence for its bond strength and simplicity of use.

Resin-modified glass ionomer (RMGI) cements are the go-to option for placing porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns, full-cast crowns, and high-strength ceramic restorations.1 GC America has a long history of producing several generations of RMGI cements, each bringing marked improvements over previous iterations. The latest addition to their RMGI cement lineup, GC FujiCEM® Evolve, possesses significant advantages over all other RMGI cements.

GC FujiCEM Evolve is engineered with simplicity, strong adhesion, and simple cleanup in mind. Several advances have made this a great option for luting retentive zirconia, lithium disilicate, or metal-based restorations. First, GC FujiCEM Evolve has been engineered with a tack-cure capability, allowing the practitioner to place the restoration, tack cure, and remove excess cement quickly and effortlessly. Second, the cement has been designed with high radiopacity, allowing for easy identification on radiographs. Finally, the chemistry has been created to enhance luting to zirconia restorations compared with previous generations and other brands.2 This is a huge advantage because the market has shifted so heavily toward the use of various forms of zirconia restorations.


  • Zirconia crowns and bridges
  • Composite inlays, onlays, crowns, and bridges
  • Lithium disilicate inlays, onlays, and crowns
  • Metal and PFM crowns and bridges

Catapult Education’s Evaluation

Recently, 18 clinical evaluators with Catapult Education assessed GC FujiCEM Evolve. Among the evaluators, 89% used the product with the tack-cure method and reported that cleanup was easy to very easy. In addition, 100% found working time to be adequate and 94% felt the setting time was appropriate. Also, 89% felt that the viscosity of the material was just right. Following the review and assessment of all the findings, Catapult Education granted this product its Vote of Confidence, an honor reserved for products that receive overwhelmingly positive reviews and feedback.

Catapult Group’s Comments

  • “First RMGI this simple.”
  • “Works very well.”
  • “I used the tack cure prior to cleanup, which is a big advantage of Evolve to me.”
  • “My favorite cement. No question.”
  • “Nice addition to the GC line of cements.”

Case Overview


1. Jivraj SA, Rashad M, Donovan T. Selecting luting agents: Inside dentistry. Aegis Dental Network. Published February 1, 2013. Accessed March 31, 2022.
2. Cowen M, Joshi G, Heiss M, Cunha S, Powers J. Comparison of different RMGI cements bond strength to zirconia.