Kuraray Noritake Announces New KATANA™ Cleaner

Introducing the All-purpose, Universal Cleaner for Extra-oral and Intra-oral Use on Tooth Structure and Prosthetics

Kuraray Noritake has once again reinvented a dental category by launching its latest innovation: KATANA™ Intra-oral and Restoration Cleaner.

One common problem encountered during the trial fitting of a restoration is the weakening of bond strength after cementation. This happens as a result of contamination from saliva and blood in the oral cavity. With new KATANA Cleaner, this obstacle is virtually eliminated, thanks to its thoughtful formulation. KATANA Cleaner has a high cleaning effect due to its surface-active characteristic MDP Salt, and has a low pH value of 4.5 that enables use extra-orally and intra-orally.

KATANA Cleaner is a true all-purpose, universal cleaning agent indicated for tooth structure, including cavities, abutments, and root canals; and prosthetics, such as ceramics, resin-based materials, metals, and posts. Workflow with KATANA Cleaner is easy and fast, allowing clinicians to use it with confidence in just about any case. All it takes is two steps before cementation: (1) Apply and rub KATANA Cleaner and (2) rise and dry. Additionally, KATANA Cleaner only takes 10 seconds of rubbing time, unlike other cleaners that require more time.

“Kuraray Noritake has created the ultimate cleaning agent in KATANA Cleaner,” says Dr. Matt Nejad. “Other products I’ve used in the past weren’t as effective and left my bond strengths compromised.” When asked what differentiates KATANA Cleaner from other cleaning agents, Dr.Nejad continues, “KATANA Cleaner has an active ingredient of MDP Salt, and that’s what really makes the difference vs cleaners that use Sodium Hydroxide or Potassium Hydroxide. The MDP Salt gives KATANA Cleaner its high cleaning effect and helps keep bond strengths sturdy and reliable for my peace of mind and patients’.”

“Kuraray Noritake has transformed itself into what it is today: a multidimensional business entity with the high caliber to offer products and technologies to a wide range of industries,” said Dr. Dinesh Weerasinghe, Senior Technical and Marketing Manager at Kuraray Noritake. “We are committed to our partnership with the dental community and will continue to serve them with innovative solutions that help them provide better care to their patients. KATANA Cleaner is yet another solution professionals can rely on for strength, efficacy, and the ability to perform as a true universal cleaning agent in dentition or prosthetic cases.”

About Kuraray Noritake

KATANA™ Cleaner is the latest innovation from Kuraray Noritake Dental Inc., a company formed from the merger of Kuraray Medical Inc. and Noritake Dental Supply Co. in April 2012. Building on the combined strength of these two multinationals, Kuraray Noritake Dental aims to create world-leading synergies across product development, production, and sales. The company benefits from exceptional expertise in organic and inorganic chemistry leading to the development of further high-end dental products—from ceramics to composites and even bio-materials. Kuraray Noritake Dental believes that a patient’s smile is more important than anything else. As such, the company has always sought to inspire the dental profession by introducing minimally invasive and bio-additive solutions, both now and in the future, resulting in patients being able to enjoy their teeth for a lifetime.

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