Trying New Technologies Best Way to Enhance Your Practice
MELVILLE, NEW YORK - There are too many times when dental professionals become stuck in their old habits and ways of doing things, costing them precious time and money. However there are newer agents in the field that can make common procedures simpler and more cost effective.
In a presentation at the Updates in Contemporary Dentistry meeting, held here, Ron Kaminer, DDS, touched upon some simple, yet extremely effective dental techniques.
He stated that although metals have been the most commonly-used post-and-core materials, they are outdated. All of the common problems with metal post-and-cores, such as the composite buildup, the loosening and fracturing of post-and-cores, and the long waits for cement to set, can all be resolved with newer bonding agents. Combining these new agents with reinforced composite posts and newer technologies can quicken procedure times, and help the bottom line.
Dr. Kaminer discussed a reinforcement system called GrandTEC, from VOCO. GrandTEC can be used to splint the teeth before or after periodontal treatment, and will help stabilize teeth that are reinserted after traumatic removal. It can be used internally or externally to help close gaps with the use of resin teeth, he noted.
?I like products that fill a niche in dentistry, and although I don?t use it every single day, it has bailed me out of some tough procedures,? he noted.
The Laser Advantage
Kaminer also discussed lasers and the advantages that they provide.
Dr. Kaminer mentioned that although his talk was supported through commercial support from AMD Lasers, he uses many types and they all have advantages. He noted that diodes work well as an adjunct for scaling and root planing. Laser use reduces the presence of bacteria. As the inflammation is healed faster, so will the mouth.
Dr. Kaminer noted that although not every technology is for everybody, ?it is worth checking into what works best for you and your practice.?