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Laboratory Catalogue
We are pleased to share with you the first edition of the DENTSPLY Laboratory Catalogue (MEA, CIS).  The Catalogue covers DENTSPLY's Laboratory product ranges for: Fixed Solutions Fixed Provisional Solutiions Removable Solutions It includes our well known range of products such as Ceramo®3 Porcelain, Multimat® furnaces, MEAlloy crown and bridge nickel-chrome alloy, Eclipse® prosthetic resin system and Triad visible light cure system - making it easier than ever...
Avoid coronal leakage
Retreatment of a failed endodontic procedure is timely and costly and if possible, a scenario to be avoided. Endodontic failures have been linked to poor coronal seals, because they result in coronal leakage within the root canal system following obturation. If the coronal portion of the tooth is not sealed with materials that bond to tooth structure and are resistant to dissolution by oral fluids, bacteria is able to leak into the apex of the tooth causing apical inflammation, a common cause...
Dynamics: Issue 21
Download the latest issue of DENTSPLY’s magazine, Dynamics. Articles covered in this issue: Clinical Guidelines for the Use of PROTAPER NEXT™ Instruments – Part 2 Part two of Peet J van der Vyver and Michael J Scianomblo’s discussion on the clinical guidelines for using PROTAPER NEXT instruments, featuring: The advantages of the PROTAPER NEXT file system. Case studies  covering the use of PROTAPER NEXT in complex and challenging endodontic cases: ‘S...
125 years of Maillefer
DENTSPLY Maillefer celebrates its 125th Jubilee. DENTSPLY Maillefer is considered as a world leader in the design, manufacturing and commercialisation of state-of-the-art dental instruments for the treatment of root canals. Founded in 1889, DENTSPLY Maillefer prides itself in having nearly 900 employees across 120 different fields of expertise. With three production sites in Ballaigues, Maillefer design and launch 2 to 3 new products each year as well as produce up to a million other products...
ProMix2 Mixing Machine
The award-winning, next-generation universal high speed capsule mixer, ProMix2 is now available from DENTSPLY. The machine comes with a high precision, microprocessor controlled timer providing consistent and accurate mixing, ensuring the optimal handling and clinical characteristics of mixed materials. The capsule mixer is designed for the mixing of any encapsulated dental restorative material. Some of its key features include: Simple to use. Consistent and accurate trituration...
SDR: High C-factor Cavity
Is there an ideal filling material for an access cavity post endodontic treatment? The configuration of these types of cavities is typically deep and if the surrounding tooth structure is still intact there will be a high C-factor (cavity configuration factor) due to the large surface area for the filling material to bond to. So does a high C-factor make a difference to what would be the ideal filling material? In short, yes. Polymerisation shrinkage stress builds up inside a cavity according...
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36 month clinical trial results for DENTSPLY’s SDR® from the University of Alabama and the University of Buffalo are now available. SDR is an innovative self-levelling bulk fill composite that gives outstanding results in record time. The core benefits include: 4mm in a single cast 40% quicker1 Low shrinkage stress   Further to the unique benefits of SDR, the clinical trial results support SDR as an excellent quality, durable filling material.   The initial...
Periapical Inflammation
Success. It’s something we all strive to achieve and it’s no different when we perform a root canal procedure.  So what is it that makes an endodontic procedure a success? It might come as a surprise, but success is not totally reliant on the quality of the root canal treatment itself, but also on how you protect your root canal post treatment – and that’s with a good quality apical seal and coronal restoration.   The most common cause of root canal failure is...