Amabrush, the world’s first fully automatic toothbrush, was officially launched in the US market at this year’s Chicago Midwinter dental meeting. Amabrush is a revolutionary hands-free toothbrush that simultaneously brushes all teeth in a mere ten seconds. Simply press a single button and the innovative Amabrush technology works to effectively and efficiently clean all teeth and gums, practically eliminating the extra time, and human error often experienced with traditional brushing methods.
Amabrush was first conceptualized in 2015 by a team of engineers and healthcare professional visionaries whose goal was to simplify the tooth brushing routine. The creators brought Amabrush to Kickstarter in July of 2017 and were fully funded within one hour.
“We all know that we need to brush our teeth. Whether we’re skipping brushing, not brushing long enough, or not brushing correctly, many of us simply don’t get our teeth as clean as they should be. Amabrush aims to change all that,” remarked Amabrush Founder and CEO, Marvin Musialek. “At first people are always a bit skeptical about whether Amabrush is too good to be true but proof of efficacy is clearly revealed in the ongoing positive results of our constant clinical testing, as well as consistent feedback received from completely amazed and
Multiple rows of soft antibacterial Amabrush bristles are directed in a 45° angle against the
gumline, simulating the widely recommended Bass method of brushing. With an amplitude of 9.5G, Amabrush creates a variety of vibrations that oscillate with different resonant frequencies to gently yet effectively clean each quadrant of the mouth. Subtle vibrations oscillate the bristles, effectively removing plaque and bacteria on the teeth as well as along the gumline. Unlike nylon bristles, soft Amabrush bristles gently rub as opposed to scratch surfaces, further eliminating any risk of damage to the teeth and gums.
Amabrush is comprised of three components:
• Anti-Bacterial Mouthpiece – The one-size-fits-all mouthpiece is made of a flexible antibacterial silicone material that wards off 99% of bacterial agents found in between bristles. Strategically arranged soft 3D bristles are gentle enough to prevent enamel and gum damage yet strong enough to thoroughly clean both teeth and gums. Built-in micro-channels are made to transport an ideal amount of specially formulated Amabrush toothpaste. The Amabrush mouthpiece is cleaned using traditional rinsing methods as you would with regular toothbrushes.
• Handpiece – The Amabrush handpiece magnetically connects to the mouthpiece. The handpiece acts as the dispenser for Amabrush toothpaste capsules, and also houses the exclusive Amabrush tooth brushing technology. The handpiece comes with a built-in low-energy wireless charging module (Qi standard), and is equipped with Bluetooth® as well as an Amabrush App. A fully charged battery lasts for approximately one month.
• Toothpaste Capsules – Amabrush toothpaste capsules are simply placed into the handpiece and a built-in mechanism foams and automatically delivers the ideal amount of toothpaste to the mouthpiece each and every time. The FDA-approved toothpaste is specially formulated for the system. Amabrush toothpaste is available in whitening, sensitive, and extra fresh. A single toothpaste capsule lasts for up to a month.
Amabrush is simple to use:
Step 1 – Attach the handpiece to the mouthpiece
Step 2 – Insert the mouthpiece into the mouth and bite down
Step 3 – Push the button on the handpiece to dispense the toothpaste foam
Step 4 – Wait ten seconds
Step 5 – Spit and rinse
“Although ten seconds may not sound like much, keep in mind that each tooth is actually being cleaned for that duration,” remarked Dr. Hady Haririan, Amabrush Advisor and dentist. “Brushing with a traditional toothbrush may last longer but you aren’t brushing all of your teeth at once. Adults have 32 teeth and each tooth has three surfaces. If you brush for 120 seconds, each surface gets brushed for just 1.25 seconds. Amabrush cleans all of your teeth’s surfaces for ten whole seconds. This means that every tooth surface gets brushed eight times longer, while the total tooth brushing duration is twelve times faster.”
All Amabrush units come equipped with a sound and light indicator to provide various alerts and information including current battery status, finished tooth brushing sessions, and operational errors. Users can further personalize Amabrush by setting various vibration modes (such as gum massage and burst mode), configure cleaning time, and much more!
All Amabrush units can be equipped with a carry case for on-the-go use. What's more, an Amabrush tongue cleaner is also available to keep the tongue smooth and clean, as well as a UV sanitation station that sterilizes up to two mouthpieces with ultraviolet light (185nm).
Amabrush is currently available at www.amabrush.com, and the Company is presently working to further expand its availability to dental professionals and consumers through additional convenient sales channels.
Darby Dental Supply, one of the nation’s largest dental distributors, announces its planned acquisition of the dental supply division of Phoenix-based SmartPractice.
This acquisition and the resulting strategic partnership capitalize on each company’s core competencies with Darby leveraging SmartPractice’s acclaimed glove expertise and manufacturing capabilities. SmartPractice’s supply and glove customer base will benefit from Darby’s expansive state-of-the-art distribution network, extended product lines, capital equipment, technology services, and equipment service.
The agreement with SmartPractice is Darby’s latest endeavor to partner with companies who have select areas of industry expertise. Darby customers will gain direct access to SmartPractice’s premier line of specialized gloves.
With this acquisition, Darby will be expanding its Chandler, Arizona facility to provide customers with additional services while extending its hours of operation. Additional sales, customer care, and support services will join the Arizona team to provide convenient access for customers across the country. The transaction fuels Darby’s growth strategy to extend its ecosystem of full service solutions, while supporting its ongoing West Coast expansion.
“This investment further strengthens Darby Dental Supply’s position as an industry leader and ensures that our customers have access to continually-expanding products, advanced services, and the expertise upon which they have relied for 70 years,” stated Michael Ashkin, Chairman, Darby Group Companies, Inc. “For three generations, and looking to the fourth, the Ashkin family has been focused on providing our customers with outstanding value, an exceptional customer experience, and innovative technological solutions. This would not be possible without the hard work of our talented employees. We are excited to welcome the SmartPractice dental supply team into our extended family.”
“With our rich history of accomplishments for nearly 50 years, SmartPractice has only just begun to realize our full potential of improving healthcare practices to improve world health. Through this strategic relationship, Darby Dental will be partnering with us as an additional provider of SmartPractice gloves to the dental industry. Our legacy of pioneering award-winning gloves that meet the unique needs of the dental community will now have a broader reach,” remarked Dr. Curt Hamann, President, CEO, and Medical Director of SmartPractice. "Additionally, our team continues to capitalize on our existing resources to develop an array of products and services that improve active patient counts, simplify brand management and ensure an easy ordering experience."
Darby has consistently advanced its business model to meet customer demand for timely, best-in-class solutions. The company recently expanded its specialty product offerings, added a capital equipment division, formed an exclusive partnership with DentalFix RX to provide equipment service, and in January 2018 debuted Darby TechForce®, the company’s new technology services division providing HIPAA compliance, IT managed services, installations, digital integration, and network security solutions. As customers seek out more convenient ordering channels and faster response times, Darby’s investment in technological solutions allows them to personalize the way they do business. The Company recently launched a new user-optimized website, mobile website, and a mobile app, complete with an inventory management system.
The transaction is expected to close in May of 2018.
Planmeca, a leading provider of dental hardware and software, announced several new distribution partners for the expansion of its distribution agreements with the addition of the Planmeca CAD/CAM portfolio in North America. New distribution partners include Patterson Dental, Atlanta Dental Supply, Burkhart Dental Supply, Midway Dental Supply and Nashville Dental, Inc. This expansion includes the recently launched Planmeca Emerald Intraoral scanner, Planmeca PlanCAD design software, Planmeca PlanMill 40 S and Planmeca Romexis Compare Adaptive Learning software for the Education market.
“As the demand for our chairside dentistry solutions like the – Planmeca FIT– increases, it’s vital we work with industry partners that can supply a high level of support and innovative products and service that is expected within the marketplace. With proven track records and an average of 100 years of experience in the dental industry, our new distribution partners provide sales and field level support that will exponentially expand the reach of our CAD/CAM solutions,” said Brett Hines, President of Planmeca USA.
Digital dentistry has expanded the need and created high demand. Users need both, ultra-fast intraoral scanning at an affordable price, and they need a way to easily connect, share and control their practice workflows. While some might want to scan and send to their labs; others want to offer same-day dentistry. Planmeca’s CAD/CAM solutions address both of these needs.
“Adding Planmeca’s CAD/CAM portfolio brings all the components of the Digital Work Flow together with the power and control of Romexis software” says Tom Richardson, President of Atlanta Dental Supply. “We are now able to help our clients evaluate and add each component of the work flow at a time that’s best for their practice while providing the full support and personal care they need.”
“The Planmeca partnership reflects the values and integrity that Burkhart Dental represents to our clients. We are excited to add and grow the CAD/CAM product line with them,” says Michael Norton, Director of Equipment & Technology, Corporate, Burkhart Dental Supply.
“We look forward to our new collaboration with Planmeca CAD/CAM. With the addition of Planmeca products, we can continue to provide dental innovations to our customers and an improved customer experience,” states Steven Kizy, President and CEO – Midway Dental Supply.
“Nashville Dental Inc. is committed to serving our customers, from their every-day needs, to the latest in technology and digital dentistry. As the industry continues to transition, NDI will adapt as a company, while staying true to our principles. We will continue to provide excellent products that meet the needs of our customers. We are proud of this partnership with Planmeca, because it aligns with our values. Planmeca has consistently provided our customers with the best in technology for imaging products and now with the Planmeca FIT system, we extend that commitment to excellence in digital CAD/CAM dentistry. We are excited about this addition to our existing partnership and look forward to providing these solutions to our customers,” states Todd Brown, Vice President, Equipment – Nashville Dental, Inc.
Dave Misiak, President, Patterson Dental North America states, “Patterson Dental has a reputation for excellence not only in product offerings but with customer relationships and service. Planmeca and its line of CAD/CAM products mirror the level of excellence that we are continuously striving for. We are excited and look forward to building a thriving partnership with Planmeca.”
“Our newly formed partnerships represent the core value of creating an exceptional client experience and significant reach in alignment with our objectives for the brand,” says Brett Hines, President, Planmeca USA. “We are confident in the ability of our new distributors to solidify our Planmeca CAD/CAM line as the new standard in chairside CAD/CAM throughout North America”.
KaVo Unveils a New Category of Intraoral Sensors Designed to Add Optimal Comfort and Flexibility to the Patient Experience.
KaVo Kerr, an organization comprised of two global leaders in dentistry, is pleased to unveil the expansion of its growing portfolio of imaging solutions at this year’s Chicago Midwinter dental meeting with the new DEXIS FS Ergo by KaVo. Built upon the award-winning DEXIS PerfectSize™ sensor and TrueComfort™ design, the FS Ergo stands as the latest innovation to redefine patient comfort and create a new class of digital sensors. FS Ergo combines innovative design and skillfully engineered components to add ease and flexibility to the patient experience. The sensor provides significant improvements in comfort for patients with low tolerance for standard intraoral modalities, allowing for a more pleasant sensor placement that patients will remember.
A robust, durable device that maintains optimal image integrity, FS Ergo features:
• Sensor Housing – resistant to bite marks, the submersible sensor housing can also withstand a wide variety of disinfection chemicals.
• Cable-To-Sensor Connection – equipped with connectivity proven successful under rigorous testing to such forces as pulling, twisting, straining, and bending.
• USB Connector – built to withstand high frequency insertion and pulling cycles, the USB connection adds to the overall durability of the sensor.
• Contoured Positioning System – made from advanced materials, the positioning system allows the sensor to easily exit and protects the longevity of the cable from wear and tear.
DEXIS FS Ergo by KaVo helps to reduce retakes due to patient movement caused by discomfort thereby enhancing practice efficiency and creating a streamlined digital workflow. By pairing the newly developed flexible sensor technology with a soft housing, FS Ergo can “give” as X-rays are being captured. Even the proprietary holder system is uniquely designed to accommodate the flex of the sensor so that it can adapt to your patient, and thus offer the best radiographic experience possible.
An article about a recent clinical study, “Dental Erosion, GERD, and Salivary Stimulation,” published in the Journal of Oral & Dental Health, February 2018, reports that OraCoat® XyliMelts® oral adhering discs used while sleeping reduce reflux of stomach acids, in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which causes tooth erosion. In patients with GERD, the esophagus is exposed to stomach acid long enough to cause symptoms.
GERD is estimated to occur in ten to thirty percent of the population in developed countries and is known to contribute to or cause a number of medical and dental problems including heartburn (chest pain), sore throat, mucosal pathology, bruxism, and tooth erosion. The condition is also associated with sleep disturbance and can have a detrimental effect on nighttime comfort and overall quality of life. Saliva is believed to play an integral role in combatting symptoms of GERD by protecting the esophageal lining by way of diluting and neutralizing stomach acid that enters the esophagus through reflux. However, saliva production normally decreases at night and, when the body is prone, gravity no longer helps to keep the acid down.
The study was conducted as a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial involving two over-the-counter products currently on the market for use in the management of dry mouth symptoms, one a sweet gel, and the other XyliMelts oral adhering discs that contain 550 mg of xylitol for sweetness to stimulate saliva flow, cellulose gum to slow dissolution and lubricate the mouth, a layer of acacia gum to adhere to gingiva or teeth, and a small amount of calcium carbonate to neutralize acidity. XyliMelts used at night while sleeping is the most effective per gram delivery of xylitol to maintain an adequate concentration of saliva in the mouth to reduce tooth decay.
Results of the study revealed that nightly use of both XyliMelts and the sweet gel remedies significantly reduced symptoms associated with GERD, including reflux acid taste, nighttime heartburn, morning hoarseness, and perceived reflux. Moreover, XyliMelts were found to be generally more effective in reducing GERD symptoms than the gel, and significantly more effective in improving heartburn. These study results carry important implications for dentists treating erosion associated with GERD, and offer a viable remedy for GERD sufferers to combine with dental restorative care and medical intervention to manage erosion and all the problems of acid reflux while sleeping.
No significant side effects were reported from any participants during product use.
XyliMelts are available over the counter at CVS, Rite Aid, and are coming to Walmart in March 2018. For more information on XyliMelts, visit www.oracoat.com
Uniform standards for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis outlined in white paper by American Association of Endodontists:
While all dentists are trained in endodontics, that training varies greatly, as does the clinical experience of each dentist. To help ensure that patients receive the best possible care from all practitioners at the highest standards, the American Association of Endodontists supports a single standard of endodontic education and care to provide patients with the highest quality care with the best result — saving their natural teeth. This single standard emphasizes endodontic competency and encourages general dentists to undergo additional training, recognize their limitations, and consult with specialists on treatment planning and referral.
"The AAE recognizes that there are great variations in endodontic educational experiences among all dentists. Despite these variations, it is essential that the knowledge base, competence and clinical performance of endodontic procedures by all practicing dentists meet a certain standard of care," said AAE President Dr. Garry L. Myers. "As such, the AAE has developed this comprehensive document outlining the minimum standards any dentist should meet, regardless of education or years of experience, when providing endodontic care to their patients."
As the global leaders in advocating the value and quality of endodontics, the AAE developed the Endodontic Competency White Paper to identify the knowledge and skill that should provide a standard for all practitioners who diagnose, develop a treatment plan, and perform endodontic procedures.
The white paper focuses on three key areas critical to competent endodontic treatment: diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis:
1. Diagnostic standards include the ability of the dentist to assimilate the necessary subjective, objective and radiographic information to establish a pulpal and/or periapical diagnosis, provide appropriate emergency care and referral, and maintain proper patient records and documentation.
2. Treatment planning standards include case assessment to evaluate the difficulty of treatment and consideration of referral, development of a treatment plan that takes into account the restorability of the tooth, and special consideration for traumatic dental injuries.
3. Competency in the prognosis of endodontic treatment requires that clinicians be able to forecast the outcome of initial nonsurgical root canal treatment.
These guidelines were developed to assist educational institutions and organized dentistry in developing minimum educational requirements and skill requisites needed to perform endodontic treatment. The AAE's goal is a consistent endodontic curriculum that provides predoctoral students with a firmer foundation in the specialty, including a better understanding of the biologic basis of endodontic disease, diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis, as well as today's state-of-the-art techniques and technologies.
"All clinicians must keep current with advances that are generally accepted and embraced by the endodontic specialty," explained Dr. Myers. "Endodontic best practices change with time and it is the responsibility of practitioners to be aware of such changes for those procedures they perform. The general dentist must perform endodontic care at the same level as the specialist, and it's in everyone's best interests, especially the patient's, to do so."
The Endodontic Competency White Paper is available on the AAE website at aae.org/guidelines. Practitioners are encouraged to use it as a reference with endodontic cases and educators should consider the competencies and intents when developing predoctoral curriculum.
At the Chicago Dental Society’s (CDS) Midwinter Meeting, February 22–24, and LMT Lab Day, February 23–24, Nobel Biocare introduces a newly expanded CAD/CAM offering, designed to enhance flexibility and connectivity between treatment partners. Introducing the launch of the new KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner, the events also feature the DTX Studio design software, an exciting expansion of workflow flexibility, treatment collaboration and increased business possibilities for dental laboratories.
The new offering is made possible through the close partnership with KaVo, first announced at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2017 featuring new KaVo imaging equipment and the DTX Studio software. These two leading dental innovators will continue to develop new equipment and software solutions in pursuit of digitally enabled treatment workflows that are seamless from beginning to the end for clinics and laboratories.
New desktop scanner starts the digital journey with speed, color and precision
Designed to enhance efficiency, the newly launched KaVo LS 3 desktop scanner seamlessly connects to DTX Studio design for fast restoration planning. Dental technicians can save time without compromising quality – a complete jaw scan can be performed in under 60 seconds with an accuracy of up to 4 μm (according to ISO 12836), even when working on the most complex cases. It is equipped with an optical system that captures the fine textures and colors of the dental model for true visualization, and scans can be managed directly at the scanner itself, using its intuitive 5-inch touchscreen. Work can also be simplified with the spacious, open design providing easy access to the case, as well as the ability to mount a full articulator, improving efficiency within the dental laboratory.
Truly integrated digital ecosystem connecting the dental world from beginning to end
The DTX Studio ecosystem will offer exciting new solutions in connecting the modern dental professional with the entire treatment team at each stage of dental implant treatment. It will integrate the very latest technologies and equipment from patient imaging acquisition to diagnostics, planning, implant surgery, restorations and follow-up. This includes 2D and 3D data from X-ray and optical sources, designed to manage image-based information through one single software in the practice. DTX Studio for clinics will process data in dentistry-relevant workspaces and is geared towards daily use, seamlessly working with both Windows® and macOS®. This provides users with tools for ease and efficiency; just one example being the online collaboration between NobelClinician and DTX Studio design for laboratories, whereby a TempShell provisional can be produced in-house for same-day, immediate screw-retained provisionals.
For dental laboratories, the DTX Studio ecosystem brings a new opportunity to become the ‘go-to’ lab of the future, enabling flexibility in their choice of workflow and business models. DTX Studio design software will accept intraoral scan files from systems such as TRIOS®, iTero®, 3M™ and Carestream Dental™, as well as files from other desktop scanners. Furthermore, lab owners will benefit from the best of two worlds: ‘Direct access’ to premium NobelProcera centrally manufactured products including bars, and ‘open output’ with the option to produce cement-retained restorations in-house.
Unrivaled new access to authentic restorations with precision of fit
Using the new KaVo LS 3 scanner, dental technicians can access the full portfolio of NobelProcera restorations. In combination with the DTX Studio design software, users will also benefit from smooth, fast workflows and the flexibility to produce authentic, precise-fitting NobelProcera CAD/CAM solutions by outsourcing to state-of-the-art facilities in Mahwah, New Jersey, USA, and Chiba, Japan. Manufactured in accordance with the ISO 13485 quality management system and cleared by the FDA where required, the output quality of every prosthetic is monitored. This results in products demonstrating high precision of fit, mechanical stability and years of safe and reliable performance, bringing time and cost efficiency to the dental laboratory. When assistance is needed, direct local support is available from Nobel Biocare specialists who are fully trained on the workflow.
Digital production on demand with NobelProcera® Scan and Design Services
To help laboratories consistently meet increasing demands for high-quality implant-based restorations and simultaneously avoid significant investments in equipment, not to mention time and staff training, NobelProcera Scan and Design Services can help.
Send a case from one of the 25 approved scanners, receive precision-fit bars, abutments and implant crowns, crowns and 3D printed model. Whether using an IOS or desktop scanner, the process is simple – and within a matter of days, the precisely manufactured restoration is shipped to the lab with a material authenticity certificate and a five-year product warranty.
Hans Geiselhöringer, President, Nobel Biocare said: “Bringing together connectivity and flexibility from beginning to end, this new CAD/CAM offering, featuring NobelProcera, KaVo and DTX Studio, enables numerous prosthetic restoration options allowing dental technicians to become the ‘go-to’ digital laboratory of the future. It is the ultimate CAD/CAM solution for fast and easy access to the renowned quality and precision of fit offered by NobelProcera restorations. Powerful CAD/CAM software is an inevitable step forward for the next generation, and following the digital treatment journey with DTX a single, central hub enables the speed, efficiency and streamlined workflows that are crucial in meeting and exceeding the expectations of customers and patients alike.”
DentalEZ Integrated Solutions debuts its latest innovations today on one of the industry's biggest stages: The Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Dental Show.
The new StarETorque advances the electric handpiece with a one-touch system that allows the practitioner to move seamlessly between high- and low-speed applications. From caries removal to root canal treatment, StarETorque covers a range of operatory needs with a lightweight tool that combines power, performance and flexibility.
The other innovative product showcased at the DentalEZ booth is the InOffice workstation developed for the dental practice. This new workstation can be customized for today's needs, with the flexibility to add new features as the needs of the practice change.
"We're excited to debut these new products at the Midwinter Show," said Bob Senesac, DentalEZ's Senior Director of Marketing. "As high-performance partners of the dental industry, we are constantly striving to develop new products that provide solutions to everyday challenges in the delivery of oral healthcare. We're focused on simplification and efficiency, value based products, and outstanding customer service and support."
Learn more at Booth 1807 or www.dentalez.com
StarETorque Electric System
The StarETorque uses a small, lightweight, brushless motor for less noise and vibration – to benefit both patient and dentist. The motor is autoclavable, with six customizable operative modes for both endodontic and preparatory procedures which provide the ultimate in flexibility.
"This compact, intuitive system gives dental professionals the freedom to work seamlessly through a variety of procedures," said Eric Reno, Senior Product Line Manager of Handpieces. "It's truly customizable, letting the user move from high-speed to low-speed settings with a simple touch."
The Motor Control Unit of the StarETorque features a bright, easy-to-read color touch screen, and a compact design for a small footprint as a standalone or detachable for modular mounting.
"We wanted to deliver a product that was intuitive, innovative, and individual," said Eric Reno.
InOffice Workstation for the Dental Practice
DentalEZ brings that same level of customization to workstations, as well.
It all starts with the basics: A frame, legs and a counter top. From there, the options to customize are endless. Add the features you need, including overhead lighting, an air gun, a handpiece and more. You also have aesthetic choices like steel color and solid surface countertops. InOffice gives dental professionals the opportunity to make flexible workstations that work best for them.
A key feature is front dust collection. The dust collection system has the highest particle capture rate compared with leading brands, based on independent testing.
"We wanted to deliver a product that would allow the dental professional the flexibility to add some features as their needs change," said Kim Pinegar, Senior Product Line Manager of Lab Workstations. "Being able to select the features you'll use day-to-day makes for a more productive, more enjoyable work environment."
Convergent Dental Inc., developers of Solea®, the industry-leading CO2 all-tissue dental laser system, unveiled the new Solea Software (SW) 3.2 update today. The 3.2 version of Solea software is the latest in a series of updates that have continually improved the performance of Solea since its launch in 2013. Consistent with previous updates, Solea SW 3.2 offers a significant increase in cutting speed, smoother surface finishes, and Solea’s industry-renowned analgesic effect. Solea SW 3.2 further simplifies the user interface with a single mode that cuts any tissue in the oral cavity – no settings required. Solea SW 3.2 is delivered via Wi-Fi, free of charge to all existing Solea users with an active service contract.
Exciting new features of Solea SW 3.2 include:
All New Cutting Algorithms:
Everything from cutting speed to patient comfort is dictated by complex algorithms that run under Solea’s hood. Data received from existing users is leveraged to continually improve how energy is delivered providing optimal performance for the dentist and an optimal experience for the patient. Most importantly, all of this happens behind the scenes. The dentist simply aims the laser at the target tissue and uses Solea’s variable speed foot pedal to obtain the desired cut. The algorithms run behind the scenes so the dentists don’t have to manage complicated settings or become laser experts.
A Simplified Graphical User Interface (GUI):
• Single mode for either hard or soft tissue – Dentists simply select a spot size, place Solea’s aiming beam on the target tissue, step on the variable-speed foot pedal, and go!
• Simplified Push Buttons – Easy and intuitive ON/OFF push buttons have been added, eliminating steps required before starting up Solea or shutting it down.
• Low Power Mode – Enables more control at the low end of the power range for more sensitive applications.
“This update demonstrates our continued commitment to increasing the value of Solea to our customers over time,” remarked Michael Cataldo, Convergent Dental CEO. “The better Solea performs and the easier it is to use, the more our customers can do with it. Even better, all that happens with a software update delivered via Wi-Fi on their existing hardware platform.”
According to Dr. Mark Mizner, “As the very first user, I’ve watched Solea evolve and improve over the years. After a dozen or so updates, I truly thought it couldn’t get any better. With Solea SW 3.2, the onset of analgesia was almost instantaneous. It cuts faster and even smoother than ever before. It was an amazing experience for both me and my patient; the results were absolutely beautiful. I didn’t think it was possible for Solea to be even simpler to use but Convergent did it again.”
Dental professionals are encouraged to experience how the Solea SW 3.2 can work for them by visiting Convergent Dental at the 2018 Chicago Midwinter dental meeting at Booth #4806.
For further information about Solea, please visit www.convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.
Axsys Dental Solutions is launching the Versamill 5X-300D with special starter packages that include all of the necessary elements to get up and running as quickly as possible. Packages start at only $27,685 and include: hyperDENT software solution, soft tooling starter package, Quatro iVac2 dust collection system, and training.
The open-source Versamill 5X-300D can accept input from any popular dental design program and is designed for not only conventional crown and bridge work but also for fabricating more complex indications with dry millable materials. Though compact, the 5X-300D is constructed utilizing the technology found in “full-frame” CNC industrial machines, providing higher precision and more reliable long-term performance.
“The Versamill 5X-300D is a no-compromises machine that is unlike any other offering in the segment,” says Axsys President and CEO, Steve Braykovich. “The problems that typically plague the smaller bench-top machines – such as massive margin reinforcements and poor fits – become virtually nonexistent with this machine. The 5X-300D provides more technology, capability, and reliability than any other machine of its size or in its price point on the market. Additionally, most machines in this segment do not provide for quality machine service. Usually the customer must ship the machine at their own expense for service or repair. At Axsys, we pride ourselves on being the best at customer service; we offer a trouble-free service commitment and if necessary, will travel to the customer location to provide required service or maintenance.”
Visit axsysdental.com for more information on the Versamill 5X-300D's special introductory pricing promotion.