Heraeus Gluma review

March 29, 2012
New product cited for control and accurate placement in peer-to-peer evaluation.

SOUTH BEND, Indiana—Heraeus Kulzer, a leader in dental esthetics, has announced that Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel received a Best Product 2012 designation in a peer-to-peer evaluation published in the March issue of the journal Dental Product Shopper.

The product was comprehensively evaluated by an independent panel of 12 dentists and hygienists with an average of more than 23 years of clinical experience. Evaluation criteria included: ease of use of syringe; ease of controlling placement; effectiveness of green color to aid in accurate placement; convenience of gel; effectiveness at reducing or eliminating sensitivity (based on patient feedback); and ease of chair side use.

On a scale of 1.0 to 5.0, Gluma PowerGel receive a score of at least 4.0 on every single attribute. The product’s green color was a particular hit with the evaluators. Ninety-two percent of the evaluators said they probably or definitely would buy Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel for their practice.

The original Gluma Desensitizer has been used in more than 50 million restorations. The latest addition to the line, Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel, is a one-step gel formula desensitizer that allows for greater control and accuracy during application. In addition, its green-color indicator provides visual ease of placement and rinse-clean capability.

Other advantages of Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel include:

• Time savings since no agitation or light curing is required
• The ability to be used with bonding and restorative materials in situations
• A no-drip formula that stays where placed and helps minimize contact with soft tissue

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As with the original Gluma Desensitizer, Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel is intended for use as pretreatment to priming and bonding in direct composite restorations and as pretreatment prior to placing compomer or amalgam restorations.

“The positive results of this evaluation are not surprising,” said Lee Ann Brady, DMD. “I use Gluma with all of my direct and indirect restorations. The anti-bacterial properties and reduction of risk of postop sensitivity are part of my ongoing commitment to providing the best level of care for my patients.”

The combination of Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel and original Gluma Desensitizer allows Heraeus to offer its customers convenient and comprehensive means of eliminating dentinal hypersensitivity.

To read the full evaluation, visit the Heraeus Dental 360 page on Facebook.

For more information, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.

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