Check out Ivoclar Vivadent’s Bluephase Style
Ergonomic and stylish, the Bluephase Style is a wireless LED curing light that Dr. Josh Austin highly recommends to his peers. Find out why in this article.
In my practice, and probably in yours as well, so much relies on bonding. If you can’t cure well, you can’t bond well. Posterior bulk-fill composites have become common in my practice, as they probably have in the practices of most other restorative dentists. But without adequate curing power, bulk-fill posterior composites are doomed to fail. In my opinion, that makes the curing light the most important piece of equipment in today’s restorative dental office. It is oftentimes the piece of equipment that we take most for granted.
When was the last time you checked the output power on your curing light? For a vast number of dentists, the answer is never. I was once that way. But one day on a whim I finally decided to check my curing light. It was putting out a quarter of the power it should. Apparently my assistant had dropped and broken the light guide and glued it back together without telling me. At that output, there was no way it was curing the composites I placed. I replaced that light with an Ivoclar Vivadent Bluephase Style curing light, and I’ve been extremely happy ever since.
Ergonomic and stylish, the Bluephase Style is a wireless LED curing light with a broad wavelength of light emission that has been designed to cure a majority of the light-cured materials in use today. Most LED lights have a narrower spectrum of wavelength, but the Bluephase Style has a halogen-like spectrum (385 nm to 515 nm). In addition to its broad spectrum, it has plenty of power. With a light intensity between 1000 mW/cm2 and 1200 mW/cm2 and a 10 mm light guide that focuses the light on the tooth, it can cure deeply and quickly. The battery is solid and holds a charge for a long time. If by chance your battery runs out, the Bluephase Style can quickly be converted into a wired light so that you aren’t left with a dead curing light. What an awesome feature!
The Bluephase Style has become my favorite curing light. It has the broad-spectrum wavelength and power I need, all in a cool, stylish package that is a joy to use!
Home run for Ivoclar on the Bluephase Style curing light!
Dr. Josh Austin is the product editor for Dental Economics and the new Product Navigator e-newsletter.