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Introducing the QuickConnect Anatomy Band

We are excited to announce the launch of our new QuickConnect Anatomy Band. We believe it is the best circumferential matrix band product in the world and we aren’t strangers to matrix band systems. Rhondium was formed by Dr. Simon McDonald, inventor of the world-renowned Triodent V3 Sectional Matrix System (also Palodent Plus).

With its emphasis on ease of use and anatomical shape, the QuickConnect Anatomy Band is a valuable addition to any dental practice looking to streamline restorative procedures and improve results.

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Why use the QuickConnect Anatomy Band?

PROBLEM:
Large multi-surface composite restorations often present significant clinical challenges, particularly when cusps are missing and/or there is little remaining tooth structure. Further, many traditional circumferential matrix bands offer little or no contour, create poor anatomy, are not bi-lateral, and pull away from the adjacent teeth leaving open contacts. They can often be difficult or impossible to tighten, allowing the matrix to fall off or leave ledges on the margins of the restoration. Other matrix bands require fingers in the back of the mouth to tighten or have bulking retainer mechanisms that get in the way.

SOLUTION:
The QuickConnect Anatomy Band offers a unique solution to the clinical challenges in large multi-surface composite restorations. The detachable stainless carrier provides easy placement and does not interfere with the procedure and the bands have a swivel so that they can be used in any quadrant. The tightened band clings securely to teeth, even with minimal structure, without twisting, whilst maintaining the correct tooth shape. The optional “Tight-Contact-Tabs” ensure tight and/or wide contacts through a pulling rather than pushing action. Thus, the QuickConnect Anatomy Band significantly enhances restoration efficiency and accuracy and fulfills a need that has been missing for a long time.

Benefits

  • Easy placement:  The same easy placement technique as a Tofflemire retainer, but without the downsides. With a detachable carrier, our band allows for quick and effortless placement, tightening, and adjustment.

  • Anatomical contours: Mimics the natural contours of the tooth, creating a leak-free marginal seal and beautiful anatomical restorations.

  • Compact: Designed to be small and easy to use in tight spaces, making it particularly useful for second and third molars.

  • Sterilization compliant: Unlike many other tensioners, our easily disassembled carrier is fully compliant with current infection control protocols.

  • Hard foil:  Has a hard contoured foil that is 35 microns thick, is surprisingly tough, and with pre-wedging pushes through tight contacts while retaining its shape.

  • Doesn’t loosen or unwind: Color-coded, adjustable plastic retainer that is designed to stay in place and not loosen or unwind during use.

  • Swivels: The plastic retainer arm can be swivelled for use on any quadrant.

Recent News

Dr John Flucke evaluates the QuickConnect Anatomy Band
(about 6 minutes)

QuickConnect Anatomy Band Training Video
(about 2.5 minutes)

There are two versions of QuickConnect Anatomy Bands – regular and tabbed. The regular version has no tabs on the top edge of the band.

Creating nice tight contacts on large multi-surface composites has always been challenging and one of the main causes of poor contacts is that the matrix band pulls away from the adjacent tooth, unbeknown to the clinician. 

The tabbed QuickConnect Anatomy Band has special “Tight-Contact-Tabs” that are pulled with a dental probe while light-curing to ensure the matrix band is in contact with adjacent teeth, guaranteeing tight contacts. Alternatively, they can be temporarily bonded to the occlusal surfaces of the adjacent teeth using dental bond and flowable composite. This second option can save valuable time by allowing you to fill and cure both the mesial and distal boxes simultaneously.

“I am very happy with my Quick Connect kit. I purchased the starter kit so I could try all the different bands with the winder/carrier. I like the quality of the connection between the carrier and the band – they snap together well and separate well without disturbing the band position. The band tightens nicely and stays stable on the tooth most times without extra assistance. There is no risk of pinching the patient’s soft tissues with the tightener and I like the curved band. I use the subgingival bands pretty regularly. I thought I would use the tabbed bands more frequently than I have and my favourite size is probably the large 6.5mm or the small 6.5mm. They are my go to band for the 4-5 surface posterior composites.”

Dr Shayne Scott

https://www.dentalonlawrence.com.au/

“I have found the QuickConnect anatomy matrix system an extremely beneficial tool to have in my armamentarium. It fulfills a need that has been missing for a long time in the restoration of severely broken down teeth that required multiple stages to complete the restoration. Full composite crowns are much easier to achieve now. I couldn’t work without it.”

Dr Peter Sidhom

Smith Street Dental

“I have been using the QuickConnect for a few months now, and am quite pleased with the system. I would typically use a sectional matrix system but had been looking for something that would allow for easier build ups when both interproximal surfaces or buccal/lingual walls were involved.
The main benefits of the QuickConnect are that the contour of the band builds up good tight contact points with ease, and that because the carrier handle can be removed during restoration, pressure from the lip is less likely to knock the band from the tooth in those tricky situations when there isn’t a lot of retention for the band.”

Dr Natasha Bell

Pure Dental Ltd

“I have been using the bands regularly now and am finding them very good . The tabs are a good idea. I find they also help with removal of the band after the restoration is placed.”

Dr Louise Johnson

B.D.S. Hons (Sydney University)

“The QuickConnect Anatomy Band is an amazing system, you haven’t seen anything like this yet! If you are looking to deliver your clinical best on every case, with great contacts and amazing anatomical contours, you need to check this out”.

Dr John C. Flucke

Technology Editor and Chief Dental Editor- Dental Products Report

“The Carrier is a dream to use! It feels slick when clicked onto the matrix and tightens beautifully. There’s no risk of catching lips/soft tissue in the screw like there was with the Tofflemire. It releases easily without fuss. It just feels good. The matrix bands fit beautifully around the teeth. I’m noticing that there is no finishing required on the interproximal box vertical walls, the band fits so precisely. It’s also great that there’s no holder interfering with the lip and dragging the matrix off the tooth. I like that!”

Dr Aidan Ho

SmileCare Dental Studios

“I have found that the quick connect anatomy bands are awesome for rebuilding badly broken down teeth. The contour and shapes of the band allow the practitioner to engage the cervical portion of a badly broken tooth and enable a very tidy composite crown to be rebuilt. Such a great product.”

Dr Garry Rae

Lumino The Dentists - Garry Rae Dental

“I have been using the new QuickConnect band for several months now. The carrier is fantastic! So easy to place, tightens effortlessly and detaches, so it doesn’t get in your way. The matrix has a lovely preformed shape and I often use it for class 2 fillings as well as MOD’s. It stays tight and virtually eliminates the chance of overhangs and I can use it with a V-Ring or with the new Separator Wedges from Rhondium. No other circumferential band compares!!!”

Dr Adam Doudney

Smile Studios Orewa

“Luuuuuuv the new QuickConnect Anatomy bands. Luuuuuuv the ease of use with the carrier. Luuuuuuuv that nothing moves once the band is in place. A triumph in engineering.”

Dr. Ben Simmons

Tasman Dental Care

“The thin stainless band is excellent. Contour and tool engagement was good. Especially like the fact you can adjust it to fit wedges after seating the band. Even worked well with a rubber dam. Very happy.”

Dr. Richard Stallworthy

Maunu Dental

“The QuickConnect Band has definitely improved my contacts with my OVC’s and large composite build-ups. I love the way the QuickConnect tool clicks on and off. Will certainly keep using the QuickConnect system.”

Dr Ally Dunning

Bell Hill Dental

Case Studies

Case study supplied by Dr. Ben Simmons

Case study supplied by Dr. Ben Simmons

Case study supplied by Dr. Richard Stallworthy

Case study supplied by Dr. Natasha Bell

Case study supplied by Aiden Ho

QuickConnect Anatomy Band Product Range

QuickConnect Anatomy Band Introductory Kit

20 QuickConnect Anatomy Bands
20 Separator Wedges
1 QuickConnect Carriers

QuickConnect Anatomy Band Refills

Regular Pack – 50 Matrix Bands
Tabbed Pack – 45 Matrix Bands

QuickConnect Anatomy Band Carrier

1 high-precision stainless steel autoclavable QuickConnect Carrier

Experience the ease of use of the QuickConnect Anatomy Band and enjoy the great anatomy it creates!