April 7, 2017
NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its NuSmile NeoMTA is now available in Canada.
NuSmile NeoMTA is the first and only affordable MTA specifically optimized for pediatric dentistry. The ideal treatment for pulpotomies, direct and indirect pulp capping, and apexification, it is quickly washout resistant, non-staining and has excellent handling properties. NuSmile NeoMTA is also bioactive and non-toxic, delivering peace of mind that formocresol may not provide.
Cost-effective for pediatric dentistry
Historically, many dentists who would have preferred to use bioactive, non-toxic MTA rather than formocresol for pediatric pulp therapy found MTA to be cost-prohibitive. This is no longer an issue, as NuSmile NeoMTA’s cost per gram is dramatically less than that of all other leading MTAs. Moreover, its unique dessicant-lined bulk packaging system allows dentists to use only what is needed for each pulp therapy, virtually eliminating waste.
Unlike formocresol and resin/MTA blends, NuSmile NeoMTA is bioactive, hydrophilic, non-toxic and 100 percent biocompatible. MTA has been widely studied and is proven to trigger the formation of hydroxyapatite leading to dentinal bridging. NuSmile NeoMTA contains no resins, and thus delivers unmatched performance for pediatric dental procedures.
NuSmile NeoMTA’s combination of ultrafine powder and proprietary gel delivers exceptional mixing, handling and placement. The powder and gel can be mixed to form a putty-like consistency that is very easy to work with and stays in place.
Superior to other MTAs
NuSmile NeoMTA is superior to other MTAs in ways that transcend cost. It is quickly washout resistant and sets much faster than other MTAs. It is also more radiopaque than many MTAs, readily visible in radiographs. NuSmile NeoMTA’s non-staining formula is especially useful for pulp therapy treatment prior to restoration with either zirconia crowns or composites.
NuSmile NeoMTA received the coveted “Best Product” designation based on an extensive evaluation conducted by Dental Product Shopper magazine. It was also named one of the “Top 100 Products” in the entire dental industry by Dentistry Today magazine.
“We’re very proud to be the first manufacturer to make it affordable for dentists to experience the peace of mind that our non-staining MTA can deliver for pediatric dentistry,” said Mark Binford, NuSmile’s Senior Vice President for New Product Development. “We’re equally proud that in addition to being much less expensive than other MTAs, NuSmile NeoMTA provides better handling and faster setting properties than other MTAs, making it perfect for pediatric dentistry.”
As with other NuSmile products, NuSmile NeoMTA is sold direct to dental practices. It is available in a 7.0 gram Professional Kit that is typically enough for 70 or more treatments, and a 2.5 gram Starter Kit that is typically enough for 25 or more treatments.
For more information on NuSmile NeoMTA or other NuSmile products, please call (800) 346-5133 or visit www.nusmile.com.
Founded in 1991 in Houston, Texas by Diane Johnson Krueger, NuSmile is the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry. Shortly after its founding, the company invented its first esthetic pediatric crown; more than 4 million have been used in restorations in the 25 years since. The company’s current offerings include the NuSmile ZR Zirconia crown system, featuring Try-In crowns to prevent saliva/blood contamination and NuSmile BioCem® BioActive Cement for exceptional bond strength and handling; NuSmile Signature Preveneered crowns; NuSmile SSC Pre-contoured crowns; and NuSmile NeoMTA® pulp therapy medicament. NuSmile prides itself on its passion for customer care, its unwavering commitment to research, and its unmatched support for American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD), the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry/Académie Canadienne de Dentisterie Pédiatrique (CAPD/ACPD), the Institute for Pediatric Dentistry (IPD) and several other organizations dedicated to the dental care of children and the dentists who serve them.