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This is a copy of the original 'Dispersalloy DFU' from the Caulk site, which was withdrawn in early 1998 after attention was brought to the Caulk company's listing of the contraindications to the use of amalgams.  All the text is unchanged. The graphics at the top of the original document, however,  were removed because the original *.gif files  were not saved, and some of the links back to Caulk at the bottom of the page have been inactivated.


 

 

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Dispersalloy                                                                                          

Tablets and Powder

A dispensed phase admix amalgam, containing lathe-cut particles and silver/copper eutectic spheres. Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a dentist. For dental use only.

Composition

Powder (for 100g.)

Tablets

Silver

69.5 g

.270 g

Tin

17.7 g

.069 g

Copper

11.8 g

.046 g

Zinc

1.0 g

.004 g

Indication for use

Dispersalloy should be used in stress bearing restorations (Class 1 and 2), when other restorative materials or restoration techniques are not indicated.

Contraindication

The use of amalgam is contraindicated;

Side Effects/Warning

Prior to use, read the MSDS information and product instructions for this item.

Exposure to mercury may cause irritation to skin, eyes, respiratory tract and mucous membrane. In individual cases, hypersensitivity reactions, allergies, or electrochemically caused local reactions have been observed. Due to electrochemical processes, the lichen planus of the mucosa may develop.

Mercury may also be a skin sensitizer, pulmonary sensitizer, nephrotoxin and neurotoxin.

After placement or removal of amalgam restorations, there is a temporary increase of the mercury concentration in the blood and urine.

Mercury expressed during condensation and unset amalgam may cause amalgamation or galvanic effect if in contact with other metal restorations. If symptoms persist, the amalgam should be replaced by a different material.

Removal of clinically acceptable amalgam restorations should be avoided to minimize mercury exposure, especially in expectant mothers.

Precautions

The number of amalgam restorations for one patient should be kept to a minimum.

Inhalation of mercury vapor by dental staff may be avoided by proper handling of the amalgam, the use of masks, along with adequate ventilation.

Avoid contact with skin and wear safety glasses and gloves.

Store amalgam scrap in well sealed containers. Regulations for disposal must be observed.
DISPERSALLOY CONTAINS ZINC; THE AMALGAM MADE THEREFROM MAY SHOW EXCESSIVE EXPANSION IF MOISTURE IS INTRODUCED DURING MIXING, CONDENSING AND COMPACTING.

Proportions

As with all alloys, the ratio mercury to alloy is important. A 1:1 mercury/alloy ratio is recommended. When using either Dispersalloy Tablets or Powder, we recommend using an automatic powder and mercury proportioner. It will automatically and precisely dispense measured amounts of mercury and alloy. Refer to the instructions provided by the proportioner manufacturer.

Step-By-Step Instructions

1. Trituration

Trituration speed and time are important factors in the handling properties of any amalgam. Use Caulk reusable capsule and pestle for best results. The chart that follows provides guidelines in determining amalgamator trituration time and speed setting for Dispersalloy Powder and Tablets:

TRITURATION TIME RANGE - SECONDS

Tablets       Fast Set       Regular Set

Amalgamator

Setting

1 Tablet

2 Tablets

1 Tablet

2 Tablets

Caulk ProMix Turtle

143

143

143

123

Caulk Vari-Mix II M M2

143

143

143

123

Caulk Vari-Mix III M2

143

143

143

123

ESPE CapMix --

51

41

NR

NR

Wig-L-Bug DS80 High

132

132

132

92

Wig-L-Bug MSD 3800

163

163

143

123

ADEC 5

143

143

143

123

Silimat 4200

51

51

NR

NR

Silimat Plus P-2 Slow

82

62

62

NR

Powder       Fast Set           Regular Set

Amalgamator

Setting

400mg

600mg

800mg

400mg

600mg

800mg

Caulk ProMix Turtle

143

143

122

143

143

122

Caulk Vari-Mix II M M2

143

143

122

143

143

122

Caulk Vari-Mix III M2

143

143

122

143

143

122

ESPE CapMix --

51

51

51

51

51

51

Wig-L-Bug DS80 High

143

143

122

143

143

122

Wig-L-Bug MSD 3800

143

143

122

143

143

122

ADEC 5

143

143

143

143

143

143

Silimat 4200

51

51

51

51

51

51

Silimat Plus P-2 Slow

71

61

61

71

61

61

2. Condensation

Mercury need not be removed from the triturated amalgam prior to condensing. Condense immediately after mix is completed. Pack angles and undercuts with small-faced plugger and sufficient pressure to insure good adaptation. Build the restoration with additional portions, until the cavity is slightly overfilled. Remove any mercury-rich amalgam from the surface that may develop during condensation.

3. Carving / Burnishing

Carving can begin immediately after condensation. A sharp carver will give best results. Burnishing setting amalgam is recommended to improve surface smoothness.

4. Polishing

The quality of the Dispersalloy restoration will be enhanced by polishing. The amalgam should be allowed to set 24 to 48 hours before polishing.

Suggestions for best results with Dispersalloy

Storage
Do not store under extreme conditions of temperature and humidity.

LOT number and Expiry date


Made by:
DENTSPLY Caulk
DENTSPLY INTERNATIONAL INC.
Milford, DE 19963-0359
U.S.A.
1-800-532-2855
Responsible distributor in Europe:
DENTSPLY DeTrey Gmbh
De-Trey-Strasse 1
D-78467 Konstanz
Germany

556011 (R-1/98)

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