April 04, 2023
Dental impression materials have evolved significantly over the years. In this article, we will discuss the different types of impression materials commonly used in dentistry, including polyvinyl siloxane, polyether, agar hydrocolloid, and alginate hydrocolloid, along with a brief history of their development.
Dental impression materials are an essential component of restorative dentistry. They are used to create an accurate replica of a patient's teeth and oral structures for the fabrication of dental restorations or prostheses.
The 3 Stages
There are three types of impression materials: preliminary, final, and bite registration.
Preliminary impressions are used to create a rough model of the teeth and oral structures for diagnosis and treatment planning.
April 03, 2023
Impression trays are an important part of dentistry and dental care.
These specialized tools are used to create a precise impression or mold of a patient’s teeth that is then used to create prosthetic devices such as crowns and bridges.
Impression trays are essential dental tools used to help dentists make accurate and precise impressions of teeth.
During a dental visit, impression trays are filled with a special impression material called alginate which is then inserted into the patient's mouth to capture the shape of their teeth and gums.
The material hardens quickly once it is inside the mouth, allowing for exact measurements and details to be captured.
March 31, 2023
Are you in charge of your dental office's supplies, but don't know how to stay on top of it, or on track while you're counting?
Are you new to the role and/or unsure of whether you might have missed something?
This article will go over all the basic necessities to maintain your dental office supplies at a sufficient level and give you some suggestions you might not have been aware of.
March 29, 2023
Masks are an important part of dental personal protective equipment (PPE).
With quality masks, you and your staff can reduce the spread of germs, bacteria, and other infectious particles present in patients’ mouths.
Masks are recommended by several protocols, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogens.
Dental workers need to be trained on how to keep infections under control and understand the role of disposable masks in disease prevention.
March 28, 2023
Sterilization pouches are a vital tool that help to ensure the safety of patients and staff.
These specialized pouches provide an extra layer of protection against infection by killing instrument germs and bacteria.
They provide a sterile environment that prevents cross-contamination, which can be potentially dangerous.
But how do sterilization pouches work?
Sterilization pouches use a combination of heat, humidity, and pressure to create an environment inside the pouch that eliminates microorganisms.
The pouch is constructed from solid paper and/or plastic material
March 24, 2023
This explanatory article on barriers is part of a series of articles that were created to help new office managers and patients understand the uses and best practices of barrier products for infection control.
March 07, 2023
What is a dental mirror? — Dental mirrors are also known as mouth mirrors or stomatoscopes, consisting of a mirror head and handle. They offer the ability to observe areas in the mouth otherwise impossible to see. Dental staff uses mirrors inside the oral cavity for indirect vision, retraction, light reflection, and transillumination.
The 3 Types Of Dental Mirrors
Not all dental mirrors are built the same, there are three main types used in the dental office and each one is designed for a specific and unique purpose.
Concave Surface Mirrors
- Magnified view
- Non-inverted single image
- Provides some illumination
February 15, 2023
The process of disinfecting is a two-step procedure. First, the surface must be cleaned to ensure all blood, debris, and waste is removed. Second, the surface is disinfected by applying a disinfectant and letting the chemicals activate for the noted contact time to kill all bacteria, viruses and possible fungi present.
February 14, 2023
Gloves are the most important part of any medical facility.
Why do dentists choose nitrile gloves? — Disposable nitrile gloves are part of the dental staff’s personal protection equipment (PPE) used when completing exams and procedures. They provide a barrier of protection to the skin, resistance from tears, and durability. Nitrile gloves are produced from hypoallergenic synthetic materials, making them a safe alternative for those with latex allergies.
Latex Gloves vs. Nitrile Gloves
In the past, disposable latex gloves were the standard gloves used in hospitals and dental offices in Canada. That changed several years ago as latex allergies became more common, and nitrile gloves became the alternative.
Latex gloves are
February 06, 2023
Everybody has questions about the products they use. Sometimes the right answers are complicated, sometimes simple.
In this article, we’ll answer all the questions you had about benzocaine, so if you’re not sure, now you will be.
This article is meant for everyone, but it’s mostly here to show dental professionals that, as manufacturers of benzocaine, we know all about benzocaine.
Skip to the end of this article to see a summary of all these questions.
What is benzocaine and how do you use it?
Benzocaine is a topical anesthetic commonly used in dentistry.
It works by temporarily numbing the area to which it is applied, making it useful for procedures such as filling cavities, perfo
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