Volume 1 Issue 3
A BULLETIN DEALING WITH ISSUES FOR DENTAL HEALTH
By the year 2000, forty percent of dentist's clinical procedures will
be cosmetic clinical procedures. Recently the Dental Industry
Association of Canada (DIAC) released their Future of Dentistry Survey
report. Dentists confirmed future usage trends for specific dental
laboratory categories through this survey. The most likely products to
increase in use were Ceramic Veneers and All Ceramic Crowns.There
is a second group of products showing a lower reading for expected
growth but with a percentage high enough to be noted. This group
includes Implant supported Crowns, Ceramic Inlays/Onlays, Implant
supported Full and Partial Dentures, This means that cosmetic
procedures that have been traditional to Crown and Bridge will have to
be applied to Partials, Dentures and Implants cases. Clasps and
oversized attachments will not meet the demands of the increasingly
more sophisticated dental patient. With the advent of the Bredent
attachment system, the dental professionals have the opportunity to
provide the patients with a broader range of reliable cosmetic services
and state of the art clinical advancement such as the miniaturization
of the VKS-OC male. The flexibility to choose either
a 30 or 60 degree application allows for the best selection of
attachment angle for any particular abutment and the tissue conditions
of the patient. Porcelain can even be applied to the attachment's
gingiva for better tissue to attachment hygiene. Versatility and the
broad compatability of the VKS system assures that it can be used with
cases supported by natural teeth, remaining roots or Implants. Castible
plastic resin ensures alloy bio-compatability. The simplicity of the
VKS series of attachments is that its different systems utilize the
same tools. Prefabricated components simplify the working procedures
and a choice of three inter-changeable retentions made of Duro-Plast
material) can be changed at chairside. The VKS attachments provide
space for flexibility of design and protection of the abutments.
Implementation by the clinical and technical team provide the ultimate
benefit for the dental patient.
have full colour
literature outlining the VKS attachments for Removable Partial
Dentures, Over Dentures and Implant Bars. For your package of
litarature please call: 1-800-250-5111 or e-mail us at dent-line of canada inc.
Bredent's Liquid Colloidal Graphite
Please see below for Technical Questions
- a contact indicator
- ideal for fitting together castings and
- water soluble
- excellent anti-flux
Latest Clinical Advancement
VKS-OC Mini 30 Degree VKS-OC Mini 60 Degree
Bredent has just announced the immediate availability of the VKS-OC
in the mini size of 1.7 mm. Computer assisted CAD/CAM technology was
used to design the miniaturization and angulation of the VKS-OC.
The male comes in 30 and 60 degrees.
allows you to fit to the attachment tooth, rather than fit the tooth to
the attachment. Its lower position and angle ensures ample vertical
space while the mini size creates more buccal, lingual and mesial
space. In addition, the use of block out discs during the processing
provides room for vertical and rotational movements to reduce strain
and leverage on the abutment. The VKS-OC
Mini Extra Coronol Attachment Offers Many Benefits:
Cost Effective Starter Kits
- Superior Aesthetics,Unlike
unsightly claps theVKS-OCattachment
is small and hidden once the prosthesis has been inserted. It only
requires a gentle snap-in to place it, to assure retention.
- Improved Hygiene,Open
embrasure provides space for self acting rinsing and cleaning. The
gingival papilla is not disturbed and may be easily accessed and
- Design Flexibility,the VKS-OC
designed in angles of 30 and 60 degrees that can be adapted to
individual situations by fitting it the the abutments or gingiva.
Vario Stud Snap VKS-OC 1.7 30/60, 20 pce. Assortment. Contains 2 male
each of 30 & 60, OC females 4 each green, yellow and red. Block out
Disc 4, a Parallel mandrel and Insertion Pin. Order Number 43007349.
For Technical Assistance On Bredent Attachments Or To
Order, Call 1-800-250-5111 or contact us at email@example.com
Peter T. Pontsa, R.D.T.
Recognized Competence Has Value
Education plays an important role in protecting the public. Consider
this bizarre story printed in the Toronto Star recently.
Solo, 42, of Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A., was charged in April with
practising dentistry without a license. The charge was based on a
complaint from a patient who was referred to her because she was "cheap".
Soto allegedly extracted the wrong tooth from the patient. On yet
another visit, she said a tooth was too big for his mouth, removed it,
filed it down and out it back in with Krazy Glue.
and ignorance seem to be the primary reason for patients to make
choices such as the one described above. It is imperative that dental
health professionals keep dentistry affordable and out of the hands of
the illegal practioner.
do you recommend Bredent's Liquid Colloidal Graphite
is an excellent anti-flux. The brush assures you control in the
placement of Colloidal Graphite on areas that don't require solder.
Easy clean up in water after soldering results in a controlled
there any other uses for Bredent's Liquid Colloidal
are two more. First, when casting to prefabricated metal parts, paint
the liquid graphite on areas where you do not want any casting flash. A
couple of examples would be screw related. Such as the threads on Bredent's
Safety Lock Thread Rod and the OC Bridge Sectioning
Attachments. Second, it can be used to establish pre contact
areas when making attachment and telescopic work.
The Dent-liner; Vol. 1, No. 1
Publisher: Peter T. Pontsa RDT
Editor: A. Breemen BA