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Clinician's Choice® MaxEtch has a 35% concentration of phosphoric acid, which represents the gold standard in achieving a consistent, micro-mechanically retentive enamel and dentin surface for virtually all bonding procedures....

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Item Number: 345503
Etching
Clinician's Choice

Clinician's Choice® MaxEtch has a 35% concentration of phosphoric acid, which represents the gold standard in achieving a consistent, micro-mechanically retentive enamel and dentin surface for virtually all bonding procedures.

The flowability and rich blue colour of MaxEtch allows for precise placement, including occlusal grooves, yet it is viscous enough to prevent migration. Max Etch is also self-limiting in its depth of etch (average depth of 1.9μ with 20 second etch).

In addition, MaxEtch rinses quickly leaving behind a clean, etched surface with no residual pigment or filler to affect the adhesive integrity.

MaxEtch is applied to enamel for 5 seconds then rinsed, applied to dentin for 15 seconds for a total of 20 seconds. This leaves behind a deep, micro-mechanically retentive surface.


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Restoration technique with the use of Clinician's Choice® MaxEtch 35% Phosphoric Acid

Dentistry and photography courtesy of Dr. Robert Margeas.


  1. After caries removal and placement of the matrix band and wedge, thoroughly clean and dry the preparation.

    After caries removal and placement of the matrix band and wedge, thoroughly clean and dry the preparation.
  2. Liberally apply Max-Etch Phosphoric Acid to the preparation and etch for 20 seconds.

    Liberally apply Max-Etch Phosphoric Acid to the preparation and etch for 20 seconds.
  3. Rinse the Max-Etch for a minimum of 5 seconds then scrub G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer onto the preparation for 10 seconds, blotting any excess. Leave the surface visibly moist.

    Rinse the Max-Etch for a minimum of 5 seconds then scrub G5 All-Purpose Desensitizer onto the preparation for 10 seconds, blotting any excess. Leave the surface visibly moist.
  4. Apply MPa Max adhesive (ensuring each adhesive wall is coated) and gently scrub for 10 seconds. Thin and air dry using ¼ to ½ air pressure to evaporate the solvent, for 10 seconds. The preparation should appear shiny with no pooling.

    Apply MPa Max adhesive (ensuring each adhesive wall is coated) and gently scrub for 10 seconds. Thin and air dry using ¼ to ½ air pressure to evaporate the solvent, for 10 seconds. The preparation should appear shiny with no pooling.
  5. Light-cure for 10 seconds using a standard curing light with an output greater than 600 mW/cm² or 20 seconds if the output is less than 600 mW/cm².

    Light-cure for 10 seconds using a standard curing light with an output greater than 600 mW/cm² or 20 seconds if the output is less than 600 mW/cm².
  6. Proceed with placement and light-curing of the composite. A bulk-fill composite was used in this case.

    Proceed with placement and light-curing of the composite. A bulk-fill composite was used in this case.
  7. Use A.S.A.P. Pre-Polisher to remove surface scratches.

    Use A.S.A.P. Pre-Polisher to remove surface scratches.
  8. Apply light pressure using the A.S.A.P. Final High Shine Polisher to quickly bring an esthetic lustre to the restoration. 20 seconds should do it!

    Apply light pressure using the A.S.A.P. Final High Shine Polisher to quickly bring an esthetic lustre to the restoration. 20 seconds should do it!
  9. The final restoration: A combination of life-like esthetics and a strong, enduring dentin/enamel bond.

    The final restoration: A combination of life-like esthetics and a strong, enduring dentin/enamel bond.

MaxEtch 5mL syringe (Item Number: 345503): 1 ea.

MaxEtch 30mL syringe (345302): 1 ea.

Click here to view the MaxEtch Product Sheet.

Click here to view the MaxEtch IFU/SDS.

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