Perio Protect®


Special Notes

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The Perio Protect system features comfortable and easy-to-use Perio Trays, an FDA-cleared medical device that overcomes the crevicular flow. The custom fabricated trays offer varying thicknesses and differing extensions to support a special seal that gently guides the recommended medications into the periodontal pocket.

The Perio Protect Method® requires a doctor’s prescription and supervision, but is often staff-directed and the treatment protocols are managed at home by the patient. Perio Trays are fabricated with Clear Soft material only.

The Perio Protect Method offers:

  • Long-term disease management
  • Systematic approach to reduce tissue destruction and promotes healing
  • Solution to overcome crevicular flow
  • Easy and comfortable home care system
  • Excellent patient compliance with visible results
  • Treatment program that can be staff-directed and doctor supervised with no new equipment or personnel needed
  • Source of recurring revenue

The most popular and convenient method to become a Perio Provider is to attend a Live, online Webinar. Great Lakes sponsors 4-5 Live Perio Protect Webinars each year.  We also sponsor Perio Protect Seminars. Options include:

  • Express 60-minute Webinar (no CE Credits)
  • Express 90-minute Webinar (1 CE Credit)
  • Standard 3-hour Webinar (3 CE Credits)
  • 4-Hour Seminar (4 CE Credits)
  • Conducting a Self-Study. To purchase the Self-Study Kit, go to

More Information
Great Lakes Exclusive No
Medicare Accepted No
Indications Periodontal Disease
Removable Yes
Banded No
Material Type Soft EVA
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Perio Protect® Rx

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Step 3 - Mail it in!

Canadian and International Customers

Ship to:

Great Lakes Dental Technologies
PO BOX 5111
Tonawanda NY 14150-5111

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General Requirements


  • Accurate impressions with any type of impression material are acceptable
  • Impressions must adequately reflect all relevant anatomy
  • Impression material must not be separating from the impression tray
  • Consider pouring your models right away if your impressions are moisture, temperature, or time sensitive
  • Impressions sensitive to moisture content should be wrapped in a damp paper towel and placed in a sealed plastic bag if models are not poured immediately
  • Only metal impression trays and those with VPS impression material will be returned
  • The nature of impression materials currently on the market may contribute to common model problems encountered in the laboratory. Have you encountered porosity (bubbles, voids) or poor surface quality? Plaster or stone mixes are water based and they interact with impression surfaces in a water-like manner. Liquids placed on solid surfaces will be either attracted to, or repelled from that surface in varying degrees. Please be aware when selecting impression material if it is hydrophilic or hydrophobic.

Hydrophilic: is attracted to, or can be wetted by water.
Hydrophobic: is when liquid is repelled or fails to bond with liquids.
Vinyl poly siloxane (VPS) options can be hydrophilic or hydrophobic. Alginate is hydrophilic.

  • There are advantages and disadvantages to these impression options but there are products on the market to help reduce the disadvantages. Surfactants and debubblizer sprays can be used to lower surface tension between surfaces making the impression material more hydrophilic and assure a better impression result.
  • Great Lakes carries ACU-flow™ a VPS impression material which is hydrophilic and requires NO surfactant spray for surface tension reduction, eliminating bubble formation. Surfactants must be used properly and excess surfactant should not be allowed to pool in the cusp tips. This can cause loose, sandy-like cusp tips. Excess surfactant needs to be blown out leaving a wet look only before pouring. 

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  • Plaster or stone models are acceptable. Generally, the durability of stone is preferred.
  • Models should be reasonably trimmed, yet sufficiently thick for strength considerations.
  • No horseshoe-shaped models; Models should have a base of at least 7mm in the thinnest area.
  • Bases will be added as necessary (for an additional fee) to models without bases or those lacking adequate base thickness or strength.
  • Please indicate if your model must be duplicated as work models may get damaged during the appliance fabrication process.

Bite Records:

  • Please package bite registrations carefully.
  • Bite records must not be left between models for shipment to the lab.
  • Dedicated packaging should be considered for brittle materials such as Delar wax.
  • Please identify the nature and the intent of each bite record, if more than one is being supplied.
  • Please consider mounting the maxillary model, before sending it to the lab, for those cases requiring mounting. Sending items such as facebows, bite forks, and mounting jigs through the mail often results in unreliable mountings.


We use the following articulators and their accessories in our laboratory:

  • SAM® 1, SAM® 2, SAM® 3 
  • Denar®
  • Panadent
  • Whip Mix
  • Hanau™
  • Stratos 200
  • Artex®
  • Kavo

Care Instructions

Clean with a soft toothbrush and water

Wear Times

Thirty minutes per day