What EsthetX HD can do for your patients

February 9, 2013
Thais Carter
Thais Carter

Issue 2

Patient Perspective is an opportunity for patients to share their thoughts on the latest dental technology and materials.

Patient Perspective is an opportunity for patients to share their thoughts on the latest dental technology and materials.

In any restorative procedure, results matter - patient comfort, durability and esthetics are all being taken into account. However, for those who work in the dental field, to be the patient instead of the clinician, educator or product expert, means not only a significant role reversal, but so much more. Results matter more.

Why? Because the expectation is that you - as someone in the know - would never settle for less than the best. This is the situation that Rene Waibel, a sales rep for DENTSPLY Caulk, found herself in when she got hit in the mouth with a falling shower curtain rod and found herself in need of a serious restorative solution.

“I’m typically on the other side, hearing about accidents that happen, and then it happened to me,” she said with a laugh. “I heard something falling, looked up and ‘boom.’ The ironic part is that I had been in ortho for three years and had just completed my treatment a few months earlier.

“So there I was, sitting on the bathroom floor, thinking that I should have done veneers to begin with. After all the pain related to the orthodontic work, I realized that I’d knocked out Nos. 8 and 9 - they sheared off.”

Being “in the business,” Rene knew what procedure was necessary and, from her unique perspective at DENTSPLY, saw the opportunity to (literally) put her money where her mouth is.

“I had taken pictures of my injuries and, at 5 a.m., texted them to Dr. Poss,” she remembered. “He was able to fit me in over lunch - he is amazing.” Up to that point, the relationship between Rene and Dr. Stephen Poss had been a sales rep to CE speaker; but with the blessing of her regular dentist, Dr. Keven Bowdle, Rene seized the chance to turn her misfortune into a benefit.

“I love my products. I love what I do, and this was my opportunity to get photos that capture the transformation,” she said. “DENTSPLY is a premium brand company, so these results are what I would expect - this is an esthetic composite and nothing is more esthetic than your two centrals ... nothing. They are the first things anyone sees when you smile, and this is my business. I can’t walk around with Nos. 8 and 9 looking awful. My teeth are being looked at by the most critical judges - the dentists I serve.

“Now, I can walk into an office with additional confidence and say, ‘Your patient will be fine. I promise. Look at me,’ ” she continued. “I’ve never had one person ask me if I’d had dental work done - not a dental professional or someone outside the industry. That is how lifelike EsthetX HD is - it is so pretty. I’ll be honest ... it has been over a year and people still don’t see any signs of ‘work.’ The margins are awesome.”

It wasn’t by choice, but today, Rene is her own walking demonstration.

“If doctors ask for studies on the results of EsthetX, I just smile,” she said, laughing.

DENTSPLY Caulk

EsthetX HD

EsthetX HD high definition micro matrix restorative is said to provide a quicker, brilliant, long-lasting polish. The restorative offers optimal handling with a comprehensive shade and opacity selection. The distribution of its nano-filler particles is precisely controlled for anterior or posterior high definition composite restorations.

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