Prestige Dental News

  • Prestige broadens the M62 corridor’s opportunities

    Prestige Dental is delighted to announce the appointment of Jennifer Ball as its Product Specialist for the M62 corridor and surrounding areas.

    Never one to rest on her laurels, Jennifer, who has an extensive dental nursing background, is in the process of rolling out an exciting programme of learning opportunities in individual practices.

    Whether lunchtime, first thing or after the practice closes is best for you, armed with sandwiches and in the space of just one hour Jennifer can provide invaluable information on products such as ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE, as well as vacuum forming and Medentika’s implant range – obligation free.

    Speaking about her new role, Jennifer commented: ‘I am really looking forward to meeting customers – new and old – and learning what support I  can offer individual dental practices so that dentists and their teams can remain focused on what they do best – delivering excellent patient care.’

    To make an appointment for Jennifer to visit your practice or for more information, please email or call 01274 721567.

  • Basic Introduction to occlusion

    Presented by Laurence Murray,
    Learn Occlusion that is relevant, interesting and easy to understand. A great starting point, particularly for associates and all those new to occlusion. The 1st day is the theory around occlusion  and the 2nd day is the practical day.

    Theory day £175 

    The day starts at 8.30 for registration and generally finish for 4.30 pm
    This programme is an excellent introduction to the Principles of occlusion and how they affect restorative,periodontal and orthodontic treatments.
    Unfortunately ‘occlusion’ is often taught in isolation, but it is a fundamental part of virtually every restorative plan.
    Practitioners will also be able to develop their understanding and management of TMD cases, thereby developing a new area of patient care within their practice.

    This day covers
    Anatomy of the TMJ and masticatory muscles
    Demystifying terminology in occlusion
    What instruments are required?
    Envelope of function
    Centric relation and when to use it
    CR bite records
    Comprehensive clinical examination: teeth, joints and muscles
    Unhealthy muscles: signs and symptoms
    Unhealthy teeth: mobility and fremitus, tooth wear
    Appliance therapy
    Deprogramming appliances
    Role of full coverage appliances (hard and soft)
    Treatment sequencing
    Creating space for restorations
    The role of provisional restorations

    Practical day outline, Delegate fee £300
    This practical course is designed as a follow-up to the
    One-day theory. The course, which will be for limited participants and will include the following:

    Facebow registration and mounting of an upper model
    Centric relation manipulation;
    Each participant will manipulate and be manipulated by one of the instructors
    Construction of an anterior jig
    Use of a Leaf Gauge and centric
    Use the CR record to mount a lower model to the upper model on a mark 11 Denar articulator
    Construction of a lower stabilisation splint on the mounted models
    Participants will work in pairs, so that at the end of the day they will have produced an appliance
    Articulators, facebows and all materials will be provided.

    Dates and Locations:

    Wigan 8th/9th May 2015

    Impressions Dental Laboratory The Old Police Station, 26 Castle Hill Road, Wigan, WN2 4BJ


    Dundee 5th/6th June 2015

    A-Plus Dental Laboratory 10 George Buckman Drive, Dundee, Dundee City, DD2 3SP


    To book please contact the BSOS through their website


  • Prestige products for prestige results hit the road

    The team at Prestige Dental is delighted to announce they will be exhibiting at both the Dentistry Show and the ADI Team Congress this year.

    On 17 and 18 April, we will be at the NEC in Birmingham on stand 546.

    Then, between 14 and 16 May we’ll be welcoming delegates to stand 45 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow.

    Among the products available will be ACTIVA™ BioACTIVE , 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.

    Prestige Dental’s model making and bleaching tray system will be on view too, which enables the dental team to fabricate trays in the practice in just one hour, allowing for significant cost savings.

    A range of Denar articulators will also be on the stand. Engineered for superior performance and tested thoroughly, they offer features to suit the needs of any practice or laboratory.

    Also available is The Pointer, 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.

    Whatever you need, Prestige Dental has the solution, covering areas such as:

    • Impression trays and materials

    • Implantology

    • Rotary and diamond instruments

    • Restorative

    • TMJ/occlusion

    • Model-making and vacuum forming

    • Small equipment.

    Please visit the Prestige Dental team at either Birmingham or Glasgow – or both – where you can be sure of a friendly reception and expert advice.


  • Prestige announces new product guide

    The team at Prestige Dental are pleased to announce that their new product guide will soon be available.

    In line with Prestige’s commitment to bringing together an extensive range of quality dental products under one banner, the guide will combine innovative new products with old favourites.

    All Prestige Dental products are carefully selected and undergo rigorous investigation to ensure that they conform to the company’s high standards.

    Whatever you need, Prestige Dental has the solution, covering areas such as:

    • Impression trays and materials

    • Implantology

    • Rotary and diamond instruments

    • Restorative

    • TMJ/occlusion

    • Model-making and vacuum forming

    • Small equipment.

    To get a copy of the guide, which will be available mid-February, or for further information, please call 01274 721567 or email


  • ACTIVA BioACTIVE steals the show with great results

    Prestige is delighted to report that Pulpdent, manufacturer of ACTIVA BioACTIVE, is going from strength to strength, reporting strong growth in domestic and global markets. Pulpdent is a research, product development and manufacturing company located near Boston, USA.

    Pulpdent attributed much of the 2014 increase to the impact of its ACTIVA BioACTIVE product, released last February at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, which have increased awareness and fuelled growth in the full Pulpdent product range.

    ACTIVA BioACTIVE products combine the bioactive ionic resin, a patented rubberised-resin molecule and reactive ionomer glass to mimic the physical and chemical properties of natural teeth. They are the first bioactive dental products with the best attributes of composites and glass ionomers but without any of the disadvantages of those materials. They are strong, durable and highly aesthetic, and they release and recharge calcium, phosphate and more fluoride than glass ionomers. They are ‘smart’ materials that respond to the pH cycles in the mouth and provide long-term prevention benefits.

    Marcy Buckler, national sales manager, commented: ‘ACTIVA BioACTIVE products have established Pulpdent as the leader in research and product development for bioactive materials, and this has elevated the entire Pulpdent range to a new level of recognition and success.’

    In addition to Pulpdent’s North American team, guests at the Boston-based event included Pulpdent’s distribution partners in the United Kingdom, France, Eastern Europe and New Zealand.

    Dr Sherwin Shinn, recipient of both the Jefferson Award for outstanding achievement in public service and the ADA 2013 Humanitarian Award, delivered the keynote address. Larry Clark, director of marketing and clinical affairs, and Connie Kugel, RDH, professional relations and marketing manager, conducted educational programmes and hands-on workshops. Karen Comisi, CDA, discussed communication with patients about the benefits of bioactive materials, as well as the increased office production and profitability generated by using ACTIVA BioACTIVE materials.

    Pulpdent products are available in the UK through Prestige Dental. For further information, please visit, call 01274 721 567 or email

  • 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


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