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Special Edition: Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill and Bluephase Style

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Schaan, Liechtenstein – 28 September 2012

Ivoclar Vivadent has published a new brochure which provides background information about the use of Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill and Bluephase Style and includes four case reports. Swiss dentist Dr Markus Lenhard is the author of the publication.

The publication is aimed at dentists interested in learning more about the scientific background behind Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill and Bluephase Style as well as their practical benefits. Its contents is divided into two sections: The first one contains scientific data about Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill und Bluephase Style and comparisons with competitive products. In the second section, Dr Markus Lenhard presents two cases involving typical carious lesions and gives an account of the fabrication of two large composite resin restorations. Finally, Dr Lenhard offers his personal views.

The bulk-fill composite
Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is a mouldable composite resin for the restoration of posterior teeth. It can be placed in increments of up to 4 mm using the bulk-filling technique. This is made possible by Ivocerin, the patented polymerization booster, which has been added to the standard initiator system. Ivocerin is many times more reactive than camphorquinone and Lucerin and allows enamel-like translucency to be achieved. Moreover, the fillings placed do not require a covering layer. Light-curing (at a light intensity of >1,000 mW/cm2) does not take more than 10 seconds.

The curing light
Bluephase Style is an ergonomic LED curing light featuring a light intensity of 1,100 mW/cm2. The battery-operated unit can either be held like a pen or a pistol: It features a well-balanced shape and is low in weight and thus reduces the strain on the hands and arms of operators, regardless of the size of their hand. Additionally, the angled tip of the light probe has been shortened, which makes it particularly user-friendly and convenient to work with – even in the difficult-to-reach molar region.

The title of the new publication, “Warning: highly addictive!”, alludes to the ease of use and efficiency offered by Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill and the Bluephase Style curing light. Dental professionals interested in the brochure can download it through www.ivoclarvivadent.com/lenhard_e free of charge. Both, an English and a German version is available.

Tetric EvoCeram® and Bluephase® are registered trademarks of Ivoclar Vivadent AG.