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VisCalor – the world’s first thermoviscous restorative material, now also available for all cavity classes
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While the bulk-fill variant, VisCalor bulk, focuses on simple and quick posterio The new VisCalor is - like VisCalor bulk - based on the unique thermoviscous tec

With VisCalor, a universal variant indicated for all cavity classes is now added to the world’s first thermoviscous bulk fill composite. While the bulk-fill variant, VisCalor bulk, focuses on simple and quick posterior restorations, VisCalor now makes highly aesthetic anterior restorations possible, thanks to its large range of VITA shades, including an additional, translucent shade.

 

Both products are based on the unique thermoviscous technology. VisCalor reaches a low viscosity through extraoral heating, allowing for an application that resembles that which you are used to with flowables. The material flows optimally onto cavity walls and undercut regions. Then the material cools down to body temperature quickly, becomes highly viscous and can be modelled like a classic packable composite without any delay. Uniting two different viscosities in one product guarantees fast and easy handling, since separate steps such as lining and covering layers are no longer required. In addition, VisCalor is compatible with all conventional bonding agents. Thus, VisCalor offers not just a high-quality and aesthetic restoration, but also an economical alternative to conventional composites.

 

VisCalor SingleDose Caps are characterised by their particularly long and slender cannula. This allows direct application, even in hard-to-reach areas and narrow cavities, as well as bubble-free application, which contributes to the durability of the restoration. The longevity and stability of the material are the result of its excellent physical properties: With a filler content of 83% by weight as well as very low shrinkage of only 1.4%, VisCalor is in a class of its own among composite materials.

 

The Caps Warmer is ideally suited for heating VisCalor and allows for up to 4 caps to be heated at the same time. This is especially advantageous when working with multiple increments or also with multiple shades.

 

Thanks to its unique technology, VisCalor creates the ideal preconditions for excellent handling, simple application, as well as high-quality and long-lasting restorations of highly aesthetic appearance – for all cavity classes.

VOCO Retraction Paste – a must-have for every practice
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With VOCO Retraction Paste, which is applied directly from the cap into the sulc The paste can be used as an alternative to, or in combination with a retraction

The basis for a perfect impression is an exposed and dry sulcus. With VOCO Retraction Paste, which is applied directly from the cap into the sulcus, VOCO is introducing a product for the effective, temporary opening of the sulcus and its isolation from moisture. This product is also the ideal complement to the V-Posil precision impression material. VOCO Retraction Paste offers the prerequisites for successful classic or digital precision impressions, as well as for cavity preparation of class II or V restorations, but also for either permanent or temporary cementing of restorations.

 

The retraction paste impresses users not just through its results, but also through its handling: For example, the shade contrasts well against the gingiva, facilitating in particular the work in hard-to-see areas. Thanks to the very slender and slightly flexible cannula, the material can be easily dosed and applied, whereby the paste is easy to press out and subsequently scores points with very good flow viscosity, coupled with uniform stability for opening of the sulcus. During application, the aluminium chloride paste with astringent effect temporarily fills the sulcus, stops any bleeding and eliminates moisture.

 

Patients themselves also benefit from numerous advantages: For example, VOCO Retraction Paste only requires a short exposure time, it has a neutral taste and can be easily and fully rinsed off.

 

The paste can be used as an alternative to, or in combination with a retraction thread, for example. It can be used in the classic way or digitally, with an intraoral scanner. Soft tissue management is often the key to success for the resulting class II and V fillings as well as for permanent or temporary cementation of restorations, especially when using the adhesive technique with not very moisture-tolerant products.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

VOCO Retraction Paste can be applied directly into the sulcus easily and hygienically from the SingleDose Cap, developed in-house by VOCO. The SingleDose Cap is compatible with commercially available composite dispensers such as the VOCO Caps Dispenser, and is sufficient for up to 3 sulci.

Advantages of the SingleDose: each patient receives their very own product, an easy way to avoid the risk of cross-contamination as well as other potential for contamination.

VOCO Profluorid Varnish – now also in pina colada flavour
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VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideally suited for the treatment of hypersensitive te VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV), the tried-and-tested dental desensitising varnish

Give your teeth that holiday feeling: VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV), the tried-and-tested dental desensitising varnish with fluoride, is now also available in pina colada flavour - summer, sun, sea and beach fun included! The exotic pineapple-coconut flavouring now augments the existing portfolio to seven flavours: melon, mint, cherry, caramel, bubble gum, cola lime and pina colada. The varnish dries in seconds - at the same time it feels natural and has a pleasant taste so that it can be left on the teeth for continuous fluoride release.

 

VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideally suited for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth as well as sensitive root surfaces. Treatment with VPV is also a sensible precaution following professional cleaning and polishing, in order to replenish any depleted calcium fluoride depots. The fluoride content is 22,600 ppm fluoride (≙ 5 % sodium fluoride). A good cariostatic effect can be ascribed to the xylitol that is also included.

 

In addition, the transparent white varnish convinces with its high level of moisture tolerance and excellent adhesion to dental hard tissue. Thus, VPV promotes a confident, fresh smile – even directly after application.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

Like all the other members of the VPV family, VOCO Profluorid Varnish pina colada is available in the hygienic SingleDose and the 10 ml tube.

Advantages of the SingleDose: It is designed for a single use only – each patient receives their very own product. This is an easy way to avoid the risk of cross-contamination as well as other potential for contamination. Furthermore, the material can be applied quickly and easily from the handy packaging – ideally by using the enclosed brush.

V-Print splint comfort: Light-curing resin for the generative production of thermoflexible therapeutic splints
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A high level of flexibility, longevity and stability, but also workability and t

Whether for bite elevations, whitening treatment or bruxism, dental splints are being used in increasing numbers for various purposes, and the requirements in respect of splint materials must satisfy the wishes of the dental and lab teams as well as those of the patients. A high level of flexibility, longevity and stability, but also workability and transparency, are only a few attributes of V-Print splint comfort.

 

It is not just that elaborately designed therapeutic splints are manufactured efficiently, reliably and in a reproducible manner in 3D printing processes. Dental technicians also wish for an almost odourless, easy-to-process printing material. Complaints due to chipping, cracks or improper fit are immediately reduced to a minimum thanks to the flexible material properties of V-Print splint comfort. Its inherent memory effect allows for recovery following deformation or heat effects, as may happen with steaming in the lab, for example. The finished splint may be quickly ground and polished in the dental practice, if required. The high abrasion resistance of V-Print splint comfort makes it an ideal therapeutic tool for bruxism.

 

But also its level of classification as a medical device is relevant in terms of long-term therapy. The classification of V-Print splint comfort as a class IIa medical device allows an unlimited period of wear.

 

For patients, however, the focus is more on comfortable wear and suitability for daily use. V-Print splint comfort produces very durable, thermoflexible splints that react to heat. The thermoflexible splint nestles against the intraoral tooth structures. It can be comfortably inserted and removed, requiring no effort. As a result of these properties, we obtain a customised splint that fits tension-free, without any bothersome pressing or pulling. Its high transparency makes for an inconspicuous splint and underscores the aesthetic claim of the material. The neutral taste further increases the success of therapy. The smoothly polished surfaces are easy to clean for the wearer and are very resistant to discolouration.

 

With V-Print splint comfort, dental laboratories and practices receive a product that meets all the requirements of splint therapy while achieving highest levels of customer satisfaction. Take a look at www.voco.dental/V-Printsplintcomfort to see for yourself what this extraordinary splint material can do! At market launch, V-Print splint comfort is available for Asiga and Rapid Shape printers, alongside the SolFlex printers with PowerVat. You can find a comprehensive, current list of all our printing partners at www.voco.dental/3d-printingpartners.

Simply more: Bifix now also comes as a multifunctional hybrid abutment cement for permanent luting
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Bifix Hybrid Abutment luting composite is easy to apply from the practical Quick Bifix - VOCO's luting cement for metal, ceramics and composites - is now also av

Bifix – VOCO’s luting cement for metal, ceramics and composites – is now also available for luting of hybrid abutments with try-in pastes. As a true all-rounder, Bifix Hybrid Abutment can be used both extraorally in the lab and intraorally in the practice. Its perfect masking of dark backgrounds using highly opaque shades is an absolute plus for highly aesthetic restorations.

 

Bifix Hybrid Abutment is suitable for abutment crowns, mesostructures, combination restorations, ready-made adhesive or titanium bases, and individual abutments made of titanium, ceramic or zirconium dioxide. Intraoral luting onto dental hard tissue is also an indication. Every luting composite is supplied with a try-in paste in a perfectly matching shade, which simulates the correct optical impression in any film thickness. Thus, for highly aesthetic restorations, it is possible to choose precisely the right shade before permanent luting, something that is not offered by any other similar product. Afterwards, the pastes can easily be rinsed off again with water.

 

Bifix Hybrid Abutment luting composite is easy to apply from the practical QuickMix syringe, and the enclosed application cannula, which includes a freely rotating attachment, allows highly accurate and thus material-saving application. As a highly radiopaque and dual-curing luting composite, it benefits time management with processing advantages based on light-curing, but it can also be used in areas with no available light (metallic abutments).

 

The material is offered in the highly opaque white and universal tooth shade variants, plus a translucent variant for ceramic or zirconium dioxide restorations.

 

The Bifix Hybrid Abutment implant set is supplied including the universal bonding agent Futurabond U (5 x SingleDose - suitable for bonding and all etching procedures on dental hard tissue), and the universal coupling agent Ceramic Bond (5 ml bottle - for conditioning metal, ceramics and composites). Furthermore, all three shades are available in the 10 g QuickMix syringe, including try-in paste and accessories.

Meet us at the IDS 2021!
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In 2021, the IDS will take place in Cologne.

We are also there for you in special times. We will therefore be at the International Dental Show (IDS) in the next year and present our new products and other highlights of the range to you. In close coordination with the Cologne Exhibition Centre and the hygiene concept #bsafe4business, numerous measure to protect visitors and stand employees are being implemented so that we can all look forward to a pleasant exhibition.

 

As usual, the personal conversation with the VOCO dental consultants should be the focus. You can be informed extensively and personally at small presentation counters. These “touch points” will be separated with the familiar plexiglass panel. Besides the face-to-face-communication, we will also make use of the digital offerings of the exhibition and inform you in online lectures, product demonstrations and live discussion.

 

Practice-oriented products

 

The focus of the product presentation is on new products from various indication areas as well as further bestsellers and top articles from the current range. This includes especially products for the digital dentistry, such as printing resins for additive fabrication. But also proven classics of composites, bondings or oral care will be presented and some can be tested as well.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

 

Do you already know our SingleDose? For many years, VOCO offers numerous products in the hygienic single use application form. This is a simple way of preventing third-party contacts or other contamination possibilities. Furthermore, the quantity is optimally adjusted for a single treatment and no material is wasted. We invite you to try out the handy packaging at our stand and let the advantages convince you!

 

We are looking forward to a safe and successful IDS 2021 together with you!

 

Further information on the hygiene concept of the Cologne Exhibition Centre can be found online:

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VOCO donates 20,000 Euro to Doctors Without Borders
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Christian Katzer, Managing Director of Doctors Without Borders Germany, thanks V

This year, the dental manufacturer VOCO is once again foregoing Christmas presents for customers and partners and providing support where help is needed instead: The Dentalists for the second time are partner of the initiative “Corporate Christmas Giving” and donate again 20,000 Euro to Doctors Without Borders. The humanitarian aid organisation is active in around 70 countries worldwide and helps when the national health system is no longer able to help sick and injured people.  

 

“Especially now, help is more urgent than ever before. COVID-19 is particularly devastating for countries that do not have adequate medical care. We thank Doctors Without Borders for their excellent work and are very pleased to contribute the progress and development of projects”, says Olaf Sauerbier, Managing Director of VOCO.

 

“VOCO’s donation is a great support – especially this year”, says Christian Katzer, Managing Director of Doctors Without Borders Germany. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we had to adjust and are adjusting our projects worldwide: rebuilding waiting areas, purchase protective clothing, train personnel and much more. We have also started many new projects to support people in more than 70 countries in the fight against the Coronavirus. We thank you very much for the generous donation.”

 

Further social engagement

Besides the donation to Doctors Without Borders VOCO throughout the year has made several donations for social purposes. As early as spring, the company supported the county with several hundred litres of disinfectant. In addition, other local organisations such as day care centres, schools, hospice groups or the food bank “Tafel” received help.

V-Print tray: Light-curing resin for the generative production of individual impression trays
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V-Print tray is a class I medical device and is available in the 1,000 gram bott

VOCO continues to expand its portfolio of innovative 3D-printed materials: Thanks to high layer thicknesses, V-Print tray can be used to quickly produce individual impression and functional trays, e. g. for the fabrication of dentures. Further to that, the new member of the V-Print family is perfectly suited for producing bite registrations as well as bases for bite templates and wax try-ins in complete dentures. V-Print tray is a class I medical device and is available in the 1,000 gram bottle. Depending on the size of the jaw, the content of one bottle is enough to print approximately 85 trays.

 

Ready-made standard trays that do not individually fit patients and do not optimally support the impression-taking process are a thing of the past. Thanks to CAD/CAM technology and the strong material properties of V-Print tray, the practice or laboratory as well as the patient benefit from a result that is precisely adapted to the requirements of the jaw and the impression. The CAD/CAM process allows the fabrication of individual trays, including rim design and retention elements, in a single step. Recesses for the implant impression can be considered in advance when using the CAD software, which is particularly helpful. The high-strength properties of V-Print tray is very strong ensure distortion-free impressions. With layer thicknesses of up to 200 μm, V-Print tray can be printed quickly. Homogeneously printed surfaces enormously reduce the need for reworking, which again saves time. Additionally, V-Print tray is universal, meaning it can be used with all types of impression material.

 

Like all VOCO V-Print printing materials, V-Print tray is also sedimentation-stable, making it ready for use immediately and securing the production process for the entire duration of use. The use of protective gas is not necessary for post-exposure. This streamlines the workflow and saves both time and money. V-Print tray is neutral in odour and flavour.

 

System for making a complete denture

 

The V-Print family also offers the right products for base and try-in: Consequently, the 3D material V-Print dentbase allows the production of optimally precise denture bases for removable dentures. V-Print Try-in is ideally suited for producing try-ins for complete and partial dentures. Those who also use the material for denture teeth CediTEC DT (Denture Teeth) as well as the fixing material CediTEC will obtain the complete denture in a single system thanks to the CAD/CAM procedure.

New flavours: CleanJoy prophylaxis paste now also available in cherry and caramel
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CleanJoy prophylaxis paste from VOCO is now also available in the new flavours c

CleanJoy is now even more fun! The popular tooth cleaning and polishing paste is now also available in the new flavours cherry and caramel. The fresh sweetness of cherries and the creaminess of caramel complement the existing menthol of the mint variety, now offering users and patients a choice of three mouthwatering flavours.

 

CleanJoy can be used to remove superficial, soft and even hard tooth deposits as well as extrinsic discolourations such as those caused by drinking tea and coffee and smoking. In addition, the paste is ideal for cleaning and polishing tooth surfaces and restorations as part of  a professional scale and polish. The multipurpose product can also be used prior to whitening procedures and after the removal of orthodontic appliances.

 

CleanJoy is available in three different cleaning strengths, allowing the dentist to tailor the treatment to the respective patient situation, depending on the degree of contamination present. The traffic-light-style colour-coding of the packaging ensures safe use without any confusion of the products:

 

Red: The red (coarse) paste is used to remove particularly severe and persistent plaque in a manner which is both effective and gentle at the same time.

Yellow: The yellow (medium) paste is used to remove light to medium plaque.

Green: The green (fine) paste is used on patients with light plaque.

 

Treatment with the red or yellow paste is always followed by a final application of green paste to smooth off the cleaned surfaces and prevent renewed adhesion of particles. The polishing paste also gives the cleaned surfaces an attractive sheen.

 

Alongside xylitol, CleanJoy contains fluoride (700 ppm) and therefore also contributes to the remineralisation and strengthening of the natural dental hard tissue. It can be used with any conventionally available polishing cup and brush.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

 

CleanJoy is available in a 100 g tube as well as in the hygienic SingleDose. Advantages of the SingleDose: The handy SingleDose is designed for one-off use only – thus each patient receives their very own product. This prevents cross-contamination and other possibilities for contamination in a simple and easy way. What is more, the amount is also optimally adjusted for a single application, ensuring no material goes to waste.

VOCO goes virtual – Discover the virtual CAD/CAM exhibition stand now
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With the new virtual exhibition stand, VOCO is now able to offer all customers a

Whether they be postponed or cancelled: dental trade fairs have been another almost complete casualty of the worldwide lockdown. Despite this, the need for exchange, information and advice is still great; and is actually needed more now compared to before the outbreak of the pandemic. With the new virtual exhibition stand, VOCO is now able to offer all customers and partners the opportunity to quickly and comprehensively receive information about products, offers and possibilities for the digital workflow in the same “exhibition style” we’ve all come to recognise.

 

The digital platform, presented as a modern exhibition stand, shows off the complete CAD/CAM portfolio from the Cuxhaven-based dental manufacturer – from 3D printers and 3D printing materials for various indications to milling materials for both permanent and temporary restorations and a complete system for the manufacture of prostheses. You can get a feel for all of the products as they are presented in the form of animation, which you can enlarge by moving the cursor over them. With just one click, another window opens and the most important information about the product is displayed.

 

Furthermore, visitors will find extensive information such as further links to the product page on the VOCO website, brochures or videos. These videos demonstrate the most important information about products and their applications in a way that is vivid and compact. It’s even possible to communicate with us too: all contact information for VOCO customer service is stored at the InfoPoint.

 

With the all-inclusive package for an extraordinary kind of trade fair experience for an extraordinary time, VOCO is once again expanding its digital range and, in doing so, is further expanding its service for customers and partners. Back in spring and summer, VOCO carried out all of the seminars and advanced training sessions online as webinars and therefore positioned itself internationally at the forefront in the area of advanced training: more than 55,000 participants worldwide have registered within four months.

 

Click here for the virtual exhibition stand: www.voco.dental/exhibitiondigital

 

VOCO – The Dentalists

The family-run dental company VOCO located in Cuxhaven is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry, both nationally and internationally. The product portfolio comprises more than 100 preparations, with a focus on preventive, restorative, prosthetic and digital dentistry. All products are manufactured at the headquarters and are therefore 100 percent “Made in Germany”. 440 people are employed in the departments of research, production and administration in Germany. Another 400 employees are responsible for sales worldwide and take care of dentists and depots on site. VOCO relies on dental products of highest material quality and user-friendliness that meet the high demands of the market. Thanks to innovative solutions, the company, founded in 1981, often takes on pioneering roles and establishes new standards in the dental world. In addition, VOCO consistently pushes the digital dentistry and combines complex technologies with best user comfort.

Simple, fast and hygienic: the SingleDose from VOCO
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The SingleDose is absolutely hygienic and helps to avoid cross-contamination. VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideal for treating hypersensitive teeth. The true all-rounder among bonding agents: Futurabond U is suitable for all etch Totally unique: VisCalor bulk combines the advantages of both flowable and sculp

A consistent and seamless hygiene management system is indispensable in every practice. Not only does maximum cleanliness help to protect the patients, dentist and team, but absolute compliance with all requirements is the calling card of every practice. In addition to the implementation of all classic hygiene measures, the right choice of products and packagings can also contribute to boosting the hygiene standards even further.

 

Take, for example, the SingleDose from VOCO. The wide variety of products available in the handy SingleDose are designed for single use only – each patient receives their very own product. This avoids the risk of cross-contamination and other possibilities for contamination simply and easily.

 

The advantages of the SingleDose at a glance:

 

- Absolutely hygienic

- Avoids cross-contamination

- Optimally coordinated quantity for single treatment – no material waste

- Avoids application errors (e.g., incorrect dosage and mixing ratios)

- Quick and easy to apply

 

VOCO offers a wide variety of products from different indication areas in the SingleDose and, in doing so, supports practices in the optimal implementation of their hygiene management system – for the benefit of the patient, dentist and team alike.

 

Oral care: VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV)

The fluoride-containing varnish for tooth desensitisation is ideal for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth and for sealing the dentine tubules during cavity preparations and in case of sensitive root surfaces. Treatment with VPV is also a sensible prophylactic precaution following cleaning and polishing. VOCO Profluorid Varnish is available in six mouthwatering flavours: Melon, Mint, Cherry, Caramel, Bubble Gum and the new addition Cola Lime.

 

Bonding agents: Futurabond U

One bonding agent for all cases! The dual-curing universal adhesive is the only bonding agent in a disposable applicator and is suitable for all etching techniques: self-etch, selective-etch and total-etch. As such, all other bonding agents are now superfluous. Applied in a single layer, Futurabond U creates a strong bond to enamel and dentine, thus ensuring a durable, gap-free bond between the dental hard tissue and restorative material.

 

Composites: VisCalor bulk in a cap

VisCalor bulk is the world’s first restorative material with “thermoviscous technology”, which has been specially developed for heating up. The extraoral warming means that the composite can initially be placed in the cavity in flowable form, but then changes its consistency within a few seconds to become sculptable. As such, the dentist now requires just one composite and no longer has to choose between flowable and packable materials.

Dental manufacturer VOCO and 3D-print specialist Rapid Shape enter into a partnership
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V-Print materials also compatible with rapidshape 3D-printers. Details you will

Perfect solutions for the modern, digital, and challenging field of dentistry – these are the goals of the dentalists from the far North, and of the experts in 3D manufacturing from Heimsheim in southern Germany. VOCO and Rapid Shape are now combining their expertise and entering into a partnership in order to offer both VOCO and Rapid Shape customers the highest degree of flexibility in selecting their working materials. As part of this collaboration, 3D printing materials from VOCO and printers from Rapid Shape will be attuned to one another so they can work together ideally and offer optimal printing results.

 

“In response to high and consistent demands for quality and innovative power, VOCO and Rapid Shape have been pursuing similar values. Rapid Shape is thus an ideal partner to expand and drive forward our strengths in the area of 3D printing materials”, states Olaf Sauerbier, Managing Partner of VOCO GmbH in Cuxhaven.

 

For more than three decades, VOCO has been known as an all-around dental research company for its competence in the area of light-curing composites for restorative dentistry. VOCO has been applying this knowledge and experience into the digital dentistry segment for the past few years, and in this respect has established numerous products worldwide successfully. These include, in particular, the 3D printing materials of the V-Print family of products, as well as subtractive manufacturing materials such as Grandio blocs and Structur CAD. All 3D printing products are developed at VOCO headquarters in Cuxhaven by an interdisciplinary research team composed of dental technicians, dental engineers, and chemists, along the digital process chain – this guarantees the highest level of user friendliness and practical applicability.

 

VOCO printing materials are now also certified for Rapid Shape 3D printers.

In a first release, V-Print splint, V-Print SG and V-Print model are available immediately for a variety of Rapid Shape 3D printers of the second and third generations, such as the D20+ and D30+ as well as D20 II, D30 II and D40 II.

 

A detailed list of Rapid Shape printers and V-Print material compatibilities can be found at www.voco.dental/3dprintingpartners

 

  • V-Print splint as a Class IIa medical device for the manufacture of transparent splints with high flexibility.
  • V-Print SG is used for dimensionally-stable, autoclavable drilling templates for implantology. V-Print SG is also approved as a Class IIa medical device and is thus indicated for direct wound contact.
  • V-Print model is a material used for fabrication of dental models with a high scratch resistance. It is suitable for thermoforming technology and remains dimensionally accurate despite heat input during thermoforming.

 

V-Print printing materials by VOCO offer practical advantages. Aside from the properties mentioned above, all V-Print printing materials are also sedimentation-stable. This means that there is no sedimentation of fillers or dyes in the bottle or, more importantly, during the printing process. The V-Print materials bottle should not be shaken before use of the resin. This prevents the formation of air bubbles in the material and allows for unmonitored printing overnight. The printing process proceeds safely from the first to the last layer and the final product properties are achieved in a reproducible manner. All V-Print printing materials can be post-cured without the use of protective gas.

 

“Thanks to our open system we offer our customers the flexibility to select the right materials for their applications. With VOCO, we have a high-quality material partner on our side who expands and brings added value to the Rapid Shape materials portfolio”, explains Andreas Schultheiss, CEO of Rapid Shape. “We are excited about the joint development work with VOCO, with which we can make available a greater number of validated V-Print materials for our 3D printers.”

 

About Rapid Shape

 

Rapid Shape is a German company that specialises in the development and production of high-grade systems for additive printing processes. Rapid Shape has positioned itself as a leading supplier in 3D printing and sets new standards in speed, reliability and precision on the basis of its patented technology. Rapid Shape supplies solutions for industrial markets, dentistry, hearing systems, and jewellery. Precision, quality, and its cooperation with sales, materials and technology partners for the development of industry-specific products distinguishes the company from its competitors. Additional information can be found at: www.RapidShape.de

V-Print splint comfort: Light-curing resin for the generative production of thermoflexible therapeutic splints
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A high level of flexibility, longevity and stability, but also workability and t

Whether for bite elevations, whitening treatment or bruxism, dental splints are being used in increasing numbers for various purposes, and the requirements in respect of splint materials must satisfy the wishes of the dental and lab teams as well as those of the patients. A high level of flexibility, longevity and stability, but also workability and transparency, are only a few attributes of V-Print splint comfort.

 

It is not just that elaborately designed therapeutic splints are manufactured efficiently, reliably and in a reproducible manner in 3D printing processes. Dental technicians also wish for an almost odourless, easy-to-process printing material. Complaints due to chipping, cracks or improper fit are immediately reduced to a minimum thanks to the flexible material properties of V-Print splint comfort. Its inherent memory effect allows for recovery following deformation or heat effects, as may happen with steaming in the lab, for example. The finished splint may be quickly ground and polished in the dental practice, if required. The high abrasion resistance of V-Print splint comfort makes it an ideal therapeutic tool for bruxism.

 

But also its level of classification as a medical device is relevant in terms of long-term therapy. The classification of V-Print splint comfort as a class IIa medical device allows an unlimited period of wear.

 

For patients, however, the focus is more on comfortable wear and suitability for daily use. V-Print splint comfort produces very durable, thermoflexible splints that react to heat. The thermoflexible splint nestles against the intraoral tooth structures. It can be comfortably inserted and removed, requiring no effort. As a result of these properties, we obtain a customised splint that fits tension-free, without any bothersome pressing or pulling. Its high transparency makes for an inconspicuous splint and underscores the aesthetic claim of the material. The neutral taste further increases the success of therapy. The smoothly polished surfaces are easy to clean for the wearer and are very resistant to discolouration.

 

With V-Print splint comfort, dental laboratories and practices receive a product that meets all the requirements of splint therapy while achieving highest levels of customer satisfaction. Take a look at www.voco.dental/V-Printsplintcomfort to see for yourself what this extraordinary splint material can do! At market launch, V-Print splint comfort is available for Asiga and Rapid Shape printers, alongside the SolFlex printers with PowerVat. You can find a comprehensive, current list of all our printing partners at www.voco.dental/3d-printingpartners.

Simply more: Bifix now also comes as a multifunctional hybrid abutment cement for permanent luting
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Bifix Hybrid Abutment luting composite is easy to apply from the practical Quick Bifix - VOCO's luting cement for metal, ceramics and composites - is now also av

Bifix – VOCO’s luting cement for metal, ceramics and composites – is now also available for luting of hybrid abutments with try-in pastes. As a true all-rounder, Bifix Hybrid Abutment can be used both extraorally in the lab and intraorally in the practice. Its perfect masking of dark backgrounds using highly opaque shades is an absolute plus for highly aesthetic restorations.

 

Bifix Hybrid Abutment is suitable for abutment crowns, mesostructures, combination restorations, ready-made adhesive or titanium bases, and individual abutments made of titanium, ceramic or zirconium dioxide. Intraoral luting onto dental hard tissue is also an indication. Every luting composite is supplied with a try-in paste in a perfectly matching shade, which simulates the correct optical impression in any film thickness. Thus, for highly aesthetic restorations, it is possible to choose precisely the right shade before permanent luting, something that is not offered by any other similar product. Afterwards, the pastes can easily be rinsed off again with water.

 

Bifix Hybrid Abutment luting composite is easy to apply from the practical QuickMix syringe, and the enclosed application cannula, which includes a freely rotating attachment, allows highly accurate and thus material-saving application. As a highly radiopaque and dual-curing luting composite, it benefits time management with processing advantages based on light-curing, but it can also be used in areas with no available light (metallic abutments).

 

The material is offered in the highly opaque white and universal tooth shade variants, plus a translucent variant for ceramic or zirconium dioxide restorations.

 

The Bifix Hybrid Abutment implant set is supplied including the universal bonding agent Futurabond U (5 x SingleDose - suitable for bonding and all etching procedures on dental hard tissue), and the universal coupling agent Ceramic Bond (5 ml bottle - for conditioning metal, ceramics and composites). Furthermore, all three shades are available in the 10 g QuickMix syringe, including try-in paste and accessories.

VisCalor – the world’s first thermoviscous restorative material, now also available for all cavity classes
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While the bulk-fill variant, VisCalor bulk, focuses on simple and quick posterio The new VisCalor is - like VisCalor bulk - based on the unique thermoviscous tec

With VisCalor, a universal variant indicated for all cavity classes is now added to the world’s first thermoviscous bulk fill composite. While the bulk-fill variant, VisCalor bulk, focuses on simple and quick posterior restorations, VisCalor now makes highly aesthetic anterior restorations possible, thanks to its large range of VITA shades, including an additional, translucent shade.

 

Both products are based on the unique thermoviscous technology. VisCalor reaches a low viscosity through extraoral heating, allowing for an application that resembles that which you are used to with flowables. The material flows optimally onto cavity walls and undercut regions. Then the material cools down to body temperature quickly, becomes highly viscous and can be modelled like a classic packable composite without any delay. Uniting two different viscosities in one product guarantees fast and easy handling, since separate steps such as lining and covering layers are no longer required. In addition, VisCalor is compatible with all conventional bonding agents. Thus, VisCalor offers not just a high-quality and aesthetic restoration, but also an economical alternative to conventional composites.

 

VisCalor SingleDose Caps are characterised by their particularly long and slender cannula. This allows direct application, even in hard-to-reach areas and narrow cavities, as well as bubble-free application, which contributes to the durability of the restoration. The longevity and stability of the material are the result of its excellent physical properties: With a filler content of 83% by weight as well as very low shrinkage of only 1.4%, VisCalor is in a class of its own among composite materials.

 

The Caps Warmer is ideally suited for heating VisCalor and allows for up to 4 caps to be heated at the same time. This is especially advantageous when working with multiple increments or also with multiple shades.

 

Thanks to its unique technology, VisCalor creates the ideal preconditions for excellent handling, simple application, as well as high-quality and long-lasting restorations of highly aesthetic appearance – for all cavity classes.

VOCO Retraction Paste – a must-have for every practice
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With VOCO Retraction Paste, which is applied directly from the cap into the sulc The paste can be used as an alternative to, or in combination with a retraction

The basis for a perfect impression is an exposed and dry sulcus. With VOCO Retraction Paste, which is applied directly from the cap into the sulcus, VOCO is introducing a product for the effective, temporary opening of the sulcus and its isolation from moisture. This product is also the ideal complement to the V-Posil precision impression material. VOCO Retraction Paste offers the prerequisites for successful classic or digital precision impressions, as well as for cavity preparation of class II or V restorations, but also for either permanent or temporary cementing of restorations.

 

The retraction paste impresses users not just through its results, but also through its handling: For example, the shade contrasts well against the gingiva, facilitating in particular the work in hard-to-see areas. Thanks to the very slender and slightly flexible cannula, the material can be easily dosed and applied, whereby the paste is easy to press out and subsequently scores points with very good flow viscosity, coupled with uniform stability for opening of the sulcus. During application, the aluminium chloride paste with astringent effect temporarily fills the sulcus, stops any bleeding and eliminates moisture.

 

Patients themselves also benefit from numerous advantages: For example, VOCO Retraction Paste only requires a short exposure time, it has a neutral taste and can be easily and fully rinsed off.

 

The paste can be used as an alternative to, or in combination with a retraction thread, for example. It can be used in the classic way or digitally, with an intraoral scanner. Soft tissue management is often the key to success for the resulting class II and V fillings as well as for permanent or temporary cementation of restorations, especially when using the adhesive technique with not very moisture-tolerant products.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

VOCO Retraction Paste can be applied directly into the sulcus easily and hygienically from the SingleDose Cap, developed in-house by VOCO. The SingleDose Cap is compatible with commercially available composite dispensers such as the VOCO Caps Dispenser, and is sufficient for up to 3 sulci.

Advantages of the SingleDose: each patient receives their very own product, an easy way to avoid the risk of cross-contamination as well as other potential for contamination.

VOCO Profluorid Varnish – now also in pina colada flavour
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VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideally suited for the treatment of hypersensitive te VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV), the tried-and-tested dental desensitising varnish

Give your teeth that holiday feeling: VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV), the tried-and-tested dental desensitising varnish with fluoride, is now also available in pina colada flavour - summer, sun, sea and beach fun included! The exotic pineapple-coconut flavouring now augments the existing portfolio to seven flavours: melon, mint, cherry, caramel, bubble gum, cola lime and pina colada. The varnish dries in seconds - at the same time it feels natural and has a pleasant taste so that it can be left on the teeth for continuous fluoride release.

 

VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideally suited for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth as well as sensitive root surfaces. Treatment with VPV is also a sensible precaution following professional cleaning and polishing, in order to replenish any depleted calcium fluoride depots. The fluoride content is 22,600 ppm fluoride (≙ 5 % sodium fluoride). A good cariostatic effect can be ascribed to the xylitol that is also included.

 

In addition, the transparent white varnish convinces with its high level of moisture tolerance and excellent adhesion to dental hard tissue. Thus, VPV promotes a confident, fresh smile – even directly after application.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

Like all the other members of the VPV family, VOCO Profluorid Varnish pina colada is available in the hygienic SingleDose and the 10 ml tube.

Advantages of the SingleDose: It is designed for a single use only – each patient receives their very own product. This is an easy way to avoid the risk of cross-contamination as well as other potential for contamination. Furthermore, the material can be applied quickly and easily from the handy packaging – ideally by using the enclosed brush.

New flavours: CleanJoy prophylaxis paste now also available in cherry and caramel
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CleanJoy prophylaxis paste from VOCO is now also available in the new flavours c

CleanJoy is now even more fun! The popular tooth cleaning and polishing paste is now also available in the new flavours cherry and caramel. The fresh sweetness of cherries and the creaminess of caramel complement the existing menthol of the mint variety, now offering users and patients a choice of three mouthwatering flavours.

 

CleanJoy can be used to remove superficial, soft and even hard tooth deposits as well as extrinsic discolourations such as those caused by drinking tea and coffee and smoking. In addition, the paste is ideal for cleaning and polishing tooth surfaces and restorations as part of  a professional scale and polish. The multipurpose product can also be used prior to whitening procedures and after the removal of orthodontic appliances.

 

CleanJoy is available in three different cleaning strengths, allowing the dentist to tailor the treatment to the respective patient situation, depending on the degree of contamination present. The traffic-light-style colour-coding of the packaging ensures safe use without any confusion of the products:

 

Red: The red (coarse) paste is used to remove particularly severe and persistent plaque in a manner which is both effective and gentle at the same time.

Yellow: The yellow (medium) paste is used to remove light to medium plaque.

Green: The green (fine) paste is used on patients with light plaque.

 

Treatment with the red or yellow paste is always followed by a final application of green paste to smooth off the cleaned surfaces and prevent renewed adhesion of particles. The polishing paste also gives the cleaned surfaces an attractive sheen.

 

Alongside xylitol, CleanJoy contains fluoride (700 ppm) and therefore also contributes to the remineralisation and strengthening of the natural dental hard tissue. It can be used with any conventionally available polishing cup and brush.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

 

CleanJoy is available in a 100 g tube as well as in the hygienic SingleDose. Advantages of the SingleDose: The handy SingleDose is designed for one-off use only – thus each patient receives their very own product. This prevents cross-contamination and other possibilities for contamination in a simple and easy way. What is more, the amount is also optimally adjusted for a single application, ensuring no material goes to waste.

V-Print tray: Light-curing resin for the generative production of individual impression trays
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V-Print tray is a class I medical device and is available in the 1,000 gram bott

VOCO continues to expand its portfolio of innovative 3D-printed materials: Thanks to high layer thicknesses, V-Print tray can be used to quickly produce individual impression and functional trays, e. g. for the fabrication of dentures. Further to that, the new member of the V-Print family is perfectly suited for producing bite registrations as well as bases for bite templates and wax try-ins in complete dentures. V-Print tray is a class I medical device and is available in the 1,000 gram bottle. Depending on the size of the jaw, the content of one bottle is enough to print approximately 85 trays.

 

Ready-made standard trays that do not individually fit patients and do not optimally support the impression-taking process are a thing of the past. Thanks to CAD/CAM technology and the strong material properties of V-Print tray, the practice or laboratory as well as the patient benefit from a result that is precisely adapted to the requirements of the jaw and the impression. The CAD/CAM process allows the fabrication of individual trays, including rim design and retention elements, in a single step. Recesses for the implant impression can be considered in advance when using the CAD software, which is particularly helpful. The high-strength properties of V-Print tray is very strong ensure distortion-free impressions. With layer thicknesses of up to 200 μm, V-Print tray can be printed quickly. Homogeneously printed surfaces enormously reduce the need for reworking, which again saves time. Additionally, V-Print tray is universal, meaning it can be used with all types of impression material.

 

Like all VOCO V-Print printing materials, V-Print tray is also sedimentation-stable, making it ready for use immediately and securing the production process for the entire duration of use. The use of protective gas is not necessary for post-exposure. This streamlines the workflow and saves both time and money. V-Print tray is neutral in odour and flavour.

 

System for making a complete denture

 

The V-Print family also offers the right products for base and try-in: Consequently, the 3D material V-Print dentbase allows the production of optimally precise denture bases for removable dentures. V-Print Try-in is ideally suited for producing try-ins for complete and partial dentures. Those who also use the material for denture teeth CediTEC DT (Denture Teeth) as well as the fixing material CediTEC will obtain the complete denture in a single system thanks to the CAD/CAM procedure.

VOCO goes virtual – Discover the virtual CAD/CAM exhibition stand now
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With the new virtual exhibition stand, VOCO is now able to offer all customers a

Whether they be postponed or cancelled: dental trade fairs have been another almost complete casualty of the worldwide lockdown. Despite this, the need for exchange, information and advice is still great; and is actually needed more now compared to before the outbreak of the pandemic. With the new virtual exhibition stand, VOCO is now able to offer all customers and partners the opportunity to quickly and comprehensively receive information about products, offers and possibilities for the digital workflow in the same “exhibition style” we’ve all come to recognise.

 

The digital platform, presented as a modern exhibition stand, shows off the complete CAD/CAM portfolio from the Cuxhaven-based dental manufacturer – from 3D printers and 3D printing materials for various indications to milling materials for both permanent and temporary restorations and a complete system for the manufacture of prostheses. You can get a feel for all of the products as they are presented in the form of animation, which you can enlarge by moving the cursor over them. With just one click, another window opens and the most important information about the product is displayed.

 

Furthermore, visitors will find extensive information such as further links to the product page on the VOCO website, brochures or videos. These videos demonstrate the most important information about products and their applications in a way that is vivid and compact. It’s even possible to communicate with us too: all contact information for VOCO customer service is stored at the InfoPoint.

 

With the all-inclusive package for an extraordinary kind of trade fair experience for an extraordinary time, VOCO is once again expanding its digital range and, in doing so, is further expanding its service for customers and partners. Back in spring and summer, VOCO carried out all of the seminars and advanced training sessions online as webinars and therefore positioned itself internationally at the forefront in the area of advanced training: more than 55,000 participants worldwide have registered within four months.

 

Click here for the virtual exhibition stand: www.voco.dental/exhibitiondigital

 

VOCO – The Dentalists

The family-run dental company VOCO located in Cuxhaven is one of the leading manufacturers in the industry, both nationally and internationally. The product portfolio comprises more than 100 preparations, with a focus on preventive, restorative, prosthetic and digital dentistry. All products are manufactured at the headquarters and are therefore 100 percent “Made in Germany”. 440 people are employed in the departments of research, production and administration in Germany. Another 400 employees are responsible for sales worldwide and take care of dentists and depots on site. VOCO relies on dental products of highest material quality and user-friendliness that meet the high demands of the market. Thanks to innovative solutions, the company, founded in 1981, often takes on pioneering roles and establishes new standards in the dental world. In addition, VOCO consistently pushes the digital dentistry and combines complex technologies with best user comfort.

For fast and affordable basic treatment: x-tra fil and Futurabond U
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x-tra fil and Futurabond U are perfect for a fast and affordable basic treatment

Rapid treatment is often needed – and yet the quality and price must also be right. With its light-curing, posterior tooth, bulk fill restorative material x-tra fil, and its universal bonding agent Futurabond U, VOCO offers an ideal combination that guarantees basic treatment at the best price/performance ratio, and in a timely manner. This solution is also a proven alternative to amalgam fillings. Dentists worldwide have successfully performed more than 13 million restorations using x-tra fil.*

 

x-tra fil

This restorative material was especially conceived for therapy in the posterior region (classes I and II) as well as for core build-ups. Thanks to the option of applying increment thicknesses of up to 4 mm in a single work step, as well as the short curing time of only 10 seconds, both patient and dentist benefit from a very short chair time. Thus, x-tra fil is especially well-suited for treatment of non-compliant patients.

 

Aside from its fast and easy handling, x-tra fil also stands out with its high depth of cure and low shrinkage. The excellent physical properties have already been demonstrated in several independent studies.** Furthermore, the product’s high translucency produces a chameleon-like shade adaptation to the surrounding tooth substance, meaning the patient obtains not only a long-lasting and unrestricted masticatory load-bearing result, but also an aesthetic one.

 

Futurabond U

Total basic treatment is optimally rounded off in combination with the dual-curing universal adhesive Futurabond U. In addition to its practical handling in a hygienic SingleDose, Futurabond U also offers an outstanding range of application options in terms of the indications and the choice of etching technique. Whether self-etch, selective-etch or total-etch: Futurabond U allows practitioners to freely select how they wish to condition the dental hard tissue, depending on the individual clinical situation and their personal work preferences. Thus, Futurabond U covers such a broad spectrum of applications that no additional bonding system is required in practice.

 

* Based on sales figures

** E.g. Tiba A. et al., Journal of American Dental Association, 144(10), 1182–1183, 2013.

Simple, fast and hygienic: the SingleDose from VOCO
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The SingleDose is absolutely hygienic and helps to avoid cross-contamination. VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideal for treating hypersensitive teeth. The true all-rounder among bonding agents: Futurabond U is suitable for all etch Totally unique: VisCalor bulk combines the advantages of both flowable and sculp

A consistent and seamless hygiene management system is indispensable in every practice. Not only does maximum cleanliness help to protect the patients, dentist and team, but absolute compliance with all requirements is the calling card of every practice. In addition to the implementation of all classic hygiene measures, the right choice of products and packagings can also contribute to boosting the hygiene standards even further.

 

Take, for example, the SingleDose from VOCO. The wide variety of products available in the handy SingleDose are designed for single use only – each patient receives their very own product. This avoids the risk of cross-contamination and other possibilities for contamination simply and easily.

 

The advantages of the SingleDose at a glance:

 

- Absolutely hygienic

- Avoids cross-contamination

- Optimally coordinated quantity for single treatment – no material waste

- Avoids application errors (e.g., incorrect dosage and mixing ratios)

- Quick and easy to apply

 

VOCO offers a wide variety of products from different indication areas in the SingleDose and, in doing so, supports practices in the optimal implementation of their hygiene management system – for the benefit of the patient, dentist and team alike.

 

Oral care: VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV)

The fluoride-containing varnish for tooth desensitisation is ideal for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth and for sealing the dentine tubules during cavity preparations and in case of sensitive root surfaces. Treatment with VPV is also a sensible prophylactic precaution following cleaning and polishing. VOCO Profluorid Varnish is available in six mouthwatering flavours: Melon, Mint, Cherry, Caramel, Bubble Gum and the new addition Cola Lime.

 

Bonding agents: Futurabond U

One bonding agent for all cases! The dual-curing universal adhesive is the only bonding agent in a disposable applicator and is suitable for all etching techniques: self-etch, selective-etch and total-etch. As such, all other bonding agents are now superfluous. Applied in a single layer, Futurabond U creates a strong bond to enamel and dentine, thus ensuring a durable, gap-free bond between the dental hard tissue and restorative material.

 

Composites: VisCalor bulk in a cap

VisCalor bulk is the world’s first restorative material with “thermoviscous technology”, which has been specially developed for heating up. The extraoral warming means that the composite can initially be placed in the cavity in flowable form, but then changes its consistency within a few seconds to become sculptable. As such, the dentist now requires just one composite and no longer has to choose between flowable and packable materials.

Dental manufacturer VOCO and 3D-print specialist Rapid Shape enter into a partnership
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V-Print materials also compatible with rapidshape 3D-printers. Details you will

Perfect solutions for the modern, digital, and challenging field of dentistry – these are the goals of the dentalists from the far North, and of the experts in 3D manufacturing from Heimsheim in southern Germany. VOCO and Rapid Shape are now combining their expertise and entering into a partnership in order to offer both VOCO and Rapid Shape customers the highest degree of flexibility in selecting their working materials. As part of this collaboration, 3D printing materials from VOCO and printers from Rapid Shape will be attuned to one another so they can work together ideally and offer optimal printing results.

 

“In response to high and consistent demands for quality and innovative power, VOCO and Rapid Shape have been pursuing similar values. Rapid Shape is thus an ideal partner to expand and drive forward our strengths in the area of 3D printing materials”, states Olaf Sauerbier, Managing Partner of VOCO GmbH in Cuxhaven.

 

For more than three decades, VOCO has been known as an all-around dental research company for its competence in the area of light-curing composites for restorative dentistry. VOCO has been applying this knowledge and experience into the digital dentistry segment for the past few years, and in this respect has established numerous products worldwide successfully. These include, in particular, the 3D printing materials of the V-Print family of products, as well as subtractive manufacturing materials such as Grandio blocs and Structur CAD. All 3D printing products are developed at VOCO headquarters in Cuxhaven by an interdisciplinary research team composed of dental technicians, dental engineers, and chemists, along the digital process chain – this guarantees the highest level of user friendliness and practical applicability.

 

VOCO printing materials are now also certified for Rapid Shape 3D printers.

In a first release, V-Print splint, V-Print SG and V-Print model are available immediately for a variety of Rapid Shape 3D printers of the second and third generations, such as the D20+ and D30+ as well as D20 II, D30 II and D40 II.

 

A detailed list of Rapid Shape printers and V-Print material compatibilities can be found at www.voco.dental/3dprintingpartners

 

  • V-Print splint as a Class IIa medical device for the manufacture of transparent splints with high flexibility.
  • V-Print SG is used for dimensionally-stable, autoclavable drilling templates for implantology. V-Print SG is also approved as a Class IIa medical device and is thus indicated for direct wound contact.
  • V-Print model is a material used for fabrication of dental models with a high scratch resistance. It is suitable for thermoforming technology and remains dimensionally accurate despite heat input during thermoforming.

 

V-Print printing materials by VOCO offer practical advantages. Aside from the properties mentioned above, all V-Print printing materials are also sedimentation-stable. This means that there is no sedimentation of fillers or dyes in the bottle or, more importantly, during the printing process. The V-Print materials bottle should not be shaken before use of the resin. This prevents the formation of air bubbles in the material and allows for unmonitored printing overnight. The printing process proceeds safely from the first to the last layer and the final product properties are achieved in a reproducible manner. All V-Print printing materials can be post-cured without the use of protective gas.

 

“Thanks to our open system we offer our customers the flexibility to select the right materials for their applications. With VOCO, we have a high-quality material partner on our side who expands and brings added value to the Rapid Shape materials portfolio”, explains Andreas Schultheiss, CEO of Rapid Shape. “We are excited about the joint development work with VOCO, with which we can make available a greater number of validated V-Print materials for our 3D printers.”

 

About Rapid Shape

 

Rapid Shape is a German company that specialises in the development and production of high-grade systems for additive printing processes. Rapid Shape has positioned itself as a leading supplier in 3D printing and sets new standards in speed, reliability and precision on the basis of its patented technology. Rapid Shape supplies solutions for industrial markets, dentistry, hearing systems, and jewellery. Precision, quality, and its cooperation with sales, materials and technology partners for the development of industry-specific products distinguishes the company from its competitors. Additional information can be found at: www.RapidShape.de

VOCO Profluorid Varnish - now also available in cola lime flavour
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VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideal for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth and f

As essential in every practice as forceps and drills: VOCO Profluorid Varnish (VPV). The popular fluoride-containing varnish for desensitising teeth is now also available in cola lime flavour – giving patients even more choice. The tang of cola combined with the fruitiness of lime appeals to a wide range of patients and is the perfect complement to the existing portfolio. In total, there are now six flavours available: melon, mint, cherry, caramel, bubble gum and cola lime.

 

VOCO Profluorid Varnish is ideal for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth or in cases of sensitive root surfaces. Treatment with VPV following cleaning and polishing is also a sensible precaution in order to refill any eroded calcium fluoride depots. The fluoride content is 22,600 ppm fluoride (≙ 5% sodium fluoride). In addition, the white-transparent varnish impresses with high moisture tolerance and excellent adhesion to dental hard tissue. Like all the other members of the VPV family, VOCO Profluorid Varnish cola lime is available in the practical SingleDose and the 10 ml tube.

 

 

10 years of Amaris – 10 years of perfect dental aesthetics
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Amaris, the highly aesthetic composite from VOCO, made its début at the IDS in 2 Condition before treatment: Incisal fractures on teeth 11 and 21 Anterior region restorations produced using Amaris Beautiful teeth are a reason to smile! Perfect dental aesthetics with Amaris (cl

There is an ever-growing awareness of the importance of healthy and also attractive-looking teeth. Today, for many people, dental aesthetics are integral to a good quality of life. An increasing number of patients thus want non-visible, natural-looking high-end restorations, particularly in the anterior region. This trend goes hand-in-hand with a rise in demand for high-performance restoration materials. Such materials are not only expected to boast impressive physical properties but also, and in particular, outstanding handling. Amaris, which was presented by VOCO in 2007 at the IDS, is a composite with an innovative shade system which was specially developed for highly aesthetic restorations. This product ensures incredibly simple and convenient shade management for all users, whereby only a few shades are required. Amaris has won numerous awards, including from the renowned US testing institute, “The Dental Advisor”, due, in particular, to its shade concept.

 

11 shades instead of 33

Together, dentine and enamel define the overall appearance of the tooth. The Amaris shade system is also based on this natural principle. The most varied forms, shades and surfaces can be modelled quickly using a two-layer technique requiring just a base shade (Opaque) and an enamel shade (Translucent). Compared to other systems with more than 20 or, indeed, 30 shades, the Amaris system is made up of just 11 shades: Six base shades (O1, O2, O3, O4, O5, O Bleach), three enamel shades (Neutral, TN; Light, TL; Dark, TD) and two individual shades (Amaris Flow High Translucent, HT; Amaris Flow High Opaque, HO). The base and enamel shades can be combined in a variety of ways and thus ensure a high degree of flexibility when producing shades. The optional individual shades, Amaris Flow HT (High Translucent) and Amaris Flow HO (High Opaque), also allow further individual structures and special accents to be realised. HT is ideal, for example, for creating highly translucent incisal edges and HO for covering discoloured areas.

 

Simple shade management

The core is firstly built up using an opaque base shade. A covering layer of translucent enamel shade is then applied; with an optimal shade appearance, Amaris Translucent Neutral (TN) is used. If the shade appears to be too light, the covering layer is darkened using Amaris Translucent Dark (TD). If the shade appears too dark, Amaris Translucent Light (TL) is used. The final tooth shade can thus be achieved during layering; corrections, however, are still possible during restoration. To this end, any layers which were applied beforehand do not have to be removed. Despite their relative small number compared to other systems, the many possible combinations of the base and enamel shades included with this product enable the entire dentally relevant shade spectrum to be covered. This means that even the finest of nuances can be produced for successful restorations every time.

 

Natural teeth as the yardstick

The developers of Amaris were committed to achieving the closest possible alignment to the natural tooth. Dr Reinhard Maletz, Head of the Research and Development Department notes: “The Amaris concept is based on natural layering and shading and not on pre-set industrial standards. With Amaris, seamless shade transitions and harmonious adaptation to the surrounding dental hard tissue can be realised. The interplay between opacity and translucence in restorations produced using Amaris is based on natural teeth and thus an outstanding degree of light dynamics and fluorescence is guaranteed. Consequently they cannot be distinguished from natural teeth.”

 

Excellent physical parameters

Amaris also has excellent physical properties. The material has a high filler content (80% by weight) with just minimal polymerisation shrinkage (2.0% by volume). With its high surface hardness (99 MHV) and compressive strength (375 MPa), its great flexural strength (120 MPa) and diametral tensile strength (51 MPa) as well as its outstanding abrasion resistance (48 µm, 3-media abrasion) and low degree of water solubility (< 1 µg/mm3), Amaris is a guarantee for permanently stable restorations. Primarily conceived for the anterior region, thanks to its physical properties it is also suitable for the posterior region. Amaris can be used for a wide range of applications. The indications include aesthetic anterior region restorations of Classes III, IV and V, aesthetic posterior region restoration of Classes I, II and V, the reconstruction of traumatically damaged anterior teeth, direct and indirect composite veneers, the veneering of discoloured anterior teeth, form and shade corrections to improve aesthetics, the repair of highly aesthetic ceramic (e.g., facet repairs) as well as the splinting of anterior teeth.

 

Optimal handling properties

In addition to its innovative shade system, Amaris also impresses with its optimal handling properties. The material has a non-sticky, silky consistency and can be easily adapted and sculpted. Amaris allows very thin layers to be applied and finished, which means that even the finest of incisal edges can be created. The ambient and surgical light resistance of up to five minutes provides sufficient time for working, however, depending on the shade and layer thickness, the curing times range between just ten and forty seconds. Given its intelligent material composition, Amaris can be easily polished which, in turn, means a great and durable shine is ensured. The material can be used universally with all dentine adhesives.

 

Commercial forms with introductory set

Amaris is available in a variety of commercial forms, e.g., in sets and refills with syringes and caps. VOCO offers an introductory set to allow consumers to get to know this intelligent shade system. This set features four caps in the opaque shades O1, O2, O3, O4, O5 and in the translucent shades Light (TL), Neutral (TN) and Dark (TD). The set additionally comprises two syringes with the individual shades HT and HO as well as the Amaris shade guide. Amaris can be ideally combined with Amaris Gingiva, the highly aesthetic restorative material in gingival shades. As such, perfect results can be achieved where red-white aesthetics are indicated.

VOCO donates 20,000 Euro to Doctors Without Borders
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Christian Katzer, Managing Director of Doctors Without Borders Germany, thanks V

This year, the dental manufacturer VOCO is once again foregoing Christmas presents for customers and partners and providing support where help is needed instead: The Dentalists for the second time are partner of the initiative “Corporate Christmas Giving” and donate again 20,000 Euro to Doctors Without Borders. The humanitarian aid organisation is active in around 70 countries worldwide and helps when the national health system is no longer able to help sick and injured people.  

 

“Especially now, help is more urgent than ever before. COVID-19 is particularly devastating for countries that do not have adequate medical care. We thank Doctors Without Borders for their excellent work and are very pleased to contribute the progress and development of projects”, says Olaf Sauerbier, Managing Director of VOCO.

 

“VOCO’s donation is a great support – especially this year”, says Christian Katzer, Managing Director of Doctors Without Borders Germany. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we had to adjust and are adjusting our projects worldwide: rebuilding waiting areas, purchase protective clothing, train personnel and much more. We have also started many new projects to support people in more than 70 countries in the fight against the Coronavirus. We thank you very much for the generous donation.”

 

Further social engagement

Besides the donation to Doctors Without Borders VOCO throughout the year has made several donations for social purposes. As early as spring, the company supported the county with several hundred litres of disinfectant. In addition, other local organisations such as day care centres, schools, hospice groups or the food bank “Tafel” received help.

Meet us at the IDS 2021!
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In 2021, the IDS will take place in Cologne.

We are also there for you in special times. We will therefore be at the International Dental Show (IDS) in the next year and present our new products and other highlights of the range to you. In close coordination with the Cologne Exhibition Centre and the hygiene concept #bsafe4business, numerous measure to protect visitors and stand employees are being implemented so that we can all look forward to a pleasant exhibition.

 

As usual, the personal conversation with the VOCO dental consultants should be the focus. You can be informed extensively and personally at small presentation counters. These “touch points” will be separated with the familiar plexiglass panel. Besides the face-to-face-communication, we will also make use of the digital offerings of the exhibition and inform you in online lectures, product demonstrations and live discussion.

 

Practice-oriented products

 

The focus of the product presentation is on new products from various indication areas as well as further bestsellers and top articles from the current range. This includes especially products for the digital dentistry, such as printing resins for additive fabrication. But also proven classics of composites, bondings or oral care will be presented and some can be tested as well.

 

Hygienic SingleDose

 

Do you already know our SingleDose? For many years, VOCO offers numerous products in the hygienic single use application form. This is a simple way of preventing third-party contacts or other contamination possibilities. Furthermore, the quantity is optimally adjusted for a single treatment and no material is wasted. We invite you to try out the handy packaging at our stand and let the advantages convince you!

 

We are looking forward to a safe and successful IDS 2021 together with you!

 

Further information on the hygiene concept of the Cologne Exhibition Centre can be found online:

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