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product profile Zimmer Dental Questions every clinician should ask about grafting materials Many companies claim to provide safe tissue, but has their tissue process been validated by one or more independent laboratories? Would I want to implant tissue in my patients that has not been terminally sterilized? Is this tissue terminally sterilized? Not all tissue processes have been validated for efficacy and consistency. The Tutoplast Process has been validated for inactivation of viruses and pathogens and for preservation of tissue biomechanics. Viral inactivation was validated by several independent laboratories.1 The Center for Disease Control recommended in 2004 that tissue banks process all tissue using sterilization (e.g. gamma irradiation) in order to eradicate bacteria spores (e.g. clostridium).3 While some companies continue to produce aseptic rather than sterile grafts, all Zimmer Dental grafts are terminally sterilized. Note that “sterile packaged” does not mean a sterile product. How much is known about the safety, reliability and consistency of the process used to treat these tissue grafts? More than three million Tutoplast-processed tissue grafts have been implanted in patients for more than 40 years. Will I truly get the same material every time I order? Is the material always processed using the same method by the same manufacturer? I am concerned about antibiotic reactions in patients. What residual antibiotics might I find in this graft material? To maximize consistency of results, all of Zimmer Dental’s allograft materials are processed through the same tissue bank (RTI Biologics, Inc.) using the same controlled and validated process every single time. Three to five percent of the U.S. population has antibioticrelated allergies.2 Many grafts are delivered with a variety of residual antibiotics that must be checked against patient records prior to implantation. No Zimmer Dental grafts contain residual antibiotics. For more information about Zimmer Dental, visit or call 800-854-7019. n 1. Is this supplier able to meet all of my regenerative needs? Zimmer Dental is a leader in regenerative offerings with one of the most comprehensive and high quality portfolios of solutions for dental grafting needs. Does this company have a well-informed regenerative sales force? Zimmer Dental has a nationwide team of regenerative sales specialists to help select indication-based regenerative materials for optimal patient outcomes. 6 SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT » 2. 3. Schoepf C. Allograft safety: efficacy of the Tutoplast process. Intl Magazine of Oral Implantology. 2006;1:10-15 Gruchalla RS, Pirmohamed M. Clinical practice. Antibiotic allergy. N Engl J Med. 2006;354:601-609 Kainer MA, Linden JV, Whaley DN et al. Clostridium infections associated with musculoskeletal-tissue allografts. N Engl J Med. 2004;350:2564-2571

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Dentaltown April 2013 Highlights
Howard Speaks: What Winners Do and Losers Don’t
Professional Courtesy: Three Cheers for IT
Continuing Education Update
Dentaltown Research: Lasers
“Funny Feeling” on Lower Right Jaw
Missing Laterals, Bonded Maryland Bridges, Ribbond or Something Else?
Corporate Profile: Henry Schein
New Products
Office Visit: A Giant in Dentistry
Do-it-Yourself Finance, Part V: Insurance
Two Techniques to Make a Bite Record for a Full-arch Case
Team Strength: What Drives Your Team to Do More?
Living by the Golden Dozen
Diagnosing Aesthetic Disharmonies
Cosmetic Case Presentation
Using Tetric EvoCeram Bulk Fill to Easily and Predictably Place Direct Posterior Restorations
Continuing Education: Utilizing Laser Procedures for Restorative Access
Product Profile: Imaging Sciences International’s i-CAT FLX
In This Issue: Preparing for the Future
Perio Reports
Ad Index
Profile in Oral Health: The RDH’s Approach to Periodontal Therapy: Past, Present and Future
Perio Maintenance
Dentally Incorrect
Dentaltown Special Supplement
Product Profile: Zimmer Dental
Full Lower – Converted to Immediate Load
Immediate Placement #19 and 20 with BSB
American Academy of Implant Dentistry 62nd Annual Meeting Preview
Raising Your Denture Patient to a Higher Standard
Back to the Future – Extractions and Small Diameter Implants for Overdentures
Continuing Education: Top Implantology Breakthroughs for the GP: Part 2

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