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Defining the Digital Revolution

Defining the Digital Revolution

Defining the Digital Revolution

 

The Digital Revolution is truly upon us – and nothing defines this more than the True Definition Scanner from 3M Oral Care. Let’s take a closer look:

 

  • with a 99.7 per cent fit rate since launch, the True Definition scanner is one of the profession’s most accurate intraoral scanners[i]
  • through the use of video imaging technology,[ii] the True Definition scanner can replicate the entire dental anatomy with optimum accuracy[iii]

 

Combined, this means better diagnostics, better restorations and better results.

 

To take part in the Digital Revolution, contact the expert team at 3M Oral Care today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk

 

 

 

 

3M and True Definition are trademarks of the 3M Company. – NB to editors: this line must be included at end of editorial when published

 

 



[i] 3M Oral Care Internal Data: 99.84% fit rate. Claim 5640 (2016)

[ii] 3M Oral Care Internal Data: Unique video imaging technology (true definition). Claim 5371 (2012)

[iii] 3M Oral Care Internal Data: Replicate entire oral anatomy. Claim 5372 (2012)

 

 

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Listening, talking and networking:- Dentistry Show 2017

Listening, talking and networking:- Dentistry Show 2017

We enjoyed an extremely busy couple of days at the Dentistry Show on Friday and Saturday in Birmingham. This year we didn’t have a stand, so we did a lot of walking, talking and listening of course…...

A few initial thoughts and products that caught the eye:-

The Full Picture

In a room of a few thousand people, it always intrigues me the different impressions people get from the show. “Fantastic show”, “our stand has been so busy” “selling loads of gear” and then you move about 3 feet to the next stand and the reaction is totally different “waste of time”, “not as busy as last year” “this part of the room isn’t getting any footfall” so when stepping back and looking at the full picture, I reckon it is somewhere in the middle. The show was certainly busy but it is not for everyone.

Takeaway - it is not always about following the crowd. This kind of show works for some companies but not all.

Closer Still

Closer Still Media, have built an amazing business, which is demonstrated by the fact that the show attracts a huge number of exhibitors, speakers and visitors. As you will know from previous blogs, GDPUK have not always had the best experience at the Dentistry Show but we must say that it has a great spirit, atmosphere and 2 days seems a perfect amount of time.

Well done to all the Dentistry Show team and the wider Closer Still Media team which is now over 200 people strong. They obviously understand the formula to produce extremely successful events.

Internet of Things

Last year we reported on Oral-B’s move into connected toothbrushes and now Philips have followed with the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart which not only is incredibly smart with its matt black handle, black brush head and charge in glass technology, it also uses connected technology to inspire and motivate patients to take better care of their oral health. I believe it will be available to consumers in the next few months. Great to see dentistry leading the way in connected devices and improving oral-health at the same time.

Good to Great

“Good to Great” is a journey to greater business prosperity for dentists, which has been underpinned in the last 12 months by the introduction of SoE’s Customer Success Programme. (Software of Excellence). The Good to Great Challenge encourages dentists to think more clearly about how they can optimise their performance and maximise revenue and provides a vehicle by which dentists can track and follow the progress of likeminded dental practices. More information available here - http://www.g2gchallenge.com/ 

Will be interesting to see how many practices get involved in this challenge and what affect it has on their practice over the 12 months.

Social

The show is great for networking which is demonstrated by the thousands of people attending and the huge queues at the Starbucks just outside hall 5! I really enjoyed this element of the show, fantastic to catch up with so many people from all areas of the profession.

A few other mentions and thoughts

  • The Simply Health juice drinks were delicious and perfect after a few beers on the Friday evening. I am sure anyone who attended the Dental Awards or the Dental Circle party also found those drinks refreshing :)
  • Prem at Quick Straight Teeth certainly caught the eye but I know this has been covered elsewhere on social media :)
  • The dental industry certainly seemed positive overall, digital is growing. Innovation isn't always the quickest in dentistry compared to other sectors but some of the options and resources available to a dentist just starting their dental practice journey are endless.
  • The 3M intraoral mobile tablet scanner is extremely clever and could be excellent for interaction with your patient. Info here.

Thanks for reading and hopefully see you at the BDA Conference in a couple of weeks. Get in touch if you would like to meet up or need some advice on the best restaurants in Manchester.

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FEB
11

3M ESPE Filtek Bulk Fill “produces excellent results”

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Dr Phil Loughnane, owner of the Chipping Manor Dental Practice in Gloucestershire, has been very impressed with Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative from 3M ESPE.    

 

“I have been working with this bulk fill for three months now, and I think it is the best posterior composite I have ever used. 

 

“I have to commend how easy the material is to handle, and how quickly it can be used. I think the overall aesthetic result is particularly excellent.  

 

“I would unreservedly recommend Filtek Bulk Fill posterior restorative to others and have encouraged all of my associates to make use of it.” 

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.3Mespe.co.uk" www.3Mespe.co.uk

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09

Truly universal

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For a composite that provides superior polish retention for long lasting restorations, try Filtek Z500 Universal Composite from 3M ESPE.

 

Filtek Z500 will enable you to create precise restorations easily due to its shapable formula that adapts readily to cavities and margins. It also offers the benefit of a non-sticky consistency while holding its shape and resisting slump.

 

?????? ?500 composite can be used for direct anterior and posterior restorations, including occlusal surfaces, as well as indirect anterior and posterior restorations such as inlays, onlays and veneers. It is available in eight universal shades and one opaque, all of which match the VitaPan universal shade guide.

 

For a truly universal composite, try Filtek Z500 from 3M ESPE today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.3Mespe.co.uk" www.3Mespe.co.uk

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FEB
07

Invisible protection

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Clinpro white varnish with TCP contains fluoride, calcium and phosphate, components naturally found in saliva and necessary for maintaining strong teeth. 

 

The high levels of fluoride help to relieve hypersensitivity and because of the precise unit dosage you can be sure of the amount of fluoride you are providing.

 

The area for application needs only to be toothbrush clean, saving you vital time in surgery. Once applied, the varnish is virtually invisible on teeth.

 

To provide your patients with maximum protection but with minimum fuss, contact 3M ESPE to try Clinpro white varnish with TCP today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit  HYPERLINK "http://www.3Mespe.co.uk" www.3Mespe.co.uk

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JAN
14

Efficient impressions

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With one of the shortest intra-oral setting times on the market,[1] Imprint 4 VPS Impression Material from 3M ESPE will save you valuable time in the surgery.

 

This is due to the clever chemical reaction developed by 3M ESPE, which causes the material to quickly heat up to body temperature[2] after working time,[3] leading to accelerated setting.[4]

 

Imprint 4 still allows sufficient working time before setting, in order to ensure a stress-free procedure. The super hydrophilicity[5] also provides excellent flow for fine detail reproduction, which is essential for good impressions.

 

For detailed impressions that save you working time and remain stress free, try Imprint 4 VPS Impression Material from 3M ESPE today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk



[1] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Imprint 4 setting times, 2012. Claim number 5543

[2] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Imprint 4, temperature, 2013. Claim number 5656

[3] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Imprint 4 self-warming, 2013. Claim number 5657

[4] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Imprint 4 temperature, 2013. Claim number 5650

[5] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Imprint 4 hydrophilicity, 2013. Claim number 5651

 

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JAN
03

Naturally beautiful

Naturally beautiful

To create natural-looking and strong restorations in order to achieve the beautiful smile patients desire, you need products that you can rely on.

 

Filtek Supreme XTE universal restorative from 3M ESPE incorporates enhanced ease of use and clinical performance.[i] Utilising unique nanofiller technology, it achieves the polishability and polish retention typical of a microfill and provides excellent handling, strength and wear properties needed for universal indications.[ii]

 

Filtek Supreme XTE universal restorative is available in 36 shades and opacities meaning you will always be able to provide a suitable aesthetic match for your patients.[iii] Contact the team at 3M ESPE today to find out how Filtek Supreme XTE universal restorative can benefit your practice.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk



[i] 3M ESPE Internal Date, Filtek Supreme XTE, Clinical results, 2009. Claim no 4303

[ii] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Supreme XTE, Technology, 2009. Claim no 4097

[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Supreme XTE Esthetics, 2009. Claim no 4188

 

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DEC
03

“A superior impression material”

A superior impression material

“Currently, I use Impregum Penta for all my indirect restorations and implant work: it is a superior impression material,” says Dr Adyl Asani, principal dentist at TwentyOne Dental in Hove.

 

“I have used a variety of other impression materials over the course of my career, though none of these have provided me with the stability, accuracy and level of detail that Impregum has.

 

“Its ideal flow properties also reproduce the most minor details in my preparations and I avoid drags and airblows. This means I can ensure that the first impression is the last.

 

“I have no hesitation in recommending Impregum Penta impression material to other practitioners who are looking to provide their patients with the best possible indirect restorations.”

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk

 

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DEC
01

Truly universal - Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative

Truly universal - Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative

For a restorative that is suitable for everyday dentistry, try Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative from 3M ESPE.

 

Filtek Z500 has a multitude of benefits including good radiopacity[i] and light stability,[ii] high flexural strength,[iii] and low shrinkage.[iv] All of these factors add up to simple handling and durability, which is essential in the dental setting.

 

Not only that, Filtek Z500 Universal Restorative is available in eight universal and one opaque shade, so you can create beautiful restorations. The combination of this, along with the excellent polish retention,[v] makes Filtek Z500 your go-to product for aesthetic restorations.  

 

For a truly universal restorative, try Filtek Z500 from 3M ESPE today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk



[i] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 radiopacity, 2010. Claim no 4441

[ii] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 light stability, 2010. Claim no 4442

[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 flexural strength, 2010. Claim no 4430

[iv] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 shrinkage, 2010. Claim no 4433

[v] 3M ESPE Internal Data, Filtek Z500 polish retention, 2010. Claim no 4427

 

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NOV
26

Preventive and protective - 3M Espe

Preventive and protective - 3M Espe

Adopting preventive measures in your practice is essential to help patients achieve optimum oral health. Fissure sealants can be particularly beneficial, especially in young children who require extra protection against caries.[i]

 

Clinpro Fissure Sealant from 3M ESPE can provide this vital protection[ii] while offering you a convenient direct delivery syringe for simple application. Not only that, the low viscosity allows it to flow easily into pits and fissures.

 

Clinpro Fissure sealant also utilises  colour change technology to allow for easy placement.[iii] Clinpro Fissure sealant isPink when applied and changes to an opaque white once exposed to light, leaving a layor of invisible protection.

 

For a truly preventive and protective solution try Clinpro Fissure Sealant from 3M ESPE today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk



[i] Weintraub, J (2001). Pit and Fissure Sealants in High Caries Risk Individuals. Journal of Dental Education. 65(10). p.84-90

[ii] 3M ESPE Internal Data. Caries Protectionm, 2011. Claim Number 4792

[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data. First sealant with smart colour-change technology, 2001. Claim number 1297

 

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NOV
02

Unmissable Deals With Wrights

Unmissable Deals With Wrights

Not to be missed this November – amazing savings on industry-leading brands such as 3M ESPE Dental, Dentsply, NSK, Voco and more.

 

As well as exclusive promotions on quality products such as Alkazyme and UltraWipes Expert from Alkapharm and Alveogyl and Endocal from Septodont, other top packages in the Wrights seasonal flyer include:

 

  • Buy four K3™ or K3XF Files from Kerr and get one free
  • Buy two get one free on Maxcem Elite from Kerr
  • Buy three packs of xantasil® from Heraeus Kulzer and get preVision® Temp A2 completely free of charge

 

With a highly experienced and dedicated team delivering exceptional customer service, it is no wonder that more dental professionals are turning to Wrights as their first choice dental supplier.

 

To find out what you are missing and for a full list of products and promotions available, contact the team today – you will experience customer service like never before.

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

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SEP
28

Not to be missed – October offers from Wrights | Closing date 31st October

Not to be missed – October offers from Wrights

Ending 31st October, the latest flyers from Wrights have countless special offers, deals and promotions available to you right now. With top products at your fingertips, you’re sure to find exactly what you are looking for. At such a steal you might even come away with more!

 

From ‘buy three get one free’ offers on numerous 3M ESPE products including Filtek Supreme XTE, Imprint 4 and Filtek Bulk Fill to 40% savings on the Cavitron THINsert from DENTSPLY and up to 37% savings on Kerr products such as SonicFill2 Refills, there are great offers available from your favourite brands.

Because Wrights understands your every need, this October there are also exclusive deals on dental pharmaceutical supplies including:

  • Over 30% saving on Septoject Original single use dental needles
  • Up to 40% saving on Xylonor Spray
  • Over 40% saving on Endocal

For your flyer and a full list of offers, contact Wrights today.

 

For more information contact Wrights on 0800 66 88 99 or visit the easy to navigate website www.wright-cottrell.co.uk

 

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AUG
12

Discover more with 3M ESPE at the BDIA Dental Showcase

Discover more with 3M ESPE at the BDIA Dental Showcase

With a wide range of dental products available, be sure to visit the 3M ESPE team on stand J45 at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase.

 

  • Discover the highly recommended[i] Filtek Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative
  • Learn more about the consistently accurate[ii] True Definition Scanner
  • Achieve natural shades[iii] with the easy to polish[iv] Filtek Supreme XTE Universal Nano Composite
  • Care for your patients with Xylestesin solution for injection, with 2% lidocaine, indicated for routine-type dental interventions.

 

To discover more about these innovative solutions and many more, make sure to visit the 3M ESPE team at the BDIA Dental Showcase 2015.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk

 


[i] 3M ESPE Internal Data: Filtek Bulk Fill, Recommended by over 90% of dentists, Claim 6114 – 2014

[ii] 3M ESPE Internal Data: True Definition Scanner is more accurate, Claim 05514

[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data: Filtek Supreme, Aesthetics, Claim 4188 – 2014

[iv] 3M ESPE Internal Data: Filtek Supreme, Ease of Use, Claim 4224 - 2014

 

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JUL
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Keep decay at bay with the Clinpro Sealant from 3M ESPE

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Fissure sealants are a great way of reducing dental decay,[i] especially in high-risk children.[ii]

Clinpro Sealant from 3M ESPE is the first fissure sealant to feature colour changing technology,[iii] designed to make your life easy when it comes to application. Using the direct delivery syringe for simple application, Clinpro sealant is pink until exposed to light when its turns opaque white.

Clinpro sealant also contains and releases fluoride and is proven to deliver the long-lasting protection against caries[iv] that applying fissure sealants have been shown to deliver.[v]

Keep decay at bay with Clinpro sealant from 3M ESPE.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk

3M, ESPE and Clinpro are trademarks of the 3M Company.



[i] American Dental Association, 2005 (Fluoridation Facts)

[ii] Weintraub, J (2001). Pit and Fissure Sealants in High Caries Risk Individuals. Journal of Dental Education. 65(10). p.84-90

[iii] 3M ESPE Internal Data. First sealant with smart colour-change technology. Claim number 1297, 2001

[iv] 3M ESPE Internal Data. Caries Protection. Claim Number 4792, 2011

[v] Going RE, Loesche WJ Grainger Da, Sted SA (1979) The viability of micro organisms in carious lesions five years after covering with a fissure sealant. JADA (97) p.455-462.

 

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Making an excellent impression

3M Espe Impregum Pente

 

Dr Adyl Asani, principal dentist at TwentyOne Dental Clinic in Hove, has been using Impregum Impression Materials from 3M ESPE for over 15 years. “As far as I am concerned, it is the most superior impression material on the market,” he says. “I use it for all my indirect restorations and implant work.

“Currently, I am using Impregum Penta because I feel it reproduces the detail I need in my indirect preparations most accurately. Of course, I have used a variety of other impression materials over the course of my career, though none have provided me with the stability, accuracy and level of detail that Impregum has.

“It has ideal flow properties which means I can ensure the first impression I take is the only one I need. The flowability reproduces even the most minor details and the hydrophilic properties exhibited by Impregum guarantee excellent accuracy every time. In addition, I don’t experience drags or airblows in my impressions.”

Dr Asani uses the Pentamix Automatic Mixing Unit from 3M ESPE to ensure an efficient process. “It allows ease of mixing and handling,” he says. “Messy hand-mixing is now something from a bygone age.

“While the setting time of the Impregum is slightly longer than others, my patients readily accept that if I am to give them extremely accurate and stable restorations, a couple of extra minutes in their mouth is insignificant.

“I would have no hesitation in recommending Impregum to other practitioners if they are looking to provide their patients with the best possible accuracy and marginal fit of their indirect restorations.”

Discover the qualities of Impregum Penta Impression Material and the Pentamix Automatic Mixing Unit from 3M ESPE for yourself today.

 

For more information, call 0845 602 5094 or visit www.3Mespe.co.uk

 

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