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3M ESPE Partners with BlueLight Analytics to offer the checkMARC Curing Light Testing service

May 12, 2015
by Oral Health Group

 Enabling dentists to optimize their patient’s clinical outcomes by providing evidence-based curing light information and protocols.

LONDON, ON – Dental professionals want predictability and confidence with their products and procedures, however when it comes to light curing dental materials there is a broad and often confusing array of curing light equipment and material protocols.

Restorative dentistry is responsible for more than half of the revenue generated for Dentists1, and problems lead to significant amounts of un-billable chair time. Light-cured restorative materials used in dental procedures are often faulted for failures, underperformance and other issues. Only optimally-cured restorative material delivers the performance demanded by dentists and required by patients. However, the curing lights used in private practice are often in poor condition. Recent evidence has shown that, in a great many cases, the light curing protocols used by the dentist will not result in the restorative material being cured as required2.

3M ESPE has partnered with BlueLight Analytics to offer checkMARC, the only professional service (NIST3 standard) for validating curing light performance and determining the required curing times for each curing light and material combination in the dental clinic. With the checkMARC system, 3M ESPE will test and identify the efficacy of a dental office’s curing lights. Based on the results, 3M ESPE will review the light curing protocols currently in practice, and work together with the dental clinic to identify evidence-based opportunities to improve clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

As the market leader for restorative dentistry4, 3M ESPE is dedicated to providing dental professionals the latest technologies and innovations in dentistry to improve practice productivity and patient satisfaction. Dental clinics are invited to contact their 3M ESPE sales representatives to set up an appointment to have their curing lights tested and light curing protocols reviewed.

For more information, visit: 3MESPE.ca. www.checkmarc.net.

About BlueLight Analytics™ BlueLight Analytics Inc. (www.curingresin.com) is a technology company specializing in the measurement of curing light energy delivery in dental practice. Their suite of technology supports practitioners, educators and researchers with laboratory accurate analytics that improve the quality of light-cured resins in dental restorations. The proprietary technologies provide accurate measurements and analytics for calibrating resin compounds, training and improving operator curing light technique and on-site curing light performance verification in dental practice.

checkMARC is a trademark of BlueLight Analytics inc. used under license in Canada. © 2015. All rights reserved.

About 3M ESPE Dental 3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. 3M ESPE is part of 3M Health Care, which provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at http://www.3MESPE.ca or call the 3M ESPE Customer Care Centre at 1-888-363-3685. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors. 3M and ESPE are trademarks of 3M or 3M Deutschland GmbH. Used under license in Canada. © 2015, 3M. All rights reserved.

About 3M 3M is a science-based company with a culture of creative collaboration that inspires powerful technologies, making life better. With $32 billion in sales, 3M employs 90,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.ca or follow @3MNewsroom on Twitter.

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