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Heraeus’ Gluma® Desensitizer PowerGel Named “Best Product 2012″

March 29, 2012

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that its Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel received a “Best Product 2012″ designation in a peer-to-peer evaluation published in the March issue of the journal Dental Product Shopper.

The product was comprehensively evaluated by an independent panel of 12 dentists and hygienists with an average of over 23 years of clinical experience. Evaluation criteria included: ease of use of syringe; ease of controlling placement; effectiveness of green color to aid in accurate placement; convenience of gel; effectiveness at reducing or eliminating sensitivity (based on patient feedback); and ease of chair side use. On a scale of 1.0 to 5.0, Gluma PowerGel receive a score of at least 4.0 on every single attribute. The product’s green color was a particular hit with the evaluators. Impressively, 92% of the evaluators said they probably or definitely would buy Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel for their practice.

Gluma is the best-known and most trusted desensitizer brand in the dental industry worldwide. The original Gluma Desensitizer has been used in over 50 million restorations and is preferred over all others for eliminating dentinal hypersensitivity. The latest addition to the line, Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel, is a unique one-step gel formula desensitizer that allows for greater control and accuracy during application. In addition, its distinctive green-color indicator provides visual ease of placement and rinse-clean capability.

Other advantages of Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel include:

  • Time savings since no agitation or light curing is required.
  • The ability to be used with all bonding and restorative materials in any situation.
  • A no-drip formula that stays where placed and minimizes contact with soft tissue.

As with the original Gluma Desensitizer, Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel is intended for use as pretreatment to priming and bonding in direct composite restorations and as pretreatment prior to placing compomer or amalgam restorations.

“The positive results of this evaluation are not surprising,” said Lee Ann Brady, DMD. “I use Gluma with all of my direct and indirect restorations. The anti-bacterial properties and reduction of risk of post-op sensitivity are part of my ongoing commitment to providing the best level of care for my patients.”

The combination of Gluma Desensitizer PowerGel and original Gluma Desensitizer allows Heraeus to offer its customers the most effective, convenient and comprehensive possible means of eliminating dentinal hypersensitivity. That is exciting news for practices who want to be able to reassure patients with past hypersensitivity problems that they have nothing to fear.

To read the full evaluation, visit the Heraeus Dental 360 page on Facebook.

For more information on Heraeus or its products, call (800) 431-1785 or visit www.heraeusdentalusa.com.

About Heraeus

Heraeus, the precious metals and technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a global, private company with 160 years of tradition. Our fields of competence include precious metals, materials, and technologies, sensors, biomaterials, and medical products, as well as dental products, quartz glass, and specialty light sources. With product revenues of euro 4.1 billion and precious metal trading revenues of euro 17.9 billion, as well as more than 12,900 employees in over 120 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

SOURCE Heraeus Kulzer, LLC

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