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Latest Postcards Hit the Mail

GC America - GC Initial LiSi Press & GC Initial LiSi Porcelain Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

Our latest postcards are hitting the printers and will be in your mailboxes in the next few weeks! This edition boasts Buy 3 Get 1 Free deals on GC’s Initial LiSi Porcelain and Initial LiSi Press.

We also use the back side to feature our finest partner manufacturers as an appreciation for all of the great work they have done this year.

We are proud to bring your lab the discounts it needs on the products you use every day.

Our top quality postcards are produced by PrintingCenterUSA. 

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Investing and Pressing with GC’s LiSi Press and LiSi PressVest

GC Initial LiSi Promotions

As time goes on, more and more labs and techs are realizing that the new LiSi system is worlds above the competition.

The new combination of LiSi Press lithium disilicate as well as LiSi PressVest investment especially breaks the tradition of difficult and time consuming presses.

Learn more about the new product line from GC’s latest video release:

In this brief and informative video, technician Dane Barlow overviews the Initial LiSi Press System. Dane demonstrates investing and pressing ad well as pressing parameters.

It combines unparalleled strength and exceptional aesthetics. Best of all, it is faster to process, it is optimized to be used with GC Initial LiSi veneering ceramic, and leaves virtually no reaction layer making your laboratory more productive.

See the whole video here:

For a limited time, purchase any piece of the LiSi line to take advantage of the following promotions:

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GC Leads the LD Revolution & More: The Dorado Magazine vol2.2

Dorado Magazine vol2_2

In this edition of the Dorado Magazine, we dig into GC’s new LD alternative, take a look at their new investment, and explore Keystone’s clear dental partials.

Click here to read the Dorado Magazine vol2.2 

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No Reaction Layer, No Hydrofluoric Acid: GC’s New LiSi PressVest Investment

GC Initial LiSi PressVest

Tyler Laracuente, CA – In investment to investment comparisons, GC’s new LiSi PressVest investment 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.

Order GC’s new LiSi PressVest here!

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20% Off Preorders – GC Initial LiSi Press LD

GC Initial LiSi Press LD

For a limited time you can preorder GC Initial LiSi Press LD here for 20% off!


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.


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
  • Unparalleled aesthetics
  • Rich, warm, and bright colors with excellent fluorescence
  • Virtually no reaction layer when divested
  • Cleaner presses
  • 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

Preorder your GC Initial LiSi Press here. 

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High Shine Polishing w/ the Hatho ThermoPol Set

Thermopol Set

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.

Buy the ThermoPol set now through Dorado Dental Supply!

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New NADL Partnership – Earn 1/2 CDT Credit

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.

You can read the full article here:

JDT’s Stain & Glaze: Color Makeover Simplified

You can print the quiz and submit it to the NADL by mail, or visit their website at to earn your credits.

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Pressing Lithium Disilicate with GC LiSi Porcelain

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!

Buy GC Initial LiSi here!


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How to Shape Itsoclear Clasps

Keystone Itsoclear Clasps

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. 

Purchase Itsoclear clasps here. 

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Over 20% Off Itsoclear Clasps

ItsoClear Clasps

TYLER LARACUENTE, CA – For a limited time, Dorado Dental is offering more than 20% off of Keystone’s nylon Itsoclear clasp repair system.

Purchase Itsoclear Clasps now. 

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
  • Easy adaption
  • 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
  • Can create anterior clasp
  • Process takes under 4 minutes