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VisCalor Dispenser – heating and application with a single device
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VisCalor Dispenser – heating and application with a single device

Now, for the first time, composite Caps can be warmed and applied immediately using just one device – VOCO’s VisCalor Dispenser makes it quick and easy.

 

The Cap heats up extremely quickly (approx. 30 sec) thanks to the near-infrared technology integrated in the dispenser. An acoustic signal indicates that the material is ready to be applied directly from the dispenser.

 

The VisCalor Dispenser is the perfect device to use in combination with VisCalor bulk. This material is the world’s first nanohybrid composite specially developed for heating up. The increase in temperature gives the material a lower viscosity, allowing it to flow optimally on margins and undercut regions. This also prevents air bubbles and minimises the risk of marginal gaps. The VisCalor Dispenser has two heating programmes: one for VisCalor bulk and one for all other VOCO composites.

VisCalor bulk - thermoviscous bulk fill composite
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VisCalor bulk - thermoviscous bulk fill composite

For dentists, restorative treatments are an everyday procedure. Depending on the type of cavity, there are various options available. If an adhesive technique is selected, there is then another decision to be made. Dentists often start by using a flowable composite, which flows optimally onto the cavity walls in the area of the cavity floor, but is then difficult to carve. To solve this problem, the dentist either uses a carvable material as an additional layer, or alternatively may decide to use a carvable bulk composite right from the outset, which can be placed in a single step.

 

The job of deciding which technique to use is now a thing of the past because with VOCO’s VisCalor bulk, there is now a new composite that combines the benefits of both techniques (composite bonded to flow). 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 carvable.

 

VisCalor bulk is heated to approx. 68°C before it can be applied. It is also a 4 mm bulk material and does not need to be applied in layers. VisCalor bulk is available in four shades (A1, A2, A3, universal) and covers the entire indication range for classes I, II and V restorations.

Indian flair in cool Cuxhaven
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The Indian dentists together with (back row from left) Dr. Peter Kopecky and Dr. Dentists test VOCO’s Amaris during the hands-on course. Dentists test VOCO’s Amaris during the hands-on course. Dentists test VOCO’s Amaris during the hands-on course.

VOCO’s dental products are renowned and appreciated throughout the world, also in India. In order to get informed about the manufacturing and application of the products made in Germany, 13 dentists from India visited the headquarters in Cuxhaven. 

 

The two training days focused on the highly aesthetic restorative material Amaris, the nano-hybrid ORMOCER Admira Fusion and the glassfibre-reinforced composite posts of the Rebilda Post System. During the practical part of the training session, the dentists could immediately make use of the theoretical knowledge acquired, such as tips and tricks for the application of the products. Area Manager Rüdiger Wilczek explains, “The advantage of the personal contact is, that the dentists can test the materials here on-site and that they always have a dentalist at their side for answering questions and providing assistance.”

 

The visit of the Indian guests ended with a sightseeing tour in the city of Bremen. Here, they enjoyed the typical northern German cultural programme and finally, returned with lots of new impressions to their home country.

The reasonable alternative for Christmas gifts
Company News
VOCO supports UNICEF’s campaign ‘Donations instead of Christmas gifts’ also in 2

At the end of the year, it is a nice tradition to say thank you to customers and business partners. A reasonable and sustainable alternative to such Christmas gifts is a donation, which offers children the chance for a better future. VOCO, the manufacturer of dental materials, also would like to make the world for children a bit better. Like in the previous year, the company supports UNICEF’s campaign ‘Donations instead of Christmas gifts’ with 20,000 euros.

 

‘Donations instead of Christmas gifts’ has existed for more than 15 years. The money collected is transferred to the UNICEF programme ‘Children in crisis regions’. The donations allow for school attendance or the organisation of blankets and tents, which should provide comfort and warmth for the children. Because, there still are millions of children, who would hardly have the chance to access clean water, regular meals, necessary health measures or school attendance without the support of aid organisations.    

 

Against this backdrop, the management of VOCO GmbH has decided to donate in this year, too, the budget planned for Christmas gifts to customers and business partners. “When you see the terrible pictures from conflict areas, one realizes how urgent people there need help. With our donation, we are glad to contribute to the improvement of these children’s lives,” explains Olaf Sauerbier, member of VOCO’s management, while handing over the cheque to UNICEF volunteer Elke Schmidt from Stade. In the name of the aid organisation she thanked for the generous donation.  

V-Print splint – 3D printing material
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V-Print splint

Those suffering from bruxism can often be helped with an occlusal splint, which should be worn as frequently as possible and therefore needs to be of a certain durability, which is best achieved by a high grade of elasticity. VOCO’s new 3D printing material V-Print splint offers exactly that.

 

V-Print splint is a light-curing resin, designed for generative production using a 385 nm LED DLP printer. This printing material is suitable for:

 

  • splints used in treatments,
  • bleaching trays, as well as
  • auxiliary parts and functional parts for dental diagnostics.

 

V-Print splint can be used for printing in layers of 25 μm, 50 μm, 75 μm or 100 μm thickness. Just like V-Print SG and V-Print ortho, V-Print splint has been carefully matched to the SolFlex printer, thus producing optimal printing results.

Ceramic Bond SingleDose – coupling agent for ceramics and composites
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Ceramic Bond SingleDose

In this day and age, hardly any dental practice will utilise adhesives in 3-bottle-systems, and there is good reason for that: after all, adhesives have by now become available in single-bottle systems and also in SingleDose presentation. Both of these versions guarantee quick and straightforward working, putting an end to mixing errors. Reason enough to now also offer VOCO's proven coupling agent, Ceramic Bond, in SingleDose.

 

Ceramic Bond provides an optimal chemical bond between restoration and luting material (e.g. Bifix QM) for indirect ceramic or composite restorations.

 

In the SingleDose version Ceramic Bond is simple, quick and hygienic to apply. It is also incredibly straightforward to use: apply, allow to take effect, then dry.

Three alternatives to amalgam fillings
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www.voco.dental

The EU has resolved that dentists may no longer use amalgam fillings in children under the age of 15, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. So what alternatives are available to dentists?

 

With the restorative materials IonoStar Plus, Ionolux and x-tra fil from VOCO, dentists can choose between three different products which can be processed more easily and quickly than amalgam, yet which are just as cost-effective and long-lasting. What’s more, they are significantly more aesthetic.

 

A high-quality alternative

 

When time is of the essence, VOCO recommends IonoStar Plus. The glass ionomer material is a self-curing restorative material which cures in just two minutes making it ideal for treating children. IonoStar Plus is ideal for the permanent restoration of deciduous teeth and comes in four shades.

 

Those who want to determine when the curing process is to begin should opt for Ionolux. The light-curing glass ionomer offers flexibility and covers a broad range of indications (e.g. Class I fillings). Ionolux is available in five different shades.

 

VOCO recommends the composite x-tra fil for definitive restorations in permanent teeth. With x-tra fil dentists get a composite restorative material with strong physical properties which guarantee a permanent yet economical solution. It can be inserted in increments of up to 4 mm and cured within 10 seconds.

Visit of renowned dentists from ‘REALITY Publishing Company’
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Dr. Michael Miller with his wife Dr. Ingrid Castellanos and daughter Jennifer (m

The ‘REALITY Publishing Company’ is a full-service information and product testing company located in Texas. A team of 37 of the most distinguished and renowned dentists from all over the world as well as nine additional members of the editorial board are responsible for different print publications and a wide range of online services in the field of aesthetic dentistry. Recently, two members of the editorial board visited VOCO’s headquarters in Cuxhaven.

 

Since 1975, Dr. Michael Miller (photo left) is a dentist and runs a private practice in Houston, Texas. He is the author of a series of articles on bonding, lectures internationally and is a Fellow of the ‘Academy of General Dentistry’. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the ‘American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’ and has memberships in the ‘International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research’ as well as in the ‘Academy of Dental Materials’. Dr. Miller is co-founder and President of the ‘REALITY Publishing Company’ and professor at the ‘University of Texas School of Dentistry’.

 

He was accompanied by his wife, Dr. Ingrid Castellanos (photo right). She is specialized in orthodontics, lectures internationally and is a member of the 'International Association of Dental Research’, of the ‘Mexican Academy of Orthodontists’, of the ‘American Association of Orthodontists’ and a Fellow of the ‘World Federation of Orthodontists’.

 

Ingrid Castellanos and Michael Miller travelled to Germany not only to get an impression of the company, where the products made in Germany are manufactured, but also to visit their daughter Jennifer (photo in the middle). For several weeks, she did an internship at VOCO’s research and development department. The visitors from the USA were guided by Leif Ebert (Managing Director VOCO America) and Matthias Mehring (Manager Knowledge Communication).

VisCalor Dispenser – heating and application with a single device
Product News
VisCalor Dispenser – heating and application with a single device

Now, for the first time, composite Caps can be warmed and applied immediately using just one device – VOCO’s VisCalor Dispenser makes it quick and easy.

 

The Cap heats up extremely quickly (approx. 30 sec) thanks to the near-infrared technology integrated in the dispenser. An acoustic signal indicates that the material is ready to be applied directly from the dispenser.

 

The VisCalor Dispenser is the perfect device to use in combination with VisCalor bulk. This material is the world’s first nanohybrid composite specially developed for heating up. The increase in temperature gives the material a lower viscosity, allowing it to flow optimally on margins and undercut regions. This also prevents air bubbles and minimises the risk of marginal gaps. The VisCalor Dispenser has two heating programmes: one for VisCalor bulk and one for all other VOCO composites.

VisCalor bulk - thermoviscous bulk fill composite
Product News
VisCalor bulk - thermoviscous bulk fill composite

For dentists, restorative treatments are an everyday procedure. Depending on the type of cavity, there are various options available. If an adhesive technique is selected, there is then another decision to be made. Dentists often start by using a flowable composite, which flows optimally onto the cavity walls in the area of the cavity floor, but is then difficult to carve. To solve this problem, the dentist either uses a carvable material as an additional layer, or alternatively may decide to use a carvable bulk composite right from the outset, which can be placed in a single step.

 

The job of deciding which technique to use is now a thing of the past because with VOCO’s VisCalor bulk, there is now a new composite that combines the benefits of both techniques (composite bonded to flow). 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 carvable.

 

VisCalor bulk is heated to approx. 68°C before it can be applied. It is also a 4 mm bulk material and does not need to be applied in layers. VisCalor bulk is available in four shades (A1, A2, A3, universal) and covers the entire indication range for classes I, II and V restorations.

V-Print splint – 3D printing material
Product News
V-Print splint

Those suffering from bruxism can often be helped with an occlusal splint, which should be worn as frequently as possible and therefore needs to be of a certain durability, which is best achieved by a high grade of elasticity. VOCO’s new 3D printing material V-Print splint offers exactly that.

 

V-Print splint is a light-curing resin, designed for generative production using a 385 nm LED DLP printer. This printing material is suitable for:

 

  • splints used in treatments,
  • bleaching trays, as well as
  • auxiliary parts and functional parts for dental diagnostics.

 

V-Print splint can be used for printing in layers of 25 μm, 50 μm, 75 μm or 100 μm thickness. Just like V-Print SG and V-Print ortho, V-Print splint has been carefully matched to the SolFlex printer, thus producing optimal printing results.

Ceramic Bond SingleDose – coupling agent for ceramics and composites
Product News
Ceramic Bond SingleDose

In this day and age, hardly any dental practice will utilise adhesives in 3-bottle-systems, and there is good reason for that: after all, adhesives have by now become available in single-bottle systems and also in SingleDose presentation. Both of these versions guarantee quick and straightforward working, putting an end to mixing errors. Reason enough to now also offer VOCO's proven coupling agent, Ceramic Bond, in SingleDose.

 

Ceramic Bond provides an optimal chemical bond between restoration and luting material (e.g. Bifix QM) for indirect ceramic or composite restorations.

 

In the SingleDose version Ceramic Bond is simple, quick and hygienic to apply. It is also incredibly straightforward to use: apply, allow to take effect, then dry.

Three alternatives to amalgam fillings
Product News
www.voco.dental

The EU has resolved that dentists may no longer use amalgam fillings in children under the age of 15, pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers. So what alternatives are available to dentists?

 

With the restorative materials IonoStar Plus, Ionolux and x-tra fil from VOCO, dentists can choose between three different products which can be processed more easily and quickly than amalgam, yet which are just as cost-effective and long-lasting. What’s more, they are significantly more aesthetic.

 

A high-quality alternative

 

When time is of the essence, VOCO recommends IonoStar Plus. The glass ionomer material is a self-curing restorative material which cures in just two minutes making it ideal for treating children. IonoStar Plus is ideal for the permanent restoration of deciduous teeth and comes in four shades.

 

Those who want to determine when the curing process is to begin should opt for Ionolux. The light-curing glass ionomer offers flexibility and covers a broad range of indications (e.g. Class I fillings). Ionolux is available in five different shades.

 

VOCO recommends the composite x-tra fil for definitive restorations in permanent teeth. With x-tra fil dentists get a composite restorative material with strong physical properties which guarantee a permanent yet economical solution. It can be inserted in increments of up to 4 mm and cured within 10 seconds.

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.

The reasonable alternative for Christmas gifts
Company News
VOCO supports UNICEF’s campaign ‘Donations instead of Christmas gifts’ also in 2

At the end of the year, it is a nice tradition to say thank you to customers and business partners. A reasonable and sustainable alternative to such Christmas gifts is a donation, which offers children the chance for a better future. VOCO, the manufacturer of dental materials, also would like to make the world for children a bit better. Like in the previous year, the company supports UNICEF’s campaign ‘Donations instead of Christmas gifts’ with 20,000 euros.

 

‘Donations instead of Christmas gifts’ has existed for more than 15 years. The money collected is transferred to the UNICEF programme ‘Children in crisis regions’. The donations allow for school attendance or the organisation of blankets and tents, which should provide comfort and warmth for the children. Because, there still are millions of children, who would hardly have the chance to access clean water, regular meals, necessary health measures or school attendance without the support of aid organisations.    

 

Against this backdrop, the management of VOCO GmbH has decided to donate in this year, too, the budget planned for Christmas gifts to customers and business partners. “When you see the terrible pictures from conflict areas, one realizes how urgent people there need help. With our donation, we are glad to contribute to the improvement of these children’s lives,” explains Olaf Sauerbier, member of VOCO’s management, while handing over the cheque to UNICEF volunteer Elke Schmidt from Stade. In the name of the aid organisation she thanked for the generous donation.  

Indian flair in cool Cuxhaven
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The Indian dentists together with (back row from left) Dr. Peter Kopecky and Dr. Dentists test VOCO’s Amaris during the hands-on course. Dentists test VOCO’s Amaris during the hands-on course. Dentists test VOCO’s Amaris during the hands-on course.

VOCO’s dental products are renowned and appreciated throughout the world, also in India. In order to get informed about the manufacturing and application of the products made in Germany, 13 dentists from India visited the headquarters in Cuxhaven. 

 

The two training days focused on the highly aesthetic restorative material Amaris, the nano-hybrid ORMOCER Admira Fusion and the glassfibre-reinforced composite posts of the Rebilda Post System. During the practical part of the training session, the dentists could immediately make use of the theoretical knowledge acquired, such as tips and tricks for the application of the products. Area Manager Rüdiger Wilczek explains, “The advantage of the personal contact is, that the dentists can test the materials here on-site and that they always have a dentalist at their side for answering questions and providing assistance.”

 

The visit of the Indian guests ended with a sightseeing tour in the city of Bremen. Here, they enjoyed the typical northern German cultural programme and finally, returned with lots of new impressions to their home country.

Visit of renowned dentists from ‘REALITY Publishing Company’
Event News
Dr. Michael Miller with his wife Dr. Ingrid Castellanos and daughter Jennifer (m

The ‘REALITY Publishing Company’ is a full-service information and product testing company located in Texas. A team of 37 of the most distinguished and renowned dentists from all over the world as well as nine additional members of the editorial board are responsible for different print publications and a wide range of online services in the field of aesthetic dentistry. Recently, two members of the editorial board visited VOCO’s headquarters in Cuxhaven.

 

Since 1975, Dr. Michael Miller (photo left) is a dentist and runs a private practice in Houston, Texas. He is the author of a series of articles on bonding, lectures internationally and is a Fellow of the ‘Academy of General Dentistry’. Furthermore, he is a founding member of the ‘American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’ and has memberships in the ‘International Association of Dental Research/American Association of Dental Research’ as well as in the ‘Academy of Dental Materials’. Dr. Miller is co-founder and President of the ‘REALITY Publishing Company’ and professor at the ‘University of Texas School of Dentistry’.

 

He was accompanied by his wife, Dr. Ingrid Castellanos (photo right). She is specialized in orthodontics, lectures internationally and is a member of the 'International Association of Dental Research’, of the ‘Mexican Academy of Orthodontists’, of the ‘American Association of Orthodontists’ and a Fellow of the ‘World Federation of Orthodontists’.

 

Ingrid Castellanos and Michael Miller travelled to Germany not only to get an impression of the company, where the products made in Germany are manufactured, but also to visit their daughter Jennifer (photo in the middle). For several weeks, she did an internship at VOCO’s research and development department. The visitors from the USA were guided by Leif Ebert (Managing Director VOCO America) and Matthias Mehring (Manager Knowledge Communication).