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.
He and his team at Catholic University recently conducted a clinical evaluation involving 240 Class V restorations, using OptiBond XTR and OptiBond FL.
For the evaluation, four clinicians, including Dr. Van Meerbeek, placed 240 Class V restorations in 50 patients, following a paired-tooth design. The number of restorations with OptiBond XTR was 121, and the number with OptiBond FL was 118. The restorations were evaluated the first time approximately one week after placement, a second time at three months, a third time at six months, and a fourth and final time at one year.
Color slides were used to evaluate the restorations preoperatively and at each postoperative stage.
The evaluation criteria were:
- Aesthetic properties
- Functional properties
- Biological properties
The involved teeth were upper and lower incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. The initial lesions included 193 untreated noncarious lesions, 44 old restorations without caries recurrence, and 3 old restorations with caries recurrence.
At the conclusion of the study (12 months post-op), the overall success rate for OptiBond XTR restorations was 97.5% while the success level for OptiBond FL was 94.8% being the gold standard in dental bonding. In short, OptiBond XTR and OptiBond FL are basically equivalent in terms of clinical effectiveness. Meanwhile, OptiBond XTR achieves excellent clinical results without the extra step of phosphoric acid etching.
If anyone thought that SonicFill sonic-activated, bulk fill dental composite was a direct restorative system that could only be used by the dentist – guess again! 37 states offer expanded function courses for dental assistants giving them the ability to place adhesives and composites
. We had the pleasure to interview Nichole Wright, BS based in Denver, Colorado – read her SonicFill story
that just posted to the Sept/Oct online issue of “Inside Dental Assisting”.
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.
“Our NX3 XTR kit blends the versatility of our NX3 resin cement with the adhesion superiority of our OptiBond XTR for a new standard in permanent cementation of all esthetic materials” said Leo Pranitis, Vice President of Global Marketing. “In one kit, the dentist may now enjoy effortless cement removal, superior color stability and high adhesion. Above all, NX3 XTR gives our customers and their patients the reliability and trusted performance of two of Kerr’s most proven products.”
Pranitis added that the new NX3 XTR kits are now ready for distribution and will be shipping to customers this month.
Kerr Corporation, manufactures, markets and sells premier dental consumables to dental professionals worldwide.
Kerr, Nexus and OptiBond are trademarks of Kerr Corporation.
Media: Interviews, illustrations and demos are available upon request. Please contact Paul Williams at 949/916-6880 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
SonicFill, sonic-activated, bulk fill dental composite has been included in Dentistry Today's Annual Top 100 Products for 2012. Each year, this award goes to products that show the greatest potential for improving productivity, efficiency, results and patient experience.
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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.
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