Clean Up The Confusion with Ivoclean

 Ivoclean from Ivoclar Vivadent effectively cleans the bonding surfaces of prosthetic restorations after intraoral try-in. The paste is easy to use and can be universally applied.

During intraoral try-in, the contamination of restoration surfaces with saliva cannot be avoided. However, this contamination can pose a problem when the lab-fabricated restorations are adhesively cemented afterwards. Ivoclar Vivadent’s solution to this problem: Ivoclean, the universal cleaning paste that effectively cleans the bonding surfaces of prosthetic restorations after intraoral try-in. Consequently, it creates optimum prerequisites for the adhesive luting procedure.

Universal and easy-to-use
Ivoclean is suitable for all types of restorative materials: They include glass-ceramics, zirconium-oxide ceramics, aluminium-oxide ceramics, precious metal and base metal alloys as well as lab-fabricated composite restorations. Ivoclean is easy to use: Simply apply the cleaning paste to the bonding surface of the restoration, leave it to react for 20 seconds and then rinse it off thoroughly with water. Subsequently, dry the bonding surface with oil-free air.


Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill Clinical Case

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill features a polymerization booster, which enables 4-mm thick layers of the material to be cured in only ten seconds (for example with bluephase style). Additionally, it contains a shrinkage stress reliever which keeps shrinkage stress as low as possible during polymerization.  Due to the material’s excellent shade adaptation, high quality results can be achieved easily and efficiently.  

This is a case that was done yesterday using the Tetric EvoCeram Bulk by Ivoclar Vivadent. We really liked the handling of this material. Some of the dentist in the practice were using the Quixx by Dentsply Caulk and felt that the filling materials were too translucent. This was a beautiful material as you can see, much different than other brands.

Bulk and Sculpt!

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Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is an easily mouldable nano-hybrid composite suitable for the bulk filling technique. It allows a new level of efficiency to be achieved in posterior tooth restoration: one filling, one material, one increment.

Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill features a polymerization booster, which enables 4-mm thick layers of the material to be cured in only ten seconds (for example with bluephase style). Additionally, it contains a shrinkage stress reliever which keeps shrinkage stress as low as possible during polymerization.
Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill is available in the three universal shades IVA, IVB and IVW (for slightly reddish, slightly yellowish teeth and for deciduous teeth or light-coloured permanent dentition). Due to the material’s excellent shade adaptation, high quality results can be achieved easily and efficiently.

•Bulk filling of 4 mm – one filling, one material, one increment
•Very easy to contour, even under operatory light
•Smooth consistency and excellent adaptability
•Low shrinkage stress
•Natural shade blend

The One-Two (Three) Punch!

Although it has been on the market for several years, I want to start first by pointing out the exceptional design on the VivaPen.  ExciTE F in the VivaPen allows exceptional control with ideal chemistries in the material since it eliminates the problems with leaving the cap off or accidentally dispensing 10 drops instead of one.  While that isn’t an issue with something like water, we all know that the adhesive agents are some of the most expensive things per gallon on the planet – so the last thing we want to do is accidentally waste it!  With the VivaPen delivery of ExciTE F, the adhesive can be placed precisely where it is needed and massaged into the dentin or on the enamel, and it is assured to be fresh and delivered in a controlled fashion.  A perfect method of preparing the tooth for the adhesive process!

The next ‘punch’ is Variolink Veneer.  This is an exceptional material that has some unique advantages over other alternatives available.  To start, this material is designed to be used under veneers and so in aesthetic cases.  It goes without saying that it is only logical to use the material developed by the same company that designed the world leading veneer materials, Empress and e.Max.  in addition to the common sense involved, there is the issue of color instability in most conventional adhesive cements.

Every base/catalyst system has amines in it that creates this color instability – resulting in the material turning dark over the first few years after delivering the new smile.  Imagine the frustration of having a beautiful translucent porcelain restoring your smile to your ideal goal, only to have it turn dark under the veneers a couple

years later!  The solution is in an adhesive resin that is designed to be color stable and that would be a light cure only system.  Since the problem was in both the base and catalyst in the dual cure systems, it needed to be completely re-engineered.  Fortunately it also includes a fantastic advantage to boot!

In the Variolink Veneer system there is a range of choices, not based on color, but based on the value.  When delivering a smile it is very often the case that in looking at the smile in the mouth it is just a little too stark and lifeless or it needs a bit of a punch to add that spark or pizzazz the patient is looking for.  In either case, the Variolink Veneer has you covered.  It is offered in a +1, +2, and +3 value or a -1, -2, and -3 value as well as a neutral.  The effect this can have in warming up that smile that is a little too stark or adding that sparkle to that smile that is just a little bit short of what the patient wants.  If you deliver beautiful smiles to your patients, this belongs on your tray setup!

The third punch is the power of the bluephase light.  Cordless lights have been plagued with ergonomic issues and power issues and battery issues and have lacked versatility.  The bluephase has addressed all of those issues and is a dramatic improvement in curing over many of the lights available.  The power it delivers allows you to rapidly cure the restorative material and progress through the procedure with confidence that your resins are as completely cured as they can be!  The concerns about rapid curing being detrimental turn out to be clinically irrelevant and in direct resin placement, the current materials have addressed the shrinkage issue anyway.  When bonding through Empress or e.Max, the power and ergonomics of the bluephase light make it a clear choice winner!

If you aren’t already using these materials and products, you owe it to yourself and your patients to get your hands on them – you will be glad you did!

What a great time to be a dentist!

If you have any questions contact your local Oklahoma Ivoclar Vivadent representative, Nate Smith.

Best in Business,

Dr. Mark Duncan DDS, FAGD, DICOI, LVIF

In 2007 Dr. Duncan was invited to join the full time faculty at the Las Vegas Institute and has moved to Las Vegas where he teaches with the Institute and maintains a faculty practice. Together with the faculty at the Las Vegas Institute, he is involved in teaching advanced esthetic and occlusal concepts along with practice management concepts to students from around the world.

Pediatric Dental Solutions: Oral health management for children and adolescents

Healthy teeth and healthy gums are very important for the overall health of children and thus for their personal development.
The i-Kids program offers professional solutions for a customized oral health management for children and adolecents. The special program offers quality products and services which allow you to implement your treatment strategies successfully, efficiently and effectively in children and adolescents. The i-Kids product line comprises diagnostics, therapeutics, filling materials and oral care products for the different treatment requirements of your young patients.


  • The i-Kids program offers solutions for the special oral health care needs of young patients.


  • The products meet the specific requirements for the treatment of children and adolescents.
  • A coordinated product line composed of strong individual products
  • A positive experience for young patients

Benefits for the practice team

  • i-Kids helps you to make every dental visit a positive experience.
  • The program allows you to offer young patients successful, customized oral health management.
  • i-Kids supports you in establishing long-term relationships with the children and their parents.

CRT Bacteria

CRT Bacteria allows for the early detection of caries causing bacteria in children.  If at risk children are identified, preventive measures can be taken to prevent the onset of caries.

Proxyt-kidProxyt Tubes


The cleaning and polishing of teeth and restorations is essential in the prevention of caries and periodontal disease.  Proxyt is a prophy paste that allows gentle cleaning of young teeth, providing clean, smooth and long-term beautiful looking teeth.


Fluor Protector

In order to stay healthy, teeth need to be supplied with small amounts of fluoride throughout their lifetime.  Fluor protector provides children with an invisible, tasteless varnish that will continuously release fluoride to their teeth between visits.


Cervitec Plus

An innovative varnish which protects at-risk, exposed and sensitive tooth surfaces in children.  The proven combination of 1% chlorhexidine and 1% thymol firmly adheres to tooth surfaces, creating a shield of long lasting protection.



Pits and fissures present a high caries risk in children due to their complex shape.  Helioseal protects particularly susceptible areas by sealing them.  This smooth, impermeable layer, which tightly seals fissures, facilitates cleaning in young patients.


Compoglass F

Children with carious, deciduous teeth need fast and uncomplicated restorative treatment when they visit the dental office.  Compoglass F combines the benefits of glass ionomers and composites, while releasing fluoride to reduce the risk of secondary caries.  This makes Compoglass F the filling material of choice for children who have high carious risk.



When placing composite or compomer restorations in children, polishing is needed.  OptraPol achieves excellent polishing results in just one working step, without having to change instruments.  This provides smooth tooth surfaces and less plaque accumulation in less time.


OptraGate Junior

Children must be treated as quickly as possible, but quality is also important.  The innovative OptraGate Junior lip and cheek retractor makes the teeth and oral cavity easy to reach, ensuring faster and better quality treatment procedures.  The OptraGate Junior is latex free and painless, allowing unimpeded movement of the jaw, making it comfortable to wear during all treatment sessions.

The bluephase G2 top rating by CR

I am happy to inform you that the bluephase® G2 is the featured video on the ADA Online Buyer’s Guide for the Month of June. The video highlights the features of the bluephase® G2 as well as our top rating by CR. This is all just a continuation of all of the positive momentum we are seeing with our curing lights. The link to the video can be found below. Please let me know if you have any questions.