Shofu Unveils Hybrid Material for CEREC Restorations

Shofu Dental Corporation, a leading manufacturer of award-winning dental materials and equipment, unshrouded HC Blocks/Discs—proprietary hybrid ceramic materials for CAD/CAM-based restorative dentistry with CEREC—and a new collection of BurButler abrasive kits.

HC Block/Disk is a new CAD/CAM composite with excellent physical and mechanical attributes. Available in multiple shades and translucencies, the optical properties of HC Blocks/Disks resemble the translucency and fluorescence of natural teeth, permitting the material to seamlessly integrate with the surrounding tissue. The proprietary micro-architecture of HC Blocks/Discs supports high wear resistance allowing for broad applications (inlays/onlays, anterior/posterior full-contour crowns, bridges and aesthetic veneers) and faster milling.

The development of a universal bur holder, the BurButler, simplifies the storage and management of rotary instruments. This innovative bur block is designed to hold abrasives of various shank sizes, CA, FG, HP and short shanks, in one base which is made of resilient, medical-grade silicone, paired with an autoclavable plastic lid. The BurButler comes in three base configurations, 5-, 10- and 25-hole, and five assorted colors for intuitive coding and identification. The 25-hole BurButler can be complemented by either a short or a tall lid for storage of other small items such as implant components or perio irrigation tips. The BurButler has been successfully incorporated into several of Shofu’s most popular abrasive kits, including the Composite Finishing Kit, Composite Polishing Kit, Ceramiste Polishing Kit and Metal Polishing Kit, available in CA and/or FG shanks.

More information on HC Blocks/Discs and the BurButler abrasive kits can be found on Shofu’s website at

About Shofu Dental Corporation
Shofu has been known for its excellence in abrasive and restorative dentistry. The company’s expertise in abrasive technologies and restorative materials combined with a continuous strive for excellence has led it to the development of a score of high-performance products. Two-time winner of the Cellerant’s Technology Award, the EyeSpecial C-II digital dental camera, makes clinical photography predictable, consistent and easy for the entire dental team. Giomer technology, a proprietary component of Shofu’s restorative materials, combines the clinical benefits of bioactivity with superior physical, mechanical and aesthetic properties. This unique technology has been rigorously vetted in 13- and 8-year clinical research studies which recorded intact esthetics, no secondary caries, no failures and no post-operative sensitivity. Shofu’s expertise in dentistry translates into delivering life-transforming products that help dental professionals increase their patients’ satisfaction and ultimately, improve the growth and profitability in their practices.