Genesis Amalgam Capsules
The Pelican Group
Genesis Amalgam Capsules
Genesis Amalgam Capsules combine innovative delivery, excellent handling characteristics, and a high compressive strength for high-quality, durable restorations.
When asked what he liked most about The Pelican Group's Genesis Amalgam Capsules, a West Virginia dentist in practice for 33 years described the material as 'smooth, malleable, and easy to carve and polish.'
Genesis is a fast and easy-to-use self-activating amalgam capsule in non-gamma-2 alloy. The delivery system maximizes ease of use and the material's high compressive strength can produce tough and lasting restorations. Genesis Amalgam Capsules are available in 3 spill sizes (1 spill, 2 spill, and 3 spill) in quantities of 50 or in bulk packs of 500.
The 9 dentists who participated in this Dental Product Shopper evaluation of Genesis Amalgam Capsules rated features such as effectiveness, handling, and ease of use.
Manufacturer Description: Because of the material's high compressive strength, use of Genesis Amalgam Capsules ensures a tough and durable restoration while also reducing the risk of fracturing.
Evaluator Feedback: Five evaluators rated effectiveness as excellent and the remaining 4 evaluators rated it as very good or good. '[It is] really good amalgam,' said a California dentist who noted he would definitely purchase the product and recommend it to colleagues. 'The product delivered as expected,' reported a New York dentist in practice for 26 years.
Manufacturer Description: Ease of handling is maximized by Genesis Amalgam Capsule's firm condensation resistance and smooth finishing characteristics.
Evaluator Feedback: Handling was rated as excellent, very good, or good by 7 of the 9 evaluators, with most (5) rating it as excellent. When asked what they liked most about the Genesis Amalgam Capsules, evaluators responded with comments such as, 'plasticity,' 'nice surface, good carving, easy to use,' and 'smooth, easy-carving, and good working time.' A California dentist in practice for 28 years noted, 'the amalgam seems [to be] of good quality overall and handles as well as other brands I have used." A dentist who gave the product an overall rating of excellent said, '[It] mixed nicely. No no-mixes,' and another evaluator, in practice for 32 years, reported, 'The amalgam carved well and set in a reasonable time, and the alloy seemed to pack well in the preps.'
When asked what he'd like to see improved, one evaluator noted that, 'At times, the material had somewhat of a sticky consistency when loading the amalgam carrier' and another, who said it 'mixes well,' noted that it was 'too soft at delivery.'
Ease of Use
Manufacturer Description: An innovative delivery system combined with user-friendly handling enhance the overall ease of use of Genesis Amalgam Capsules.
Evaluator Feedback: Both ease of use and delivery were rated as excellent, very good, or good by all 9 evaluators, with comments such as '[It] sets fast, easy to use,' and, 'The means of dispensing was very appealing.' Suggestions for potential improvements included a shorter mixing time and inclusion of instructions with titration times.
Eight of the 9 evaluators rated their overall satisfaction with Genesis Amalgam Capsules as excellent, very good, or good. 'The ease of material use and the effortless placement into the cavity preparation merge to take the stress out of a facet of the art and science of dentistry; namely, amalgam utilization,' noted a Pennsylvania dentist who called Genesis Amalgam Capsules much better than similar products and gave it an overall rating of excellent.