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Inside Dentistry
August 2019
Volume 15, Issue 8

Materials with Integrity

Rolando Nunez, DDS, MSc, on BISCO’s THERA Products

Rolando Nunez, DDS, MSc

I earned my dental degree from the Central University of Venezuela in 1997. After a few years, I completed a graduate program in biomaterials at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and then later joined BISCO Dental Products in 2005 as a private clinical consultant. In that position, I worked closely with the research and development department in the development of new and innovative products, which ignited my passion for product evaluation. In 2014, I became the manager of clinical affairs for BISCO, Inc. For the past 10 years, I have also maintained a private practice focusing on esthetic and restorative dentistry. I started using TheraCal LC® as soon as it was released into the market, mainly as a liner for deep preparations. It was a game changer for my office.

1. TheraCal LC® is a light-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate. Its unique apatite stimulating ability makes it ideal for direct and indirect pulp capping and as a protective liner. 2. TheraCal PT is a biocompatible, dual-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate designed for pulpotomy treatment. 3. Delivering a strong bond to zirconia and most substrates, as well as easy cleanup and high radiopacity, TheraCem® offers clinicians effortless, reliable, and durable cementation of indirect restorations.
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What are the best features of calcium-releasing materials? Alkaline pH is the biggest feature, followed by ease of use and versatility.

What is a highlight of using BISCO products? I love that all of their products are developed with a great deal of integrity regarding science and research.

What would you  tell a  clinician  considering THERA Products? They are  very simple to use and provide calcium release and alkaline pH.

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