Neel Jaiswal reveals his top 10 favourite products from Optident. Here Neel explains what he loves about these products and why he believes any modern private practice works smarter with them in their toolbox.
Neel has a multidisciplinary practice; Neel Dentistry in Hertfordshire, where a patient’s treatment is comprehensively planned. His practice philosophy arose from attending the Spear institute in Arizona and 20 years of treating patients, continuous cpd and mentoring. He is co-founder of the British Academy of Microscope Dentistry and is director of Dentinal Tubules study clubs which now numbers fifty across the country, giving support and education to fellow peers.
Valo curing light by Ultradent
This is the go to curing light of choice. The slim shape allows for close access to the patient’s tooth; especially important as conversion rate is highly dependent on distance. It’s a durable piece of kit that has withstood being dropped several times! A host of lens covers are available for different uses too. I use the green lens for locating cracks and the black light to show up previous composites.
Ultracare topical anaesthetic
A sought after product that gets to work very quickly and gives you plenty of working time to deliver your
anaesthetic slowly and painlessly. The bubblegum flavour is popular with children. Nervous patients appreciate the step and care the dentist takes in making them comfortable.
Air Flow Master by EMS
EMS are the market leader in Air Biofilm therapy loved by hygienists and periodontists. The Air Flow Master Unit is ideal for all prophylaxis from supra-gingival stain removal to, now most importantly, sub-gingival implant maintenance therapy. Implant maintenance protocols should be developed in the practice as part of the responsibility to the continued care of the patient. A range of comfortable, yet effective powders made from sodium bicarbonate, glycene and erythritol have been developed.
Bioclear Matrix and the Bioclear Method by David Clark
The Bioclear Method uses the injection moulding technique with site specific, anatomically shaped anterior and also posterior matrices. Rather than fiddly Mylar strips, this easy to learn systematised process is the best way in my hands to get a decent anterior diastema closure. For posterior composite restorations, the Diamond Wedges are excellent and the Twin Rings apply separation of the teeth and and create a firm seal with the matrix.
Identium by Kettenbach
My favourite impression material. It combines a mixture of polyether materials and A-Silicones. Whether a one stage or spacer impression, I always get great results. It always comes out cleanly and easily, especially with implant impressions.
Affinity Crystal and Clear Trays by Clinicians Choice
This is as silicone matrix for easy fabrication of provisional veneers and onlays, allowing you to light cure through the matrix. Because it is transparent you can place the filled matrix with heated composite intraorally and inspect for voids and bubbles prior to curing. I have also used it for the occlusal stamp technique. The Clear impression Trays are also useful to help support the Affinity Crystal matrix in extended cases.
The Isolite is a must have in my opinion for general and microscope dentistry. It provides intraoral illumination, tongue and cheek retraction, and dual quadrant hands-free suction, freeing up the dental assistant. It is especially useful if I struggle with dam isolation and is a great safety net protecting the patients’ airway when I’m restoring implants or cementing indirects, especially gold onlays on upper 7s!
This Swiss company has been making beautiful ergonomic dental instruments for 80 years. They invented the M23 universal scaler and have colour coding of Gracey curettes for easier use. They have a great range of surgical and restorative kits and the NM2 enamel margin trimmer is great for planing smooth margins.
The easiest way to improve the quality of your work is to see more under brighter illumination. It’s also great for back health and patients know and appreciate the quality care you are providing. I have a wall mounted scope with the added feature of an electric zoom. This is really useful for exams and restorative work where I need to see different perspectives. Not only has it improved my posture, but the quality of my work has improved as the magnification provides me with much more detail.
White Dental Beauty
White Dental Beauty from Optident is different to other tooth whitening. It gives faster whitening due to its Novon ‘pH jump’ technology and has the benefit of enhanced stability and a long shelf life. It comes in a wide variety of formulations which I find useful as it allows me a choice of individualised products, rather than a one gel fits all scenario. The 5% carbamide peroxide kit is especially useful for patients with sensitive teeth who cannot usually whiten with stronger formulations. All kits including the 10% and 16% carbamide peroxide and the fast acting 6% hydrogen peroxide contain desensitisers and are all finished in beautiful packaging which can be practice branded.
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