Contemporary Product Solutions reviewed the Pro-Matrix single-use Matrix Bands, which represent the next generation matrix band designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s dental professionals when placing both amalgam and composite restorations.
Winter edition 2017
said when placing both amalgam and composite restorations the matrix band was the easiest they had ever used
said they would continue to use this product after the evaluation. Pro-Matrix received 4-Diamond Rating
from the Academy of Chairside Assisting Evaluators.
“Having used the straight Pro-Matrix bands, this is a natural evolution. The curved shape of the band is perfect for obtaining the ideal restoration shape with minimal burnishing.”
Dr Indika Weerapperuma
BDS(Brist) Msc(Manc) PGCert( UK) MFDS RCSEd. Dental Surgeon with Special Interest in Prosthodontics.
“The speed of application of the matrix. Together with versatility of using a matrix band system, compared to sectional matrices cannot be underestimated in allowing larger restorations to be completed. There is no need to purchase expensive clamps or application forceps either! LIFE JUST GOT EASIER!”
Mr Cooper qualified at The London Hospital Dental School in 1982. He was awarded the diploma in General Dental Practice by The Royal College of Surgeons in 1992. He has lectured extensively and has written many professional dental articles and papers in numerous journals. In 2012 he was invited to become a fellow of the International Academy of Facial Aesthetics, at the Greater New York Dental Meeting.
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“Pro-Matrix curved disposable matrices were applied to teeth 16 and 25 and stabilised with Curvy anatomical shaped wedges. Initial placement of composite in thin section was made against the Pro-Matrix Curve disposable matrices to allow conversion of the cavity form from Class II to Class I as soon as possible with attention paid to the marginal ridge form and cuspal shape. The restorations were completed using a cusp-by-cusp approach to minimise C-factor stress and the risk of marginal gap formation.”
Dr James Robson
Dr Robson has trained with VOCO in Germany and has extensive knowledge of composites and has taught GDPs, foundation dentists, therapists and undergraduates. He has worked in private practice since 2004 and has owned a practice in the north east of England since 2010. Dr Robson is a full member of the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has had numerous articles published in the dental and popular press.
They were easy to use and dispose. I didn’t have that fear of cutting my fingers and could easily adapt the band to the tooth surface.
I have tried the new curved Pro-Matrix system and found it to be very easy to use, less
fiddly than other systems and patients don’t even notice it. Thoroughly recommend it!
“Pro-Matrix Curve was used over the rubber dam clamp. This is often not possible with other matrix systems. I was able to produce a reasonable restoration and the patient was delighted with the outcome. I plan to place a crown in future.”
YAHYA MANSOUR, DDS
Dr. Mansour graduated from the University of California, Riverside, with bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Neuroscience. He then obtained his MS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and later, his DDS from the University of the Pacific in 2008. Dr. Mansour
now practices in California and Texas and treats patients of all ages. He earned the prestigious Fellowship in the International
Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) in May 2013 and achieved board-certified Diplomate status in 2016.
Absolutely love the new curved Pro Matrix, it’s really quick and easy to fit, comfortable for the patient and adapts to the shape of the tooth so much better than other bands!
“Pro-Matrix Curve is very easy to place, and incredibly versatile and can be used on smaller
Class II cavities to more challenging cases with wider boxes and cusp replacement.”
Matthew Holyoak BDS, Dip Rest Dent (RCS Eng), MSc (Rest Dent).
Principle Dentist at Woodlands Dental, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire Clinical Supervisor MSc Restorative Dentistry, UCLan School of Medicine & Dentistry.
“Pro–Matrix Curve was used over the rubber dam clamp. This is often not possible with other matrix systems.”