Trends in Dentistry - September 2016
Volume 12, Issue 9

5 Reasons to Buy

"TheraCal LC works well in developing a dentin bridge. It's easy to work with and does not take an inordinate time to place. The only product I would use for both direct and indirect pulp capping. This is a hole-in-one for sure.”
-Shamshudin (Sam) Kherani, DDS, FAGD, MICCMO, Pier Dental Centre, North Vancouver, BC Canada

Reasons to Buy

1. Calcium release stimulates1 hydroxyapatite and secondary dentin bridge formation2,3

2. Alkaline pH promotes healing and apatite formation2,4

3. Significant calcium release1 leads to protective seal5,7,8

4. Protects and insulates the pulp5,6

5. Moisture tolerant1 and radiopaque—can be placed under restorative materials and cements

Specifications

A protective liner for use under restorative materials, cements, or other base materials.
Pulp capping agent may be placed directly on the pulpal exposures after hemostasis is obtained. It is indicated for any pulpal exposures, including caries exposures, mechanical exposures, or exposures due to trauma.
Radiopaque properties allow for easy detection on x-rays.

Bisco, Inc
http://www.bisco.com • 800-247-3368

References
1. Gandolfi MG, Siboni F, Prati C. Chemical-physical properties of TheraCal, a novel light-curable MTA-like material for pulp capping. Int Endod J. 2012;45(6):571-579. 

2. American Dental Association website. Glossary of Dental Clinical and Administrative Terms: definitions for direct and indirect pulp capping. www.ada.org/en/publications/cdt/glossary-of-dental-clinical-and-administrative-ter. Accessed August 1, 2016. 

3. Gandolfi MG, Siboni F, Taddei P, Modena E, Prati C. Apatite forming ability of TheraCal pulp capping material. J Dent Res. 90(Special issue A):2521, 2011. 4. Okabe T, Sakamoto M, Takeuchi H, Matsushima K. Effects of pH on mineralization ability of human dental pulp cells. J Endod. 2006;32(3):198-201. 

5. Sangwan P, Sangwan A, Duhan J, Rohilla A. Tertiary dentinogenesis with calcium hydroxide: a review of proposed mechanisms. Int Endod J. 2013;46(1):3-19 

6. Savas S, Botsali MS, Kucukyilmaz E, Sari T. Evaluation of temperature changes in the pulp chamber during polymerization of light-cured pulp-capping materials by using a VALO LED light curing unit at different curing distances. Dent Mater J. 2014;33(6):764-769. 

7. Cantekin K. Bond strength of different restorative materials to light-curable mineral trioxide aggregate. J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2015;39(2):143-148. 

8. Nielsen M, Vanderweele R, Casey J, Vandewalle K, Jbsa-Lackland U. Mechanical properties of new dental pulp-capping materials over time. J Dent Res. 93(Spec Iss A):495, 2014.

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