3M ESPE receives Silver Medical Design Excellence Award

July 12, 2005
Clicker Dispenser for RelyX Luting Plus Cement is recognized by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

3M ESPE has received the silver 2005 Medical Design Excellence Award for the innovative design of the Clicker™ Dispenser for RelyX™ Luting Plus Cement.

The eighth annual awards program, supported by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, recognizes product innovation, design and engineering excellence, end-user benefit and cost-effectiveness in manufacturing and health-care delivery.

Canon Communications LLC, publisher of Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine and trade show producer, presented the award to 3M ESPE at the Medical Design & Manufacturing East 2005 Conference and Exposition in New York City on June 21.

The Clicker dispenser, recognized in the "Dental Instruments, Equipment and Supplies" category, is an easy-to-use, self-contained delivery system that reduces mess and assures consistent, reliable RelyX Luting Plus cement properties.

The newest addition to the RelyX family of cements, RelyX Luting Plus cement in the large, easy-to-use Clicker dispenser is an advanced, resin-modified glass ionomer luting cement with improved product performance when compared to powder-liquid cements. The double barrel Clicker dispenser offers 1:1 dosing and easy mixing. Additionally, RelyX Luting Plus cement requires no additional hardware.

"We're pleased and honored to be recognized with this award," says Bruce Broyles, senior product development specialist, 3M ESPE. "We developed the Clicker dispenser in response to the voice of our customers � dentists and dental assistants needed a quicker, easier and more reliable way to dispense the two components of our dental cements.

With the development of RelyX Luting Plus cement and the Clicker dispenser, dental professionals can be assured of consistent, high quality cement, mix after mix."

Together with the convenience of the Clicker dispenser, RelyX Luting Plus cement delivers an enhanced formulation that provides high strength, low solubility, sustained fluoride release, excellent adhesion to a wide variety of substrates and high bond strength to dentin and enamel. Like other RelyX cements, RelyX Luting Plus cement promises easy clean-up and virtually no post-operative sensitivity.

RelyX Luting Plus cement can be used confidently with metal crowns, inlays and onlays (including stainless steel crowns); porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns; all-zirconia or all-alumina strengthened core ceramic restorations (such as Lava or Procera) and bridges; metal endodontic pins and posts; and orthodontic bands.

3M ESPE is the market leader in cement solutions and RelyX Luting Plus cement in the Clicker dispenser is part of an entire line of high quality, trusted RelyX cements designed to meet virtually all cementation needs.