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Many of Kuraray Noritake Dental’s products are designed for universal application, with the goal of making dentistry simpler and more efficient. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)

The universal trend in dentistry

By Kuraray Noritake Dental
July 01, 2020

Dentistry is currently experiencing an interesting evolution. While dentists are becoming increasingly specialised, the demand for products that can be used for all indications continues to grow. These systems and materials are part of a universal trend in dentistry—a trend that Kuraray Noritake Dental is extremely well suited to accommodate.

Advancing adhesive dentistry

CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)

As the technology has developed, dental adhesives have progressed from no-etching to total-etching and then self-etching systems. In 1978, Kuraray Noritake Dental introduced CLEARFIL BOND SYSTEM-F, the world’s first total-etching adhesive system. More than four decades later, the company is still setting standards with CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick, a one-step dental bonding agent that can be used in total-etching, self-etching and selective-etching modes.

Combining Kuraray’s original MDP monomer with hydrophilic amide monomers, CLEARFIL Universal Bond Quick is designed to be less technique-sensitive than other one-step solutions and has been proved scientifically to deliver stronger, more stable bonds.

PANAVIA SA Cement Universal. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)

It is not just bonding agents that are becoming universally applicable either. A dental cement like Kuraray Noritake’s PANAVIA SA Cement Universal builds upon the success of previous generations of PANAVIA to deliver optimal bonding to dental tissue as well as to metal and zirconia materials. This self-adhesive resin cement always requires the same procedure, even when bonding porcelain, lithium disilicate and composites, without the need for a primer. The reason? It’s the addition of a unique long carbon chain silane.

Universal composites and cleaners

CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES Flow. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)

The silane technology behind PANAVIA SA Cement Universal can also be found in CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES Flow, a universal flowable composite suitable for all cavity classes. Its small, durable filler particles help to ensure excellent flexural and mechanical strength, while special cluster fillers provide a light diffusion effect similar to that of natural teeth. Creating aesthetically natural and reliable restorations is easier than ever with CLEARFIL MAJESTY ES Flow.

The KATANA Cleaner. (Image: Kuraray Noritake Dental)

And when considering Kuraray Noritake’s forays into universal solutions, let us not forget the new KATANA Cleaner, a non-abrasive cleaner that, unlike other options on the market, can be used both intra- and extra-orally. Backed by extensive scientific research, the KATANA Cleaner comes with a single-handed delivery cap and an extremely straightforward method of application: simply apply with a rubbing motion for at least 10 seconds, rinse with water and air-dry before cementation.

Making dentistry more streamlined

The modern dental practice is often multidisciplinary in its nature, which can result in the need to store many more products than there might be space for. Through these universal products and others, Kuraray Noritake is aiming to make dentistry simpler and more efficient.

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