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We present for your downloading pleasure... our latest infographic – packed tight with as many facts and stats about curing lights that we could fit on one page.If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely aware that here at Kerr, we genuinely love science, technology and all the facts, figures and stats that come with them. Give us a dental-related subject and our thirst for knowledge is tough to quench.
We’ve been talking a great deal about curing lights lately (many thanks, by the way, to the many of you who took our opinion survey on the subject this summer. Surrounded as we were with facts, historical details and the survey data we’ve been collecting, it made a lot of sense to share this surplus of curing light related information with our loyal readers.
The First in an “Intermittent Series” of Dental Blogs We Can’t Live Without!
There’s blogs on healthy living, blogs on favorite sports teams, blogs on purchasing cars…and even blogs on how to blog. Dentally focused as we are, we’re here to talk teeth and the people who make them better – and call out some of our favorite blogs on the subject. There’s dental blogs that come and go, but here are five mainstays that we’ve grown to love and go back to regularly.
Still a relatively new technology
For most dentists it may seem strange to even consider practicing without a curing light, but in terms of dentistry, the curing light as a tool is still a relative newcomer.
In the early 1960s, the first light-curing dental composites were introduced in the market, which also led to the development of curing lights. In modern dentistry, dental composite resins, composite-based luting materials, adhesives and provisional restorative materials are all cured with the help of curing lights, which makes them one of the most-used products in the dental practice.
Dr. Bart Van Meerbeek, professor in biomaterial sciences at the conservative dentistry department of the Catholic University in Leuven, Belgium, is largely considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost experts on the science of bonding in dentistry, so new data and findings from him tend to resonate on a global level.
ORANGE, CA – September 5, 2012 – Kerr Corporation, a leading manufacturer of innovative dental restorative materials, has announced the launch of a new cementation system, NX3 XTR, comprised of NX3 Nexus Third Generation and OptiBond XTR. NX3 XTR combines the strengths and benefits of Kerr’s leading resin cement with its newest addition to the award-winning OptiBond family. The resulting benefits make the NX3 XTR system an optimum solution for cementing virtually any type of CAD/CAM restoration.
Resin composites have proven to be well suited for restoring minimally invasive primary cavities in posterior teeth without previous restoration. However, less evidence is currently available to establish their effectiveness in filling Class II cavities with proximal extension into dentin. The main concerns are the risk of secondary caries and extensive wear over time. View this clinical trial from Frankenberger R, Schulz M, Roggendorf MJ, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany; Holl S, Private Practice, Geislingen, Germany; Seitner T, Private Practice, Singen, Germany aimed to evaluate and compare the clinical performance over six months of two different types of resin-based restorative materials: the innovative bulk-fill resin dentall composite SonicFill™ and the conventionally layered resin dental composite Herculite™ Ultra.
Check out what Dr. Michael J. Scoles has to say about our NX3 Nexus Third Generation Dental Resin Cement and OptiBond XTR Dental Bonding Agent as seen in the September 2012 issue of Inside Dentistry.
Upon its release, OptiBond™ XTR filled the demand for a single, universal bonding agent that could be used for all direct and indirect applications. OptiBond XTR performs as promised, while delivering a host of other benefits in the process.We could sing the praises of this gold standard-setting product, but our customers are already doing that for us. Hear what clinicians are saying!In the meantime, read the full details about this convenient, versatile product — and put the simplicity of a true universal dental adhesive to work in your practice!
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