Clinpro is a new fluoride-containing, light-activated pit and fissure sealant from 3M ESPE. The product is distinguished from other sealants in that it uses color-change chemistry to make the sealant easier to see during placement. Clinpro is pink when expressed from its delivery syringe and turns white following light activation. 3M ESPE claims that Clinpro can be placed precisely because its direct delivery syringes have "ultra-fine" disposable syringe tips, and its thin viscosity enables it to flow easily into pits and fissures. Clinpro is packaged in a small paper box that contains 2 syringes of the sealant, one syringe of 35% phosphoric acid etchant, and disposable syringe tips. Written instructions are included as well as a pictorial example of product use that appears on the inside cover of the box.
Clinpro is packaged in syringes that come with very small applicator tips. The evaluators gave high ratings to the tips because they reduced waste and made it easy to precisely place the material. The viscosity of the sealant was highly rated, as was the ease of dispensing the sealant from the syringes. Users rated the color-change feature highly because it made the sealant easy to see during placement and confirmed that they had light activated it. The sealant also contains fluoride. The written instructions and graphics were easy to understand and contained adequate detail. Sealant syringes are printed with expiration dates and lot numbers and are packaged in a small, compact box that requires little storage space. The only shortcoming of this product is that it is not available in unit-dose form.
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Clinpro Pit and Fissure Sealant
Users liked color-change chemistry--made it easier to use. Viscosity is excellent. Small placement tips make it easy to place sealant just where you want.
Doesn't come in unit-dose packaging.
The Bottom Line
Excellent new sealant with a viscosity and color-change chemistry that make it a pleasure to use.