Zenith Dental set to launch product at Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Feb. 4, 2008
Single product for core buildup and post cementation contains zirconium dioxide and patented nano-technology.

ENGLEWOOD, New Jersey--Zenith Dental is scheduled to introduce LuxaCore Z-Dual, an endodontic core material and post cement, during this year's 143rd Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting.

Distributed exclusively by Zenith Dental, the inclusion of zirconium dioxide and exclusive DMG-patented nano-technology highlights LuxaCore Z-Dual.

LuxaCore Z-Dual's nano-technology provides for a thorough and even distribution of nano-particles throughout the resin matrix, resulting in the virtual elimination of particle agglomeration (clumping).

A 20-micron film thickness, and near perfect flow, allows LuxaCore Z-Dual to work weill in placing endodontic posts.

Furthermore, at 380 MPa, the addition of zirconium dioxide provides compressive strength for improved stability.

"LuxaCore Z-Dual is the ideal core buildup material," remarked Gary Radz, DDS, Cosmetic Dentistry of Colorado. "Its improved compressive strength provides the confidence I want in a material; quality that I depend on to support my restorations. Chairside, I love the fact that the material cuts and feels just like dentin ... my crown preparations turn out absolutely beautiful with this material."

Clinical tests confirm that LuxaCore Z is virtually identical to dentin in cuttability. Substance loss testing using 100µm diamond/30 seconds has proven the cutting rate of LuxaCore Z to be entirely within the standard deviation of natural dentin's cutting rate.

"Improving on LuxaCore Dual, the market-leading core material, was a significant challenge," said George Wolfe, Zenith Dental president. "Advancing its compressive strength, dentin-like cuttability, and shading were no small undertaking, but DMG truly achieved this and, amazingly, surpassed it with LuxaCore Z-Dual."

The combination of physical properties, improved bubble-free formula, void-free flow characteristics, and a dentin-like shade make LuxaCore Z-Dual ideal for cementing needs.

For more information and a hands-on demonstration of LuxaCore Z-Dual, stop by the Zenith/DMG booth (#1247) at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting or attend Zenith's press conference, which will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 22 in the exhibitor press conference room.

For information, call (800) 662-6383, or log onto Zenith Dental.