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Jeffrey C. Hoos, DMD, FAGD

Stratford, Connecticut
"We as dentists are under the same obligation as all healthcare givers: Do no harm! Using a product that protects the tissue and provides a superior results for our restorative needs, that is what the Garrison 3D Soft-Face ring does for us. The soft silicone provides gentle protection of tissue and at same time allows for the correct adaption to aid in providing the best restorative solution."

My New Favorite Sectional Matrix

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Over the last month I have started to use the Composi-Tight 3D Clear sectional matrix from Garrison and cannot imagine going back to using anything else.

Tips and Techniques

Rally™ Composite Mini-Polishers Brochure & Technique

With zero reprocessing and sterilization hassles and a lustrous diamond final gloss, Revv single patient mini-polishers get you across the finish line and on to your next patient.

Lee Ann Brady, DMD

Glendale, Arizona
"If it is possible, and not too weird, to be in love with a matrix band, I am. Over the last month, I have started to use the Composi-Tight 3D Clear sectional matrix from Garrison and I cannot imagine going back to using anything else."
Case Studies

Class III Restoration on Distal #6 using Composi-Tight 3D XR - Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

It is likely that there had been a diastema prior to loss of old composite, but decided to close it with a new restoration.

Case Studies

Margin Elevation Technique: #2 and #3 Deep Subgingival Caries

Dr. Matthew A. Nejad, DDS

The margin elevation technique allows proper isolation and elevation of deep margin areas prior to restoring with an indirect partial coverage restoration (inlay or onlay). The use of the Garrison Reel Matrix margin elevation band allows proper adaptation and seal of these deep areas so that a composite margin elevation can be performed.

Case Studies

Direct Composite Restorations using Composi-Tight Gold - Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

Robert A. Lowe, DDS, FAGD, FICD, FADI, FACD

The challenge with Class II restorations has always been to recreate contact to the adjacent tooth and at the same time, restore proper interproximal anatomic form given the limitations of conventional matrix systems. The thickness of the matrix band and the ability to compress the periodontal ligaments of the tooth being restored and the one adjacent to it can sometimes make the restoration of proximal tooth contact laborious at best.

Case Studies

The Efficient Clinician Article - Improving Class II Predictability and Clinical Outcome with a Sectional Matrix System

John Garrison, DDS

Achieving a high level of predictability with Class II composite fillings can be a tremendous benefit to the bottom line in any practice. When this procedure can be reliably completed in an efficient manner, it becomes an outstanding revenue generator and a great service to the patient.  Case photos provided by David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE.

Tips and Techniques

Why Should I Upgrade?

Here’s why it’s time to upgrade to the All-New Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Sectional Matrix System!

Tips and Techniques

PerForm™ Technique & Cleaning Instructions

A simple technique utilizing PerForm™ contact instruments.

Tips and Techniques

eZr™ Brochure

eZr™ is a three-step diamond polishing system for the processing of zirconium oxide and lithium disilicate. 

Case Studies

Class II Restoration – Mandibular First and Second Primary Molars - Carla Cohn, DMD, MAGD

Carla Cohn, DMD, MAGD

This procedure is a modified snowplow composite fill on primary molars.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Full Curve Bands Flier

Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ bands are loaded with features to improve and simplify posterior Class II restorations.

Carla Cohn, DMD

Winnipeg, Manitoba
“The Composi-Tight 3D XR matrix from Garrison allows for consistently excellent contacts and contours in both primary and permanent dentition. The matrices, ring and wedge are simple to place, resulting in reliable restorations.”
Case Studies

Restoration of a Class II Lesion - Robert G. Ritter, DMD

Robert G. Ritter, DMD

A 50-year-old patient presented with a Class II lesion on the distal surface of tooth #21. Restoration with Ivoclar Vivadent’s Tetric and Garrison Dental Solutions direct restorative materials was treatment planned.

Case Studies

Composi-Tight® 3D XR Sectional Matrix System: Strength and Innovation

Clarence Tam, HBSc, DDS

Dentists struggle on a daily basis with Class II restorations, especially on short or malpositioned teeth. There is the struggle of needing a tight gingival seal to minimize overhangs, the need for post-restorative finishing, and the struggle of attaining perfect anatomical contours.  I had the opportunity to work with the Garrison Composi-Tight® 3D XR system over the last few months. Here are my observations.

CE & Webinars

Advanced Sectional Matrix Techniques with Dr. Derek Draft

Garrison Dental Solutions with Dr. Derek Draft

This webinar provided by Garrison Dental Solutions titled, “Advanced Sectional Matrix Techniques with Dr. Derek Draft” is an informal, non-CE, hour long event intended to help clinicians and assistants tackle more challenging cases. A combination of slides and live typodont demonstrations utilizing the ALL NEW Garrison Composi-Tight 3D Fusion Sectional Matrix System will be used. Ample time will be allotted for the attendees to ask questions. 

This event is recommended for clinicians or expanded duty dental assistants who are currently using a sectional matrix system and are ready to restore more challenging cases.

Topics covered include:

• MODs
• Wide preps
• Back-to-back restorations
• Multiple restorations

Webinar link: Advanced Sectional Matrix Techniques with Dr. Derek Draft

CE Hours:
0 hours
Recording Available:
Yes
Type:
Webinar
Topic:
AGD 250
Tips and Techniques

3D Rings Technique & Cleaning Instructions

Complete user instructions for Class II restorations utilizing 3D or 3DXR Soft Face™ Rings.

Tips and Techniques

eZr™ Chairside Technique Guide

A technique guide for eZr™ to use chairside as a reference during the procedure.

Case Studies

Class II on Second Bicuspid using Composi-Tight 3DXR - Enrico Cogo, DDS

Enrico Cogo, DDS

3D rings are the real topic of Garrison’s systems. The “v” shape of a ring that fits in the interproximal area allows a good fit between the cavity margins and the matrix in the buccal and palatal walls. This results in easier positioning of the composite masses close to the cavity margins, and final remodeling (usually necessary at the time of removal of the matrix) will be very minimal.

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