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Archwire

ClassOne Orthodontics introduces Regency Ultratherm Archwire, which is developed specifically for thermal arches. Manufactured from NiTi wire, it delivers consistent thermal performance and its resiliency provides more resistance. Regency Ultratherm is soft in the hand at room temperature to allow for easier ligation.

For more information, contact ClassOne Orthodontics, 5064 50th St, Lubbock, TX 79414; (800) 343-5291; www.classoneotho.com.

Digital Camera

Clinipix Inc introduces the Pentax *IST-DS Digital SLR Camera, which is small and lightweight and yields clear, high-resolution, color-accurate images. The camera features a viewfinder that accepts standard Pentax lenses and is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems. It also has a rear 20-inch screen for immediate viewing, reviewing, and enlarging. The camera uses digital memory cards and comes with a NiMH recharger, stainless steel mirror, retractors, and imaging/printing software.

For more information, contact Clinipix Inc, 11924 W Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 22, PMB #228, Wellington, FL 33414; (866) 254-6749; www.clinipix-on-line.com.

Gas Burner

Blazer Products offers the Table Top Gas Burner for dental and medical lab use, which features a Piezo electronic instant ignition system and an adjustable flame. The burner achieves a maximum flare temperature of 2,370°F and a continuous burn time of approximately 1 hour with a full tank. The burner also features a heavy base to prevent accidental tip-over. It is available in three models, including the GB 4101 with a wide brush flame, the GB 4102 with a strong-burning blue torch flame, and the GB 4103 with a tilted head and a strong blue torch flame.

For more information, contact Blazer Products Inc, 88-90 Allen Blvd, Farmingdale, NY 11735; (631) 694-5058; www.blazerproducts.com.

Glass Fiber Splints

G & H Wire Company offers Everstick Perio, which creates a strong and durable splint by incorporating 2,000 glass fiber strands bound together with a preimpregnated, light-cure- filled composite. The tacky and malleable fiber bundle can be positioned in the most ideal location to minimize occlusal interference yet ensure stability and longevity in a fixed bonded splint. Everstick Perio comes in twin packs, each containing a 12-cm strand.

For more information, contact G & H Wire Company, PO Box 248, Greenwood, IN 46142; (800) 526-1026; www.ghwire.com.

Product Catalog

Masel offers its 2005-2006 catalog of orthodontic products and services, which is available in English, Spanish, and Japanese. The catalog features Masel pliers, wires, elastomerics, brackets, mouthguards, lab products, and general supplies. It also introduces new products, including the 600 Series pliers, the Lombardi Bionator bite appliance, Precision-Safe film holders, and Therm-A-Form Ultra archwires.

For more information, contact Masel, 2701 Bartram Rd, Bristol, PA 19007; (800) 423-8227; www.maselortho.com.

Digital Imaging Center

Sirona Dental Systems offers Orthopos XGPlus, a digital imaging center with intuitive features and a practical design created to offer a simplified approach to advanced radiography. Orthopos reduces uncertainty and improves office efficiency by streamlining the availability and manipulation of patient images throughout the practice network.

For more information, contact Sirona Dental Systems, 4835 Sirona Dr, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28273; (800) 659-5977; www.sirona.com.

AnatomyGlass Objects

VenturaDesigns offers a collection of laser-etched, 3-D AnatomyGlass objects as rewards for patients and fellow doctors. A concentrated laser beam is programmed to penetrate the glass and create a miniature dot by etching the glass from the inside. Following a precise sequence, tens of thousands of imploded dots form an exquisite design. The laser leaves no marks or blemishes on the surface of the glass. Each glass is 3 x 1 7/8 x1 7/8 inches and weighs 1.2 pounds. As a bonus, each AnatomyGlass comes with a matching keychain at no extra charge.

For more information, contact VenturaDesigns, 13913 Flint Overland Park, KS 66221; (913) 239-8465; www.anatomy glass.com.

Web Site

American Business Card introduces an updated Web site at www.americanbusinesscard.com, which offers easy online ordering of its dental products and services through a convenient and user-friendly environment. For more than 14 years, American Business Card has been providing dental professionals worldwide with a complete line of patient communication products and marketing services to spur practice growth.

For more information, contact American Business Card, 8600 E Anderson Dr, Suite 301, Scottsdale, AZ 85255; (800) 555-2234; www.americanbusinesscard.com.

Imaging System

Niamtu Imaging Systems offers Version 8.0, which includes 3-D rotational imaging. The program allows the user to combine a frontal and profile view of the patient into a 3-D image that can be rotated in all dimensions. It also allows the user to make morphing changes to an anatomical unit. It offers improved video capture techniques to make professional videos of surgical procedures for presentations and marketing.

For more information, contact Niamtu Imaging Systems, 10230 Cherokee Rd, Richmond, VA 23235; (804) 320-2256; www.niamtuimaging.com.

Book

Success Essentials offers I Lost my Retainer, a heartwarming collection of true stories from patients, doctors, and parents compiled over 30 years. The hardcover, spiral-bound book contains funny, remarkable, and amusing stories for everyone to enjoy, with more than 50 pages worth of full-color illustrations.

For more information, contact Success Essentials, 9129 Lurline, Chatsworth, CA 91311; (800) 423-3270; www.appliancetherapy.com.

X-Ray Viewer

Image Marketing Corp introduces the LP204, a flat-panel x-ray viewer. The sealed front surface allows viewing of wet films, and at only 1-inch thick, the viewer can be used on a table, mounted on a wall, or attached to a chair. The two-lamp unit, which features edge-lit illumination with bright, florescent tubes, reflects light across an 8- x 15-inch viewing area. It features three standard film clips that hold periapicals, full-mouth, or panoramic films, and can be placed at a 60° angle using the desk stand. A 12-V power supply is included, and a full 1-year warranty is standard.

For more information, contact Image Marketing Corp, 1636 N 24th St, Mesa, AZ 85213; (800) 466-7032; www.image4u.com.

Titanium Suction Valves

ASI Medical Inc offers titanium suction valves that are precision machined for durability and ease of use. The side-access valve design virtually eliminates leaks and makes cleaning easy. The titanium finish withstands harsh disinfectants and irrigants, including bleach. The valves are fully autoclavable and have swivel disconnects at the base.

For more information, contact ASI Medical Inc, 14550 E Easter Ave, Englewood, CO 80112; (800) 566-9953; www.asimedical.net.

Lip Protector

Karwoski Dental offers a lip protector that allows orthodontic patients to blow a trumpet or play light contact sports without pain. The protector offers increased patient comfort, reduces lacerations, and helps reduce infections. It is easy to use and clean, and can be worn while sleeping.

For more information, contact Karwoski Dental, 418 Iron Hill St, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523; (800) 377-2655; tedkarwoski@aol.com.