Multimedia CE materials for impression taking unveiled

Nov. 15, 2005
New Heraeus Kulzer product designed to show dentists and dental auxiliaries how to take successfully accurate, detailed impressions.

Heraeus Kulzer Inc., the North American dental subsidiary of Hanau, Germany-based Heraeus Kulzer GmbH, recently introduced a new continuing education course entitled "Successful Impression Taking. First Time. Every Time."

Developed as a joint venture between Heraus Kulzer and the University of North Carolina, the CE book and accompanying CD-ROM are designed to show dentists and dental auxiliaries how to take accurate, detailed impressions each and every time.

The author, Mark L. Pitel, DMD, FAGD, FIADFE, provides valuable tips and techniques that can be easily incorporated into daily practice. "Impressions provide the foundation for so many aesthetic and restorative procedures," said Dr. Pitel. "These educational materials were designed to take the guesswork out of impression taking and ensure consistent, accurate results.

The list of contributing authors reads like a Who's Who of the dental industry and includes Russell A. Baer, DDS; Mitch A. Conditt, DDS, Stephen J. Chu, DMD, MSD, CDT and MDT; Lou Graham, DDS, David A. Little, DDS; Ronald D. Perry, DMD, MS, FACD, FAGD, FICD, FADI; and Edward J. Swift, Jr., DMD, MS.

"These leading clinicians were instrumental in the development of what we believe is the most comprehensive continuing education program on impression materials available," explained Dr. Pitel. "I can't thank them enough for their tireless support and valuable input."

For the practitioner, the book and the CD-ROM provide a simple and easy-to-use guide on a wealth of topics including:

*Financial Considerations -- A detailed look on how your income may be directly impacted by the quality of your impressions.

*Types of Impression Materials -- An informative overview of changes in impression materials, as well as types and uses of various materials.

*Tray Selection and Case Preparation -- a guide to proper tray selection and review of best practices in case preparation.

*Tissue Management -- A comprehensive review of homeostasis and retraction.

*Impression Techniques -- A step-by-step guide to taking impressions.

*Infection Control -- An important review of proper disinfection techniques for various material types.

*Troubleshooting -- A valuable look at common errors in impression taking, their causes and solutions.

The companion CD-ROM contains all the information included in the book, plus a considerable amount of supplemental material as well. For those desiring to obtain continuing education credit, there is even a written test which doctors can complete and earn 6 CE credit hours from the University of North Carolina. The test and mailing envelope also are included in hard copy form within the printed book.

"Successful Impression Taking. First Time. Every Time" can be ordered through participating Heraeus Kulzer dealers and distributors for the price of $49.99.

"No other manufacturer of impression materials offers such a valuable educational resource, commented Dr. Pitel. "These materials enable busy dentists to gain valuable experience at their convenience."

For more information about the product, contact your distributor or contact Heraeus Kulzer, Inc. at (800) 343-5336.