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About Sprig Sprig is an oral health technology company fighting to bring the innovation today’s patients and professionals demand to pediatric dentistry. We do this because the next generation deserves next generation care. Since we invented the pediatric Zirconia crown nearly a decade ago, we’ve continued to find better ways to apply tech to teeth. From our patented crown design that increases mechanical retention to the unique lateral shape of our crowns that speeds up seating, our products make sure our kids never have to settle for anything less than innovative. From our headquarters in California, we’re always working on new products, new educational programs and more environmentallyfriendly methods of manufacturing. Through this combination of innovation and education, we’re providing dental professionals with the technologies and techniques they need to grow their practices and deliver ever-better care to the most important patients.
Read about what makes Sprig tick, our technology and more.
A brief timeline of our industry-changing company.
EZPU is now Sprig University. Learn about why you should attend a Sprig U workshop.
Our revamped pediatric Zirconia crowns.
Technology and Design
EZPrep Diamond Bur System
Learn how three simple solutions solve your biggest challenges.
Information on our diamond bur system created for fast and accurate preparation.
HemeRx Sprigâ€™s superior hemostasis management for pediatric restorative procedures.
SmartMTA Learn more about our new, fast-setting MTA.
Shift Magazine Did you know we produce a magazine? Learn how you can get your hands on one.
How to Order Learn how to order from Sprig in three easy steps.
A Letter to Our Customers We’re excited to announce that EZPEDO is now Sprig Oral Health Technologies. Given the tremendous growth we’ve experienced in the last few years, why are we rebranding and what’s changing? As dentists, it is in our DNA to innovate—to do things better, faster, simpler, safer, and smarter, while at the same time improving the quality of care for our patients. We did this when we created the world’s first pediatric Zirconia crown in 2010. Since then, your continuous support and feedback has allowed our crowns and teaching programs to remain the best and most trusted in the industry. Despite this success, there is still so much more to do—so many products and techniques begging to be created or improved. To address these needs, we’re evolving from a crown company to a pediatric oral health technology company with one mission: bringing the innovation today’s patients and professionals demand and deserve to pediatric dentistry. Our new name, Sprig, embodies this mission and represents new growth—for us, for the industry, and for the kids we all serve. The things that you have grown to love about EZPEDO will not change. Quality products, industry-leading education, and unmatched customer care will still be the foundation of our mutually shared success. What you will see from Sprig, however, is a series of new products and educational programs that will push the horizons of pediatric dentistry to improve the lives of patients and professionals alike. All of these changes reflect our commitment to catalyzing innovation in our industry, and we’re excited to continue working with you—our colleagues and customers—to ensure the next generation has next generation care.
John P. Hansen, DDS
Jeffrey P. Fisher, DDS 4
A BRIEF RECAP
Dentist to Dreamers Sprig was founded in 2007 as EZPEDO by dentists John Hansen and Jeff Fisher in a small cosmetic lab in the back of John’s dental office—our equivalent of an inventor’s garage. John hoped to find a better treatment option for his 3-year old son who kept breaking his strip crowns that were placed after a fall in the shower. Jeff was adamant about delivering a treatment that was both aesthetic and durable. Together, they developed the industry’s first pediatric Zirconia crown and today, along with the growing Sprig team in California, continue to create new products for pediatric professionals.
An EZPEDO Zirconia crown is seated on a pediatric patient for the first time.
Dr. John Hansen and Dr. Jeffrey Fisher make the decision to found EZPEDO, Inc. and develop pediatric Zirconia crowns.
First prototypes of pediatric Zirconia crowns are engineered and produced in Dr. Hansen’s cosmetic dental laboratory.
EZ-Seat contour modifications are made to the occlusal profile and relaxed undercuts a re introduced.
Zir-Lock retention feature with internal mechanical grooves is developed to dramatically improve clinical longevity.
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Narrower prime-sized first molars are developed, the ezpedo.com website is launched, and Zirconia crowns are first offered for sale to pediatric dentists.
2017 EZPEDO rebrands to Sprig Oral Health Technologies, Inc. EZPEDO patents key crown features. Sprig introduces HemeRx, the first hemostatic agent for pediatrics, and SmartMTA, the first fast-set MTA for bioregenerative pulp therapy.
2013 Zir-Plus hybrid surface treatment developed with a synergistic use of glaze and polish for a nearly flawless combination of visual aesthetics and occlusal function.
V2 Second generation Posterior V2 crowns with Flat-Fit modified contours are introduced.
EZPEDO Magazine launches.
Siegelvision, an organizational identity consultancy in New York, is hired to initiate the process of repositioning EZPEDO as a next-generation, oral health technology company.
Zir-Lock Ultra is introduced with the added benefits of Margin Lock. A design patent is granted for the Zir-Lock retention feature. EZPEDO University— dentistry’s premier, hands-on, over-theshoulder instructional program in the use of pediatric Zirconia crowns—is launched.
E Z P U I S N OW S P R I G U
Simple Solutions to Real Challenges Crowns are an important part of our work as pediatric dentists. Unfortunately, dentistsâ€”including usâ€”sometimes struggle to increase speed, manage over reduction, address multi-unit cases, and minimize trauma to the tissue during preparation. When it comes to pediatric Zirconia crowns, we know more than most. After all, we invented them. We developed Sprig University, our industry-leading clinical education program, to share what weâ€™ve learned over the years. Hosted at luxury hotels around the country and taught by a faculty of practicing dentists, our program helps dental professionals master the preparation and placement of pediatric Zirconia crowns, connect with new colleagues, learn new patient communication and marketing techniques that can help you grow your practice.
Create Lasting Bonds Our crowns are designed to create longer lasting mechanical bonds to give kids the confidence they need to create the interpersonal bonds that really matter. Using biocompatible Zirconia and patented design features, Sprigâ€™s EZCrowns are designed to look and function just like natural teeth while offering the best retention and ease-of-seating in the industry. We designed our EZCrowns for use in a variety of clinical situations. Cross-bite, bruxism, space-loss or crowded cases, badly broken down teeth with very little remaining clinical crown, or just a case where you feel a big filling might not lastâ€”EZCrowns are the perfect solution to your real-world challenges. We offer our anterior and posterior crowns for cases with optimal spacing and our SL shapes for cases with arch-length loss due to crowding or space loss.
S O LV I N G R E A L C H A L L E N G E S
Technology + Design Inspired by our frustrations as practicing dentists, weâ€™re constantly developing new technologies and design features to ensure our products remain the most advanced and trusted solutions on the market. Our technologies are designed for dentists by dentists to conquer real world clinical challenges. Our Zir-Lock retention technology uses a patented design to increase mechanical retention. Our Flat-Fit design saves space and reduces risk of pulp exposure. And, our patent-pending ASAP preparation system using EZPrep burs enables faster seating, reducing chair time while minimizing tissue trauma. Together with our use of both computer-aided and hand-finished design, these features continue to make our crowns the go-to choice for dentists worldwide.
THE BIG THREE
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F L AT- F I T D E S I G N Only EZCrowns with Flat-Fit modified interproximal contours are patterned after a well-contoured stainless steel crown to make placement in side-byside or space-loss situations a snap.
Z I R - LO C K R E T E N T I O N GI cement has the longest record of success in pediatric dentistry when blood and moisture are present. Sprigâ€™s EZCrowns with patented Zir-Lock technology have the strongest bond to GI of any brand, and without the extra step of using a try-in crown.
S PAC E - LO S S S H A P E Our SL crowns for space loss deliver all the benefits of the Flat-Fit contours on our posterior crowns, plus an additional 0.5mm of width savings, for hassle-free restoration of space-loss cases. Our second molar SL crowns are the solution for space loss on older kids when 6-year molars are present, and our cuspid SL crowns are essential for restoring anterior and posterior quadrants together and for lower cuspid restoration. 12
EZPrep Diamond Bur System
The Best Tools for The Best Crowns When we invented the industryâ€™s first pediatric Zirconia crown, we knew that none of the existing bur systems were suited to prep pediatric Zirconia crowns. So, we invented one. Our EZPrep diamond bur system is the only bur system specifically designed for fast and accurate Zirconia crown preparation. With unique cutting capabilities that respond to real clinical challenges and diamonds specifically selected for use in precision cutting instruments, our diamond burs are critical to making Zirconia work for your practice. And, they come in a stylish bur block built for ease of use, access, and storage.
Chair Time is Money Increasing speed and efficiency while reducing operator error are paramount to successful crown preparation. Thatâ€™s why we designed our diamond bur system with a novel, axial depth-cutting feature that gives dentists the right amount of reduction every time.
Simple & Superior Hemostasis Sprig’s HemeRx retraction pellets deliver simple and superior hemostasis management for pediatric restorative procedures. Hemostasis is paramount to the long-term clinical success of Zirconia and strip crowns, subgingival composite restorations, and pulp therapy. Whatever the procedure, HemeRx provides essential retraction plus unmatched hemostasis for less stress and better results. Simply moisten and place. HemeRx is also kid-friendly, and doesn’t leave that notoriously awful taste in kid’s mouths, making it the perfect solution for pediatric patients.
Better Formula. Better Results. Our pellets contain 0.55mg of racemic epinephrine to deliver fast and profound hemostasis and gingival retraction precisely where you need it. Unlike ferric sulfate and aluminum chloride products, our formula won’t stain composite or Zirconia crowns and doesn’t run immediately on placement. Better yet, our advanced formula has no risk of contamination for today’s adhesive and bioregenerative procedures.
Faster. Healthier. Smarter. Sprigâ€™s fast-set MTA is designed specifically for pediatric dentistry. SmartMTA sets in only three minutes (not hours like some other brands), so you can place, prep and restore in the same visit. SmartMTA causes no discoloration even in the presence of blood contamination and is ideally suited for pulpotomies, bases and pulp caps on both primary and permanent teeth. At Sprig, we believe that our next generation deserves safe, natural products. Made from biologic ingredients and containing no heavy metals, SmartMTA gives dentists and parents a smarter choice.
More Natural Ingredients. More Natural Smiles. SmartMTA combines ultra-fine hydrophilic particles and hydraulic calcium Zirconia to form an impermeable barrier that defends against bacteria. Best of all, our product uses innovative bioceramic materials for regeneration and biomineralization, and is ideal for both primary and permanent teeth. Unlike other brands, SmartMTA has no detectable heavy metals such as lead and arsenic.
S H I F T M AG A Z I N E
On the Front Lines of Pediatric Innovation Shift magazine, pediatric dentistryâ€™s only news and lifestyle publication, takes you to the front lines of pediatric innovation. Released semiannually, the magazine brings readers technical news and human interest stories from around the industry, offering critical perspectives from dentists, patients, and experts.
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