Monthly Archives: November 2014

  • Gaining Prestige on the internet

    Prestige Dental is delighted to announce the launch of its new website at

    Offering an easy way to find out more and to purchase Prestige’s range of products it is well worth a visit – time and again!

    Products from brand-leading companies have been carefully selected and undergone rigorous investigation to ensure they conform to the highest standards.

    Lucy Gabbitas and Paul Martin, the two directors of Prestige Dental, commented: ‘We’re delighted to present this up-to-the-minute internet offering, combining innovative new products with tried and tested old favourites. Alongside CE marking and safety and quality of products, it is our policy to ensure that all customers’ requirements are fulfilled in terms fitness for purpose, timeliness of delivery and subsequent customer service – an ethos that we have incorporated into the website.’

    Whether you’re looking for materials and equipment for the surgery or laboratory, has it all.

  • ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE proves a winner

    Prestige Dental is delighted to announce that the readers of have voted ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE the best new restorative material.

    ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE  products are the first dental resins with a bioactive ionic resin matrix, shock-absorbing rubberised resin component, and reactive ionomer glass fillers that mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. These bioactive materials actively participate in the cycles of ionic exchange that regulate the natural chemistry of our teeth and saliva, and contribute to the maintenance of tooth structure and oral health.

    ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE has the strength, aesthetics and physical properties of composites and releases more fluoride than glass ionomers,1 combining the best attributes of both materials without compromise. It chemically bonds and seals teeth against bacterial leakage,2,3and its continuous release an recharge of calcium, phosphate and fluoride ions provide patients with long-term benefits.

    For further details, please call 01274 721 567 or email



    1. Fluoride ion release and recharge over time in three restoratives. University testing. Accepted for publication. Accepted for publication AADR 2014

    2. Zmener O, Pameijer CH, Hernandez S. Resistance against bacterial leakage of four luting agents used for cementation of complete cast crowns. Am J Dent 2014; 27(1): 51-55

    3. Zmener O, Pameijer CH et al. Marginal bacterial leakage in class I cavities filled with a new resin-modified glass ionomer restorative material. 2013



  • Making a great first impression

    The Denstar 530 Power Vibrator, available exclusively in the UK from Prestige Dental, offers four steps of vibration intensity to help with flowability and prevent the formation of bubbles when plaster is poured into an impression.

    The Power Vibrator’s other benefits include:

    • Simple-to-use four-step controls

    • Ergonomic design for user convenience

    • An on/off step switch

    • Easily detachable rubber sheet for cleaning purposes.

    Measuring only 140mm in width, 140mm in depth and 75mm in height, Denstar’s 530 Power Vibrator can find a home in even the most compact of rooms in the dental practice or lab.

    On special offer and great value at just £55 plus VAT, the 530 Power Vibrator will eliminate bubbles forming in your models, helping to create great treatment outcomes for you and your patients.

    For more information, please contact Prestige Dental by email at or call 01274 721 567.



  • Implant excellence and incomparable value

    Within the dental implant sector Medentika serves customers with care, meeting clinical needs as well as offering great value.

    Medentika supplies customised abutments fabricated from different materials, offering a wide range compatible with 16 separate premium implant systems. In addition, Medentika offers high-precision, custom-made bars and bridges.

    Medentika also manufactures an implant system of its own, which provides an unusually comprehensive variety of prostheses.

    Medentika’s scan and design service enables customers to design (either on the computer or manually wax-up) custom prostheses easily (abutments, bars and bridges) and receive high-precision components for 15 different implant systems. This helps the laboratory and the dentist to provide both aesthetic and functional solutions for patients.

    Medentika’s milling system enables any laboratory that uses a mid-size milling machine to manufacture individual abutments in titanium and chromium cobalt using prefabricated, high-precision interfaces.

    For more information, email or call 01274 721 567.

  • Get straight to the point with buried implants

    The Pointer is a breakthrough innovation, offering a new way to detect the exact location of buried implants under soft tissue without the need for an invasive procedure.

    The Pointer uses a straightforward indicator system that enables the dentist to locate the exact position of the implant quickly and easily – with no need to raise a flap. When swept over the patient’s gum during second-stage surgery, The Pointer uses a green light to indicate an implant’s position. If The Pointer is moved just a fraction away from the implant in any direction the light turns off.  Once located, simply use a tissue punch or, to save tissue, perform a cross incision to gain access.

    The Pointer also enables the dentist to administer a reduced dose of anaesthetic, treatment time is halved, there is no need to suture the gum, and the possibility of post-treatment complications is considerably reduced.

    ‘The Pointer is like a metal detector which shows you exactly where the implant is. It is very useful in cases where the implant is buried, especially where the patient is wearing dentures during the healing process,’ says Graham Browning, Director and Principal Dentist at South Coast Dental Specialists in Wimbourne in Dorset.

    The Pointer is available in the UK from Prestige Dental. For more information, please call 01274 721 567or email


  • Articulating excellence

    Denar articulators, available exclusively in the UK from Prestige Dental, are engineered for superior performance and tested thoroughly based on proven methodology. They bring a new level of interchangeability with the innovative 300 Series and offer a range of features to suit the needs of any practice or laboratory.

    The 300 Series comprises next-generation articulators with factory-set accuracy to within 20 microns. Each model offers the following design and quality features:

    • Tilts back at a 45° angle, allowing a hands-free view of the cast

    • A built-in support pin that allows the upper member to stand completely open while the articulator is sitting flat

    • A positive centric latch that allows the upper and lower members to be separated or positively locked together

    • A new magnetic mounting system offers three points of contact to ensure stability and improve accuracy

    • Unobstructed lingual access.

    For more information, please view the online presentations at Alternatively, contact Prestige Dental by email at or call 01274 721 567.


  • Harness nature with Embrace bioactive resin

    Embrace WetBond is a bioactive ionic resin designed to take advantage of saliva in the mouth.

    Most traditional resins are hydrophobic, repel saliva and require a dry field. Designed to have a relatively neutral existence in the mouth, they do not take advantage of the positive gains that can be achieved with active materials that behave in a dynamic fashion in the oral environment.1

    Conversely, in the presence of moisture, uncured Embrace is acidic and simultaneously etches, ionizes and adheres to tooth structure. The hydrogen ions break off from the phosphate acid group and are replaced by calcium in the tooth structure. This ionic interaction binds the resin to the minerals in the tooth, forming a strong resin-hydroxyapatite complex and a positive seal against microleakage.

    When cured, Embrace is a dynamic bioactive system whereby fluoride continuously recharges the saliva and resin.

    For more information, please contact Prestige Dental by email at or call 01274 721 567.

    1. McCabe JF et al (2011) Smart materials in dentistry. Aust Dent J 56 (Suppl 1): 3-10

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