New bracket systems, case-acceptance software, and adhesives
Den-Mat offers the Audition™, a removable prosthetic smile that allows patients to evaluate a trial of their new and improved smiles before committing to Lumineers® by Cerinate®. The Audition can be inserted during a consultation and given to patients to try on their own at home so they can witness the reactions of friends and family. The Audition smile also is useful in the diagnosis process. It allows the practitioner to evaluate a patient’s occlusion, tooth sizes, shapes, pronunciation, and overall appearance.
For more information, contact Den-Mat Corp, 2727 Skyway Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455; (800) 445-0345; www.denmat.com.
EI, Hu-Friedy’s new division, offers the EI DownPak Cordless Obturation Device with 3D Precision™ Technology that uses heat and vibration to soften, compact, and disperse obturation filling materials. The results are 3D coronal and apical seals for the reduction of post-root canal therapy complications such as pain and infection. DownPak is cordless and uses a wide variety of tips, including steel, ultrasoft, and NiTi designs. It may be used for softening and spreading root canal filling material laterally and vertically; compacting root canal filling material using vibration and heat, separately or in combination; cutting points (cones) of root canal filling materials; and cutting plastic obturator handles. Each DownPak obturation device package contains a handpiece, a charging base, an A/C power adapter, a multilanguage device manual, an instructional CD-ROM, and technique and setup guides.
For more information, contact EI, 3232 N Rockwell, Chicago, IL 60618-5935; (800) EIENDO1; www.endoingenuity.com.
Great Lakes Orthodontics offers the Odyssey® 3Watt Diode Laser for soft-tissue applications and preventive care. The Odyssey 3Watt, manufactured by Ivoclar Vivadent, is a compact and portable laser engineered with a 810 ±20-nm wavelength. The laser exposes the surface of unerupted or partially erupted target teeth to facilitate early bracket placement, reducing treatment time. It is also effective for correcting gingival hyperplasia, according to the company. Hemostasis alleviates lesions associated with traditional soft-tissue modification. The laser also may be used for crown exposure, gingival troughing for impression making, apthous ulcer treatment, and frenectomies.
For more information, contact Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd, PO Box 5111, Tonawanda, NY 14151-5111; (800) 828-7626; www.greatlakesortho.com.
LeoneAmerica offers the Extremo® No-Nickel Bracket, which is biocompatible due to a very insignificant nickel content (<0.09%) and the total absence of chromium. The bracket is CAD designed to get anatomical forms and MIM-molded in a single piece, without soldering points. The absence of soldering points avoids the release of metallic ions that may cause allergic reactions. Extremo is made with MIM technology, guaranteeing a high-precision, smooth finish with rounded edges for patient comfort. Extremo’s anatomical base with a microetched retentive surface ensures a bond with any type of adhesive. Extremo features the FDI numbering system (pictured) that provides immediate identification.
For more information, contact LeoneAmerica, 501 W Van Buren, Suite S, Avondale, AZ 85353; (800) 242-9986; www.americantooth.com.
ACCEPTx introduces ACCEPTx 1.2, orthodontic case-acceptance software that allows practices to instantly calculate and present fee options to patients, eliminating improperly calculated fee schedules. The software features an automatic log-in that remembers each user’s user name and password; a faster, more streamlined import of patient information from the practice-management system to ACCEPTx; a quick-access feature that allows users to easily and quickly retrieve informed consent and contract forms; flexibility and customization in payment-choice options; and a remote support tool that diagnoses problems and resolves issues. The software complements most practice-management systems and allows staff to quickly populate customizable, prebuilt reports during the initial exam process, ensuring that patients are charged fairly and the practice is compensated properly.
For more information, contact ACCEPTx LLC, 5594 S Fort Apache Rd, Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV 89148; (866) 222-3789; www.acceptx.com.
Pulpdent offers Flecta disposable mirrors packaged in boxes of 100 for easy inventory and storage. Flecta mirrors allow the clinician to use a new, scratch-free mirror for every patient. The mirror has an elongated shape with 40% greater viewing surface. Its lightweight handle reduces stress and fatigue. Its ergonomic shape makes it easy to position the mirror and view along the gum line. The mirror is double-sided and features a backside light reflector. A pull tab allows the clinician to easily remove the layer of protective film that covers the mirror surface. Giving the mirror to the patient for home use after the procedure helps reinforce good hygiene technique.
For more information, contact Pulpdent Corp, 80 Oakland St, Watertown, MA 02471-0780; (800) 343-4342; www.pulpdent.com.
StaiNo® offers a custom-printed “matchbox” that holds two Floss ‘n Toss® whitening flossers. Floss ‘n Toss are individually wrapped, single-use, one-handed flossers. They are available in waxed or mint waxed versions, in matchboxes, or in 144-piece professional dispenser boxes. All StaiNo products feature a patented advanced stain-removal technology, clinically proven to remove common stains, according to the company. Floss ‘n Toss removes food particles and plaque between teeth, and helps prevent gum disease.
For more information, contact StaiNo LLC, 11617 State Route 97, Long Eddy, NY 12760; (866) 478-2466; www.StaiNo.com.
J. Morita offers Excel Bond LC, a self-etching bonding system that is designed to bond composites and compomers to enamel and dentin. The system contains two components that are mixed together and applied in a single step. Etching, priming, and bonding are accomplished in one application. Any type of light—LED, halogen, or plasma—can be used to cure Excel Bond LC. Since etching is not required, postoperative sensitivity is reduced, according to the company.
For more information, contact J. Morita USA Inc, 9 Mason, Irvine, CA 92618; (888) JMORITA; www.jmoritausa.com.
DentalEZ® Group offers lubricated versions of its high-speed StarDental® brand Solara® (pictured) and 430® Series handpieces. The Solara and 430 Lubricated Series feature the StarDental-patented ceramic ball bearing turbines and an elliptical shape that offers a secure tactile grip. The handpiece is 40% lighter than other handpieces in its class, according to the company. The solid-titanium bodies of Solara handpieces are durable to resist dents and corrosion, and to withstand multiple autoclaves. The bifurcated, cellular glass rod fiber optic comes with a 5-year warranty. The high power of the 430 Series allows fast and precise removal of tooth surface and amalgam. A low noise level reduces the possibility of auditory damage while reducing patient anxiety. 430 Series handpieces may be autoclaved at 121°C or 135°C. The company offers a 2-year warranty for Solara and 430 Series handpieces and a 1-year warranty for the LubeFree versions.
For more information, contact DentalEZ Group, Valleybrooke Corporate Center, 101 Lindenwood Dr, Suite 225, Malvern, PA 19355; (866) DTE-INFO; www.dentalez.com.
Digital Panoramic Unit
Schick Technologies offers the CDRPanX-C digital panoramic unit. The cephalometric imaging system features a single-shot technology that reduces blurring while rendering images. The CDRPanX-C also features extensive vertical travel, three cephalometric imaging modes, and eight panoramic imaging modes with three laser-alignment beams. The system uses Schick’s CDR and CDRWireless sensors.
For more information, contact Schick Technologies, 30-00 47th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101; (718) 937-5765; www.schicktech.com.
Case Dental and Medical Supply introduces SquirtBrush, an interdental brush that irrigates between teeth, in gum areas, and around orthodontic brackets. SquirtBrush eliminates the traditional dipping of the brush into a mouth rinse. Any type of antiseptic rinse may be used based on a recommendation from an orthodontist. Replacement cylindrical and tapered brush heads with coated metal cores are available in several sizes ranging from 2 mm to 6 mm.
For more information, contact Case Dental and Medical Supply Inc, PO Box 9487, Brea, CA 92821; (909) 598-0958; www.cdmsupply.com.
Sirona Dental Systems has integrated CEREC technology into its C8+ treatment center to increase workflow and reduce patient chairtime. Incorporating CEREC technology into the C8+ combines the clinical benefits of the CEREC system with the flexibility, control, and ergonomics of the C8+. Practitioners who use CEREC Chairline no longer require a separate mobile CEREC unit. The cables are seamlessly integrated within the C8+ treatment center to reduce clutter. The ergonomic placement of the CEREC camera ensures that it is always within reach and easily captures an impression regardless of the patient’s position. Orthodontists can acquire images by using the dual-function foot-switch option on the C8+ foot control.
For more information, contact Sirona Dental Systems LLC, 4835 Sirona Dr, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28273; (800) 659-5977; www.sirona.com.
Water Pik offers the Sensonic® Professional Toothbrush (SR-1000), an addition to the personal oral care line of power products. The toothbrush has a 25% faster bristle speed than other sonic toothbrushes and is clinically proven to be effective in reducing plaque, according to the company. The toothbrush features two extrasoft brush heads and one interdental brush along with a recharge indicator light, a 2-minute timer, a 30-second interval timer, and two brush speeds for customized brushing.
For more information, contact Water Pik Inc, 1730 E Prospect Rd, Fort Collins, CO 80553; (800) 525-2020; www.professional.waterpik.com.
Sunstar Americas introduces Go-Betweens® Ultra, the latest addition to its GUM® Go-Betweens® family of products. With a push of the lever, the pivot head of the Go-Betweens Ultra pivots from a straight position to a 90° angle to provide interdental access to anterior and posterior teeth to remove plaque and food particles. Go-Betweens Ultra may be used by patients who dislike flossing, as an adjunct to flossing, for on-the-go interdental cleaning, or by patients with gingivitis/interproximal inflammation. The ergonomically shaped handle provides a comfortable grip for better control and easy maneuverability. Go Between Ultra is available in three sizes: extrafine (with thinner wire and a small cylindrical shape designed to fit into interdental spaces as small as 0.7 mm), cylindrical (designed to fit into interdental spaces as small as 0.8 mm), and tapered (which fits into spaces as small as 1.2 mm).
For more information, contact Sunstar Americas Inc, 4635 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60630; (800) 528-8537; www.sunstaramericas.com.
Masel Enterprises is now an authorized distributor for GC America’s complete line of Fuji Ortho adhesives and band cements. Kits available include the Fuji Ortho LC, Fuji Ortho Light-Cure, and Fuji Ortho Band Paste Pak (pictured).
For more information, contact Masel Enterprises, 2701 Bartram Rd, Bristol, PA 19007; (800) 423-8227; www.maselortho.com.
Honeysuckle Creations introduces the Passport Rewards™ system, a patient incentive program. No more guessing about how to get what you want from your patients—the system does it all for you, according to the company.
For more information, contact Honeysuckle Creations, 4880 E Water St, Urbana, OH 43078; (800) 487-9325; www.orthoclub.com.
The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) offers its training tool, If Saliva Were Red, on DVD. The program teaches proper infection-control technique through a graphic filmed demonstration in which the patient’s “saliva” contains red dye so that droplets, spray, and cross-contaminated surfaces can clearly be seen. The 8-minute program contains three filmed versions of the same dental procedure. For instructional purposes, the first two versions show the dental team making errors in proper infection-control technique. Viewers have an opportunity to spot the errors as part of the learning process. Finally, the procedure is filmed with the dental team using proper barrier protection.
For more information, contact OSAP, PO Box 6297, Annapolis, MD 21401; (800) 298-OSAP; www.osap.org.
Mydent International introduces Defend high-performance mixing tips that are suitable for all HP-style 50-ml impression-material cartridges. The tips ensure a constant mix and eject an even flow of mixed materials. The tips are available in teal/green (6.5 mm), yellow (4.2 mm), pink (5.4 mm), and purple (7.5 mm). All varieties are packed 48 tips per bag, 10 bags per case.
For more information, contact Mydent International, 80 Suffolk Court, Hauppauge, NY 11788; (800) 275-0020; www.defend.com.