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If you have technique questions on Garrison products like:

  • How to do back-to-back Class II restorations
  • Tips and tricks for easier ring placement
  • Improving contacts with Tofflemire-style matrices

Or, if you want to see a new Garrison product demonstrated such as:

  • Interproximal finishing and IPR with FitStrips
  • Easy wide preps with the new Composi-Tight 3D Fusion Wide Prep ring
  • Simplified composite finishing and polishing with Rally

 

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Tips and Techniques

3D Rings Simple Technique

A simple technique for Class II restorations utilizing 3D or 3DXR Soft Face™ Rings.

Case Studies

Achieving Tight Contact in Large Posterior Composite Restorations Using a Sectional Matrix System with Pre-contoured Matrix Bands: Composi-Tight®

Dory Stutman, DDS
For conservative Class II restorations, restorations distal of canines and/or short or malpositioned teeth, and slightly wide and/or deep restorations, the use of a flexible sectional matrix combined with a separation ring (e.g., Composi-Tight®, Garrison Dental) makes the direct posterior composite placement technique efficient and predictable. The separate contoured ring and matrix bands create an ideal environment in which to place an anatomically correct and properly contoured restoration, while the size options provide enough customization for a correct fit for every unique clinical situation. As the demand for amalgam restorations decreases and clinicians are faced with demands for functional, long-lasting, and esthetic posterior restorations, the efficiency, simplicity, and predictability of the Composi-Tight® system make it an ideal addition to the direct posterior composite armamentarium.

Class II Direct Composite Technique using Composi-tight 3D™

Tips and Techniques

WedgeWands® Clinical Tip

A quick clinical tip for the WedgeWands®.

Tips and Techniques

PerForm™ Proximal Contact Instrument Brochure

PerForm™ Proximal Contact Instrument is a cure-through contact forming instrument you press directly into the first increment of uncured composite on Class II restorations. 

Tips and Techniques

BlueView™ Cervical Matrices Clinical Tip

A quick clinical tip for the BlueView™ Cervical Matrices.

Tips and Techniques

Slick Bands™ Tofflemire-style Bands Flier

Slick Bands™ non-stick matrices are the first Tofflemire-style bands to virtually eliminate the problem of difficult to remove matrix bands.

Tips and Techniques

Research Data on Composi-Tight 3D XR

Internal research reveals the superior functionality of the 3D XR ring.

Tips and Techniques

FitStrip™ IPR Guide

Creating accurate interproximal spaces for orthodontic procedures, including minor tooth movement, has never been easier. Simply use the FitStrip color-coded diamond-impregnated strips according to the order provided.

Robert Rosenfeld, DDS

Westwood, New Jersey
"The 3D rings do a beautiful job of preventing flash by pressing the sectional matrix band against the tooth to be restored. With the prior ring generation, there were some teeth whose anatomical shape resulted in pop-off. With the addition of the new 3DXR ring, that almost never happens. It has become my go-to ring, especially for more challenging situations."
Tips and Techniques

3D XR Placement Animation

A short animation showing the placement technique for the 3D XR matrix system.

Case Studies

Class II Restoration using Garrison 3D XR Ring - Dr. Giuseppe Chiodera

Dr. Giuseppe Chiodera

Case study features a cavity mesial 16, access obtained from the cavity distal 15.

Case Studies

Multiple Tooth Restorations using Composi-Tight 3D Clear, Pinch Matrices and PerForm - Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, MAGD

Jack D. Griffin, Jr., DMD, MAGD

With multiple restorations in a quadrant, many practitioners will restore a single tooth at a time or every other tooth. It is often more difficult to place the subsequent matrices and so it is often more efficient to do all teeth at one time if possible. The ring and sectional systems from Garrison allow for predictable, broad and deep contacts with high efficiency. We are way past Tofflemire matrix holders and bulky retainers.

Case Studies

Class IV Restoration using the VariStrip - David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE

David Hornbrook, DDS, FAACD, FACE

Dr. Hornbrook is one of dentistry’s most famous faces and lectures internationally on all facets of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. This Class IV case study demonstrate how the VariStrip facilitates a more natural interproximal contour.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Sectional Matrix System Brochure

Brochure for the Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Sectional Matrix System.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® Original Technique

Complete user instructions for Class II restorations utilizing Composi-Tight® Original.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® Matrix Forceps & Ring Placement Forceps Flier

Composi-Tight® Matrix Forceps & Ring Placement Forceps Flier

Case Studies

Class II Restoration using Slick Bands and 3D Ring - Jeffrey C. Hoos, DMD, FAGD

Jeffrey C. Hoos, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Hoos lectures extensively on practice management as well as implant and cosmetic dentistry.

Tips and Techniques

Composi-Tight® 3D Fusion™ Wedge Brochure

Composi-Tight®​ 3D Fusion Wedges fuse two materials together to produce the perfect combination of adaptability and retention.

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