Keep Patients Safe with Shofu Single-Use Solutions
Infection prevention has long been a top priority in dentistry, but the still-unfolding effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed practices to reevaluate and redefine what it means to treat patients safely. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “semi-critical” and “critical” dental products are ones that, respectively, are used intraorally or penetrate soft tissue and bone.1 These products typically carry the highest risk of infection, but, when replaced with single-use alternatives, the chances of patient-to-patient transmission are eliminated. When practices implement single-use products and delivery systems, not only can they achieve cost and material savings by cutting back on sterilization and reprocessing, they help ensure patient safety and peace of mind.2
As an industry leader with nearly a century of manufacturing experience, Shofu Dental Corporation has built its legacy on providing innovative, high-quality products to dental practices across the globe. Shofu knows the importance of prioritizing infection prevention in the dental setting, especially in these unprecedented times. Currently, Shofu offers many of its best products as single-use solutions, specifically designed to combat cross-contamination and keep your patients, and your practice, healthy and safe.
Shofu single-use solutions include:
Finishing and Polishing Systems
OneGloss® PS: A one-step polisher individually packaged to prevent cross-contamination. OneGloss PS can be applied with a firm pressure to remove composite and a soft pressure to achieve a “satin finish” polish.
Super-Snap® Singles: This award-winning disk polishing system is designed for use with all composite restoratives and comes individually packaged to maximize infection prevention. Super-Snap Singles are available in Standard (12mm) and Mini (8mm) sizes, with each kit containing one disk of each grit and a plastic mandrel.
BeautiBond®: A self-etch bonding agent available in a single-use delivery system, BeautiBond can be used with the “selective etch” technique for maximum functionality. The material features a dual-adhesive formula that ensures high bond strength to both dentin and enamel, regardless of preparation class or procedure.
Shofu Composites with Bioactive Giomer Technology
Available in unit-dose tips, Giomer Technology materials provide a sustained ion-release/recharge system that guards patient teeth against bacteria and secondary decay. This proven technology can also reportedly save practices up to 30% in material costs when compared to other brands. Single-use composites containing Giomer Technology include:
Beautifil® II: An award-winning, highly-versatile universal nanohybrid composite that delivers exceptionally smooth handling, natural, chameleon-like esthetics, and long-lasting durability. Indicated for class I–V restorations.
Beautifil® II LS: This premium universal restorative material combines the renowned qualities of the original Beautifil II with award-winning firm handling and added properties to minimize shrinkage and enhance restoration longevity.
Beautifil Flow Plus®: Ideally suited as a base, liner, or restorative for all classes, Beautifil Flow Plus brings together the convenient delivery of a flowable with the strength, durability, and esthetics of a hybrid composite.
Beautifil Flow Plus® X: Builds upon the successes of its predecessor by improving handling, placement, polishability, esthetics, and strength for an all-in-one base, liner, and restorative.
Beautifil-Bulk Flowable and Beautifil-Bulk Restorative: Shofu’s bioactive bulk restoratives are designed to deliver superior esthetics, minimize shrinkage stress, and offer complete polymerization at a 4mm depth of cure. Featuring self-leveling capabilities for easy adaptation in deep cavity preparations, Beautifil-Bulk Flowable is perfect for use as a base or liner in Class I and II posterior restorations. Beautifil-Bulk Restorative is a conventional packable composite and enables excellent condensability and sculptability making it optimal for posterior restorations including occlusal surfaces.
To learn more and order these and other safe, single-use solutions for your practice, visit Shofu’s website.