Demo: OptraSculpt Next Generation composite contouring instrument [video]
Joshua Austin, DDS, MAGD, demos the OptraSculpt Next Generation composite contouring instrument from Ivoclar Vivadent.
JOSHUA AUSTIN, DDS, MAGD, ENVIES THOSE DENTISTS who are talented at biomimetic direct composite restorations. Fortunately for him, there's an instrument that allows him to cheat to achieve the same results: the OptraSculpt Next Generation composite contouring instrument from Ivoclar Vivadent.
Like the OptraSculpt Pad, this contouring instrument features nonstick attachments for shaping composite. While the OptraSculpt Pad is ideal for anterior teeth, the OptraSculpt Next Generation instrument has a ball, a chisel, and a pointed-tip (like a PKT) attachment to help with adding anatomy to posterior restorations.
Watch Dr. Austin's product demonstration below to see how it works!
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Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD, is an editorial director for Pearls for Your Practice: The Product Navigator, an e-newsletter from DentistryIQ and Dental Economics. He also writes the Pearls for Your Practice column in Dental Economics. After graduating from the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School, Dr. Austin associated for several years. In October 2009, he opened a solo general practice in a suburban area of San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Austin is involved in all levels of organized dentistry and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.