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Kuraray Noritake's Dental Adhesive Receives Top Product Award

Published on 2024-03-26. Edited By : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Sealants    

Kuraray Noritake's Dental Adhesive Receives Top Product Award Kuraray Noritake's CLEARFIL™ SE Protect self-etch adhesive has received a Top Product award by DENTAL ADVISOR for the 10th time in its JAN/FEB 2024 issue. This recognition highlights its exceptional performance in real-world dental practices.

The publication included CLEARFIL™ SE Protect among honorees in the bonding agent self-etch category, noting attributes that go far beyond providing a reliable bond.

Benefits of CLEARFIL SE Protect

This toolbox staple is built on the same system as CLEARFIL™ SE BOND adhesive, so it offers excellent bond strength for enamel and dentin. Its MMP inhibiting effect protects the bond from degradation over time and hence supports bond durability. Beyond the reliable bond, it provides an antibacterial cavity-cleansing effect that eliminates the need for the use of a separate cavity cleanser, thanks to the proprietary MDPB monomer it contains.

CLEARFIL™ SE Protect offers the following benefits:

  • Fast and simple procedure with low technique sensitivity
  • Excellent bond strength for enamel and dentin
  • Long-lasting bond strength
  • Antibacterial cavity-cleansing effect
  • Virtually no post-operative sensitivity

It is also a highly versatile adhesive system that can be used in the context of:

  • Placing direct restorations
  • As a cavity sealant
  • For the treatment of hypersensitive or exposed root surfaces

Among the extended indications are cementation with composite resin cement or core build-up with self- or dual-cured resin materials in combination with CLEARFIL™ DC Activator.

Clinical Evaluation and Consultant Feedback

Its attributes are reflected in the study findings and comments of DENTAL ADVISOR’s editors and consultants, who assessed it over a six-week period during which over 150 restorations were placed. It received a 98% clinical rating by consultants using a 1-5 rating scale.

The practitioners evaluating the product found no post-operative sensitivity. Among their observations mentioned in the online DA report was the fact that the primer and bond wet the tooth evenly. They also considered the antibacterial and fluoride-releasing qualities “an added benefit”. On the topic of sensitivity, they mentioned that “CLEARFIL™ SE Protect is effective in the reduction of sensitivity when placed on areas of recession or similar areas of sensitive tooth structure.”.


The Top Product or Preferred Product Awards conferred by US-based DENTAL ADVISOR were initially introduced to help busy practitioners make sense of the numerous new solutions indicated for less invasive techniques, standardized or simplified procedures, and ultimately to achieve better outcomes regularly.

DENTAL ADVISOR conducts its practice-based clinical evaluations and product performance tests shortly after product launch and publishes results annually online to help potential users identify high-quality new dental materials and determine which among them are best suited to fulfill their requirements.

Source: Kuraray Noritake

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