Tyler Laracuente, CA – In investment to investment comparisons, GC’s new LiSi PressVestinvestment might be the most game changing product they have ever released.
Currently, pressed ceramics leave behind reaction layers that form as a result of the reaction between the ceramic and softened glass. The removal of this reaction layer requires techs to use hydrofluoric acid, an unpleasant and now unnecessary part of the process.
GC LiSi PressVest does not require the use of hydrofluoric acid. In fact, it leaves behind almost no reaction layer.
Not only does LiSi PressVest eliminate the reaction layer (and the use of hydrofluoric acid), but it’s chemical properties also make it far easier to use than any investment on the market.
But the efficiency gains don’t stop there. The greatest of LiSi PressVest’s features is its time savings and flexibility.
The time to oven is flexible. You can get the same results anywhere from 20 minutes to 3 hours after pouring the investment into the ring. That means a window of opportunity of over 2.5 hours. Compare that to the fifteen minute window provided by the leading investments (30min-45min after pouring).
Working time is flexible. You can maintain the same high level of fluidity anywhere from 1 minute to 5 minutes after mixing. Compare this to the leading competitor, whose product loses fluidity in half that time. This means a longer working time and even wider windows of opportunity to truly get the process right.
Combine this with the ability to remove what little reaction layer exists with glass beads only. This means your workflow no longer needs steps requiring hydrofluoric acid nor alumina blasting. You simply press, divest, blast with glass beads, and finish. We estimate time savings of 15-20 minutes per press.
With GC LiSi PressVest, pressing ceramics becomes faster, more convenient, and more flexible. There are no compromises. Your lab gets the best of all worlds.
Dan Boskocevic, Alsip, IL – October 2016 – GC America Inc. introduces GC Initial™ LiSi Press, a revolutionary new pressable ceramic.
It combines unparalleled strength and exceptional aesthetics. Best of all, it is faster to process, its optimized to be used with GC Initial™ LiSi veneering ceramic, and leaves virtually no reaction layer making your laboratory more productive.
FINALLY! A LITHIUM DISILICATE CERAMIC WITH THE AESTHETICS AND STRENGTH TECHNICIANS DEMAND WITHOUT BEING LOW IN VALUE.
GC Initial LiSi Press is a new high strength lithium disilicate ingot from GC with HDM (High Density Micronization) technology. This proprietary new technology provides unsurpassed physical properties while obtaining the most aesthetic pressed ceramic option on the market today! This amazing new material from GC attributes these benefits to their new HDM technology. It utilizes equally dispersed lithium disilicate micro-crystals to fill the entire glass matrix, rather than using traditional larger size crystals that do not take full advantage of the entire matrix structure. As result, GC Initial LiSi Press combines the ultimate combination of strength and aesthetics making it perfectly suitable for all different types of dental restorations.
Most importantly, this technology allows the product to be very stable without distortion and drop in value, even after multiple firings. GC Initial LiSi Press is also perfectly optimized to be used with the already proven GC Initial LiSi veneering ceramic to provide your laboratory with the strongest, most user friendly, aesthetic, and stable option on the market today.
Product will be available to ship on or after November 14, 2016
Unsurpassed flexural strength (450 MPa) with HDM Technology
Rich, warm, and bright colors with excellent fluorescence
Virtually no reaction layer when divested
Low abrasion and wear resistant
Optimized to be used with the proven GC Initial LiSi veneering ceramic and GC Initial™ Lustre Pastes NF
Seamless learning curve
Lower chemical solubility than other leading brands
Material and color stability after repeated firing
TYLER LARACUENTE, CA – The Hatho ThermoPol set has stormed the market, making substantial improvements to the health and efficiency of high-shine polishing.
The set has been created specifically as a healthier alternative and also serves to prevent the overheating of dentures. Above all, the performance is much faster and cleaner, as there is no pumice used in the process and no loss of threads.
The Hatho Polistar Lintygrey prepolishing compound can be used as a healthy alternative to pumice. With the ThermoPol set, a high-gloss polish can be achieved, producing a fantastic high-gloss sheen.
View the video below to learn more about polishing with the Hatho ThermoPol set.
TYLER LARACUENTE, CA – Dorado is very proud to announce a new partnership with the NADL, allowing us to bring our audience high quality content and opportunities for CDT credits.
This month, we are happy to present to our readers the latest piece of educational content from the Journal of Dental Technology – Stain & Glaze: Color Makeover Simplified. This article is accompanied by a quiz that, upon completion, will award 1/2 CDT credit.
TYLER LARACUENTE, CA – GC Initial Lisi is the industry’s leading layering porcelain for Lithium Disilicate frameworks.
This Feldspar based ceramic has a crystal structure that results in more natural optical effects and a much higher stability. According to GC,
Thanks to the exact cross-matched coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE), its low firing temperature, and high stability during multiple firings, GC Initial LiSi ensures you safe and predictable processing of lithium disilicate frameworks.
GC Initial LiSi can be used in the individual layering and in the cut-back technique following the proven Initial ceramic concept; one shade system; one layering technique. If you want to go even further, full anatomical frameworks can be enhanced using the GC Initial IQ Lustre Pastes NF. The simplicity and easy handling of the GC Initial LiSi powders assure a short learning curve offering quick, aesthetic and economical results.
Even after eight firings at 750c with a very thin lithium disilicate there is no cracking and no loss in value:
Finally, a layering ceramic for lithium disilicate restorations with aesthetics that technicians demand!
Superior natural aesthetics that are specially designed and adapted to the light-dynamics of lithium disilicate frameworks
Low firing temperature and exact cross-matched coefficients of thermal expansion with high stability, even after multiple firings
Comprehensive shade and layering system
Simple handling and short learning curve
For a limited time buy 3 LiSi refills, get one free at Dorado Dental!
TYLER LARACUENTE, CA – Itsoclear clasps are designed to produce and repair a clasp in under four minutes. This speed of production is mainly due to the use of a heat source to make the Itsoclear thermoplastic nylon soft enough to mold by pliers or even by hand.
It is recommended that you use one of two sources to heat the nylon: a burner or a hot air gun.
In the case of the burner, you will use the flame to warm the plastic until it is easy to mold, but not so much that the plastic gets too hot or bubbles. Further heat can be applied to the pliers in order to mold the plastic. The following is a video demonstrating the technique:
In the case of the hot air gun, heat can be applied to the nylon throughout the process. It is still crucial to ensure that the nylon is not overheated and does not bubble or melt. The following video demonstrates this technique:
Regardless of the technique used, it is important to adapt the nylon according to the tooth by rewarming the pliers. After the clasp is formed around the tooth, begin to create retention by bending a loop at the opposite end of the clasp.
In the end if the clasp is bulky, use a rubber wheel to taper it and use a knife to scrape off the excess.
For a limited time, Dorado Dental is offering over 20% off Itsoclear clasps.
The following is an excerpt from a 2014 Keystone press release:
Itsoclear is a thermoplastic nylon material that is molded into a formed clasp. The product allows for repair of a clasp in less than 4 minutes with a cosmetic appeal unlike any other clasp on the market.
Itsoclear saves bench time while producing a higher quality dental aesthetic clasp that customers will appreciate. Because of its clear properties there’s no more noticeable metal clasps, instead there’s just a nearly invisible clear piece.
The clasp is also easy to work with. In fact, it takes less than a day to train anyone to do the job. Once the process is perfected, it takes less than 4 minutes to process, saving significant bench time to help yield more profits.
Other Itsoclear features:
Crystal clear, will not lose clarity
Non-abrasive, tooth bearing
Easily adjustable, dentists can even adjust chairside if needed
No injection machines or hand-held injectors required
Perfect for new partial dentures as well as repairs and replacing metal clasp
TYLER LARACUENTE, CA – The nature of denture base processing has been revolutionized by the advent of Keystone’s Tecnoflask microwavable muzzle.
Critics have been raving about the success of the new microwave denture curing technique, especially in combination with Keystone’s hallmark Diamond D® acrylic. One expert – Dennis Urban, CDT – whose full evaluation is outlined in his article: Efficiency and Accuracy in Denture Base Processing said of the Tecnoflask,
The Tecnoflask is a work horse. I use these flasks every day at our lab with peace of mind that every case is going to be a quality one. You can even cure metal partials, hybrid and bar cases with microwave technology. Another plus is that the acrylic is being cured from the inside out resulting in virtually no free monomer after curing. This is very important for patients who have a sensitivity to monomer.
The Tecnoflask makes for a cleaner and more enjoyable process than traditional press packing, injection, and pour acrylic alternatives. Get consistent, quality results that will surpass doctor and patient expectations by switching to Keystone’s Tecnoflask today.
For a limited time you can purchase Keystone’s Tecnoflask kit as well as their Diamond D® acrylic for up to 10% off through Dorado Dental.