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Practical How To: 3M Fluoride Varnish

Dentistry encompasses various elements of dental and oral health. Oral healthcare professionals place a special emphasis on caries prevention as there are various protocols, diagnostic tools and medicaments that can be effective in preventing or arresting the decay process. At the same time, the abundance of information can also be overwhelming for patients and may contribute to confusion about the effectiveness or necessity of preventive care. This potential for confusion is highlighted in Jo-Anne Jones’ video discussion with her neighbour about the merits of fluoride treatment especially when delivered in the form of a varnish. In the following video, a panel of ...

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Practical How To: PROFLUORID VARNISH (PFV)

This post was created in collaboration with VOCO On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with “Practical How To” answers to clinical questions/dilemmas. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Profluorid Varnish (PFV) is a white transparent, great tasting 5% NaF varnish. It is indicated for desensitization as the varnish seals off dentinal tubules to relieve hypersensitivity. Additionally, as with other fluoride varnishes, ...

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Practical How To: ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE™ Composite

This post was prepared in collaboration with Pulpdent On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. In 2013, Pulpdent launched ACTIVA BioACTIVE-RESTORATIVE, the first esthetic, bioactive restorative material to infiltrate and integrate with tooth structure and mimic the physical and chemical properties of teeth. This bioactive material stimulates apatite-formation at ...

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Improve Your Bonds Durability with BAC

This post was prepared in collaboration with Bisco On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Etching the enamel and dentin surfaces is an important step in the placement of bonded restorations. However, evidence suggests that when etching the dentin surface, acid activates a group of proteolytic enzymes known as ...

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Practical How To: How can you effectively bond to dentin using a self-etching bonding agent?

This post was prepared in collaboration with Kuraray On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. When using a two-step product such as CLEARFIL SE PROTECT, the primer portion is a water-based solution with a mild acid. This etching solution is kinder to the tooth structure than the one ...

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Practical How To: Voco – Admira Fusion

This post was prepared in collaboration with VOCO On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Although today’s modern composites offer an esthetic tooth-like-restoration result for the short term, there is still room for improvement that benefit both dentists and patients, alike. Admira Fusion and its Nano-ORMOCER® (ORganically- MOdified CERamic) ...

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Practical How To: Tokuyama Shield Force Plus – Desensitizer

This post was prepared in collaboration with Tokuyama Dental America On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Dentinal hypersensitivity is a well-known issue and is frequently encountered in clinical practice. Some reports indicate it occurs in 15% to 20% of all dental patients. Most desensitizers on the market are ...

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Practical How To: Kuraray’s PANAVIA V5

This post was prepared in collaboration with Kuraray  On an experimental basis, we have asked a limited number of companies to provide us with practical “How To” answers to clinical questions. We were prompted to conduct this experiment when dental team members told us that they visit company websites and consult company representatives for practical clinical information. We look forward to receiving your feedback on this experiment. Practitioners have always faced the challenges associated with choosing a cement which offers both durability and esthetics. PANAVIA V5, the 5th version of cement in the PANAVIA family, is a true dual-cure, fluoride-releasing, color-stable, esthetic, universal ...

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