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YORK, PA (USA)/SALZBURG (AUSTRIA), February 29, 2016 – Dentsply Sirona Inc. (NASDAQ: XRAY) today announced that it has successfully completed the merger of equals between DENTSPLY International Inc. (“Dentsply”) and Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. (“Sirona”). The merger of DENTSPLY, the market leader in dental consumables and Sirona, the market leader in dental technology and equipment, creates the world’s largest and most diversified manufacturer of professional...
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Tight marginal seal and absence of microleakage are two of the main factors that help to determine the success and longevity of restored teeth.  When microleakage does occur, a patient is at risk of developing secondary caries, pulp inflammation, post-operative sensitivity and marginal discolouration - all of which impact the longevity of the restoration.   In recent years, the increased demand for aesthetic posterior restorations has resulted in the replacement of amalgams with...
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Win 110 compula tips of SDR with the SDR Golden Tin Competition  How do you use yours? DENTSPLY has been celebrating the fifth birthday of SDR® with the availability of the 5 year Anniversary Pack which contains the special edition golden SDR tin.  At DENTSPLY, we’ve been finding various ways of using the tin; including for the storage of our favourite sweets and to help tidy away stationery. We would like to know how you are using your special edition tin, both inside...
  8-year data proves the longevity and reliability of ceram.x one restorations Two clinical studies from Sweden and Italy demonstrate that the nanoceramic restorative filling material ceram.x one is exceptionally high performing. In both prospective studies, ceram.x one was evaluated in class II and class V restorations respectively over a period of eight years. The studies examined retention rates, marginal integrity, anatomical form, colour retention,...
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Clinical Case: Smart Restoration following Endodontics, Dr John Rhodes   In this clinical case study, Dr John Rhodes, owner of The Endodontic Practice (Dorset,UK) explores the importance of coronal sealing, SDR® (Smart Dentin Replacement) and new restoration techniques which are paving the future for endodontic practices everywhere. Adequate coronal seal following endodontic treatment is imperative. A good root filling and good restoration providing...
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Dentists across the globe have come to appreciate the sectional matrix system, Palodent® Plus as a reliable and stress-free partner for class II restorations. Palodent Plus will be marketed under its new name, Palodent® V3. Palodent V3 will continue to provide all of the familiar features and benefits of Palodent Plus: • Tight and predictable contacts • Tight gingival seal • Reduced flash and finishing • Easy-to-use system • Availability of EZ Coat...
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Advantages of using SDR® in Paediatric Dentistry Dr Vicky Ehlers, Mainz, Germany Bulk fill materials have been developed to facilitate the fast and reliable placement of a dental restoration with a single layer of up to 4mm in thickness1,2,3. The flowable bulk fill material SDR (DENTSPLY), has been available since 2010 and has since been used across the globe in over 30 million indicated procedures4,5, including post endodontic restorations, core build up, pit and fissure sealing...
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Clinical case: Adhesive reconstructions from the root to the crown by Dr Enrico Cassai  Dr Cassai is an active member of the Italian Endodontic Society (SIE), the Italian Association of Dental Microscopy (AIOM) as well as Associate member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). At present, Dr. Cassai has a private dental practice and specialises in endodontics, microscopic surgery, and adhesive-aesthetic restorative dentistry. In...