Dr. Sam Weisz heard about ACTIVA™ at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session in May 2016 and took home some of the restorative product to try out. He described the decision as a “no brainer,” noting the growing body of scientific research on how bioactive materials stimulate apatite formation and promote remineralization. He started using ACTIVA to restore both primary and permanent teeth and found that the moisture-tolerant product worked particularly well in Class V restorations, where saliva contamination was a concern. Dr. Weisz has been pleased with ACTIVA’s flowability and consistency, saying the product “just worked well in my hands.”
About Dr. Sam Weisz After graduating from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, Dr. Samuel Weisz gained a spot at the prestigious VA Medical Center in Long Beach, California where he completed his General Practice Residency. Dr. Weisz maintains a private practice in Libertyville IL. His children’s book Sugar Bugs motivates patients around the country, aiding the effort to end tooth decay. Dr. Weisz’s outreach to the online community has reached over two million viewers helping guide patients at home with questions about toothaches, gum disease, and wisdom teeth issues through his Twitter and Youtube handleaskmydentist.
Dentist, educator and popular lecturer Dr. John Comisi is on a quest to “heal and seal” damaged tooth structure using bioactive materials. Dr. Comisi will discuss the future of bioactive dental restoratives in his upcoming CE Webinar on September 29, 2016 at 8:15 PM EST / 5:15 PM PST.
Dr. Comisi explains the basics of bioactive materials in this exclusive interview.
About Dr. John Comisi
Dr. Comisi has been in private practice in Ithaca, NY since 1983, and is President and CEO of Dental Care with a Difference®, PC, where “Knowledge Brings Health.”® He is a Clinical Instructor in Dentistry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Comisi is a graduate of Northwestern University Dental School and received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Fordham University. He is an Editorial Board Member for Dental Product Shopper magazine, a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Dental Products Report, and a Continuing Education Advisory Board member of Dental Learning. Dr. Comisi is a member of the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (NDPBRN) and the International and American Associations of Dental Research (IADR, AADR). He also serves as a Scientific Advisory Board member of the Dental Biomaterials Research and Science Group.
For Dr. Delfín Barquero, a dental educator and prosthodontist from Costa Rica, bioactive materials represent a new philosophy of care, one where dental materials play a dynamic role and provide teeth with the minerals they need to stay healthy. Dr. Barquero visited the PULPDENT offices in Watertown, MA, USA to learn more about bioactive dental materials and how they are changing the way dentists care for their patients.
We interviewed Dr. Barquero at the beginning and end of his visit. Here’s what he had to say.
For more than a hundred years the tradition of dentistry has been passed down through the Barquero family in Costa Rica. Dr. Delfin Barquero continues this proud tradition bringing innovative new technologies and sciences to the practice of modern dentistry in Costa Rica through DaVinci’s Dental Care. Dr. Barquero studied General Dentistry and Oral Rehabilitation at the University of Costa Rica and currently teaches and lectures around the world.
Según el Dr. Delfín Barquero, dentista y profesor de la odontología de Costa Rica, los materiales bioactivos representan una nueva filosofía de tratamiento que consiste en materiales dinámicos, los cuales otorgan los minerales necesarios para mantener la salud dental. Dr. Barquero visitó a la sede de PULPDENT en Watertown, MA, Estados Unidos, para profundizar su comprensión de los materiales bioactivos y entender cómo estos materiales están cambiando el tipo de tratamiento que el dentista puede ofrecer a sus pacientes.
Entrevistamos a Dr. Barquero al principio y final de su visita y aquí están sus comentarios.
La tradición de la odontología ha pasado de generación en generación en la familia Barquero durante más que cien años. Dr. Delfin Barquero continúa esta tradición familiar con orgullo y conlleva nuevas tecnologías y ciencias innovadoras a la odontología en DaVinci’s Dental Care. Dr. Barquero estudió Odontología General y Rehabilitación Oral en la Universidad de Costa Rica y da clases y discursos por todo el mundo.