4-Step Guide to More Efficient Restorative Treatments
Any ways that can make direct restorative treatment an easier and more efficient process are always worth exploring.
Dentist Dr Petr Hajny has outlined his four keys to freeing up time, saving money and creating longer lasting restorations.
Invest in quality materials
The quality of the materials you use and your own style of working determines the durability of the restorations you place.
I like to use products from the Tetric line from Ivoclar for my direct restorative treatment needs because these materials lead to excellent long-lasting results.
As a user, I benefit from the excellent handling properties and treatment results that the high material and system quality offer.
Kent Express Tip – High quality products does not always mean high prices. Ivoclar restoratives, such as Tetric Prime, are often on special offer at discounted prices at Kent Express. Click here for the latest deals from Ivoclar.
Reduce chair time
Well-structured workflows and carefully conceived auxiliaries ensure that the work is done easily and delivers top results.
If the right strategies are employed, treatment times can be significantly reduced without having to make any compromises on quality. In my experience, the following products have been particularly effective:
Use a smarter curing light
Light curing is one of the major sources of error in direct restorative procedures.
The latest-generation Bluephase PowerCure and Bluephase G4 curing lights come with a built-in intelligent assistant designed to ensure the quality of the light-curing process: The light starts to vibrate if it detects a change in the angle or distance, automatically adjusts the exposure time if necessary or switches off to alert the user of the error.
High-gloss polishing is the final factor impacting on the surface finish, stability and aesthetics of a restoration. With the new OptraGloss polishers, it takes only two steps to achieve a high gloss.
Kent Express Tip – Monitoring the efficiency of your curing light is essential to consistent clinical performance and removing any doubts over light intensity output. Investing in a Radiometer can help erase these concerns. Click here for more information.
Use your resources wisely
In our day-to-day work, we are often faced with waste issues. Sometimes we do not even notice our mismanagement because not every kind of waste is obvious.
It is essential to know all the processes in the dental practice in detail to be able to identify any potential for a more efficient use of resources.
An effective way to cut material costs is to prevent expensive products from being thrown away, for instance, by aligning the inventory levels with the use-by dates of the materials.
The secret is in the careful use of resources, human and material.
Kent Express Tip – Be aware of the energy consumption levels of the equipment you use and consider how switching to more energy efficient alternatives could cut costs in the long run. Click here for ideas.