ContacEZ has introduced a new IPR dental strip system designed for use in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontic procedures for proper interproximal reduction and finishing.
The system was developed over two years by practicing dentist Dr. Daniel S. Kim, founder and president of ContacEZ, LLC.
The IPR dental strips are safe, flexible orthodontic strips designed for interproximal reduction. The system includes both single- and double-sided diamond dusted dental strip of 0.05-0.14mm thickness. The strips are serrated and housed in a durable plastic casing with a central window designed for better visual perception. All pieces of the ContacEZ IPR Strip System are autoclavable.
ContacEZ dental strips are intended for buccolingual use only. The IPR Strip System was designed to be used in conjunction with the Invisalign® treatment system to achieve more accurate IPR without cutting excessive enamel. The strips curve and flex along the natural contours of the teeth, making interproximal reduction safer, and easier.
More than 30 years ago, Vancouver, Washington dentist, Dr. Daniel Kim began searching for a better crown seating method. He was determined to find a simple technique that would improve worldwide dental health care by enhancing patient comfort and functionality immediately after definitive cementation of indirect restorations, crowns, inlays/onlays, and fillings. In 2006, Dr. Kim introduced the revolutionary new crown-seating tool ContacEZ Diamond Dental Strip to dentists worldwide (www.contacEZ.com).
Since its successful debut in October 2006, ContacEZ, LLC located in Vancouver, Washington has been growing steadily. With a mission for better dentistry, we are continuously investing in research and developing new ways to deliver value to our dentists by providing excellent technical support and a total 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Our goal is to improve dental health care by providing dentists with devices that will enhance patient comfort and functionality.
About Dr. Daniel Kim, Founder And Inventor
Dr. Daniel Kim is an innovative dentist with an eye toward better dentistry. He has continuously sought to improve dentistry throughout his career. His most recent invention is the ContacEZ Serrated Diamond Strip. He is also the inventor of the popular dental instrument Super Plugger. He holds a variety of U.S. patents for numerous items ranging from dental devices to household items. Dr. Kim has also contributed to numerous dental journals and periodicals.
Dr. Kim has been practicing dentistry in Vancouver, Washington for 30 years. He is a 1967 graduate of Seoul National University Dental School. He completed his internship and residency program in Prosthodontics at Kwangju Christian Hospital in Korea in 1970 and served the following three years in the military as a captain in a MASH Dental Unit. Dr. Kim had a private dental practice in Seoul while working for Seoul Adventist Hospital until he moved to the United States in 1975.
Dr. Kim taught Crown and Bridge Construction as a part-time faculty member at Yonsei University Dental School in Korea from 1973 to 1975. In Vancouver, Washington, he was a volunteer instructor for the Dental Hygienist Program at Clark College from 1978 to 1983. In addition, Dr. Kim has lectured 'An Alternative Method of Ridge Augmentation Associated with Complete Denture Construction' in the post-doctoral program as a visiting professor at Korea University Medical School Dental Department from 1992 to 1999. Dr. Kim was also a featured speaker at KADA Scientific Sessions and Seminars in Los Angeles and Portland from 2000 to 2005. He lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, Hooja Kim, a former college instructor at Clark College.