GC’s EQUIA Forte: Unrivalled alternative to amalgam!
In a letter dated 12th April 2018, sent to every dental practice in England, Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) highlighted new regulations on the use and disposal of mercury which must be implemented by all dental professionals in the UK.
This includes Article 10(2) which states that from 1st July 2018 dental amalgam shall not be used for dental treatment of pregnant or breastfeeding women, children under 15 years or in deciduous teeth except when deemed strictly necessary by the dental practitioner based on the specific medical needs of the patient. Therefore clinicians need to find an appropriate alternative to amalgam for Class I or II restorations in these situations.
GC’s EQUIA Forte bulk fill glass hybrid restorative is the obvious answer because of its enhanced physical properties, which delivers a stronger and superior posterior bulk fill restoration, and its “GC pedigree”.
Unlike traditional GIC’s, Equia Forte is recommended in its Instructions For Use for Class I and II restorations (in both non-stress and certain stress bearing areas), intermediate restorations, Class V and root surface restorations, and core build-ups.
Compared with other restorative options Equia Forte gives a substantial time advantage, whilst its impressive aesthetics widen the posterior restorative options enabling Dentists to fulfil their patient’s expectations. It also offers superior qualities of fluoride release and chemical bonding to all types of tooth structure creating a perfect seal against secondary caries. All qualities that have been borne out by independent research. Accept no rivals!
To find out more about GC’s Equia Forte request a copy of the new publication “Introducing the restorative innovation of glass hybrid technology - A comprehensive guide to Equia Forte”. It will tell you everything you need to know about this perfect alternative to amalgam!