Dental Products Report - February 2011 - (Page 42)
DENTSPLY Caulk’s SureFil SDR ﬂow
Catapult presents its review of this new material, based on feedback from evaluators nationwide.
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C O N S U LTA N T F O R T E C H N I C A L & S C I E N T I F I C A F FA I R S L O U G R A H A M , P R E S I D E N T O F C ATA P U LT, A N D D R . M A R K L AT TA , C ATA P U LT ’ S
SUREFIL SDR FLOW
Said to allow clinicians to place posterior composites up to 40% faster, SureFil SDR flow posterior bulk ⇒ll ⇑owable base allows for bulk placements up to 4 mm with a 20-second cure time for the universal shade (40 seconds for A1, A2 and A3). The material features stress absorption and optimal cavity adaptation with the added bene⇒t of bulk ⇒lling.
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ABOUT CATAPULT Catapult is an organization that consists of more than 50 clinicians spread throughout Canada and the United States. As a company, manufacturers pay a fee for their product to be evaluated and what we deliver are truthful, independent answers from surveys that we develop with them. We have had many products that have either had to be altered before hitting the market or simply never arrived because of our openly honest evaluations. In this way, Catapult assists the manufacturer to avoid potentially releasing a faulty product, or simply a product that needs re⇒nement. Lastly our clients are omnipresent in the industry, small to large, no favoritism, simply reviewing the latest products in our practices.
ureFil SDR ﬂow was evaluated last year, prior to its launch, and is now a product that has been tried by more than 18,000 dentists. So why has this product been so overwhelmingly used? The answer from a majority of our evaluators was that it oﬀers a simpliﬁed approach to Class I and Class II restorations while potentially enhancing long-term outcomes. Gone are the days of ﬁ lling a deep Class I or II box with the end result either being porosities on your X-ray, poor margins gingivally, or techniques that simply were time consuming with mediocre results. We all want easier and better results; it’s that simple. If you want to spend an hour building up a box obliquely with 4 layers as we were taught years ago, put this article down! In look ing at what makes SureFil SDRflow an advancement in adhesion dentistry, we have to look at the issues of shrinkage and stress. Visible light cure resin composites contain multifunctional, reactive molecules called monomers. As
these monomers link together to create large molecules called polymers, shrinkage occurs as the net volume decreases. The change in volume generates stress (called polymerization shrinkage stress) at the interface between the restorative material and the bonded wall of the cavity. This stress builds up very fast during light curing and may create many clinical problems such as: enamel fractures, cuspal movement, cracked cusps, potential enhanced post-op sensitivity, micro-leakage and other issues. Thus, the introduction of SureFil SDRﬂow from DENTSPLY Caulk into dentistry. The survey of evaluators showed that more than 90% of us use some type of “liner” underneath our composites and these include glass ionomers, resin ionomers and f lowable composites. Thus in this group, it was rare to have an evaluator do a moderately deep Class I or II with just a universal composite.
Findings from Catapult evaluators
75% felt the two most important beneﬁts of the product were the simplicity of the procedure along with the bulk ﬁlling capability of up to 4 mm. These attributes we believe in the “clinical dentistry world” are very valuable, because doctors prefer speed and simplicity without compromising quality. Though stress reduction and internal adaptation ranked far lower, they are essential to the overall message as to handling and handling properties. 87% rated the handling very good to excellent and the majority of the group really liked the delivery Compula Tips system. Approximately 80% preferred the handling to their current ﬂowable or rated it equal, again a very high percentage that approved of the handling.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dental Products Report - February 2011
Dental Products Report - February 2011
Table of Contents
From the Editor
Clicks & Picks
DENTSPLY Caulk’s SureFil SDR Flow
Keep Your Data Secure
Ivoclar Vivadent’s Multilink Automix
DENTSPLY Caulk’s TPH3
The CAD/CAM Chorus
Reducing Contamination in Your DUWLs.
The Mouth-Body Connection
Use Sonic Instruments
Create Class V Restorations
Create a Stable Temporary Restoration
Focus on Improved Impressions
All New Scheduler for Softdent
Demi Plus LED Curing Light System
Seeing Is Believing
Your Loupe Options
Products in Practice
Image Is Everything
Quolis 5000 Chair
Byte by Byte
Dental Products Report - February 2011