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New adhesive features two monomers

By Fred Michmershuizen, DTA
March 18, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, USA: BeautiBond is a seventh-generation adhesive developed by Shofu. According to the company, it contains two powerful monomers—one for the dentin and one for the enamel—that provides a powerful bond that is less than 5 microns thick. And to make things even better, it is easy to use and requires very few steps, the company told Dental Tribune America during the Chicago Midwinter Meeting.

BeautiBond is a seventh-generation adhesive developed by Shofu. According to the company, this new product contains two powerful monomers—one for the dentin and one for the enamel—that provides a powerful bond that is less than 5 microns thick. And to make things even better, it is easy to use and requires very few steps.

Just ask Howard S. Glazer, DDS, a general practitioner who has been using the new product for several months now at his practice in Fort Lee, NJ.

“I have been a seventh-generation user from the day they were introduced and have used every one on the market, and I am telling you — this one is hot, and it is getting hotter,” Glazer told Dental Tribune during an interview at the Midwinter Meeting. “It will definitely get people who have been hesitating to switch. In fact, it makes ‘the leap’ so much easier, and ‘the leap’ is in quotes because there is no leap really.”

Glazer said he likes BeautiBond because it incorporates two separate chemistries that bond to both the dentin and the enamel. He also likes the fact that it works with a very low micrometer thickness, leaving no gap of potential porosity for his patients. And another huge plus, Glazer said, is the ease of use the product offers. BeautiBond comes in a 'unit dose' size, and the package is designed in such a way that it will not tip over.

“There is no fumbling, no mixing, no shaking,” Glazer said. “Just look at the steps card—it is as easy as one, two, three.”

BeautiBond can be used with any composite resin on the market.

A curious practitioner who is always looking for increased efficiency, Glazer typically tests half a dozen or so new products every month.

“I want things that are faster, easier and better, not only for me, the doctor, but also for the ultimate end user—the patient,” he said. “After all, we’re in the smile business, so we like to keep everybody smiling.”

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