Benefits

Why choose SmartLite Pro?

Reliable Clinical Outcomes

Large 10 mm active curing diameter to cover bigger restorations combined with an excellent beam collimation for reliable curing even over larger distances

State of the Art Optics

Optimized 4 LED design provides a homogeneous light distribution over the entire active curing area

Form

Remarkable pen-style design that feels balanced in the hand and beautiful in its details

Versatility

Features a modular design with interchangeable tips for a variety of clinical indications

Function

Forward-thinking composition of clinical performance and modular versatility

"Brilliantly designed modular light with excellent curing capability and additional transillumination capacity that sets it above all other lights in the market."

Dr. A. Babul, Canada

Remarkable Design

Even before you pick up SmartLite Pro and get to work, the entire system is crafted for optimal dental workflows and predictable clinical outcomes:

  • Sleek charging station equipped with holding ports for the pen, batteries and modular tips.
  • Medical-grade stainless steel pen for long-lasting durability year after year.
  • 360-degree swivel apparatus to gain perfect access at any angle in the mouth.
  • Modular, interchangeable tips for a variety of clinical indications and future advancements.
  • Built-in radiometer to ensure the appropriate curing energy for a reliable cure.

SmartLite Pro is also equipped with dual batteries so you never run out of power, ever. Batteries are using the latest generation LiFePO4 battery technology.

Reliable clinical outcomes

The large 10 mm active curing diameter covers bigger restorations combined with an excellent beam collimation for reliable curing even over larger distances.

State-of-the-art Optics

The optimized 4 LED design provides a homogeneous light distribution over the entire curing area. SmartLite Pro delivers an average irradiance of 1250 mW/cm2. The beam profiles of 4 lights show the distribution of light emitted across the light tips.1

Remarkable pen-style design that feels balanced in the hand and beautiful in its details.

Keys to Light Curing

What makes a good curing light and how can SmartLite Pro help to achieve more predictable high-quality results?

A look at output - What’s the recommended irradiance level for dental curing lights?

A look at coverage - Why is the active curing diameter so important?

A look at beam profile - Why is a homogenous light distribution important for clinical success?

Best practice

Curing technique

In a recent study using new curing lights to test the ability of dental professionals to deliver energy to simulated restorations, there was a 10x difference in energy delivery between the best and worst operator.¹ The variable is technique! Choosing a curing light with a lightweight, ergonomic design for stable positioning and simple controls for consistency of use across operators may help reduce the opportunity for technique variability.

Curing angle

The light guide tip should be as close as possible and flat against the restorative surface to have the best chance of directing light to all corners of the proximal box. Angled light guides can make it difficult to keep the surface of the light tip flat at the restoration, especially in the posterior, where 74% of direct restorations are performed.2,3 Pen-style lights make it easier to maintain the proper curing angle when space is an issue—such as the back of the mouth, and in geriatric and pediatric cases.

Curing distance

When the proximal box is over 6mm deep, dentists often find themselves guessing if the adhesive and composite have been sufficiently cured. Be sure the curing light cures to clinically relevant distances versus higher output power.

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FAQs

For many dentists, light curing is an undervalued part of any restorative procedure. They assume when they see blue light coming out of the curing light, all is good and their work is done. However, just because blue light is coming out does not mean the curing light is working effectively. And if the curing light is not working effectively, the restorative material will be left under cured esp. in deep cavities or bulk fill situations. Studies have shown that inadequate polymerization can contribute to a variety of clinical conditions such as discoloration, pulpal irritation, post-operative sensitivity and eventual failure of the restoration. It’s more than just ensuring light is coming out. It is also the light intensity, wavelength, exposure duration, size, location, and orientation of the tip to the restoration.

  • Use "blue blocking" glasses or shields (orange colored).
  • Inspect the light guide tip for any contaminants or damage to the surface.
  • Surface barriers can decrease energy delivered.
  • Reposition the patient for access to light curing and to see the light tip.
  • Stabilize the light when curing.
  • Adjust the position of the light guide to achieve proximity of the light guide to the surface of the tooth being restored.
  • The tip should be perpendicular to the tooth surface being restored.
  • The light output should be as close as possible to the restoration (within 1 mm).
  • Follow the light exposure times and increment thickness recommended by the resin manufacturer, making allowances if you use another manufacturer's light. Increase your curing times for increased distances or darker or opaque shades.
  • Air cool the tooth when exposing for longer times, or when using high-output LCU's.

When the light energy is not well distributed across the light tip, there are areas of hot and cold spots which can lead to inconsistent curing throughout the restoration. The “hot spot” areas in the center sometimes provide extremely high irradiance, but the “cold spot” areas on the edges often barely deliver sufficient energy to cure the restoration.  This leads to a non-uniform cure across the restoration. That’s why a uniform beam profile is important.

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1. Price and Felix IADR 2010. Barcelona #467 Quantifying Light Energy Delivered to a Class I Restoration
2. Price R., Felix C., (2010). Factors Affecting the Energy Delivered to Simulated Class I and Class V Preparations. JCDA Applied Research.
3. American Dental Association Procedure Recap Report (2006). For more information, contact Consumables-Data-Requests@dentsplysirona.com