Dr. Lawrence Gettleman is a professor of prosthodontics and biomaterials at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He invented Novus and was on the team that obtained its final patent. > Click here for more about Dr. Gettleman
Comfort & Savings
We find that when dentures are delivered with Novus® liners, patients don’t come back as often for follow-up adjustments compared to other liners, and that’s a big time money-saver for dentists. That’s partly because Novus absorbs shock very well but also because it doesn’t have plasticizers, so it stays soft—it doesn’t harden and irritate a patient’s oral mucosa under the denture the way liners made with other materials often do. The result is that patients don’t come back with sore spots, they’re comfortable. I’ve seen that myself and I hear it from a lot of other dentists as well. A dentist friend of mine who started using Novus in 1989 said to me recently: “I don’t know whether to hug you or to kiss you!” because he had so many fewer patients coming back for minor adjustments.