OMNICHROMA Flow Simplifies Shade Selection, Enables Increased Efficiency
With 30 years of dental practice at the same location under his belt, Robert Rosenfeld, DDS, knows how to run an efficient office and satisfy his patients. The Westwood, New Jersey practitioner's use of OMNICHROMA Flow from Tokuyama Dental helps him achieve both of these objectives.
"I was probably among the earliest users of OMNICHROMA Flow composite," says the key opinion leader for Tokuyama Dental, who has been using the resin-based restorative material since its introduction in 2021. "Having it in my arsenal," suggests Rosenfeld, who has had his practice since 1993 and lectures and publishes articles on a range of topics both nationally and internationally, "allows me to benefit from all of OMNICHROMA Flow's advantages and provide what I think is optimal dentistry."
One of the foremost benefits of this single-shade, flowable composite, Rosenfeld notes, is that it allows him to greatly reduce the inventory of materials necessary to match the varying shades of patients' teeth. A reduced inventory translates to cost savings.
"Additionally, OMNICHROMA Flow eliminates the complexity of trying to select appropriate shades," he says. "Flowable resins, as a class of materials, allow excellent adaptation to cavity walls, the addition of exceptionally thin, uniform layers of material when desirable, such as in the ‘immediate dentin sealing technique,' the rapid filling of small preparations such as a buccal pit, and the ability to maintain the position of a matrix band. This composite allows you to do all of these things and also benefit from its unique ‘chameleon-like' characteristics."
OMNCHROMA Flow's shade-adapting characteristics are brought about by Tokuyama Dental's Smart Chromatic Technology. Rosenfeld emphasizes that having the one-shade benefit in a flowable consistency allows him to meet a wider range of restorative needs. "It improves my restorations because of good adaptation to the cavity and elimination of voids at the tooth interface, all with a single-shade composite."
Rosenfeld comments that usually when a clinician wants to experiment with a new conventional composite resin system, it involves investing in perhaps dozens of shades and translucencies, many of which may go unused. "With the OMNICHROMA product line, however, only four items are involved: OMNICHROMA, OMNICHROMA Flow, OMNICHROMA BLOCKER, and BLOCKER Flow, with the latter two used for cases of darkly discolored preparations, such as one might find under an old amalgam restoration, or for cases of anterior Class 3 or Class 4 restorations to prevent darkness from the rear of the mouth from showing through. You don't need numerousopaque shades; you only need one. For the minimal investment, you experience the many advantages of a single-shade composite," he says.
Robert Rosenfeld, DDS
Westwood, New Jersey
Tokuyama Dental America