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Venus Diamond® Flow (2013 PPL)

Consultants’ Comments

  • “The composite was easy to use.”
  • “I did not experience any voids or bubbles – composite wet the tooth well.”
  • “The baseliner shade is easy to distinguish from tooth structure.”
  • “Final esthetics was beautiful.”
  • “Final esthetics was beautiful.”

Description

Venus Diamond Flow is a low stress, light-cured, radiopaque, nano-hybrid flowable composite. It is indicated for enlarged fissure sealing, cavity lining – as the first layer for Class I and II cavities; Class V fillings, minimally invasive Class I and II fillings in areas not subject to masticatory forces, minimally invasive Class III fillings; small repairs of direct and indirect restorations; and splinting of mobile teeth. Venus Diamond Flow is available in 1.8 g syringes and 0.2 g unit-dose (PLT) in 12 shades. All shades must be polymerized for 20 seconds using halogen or LED light-curing units that produce at least 550 mW/cm². The Venus Diamond Flow Syringe Assortment contains 1.8 g syringes of shades A1, A2, A3 and baseliner with 20 intraoral tips; mixing pad; manufacturer’s instructions; and illustrated cards. Venus Diamond Flow was evaluated by 29 consultants in 798 uses. It received a 91% clinical rating.

Product Features

Venus Diamond Flow is a medium-viscosity flowable composite that is easy to use. The composite wets the tooth well, and consultants observed few bubbles and voids. Most consultants liked the viscosity of the composite, although others preferred one with more or less flow. Venus Diamond Flow stacks well, staying where placed with minimal slumping. The kit evaluated contained a convenient assortment of shades. Intra-oral tips fit securely on the syringes. The baseliner shade provides visual contrast to the dentin. Venus Diamond Flow has adequate radiopacity and very good final esthetics. Twenty-four percent of consultants reported that Venus Diamond Flow was better than their current flowable resin composite and 52% reported it was equivalent. Fifty-five percent would switch to Venus Diamond Flow and 76% would recommend it.

Clinical Tips

  • Use the baseliner shade to block out discolored dentin.