SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its iBOND Total Etch bonding agent received a "4 1/2-plus" rating from THE DENTAL ADVISOR. The iBOND Total Etch bottle kit was evaluated by 27 consultants in 647 uses and received a very impressive 94% clinical rating.
Consultants commented on iBOND Total Etch's good wettability of tooth surfaces and low film thickness. They liked the one-coat application and low level of odor. One consultant volunteered that only one application was required, while another complimented the product for the absence of post-operative sensitivity. Importantly, 78% would switch to iBOND Total Etch and 96% would recommend it.
iBOND Total Etch is a light-cured, 5th generation etch-and-rinse bonding agent indicated for bonding of direct composite restorations, bonding of indirect restorations in combination with light-cured luting cements, and for sealing of hypersensitive areas of teeth. It contains nanofillers in an ethanol solvent and can be applied in one coat. Light curing time is 20 seconds. No refrigeration is required once the bottle is opened for first use.
"While we are gratified by this very flattering evaluation, we were certainly not surprised," said Heraeus Product Manager Amanda Holland. "Another highly respected independent product evaluation organization tested iBOND Total Etch head-to-head against the market leader and concluded that our product was clearly superior in bond strength to both dentin and enamel. We have always felt that iBOND Total Etch is the best etch-and-rinse bonding agent on the market, and these impressive independent testing results have only strengthened our conviction."
Founded in 1984 and inspired by Consumer Reports, the mission of THE DENTAL ADVISOR is to provide the dental profession with evidence-based and clinically relevant information on dental restorative products, infection control products and dental equipment. The products it tests are sent to a randomly selected group of 20 to 30 of its 250 Clinical Consultants. Each Clinical Consultant and his or her staff integrate the product into their daily routine, use the product regularly over a given period of time and then complete a comprehensive survey.
For more information on Heraeus or its products, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.
Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of euro 4.1 billion and precious metal trading revenues of euro 17.9 billion, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.
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