May 23, 2018

Countdown to GC’s 100th Anniversary!

  GC will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2021. For the purpose of communicating to all societies its slogan of “Smile for the World” toward the realization of “Vision 2021”, targeting at the year of 2021, GC had designed a symbol in February 2017 to convey the concept of “GC Contributing to Health and Smile of People in the World”. On this occasion, GC has added another message of “Since 1921 Towards Century of Health” to that symbol and started a “Countdown” in the wake of 1,000 days left to February 11, 2021 being its 100th anniversary. The symbol hopes to convey its message that GC has been devoting over a century to the development and provision of equipment, contributing to the health of people through dental care, and intends to further accelerate ...

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March 3, 2017

For Beautiful Restorations that Last: G-CEM LinkForce® and GC Initial™ LiSi Press

Restorative dentistry has advanced at a great pace in the past decade, offering a myriad of new and updated materials that are stronger and more aesthetic than ever before. Dentists are now able to deliver more natural-looking and durable restorations, which continues to raise expectations for patients. In order to meet these aesthetic and functional requirements, dentists need a cost-effective material that isn’t technique sensitive for dental laboratories to deliver at a consistently high standard.     At the forefront of dental materials research and development, GC America has created a formidable duo in G-CEM LinkForce and GC Initial LiSi Press that achieves not only beautiful but durable restorations. On the one side, G-CEM LinkForce is a dual-cure adhesive resin cement for...

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March 3, 2017

The New Pressable Ceramic Endorsed by Lab Experts

GC Initial™ LiSi Press is a new high strength lithium disilicate ingot from GC America with HDM (High Density Micronization) Technology. This proprietary new technology provides unsurpassed physical properties and superior aesthetics. GC America has released GC Initial LiSi Press, to offer dental laboratories a more aesthetic, stable and easy to use solution. With nearly 100 years of experience in dental materials, GC is known worldwide for its innovative technology, endorsed by clinicians and technicians alike. The HDM Technology found inside GC Initial LiSi Press utilizes equally dispersed lithium disilicate micro-crystals to fill the entire glass matrix rather than using traditional larger size crystals that do not take full advantage of the entire matrix structure. As res...

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March 3, 2017

G-CEM LinkForce®: One System, Multiple Indications

Restorative dentistry has advanced at a great pace in the past decade, offering a myriad of new and updated materials that are stronger and more aesthetic than ever before. Dentists are now able to deliver more natural-looking and durable restorations, which continues to raise expectations for patients. But even the most beautiful restorations won’t be of any use if they don’t last, which is why dentists need a reliable and easy-to-use cement.   In response to this market need, GC America launched, G-CEM LinkForce, a multi-purpose, dual-cured, radiopaque, universal adhesive resin cement system. This one convenient kit is all you need for all restorative procedures, from lithium disilicate, ceramics and hybrid ceramics, as well as zirconia, PFMs and precious metals, glass fiber p...

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November 26, 2015

Two New Products from GC America by Dr. Thomas Dudney

GC America has recently introduced two new products, G-Premio BOND™ and G-ænial Sculpt®. G-Premio Bond is a one bottle, universal (8th generation) adhesive that has a reliable bond to enamel and dentin and can be used in conjunction with a total etch, self etch, or selective etch technique. It is compatible with all direct restoratives and due to a very thin film thickness (3 µm) can also be used with indirect restorations when light cured. It features a new bottle design for more precise dispensing and temperature control and can be used to treat dentin hypersensitivity. G-ænial Sculpt is a light-cured, universal, nano-hybrid composite with a uniform nano-filler dispersion that provides excellent wear resistance and a very low particle plucking rate. It is available...

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July 8, 2015

Product Tutorial: G-CEM LinkAce®

Offering significant benefits to the clinician, G-CEM LinkAce provides optimal self-curing properties for PFM and lithium disilicate restorations, high bond durability to Zirconia in one step, exceptional color stability, unsurpassed wear resistance and easy excess cement removal. Available in four esthetic shades—A2 universal, AO3, BO1 and translucent—G-CEM LinkAce requires no refrigeration, so there is no delay waiting for the material to come to room temperature. This short product tutorial talks through the steps of how to use Watch the step-by-step tutorial below   To read the Dental Advisor report on G-CEM LinkAce click here!  ...

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July 8, 2015

WATCH: Step by Step Breakdown of The Single Crown

Duration: 1.04 h Presenter: Dr Ron Kaminer About the webinar: A mainstay procedure in any dental office is the single crown. Yet despite our successes and failures many of us continue to do things the same way we have done for years. This CE webinar will break down the single crown and outline and modernize the steps and procedures needed to be ultimately successful. Upon completion of this CE webinar, the student will have covered 1. Core build ups and post and cores: Current materials for optimal success 2. How to achieve a perfect impression every time 3. Material choice for single units 4. Clarifying cementation confusion See below for a 2.5 minute excerpt of the webinar   Click here to view the full length on-demand webinar   About Dr Kam...

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July 7, 2015

WATCH: Updated Protocols for Provisional and Definitive Cementation of Indirect Dental Restorations

Duration: 1:10 h Presenter: Dr Robert Lowe Most indirect dental restorations are luted to preparations using one of four types of dental cements: 1) Glass Ionomer Cements 2) Resin Modified Ionomer Cements 3) Resin Cements which require the use of total etch technique and dentin adhesives on the tooth structure prior to the luting process 4) Self Etching Resin Cements Improved properties in this last category of cements including, improvements in self cure mode and bonding to zirconia, will be discussed. It is important to note that no cement will perform to its utmost clinically without an adequate preparation that includes good resistance and retention form. In this CE webinar, Dr. Lowe will discuss clinical techniques and protocols for indirect cementation of...

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July 7, 2015

Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cements Versus Resin-Based Materials as Fissure Sealants: A Meta-Analysis of Clinical Trials

GC America believes in the importance of informing dentists about the evidence available on Minimally Invasive Dentistry topics so they can make scientifically sound choices in the treatment of their patients. In the research-clinical application jigsaw puzzle, it is essential to make all the pieces fit in order to see the whole picture. Systematic review with meta-analysis AIM: To quantitatively appraise the current evidence regarding the caries-prevention effect of resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RM-GIC) fissure sealants in comparison to that of resin-based fissure sealants. METHODS: 8 Anglophone databases and 2 Lusophone databases were searched until 15 April 2009, using a pre- determined search strategy. Clinical trials were considered for inclusion if their titles/abstr...

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July 7, 2015

Glass-Ionomer Cement Technology Advances into 21st Century Dentistry

Systematic reviews reveal the continued evolution of dental materials Results from a recent systematic review suggest high-viscosity glass-ionomer cement (GIC) as safe and economical long-term tooth restorative system in conventional stress bearing Class I and in non-stress bearing Class II and Class V situation. High-viscosity GIC may also be acceptable in Class II stress bearing situations, as long as the isthmus is less than half of the intercuspal distance as stated in the manufacturer’s instruction of use. Systematic reviews, often including meta-analysis as statistical method, provide the highest form of clinical knowledge in terms of achieving internal validity of results. One systematic review appraised the current clinical evidence regarding the use of high-viscosity GIC f...

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