Clinician Urges Dental Professionals to Keep It Simple

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 06/14/2012
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MELVILLE, NEW YORK ? It takes a great deal of skill and technique to become a dental professional, so many of these professionals are used to having things a little complicated, but at least one clinician lecturing here recently advocated a more basic approach: ?keep it simple.?


Louis Kaufman, DDS, from Chicago, noted that in this era when patients want quick, easy, and affordable answers to their dental problems, it is important for clinicians to provide those options.  Dr. Kaufman noted that one such option is Snap-On Smile, from Denmat.

A lab-processed resin material that is custom-made for patients, this material slides over adjacent teeth providing aptients with an alternative to flippers. 

Dr. Kaufman noted that this option is also easy for the clinician, since fabrication involves taking impressions, the bite and shades, filling out a prescription, and then sending the impression to Denmat for processing.

Snap-On Smile is produced exclusively by DenMat?s LUMINEERS Smile Design Studio, an ISO 9001 certified laboratory offering a comprehensive range of superior esthetic and restorative services. 

A Patient and Clinician Favorite

Dr. Kaufman noted that patients enjoy this material because they can confidently eat with it in place.

He cited data that showed that this material is also a favorite among clinicians, where 87% of evaluators stated after using it that they would incorporate Snap-on Smile into their practice, and noted that the initial fit was very good. He cited key advantages, including the fact that Snap-On Smile applications can be used as esthetic provisionals for implant restorations, as a vehicle for increasing facial height (vertical dimension), as cosmetic removable partial dentures, and even as an interim smile enhancement.

?We are so scientifically trained that sometimes we overcomplicate our lives, ? Dr. Kaufman told the audience. ?We service a lot of great people, but one thing I found is that we have to keep our lives simple.?