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Bulk Fill, Fluoride Releasing, Glass Hybrid Restorative System

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EQUIA® Forte

Bulk Fill, Fluoride Releasing, Glass Hybrid Restorative System

About

EQUIA Forte is the next generation of EQUIA® that combines EQUIA Forte Fil and EQUIA Forte Coat to build a strong, superior bulk-fill system.

EQUIA Forte Fil's glass hybrid innovation is achieved through the introduction of ultrafine, highly reactive glass particles, dispersed within the conventional Glass Ionomer (GI) Structure. With the addition of a higher molecular weight polyacrylic acid, the new glass hybrid formulation builds a high strength restorative. EQUIA Forte Coat incorporates a new multi-functional monomer that produces a tougher resin matrix. Together, these innovations result in a strong bulk fill glass hybrid restorative system with exceptional physical properties and aesthetics.

EQUIA Forte is ideal for Class I, II and V restorations. Key benefits of EQUIA Forte:

  • Bulk-fill
  • Easy and quick to use
  • Not technique sensitive
  • Non sticky and packable
  • No polymerization shrinkage or shrinkage stress
  • Optimal marginal seal that offers long-term resistance to microleakage and discoloration
  • High fluoride release at tooth restorative interface with recharge capability
  • Outstanding resistance to wear and acid erosion
  • Available in 8 aesthetic shades

In comparison to original EQUIA, EQUIA Forte extends the indications to include stress bearing Class II Restorations, and is available in brand-new, red packaging. EQUIA Forte Coat is available in a bottle (4 mL) and a NEW unit dose pack (contains 50, 0.1 mL units).

Articles

New & Improved EQUIA Forte

2015   Basso M, Brambilla E, Benites MG, Giovannardi M, Ionescu AC. Glass Ionomer Cement for Permanent Dental Restorations: A 48-Month, Multi-Centre, Prospective Clinical Trial. Stoma Edu J. 2015; 2(1):25-35.


Original EQUIA®

2011   Incorporating Glass Ionomers into the Daily Routine of General Practice. Dr. Ron Kaminer. www.dentallearning.net. February 2011.

EQUIA. CRA Newsletter. March 2011. Volume 4, Issue 3. Page 4.

EQUIA Restorative System – Product Evaluation. Dental Product Shopper. March 2011. Pages 90-91.

Clinical Performance of a New Glass Ionomer-based Restoration System: A Retrospective Cohort Study - Katrin Friedl a, Karl-Anton Hiller b, Karl-Heinz Friedl a,b. Science Direct. July 2011. 7 pages.
2010   Glass Ionomers: A Therapeutic Alternative to Direct Composite Restorations. Daniel H. Ward, DDS. Canadian Oral Health. April 2010.

What’s Hot and What’s Getting Hotter: EQUIA. Dr. Howard Glazer. AGD Impact. April 2010. Page 14.

Simplifying Posterior Restorations Using Self-Adhesive Systems. Dr. Douglas A.Terry. Dentistry Today. May 2010. Pages 100-102.

A Rapid and Esthetic Alternative to a Direct Posterior Composite. Dr, Mark Pitel. Dentistry Today. November 2010.

Effect of Resin Coating on the Ultimate Strength of Glass Ionomers. M. Shinohara, A. Antunes, J. Padovano, A.k. Bedran-Russo, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Res Issue 89, (Special Issue A). 796, 2010 (Washington, D.C.).
2009   Fuji IX GP Extra Evaluation. Reality. Revised – March 2009.

G-Coat Plus Evaluation. Reality. May 2009.
2008   Glazing Resins: Are they Important and How do they Differ? CRA Newsletter. January 2008. Volume 1, Issue 1.

Fuji IX GP Extra Evaluation. The Dental Advisor. March 2008. Volume 25, No. 2.

Improved Glass Ionomer Restorative—GC Fuji IX GP EXTRA. CRA Newsletter. April 2008. Volume 1, Issue 4.

SEM and Microleakage Evaluations of the Marginal Integrity of Two Types of Class V Restorations with or without the Use of a Light-Curable Coating Material and of Polishing. E. Magni, L Zhang, R. Hickel, M. Bossu, A. Polimeni and M. Ferrari. Journal of Dentistry. July 2008.

Influence of Coating Materials on Conventional Glass Ionomer Cement. K. Kato, H. Yarimizu, H. Nakaseko and T. Sakuma. GC Corporation. Res Issue 87 (Special Issue B) 0487, 2008 (Toronto).
2007   2007 Buying Guide (Fuji IX GP EXTRA). CRA Newsletter. December 2007. Volume 31, Issue 12.

G-Coat Plus Evaluation. The Dental Advisor. December 2007. Volume 24, No. 10.
2006   Esthetic Effects on Restoratives of Experimental Surface Coating (UC-3). H. Yarimizu, D. Usuki, D. Ohta, H. Nakaseko and S. Akahane. GC Corporation. Res Issue 85 (Special Issue A) 1911. 2006 (Orlando).

The Influence of Coating for the Maturation of Glass Ionomer Cement. K. Kato, T. Noguchi, H. Nakaseko, and S. Akahane. GC Corporation. Res Issue 85 (Special Issue B) 2076. 2006 (Brisbane).
Clinical Cases

Class I Restoration Case


Images courtesy of Dr. Dan Ward, Columbus, Ohio.

Class II Restoration Cases


Images courtesy of Dr. Mark Pitel, Poughkeepsie, New York.


Images courtesy of Dr. Tim Bizga, Cleveland, Ohio.

Downloads
BrochuresGlass Ionomer
Glass Ionomer: Benefits & Reference Guide
Sandwich Technique (United States version)
Sandwich Technique (Canadian version)
Instructions for UseEQUIA Forte
Press ReleasesEQUIA Forte (United States version)
EQUIA Forte (Canadian version)
Safety Data SheetsEQUIA Forte Coat (United States)
EQUIA Forte Fil: Liquid (United States)
EQUIA Forte Fil: Powder (United States)
EQUIA Forte Coat (Canada - English)
EQUIA Forte Fil: Liquid (Canada - English)
EQUIA Forte Fil: Powder (Canada - English)
EQUIA Forte Coat (Canada - Français)
EQUIA Forte Fil: Liquide (Canada - Français)
EQUIA Forte Fil: Poudre (Canada - Français)
EQUIA Forte Coat (América Latina - Español)
Sell SheetsEQUIA Forte (United States version)
EQUIA Forte (Canadian version)
GC Solutions: Confidence in Capsules
Technical GuidesEQUIA Forte
Original EQUIA®
Technical ReferencesEQUIA Forte
Original EQUIA®
Trade AdEQUIA Forte
Features
  • Bulk-fill
  • Easy and quick to use
  • Not technique sensitive
  • No polymerization shrinkage or shrinkage stress
  • Non sticky and packable
  • High flexural strength
  • Outstanding resistance to wear and acid erosion
  • Moisture tolerant (no rubber dam required)
  • Coefficient of thermal expansion is the same as dentin
  • Self-adhesion (chemical bond creates a hybridized layer)
  • Improved strength over other glass ionomer restoratives*
  • High fluoride release at interface and over time with recharge
  • Optimal marginal seal that offers long-term resistance to microleakage and discoloration
  • With two simple steps, EQUIA® creates economic, aesthetic and effective solutions for Class I, II and V Restorations
Related Products

GC Fuji II®

GC Fuji II LC®

GC Fuji II LC® CAPSULE
Glass Ionomer Restorative Light-Cured, Resin-Reinforced Restorative Light-Cured, Resin-Reinforced Restorative
     

GC Fuji IX GP®

GC Fuji IX GP® EXTRA

GC Fuji IX GP® FAST
Packable Posterior Restorative Packable Glass Ionomer Restorative Fast, Packable Posterior Restorative
Research & Physical Properties
Description
 Indications  Class I, II & V; core build-up
 Working Time  1 minute, 15 seconds
 Net Setting Time  2 minutes
 Total Time EQUIA Forte (Average)  3 minute, 25 seconds
 Curing Mechanism  EQUIA Forte Fil: Self; EQUIA Forte Coat: Light
 Number of Shades  8
 Translucency  Yes
 Compressive Strength (MPa)  219
 Surface Hardness (Hv) (1 day)  85
 Flexural Strength (MPa)(ISO9917-2: 2007)  46
 Acid erosion (mm)  0.11
 Wear erosion (µm)  EQUIA Forte Fil: 20
 EQUIA Forte Fil with EQUIA Forte Coat application: 10.5
 Radiopacity  Yes
 Fluoride Release (µg/cm2) (Day 1)  115.3
 Delivery System  Capsule & Liquid
 Gram Weight (powder)  0.40
 Strengths
  • Bulk-filled, fluoride-releasing, rapid restorative
  • Increased flexural strength
  • Works in moist environments, no need to isolate tooth
  • Strengthen the tooth
  • High translucency and aesthetics
  • Outstanding resistance to wear and acid erosion
SKU Information
United States
Accessories
Item Number Description
437555 GC CAPSULE APPLIER III
000110 GC CAVITY CONDITIONER
Contains: One bottle (5.7 mL).

EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit
Item Number Description
452005 Assorted Shades
Contains: EQUIA Forte Fil (10 caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule), EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL) and GC CAVITY CONDITIONER bottle (5.7 mL).
452001 Shade A1 (48)
452002 Shade A2 (48)
452003 Shade A3 (48)
452004 Shade A3.5 (48)
452006 Shade B1 (48)
452007 Shade B2 (48)
452008 Shade B3 (48)
452009 Shade C4 (48)

EQUIA Forte Coat - Refill
Item Number Description
452500 Bottle
Contains: One EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators, 1 Applicator Holder and 20 Disposable Dispensing Dishes.
452505 NEW!  Unit Dose
Contains: Box of 50 EQUIA Forte Coat Unit Doses (0.1 mL each), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators and 1 Applicator Holder.

EQUIA Forte Fil - Refill
Item Number Description
452000 Assorted Shades
Contains: Ten caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule.
452010 Shade Refill A1 (48)
452011 Shade Refill A2 (48)
452012 Shade Refill A3 (48)
452013 Shade Refill A3.5 (48)
452014 Shade Refill B1 (48)
452015 Shade Refill B2 (48)
452016 Shade Refill B3 (48)
452017 Shade Refill C4 (48)

Canada
Accessories
Item Number Description
437555 GC CAPSULE APPLIER III
000110 GC CAVITY CONDITIONER
Contains: One bottle (5.7 mL).

EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit
Item Number Description
462005 Assorted Shades
Contains: EQUIA Forte Fil (10 caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule), EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL) and GC CAVITY CONDITIONER bottle (5.7 mL).
462001 Shade A1 (48)
462002 Shade A2 (48)
462003 Shade A3 (48)
462004 Shade A3.5 (48)
462006 Shade B1 (48)
462007 Shade B2 (48)
462008 Shade B3 (48)
462009 Shade C4 (48)

EQUIA Forte Coat - Refill
Item Number Description
452500 Bottle
Contains: One EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators, 1 Applicator Holder and 20 Disposable Dispensing Dishes.
452505 NEW!  Unit Dose
Contains: Box of 50 EQUIA Forte Coat Unit Doses (0.1 mL each), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators and 1 Applicator Holder.

EQUIA Forte Fil - Refill
Item Number Description
462000 Assorted Shades
Contains: Ten caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule.
462010 Shade Refill A1 (48)
462011 Shade Refill A2 (48)
462012 Shade Refill A3 (48)
462013 Shade Refill A3.5 (48)
462014 Shade Refill B1 (48)
462015 Shade Refill B2 (48)
462016 Shade Refill B3 (48)
462017 Shade Refill C4 (48)
Video Library
Video Library - United States (English)
New & Improved EQUIA Forte
Clinical Video by Dr. Randy Shoup: Class II Stress Bearing Restoration with EQUIA Forte

New & Improved EQUIA Forte
Clinical Video by Dr. Randy Shoup: Class II Sandwich Technique with EQUIA Forte, G-Premio BOND™ and G-ænial Sculpt®

New & Improved EQUIA Forte
NEW! Clinical Procedure: EQUIA Forte Versus Composite - Chair Time

Original EQUIA®
Features & Benefits Commercial

Original EQUIA®
Restoring the Posterior Dentition: Case 1

Original EQUIA®
Restoring the Posterior Dentition: Case 2

Original EQUIA®
Restoring the Posterior Dentition: Live

Original EQUIA®
Live Procedure


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Original EQUIA®
Microdentistry Procedures with Dr. James C. Burden, DMD, FAGD

Biblioteca de Videos - América Latina (Español)
Una Nueva Maner de Pensar, una Nueva Maner de Tratar con Dr. J. Zalba
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Item Number Description Quantity
452005 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Assorted Shades
Contains: EQUIA Forte Fil (10 caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule), EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL) and GC CAVITY CONDITIONER bottle (5.7 mL).
452001 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A1 (48)
452002 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A2 (48)
452003 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A3 (48)
452004 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A3.5 (48)
452006 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade B1 (48)
452007 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade B2 (48)
452008 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade B3 (48)
452009 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade C4 (48)
452500 EQUIA Forte Coat - Refill (Bottle)
Contains: One EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators, 1 Applicator Holder and 20 Disposable Dispensing Dishes.
452505 EQUIA Forte Coat - Refill (NEW!  Unit Dose)
Contains: Box of 50 EQUIA Forte Coat Unit Doses (0.1 mL each), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators and 1 Applicator Holder.
452000 EQUIA Forte Fil - Assorted Shades
Contains: Ten caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule.
452010 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A1 (48)
452011 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A2 (48)
452012 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A3 (48)
452013 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A3.5 (48)
452014 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade B1 (48)
452015 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade B2 (48)
452016 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade B3 (48)
452017 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade C4 (48)


Canadian Section (this section is required for Canadian Orders ONLY)

Item Number Description Quantity
462005 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Assorted Shades
Contains: EQUIA Forte Fil (10 caps of each shade: A2, A3 and A3.5; 9 caps of each shade: B1 and B3; 0.14 mL liquid per capsule), EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL) and GC CAVITY CONDITIONER bottle (5.7 mL).
462001 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A1 (48)
462002 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A2 (48)
462003 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A3 (48)
462004 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade A3.5 (48)
462006 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade B1 (48)
462007 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade B2 (48)
462008 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade B3 (48)
462009 EQUIA Forte - Intro Kit Shade C4 (48)
452500 EQUIA Forte Coat - Refill (Bottle)
Contains: One EQUIA Forte Coat bottle (4 mL), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators, 1 Applicator Holder and 20 Disposable Dispensing Dishes.
452505 EQUIA Forte Coat - Refill (NEW!  Unit Dose)
Contains: Box of 50 EQUIA Forte Coat Unit Doses (0.1 mL each), 50 Micro-Tip Applicators and 1 Applicator Holder.
462000 EQUIA Forte Fil - Assorted Shades
Contains: Ten caps of each EQUIA Forte Fil Shade: A2, A3, A3.5, B1 and B3.
462010 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A1 (48)
462011 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A2 (48)
462012 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A3 (48)
462013 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade A3.5 (48)
462014 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade B1 (48)
462015 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade B2 (48)
462016 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade B3 (48)
462017 EQUIA Forte Fil - Shade C4 (48)
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