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Young Introduces Fluoride Varnish in 4 Delicious Flavors

Posted on October 2, 2014

Earth City, Mo., Oct. 2, 2014 – New D-Lish 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish by Young offers the sensitivity relief and protection clinicians want in delicious flavors patients of all ages will enjoy!

The translucent formula makes this fluoride varnish less visible on the tooth, so patients won’t have to wait for colored varnish stains to gradually fade from their teeth. In addition to a fast fluoride release profile, the formula handles easily without any clumping or stringing.

This smooth 5% sodium fluoride varnish is available in four unique, patient-pleasing flavors sweetened with xylitol:

·       Vanilla Cupcake™

·       Orchard Cherry™

·       Spearmint Surprise™

·       Fresh Melon™

Made with the highest fluoride concentration available in a varnish, this no-mix formula comes in single-dose packages that are uniquely shaped for easy opening and handling. Each package contains a colorful UltraBrush 2.0 applicator that’s designed for smooth, precise spreading on tooth surfaces.

Try new D-Lish 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish today! Visit www.youngdental.com for more information and to request samples.







Sulzer Mixpac Making Important Contribution to Sustainability

Posted on October 6, 2014

For hygiene reasons, many dental products are only used once, giving rise to enormous quantities of waste. The Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA) was established in the United States in 2008. Its mission is to educate dentists, companies and patients about the environmentally friendly principles behind green dentistry. About one third of the US population feels a strong sense of responsibility towards the environment. This is why dentists should adopt an attitude that resonates with their patients, for example by using environmentally friendly technology to save water and energy.[1]

“We only have one planet. We don’t have a planet B.”

EDA co-founder Ina Pockrass used these words to emphasize the gravity of the situation at the 2013 Green Dental Conference.  The first time event was an opportunity for experts to discuss the special importance of sustainability and environmental awareness in dentistry. In her presentation on the future of green dentistry, Ms. Pockrass used an image of a cube made of compressed plastic waste. The cube measures 10 square feet and is made from the waste generated by a single dentist's office in only 17 days.This example makes it almost impossible to imagine the total amount of waste produced by all dentists' offices in the United States in just one year.[2]

Sulzer Mixpac AG, a Swiss company, is already making an important contribution to sustainability by continually improving its products. For instance, the new MIXPAC T-MIXER™, with its optimized technology, reduces the volume of filling material needed for a treatment. It also helps dentists achieve better mixing results, while its shorter tip makes the device easier for dentists to use. This means no changes to procedure and a saving of up to 30 percent of the unused application material remaining in the mixer. Thanks to its future-forward approach, Sulzer is helping dentists to not only save on costs but also make a valuable contribution to saving the environment.

All good things come in threes – Green dentistry for dentists' offices, patients and the environment

Sustainable working methods in the dentist's office don’t just mean using materials as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible – according to EDA, the concept of green dentistry is based on several principles. In addition to reducing waste, dentists can save substantial amounts of water and energy, for example, by using a special suction system that eliminates the need for frequent mouth rinsing.[3] The innovative technology has the added benefit of improving early diagnosis, which can reduce the need for painful and expensive treatments and help dentists ensure the long-term health and well being of their patients. For example, state-of-the-art digital X-ray technology exposes patients to minimal amounts of radiation and images are immediately available. Another principle of green dentistry is to secure a better, healthier future for both patients and the environment. Avoiding waste, protecting resources and using intelligent, cutting-edge technology are all key factors in ensuring that sustainable practice remains a reality for dentists and patients alike. 


[1] Eco-Dentistry Association: https://ecodentistry.site-ym.com/(22 Sept 2014)

[2] ibid.

[3] ibid.







Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community

Posted on October 2, 2014

ATLANTA, Oct. 02, 2014 -- Georgia-Pacific Professional is a leading provider of hygienic dispensing systems, towels and tissue for a wide range of away from home applications. Building on the success of its product lines in healthcare, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgical centers and medical practices, Georgia-Pacific Professional is introducing its healthcare products and solutions to the dental community.

"Georgia-Pacific Professional understands the importance of infection control in the dental office," said Sean Foley, senior marketing manager - healthcare, Georgia-Pacific Professional. "Dentists keep patient safety at the forefront of treatment plans, but maintaining efficiency is also essential to their success. Many Georgia-Pacific Professional products can provide dental offices with the ability to not only help improve hygiene but also to help increase operational efficiency while simultaneously helping to reduce waste."

Georgia-Pacific Professional manufactures a broad range of innovative products that address healthcare customer requirements for quality, economical products that promote hygiene and can help deliver savings and efficiencies to dental practices.

To better serve the dental community, Georgia-Pacific Professional is pleased to announce a dedicated website that provides resources such as an easy-to-use savings calculator, informative white papers and other relevant materials on how dentists and dental office managers can better leverage hygiene and efficiency in their dental practices. To learn more about how Georgia-Pacific Professional products can help dental practices save money while creating a hygienic environment for patients and dental professionals alike, please visit http://www.georgiapacificdental.com.

Some of Georgia-Pacific Professional's products for the dental office include:

SofPull® Automated Touchless Towel Dispenser

With its streamlined profile, this dispenser fits well in space-constrained areas like exam rooms. One-at-a-time towel dispensing helps lower usage and reduces waste when compared with multifold towels. The automated, touch-free towel dispensing provides convenient hand drying to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination.

SofPull® Centerpull Towel DispenserThe attractive and innovative SofPull® Centerpull towel dispenser is a smart choice for steady use areas that demand dependable performance and exceptional value without sacrificing style. One-at-a-time touchless dispensing helps reduce waste and minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

Pacific Garden® Manual Soap and Sanitizer & DispensersThese manual soap and sanitizer dispensers deliver a controllable portion of soap or sanitizer with one easy push. This dispenser is ideal for washrooms, lobbies, offices or anywhere you want to help create hygienic habits within easy reach. The proprietary closed system helps reduce the risk of cross-contamination. One hand push paddle operation makes dispensing a breeze. The dispenser's snap-lock cover allows for easy maintenance and its small footprint allows mounting where space is a premium.

Compact® Coreless Bath Tissue & DispensersCompact® coreless tissue helps reduce waste by eliminating roll cores, cardboard shipping boxes and individual product wrapping. Compact® coreless tissue also will reduce storage requirements by up to 50 percent by eliminating bulky cardboard packaging. This innovative line of dispensers saves time and money by helping minimize roll changes and storage costs.







New Ambi-ance Ambidextrous Nitrile Gloves with Textured Fingertips

Posted on October 1, 2014

Hauppauge, NY – Crosstex International announces the introduction of Ambi-ance® Ambidextrous Nitrile Gloves.

Ambi-ance gloves incorporate an innovative textured fingertip designed to provide enhanced grip, dexterity and tactile sensitivity. Latex-free, powder-free and manufactured with soft-stretch nitrile instead of natural rubber latex. 

“Nitrile is increasingly a preferred choice among clinicians because it offers superior strength and fit as well as better protection from chemical penetration. And since Nitrile is a synthetic rubber, and does not contain any Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), for those with concerns of having an allergic reaction to natural rubber latex it’s a preferred choice.” As reported by Crosstex Senior Vice President, Andrew Whitehead.

The Ambi-ance design features a beaded cuff for additional protection and is available in all hand sizes in extra small, small, medium, large or extra-large. Ambi-ance® Ambidextrous Nitrile Gloves meet ASTM D6319 (Standard Specification for Nitrile Examination Gloves for Medical Application). In addition, Ambi-ance™ Ambidextrous Nitrile Gloves were tested for chemotherapy drug concentrations in accordance with ASTM D 6978-05, Standard practice assessment of Resistance of Medical Gloves to Permeation by Chemotherapy drugs.







Mydent International Supports National Children's Oral Health Foundation

Posted on September 25, 2014

HAUPPAUGE, NY:  September 19, 2014 — Mydent International will be donating a variety of dental supplies to the National Children's Oral Health Foundation’s upcoming Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Silent Auction.  Proceeds from the event will go toward helping children in need of dental care.

Mydent’s donations include DEFEND Krazy Cone Face Masks, Pit and Fissure Sealant, Prophy Paste, Prophy Angles, Patient Bibs and Bite Registration Material.  These items will be auctioned to dentists across the country.

Running  November 1- 24, 2014, the Virtual ToothFairy Ball and Silent Auction is designed to raise awareness of pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and eliminating this preventable disease from future generations.

In addition to this donation, Mydent International proudly supports Autism Speaks, the nation's largest and most effective autism science and advocacy organization. 

Mydent International is dedicatedto fully maintaining its brand promise: "To provide the healthcare professional with the highest quality infection control products, disposables, preventativesand impression materials at affordable prices, supported by superior service and 100% Customer Satisfaction."DEFEND. Works Better.  Lasts Longer.  Costs Less.  For more information on Mydent International and the DEFEND brand of products, call 800-275-0020, or visit www.defend.com.







TV Program Showcases NSK Dental

Posted on September 19, 2014

BOCA RATON, FL – September 19, 2014: In an upcoming in-depth look at new age dental technology, Eiichi Nakanishi, president and CEO of Kanuma, Japan-based NSK Dental, discusses his strategic outlook for the company.   In addition, 21st Century Television host Jackie Bales interviews Rob Gochoel, Director of Sales and Marketing for NSK’s Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based U.S. operations, about the company’s customer-focused product innovation. The program will air on Bloomberg Television on Saturday, September 20, 2014. Check your local listings for airtimes.

NSK Dental was founded in 1930 by Mr. Nakanishi’s grandfather, a Japanese inventor who saw the value in developing high-quality precision tools incorporating cutting edge technology. At a time when technology was still very new, he had the vision to see beyond the present and anticipate what it could mean for the dental industry. 

According to Mr. Gochoel, the employees of NSK Dental work hard to achieve their corporate mission by contributing to the health and well-being of their customers with affordable, high-quality products.  He also stated that NSK’s goal is to deliver innovative products that set the standard for positive change in the industry, and that the company’ primary concern is with the welfare of the dental professionals who use these products, and with the patients of these professionals.  He noted that NSK has made substantial improvements in their production facilities over the past few years, and now has over 150 computer-operated machines and an extensive testing facility. He added that 90% of NSK’s production was now done "in house," which helps ensure the exceptional quality of their operations.

The program focuses on one of the biggest challenges in modern dentistry: the fact that people who want to save money due to the present economy often make dental visits one of the first things they cut.  NSK is striving to address that challenge by offering cutting-edge products that offer both patients and the modern dental practitioner state-of-the-art tools of the trade that enhance productivity and

While NSK Dental is currently the world's largest manufacturer of modern dental hand-pieces, it is not currently number one in the U.S.  The company hopes to change that by informing U.S. based dental professionals about how its products can enhance their practice and their patient care.

The show also reviews the instruments created by NSK Dental and lets viewers examine them up close to see how they have been engineered to  be the best drills in the dental industry. NSK Dental prides itself on an inventive culture that allowed it to develop the first 45 degree angled head and the first 2-way spray function in the innovative drill known as the "T1-Max Z."

JL Haber, Vice President of Programming for 21st Century Television states, "This program reveals the cutting edge technology behind the scenes by a brilliant Japanese company, NSK Dental, which promises to revolutionize the dental industry and improve quality dental care for years to come. We’re excited to have them join us on 21st Century Television"

To learn more about NSK Dental, please tune in to Bloomberg Television on September 20 2014.  Check your local listings for airtimes. For more information about NSK Dental, visit www.nskdental.com







Family Troubles Tied to Poorer Dental Health, Study Discovers

Posted on September 12, 2014

FRIDAY, Sept. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents and children in troubled families, where violence and verbal aggression are a common part of the daily landscape, tend to have more cavities and missing teeth, a new study suggests.

New York University researchers found that parents with worse oral health often had partners who were more verbally or physically hostile to them. And children whose mothers were emotionally aggressive to their fathers also had more decayed, missing or filled teeth.

Family oral health may suffer because "noxious" behaviors such as hitting, kicking, insults and threats create an emotional environment that undermines organized routines such as regular tooth brushing or promotes stress eating, according to the study, published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

"There's a pretty good history in the [medical] literature of lousy family environments being associated with bad health, so I guess our findings aren't surprising in that regard," said study author Michael Lorber. He's director of developmental research for the Family Translational Research Group at NYU's College of Dentistry.

"We had a really consistent set of findings that the more your partner is nasty to you, the more lesions are on your teeth," Lorber added.

Aggression is shockingly common in American families, with 90 percent of families in a 2005 study reporting parent-to-child aggression, couple aggression or both, the study authors said.

For the new study, Lorber and his colleagues analyzed 135 married or cohabiting heterosexual couples and their elementary school-aged children. They were mostly white, with an average annual income of $100,000.

Dental hygienists determined the number of decayed, missing or filled teeth through oral examinations, and subjective oral health was measured through questionnaires completed by both parents and children.

Parents also completed questionnaires about physical and emotional aggression between partners and between parents and children, along with harsh discipline. Additionally, observers rated the couples' hostile behavior in laboratory interactions.

On average, women had 3.5 additional dental cavities and men had 5.3 additional cavities for every above-average statistical increase in their partners' noxious behavior toward them, the investigators found. Children had an average of 1.9 additional cavities for every above-average increase in their mothers' emotional aggression toward their partners.

Lorber noted that in addition to disrupting healthy eating and oral health routines, noxious family environments may also impact the immune system, potentially leading to greater tooth decay.

"Maybe if you're fighting like cats and dogs, you're neglecting your teeth ... or eating more sugar and carbs," he said. "Certainly the immune system is also known not to function as well in hostile families. It's another way the family environment might impact oral health."

However, the study authors pointed out that their findings do not prove that toxic family behaviors cause poor oral health.

Dr. Jane Gillette, a dental researcher and dentist in private practice in Bozeman, Mont., said dentists could view poor oral health among their patients as a sign of a dysfunctional family dynamic.

"There are lots of ways we can intervene as health practitioners. We can recommend that families brush their teeth twice a day ... and eat healthy foods and floss," said Gillette, who is also a spokeswoman for the American Dental Association.

"But if you understand the family dynamic going on that might also be giving parents or children poor oral health, you can intervene that way, too," she added, "and connect them with appropriate resources in the community."

Lorber agreed.

"Dentists are kind of an underutilized point of contact for people, because a lot of people go to their dentists pretty regularly," Lorber said. "They're in a position to screen for a lot of things that might not otherwise get caught. We actually envision a future where a dentist would ask those kinds of questions."

SOURCES: Michael Lorber, Ph.D., director, developmental research, Family Translational Research Group, College of Dentistry, New York University, New York City; Jane Gillette, D.D.S., spokesperson, American Dental Association, Bozeman, Mont.; Sept. 2014, Journal of the American Dental Association

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New Ergonomic Hygiene Handpiece Designed for Optimum Comfort

Posted on September 12, 2014

Earth City, Mo., Sept. 12, 2014 – Designed to fit the contours of the hygienist’s hand, the new Young Hygiene Handpiece delivers the ergonomic comfort and control clinicians need during polishing.

The first hygiene handpiece ever made by Young Dental is designed with a unique contra-angled connector, which attaches the handpiece to air tubing at a 45-degree angle. This angled connection is designed to help reduce cord drag aggravation and to make the handpiece feel lighter.

Unlike straight-bodied handpieces, the Young Hygiene Handpiece is constructed with a Reverse Radius™ silhouette that’s curved to fit comfortably in the dental hygienist’s hand for a smooth, ergonomic performance. The handpiece’s engraved matte grip rotates 360˚, which is designed to help reduce the need to shift the wrist as often during polishing.

“I loved your handpiece for its comfort! The reverse radius nestled in my hand, but most of all, the curved hose attachment and swivel made my wrist feel so much better. What a great design,” said Denise Crowell, RDH, who tested the new handpiece. “The Midwest doesn't have the curved hose attachment – only the swivel, which causes fatigue. The grip was also superior and I didn't need to use as much tension.”

The handpiece is designed for optimal performance when used with Young Dental disposable prophy angles, so clinicians can get the most out of their polishing routines. Each handpiece comes with samples of our newest and most compact disposable prophy angle, Vera by Young™.

When it comes to care and maintenance, the Young Hygiene Handpiece nosecone and motor easily detach into two parts for fast preparation and thorough sterilization. The handpiece is proudly made in the USA and is backed by a 2-year warranty with quality guaranteed.

Visit www.youngdental.com for more information about the new Young Hygiene Handpiece.







Holiday Prophy Paste in Time for the Season

Posted on September 11, 2014

Earth City, Mo., Sept. 11, 2014 –Young Dental is getting into the holiday spirit by offering three festive D-Lish Holiday Prophy Paste Assortment flavors – Sugar Cookie, Candy Cane and Hot Chocolate!

D-Lish Prophy Paste is Young Dental’s pumice-based formula designed to improve stain removal without messy splatter. This gluten-free paste is great for patients of any age. D-Lish Holiday Prophy Paste contains 1.23% fluoride and xylitol, and is available in a flavor assortment in coarse grit only.

This is the third holiday season that Young™ has offered D-Lish Holiday Prophy Paste, and it has become a holiday staple! These seasonal holiday-themed flavors will be available starting in October and will be sold through December 30, 2014.

Samples will be available on our website at www.youngdental.com. 







Just Cure It! in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on September 3, 2014

Amherst, NY (September 2014)…Ivoclar Vivadent announces that for the second year, $100 will be donated to breast cancer research for each pink Bluephase® Style curing light sold during the month of October. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ivoclar Vivadent employees will also be supporting the cause by participating in the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure.

“Our award-winning Bluephase® LED curing lights provide a great resource for dental practices, and we at Ivoclar Vivadent believe that donating a portion of the proceeds to Breast Cancer Research provides a great resource for finding a cure,” said Danny Forcucci, Marketing Manger for Bluephase® Curing Lights. “Now you can help us make a contribution toward Breast Cancer Research with the purchase of a pink Bluephase® Style light in the month of October.”

With Polywave™ technology, the Bluephase® Style LED curing light is the latest advancement in dental curing lights that efficiently cures all dental materials. Specially designed for easy access to posterior teeth, the Bluephase® Style can be used cordless or corded. Its slim design and intuitive two-button operation is lightweight and very small, making it the ideal curing light for any treatment.

According to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, approximately one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their lifetime. With more than 230,000 new cases each year, breast cancer is a serious and aggressive disease. By funding research, advances in diagnosis and treatment are possible. For more information, contact the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health at www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/breast, or by phone at 1-800-4-cancer.







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