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Endodontic Irrigant Provides One-Step Smear Layer Removal and Disinfection
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties today announced QMix™ 2in1 Irrigating Solution for use as a final rinse after NaOCl in root canal therapy procedures.
QMix 2in1 is an affordable, single solution that provides one-step smear layer removal and disinfection – saving time over using 17 percent EDTA and 2 percent Chlorhexidine sequentially. The antibiotic-free formula demonstrates 99.99 percent kill rate against bacteria (E. faecalis) while providing a best practice irrigation protocol for proven and effective irrigation in 60 to 90 seconds.
“Many clinicians told us they wanted a fast, affordable and effective irrigation solution that was pre-mixed for easy chair-side handling and they wanted it to be backed by science,” said Eddie Garrott, Brand Manager for DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties. “QMix is a direct result of DENTSPLY innovation and customer feedback coupled with scientific research and expert clinician input. We’re confident it will soon become the final word on the final rinse.”
In a study conducted jointly at the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine and Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, researchers M. Jane Gillespie, PhD and John F. Hatton, DMD found that QMix 2in1 was “superior to 17% EDTA in removing the smear layer in instrumented tooth roots.” Removal of the smear layer is essential for successful root canal therapy.
A blinded, independent study conducted at the Medical College of Georgia by Franklin R. Tay, BDSc (Hons), PhD, concluded that “QMix also completely removes the smear layer and smear plugs. It is slightly less aggressive than EDTA in that there is less demineralization of the intact dentin collagen.”
QMix 2in1 was developed in conjunction with Dr. Markus Haapasalo, chair of the Division of Endodontics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
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