The Missing Link for Curing Light Monitoring

Imagine this. You go to work every day, see patients. Provide them with the most appropriate treatment plans and strive for excellence with every case. Despite this, you have patients return with post-op sensitivity after a direct restoration is placed.  Or even worse, a restoration that debonded. Or a composite that fails sooner than you had planned. We know that no restoration will last forever, but what if these failures have nothing to do with your clinical skills or handling of materials and were a result of the malfunction of your curing light?

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Blake Smith
Why Should I Test My Curing Lights?

Dental light curing is an integral part of restorative dentistry and a daily practice in every dental office. In fact, at least 50% of revenue-generating procedures in any dental practice rely on the successful use of a dental curing light. Here at BlueLight Analytics, we have gathered tens of thousands of curing light tests from all over the world with our checkMARC technology and what we have found is —all curing lights degrade with use over time.

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Blake Smith
checkMARC Achieves Highest Laboratory Standard

BlueLight Analytics’ checkMARC system has achieved the highest laboratory standard for accuracy. In an article published in Dental Materials, arguably the leading journal in the field of dental restoratives research, checkMARC was evaluated against the other available methods for measuring curing light output.  

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Jeehan Javed
3M ESPE Offers checkMARC Service in Canada

3M ESPE is now offering the checkMARC Service to Canadian dentists at no cost. Dentists value the checkMARC Service because it helps them to confidently manage the increasingly confusing and often conflicting array of curing light equipment and material protocols.

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Jeehan Javed
Dentists Struggle to Manage Light Curing Complexities

An examination of 915 curing lights in 422 dental clinics in 18 cities indicated that 30% of curing lights were not capable of delivering even half of the energy dose required the brand and shade of resin composite used. This is important because numerous studies have shown that under-cured resin composites cannot deliver the expected material properties or clinical performance.

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Jeehan Javed