On the Market

Ceramic Bearing High-Speed Handpiece

Lares Research, Chico, Calif, introduces the UltraLite CX, a ceramic bearing MULTIflex®-compatible high-speed handpiece. The handpiece requires no lubrication. Two head sizes are available: compact (model 557) and full size (model 757). The UltraLite CX features the Debris-Shield™ Bearing Shield System to minimize debris accumulation in the bearings. Lares handpieces feature an integrated fiber-optic handpiece lighting system. The UltraLite CX Handpiece offers 360 degrees of swivel and push-button bur changing.

Lares Research
(888) 333-8440

Disinfecting Wipes

Mydent International, Hauppauge, NY, offers DEFEND® + PLUS disinfecting, deodorizing, and cleaning wipes with broad-spectrum disinfection. DEFEND + PLUS wipes contain a stable, low-pH formulated disinfectant and deodorant for use on hard, nonporous surfaces where control of cross-contamination is required. They are nontoxic, nonallergenic, and provide a residual effect on treated surfaces.

The wipes contain a dual-chain quaternary ammonium/alcohol formula that, according to the company, has proven effective against Staphylococcus aureus, Trichophyton mentagrophytes (athlete’s foot fungus), Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella choleraesuis, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli 0157:H 7, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE), Herpes simplex virus 2 (genital Herpes virus), Influenza A (A2 Japan), and HIV-1 (AIDS virus), all at 5 minutes. The wipes are effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, HBV, and HCV in 2 minutes.

Through December 31, 2009, customers who buy 12 canisters will receive a $10 Target gift card.

Mydent International
(800) 275-0020

Fog-Free Intraoral Mirror Kit

CliniPix Inc, Wellington, Fla, offers a fog-free intraoral mirror kit. The kit includes a lithium rechargeable battery, a dual-function power recharging cord, and one adult occlusal mirror plate. The mirror weighs 3.75 ounces and features micro fan technology to remove fog and LED lights to illuminate the oral cavity. The handle contains a rechargeable lithium battery. The stainless steel mirror can be removed for sterilization, and spare mirror plates and additional mirror shapes are available.

CliniPix Inc
(866) 254-6749


OrthoEssentials, Southampton, Pa, introduces the Imperial line of orthodontic instruments. The Imperial instruments are manufactured from stainless steel, and the inserted tip is produced from a molybdenum alloy. According to the company, the instruments are corrosion-resistant and will hold up under all methods of sterilization without losing their cutting or bending edges.

(866) 517 3257

Web Site

Pulpdent Corp, Watertown, Mass, has launched a new Web site that offers clinical information and case studies, as well as in-depth information about Pulpdent’s products for dental professionals. The Pulpdent Web site includes articles and other educational content, news and event updates, and product information. Product pages include a product overview, instructions for use, MSDS sheet, and in many cases, related articles and studies, frequently asked questions, and illustrated step-by-step clinical procedure instructions. Visitors to the Web site can sign up to receive the free Pulpdent informational e-newsletter and access an archive of past newsletters.

Pulpdent Corp
(800) 343-4342

Disposable Loupe Sweatbands

Disposable Loupe Sweatbands from Vision USA, Cherry Hill, NJ, can be worn under any loupe or head light. The sweatbands are made of soft sanitized cellulose sponge to absorb perspiration. Each sweatband features a sewn elastic band 8 5/8 inches long and 1 3/4 inches wide. The sweatbands are sold in packages of 12 or 25.

Vision USA
(800) 257-5782