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  • Samantha Negraval

    One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. – J.R.R. Tolkien If you’re familiar with “The Lord of the Rings,” you may recall the One Ring has the ability to change sizes and adjust to the ring-bearer. If only a sectional matrix ring for Class II composite restorations could offer...

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  • Jason Schwartz

    As a result of the complexities involved with the placement of composite resin in the posterior dentition, developments in matrix system technology have emerged, such as improvements in matrix design and interdental separation techniques. These innovations have allowed the dentist to achieve the most advantageous proximal contact surfaces and...

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  • Julie Cullen

    So, I was checking out the matrix band evaluations conducted by Dental Product Shopper evaluators and started thinking about what the highest scoring matrix bands have in common. Here’s what I discovered is most important to clinicians: Ease of use, placement, and removal Band strength and stability Anatomical contour Tightness of contacts When...

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  • Marie

    Life is full of hard-working helpers who don’t get the credit they deserve: the digital video recorder that remembers to capture a favorite show when you forget it’s on, a sturdy phone case that prevents a smashed screen even after repeated drops and even the local barista who knows your order as soon as you walk in. It might be time to add...

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  • Allison Walker

    Sometimes a product name just strikes you as being perfectly descriptive of something. In this case it’s the process. Coform Matrix System from Directa Dental co-forms Class IV, and some tooth fractures, with you. You do it together! Coform matrices are preformed, transparent matrices made out of celluloid plastic that does not stick to...

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  • Julie Cullen

    CoForm from Direct Dental is a pretty nifty little product. It’s a pre-formed transparent matrix system that designed specifically to be used with Class IV composite restorations or when faced with a variety of tooth fractures. The technique is pretty simple. Fill the tooth preparation in layers like you would normally. Then, when you’re ready...

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