VOCO America's Profluorid L varnish

March 21, 2012
Contemporary Product Solutions
Contemporary Product Solutions

Issue 3

About the review With the combination of the world’s leaders in their field, Contemporary Product Solutions’ dexterous, knowledgeable and experienced leadership team maintains a sharp eye for emerging products in the field of general and restorative dentistry  by providing a “Total Office” perspective of clinical information and application, incorporating photographs and videos to assist chairside procedures for better patient results. CPS (cpsmagazine.com) will continue to evaluate one product at a time with professionalism, integrity and a commitment to excellence.

About the review
With the combination of the world’s leaders in their field, Contemporary Product Solutions’ dexterous, knowledgeable and experienced leadership team maintains a sharp eye for emerging products in the field of general and restorative dentistry  by providing a “Total Office” perspective of clinical information and application, incorporating photographs and videos to assist chairside procedures for better patient results. CPS (cpsmagazine.com) will continue to evaluate one product at a time with professionalism, integrity and a commitment to excellence.

The CPS Evaluation Team Members, who combine product review for the whole dental team and consists of dentists, assistants, hygienists, front desk associates and the dental laboratory technicians, each received a 4-ml bottle of Profluorid L by VOCO America. CPS produced the following comments and reviews following the evaluations.

Dentist comments
“Used it for all in-office procedures.”
“ Like that is was clear.”
“Smells like fingernail polish.”

Assistant comments
“ I used it between each session of whitening which allowed the patient to stay under the light longer.”
“We like that it keeps working to release fluoride over time.”
“Patients just don’t complain of sensitivity anymore.”

Hygienist comments
“Felt it really sticks to the root structure.”
“Liked the fact of no gluderaldehyde.”
“Would like a squeeze bottle.”

Description
VOCO America’s Profluorid L clear liquid varnish with 5% sodium fluoride and calcium fluoride is especially formulated not to interfere with the bleaching procedures. It features a liquid consistency for easy and economical application without the stickiness of some other varnishes.

Manufacturer’s instructions
The manufacturer’s instructions were included in the package along with a training CD for each of the evaluators.

Indications
For therapy of hypersensitivity in multiple indications, including conservative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics  and prosthetics.  

Consistency
Profluorid L comes in a liquid. The material is very thin and clear to not add color to tooth structure. Profluorid L’s sodium fluoride is water-soluble and has an immediate effect. Its calcium fluoride ensures a longer-lasting fluoride release.

Dispensing
Small glass bottle with mixing wells and brush dispenser box that administers brushes for 300 applications.

Working time
Starts working immediately.

CPS Review
CPS review team felt this product was very easy to use. Most felt the smell was a little bitter, as was the tasting with a need for added flavor. Some evaluators liked the idea of having a ball inside to ensure a well mixed material, but would like to have a squeeze bottle. Every evaluator said they liked the fact it dried fast with good adhesion to exposed areas. One evaluator said they used it before and after their in-office whitening and found that they could do longer bleaching sessions. Would like to have smaller and more mixing wells in the kit. All liked the dispenser for the brushes for application. 
CPS Team gives Profluorid L by VOCO a 5 Diamond rating. For a video of the CPS team using Profluorid L, click here.