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(Caulk) are automix bis-acryl composites (similar to the earlier versions of Protemp) that go from a fluid directly to a rigid set. (Made by DMG Germany, sold in US by Formost Dental 201-894-5500 and Caulk).
Protemp II Garant
is the automix version of the newer version of
(ESPE). It is a bis-acryl composite with an intermediate rubber-like setting reaction prior to final set. Any of these materials can be added to any conventional composite.
Rubber Dam Clamps:
Diamond edges to increase retention: 116-8616 (partially erupted molars), 116-8632 & 116-8640 (premolars), 166-8533 & 166-8541 (molars), all made by Ash.
(Hygenic) contains a set of clamps that work nicely on almost all teeth. Other high-quality clamps are available.
Temporary Cement for Veneers:
catalyst-base (Vivadent) was one of the first resin temporary cements. It comes in a white shade.
(Kerr) comes in a clear shade and has very nice handling properties.
Temporary Crown Matrix Buttons
(Advantage Dental Products Inc., 810-391-1625 or 800-388-6319). Also available through Prodx Inc., P.O. Box 441, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, (253) 265-8624.
Mylar Strip Holder:
Strip Holder: regular (100-0025) or right angle (100-0079) (Henry Schein Co., 800-372-4346).
Grabit (Chameleon Dental Products, 800-359-7111; 913-281-5552). Sticky ended holders to assist in trying veneers and other restorations in the mouth. Some use double-sided tape. A number of useful products are available.
Posterior Composites: Ho 0.001" thin Tofflemire Matrix Bands, dead soft preferred, regular available when adjustment of proximal contour is not desired.
Composi-tight Sectional Matrix Retainer GDS and Composi-tight Sectional Matrix Retainer GDS (Garrison Dental Solutions, 1-888-437-0032).
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