Inside Dentistry
September 2006
Volume 2, Issue 7

Practice Essentials

Chairside Whitening Gel
Sapphire™ Chairside Whitening Gel from Den-Mat Corporation is specially developed to work with the Sapphire Light for optimum whitening. Both arches brighten up to 10 shades. With the newly formulated Sapphire desensitizing enhancer, it virtually eliminates the sensitivity patients may experience during and/or after a whitening procedure. The gel is a crucial component of the Sapphire Plasma Arc Curing and Whitening Light system. For more information call 1-800-445-0345 or visit www.denmat.com.

BioSonic® US100R Ultrasonic Scaler
The new BioSonic® US100R ultrasonic scaler from Coletene/Whaledent is equipped with a new water regulator that reduces higher inlet water pressures and helps to prevent insert “pop outs”. Improved one-turn controls offer simplicity and convenience. An on-demand turbo button provides maximum muscle instantly. Also, advanced auto detection circuitry allows the use of 25 kHz or 30 kHz inserts with no added switches or setup. For more information contact Coltène/Whaledent Inc. directly at 1-800-221-3046.

ReVeneer™ Ceramic Fracture Repair System
ReVeneer™ is a new system for repairing ceramic fractures in the mouth. This system, developed by Schutz Dental Group, Inc, uses only a primer, repair paste, and composite. ReVeneer requires no acid-etching and is, therefore, safe for intraoral use. The advantages are high bond strength, ease of use, and compatibility with all conventional curing lamps and composite systems. ReVeneer is available in a full repair system or economical adhesive from Schutz Dental Group, Inc, or your local distributor. For more information call 1-866-922-1484 or visit www.sdginnovations.com.

OptiDisc Finishing and Polishing System
OptiDisc is a 3-step finishing and polishing disc system used to produce a natural, high gloss shine in convex surfaces of composite fillings as well as other restorative surfaces (ie, glass ionomers, amalgam, semiprecious and precious metals). These flexible discs are translucent for optimal viewing of the work area and contain a color-coded ring to indicate grit size. OptiDisc features a patented retention system in which the mandrel does not extend the disk, preventing metal traces on the composite surface. For more information call 1-800-537-7123 or visit www.kerrdental.com.

Award-Winning Kit from 3i
3i’s Patient Awareness and Education Kit has received a Gold Award in the annual Healthcare Advertising Awards competition. The kit also won a Silver Summit Award for communications excellence. The kit was created for dental implant clinicians and their staffs to assist them in raising patient awareness about the benefits of dental implant therapy. Items available in the kit include five DVDs with presentation folios, one package of patient care cards, a flipchart and seven brochures (one package of 25 each) on a variety of topics. For more information, call 1-800-443-8166 or visit www.3i-online.com.

Patients Can Submit Health Histories Online
SubmitPatientForms.com has launched its new Web site giving a dentist’s new or existing patients a choice to register and fill out their HIPAA agreement, medical, and dental forms online before they come into the office. This easy, private, and convenient service is free to patients, and doctors pay a low monthly fee. Medical problems and conditions, allergies, insurance verification, and/or the necessity for pre-medication can be identified before the patient arrives, allowing their charts to be red-flagged. This service is available for practices with or without their own Web sites. Go to www.SubmitPatientForms.com for details.

Free Viewer from Adstra
Adstra Systems has introduced the Adstra Imaging™ Viewer, which allows users to easily view and share Adstra Imaging images. The viewer is available as a free download from www.adstra.com. It allows users to view images created in Adstra Imaging as well as other formats (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, etc.). The images can be exported and sent to colleagues and dental labs. Recipients do not have to be Adstra software users. They can simply download the free viewer from Adstra’s web site to be able to view the images. For further information call 1-800-450-0220, or visit www.adstra.com.

Zekrya Gingival Protector
The Zekrya Gingival Protector is used to retract soft tissue as it protects the gingiva from rotary instruments during cutting and finishing. It features an exclusive crescent-shaped tip on an adjustable ball joint that is attached to a metal handle. The tip can be rotated to an exact angle that matches the tooth’s facial surface to achieve gingival fit. It is ideal for veneer preparations, finishing porcelain or resin veneer margins, class V subgingival caries removal, checking the marginal fit of crowns, and checking loose bridges. For more information, call Zenith Dental at 1-800-662-6383 or visit www.zenithdental.com.

BTI Osteotome Drills
BTI motorized osteotome drills are used in type II & III bone to obtain excellent primary implant stability and to compact type IV and V bone. Ridge expander kits include four ridge expander drills, BTI initial drill, 1.8 and 1.8/2.5 mm. pilot drills, mount, ratchet extension, storage box, and expansion/compaction drill sequence chart. The motor speeds range from 30 rpm to 50 rpm and the torque control is 10 N to 15 N. The drills can be used with most screw-type implant systems. For more information contact BTI of North America at 1-866-646-4067 or www.bti-implant.us.

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