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Minimal Intervention – Maximum Effectiveness
Conservative Excavation of Caries
In the days of GV Black dentistry, the watch and wait approach actually had a tremendous amount of merit. Clinicians, at times, were able to diagnose caries at an early stage; however preparation form for amalgam restorations did not lend themselves to conservative dentistry. Even if caries were diagnosed at an early stage, a significant amount of tooth structure would need to be removed, simply to retain these restorations. Over the last decade, numerous technologies have come to market allowing practitioners to discover caries at the early stage, and the practitioner now has the ability to treat this disease through remineralization protocols or minimally invasive surgical intervention.
Gazelle Composite Polisher
Polishing Made Simple
Microcopy introduced a new sterilized polisher for nanocomposite, Gazelle®. Inspired by a gazelle’s agility and endurance, the exclusive Silatec process accomplishes both, producing a flexible polisher with durability. The shape retains its profile and polishes multiple teeth without breaking down. The Satin polisher is a workhorse for everyday restorations. Removing surface striations and defects, it polishes to a flawless satin sheen. The Hi-Gloss is used for the most demanding esthetic restoration. It quickly polishes the surface to a wet luster gloss. These polishers also eliminate the need for messy polishing paste. Gazelle is an economical single‐patient-use polisher designed for safety and convenience. Many polishers cannot be cleaned effectively because the silicone composition is damaged by heat from autoclaving. Gazelle solves this by sterilizing and individually packaging each polisher.
Occlusion can seem like a complex and confusing subject. Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs), centric relation, maximum intercuspation, working and nonworking interferences, canine guidance, disk displacement and parafunctional habits all affect the dentition, and related disturbances can interfere with patients’ masticatory systems. Dental professionals should have an understanding of tooth movement so they can effectively advise their patients and plan appropriate treatment.
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NeoDrys Celebrates 10th Anniversary
2015 marks 10 years of the best saliva absorbent on the market.
Kennesaw, Georgia, August 1, 2015—Microcopy, a leader in the design and development of innovative products for the dental industry, has been providing NeoDrys saliva absorbents to the dental market for over 10 years. Developed to assist dentists and dental hygienists in keeping a dry field when performing routine dental procedures, NeoDrys has become integral during routine procedures like fillings, crowns, cleanings and sealants.