I work with two other dentists and we are thinking about buying a Pentamix set-up. We plan on putting the Pentamix on a cart and wheeling it from operatory to operatory as needed. We have been using the cartridges for twenty years and they work fine but we think we can cut down on chair time and waste by using the Pentamix system.
It seems pretty straightforward. Can somebody with experience with this system offer advice? Have you found that in the long term it saves money and chair time?
According to 3M, the goal of the Pentamix system is: “to help you capture an accurate, problem-free impression the first time … every time. With the touch of a button, Pentamix Automatic Mixing Unit mixes and dispenses a completely homogeneous mix. And it’s free of voids that can interfere with the accuracy of the impression and the final fit of the prosthesis. Trying to manually squeeze heavy body impression material out of a cartridge dispenser can put added strain on assistants. The Pentamix™ 2 Automatic Mixing Unit puts an end to staff complaints.”