For pulp capping and lining, TheraCal LC is easy to use and simple to place.
A lifesaver.” That’s how a dentist with 35 years of experience described TheraCal LC. As one of 15 dentists who participated in this Dental Product Shopper evaluation, he went on to say, “I had given up on [another product], so I really had no alternative. I like the working time and ease of use of [TheraCal LC].”
Ease of Use
Manufacturer Description: TheraCal LC is easy to use. Four simple steps complete direct pulp capping. For indirect capping in deep preparations as well as placement as a liner in large preparations, placement can be completed in 3 easy steps.
Manufacturer Description: The TheraCal LC kit comes with 4 syringes (1 gram each). Material is delivered directly into the preparation and the thin needle allows for easy placement in deep preparations.
Properties and Viscosity
Manufacturer Description: The proprietary formulation of TheraCal LC allows for command set with light curing while at the same time maintaining ease of placement because of its thixotropic properties. In addition, the proprietary formulation ensures the material’s stability as a durable liner.
When asked to give their overall satisfaction rating for TheraCal LC, 80% rated it as excellent or very good. In addition, 93% said they would definitely or probably recommend it to their colleagues.
ADDITIONAL PRODUCT RESOURCES
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Key Opinion Leaders
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