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March 2023
Volume 44, Issue 3

VP Mix™ HP Max Hydro Products From Henry Schein Deliver Consistency With Affordability

As Archie Melcher, DDS, has learned since opening his own solo practice 4 years ago near his hometown, a lower-cost product does not necessarily equate to less quality. "When I purchased my practice in 2019, I experimented with several VPS (vinyl polysiloxane) impression materials," says the Harahan, Louisiana, practitioner. Initially, he tried more expensive products because he did not want to pick one based solely on its lower price.

"After trying three or four different materials, I eventually tried using the Henry Schein VP Mix line of products and realized it was on par with, if not better than, the more expensive ones," he says. Since then, he has not looked back.

Henry Schein's new VP Mix HP Max Hydro is formulated to produce maximum detail with instant hydrophilicity, enabling ideal consistency for capturing intricate details. Moreover, the impression material has a pleasant taste to improve the patient experience.

"These materials deliver consistent results at a fraction of the cost of other similar products. They have helped my practice provide predictable, accurate impressions before we are able to transition to digital impressions," says Melcher, a member of the American Dental Association, the Louisiana Dental Association, and the New Orleans Dental Association.

VP Mix HP Max Hydro features maximum tear strength and elasticity to maintain impression integrity during removal, according to the manufacturer. The product comes in regular and fast-set formulations of extra light body, light body, heavy body, regular body, and monophase, all with high-contrast colors and saturation.

"I found that VP Mix delivers consistent results with fewer bubbles and less distortion than similar products, leading to fewer retakes," states Melcher, whose services include dental implants, porcelain veneers, dentures, porcelain crowns, and more. "The new Max Hydro formulation is even more moisture-tolerant, leading to even better results."

"I am always on the lookout for new products," says the young clinician who is aiming to grow his practice. "Especially ones that allow me to provide more and better services to my patients. Patients are always appreciative when you do not have to retake impressions."

Working with a material that is predictable and reduces the need for retakes saves both chairtime and overall scheduling delays, and, thus, the cost-effective impression product, Melcher deduces, is actually the best option. "Do not confuse the low price point of the Henry Schein line of impression materials with poor quality," he urges. "Give them a try, and you will not be sorry."

Archie Melcher, DDS
Private Practice,
Harahan, Louisiana

Henry Schein Brand


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