Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ketac™ Nano Light-Curing Glass Ionomer Restorative

I saw this product at CDA and have been a Ketac user for years. MJ

A New, Innovative Delivery System for 3M™ ESPE™
Ketac™ Nano Light-Curing Glass Ionomer Restorative

Quick Mix Capsule offers fastest delivery of a glass ionomer on the market



ST. PAUL, Minn. – (May 14, 2010) – 3M ESPE announces the debut of its Ketac™ Nano Light-Curing Glass Ionomer Restorative in a unique delivery system—the Quick Mix Capsule. As the first paste-paste nano-ionomer in an auto-mixing, unit dose capsule, this innovative delivery system allows dental professionals to prepare Ketac Nano restorative in significantly fewer steps, making the process three times faster than triturated capsules. With only three steps needed to prepare the material for delivery and without the need for a triturator, the new Quick Mix Capsule offers considerable time-savings over all competitive glass ionomer products currently on the market.

Each Quick Mix capsule contains a convenient unit dose of Ketac Nano restorative’s two pastes. To prepare, dental professionals simply lift the nozzle on the capsule, insert it into an applier, and slowly syringe the product. The revolutionary Quick Mix Capsule mixes the two pastes inside the tip, and the material can be dispensed directly into the preparation. The need for hand mixing or triturating is eliminated, meaning less mess and cleanup, as well as fewer voids.

            The formula for the groundbreaking Ketac Nano restorative remains unchanged, maintaining its outstanding wear resistance, esthetics and polish, while offering high fluoride release similar to conventional and resin-modified glass ionomer restoratives. The product’s unique bonded nanofillers and nanocluster fillers, along with fluoraluminosilicate glass, give it better esthetics than traditional glass ionomers, but still provide glass ionomer benefits like fluoride release.

            “Ketac Nano restorative was the first nano-ionomer when it was originally introduced, and it is now the first paste-paste nano-ionomer in a revolutionary Quick Mix capsule,” said Rob Gochoel, marketing manager. “3M ESPE is proud to continue its pioneering development of products that simplify procedures for dental professionals and perform exceptionally for patients.”

For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com/KetacNano or call 1-800-634-2249.

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