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Dental Water Jet

Waterpik Technologies offers the Dental Water Jet, which delivers 55–90 pounds per square inch of water pressure and 1,200 pulsations per minute to reach interproximally and subgingivally. When combined with tooth brushing, the Water Jet is an effective alternative to traditional dental flossing for reducing bleeding, gingival inflammation, and plaque. The Water Jet also benefits patients with good oral hygiene. Complimentary patient-education brochures, which include a $5 rebate, are available.

For more information, contact Waterpik Technologies, 1730 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80553-0001; (800) 525-2020; www.professional.waterpik.com.

Dental Adhesive

ClassOne Orthodontics introduces Tiger Bond Light Cure Band Cement, from the new Jungle line of adhesives. The dental adhesive is a medium-viscosity composite light cure band cement that saves time at chairside, according to the company. Also according to the company, the cement is easy to use and clean up, and it does not have an unpleasant taste. Its syringe design provides easy and accurate delivery.

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

Heat-Activated Archwires

Ortho Organizers offers Bio-Kinetix™ Nitanium® Reverse Curve of Spee Archwires made from thermally activated nitanium. The wires react to the heat in a patient’s mouth and exert a low, gentle force to return to the preprogrammed shape. The wires can be easily engaged into brackets even when severe steps and rotations are present in the occlusion. Orthodontists can also introduce occlusal-plane correction earlier in treatment. The wires are available in packs of 10 in upper and lower arch sizes .016, .016 x .022, and .017 x .025.

For more information, contact Ortho Organizers, 1619 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078; (800) 888-7244; www.orthoorganizers.com.

Air-Purification System

Lester A. Dine offers the Bio-Net Air PurifierTM, which is laboratory tested and listed by the FDA as a Class II medical device. As air passes through the Bionet’s patented EGFTM (enhanced germicidal filtration) germ-killing zone, more than 99% of viruses, 98%–100% of bacteria, and 94%–100% of mold and fungi are removed. The EGF technology in the Bionet System applies a high-energy electrical field within a sealed filter compartment to kill microorganisms. The EGF Filter offers four times the particle-holding capacity of similar HEPA filters and contains dual carbon/zeolite prefilters, which are designed to reduce chemicals and outgassing. The system is portable and features decibel levels as low as 46 and as high as 58.

For more information, contact Lester A. Dine Inc, PGA Commerce Park, 351 Hiatt Dr, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418; (800) 624-9103; www.dinecorp.com.

Impression Trays

Ortho Specialties introduces ImageTray™ Disposable Impression Trays. ImageTray’s rigid design reduces the chance of impression distortion due to flexing of the tray. The colorful trays are number- and color-coded. The perforated, textured inner surface of the tray, coupled with a rim-lock design, encourage alginate retention. ImageTray is available in small, medium, and large, upper and lower full-arch impression trays, as well as upper and lower quadrant and anterior trays. The trays are available in packages of 20 individual sizes or an introductory kit, which contains a total of 60 trays—10 of each full-arch tray size.

For more information, contact Ortho Specialties, 7707 W 99th St, Hickory Hills, IL 60457; (800) 637-1237; www.orthospecialties.com.