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Article: Volume 42 Number 7 Page 674 - September 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 674-679

Restorative dentistry:  A PREP Panel, Practice-Based, Evaluation of the Handling of the Kerr Demi-Ultra Light Curing Unit

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Abstract: This paper describes the handling evaluation (by a group of practice-based researchers, the PREP Panel) of a recently introduced Light Curing Unit (LCU), the Kerr Demi-Ultra, which possesses a number of novel features such as its ultracapacitor power source, and the Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) which provide the light output being placed close to the tip of the light guide.

Clinical relevance: Testing of new devices and materials with respect to their handling is of importance, given that an easy to handle device should produce better clinical results than one which is difficult to use.

Author notes: F J Trevor Burke, DDS, MSc, MDS, MGDS, FDS(RCS Edin), FDS RCS(Eng), FFGDP(UK), FADM, Primary Dental Care Research Group, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NN and Russell J Crisp, BDS, DGDP, Primary Dental Care Research Group, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NN and The PREP Panel Ltd, Knutsford, Cheshire, UK.

Objective: To describe the evaluation of a new light curing unit (LCU) and give advice on choosing an LCU.

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