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Get to know the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix.

Find the resources you need to get familiar and comfortable with the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix.


Getting started with the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix

Looking to submit a case? Access the 3M™ Oral Care Portal

The 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix uses a digital workflow that will feel familiar to the process you use to submit an order to a dental lab. It all starts with a patient diagnosis, a digital scan or impression and a completed prescription. Once the doctor receives and approves the dentition design in the 3M™ Oral Care Portal, 3M will design, produce and ship the matrix.

3M™ Filtek™ Matrix Training Kit

An Intuitive Training Approach

We've removed many of the barriers of learning a new process with our innovative 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix Training Kit. It’s designed to let you practice and hone your technique on two different typodonts, so you’ll be confident when offering it to your patients.

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    See What's Inside the Filtek Matrix Training Kit

    Your Filtek Matrix Training kit contains the materials you need to start getting familiar with the process. Inside you will find:
     

    • Quick Start Guide
    • Work Mat
    • 2 training cases featuring typodonts and matrices
    • Materials Kit including Composites, Adhesives, and Finishing and Polishing materials
    • See for yourself -- watch the video

For On Demand CE Accredited Courses, go to the Help & Education Section on the 3M™ Oral Care Portal. Access the 3M™ Oral Care Portal.


Training Cases

Build up your confidence and comfort of using the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix with two different case types to practice on.

Training Case 1 Instructional Video

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    Case 1: 4-Unit Veneer with Diastema

    Get started with a sample case of the Filtek Matrix technique featuring a 4-unit veneer including diastema closure. Case notes and step-by-step video instruction provided.

    See case notes (PDF, 174 KB)

Training Case 2 Instructional Video

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    Case 2: 7-Unit Veneer with Diastema

    Continue with the Filtek Matrix technique featuring a 7-unit veneer including diastema closure and bicuspids. Case notes and step-by-step video instruction provided.

    See case notes (PDF, 191 KB)


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    Finding Patients Who Are a Good Fit

    Your patient’s goals for their teeth may be limited by their knowledge of available procedures. Offering them a cost-attractive option that provides a simple and efficient solution with predictability may be exactly what they’re looking for.
     

    • Start with simple procedures to build your confidence
    • Take on more complex cases to expand your practice
    • Consider the range of procedures that can be streamlined using the Filtek Matrix

Filtek Matrix Case Selection

Solutions for all cases, from straightforward peg laterals to complex full maxillary/mandibular combination cases.

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    Straightforward

    Peg Laterals
    Photos courtesy of Dan Poticny, DDS, PA

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    Complex

    Lower Veneer
    Photos courtesy of Lois Duerst, DDS


Clinical Videos

Clinical Examples

Check out our video library to see first-hand how the 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix can help simplify your anterior direct composites while ensuring less stressful and more predictable outcomes.


Placing Your First Order

Being prepared will help your first 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix procedure go smoothly. Here is a step-by-step process for you to follow.


Resources

Use the additional resources below to help as you get started on your first 3M™ Filtek™ Matrix cases.

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Call the 3M Oral Care Customer Care team for troubleshooting and technical support: 1-800-634-2249.

Call the 3M Oral Care Customer Care team for troubleshooting and technical support: 1-800-634-2249.