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Amazing Light for Everyday Practice

FUSION5 is the best curing light for its high performance and dependability:

  • Impressive performance
    • Ultrafast 3 second cures
    • 4000 mW/cm2 uniform intensity across 10mm curing tip
    • Unique, patented optics deliver a laser-like curing beam with minimum dispersion:
      • 2300mW/cm2 at 10mm distance away from the tip
      • quadrupling the power of other lights
  • Distinctive design
    • Ergonomic, intuitive and easy to use.
    • Low profile tip with 90° angle for east access
    • Solid aircraft aluminum construction with drop proof dependability
    • Seamless integration with backlit intuitive LCD interface
    • Superb conversion efficiency with minimum heat generation
    • 360 degree swivel head for easy access to full oral cavity
    • Bonding multiple restorations, crowns/veneers, and brackets in one click.
  • Flexibility at its finest – not just a curing light, but a versatile multi-purpose light with more functions than before:
    • Built-in oral screening program for oral cancer screening
    • Built-in caries detection upgradability

For the most powerful and dependable curing light, FUSION5 is your choice.

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FUSION 5 Specifications

FUSION 5 FUSION Plus FUSION Grand
Style Wand
Lens Size 10mm 10mm 12mm
Curing Cap Sizes 3mm, 9mm, 13mm 3mm, 9mm, 13mm NA
Power (mW/cm2)          (± 10%, NIST calibrated spectrometer) 4000
2000
Cure All Materials CQ/PPD based Yes Yes
Battery Smart Li-Ion rechargeable with built-in charging/protection electronics. 1-year warranty with typical service life of 5 years. User replaceable.
Run Time (minutes) 70 (plasma-mode); 30 (plasma-mode);
140 (pulse-mode) 60 (pulse-mode)
Recharge Time (hrs) 1.5
Weight 3.9oz/110g
Timer options Constant 3 (Plasma), 3, 5, 10, 20, 60 (Pulse)
Curing Time 3 seconds (A3 or lighter shades)
Standard Warranty 2 years (battery 1 year)

FUSION Competitive Comparisons

Comparisons Fusion 5 FUSION Plus FUSION Grand Valo Valo Grand
DentLight Ultradent
Light Intensity 4000 (Plasma) 3200 (Xtra Power)
2000 (Pulse) 1400 (High)
1000 (Standard)
Focused Collimated Collimated “Collimated”
Peak Wavelength (nm) 440-480 395-480 395-480
Curing Time (s) 3 3
Solid Metal Construction
User Interface LCD/Metal Keypad Push button/LED indicator
Timer 3 (Plasma) 3 (Xtra Power)
 1, 2, 3, 4 (High)
3, 5, 10, 20, 60 (Pulse) 5, 10, 15, 20 (Standard)
Weight(oz) 3.9 6
Handpiece Diameter 21 32
Length (mm) 200 200 200
Tip Diameter (mm) 10 12 10 12
Add-on Options
(caries/cancer detection)
Price 1x 1.13x 1.15x 1.45x 1.64x
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Curing Lights

Successful Light Curing – Not As Easy As It Looks

July 10, 2013

By Howard E. Strassler, DMD

Despite appearances that all curing lights are adequate, research has demonstrated that not all light-curing devices are equivalent! It involves specific devices and techniques, not all of which are equivalent. I have seen data for the evaluation of more than 145 different models of curing lights from 42 manufacturers. The prices of these lights range from $27-$4,900, with stated irradiance values ranging from 400-5,000 mW/cm2. While irradiance is the most common and easiest technique to measure curing light tip energy,Read more

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Curing Lights

How will you compare FUSION to VALO Cordless?

    FUSION and VALO are two of the best brand name curing lights on the market in terms of performance and durability.
    Both lights are made of aircraft aluminum with superior construction for ease of access and drop proof reliability.
    At the curing light tip, VALO has lower power than FUSION. At 8 millimeters distance from the light tip, Valo is about 50% less power than FUSION 5.
    FUSION 5, FUSION Plus and FUSION Grand use the same main control and battery assembly with two different light heads with the first type being FUSION 5 and the second type being FUSION Plus/Grand. FUSION Plus and Grand match or exceed the performance of Valo and Valo Grand with modular design for better ease of use and worry free operation. FUSION's unique metal keypad and digital LCD modern design drastically contrast with the rubber button and LED indicator low level design of Valo.
    VALO is designed on a uni-body aluminum to achieve the reliability and high power. It uses standard CRA123 rechargeable batteries with exposed counter stand open cradle battery charger. FUSION is designed with a modular aluminum body and shock-absorbing high quality components inside to achieve the reliability, flexibility, ease of use and high optical performance.
    Recurring costs for battery are about the same for FUSION and VALO Cordless:  FUSION's smart battery typically lasts more than 2 years and costs ~ $120 to replace it. VALO's battery warranty is 3 months which extrapolates to replacement cost for 2-years of about $128 (=$16x2x4).
    The difference is FUSION's smart battery is self-contained without your worry to stock and charge battery manually.
    From an ease of use standpoint, VALO is:
    1. not as easy to access both upper and lower with its fixed body/head.
    2. confusing o determine the power level and time to work with given there are three power levels and 9 timer settings indicated with five LED indicators. It also has a built-in 2 seconds delay in the Xtra Power mode between cures that will slow your speed down 40% demotivating you in using the high power capability.
    3. cumbersome to recharge the battery like a consumer-grade flash light that requires you to unscrew a cap and take out the battery to a charge in a cradle.
    4. worrisome to disinfect and clean exposed charge cradle in a clinical environment.
FUSION is:
    1. easy to access both the lower and upper with its 360 degree swivel light head.
    2. easy to use with its lighter and balanced weight. Its advanced LCD and metal keypad intuitively display the power/timer setting and color code its large activation button. Its high power is always available to the user for maximum efficiency.
    3. easy to charge the smart battery with self-contained metal charging stand with back direct plug capability for extended operation. The smart battery is invisible to the user for multiple years.
    4. easy to disinfect and clean the light with everything self-contained without exposed components.
From ROI standpoint, FUSION significantly exceeds that of VALO Cordless. The FUSION kit costs ~30-50% less than VALO Cordless with more offered: three extra tips (tacking, 9 and 13mm), 50 extra barrier sleeves and 9 more months warranty on battery.  More importantly, FUSION offers the upgradability that no other curing lights do including oral cancer screening, caries/canal detection, chair-side bleaching and more for added profit streams.

Are all curing lights the same?

All lights are not created equal. This is explained in detail in "Light Curing Guidelines for Practitioners" from a group of experts in the field of dental restorations. Lights are different not only from their performances but also their constructions and service supports. The major performance parameters are light intensity, tip size, beam uniformity (homogeneity), wavelengths and beam dispersion. The results can be very different not only short term from sensitivity and bonding failures but also longer term. Clinicians Report has performed many independent studies on varies curing lights. In particular, it demonstrated online budget curing lights have not only small light tip, but also very inconsistent and unstable light output. The study suggests that these low-cost curing lights lack the desired consistent and depth of cure. FUSION curing lights have been consistently rated as one of the best curing lights on the market through the past 11 years through 5 generations.

How can I measure the power of curing light?

Traditionally, curing lights are measured with "calibrated" radiometers on the light intensity or power irradicance in mW/cm2 (milliwatt per square centimeter), meaning the power in mW divided by the area of the light exposure in cm2. The radiometer, however, as "calibrated" as the manufacturers claimed, is not an accurate but a relative measurement instrument. The powers measured from radiometers are the irradiance level at the tip of a curing light, which does not indicate the power level received by composite inside a cavity.  Additionally, readings from radiometers vary significantly from their actual values. For example, a light measured on Kerr LED radiometer for 800 mW/cm2 displays 1066 mW/cm2 on Cure Rite, and 1280 mW/cm2 on Radii Radiometer as demonstrated by BlueLight Analytics, who has developed a highly accurate system called MARC that measures light intensity at all distances based on NIST calibrated spectrometer. FUSION Curing Lights are measured using both common radiometer and a precision NIST calibrated spectrometer system to ensure each production unit meets the criteria in our specifications. Because of the low dispersion from the patented FUSION lens system, you can be assured that FUSION delivers similar energy for both anterior and posterior standard restorations and more energy to bonding brackets than other LED lights on the market.

How much time does it take to cure with FUSION?

Typical curing time is 3 seconds for A3 or lighter shade with 2 mm thickness composite and 2 seconds for metal bracket/3 seconds for ceramic bracket bonding. The table below lists typical curing times for some common composite:
Manufacturer 3M Ivoclar Dentsply Kerr
Resin Brand Filtek Supreme Plus Heliomolar Tetric EvoCeram TPH3 XRV Herculite
Color/Shade A3E C6D A3 A2 A3 DY A3 YB
Cure Times (FUSION5, Plus or Grand) 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 3
Cure Times (FUSION S7) 10 30 10 10 10 10 10 10
Please use the CURE TIMES instruction from your Users Manual for further details.

What are the recommeded cleaning procedures?

    a)       FUSION parts are recommended to be cleaned and disinfected with a cleaning solution including Cavicide, Lysol, Isopropyl or Ethyl alcohol. Do not autoclave or ultrasonic.
    b)       Thoroughly wipe clean handpiece, Charging Base and Eyeshield with a soft cloth or tissue damped with the cleaning solution. Do not spray or soak. Disinfecting agents and liquid must not enter any openings on unit in particular Metal keypad.
    c)       Clean curing lens and electrical metal contacts using Q-tips slightly damped (do not soak) with the cleaning solution.
    Safeguard handpiece opening area, metal keypad, charging plug, and lens against liquid and sharp objects as this may cause electrical short-circuit, permanent optical damage or malfunction

I have a FUSION, can I convert to DOE for oral cancer screening?

Yes. With FUSION, you have the options of upgrading to DOE  to perform soft tissue oral exam and oral cancer screening. Simply purchase the FUSION-DOE Starter Kit.

Why is FUSION better than other curing lights?

Every day, more than half of a million white filling restorations are performed using curing lights. Every year, 260 million white fillings are placed. Studies have shown that the average lifetimes of the fillings are only 5.7 years, far from what they should be due to improper cure since every curing light is different in terms of energy dosage they can deliver within a given time, in particular in filling pocket deep from the top surface. Most LED curing lights on the market today have an irradiance (intensity or power density) value below 1000 mW/cm2 while a lot of them significantly overclaim their power using artificially inflated radiometer. FDA guidelines require a minimum of 400 mW/cm2 for proper cure. Curing lights are the second most frequently used dental devices. The cost averages per use of the device is insignificant to the price of the device, which typically ranges from $300 to $1700 with some budget lights sold on the internet (with no regulation controls) going as low as $9. Many studies have shown that the low cost budget curing lights are not worth the investment given the poor performance and quality impacting the quality of a professional practice not to mention the legal liability. High power and rapid curing lights are highly desirable since the composite hardness and curing time are directly tied to the local irradiance. Therefore, uniform and high irradiance level are highly desirable for composite cure. Uncured composite results in tooth sensitivity, microleakage and increased wear of the composite that influence the success rate of a restoration or the result of a bonding failure. Aside from power or energy distribution, curing lights vary significantly in terms of their ergonomics, cordless vs. corded, functionality, wavelength and more importantly their quality and service/support. As the second most used clinical equipment, curing light selection is critical to the daily clinical operation and work flow. It is not worth buying cheap lights with no back up service and no validations of its performance considering the cost of redoing any fillings and brackets far outweighs the cost of the device. Proven clinically and scientifically (see Testimonials and Technology), FUSION is the latest and greatest LED curing light on the market surpassing its predecessors who have earned top ratings and reviews from the most reputable independent evaluations involving more than 60 independent practices and 20 leading opinion leaders. It is small and sleek yet unleashing the most power with lowest dispersion of any curing lights on the market today with its unique laser-sharp focused LED technology that zaps any composites in seconds.
    FUSION distinguishes itself from the crowd of other dental curing lights as:
  • The most powerful: proven power of 4000 mW/cm2 (FUSION 5/FUSION Plus/FUSION Grand)
  • Minimum dispersion: power remaining at 2600 mW/cm2 at 8mm distance from the light tip while almost all lights are below 400 mW/cm2
  • The most uniform beam pattern to ensure uniform composite hardness and minimum stress
  • Constant intensity throughout the battery running time and life time.
  • The smallest, the most ergonomic and easy to use with its intuitive and advanced interface
  • The most reliable with close to tens years field proven track record based on its solid metal construction with shock and water proof  design
  • The lowest profile light probe with 360 degree easy access
fusion5-low profile
    • And above all: it is not just a curing light, but the most advanced light system that delivers upgrade options for more revenue streams:
  • fluorescent imaging for composite, caries, and early detection of oral cancer
  • super high power transillumination for caries/fracture/canal detection
  • full arch bleaching
  • and more
FUSION is setting a new standard in LED Curing Light and it is the best buy in terms of its combination of performance and cost.

Does FUSION cure all materials?

Yes. FUSION 5 cures CQ/PPD photoinitiator based composite. FUSION Plus and FUSION Grand cure all materials. It uses a smart patent-pending interchangeable 360 degree swivel LED light head that accommodates standard LED and broadband LEDs enabling it to cure all dental composites.

Does FUSION generate heat?

In general, the higher the intensity of curing light, the more heat it generates. Common test of an LED curing light by pointing it to the finger and feeling how hot it gets from the light tip tells you the power and quality of a light. The higher the optical power, the hotter it is going to feel on your finger from optical absorption of your skin. If it does not feel anything on your finger right away, it is a low power LED light. For example, FUSION 5 at plasma power mode feels hot quicker than at pulse power. There are several techniques to manage heat from high intensity curing lights including FUSION:
  • Use appropriate curing times. Limit the exposure time on a single tooth to below 3 seconds at a time, which has proven to be safe.
  • Do not place light in direct contact with unprotected gingival, oral mucous membrane or skin. Prevent heat accumulation with a rubber dam in place or apply Kool-Dam on the gingiva and surrounding soft tissue prior to curing.
  • Use technique of blowing air from an air syringe on the tooth being restored at the same time the resin is being cured as suggested by Dr. Gordon Christensen.
  • Use technique of placing a wet cotton roll directly on the tooth crown opposite the side of exposure to lesson temperature rise.
  • Use Pulse Power Mode to generate less heat if the users are more comfortable with it.
FUSION uses the most efficient passive cooling technology from aircraft aluminum as heat dissipator for LED. FUSION 5 is the most efficient curing light in that it generates the smallest amount of heat at the same energy than any other lights. It maintains its cool throughout the running times. Since light curing happens in short duration different from constant power sources such as computers, passive cooling without a fan is not only sufficient to ensure optimum performance without the annoying fan noise but also extends product lifetimes as is proven in the field for years. FUSION has a typical continuous run time of several minutes before self thermal protection and shutdown in Plasma Power Mode. Considering the extreme high intensity and perfect beam quality from FUSION light tip, typical composite curing time is just 3-6 seconds. The heat concern should not be an issue in normal clinical use.

Is FUSION cordless and what is the benefit of cordless?

    Thanks to its superior technology and engineering design, FUSION has been independently proven as the smallest high power cordless light achieving performances in power and functionality no other corded or cordless lights can match. It takes the smallest counter space with a counter charger stand. Or it can sit right on your dental unit with optional dental unit charger holder. As powerful as it is, FUSION maintains consistent power through its battery run time.
    Cordless provides freedom of movement in patient treatment: allowing easier access without the cord dangling around and avoiding costly limitations to a single chair with room-to-room or chair-to-chair mobility. With proper design as demonstrated by FUSION, cordless avoids major long term failure in mechanical fatigue breakage from the cord.

James T Smith Jr DMD, MAGD, FICOI

Since using the DentLight since 2013, I have found it to be very useful and convenient.  It is easy to use for curing, transillumination and exams with tissue fluorescence.  The option which I have found most helpful is the low level Red Healing attachment.   Following a long dental procedure, I simply switch from the curing to the healing attachment, and my patients are pleasantly surprised at the relief they feel in the TMJ area and muscles of mastication. I recommend the DentLight.

 

James T Smith Jr DMD, MAGD, FICOI

Dr. John Flucke

The DentLight Fusion with dual cure attachment is a definite ‘outside the box’ design. Often, the success or failure of a bonded restoration lies with how well polymerized the material is. Frequently, dentists are curing composites multiple times from multiple angles. By creating a device with two curing heads, DentLight has given the practitioner the ability to cure in two locations at once halving the time needed. Also, the device can easily switch LED arrays for oral cancer screening and transillumination. Having one device with multiple functions makes things much more efficient.

Dr. Marty Jablow

Power and speed. Cure with 4000 mW/cm2. Power, speed, and options make DentLight the perfect choice for curing.

Dr. Paul Feuerstein

The DentLight Fusion has always been an excellent curing light. When we create larger composite restorations, it is often necessary to cure from more than one surface at a time. The new dual-head model allows curing from the buccal and lingual simultaneously.

FUSION 5 receives top ratings

FUSION 5 received top ratings from the Dental Advisor.

CONSULTANTS’ COMMENTS

  • “Great curing light and its low weight is impressive.”
  • “Convenient cordless feature.”
  • “I liked the ability to customize the curing time and curing light intensity.
  • “The shape of the light makes it very easy to use, even interproximally.”
  • “Buy this light!”

Top 50 Technology Award

 

FUSION5 curing light receives the top 50 technology products award from Dentistry Today reader’s choice.

FUSION5 among Top 100

usion5 has been selected for Dentistry Today’s 33rd Annual Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products

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