Dr. DiTolla’s Clinical Tips – UltraCem™ RRGI Cement
Chairside Magazine: Volume 7, Issue 3
Ultradent Products Inc.
South Jordan, Utah
It’s been a long time since we have seen a new resin-reinforced glass ionomer (RRGI) on the market, but when it came from the people at Ultradent, I sat up and took notice because they typically do not come out with a product unless they feel they have made a leap forward in quality, convenience or both. When the UltraCem™ syringe landed on my desk, I stared at it for a good week trying to appreciate just how much was going on there. You expect Ultradent to put most things in a syringe, mainly for dispensing purposes, but this was a powder-liquid cement that has to be mixed prior to using. A simple impression syringe with a mix tip was not going to work in this situation. Somehow, the research and development department in Utah figured out how to pull this off! See my interview with Dr. Dan Fischer here for a more in-depth discussion about this cement and others. Dan really opened my eyes with his research and frank opinions about the current state of paste-paste RRGI crown & bridge cements.