Tools of the trade: SonicFill

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by Dr Harry Marget, East Bentleigh Dental, East Bentleigh, VIC

 

SonicFill is a handpiece attachment that allows the dentist to place composite resin filling material very quickly under high-speed at ultrasonic wavelength.

 

What’s good about it

There’s no vibration, no pain and no air bubbles. It packs the composite resin quickly and efficiently so if you are doing a lot of fillings, it can be a real time saver. Recently I had a patient that we put to sleep for nearly three hours as we needed to do 26 fillings. This would normally take at least an hour and a half longer just by virtue of the fact that you need to patiently pack all the fillings. With SonicFill the time saving is dramatic and the composite resin is nicely compressed with no air bubbles in it.

I also like that it’s lightweight, easy to reload, quick to exchange and autoclavable. Patients love the fact that they are in and out of the chair much quicker.

 

What’s not so good

The composite resin comes in pre-packaged carpules that must be used with the handpiece. These carpules can hold varying amounts of composite resin—some have a lot and some have very little.

 

Where do you get it

Kerr.

 

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Tools of the trade: SonicFill

by Dr Harry Marget, East Bentleigh Dental, East Bentleigh, VIC

 

SonicFill is a handpiece attachment that allows the dentist to place composite resin filling material very quickly under high-speed at ultrasonic wavelength.

 

What’s good about it

There’s no vibration, no pain and no air bubbles. It packs the composite resin quickly and efficiently so if you are doing a lot of fillings, it can be a real time saver. Recently I had a patient that we put to sleep for nearly three hours as we needed to do 26 fillings. This would normally take at least an hour and a half longer just by virtue of the fact that you need to patiently pack all the fillings. With SonicFill the time saving is dramatic and the composite resin is nicely compressed with no air bubbles in it.

I also like that it’s lightweight, easy to reload, quick to exchange and autoclavable. Patients love the fact that they are in and out of the chair much quicker.

 

What’s not so good

The composite resin comes in pre-packaged carpules that must be used with the handpiece. These carpules can hold varying amounts of composite resin—some have a lot and some have very little.

 

Where do you get it

Kerr.

 

Bite Magazine and website is published by Engage Media. All material is protected by copyright and may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.

 

 

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