Inside Dentistry
Nov/Dec 2005
Volume 1, Issue 2

Practice Essentials


Island and Darby Dental Supply Offer New Waiting Room Theater™

Island Dental Co., Inc. and Darby Dental Supply recently secured exclusive U.S. distribution rights for the newest medium in patient education, Waiting Room Theater. Designed for the patient waiting area, Waiting Room Theater is a dynamic new dental patient education platform that combines entertainment, independent product comparisons, humor, and information to stimulate patient questions about dental services. For more information, call 1-800-645-2310, or visit www.waitingroomtheater.com.

Dent Corp. Offers New Generation of Gutta Percha Cutting

The new Gutta Cut from Dent Corp. Research & Development enables easy cutting and safety for dentists and their patients. The Gutta Cut features an inserted and removed cold tip and instantaneous operation; by pressing a switch, heat is generated. Four interchangeable and sterilized tips are available, and the new gutta percha cutting system is also cordless with a rechargeable battery. For more information, call 1-800-454-9244, or visit www.dentcorp.com.

New Flowable Nanohybrid Composite Released

Grandio® Flow from VOCO America, Inc. is a nanohybrid composite that combines the strength and low shrinkage of a universal hybrid composite with the low viscosity of a flowable composite. With a filler content of 80.2%, the low viscous material offers a high wear resistance and achieves a significantly lower shrinkage by using 30% to 50% less resin than traditional flowable composites. Grandio Flow is available in 8 shades that match the shade and translucency of the universal nanohybrid Grandio. For more information, call 1-888-658-2584, or visit www.voco.com/usa.

Clorox®Germicidal Wipes Added to Infection Control Product Line

The Harry J. Bosworth Company has added Clorox Germicidal Wipes with bleach to its infection control product line. Ideal for non-food contact surfaces, the pre-moistened wipes meet the disinfection requirements of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Guidelines, as well as AOAC efficacy testing requirements for hospital disinfection. With an active ingredient of Sodium Hypochlorite 0.55%, Clorox Germicidal Wipes kill 27 different microorganisms, including most bacteria in 30 seconds and viruses in 1 minute. For more information, call 1-800-323-4352, or visit www.bosworth.com.

O-Bite™ VPS Bite Registration Introduced by Zenith

Zenith Dental and DMG introduce the new O-Bite VPS Bite Registration material. The 50-ml automix cartridges are dispensed with the type 50 1:1 automix dispensing gun, guaranteeing a consistent mix. Its superior hardness insures against breakage when removed from the mouth, or when trimmed and transported to the dental lab. The non-slumping, controllable flow of the O-Bite allows precise placement, resulting in bite registrations that reflect an accurate occlusal relationship. For more information, call 1-800-662-6383, or visit www.zenithdental.com.

Luxatemp® Fluorescence Now Available in Smartmix Syringes
Zenith Dental and DMG have introduced Luxatemp Fluorescence Smartmix, a new smaller and convenient way to dispense Luxatemp. The Smartmix syringes can be used for single- and multiple-unit provisionals and offer the convenience of application without a dispensing gun. The bis-acryl formulation is the same as original Luxatemp Automix. However, the proprietary chemistry with fluorescence makes the temporary look more natural in any kind of light. Luxatemp Fluorescence Smartmix is available in 10:1, 15 g handheld Smartmix syringes in 3 shades: A2, B1, and Bleach Light. For additional information, call 1-800-662-6383, or visit www.zenithdental.com.

RetroPan™ by SUNI Provides Digital Upgrade Path for Film Panoramic X-Ray Units

Suni Medical Imaging, Inc. recently launched its RetroPan by SUNI film-to-digital conversion kit, which is compatible with most of the film panoramic x-ray systems previously installed in North America. SUNI will be including the retrofit kit—which has been approved by the FDA, is guaranteed to provide the clearest panoramic images, and features newly developed CCD/CMOS chip technology— in its offering of digital image sensors, digital imaging software, and intraoral cameras. For more information, call 1-800-GET-SUNI, or visit www.suni.com.

Sirona & Patterson Offer Free Milling Cabinet with CEREC® 3D Purchase

Sirona Dental Systems and Patterson Dental Supplies have launched a nationwide CEREC Milling Cabinet promotion. Starting September 1st through December 31st, 2005, Sirona will give away a brand-new tabletop or full-version milling cabinet with every purchase of a CEREC 3D CAD/CAM System. Designed to increase workspace and reduce noise, the CEREC tabletop and full-version milling cabinets, valued between $2795 and $2995, feature self-retracting drawers with insets for organizing all the necessary CEREC materials. For more information, call 1-800-873-7683.

Ivoclar Vivadent Introduces the New bluephase® 16i LED Curing Light

The new bluephase 16i LED curing light from Ivoclar Vivadent combines high- speed curing with the cordless convenience of LED technology. The curing unit features a continuous light intensity of up to 1600 mW/cm2, reliably curing dental materials in as little as 5 seconds. Three programs and multiple timer settings accommodate all indications and are easily changed on the handpiece. With the new Click-and-Cure function, the bluephase unit can also be used with the power cord of the charging base and, therefore, independent of the lithium ion battery. For more information, call 1-800-533-6825, or visit www.getbluephase.com.

Free Crown and Bridge Removal Video Available

Dent Corp. Research & Development is offering a free demonstration video with the purchase of the new easy Pneumatic Crown and Bridge Remover. The 14-minute presentation demonstrates new techniques and applications for using the Pneumatic Crown and Bridge Remover to remove any crown, bridge, or cement. The video is also available separately for those preferring to preview the unit prior to purchase. For more information, call 1-800-454-9244, or visit www.dentcorp.com.

Sunstar Butler Completes Upgrade of GUM® Specialty Toothbrush Line

Sunstar Butler recently completed the full conversation of their GUM specialty toothbrush line to new ergonomically designed, vibrant-colored handles. The update of the Sulcus 2-row toothbrush completed the transition, which also includes their popular End-Tuft and Ortho brushes. The new handle features a soft, raised thumb-grip for easy maneuvering and soft, raised thumb ridges on both sides for comfort. The improved brushes are available without a price increase. For more information, call 1-800-528-8537, or visit www.SunstarButler.com.

Patterson EagleSoft Launches Live Help

Patterson Dental Supply has introduced Live Help, an online support tool for Patterson EagleSoft that enables its customers to interact in real time with support specialists at the company’s Technology Center. Users may access Live Help directly from within Patterson EagleSoft, or by visiting www.eaglesoft.net, selecting Doctor SmileGood, and choosing from the list of supported products. A chat window, similar to those of instant messenger services, will appear within seconds, connecting users to the first available support specialist. Live Help is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Standard Time. For more information, contact a local Patterson Technology Representative, or visit www.eaglesoft.net.

State-of-the-Art Intraoral X-Ray Technology Available from KaVo/Gendex

The new In eXam intraoral radiography system has been recently introduced by KaVo Dental Corporation/Gendex Dental Systems and features an x-ray tube head with a unique laser positioning aid to ensure accurate and precise patient positioning. It esthetically integrates the Dig eXam sensor into the x-ray head to increase workflow efficiency, and the sensor is automatically activated when the x-ray beam is activated. With the use of the VixWin PRO x-ray software, images can be displayed immediately, and a timer with tooth selection keys increases patient safety by automatically administering the correct radiation dosage. For more information, call 1-888-275-5286, or visit www.kavousa.com.

Drill Stopper Kit Available From MIS

To improve implant placement, accuracy, and precision, MIS Implants Technologies, Inc. has introduced the Drill Stopper Kit. Designed for 1-diameter drill types of standard lengths (i.e., 8, 10, 11.5, 13 and 16 mm), the Drill Stopper Kit features a color coding system for quick, easy assembly and accurate depth control. Clearly arranged depth sleeves from 8 mm to 16 mm allow safe drilling to the planned lengths. For more information, call 201-797-9144, or visit www.misimplants.com.

DentalEZ® Group Introduces StarDental® SolaraPlus™ Handpiece

DentalEZ Group officially debuted its new ergonomically designed StarDental SolaraPlus Handpiece. The small, lightweight titanium body of the SolaraPlus provides more than 18 watts of power—the highest of any handpiece in its class—offering strong, fast, controlled cutting. In addition, the LubeFree versatile handpiece features bifurcated fiber-optic rods for shadow-free illumination and a HiFlo fiber-optic swivel that provides enhanced airflow for consistent high torque. For more information, call 1-866-DTE-INFO, or visit www.dentalez.com.

First CCD Direct Digital Intraoral Sensor with Bluetooth Technology Launched

Air Techniques, Inc. introduces ACCENT™, a charge-coupled device (CCD) Direct Digital Intraoral Sensor featuring Bluetooth technology that is also available in USB. Supported by superior CCD technology, ACCENT attains images that are detail-rich and low in noise. The Bluetooth option eliminates the need for a wire from the sensor interface box to the computer. The image is sent via Bluetooth’s stable data transmission to the computer—interference free—up to 30 feet away. ACCENT is compatible with popular imaging software, and the sensor is available in sizes 1 and 2. For more information, call 1-800-247-8324, or visit www.airtechniques.com.

VOCO Introduces a 35-Second Nano-Reinforced Single Self-Etch Bond

Futurabond NR (nano-reinforced) is a new single self-etch adhesive from VOCO America, Inc. with nanoparticles that cross-link to reinforce the bond and hybrid layer. The small single nanofillers in Futurabond NR act as a liquid; therefore, shaking the bottles prior to application is not necessary. The Easydrop bottles enable precise dosing and quick use, requiring only 35 seconds from application to light-curing, with only 1 layer. For more information, call 1-888-658-2584, or visit www.voco.com/usa.

Posi Introduces New Direct Contact Matrix System

Posi Products, LLC has introduced Contact Perfect™, a direct contact matrix system. A removable shield system allows composite resin to uniformly expand beyond the boundaries of ordinary matrix systems for direct resin-to-tooth contact. The result is perfect contacts and contours. Contact Perfect uses Tofflemire retainers and has 3 band styles to accommodate all Class II needs. For more information, call 1-866-770-5049, or visit www.contactperfect.com.

Ivoclar Vivadent Introduces the Odyssey® 2.4G Diode Laser

Ivoclar Vivadent announces the introduction of the Odyssey 2.4G Diode Laser for soft-tissue applications. Featuring the first-ever wireless power control, the Odyssey 2.4G is a compact, portable, and affordable soft-tissue laser for precise and minimally invasive procedures. With a laser wavelength of 810 +/-20 nm, the Odyssey 2.4G has a high affinity for soft tissue, enabling clinicians to sculpt gingival tissue, alleviate the pain of soft-tissue lesions, achieve improved visual and mechanical access to margin preparations, and create hemostasis for better isolation. For more information, call 1-800-533-6825, or visit www.GetOdysseyLaser.com.

EnVision DC X-Ray System Introduced

Flow X-ray Corp. announced the introduction of its latest technology product—the EnVision DC X-ray System—during the American Dental Association meeting in Philadelphia. The new X-ray system provides high image quality and patient dose reduction, while offering the flexibility to accommodate both film and digital systems. EnVision is made in the USA. For more information, call 1-800-356-9729, or visit www.flowxray.com.

Clearfil® S3 Bond Single Dose Now Available
New from Kuraray America, Inc. is Clearfil S3 Bond Single Dose, a self-etching, single-component bonding agent that provides reduced postoperative sensitivity, high bond strength, and fast ease of use. With its unit-dose delivery system, S3 Bond features a new and proprietary homogenous combination of hydrophilic and hydrophobic technologies. Clearfil S3 Bond has minimal technique sensitivity and is indicated for light-cure composites, desensitizing indirect preparations, desensitizing dentin, PFM repairs, silanating porcelain, and in pedodontic restorative procedures where speed and comfort are critical. For more information, call 1-800-879-1676, or visit www.kuraraydental.com.

Clevedent Offers New Timesaver Workstation

Recently introduced, the Clevedent Timesaver Workstation is the biggest change in treatment delivery systems in years because it enables dental professionals to place everything they need within reach. The workstation can be arranged for optimum performance, with users having total flexibility for where ultrasonic, endodontic, or other equipment is placed. The rotating and extending top means less twisting and turning, and procedures can be changed instantaneously. For more information, call 1-877-275-4200, or visit www.Clevedent.com.

MIS Develops Bone Compression Kit

The Bone Compression Kit, recently developed by MIS Implants Technologies, Inc., improves the quality of implant placement and increases the initial stability. The primary use of this tool kit is to improve the quality of soft bone with atraumatic, gradual compression and expansion. It can be used prior to all implant placement and is also suggested for sinus lifting treatment. For more information, call 201-797-9144, or visit www.misimplants.com.


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