Komet USA today announced the availability of a new endodontic motor, EndoPilot. The EndoPilot is a powerful, torque and speed controlled endodontic motor with state-of-the-art technology that can help endodontists and general practitioners complete endodontic procedures more efficiently while ensuring patient safety.
Dr. Chris Cook, an endodontist in Louisville, Kentucky said, “I can honestly say the EndoPilot has become a part of my day that has changed the way I practice. I won’t work without it, and I know others will feel the same as soon as they have a chance to try it!”
The EndoPilot has several innovative features, including a motor function that stops once the preparation length has been reached and an integrated apex locator that shows the precise file position in real-time. It also allows for customizable preparation length at the apex locator and prevents chip compaction by reducing torque in the vicinity of the apex.
It comes with a fully insulated handpiece that optimizes apex location in endodontic procedures, a 7-inch touchscreen to easily set the depth of preparation relative to the apex and a wireless foot pedal rheostat to eliminate cords, further improving ergonomics and portability.
Todd Blanton, CEO of Komet USA noted, “Komet USA has become known for our high-quality products and focus on dental rotary innovation. The introduction of the EndoPilot is the latest example of our commitment to helping our dental customers to provide improvements in patient care.”
The EndoPilot also features the ReFlex motion, a patented, counterclockwise, intelligent movement. The ReFlex motion starts with an efficient left-cutting rotary motion and then transitions to a reciprocating motion when the EndoPilot senses resistance. This decreasing torsional stress on the file, prevents file jamming and minimizes the risk of file separation.
The ReFlex motion is exclusively available with Komet USA’s Procodile file system on the EndoPilot.
The EndoPilot has a pre-loaded file library containing a number of popular file systems and a rechargeable battery that supports 15 hours of continuous operation.
With the new endo motor, Komet USA can now provide endodontists and general practitioners with a treatment system that incorporates innovative technology to perform endodontic procedures safely and effectively. Every product in the Komet endodontic portfolio has been meticulously researched, designed and tested in Komet’s state-of-the-art German facility.
After the successful launch of VisCalor bulk, VOCO introduces its second thermo-viscous composite in VisCalor. This universal esthetic composite brings the same innovative 2-in-1 technology with more shade options and indications while keeping it as simple as Warm it, Flow it, Sculpt it! Once warmed, VisCalor delivers the viscosity of a flowable, then rapidly cools to body temperature once placed—which allows for the immediate sculptability of a packable. A controlled, softer consistency enables superior sculptability for the clinician to showcase their artistic abilities, re-creating nature using the instrument or brush technique.
VisCalor is indicated for all classes. A high filler rate of 83% ensures high strength, low shrinkage of only 1.4% and a low wear rate, making it a very durable restoration. VisCalor saves time by eliminating procedural steps and the need for additional materials used as a restorative base, liner or occlusal capping layer, effectively making VisCalor two restoratives in one.
Its unique formulation is based on an entirely new monomer system and the special silane coating of its glass fillers. This combined modification results in a unique material that allows the viscosity to drop to that of a flowable.
VisCalor’s Easy-Access-Capsule has a long and narrow tip that provides greater access to difficult-to-reach areas, allowing a bubble-free application and minimizing the potential for incipient decay and long-term failures. VOCO’s tried and true nano-hybrid technology ensures excellent esthetics in 11 shades. It is easy to polish to a high gloss shine and has a prolonged shade stability.
VOCO’s VisCalor is an efficient, esthetic, 2-in-1 restorative that eliminates the need for a separate flowable, optimizing workflow and improving efficiency of the restorative procedure. It’s truly as simple as Warm it, Flow it, Sculpt it!
Parkell, a recognized global leader in dental materials and equipment manufacturing for over 70 years, is excited to announce that it is opening a new office in Sweden. This expansion supports the company’s growth strategy and increases Parkell’s ability to service current and future international markets.
“It is important that we meet customers and partners where they live, so we can understand their specific needs in the region and serve them effectively,” says David Mott, President, Parkell. “This dedicated European team will be an extension of the values and personalized support we pride ourselves on in the U.S.”
Parkell’s materials and devices are sold in over 60 countries through an extensive distribution network. This new office will make it easier for international distributor partners to connect with the company and enhance operations, logistics and regulatory functions throughout Europe.
Founded in 1948, Parkell manufactures a variety of high quality, top performing dental devices and materials. Parkell is known worldwide for flagship products such as Blu-Mousse®, Cinch®, Dryz® and innovative products like the TurboSensor® Ultrasonic Scaler, Predicta Bioactive family, Digitest® 3 Pulp Vitality Tester, TurboVue® Illuminated 30kHz Ultrasonic Scaler, Sensimatic® 700SE Electrosurge and Burnett Power-Tip™.
A family owned and operated business in Long Island, New York for over 65 years, Parkell joined forces with Directa Dental of Sweden in 2016. Having the same business philosophies of manufacturing durable products and providing outstanding customer service, the merger of Directa and Parkell was the perfect fit.
Parkell’s mission is the same as it was in 1948, when Alex Mitchell and Carl Parker founded the company, to provide dentists with groundbreaking and unique products that result in improved patient care and consistent treatment outcomes. For more information about Parkell, visit parkell.com.
About Parkell Inc.
Parkell has been designing and manufacturing internationally recognized quality restorative materials and equipment on Long Island, NY for over 70 years. Known for advanced material technology like Blu-Mousse® Bite Registration Material and Dryz® Gingival Retraction Paste and generations of high-quality Ultrasonic Scalers and Scaler inserts like the TurboSensor® and Burnett Power-Tip™, Parkell is dedicated to assisting the dental profession with its material and small equipment needs through innovation and collaboration. Consistently looking to produce next-generation products, Parkell has created the Digitest® 3 Pulp Vitality Tester as well as the Predicta Bioactive line of materials that work to restore the tooth the natural way.
Amid growing demand from dental payers for its powerful dental artificial intelligence (AI) software, venture-backed dental AI company Overjet (www.overjet.ai) today announced it had acquired American Dental Examiners (www.americandentalexaminers.com). The union brings together Overjet’s industry-leading dental AI technology with a storied dental claims review firm that built and defined the claim review category over the last four decades. With today’s acquisition, Overjet will be the first company in the dental industry to offer under one roof a fully integrated solution for dental payers that combines AI and a licensed, nationwide network of dental claims reviewers.
The ADE acquisition brings to Overjet the ability to provide nationwide, fully licensed utilization review, a broad network of dentists to support claims review, and a leadership team with decades of dental claims review and benefits consulting experience. Founded in 1980, American Dental Examiners pioneered third-party dental claims review and along the way has served some of the country’s largest payers.
“The uptake of Overjet’s dental AI by payers has been swift and surpassed our expectations,” said Dr. Wardah Inam, CEO and co-founder of Overjet. “As we built these relationships, multiple customers approached us about offering an even broader set of services powered by AI to support the full lifecycle of claim processing. Our partners are rethinking processes, platforms, and technology to speed review and improve consistency for their provider networks and members.”
For payers, the ADE acquisition bolsters Overjet’s suite of offerings to now include nationwide, fully licensed dental claims decisioning in addition to Overjet’s industry-leading dental AI tools for claim review selection and payment integrity. Dental payers can now rely on Overjet to supplement internal clinical staff in order to boost the volume of claims reviewed, handle seasonal variations, and ensure compliance with state utilization review laws. Overjet already has several payers working to integrate licensed clinical review, supported by AI, into their operations. ADE’s existing clients will benefit from Overjet’s deep technology capabilities and ability to leverage dental AI seamlessly with existing claims review services.
“Through multiple claims review tests, we found that dentists using Overjet’s platform and AI technology could work substantially faster and more accurately than many other systems out there,” said Dr. Robert Faiella, DDS, chief dental officer of Overjet. “With this insight, we realized that Full Clinical Review as a Service made sense as an offering and could help lower costs, boost quality, and simplify operations for payers.”
“When I first saw Overjet’s technology, I knew this was the future of dental claims review,” said Dr. Robert Leaf, founder of American Dental Examiner and 40-year veteran of the dental claims review industry. “Bringing ADE and Overjet together just made sense. It’s top-notch clinical reviewers using best-in-class artificial intelligence. This will redefine the industry.”
Today’s acquisition follows a year of rapid growth for Overjet since the company came out of stealth in 2020 with the launch of powerful dental AI software and financing from VCs that included Crosslink Capital and the MIT-affiliated E14 Fund. Built upon multiple cutting-edge computational dentistry and AI techniques pioneered and patented by Overjet over two years of extensive R&D, Overjet's clinical and claim intelligence platforms are already being used by some of the largest dental customers in the nation. In a dental AI first, Overjet announced in May 2021 FDA clearance for its Dental Assist product designed for dentists and hygienists at dental clinics. The firm was also named to CB Insights’ 2021 AI 100 list, recognizing AI companies that are redefining categories globally.
Founded by PhDs and leading experts from MIT and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Overjet has assembled the largest and most seasoned team of technologists and domain experts with deep AI, dental, and insurance experience. Overjet's leadership team includes Dr. Wardah Inam, PhD, CEO and cofounder; Dr. Robert Faiella, DDS, chief dental officer and former president of the American Dental Association; Deepak Ramaswamy, PhD, CTO and former Amazon executive; Dr. Chris Balaban, DMD, clinical director; and Shaju Puthussery, COO and former chief analytics officer at DentaQuest, the largest Medicaid dental benefits provider.
Overjet is the global leader in dental artificial intelligence, helping both payers and providers improve patient care. The company’s technology encodes dentist-level understanding into scalable software products. Follow us at www.overjet.ai and on Twitter @overjetdental.
About American Dental Examiners
Founded in 1980, American Dental Examiners pioneered third-party dental claims review and has served some of the largest payers in the country. The firm holds utilization review licenses nationwide, has a broad network of trained dentist and specialist claims reviewers, and provides benefits design advisement. Find us at www.americandentalexaminers.com.
ONE Prosthetic Platform, ONE Impression Coping, ONE Kit!
One prosthetic platform, across three implant ranges, means one impression coping, one implant replica and one abutment interface, facilitating treatments that are adaptable and versatile. With fewer components in the system, complexity is reduced and time-efficiency is improved. All of which results in a truly cost-effective solution and predicable outcome.
Why Choose the NeossONE™ Platform?
In a market where simplicity is commonly claimed, Neoss® has redefined its meaning. In contrast to traditional implant systems necessitating up to a thousand components, Neoss® uses a minimum number of components to achieve the highest level of flexibility and functionality, without compromise. Utilizing NeossONE™, with its proven long-term clinical performance, enables integration of innovations in surgery and prosthetic rehabilitation, providing unique benefits for the whole dental team.
What does NeossONE™ Provide for the Dental Team?
For clinicians, it means predictable esthetics, soft tissue integration and prosthetic precision. The ingenuity lies not only in the NeossONE™ solution, but in the patented Neoss® implant design that optimizes stability in all bone qualities and conditions and eliminates the need for separate oneor two-stage designs. The benefits of both are clear: a predictable solution with shorter chair time2 and optimized inventory control.
“Neoss provides versatility through innovation. Their implant selection gives plenty of options that Satisfies (straight, aggressive, tapered) the surgeon's needs. The prosthetics are quite excellent with both conventional and angled-screw options. This is all on one platform making things simple." Dr Paul S. Rosen, DMD, MS, FACD
For dental technicians, the NeossONE™ solution offers an intelligent and simple solution with less inventory of components, digital workflows supporting local production or central production for patient-specific solutions. This requires less effort and time to implement, gives maximum flexibility and strengthens relationships with the clinician’s team.
"I am probably one of the first customers of Neoss in the US (2006). I saw the ingenuity and technical advantages from the start, one prosthetic platform reduces inventory, eases communication and saves time." Steven Pigliacelli, CDT, MDT, Marotta Dental Studio Inc.
The benefits are clear: reducing patient treatment time, optimizing inventory control and patient outcomes.
Founded in 2000, by a professor of prosthodontics and a specialist engineer, Neoss® offers intelligent dental solutions that are intuitively simple to use. The company's products are designed to allow dental professionals to provide reliable and cost-effective treatments to their patients with excellent long-term results. Leading with innovation and integrity, Neoss® develops smart treatment solutions and works closely with each practice to drive Intelligent Simplicity, making the complex less complicated. Headquartered in Harrogate, UK, with research and development based in Gothenburg, Sweden, the company has established a global footprint with longstanding presence in key markets. To find out more about the NeossONE™ solution visit https://www.neoss.com/en/productssolutions/
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Digitization has fundamentally changed dental technology in the last 10 years. The digital fabrication of dentures has become the standard in dental laboratories. In his exciting presentation recorded at the AG.Live CON at the end of April, Christian Ermer, CMO at Amann Girrbach and responsible for the company's digital transformation, explains how the newly developed AG.Live platform from Amann Girrbach is now taking digital dental technology to a new level and enabling seamlessly integrated and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Maximum clarity, more efficient processes, and greater customer proximity
The world is digital—more than ever due to COVID-19. Communication is digital, people shop digitally, life itself is becoming more and more digital. And this development does not stop at dental technology. Quite the contrary. Digitally fabricated dentures are already the rule in dental laboratories. Despite its many advantages, digitization has however also led to increased complexity. The AG.Live platform makes it possible to monitor the digital workflow from anywhere in the world and, in the future, to manage it as well. For Ceramill users, AG.Live is the future point of contact for perfectly managing your digital infrastructure in the laboratory (equipment, software, updates, service, maintenance, and training). The digital connection of clinicians via AG.Live creates a unique network for the digital denture process. The vision behind this product development by Amann Girrbach and the opportunities it opens up for dental technicians and clinicians alike are described impressively by Christian Ermer.
The full presentation is available free of charge in various languages at https://bit.ly/3uYjIQ4.
exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company and one of the leading dental CAD/CAM software manufacturers, announced the release of more than 35 educational webinars to showcase highlights and demonstrate new features of exocad’s DentalCAD 3.0 Galway and other products under the new educational umbrella Creator Center. exocad’s own experts will offer tips on how to get the most out of the dynamic digital dentistry software portfolio, with a special focus on Instant Anatomic Morphing, removables, Model Creator, Smile Creator, PartialCAD and more. Participants at all levels of expertise, from dental design beginners to experts, can ask questions live while watching the hour-long demonstrations.
“The webinars are a great way to connect and educate exocad users about the latest benefits our new features will bring to their workflows,” said Michael Kohnen, exocad’s Head of Global Application Support. “The educational series is specially designed for valued exocad customers and potential new users who want to broaden their skillset and boost productivity with exocad’s leading CAD/CAM software.”
Technicians and dentists who want to bring their digital workflow to the next level can register for free for the following webinars:
- Level up your guided surgery for superb patient care
- DentalCAD 3.0 Galway: Explore Instant Anatomic Morphing and other productivity boosters
- Save time with AI-empowered Smile Creator with new mock-up option
- Model Creator: A deep dive into plateless and implant models
- Removables. The new rage. DentalCAD 3.0 Galway FullDenture Module and PartialCAD
The seminars will take place in June across four time zones in the following languages: English, German, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
More information, a detailed agenda and registration links are available at exocad.com/webinars.
One of the biggest frustrations facing dental offices is the lack of patient follow-up to at-home therapy recommendations. To help solve this issue, Elevate Oral Care entered into an agreement with HealthWarehouse.com to provide moderate to high-caries risk patients with a convenient, safe and affordable way to obtain trusted and effective 5000 ppm F toothpaste therapies at home. The service is called Elevate Right™.
“For years we have listened to dental offices frustrated by the lack of patient fulfillment of prescriptions for ADA-recommended at-home therapies. Our partnership with HealthWarehouse.com provides dental practices an option to provide their patients with the right brands, in the right packaging that fits their recall cycle, in an affordable, convenient and safe way.” Kevin Thomas, Managing Member of Elevate Oral Care.
The Elevate Right™ service will include FluoriMax® 5000 and Just Right® 5000 Six-month Metered Dose brands in their full variety of flavors and additives.
“We are excited and honored to partner with Elevate Oral Care to provide this convenient option for dental offices and the patients they guide towards optimal oral health. We take pride in providing customers with personalized service.” Joseph Peters, CEO of HealthWarehouse.com.
HealthWarehouse.com is a leading online pharmacy, and a pioneer in affordable healthcare. The company is based in Florence, Kentucky, and its services are available nationwide. HealthWarehouse.com ships FDA-approved prescription medication and over-the-counter products direct to patients’ doors. As the country’s first nationally licensed online pharmacy, and longest running online pharmacy since 2007, HealthWarehouse.com has helped over 500,000 Americans afford their medication, providing a savings of over $30 million.
Elevate Oral Care is a full-line oral health prevention company with several first-to-dentistry products, including Advantage Arrest Silver Diamine Fluoride 38%, FluoriMax 2.5% Fluoride Varnish and Just Right 5000 Metered Dose Prescription Toothpaste.
For details on how the program works, reach out to Elevate Oral Care at 877-866-9113 or request an informational staff meeting at elevateoralcare.com/Staff-Meetings.
Polaroid HealthCare has just introduced an amazing new Windows based imaging program, Polaroid DDS. The new DDS Imaging program claims to have No Limits, and No Fees. The open architecture design has direct integration (not twains), with most of today’s top IO X-ray sensors, PSP scanners, Intraoral Cameras, Caries Detectors, Digital SLR Cameras, & 2D Pan/Cephs. Imagine having just one software program to learn and use for all your current, and future imaging needs. DDS was created as a free standing, open source imaging software, not one designed to make a particular piece of hardware perform.
Polaroid DDS uses the latest in dental and medical imaging algorithms combined to produce incredible images, often better than some hardware brands own software. Our specialized filters allow the practitioner to see like never before. Select the perfect filter, or assign your favorite to all your images. Just one click and 6 variations of an image can be displayed side-by-side, each with a different filter applied. Now you can instantly choose which filter(s) provides the best detail, sharpness, or contrast, whether it be for General, Perio, or Endo procedures. Get the most from that radiograph to assist you in making accurate diagnoses. Saves time, less retakes, and helps you create a better treatment plan.
No limits - you can continue to use your existing hardware devices in Polaroid DDS, and when it’s time to replace them, have the freedom to choose any replacement brand product you like. You’re no longer locked into high-priced proprietary hardware and support fees.
Direct Integration- not limited bridges, with many of the more popular practice management programs. Often providing two way communications when available. Polaroid DDS has easy data converters for many of today’s top Imaging programs to accurately convert your existing patient images into Polaroid DDS, saving you hundreds of hours trying to export them yourself. Call your dealer to see if you’re current imaging software brand and release version is included.
No Fees- DDS has no monthly or yearly fees and comes with Free Lifetime installation, training, & support. DDS is available in over 25 languages. For additional details, contact your authorized Polaroid HealthCare dealer, or call 844-789-5050 www.polaroidhealth.com email@example.com
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The acquisition of the assets of Propel Orthodontics will open up significant opportunities for Dentsply Sirona to drive innovation in the field of clear aligner and orthodontic treatment. The products lines Dentsply Sirona is acquiring are a key differentiator as they improve treatment times and patient comfort. They also add digital capabilities to Byte and SureSmile to improve patient engagement and treatment monitoring.
The at-home High Frequency Vibration (HFV) product line consists of the VPro5®, VPro+™, and VPro™ and supports both active treatment and retention at just 5 minutes per day. When used as part of an orthodontic treatment plan, this easy-to-use device featuring patented high frequency vibrational technology can increase patient comfort and may reduce overall treatment time significantly. Moreover, following the acquisition, Dentsply Sirona will continue to enhance the VPro Fastrack App, which helps patients and providers remotely monitor the orthodontic treatment plan.
“With the acquisition of the assets of Propel Orthodontics, Dentsply Sirona takes another step to position the company as a leading innovator in the fast-growing clear aligner market. It is the perfect match to Byte, and our SureSmile business, and is also a strong strategic fit with Dentsply Sirona. The acquisition supports innovation in the orthodontics space of Dentsply Sirona as well as the capacity to further invest in the future product development in this area,” says Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona.
Byte, which was acquired by Dentsply Sirona in December 2020, already includes the VPro product, labeled as HyperByte, in every treatment. Dentsply Sirona will also work on launching new branding as part of the SureSmile portfolio for the professional market after the integration of the assets of Propel Orthodontics and will continue to sell VPro directly to dental professionals.
Patients will benefit from the acquisition as they will have the opportunity to use the VPro product line with more offerings in the future. This contributes to the two companies' goals of providing more patients with access to simple and comfortable oral care.
Due to the different approval and registration times, not all technologies and products are immediately available in all countries.
ABOUT DENTSPLY SIRONA
Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with over a century of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solution offering, including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dental care. Dentsply Sirona’s headquarters are located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY. Visit www.dentsplysirona.com for more information about Dentsply Sirona and its products.
ABOUT PROPEL ORTHODONTICS
Propel Orthodontics is a leading innovator, manufacturer and worldwide seller of orthodontic devices with offices in Briarcliff Manor, New York, and San Jose, California. The company provides in-office and at-home orthodontic accessory devices to orthodontists and their patients, including the VPro5™, a vibratory orthodontic device used to properly seat aligners in 5 minutes a day.
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