Game Changing Products
For this year's Technology Issue, Inside Dentistry asked its Editorial Advisory Board members to nominate products that they think are changing the dental field due to their innovation and forward thinking. The following are our 2018 selections for the industry's current game-changing products:
"It is the first FDA approved nasal delivery anesthetic and is needle free."
Harald Heymann, DDS, MEd
AIR-FLOW Master® Unit
"It's best at removing biofilm from implant surfaces with its subgingival tip."
Sanda Moldovan, DDS, MS, CNS
Solea® Software 3.2
"The 3.2 software upgrade has taken an already exceptional CO2 all-tissue laser and provided enhancements by offering a significant increase in cutting speed, smoother surface finishes, and an improvement in the analgesic effect. Most importantly, the issue of changing settings in the user interface has been eliminated so that a single mode will allow for treatment of any tissue in the oral cavity."
Howard E. Strassler, DMD, FADM, FAGD
"The LiteTouch brings hard-tissue laser technology into a more affordable range. It opens up this technology to more dentists."
Gary Radz, DDS
3Shape TRIOS MOVE
"It revolutionizes image and impression capturing for restorative dentistry."
V. Kim Kutsch, DMD
Locator F-Tx Fixed Attachment System
"With more fixed, implant-supported prosthetics being done on a yearly basis, the ability to rescue the prosthesis in the event of an implant failure is a very innovative technology for dentists and patients alike."
John Nosti, DMD, FAGD, FACE, FICOI