Testimonials

V3 System Testimonials

“I have been a loyal customer of Triodent from your first appearance on the US market many years ago. I have tried all the other matrix systems – Palodent, Garrison, Contact Pro – but only your system has met my requirements for broad, tight contacts. I am a customer for life.”

–Bob Kogen, DDS, Newhall, CA

“The V3 is the most intuitively designed matrix system I’ve used. I get a broad, tight contact every time, in addition to the ease of placement and minimal flash.”

–Rafeeq N. Rahman, DDS

“I truly don’t believe you can provide a good composite restoration without the V3 Matrix System.”

–Marjan Goodacre, BDS

“After 20 years searching, I think the V3 is the best matrix system out there. Thanks for your outstanding, lifesaving product.”

–Robert Ho, DDS, San Francisco, CA

“They’d have to cut my hands off to take my V3 Rings off me.”

–Jonathan Swarbrigg, BDS, Farsley, England

“I was reluctant to try the V3 System because I was doing just fine with Palodent. But when I did I was instantly impressed. The V3 System is extremely well engineered, from the contours of the bands to the shape of the wedges. The V3 Rings have a gentle feel to them and I enjoy using the Pin-Tweezers for placing and removing the wedges and matrices. Two thumbs up to the person who developed this system, it is magnificent!!”

Colleen Scholz, DDS

“The V3 wins easily. It is a fantastic system and I hope more people use it. It is better for dentistry. I have never enjoyed direct composites this much.”

–Martin Martic, DDS, Sudbury, Ontario

“I was so lucky when I found the V3 system, and my patients are also very lucky. The V3 is the best sectional matrix system on the market and I rely totally on it.”

–Mika Jenytin, DDS, Helsinki, Finland

“Since incorporating the V3 Ring into the arsenal, I no longer worry about creating good contacts. I can achieve ideal contours at the proximal margins due to the way that the bands adapt to the tooth and the V3 Rings keep the bands adapted and contoured.”

–Stephen Sawyer, DDS , Metro Dental, Burnsville, MN

“The V3 Ring makes my posterior composites a predictable and efficient procedure. Definitely a step ahead of any other system I’ve used.”

–Dr Nathan Kjolhaug, DDS , Metro Dental, Midway

“Composite interproximal contacts are a snap with Triodent’s V3 Ring. Stability and ease of placement, anatomic angulation, and plastic tines that accommodate wedges comfortably, V3 all-NiTi rings deliver predictable contacts every time.”

–George Freedman, DDS, FAACD, FACD

“So, I bought a new ring system at the ADA meeting on a whim. I used it for the first time and had a sinking feeling in my stomach. I instantly realized how much frustration I had had with all the other ring systems that I’ve used over the years. The V3 system may be the perfect design for establishing interproximal contacts with composite.”

–Todd Ehrlich, DDS on Dentaltown.

“Every once in a while, I come across a truly innovative company in the dental industry that vastly improves the services we provide by using products that are tremendous enhancements. Triodent, a NZ based company is one such – founded by an English dentist by the name of Dr Simon McDonald. Their V-Ring and V3 Ring sectional matrix systems are the best I have ever used and I have used the Palodent and Garrison since their inception. An outstanding product range is also augmented by triple impression trays that are fantastic.”

–The ACE Institute

“With Triodent’s V3 Matrix System, we now have a simple solution for creating tight-fitting and natural-looking contacts when restoring posterior teeth with direct composite material.”

–Ara Nazarian, DDS

“Love it, love it. I can’t believe I practiced for the last 13 years without it. Damn, I am embarrassed that my Class II fillings would look like straight walls without the contours!”

–Marvin Rodrigue, DDS, Pearland, TX

“It would always frustrate me when you would try and put a matrix band around a posterior tooth and it would only seat on one side. The V3 Ring has been a blessing to my practice because not only does it eliminate my matrix band frustrations, but never have I had a problem getting a contact on a posterior tooth, which makes me and my patients happy. The product gets me such tight contacts that sometimes I have trouble getting the matrix band out after the procedure is complete. The system is so quick and easy to use and my favorite part is still the wedges that mimic the gingival papillae. Thanks again.”

–Donald J. Annicelle, DDS, Trumbull, CT

“Using the Triodent V3 has been an outstanding restorative experience. I thought my methods and materials for restorative procedures were at the highest level, then I purchased Triodent’s V3 system. After the first restoration I could see how much greater adaptation, better contours and tighter contacts this system creates. I am thoroughly impressed and delighted with this product.”

–Dr Ken Banks, Inwood, WV

“The V3 Ring is by far the best purchase I have made for my practice, ever. I cannot speak more highly of the product. It is a dental restorative necessity.”

–Dr Isidoro Ferlito, Carlingford, NSW Australia

“I have been practicing for 26 years and have tried all different types of rings for composites. So far the V3 has been by far the best. Thanks.”

–Dr Henry Tom, North Vancouver, BC

“If you are considering a new matrix system or want something better than you currently have, the V3 Ring system is a must for your practice.”

–Spiros Agapitos, BDSc , Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia

“The V3 Ring has made the placement of Class II composite resins so easy that I do not use amalgam any more, even in those very difficult situations.”

–Dr Greg Roditis, Australia

“When my V3 Rings are sterilizing and I have to resort to using other methods, no matter how hard I try, I cannot get close to the results I achieve with the V3 Rings. They help me to produce the most anatomical contours and tightest contacts of any system I have tried, and I have tried many.”

–Dr Rob Ramotar, Port St Lucie, FL.

“Since I got my first V3 Ring I completely forgot what it’s like to have an open contact. Thank you to everyone at Triodent.”

–Dr Serge-Alexandre Bellavance, Lac-Beauport, QC, Canada

“The V3 was my best purchase of the year. My fillings are better and easier than ever.”

–Dr Noam Kranz, New Milford, NJ

“I’ve tried them all and the V3 system, when used correctly with the Wave-Wedges and V3 Matrices, is hands-down the best! Trust me, you’ll never look back. Triodent’s innovation has made dentistry more fun!”

–Komson Sudhi, DDS, Plano, TX

“The adaptability, security and position of the Universal V3 and Narrow V3 with their accompanying matrices are second to none when placing composites. They have far outperformed any other system I have used.”

–Marshall C Fields, DMD, Columbia, SC

“The V3 Ring is the best ring I have ever worked with. It actually perfected Triodent’s previous version of ring. It stays very rigidly in the interproximal area. It doesn’t slip on the tooth or in the ring forceps. If you want the perfect contact with optimal contours you have to use the V3 Ring.”

–Dr Saad Bassas, DDS , Sartell, MN

“A no-brainer for any dentist who wants perfect restorations every time.”

–Steven B Manson, DDS , Long Island City, NY

“Simply the best matrix system I’ve tried. I was very impressed that it got even better with the new V3 Ring. Simply a must for every dentist concerned with good contact points.”

–Dr Andrew Hong, Kent, England

Post-op-small Pre-op-small “The V3 Ring and associated matrices and Wave-Wedges are awesome. I have been placing posterior composites for about 15 years and used to struggle to get good proximal contours and contacts. Now, getting solid proximal contacts and proper proximal contours with minimal flash is almost automatic with the Triodent ring, matrix and wedge system. Just this morning I did a DOL with a deep proximal box on #2 and an adjacent MO on #1. There’s no way I could have accomplished this without the V3 Ring. I think these radiographs (pre-op and post-op) say everything about how this system allows dentists to accomplish what was once considered virtually impossible.”

–William Lin, DDS, San Diego, CA

“Love it, love it, can’t live without it.”

–Sam Hamam, DDS, Clinton, MD

“Incomparably the most user-friendly, reliable composite matrix system on the market. Impressively tight contacts every time! I’ve already been telling all my fellow dentists about it since I started using the system. Love the Wave-Wedges too. It’s amazing that something so anatomically correct and functional hadn’t been invented before.”

–Dr Noelle Bunt, Trenton, Ontario

I use my V3 system many times a day. The interproximal contact I can get with the system is fantastic. I feel much more secure using the V3 system as I have never had a ring ‘pop off’. The three matrices give great choice. I use the V3 system for all my Class II posterior composites and many Class II amalgams. I love this system!!!”.”

–Dr Barbara Tippet, Nelson, New Zealand

“We have been using the V3 Ring for the last few months at our clinic and we are hooked! We are five dentists at the clinic and we are all using them now. We think that our composite restorations are reaching a higher level of quality. It is much more satisfactory for the dentist to work with. They give a great comfort for the patient, both during treatment and after with the function of the restoration. So, please never stop producing those little miracles!! Greetings from Denmark.”

–Anne Bogild, DDS, Lindealle, Denmark

I have been using the V-Ring since my graduation. I used to have to make a lot of time-consuming adjustments as a student using the Tofflemire matrices. My search for an easier way to restore led me to order the original V-Rings and Simon gave me a student discount as well. I am glad I switched to the V-Ring. With the advent of the V3 it has become even easier for me to restore – and more comfortable for my patients. I have even got my associate hooked on it. Thanks again for making it easier.”

–Dr James Hu, New Westminister, BC, Canada

“So the V3 Ring is one year old – it seems like I have been using it for decades. I loved the old V-Rings and matrices but the V3 Ring is fantastic – does New Zealand proud.”

–Dr Stuart Phillips, Claremonth,Western Australia

“The V3 Ring is used multiple times every day in my office and without it I cannot imagine having a good contact and well contoured composite fillings.”

–Dr Harry Weingarten, Ontario,Canada

“You have a wonderful product in the V3 Ring. Great contacts are assured every time, and with a little practice they are very simple to use. I shall never go back to older systems. Many thanks, the answer to the dentist’s prayers!”

–Dr Edward Furze, Australia

“I have been using the V3 Ring system and the V-Ring before it for two years and have found it to be an excellent product. I can routinely create a tight contact area between the teeth, and find the wedging system also very easy to insert and use. The soft matrices are easy to insert using the tweezers that come as part of the kit. In all it is an excellent product and an invaluable product for placing Class II composite restorations.”

–Stephen Lazarus, C.Ch.D, Prestwich, Manchester

“The V3 Ring has made my life easier from not having to adjust nearly the amount of interproximal flash as the previous rings. It is very durable and does not distort as easy as the previous ring either. Thank you, V3 Ring!!!”

–Dr M. Brad Forrest, DMD, PA, Matthews, NC

“I have used every system on the market and hands down, no competition, your system with the plastic wedges, matrix and of course the V3 gives me the predictable contacts that I need and the patients deserve. Thanks for creating such a nice system. Finally, posterior Class II restorations are predictable, fun and rewarding.”

–Gordon H West, DDS, Lafayette, CO

“I was a Tofflemire matrix band user for years and the earlier sectional matrix designs, although a fine idea, did not convince me to make a change. The V3 was a slam dunk for me and now I routinely use them to place my Class II restorations. You took a great concept and made it practical for the clinician. Thanks!”

–Peter W. Cha, DDS, FAGD, Fredrick, MD

“I have been using the V3 Ring since it was introduced a year ago. Now, I can’t imagine doing a posterior composite without one. I have tried many different systems to place Class II composites and each has its strengths and weaknesses. However, none of them has the ease of use and the superior results I get with the V3 system. Thanks for creating such a great product! (By the way, I really like the WAMkey, too.)”

–Joel I. Nathanson, DMD, MAGD, Timonium, MD

“Sick of digging out leftover meat/food between your recent composite restorations in your patient’s mouth due to open contacts, and feeling awful about your restorative work? You gotta try the V3 Ring! It makes creating good contacts so much easier and simple! Not only can you produce your own high quality restorations, but you can also fix up any existing open contacts that your patients already have and they will gladly thank you and appreciate your work.”

–Dr Anna Lai, Croydon, Victoria, Australia

“I have been using the V3 since its introduction and love it. I have recommended it to an Israeli dentist who tried both the green and yellow ones I brought for him to try. He has since then purchased his own and loves it as well. My own dentist has incorporated it into his practice as well. Keep up the great innovations.”

–Dr Staurt Shaffren, New York, NY

“Gone are the fears of finishing a nice-looking composite restoration and then checking the contact and it’s wide open! The V3 Ring has made resin restorations worry free.”

–Kevin M. Apolito, DDS, Williamsville, NY

“We’ve been using the new V3 Ring for four months now and are amazed at the great interproximal contacts and reduced finishing time. We have used other ring systems but find the V3 to be the most convenient. We received a free V3 at the Western Regional Dental Convention and all three doctors in our office were vying for it. My son-in-law is in dental school at the University of Pittsburg and I’m sending him a V3 Ring set to use also. Thanks for a great product.”

–Stephen Driggs, DDS, Mesa, AZ

“V3 simplified placement of matrices. Before, the tines of the ring always interfered with the wedge. Now that’s no longer the case and the ring goes on without fuss.”

–Dr Roger Chan, BC, Canada

“I love the green and yellow V3 Rings! I am getting great contacts and contours on my composite restorations. The matrices, rings and wedges are so easy to use. No more Tofflemire bands! The V3 Rings make composite restorations a cinch!”

–Theresa Pham, DDS, San Diego, CA

“You folks have certainly done a great job with your separators and matrices. It’s made my work a lot easier.”

–Leon L. Wiggin, DDS, Oneonta, NY

“We find that the V3 Ring gives us more consistent contacts than other systems that we have used. The contour of the matrix gives a more curved surface. The nylon wedges help close the band around some root concavities.”

–Dr Steve Deneka, Cornwall, Ontario

“I am a V3 Ring user. More importantly, a Garrison 3D user who is switching more and more to the Triodent V3 Ring system for its clever design and ease of use. Well done, keep up the good work.”

–Dr Andrew Shearon, West Vancouver, BC

“I no longer have to worry about whether or not I will have a contact when doing a proximal composite. The V3 Ring has made establishing proximal contacts a breeze. Furthermore, the ease in replacing proper physiologic and anatomical form and contour make for a functional, esthetic and long-lasting restoration. It is our matrix system of choice!”

–Dr John Hubbard, Calgary, AB

“I have used many different matrix systems including three sectional systems. Without question the V3 is my first and only choice now. Simple to use with ‘why didn’t I think of that’ design features. Well done.”

–Dr Tom Daly, Harwich, Essex, UK

“I have tried many of the products out there but always ended up frustrated with loose or open contacts until the V3. Now I consistently get good, tight contacts on my Class IIs and IIIs. Thank you, Triodent!”

–Dr Richard A Cea, Colorado Springs, CO

“I have been using the Triodent ring system for about six months. I have used every other ring/matrix system out there. I can say without a doubt that Triodent’s V3 system is the easiest and best. The matrix fits well and the contours adapt almost perfectly to the tooth when the wedge and ring are in place. The pre-wedging step allows you to get a great contact every time. And the interproximal contours are outstanding. Thank you for providing such an outstanding product.”

–Mark M Ortinau, DDS, FAGD, FICD, Ellisville, MO

“The new V3 makes doing a posterior resin a breeze. It fits a greater number of teeth and provides an exceptionally tight contact. I use it for all my posterior resins. The Wave-Wedges also provide a perfect anatomical contact each time. The whole system is the easiest I have used and I would recommend it to anyone. A great product, Triodent.”

–Dr Jason Spoor, McLaren Vale, South Australia

“I have used many different systems, trying to achieve good contacts with posterior composite restorations, and this is the only system that I find produces consistently good results with whoever uses the kit.”

–Dr Alan Bookey, London, England

V-Ring Testimonials

“Maybe it’s my elevating age, but I just don’t like dealing with frustration. V-Rings??? No frustration. A no-brainer if I ever saw one.”

–Rod Kurthy, DMD

“I’m not kidding when I tell you that this is by far the best product I’ve ever used to place posterior composites.”

–Paul Greenwald, DDS

“You can be proud of your system. After 25 years of clinical work I enjoy my fillings again!!! I´m so happy my friend showed it to me.”

–Dr Katja Weilenmann

“I have been using V-Rings for over a year, now I wouldn’t come to work if I didn’t know they were in the drawer! I’m still raving about the contact points they create.”

–Dr John Cockburn

“I love the product and I am getting consistent results. I was always afraid to check my contacts before and ‘hoped’ that they were good. Now I check with confidence.”
–Dr Jeffrey Bauman

“I love this system, and I appreciate the superior customer service. If you haven’t tried this system yet it is worth every penny!”

–Dr Reagan Carroll

“The V-Rings are fabulous. Everyone ought to use them.”

–John Kanca III, DMD

“THEY ROCK!!!!!!!! They separate, you can place the wedge after you’ve placed them. Quit questioning, just buy the things. You don’t want them, I’ll buy them. When have I led you wrong, in dentistry, that is?!?”

–Mark J Fleming, DDS

“This system is incredible.”

–Tom Schoen, DDS

“The V-Ring kicks some serious ass. I love this friggin thing. Guaranteed contacts every SINGLE time, even when I use big fat Tofflemire matrix bands. Can’t tell you how awesome this thing is. Get it asap.”
–Armen Mirzayan, DDS

“The new V-Ring is truly the Rolls-Royce of sectional matrix retainers.”

–Graeme Milicich, BDS

Vice-President

World Congress of Micro-Dentistry

V3 Tab-Matrix Testimonials

“The formed V3 Tab-Matrix bands and the shaped Wave-Wedges make it so easy to finish the filling because when the V3 Ring is removed the tooth is already contoured.”

–Michael Abramowitz, DMD,Syosset, NY

“The V3 Tab-Matrices give great marginal contour.”

–Jason Smithson on Dentaltown

“I’ve been using Triodent sectional matrix bands for 12 months now. It’s by far the best sectional matrix band available.”

–Dr Rhys Collins, Wallsend, NSW, Australia

“The V3 Tab-Matrices are so thin that, when burnished, they give that ‘smile to your face – snap contact’ every time. I ended up bulk-ordering matrices, wedges and V3 Rings so they never run out. I cannot speak more highly of the product. It is a dental restorative necessity. Thank you, Triodent.”

–Dr Isidoro Ferlito, Carlingford, NSW, Australia

“The naturally contoured matrices and the broad face and strength of the ring are so advantageous that I cannot justify doing restorative work without the V3 Ring system.”

–Dr David Royer, Loma Linda, CA

360o Cervical Matrix Testimonials
“Just wanted to say that I have used the new 360 matrix the last few days and after a very short learning curve I can tell you that this product is a real winner. It really excels in glass ionomer use as the finished surface is porosity free and totally smooth. Especially where access is limited this product really shines. I used absolutely no polishing burs or paste on this and the Riva LC GI looked incredible.”

Ron Kaminer, DDS

SuperCurve Matrix Testimonials

“The new SuperCurve Non-Stick Matrix from Triodent is the best matrix I have ever used. Its shape makes it incredibly easy to place, and creates perfect contours with minimal finishing. The non-stick surface makes removal a breeze. Finally, a perfect matrix!”

Louis Malcmacher, DDS
“The new SuperCurve band shape and non-stick coating makes a terrific matrix system … fantastic!

John C. Comisi, DDS

“The new SuperCurve Non-Stick Matrix takes the Triodent sectional matrix a step further, providing better curve to fit the tooth as well as a slippery surface which makes removal easier.

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS

“I’ve tried all the matrix bands available for posterior resins and have found Triodent’s SuperCurve the easiest to place and easiest to remove, with consistent, excellent contacts. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Howard A. Zetlan, DMD

“Finally, a matrix that brings class to my Class II’s.

Brian Novy, DDS

“I didn’t think SuperCurve would be much better than other bands but the curve definitely helps when placing, especially when doing an MOD, and the plastic coating is a great help when removing the band. The color coding also helps the nurse select the band I need.

Jon Swarbrigg, BDSD

“Of all the matrix band systems I have used over the last 30 years, Triodent has come out with the best in SuperCurve. The band combines super anatomy, ease of placement, a non-stick surface, and marginal ridge contouring that makes placement and finishing much easier.

Thomas C. Boggess, DDS

“I’ve been using a sectional matrix for 14 years – that’s about 10,000 fillings. Why fix something that ain’t broke? Why mess with happy, right? Well, let me tell you something. Apparently something was broke and I didn’t know I wasn’t happy until my life got better. What happened? I tried the SuperCurve matrices from Triodent, and I love ‘em. Goodbye sectional matrix, hello SuperCurve. My margins are better, my fillings are better. Now nothing is broken and I’m very happy.

John Gammichia, DMD

“The new SuperCurve band shape and non-stick coating makes a terrific matrix system … fantastic!

John C. Comisi, DDS

“The new SuperCurve Non-Stick Matrix takes the Triodent sectional matrix a step further, providing better curve to fit the tooth as well as a slippery surface which makes removal easier.

Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS

“I’ve tried all the matrix bands available for posterior resins and have found Triodent’s SuperCurve the easiest to place and easiest to remove, with consistent, excellent contacts. I’d recommend it to anyone.

Howard A. Zetlan, DMD

“Finally, a matrix that brings class to my Class II’s.

Brian Novy, DDS

“I didn’t think SuperCurve would be much better than other bands but the curve definitely helps when placing, especially when doing an MOD, and the plastic coating is a great help when removing the band. The color coding also helps the nurse select the band I need.

Jon Swarbrigg, BDSD

“Of all the matrix band systems I have used over the last 30 years, Triodent has come out with the best in SuperCurve. The band combines super anatomy, ease of placement, a non-stick surface, and marginal ridge contouring that makes placement and finishing much easier.

Thomas C. Boggess, DDS

“I’ve been using a sectional matrix for 14 years – that’s about 10,000 fillings. Why fix something that ain’t broke? Why mess with happy, right? Well, let me tell you something. Apparently something was broke and I didn’t know I wasn’t happy until my life got better. What happened? I tried the SuperCurve matrices from Triodent, and I love ‘em. Goodbye sectional matrix, hello SuperCurve. My margins are better, my fillings are better. Now nothing is broken and I’m very happy.

John Gammichia, DMD

Wave-Wedge Testimonials

“The Wave-Wedges have great curves that lock them into place and form a great interproximal seat.”

Dr Isidoro Ferlito, Carlingford, NSW, Australia

“I love the Wave-Wedges. It’s amazing that something so anatomically correct and functional hadn’t been invented before.”

Dr Noelle Bunt, Trenton, Ontario

“The Wave-Wedges provide a perfect anatomical contact each time. The whole system is the easiest I have used and I would recommend it to anyone.”

Dr Jason Spoor, McLaren Vale, South Australia

“The pre-wedging step allows you to get a great contact every time. And the interproximal contours are outstanding.”

Mark M. Ortinau, DDS, FAGD, FICD, Ellisville, MO

“The system is so quick and easy to use and my favorite part is still the wedges that mimic the gingival papillae.”

Donald J. Annicelle, DDS, Trumbull, CT

“I love, really love, the Wave-Wedges. They are gentle to papillae and stay in place well.”

Julie Gillis, DDS, Grand Junction, CO

WedgeGuard

“The WedgeGuard is easy to place and robust enough to withstand an attack by a high-speed bur. It’s also good for interproximal repairs when we don’t need to remove the entire restoration.”
— Ron Hendriks, BDS

“The WedgeGuard makes those difficult interproximal preparations so easy to accomplish. The wedge protects the gingiva, the guard protects the adjacent tooth, and the removal of the guard and placement of a matrix band is so easy. What a great time and tooth saver.”
— John Comisi, DDS

“WedgeGuard is a tool I have been waiting for without knowing it. It is an excellent development and exceptionally good value.”
— Andreas Hugenberg, Dr. med. dent.

“I firmly believe that when we are doing small, limited access and limited visibility preparations, protecting the adjacent tooth from damage is critical. I find the WedgeGuard does this admirably.”
— Len Boksman, DDS

“Even using an operating microscope, I know I accidentally touch adjacent teeth with the drill. The new WedgeGuard from Triodent is brilliant. The guard protects the tooth then you pull out the metal protector and Hey Presto! You have a Wave-Wedge to then use with the sectional matrix. Simply amazing.”
— Graeme Milicich, BDS, Hamilton, NZ

“I love to take stress out of the equation and the WedgeGuard definitely helps. Whenever there is a perfect, virgin tooth beside a Class II to be prepped I like a WedgeGuard in place. This allows me to work fast, efficiently and do the best by my patients. The unique Wave-Wedge design hugs the teeth nicely and protects the gum as well.”
— Adam Doudney, BDS, Auckland, NZ

“By protecting the adjacent tooth, WedgeGuard makes tunnel preps more secure and effective.”
— Alfonso Vargas, DDS, Auckland, NZ