Dental Products & Dental Materials
Kemdent manufacture a large range of dental products & materials for both the dental laboratory and the dental surgery.
Including modelling wax, base plates, silicones, acrylics, filling materials and much more.
Kemdent has a reputation for innovation, exceptional quality and reliability for its dental products.
The manufacturing method and formulation of its modelling waxes are unique and the brands are recognised by dental technicians throughout the world as the finest available.
Belinda Mayoh BSc from Associated Dental Products Ltd highlights the benefits of Kemdent's PracticeSafe Soak Impression material disinfectant.
Since the introduction of the Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices both dental practices and laboratories have had to review their protocols regarding infection control involving the transfer of impressions, models and removable appliances (including crowns, bridges and dentures etc). This is because........
Belinda Mayoh BSc from Associated Dental Products Ltd introduces the ecological
advantages of Kemdent's new Anutex Eco, the most ecologically friendly laboratory wax available.
Despite being one of the most basic
consumables used within a laboratory, until
now each sheet of modelling wax has been
surprisingly expensive to manufacture
because the process consumes such a large
amount of energy. As one of the world's leading
manufacturers of modelling waxes and
similar laboratory products, including the
market leading Anutex range, Kemdent have
been manufacturing high quality.....
David Bevan, technical director of southern smiles based in hampshire, discussed why it is best to source products for the copying of dentures straight from the manufacturer
From an aesthetic point of view, it is now becoming increasingly important to test and develop new materials and techniques for technicians to use within their own dental laboratories. Consumers are now demanding more life-like dentures and it is the job of the technician to deliver more comfort for the denture wearers. In the following article.........
First, the boring bit! On page 42 of the Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum 01-05: Decontamination in primary care dental practices, it clearly states that all impressions, prostheses and orthodontic appliances must be:
“Decontaminated in a multistep
process to be conducted in
accord with the device or material
Immediately after removal from
the mouth, any device should be
rinsed under clean running water. This process should continue
until the device is visibly clean.
All devices should then receive
disinfection according to the
manufacturer’s instructions. This
will involve the use of specific
cleaning materials noted in the
CE-marking instructions. After
disinfection, the device should
again be thoroughly washed.
This process should occur
before and after any device is
placed in a patient’s mouth......
In March 2010, at the International Conference of Healthcare-Associated Infections’ Fifth Decennial Meeting, Christine Hendrickson et al, from the University of Minnesota Medical Center, presented a paper, entitled Effectiveness of Microfiber Cloths in Reducing Clostridium Difficile from the Patient Environment.
In her paper, Hendrickson presented the results of their research, which clearly demonstrated the superiority of microfibre cleaning cloths in eliminating bacterial infections from hard surfaces, compared with conventional disinfectant wipes. Consequently, they offer an alternative method of removing bacterial contamination more effectively, without impacting upon routine cleaning procedures....
The Diamond glass ionomer
cement range from Kemdent
was first introduced to the dental market more than 12 years ago and it
is now one of the world’s leading GICs
used daily by dentists in more than a
dozen countries worldwide.
The rapidly increasing interest
in CAD/CAM restorations ( Cerec,
Lava and IPS ZirCAD) has resulted
in a requirement for luting cements
with a low film thickness because
of the lower tolerances associated
with precision fitting CAD/CAM
restorations. The current ISO Standard
for a conventional luting cement is
less than 20μm, but as the precision
fit becomes ever closer this may well
prove to be too thick still.
Kemdent’s new Diamond Micro
Luting Cement, which is supplied
in capsules to ensure a guaranteed
consistency of mixing for optimised
physical and chemical properties,
offers a film thickness of 14μm....
New Autumn Offers
New offers now available on laboratory products and surgery products.
Download our Lab offer sheet here. Offers available on our waxes, acrylics, putty, die stone and more.
Download our Surgery offer sheet here. Offers available on our filling materials, cross infection control, bite registration and more.
New Glass Ionomer Restorative
New Restore II from Kemdent. A fantastic new glass ionomer restorative perfect for liner, base and Class V restorations.
We are exhibiting at many events around the world in the coming months, take a look at our events page for more information.
We will be exhibiting in Dubai for the first time at the AEEDC and also the IDEM in Singapore.
More details of the events are also available on our facebook page. See you there!
Kathy Porter, retired Senior Dental Nurse (Decontamination) at Birmingham Dental Hospital, highlights her perception of "Best Practice"
for disinfection and decontamination within Hospital and General Practice environments.
Infection prevention and control is the single most important practice that all the dental team are involved in.
It is important to emphasise that infection prevention and control is the responsibility of everyone,
not only within the team but also the people that visit the surgery and they should have every encouragement to participate in good practice...
In these difficult times many Technicians and Laboratories are looking to increase their profitability by increasing their efficiency and producing more Private work at the expense of their less valuable NHS work.
The latter can be achieved by either encouraging their existing clients to do more Private work or, probably more realistically, expanding their customer base by targeting new clients who are more interested in delivering Private work to their patients.
Either way the quality of the work the Technician needs to deliver to the Dentist needs to be of a demonstrably higher standard.
This can also offer other advantages to both the Dentist and Technician because it can increase their efficiency by saving both of them a significant amount of surgery and lab time,
reducing the number of re-tries required and achieve a greater sense of value for money and overall satisfaction for their clients, the patient and Dentist respectively...[read more]
Philip Cooke, Purton Dental Practice, explains why Alminax Rite Bite is his bite registration material of choice.
Despite the millions of pounds spent every year by dental manufacturers researching and developing,
marketing and selling the latest developments in high quality impression materials,
luting cements, crown and bridge materials, and technology -
everything promising the most accurate fit and optimised aesthetics for the final crown and bridge restorations -
bite registration remains one of the most important yet frequently neglected stages in crown and bridge work...
Martyn Young, Dental Technician and Laboratory Owner at Cotswold Dental Laboratory, studies the comparisons between differing standards of modelling wax.
Just over two years ago, our laboratory was introduced to a particular modelling wax sheet that we have continued to use exclusively to this very day.
The manufacturer concerned, states that the wax we have been using has similar handling characteristics to their market leading product, but their product offers much greater stability and strength... [read more]
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A selection of GDPs highlight the key features and benefits of the Diamond GIC range, explaining why it is their glass ionomer restorative material of choice.
Kemdent first introduced the Diamond glass ionomer cement (GIC ) range to the United Kingdom dental market in March 1999. Now, more than 10 years later, it is one of the world’s leading GIC's used daily by thousands of dentists in more than a dozen countries worldwide. Here some of its longest serving UK advocates highlight the exciting developments within the range over the years and explain why it is still their GIC of choice.
Peter W. Smith, from Acodent Dental Laboratory, Bolton, describes why he uses Kemdent Light-Cure Trays and provides some hints and tips to obtain optimum results with them.
WHY do I use Kemdent Light-Cure Trays? It is a simple fact of economics. In a busy commercial dental laboratory “time is money”,
and as the largest dental laboratory in the UK, only materials that are the most cost-effective are suitable for use in the highly competitive market we find ourselves in today...
Martyn Young, Cotswold Dental Laboratory, highlights the key factors when selecting a high impact denture base material.
Because of the growing private market, coupled with higher patient expectations and the rise in fees, dental laboratories are under increasing pressure to produce better quality prosthetics, but at ever more competitive prices.
Consequently they are looking to use high quality denture teeth together with a high quality, “high impact” denture base acrylic.
Introducing new Diamond Micro Luting Cement from Kemdent.
Diamond Micro Luting Cement is a resin-reinforced chemical-cure glass ionomer for permanent cementation.
Fields of application are porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns, bridges on hard dental tissue and cores rebuilt with amalgam,
composite or glass ionomer cements plus metal inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges,
posts, crowns manufactured from alumina only or zirconia only cores and orthodontic appliances.