The E4D Dentist system defines an ultramodern standard for chairside CAD/CAM systems, combining laser scanning, DentaLogic design, and precision milling to produce inlays, onlays, full crowns, and veneers. The E4D Design Center, powered by DentaLogic 2.0 software, guides the operator from scanning to milling. The graphical interface, familiar workflow, and dentist-designed tools have the ability to complete up to 16 units simultaneously. E4D's high-speed laser scanner takes a digital impression of the preparation and neighboring teeth to create a 3-dimensional image without the use of contrast agents, while Rapid Scan allows automatic capture of digital images at the operator's preferred speed. Smart Scan Technology provides powder-free laser capture of hard and soft tissue, impressions, or models, automatically providing feedback to the operator prior to each scan so detail and accuracy are optimized, less time is spent scanning, and movement is minimized. For more information, call (800) 645-6594 or visit d4dtech.com.


DIGITAL CLINICAL WORKSTATION - Denterprise International

DOT is the ultimate handheld clinical workstation you have been waiting for. This attractive, rugged, wireless medical grade tablet PC is the best fit for your operatories, requiring minimum maintenance. Unlike laptops and consumer grade tablets, DOT is spill-, shock-, and drop-proof from a height of 3 ft. It is alcohol and disinfectant resistant, which means there's no cross contamination. It offers direct connectivity to the QuickRay Direct USB sensor and the QuickCam Direct USB intraoral camera, thereby fulfilling all of your imaging needs. For more information, call (800) 323-2690.



The Dream Sensor is a boxless sensor that represents the latest in CMOS digital radiography. Having received an "excellent—good" rating in image quality from the Gordon J. Christensen CLINICIANS REPORT, the quality of the x-ray images are among the best in the profession. And at just 5.5-mm thick, this sensor is thinner than every other major sensor brand and comes with extreme rounded corners to guarantee patient comfort. In addition, the DentiMax sensor is compatible with the latest 64-bit version of Windows 7 and bridges to virtually every practice management system—making the DentiMax sensor a universal sensor. With a cost at literally a fraction of the other sensors, the DentiMax sensor is priced right. For more information, call (800) 704-8494, visit the Web site dentimax.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



The Sapphire portable diode laser is the ideal laser for both a first-time user as well as an adjunct workhorse for the seasoned dental laser practice. Clinicians can perform multiple procedures with minimally invasive precise incisions, while eliminating bleeding at the site and accelerating healing time. Finger-touch control makes the Sapphire Plus easy to use, with an optional footpedal. It features 3W of continuous output and 5W of peak pulse output at an 808-nm wavelength, as well as convenient disposable tips. For more information, call (800) 445-0345 or visit denmat.com.


DIODE LASER - Discus Dental

The SL3 desktop laser has best-in-class portability, convenience, and value. It integrates many award-winning features of NV Microlaser, including disposable fiber-tips, battery operation, and wireless foot pedal activation into a desktop laser package at a truly affordable price. This diode laser is also equipped with voice confirmation, a full-color LCD touchscreen, and comes with 18 preset procedures for both general dentists and orthodontists. Now you don't have to sacrifice quality and features to save money. SL3 gives you advanced convenience features at an entry-level price. It now comes with a new and improved unifiber system that is stronger and more durable than ever before. For more information, call (800) 217-8822 or visit philipsdiscusdental.com.



The MIDWEST STYLUS ATC handpiece features Speed-Sensing Intelligence and Superior Turbine Suspension, technologies that solve 2 longstanding challenges facing dentists: load-based variations in speed that can cause stalling and bur deflection and chattering that occurs at high speeds and can affect accuracy and precision. Speed-Sensing Intelligence automatically optimizes the delivery of power, under load, to provide smooth, consistent cutting speeds for unmatched efficiency and fastest removal of material. It maintains the speed regardless of the load. Its Superior Turbine Suspension allows the handpiece to operate at high speeds, under load, with no noticeable bur deflection or chattering. This provides outstanding control. No handpiece on the market addresses these challenges so effectively. The result is a cutting experience that is smoother and more effortless, efficient, and powerful than any other handpiece being offered today. For more information, call (800) 989-8825 or visit stylusatc.com.



The new DentalVibe Gen II features many advances over the previous model. It has twice the power, increasing the amplitude at the vibrating tip. This leads to greater sensory nerve stimulation, enhancing the pain blocking effect. Proprietary VibraPulse technology stimulates the sensory nerves at the injection site—effectively closing the neural path gate, thereby blocking the pain of injections. Its new white tip increases visibility within the oral cavity, as does the superbright LED illumination that provides optimal illumination. The addition of many microfilaments further stimulates the oral mucosa, offering a greater vibrational stimulation. It has a technical addition to the motherboard that provides an increase in voltage, increasing the power output, as the tip is retracting the lip or cheek. It is cordless and handheld, with strategically placed finger grips. It weighs less than 3 oz and delivers soothing, pulsed percussive microoscillations to the injection site. For more information, call (877) 503VIBE (8423) or visit dentalvibe.com.



The Digital Doc IRIS USB intraoral camera is a precision optical instrument with features like the positive stop 5-point focus wheel, so you always get the picture and focus you want and the uniquely designed USB connector that fits in a standard delivery unit. The IRIS elegantly streamlined handpiece with dual-capture buttons has a much smaller, specially designed soft tip with brilliant 8-point LED lighting and Sony's Hi-Resolution CCD to combine for the finest picture quality. Providing a camera is the beginning of the relationship with doctors, not the end. There's a 2-year parts and labor warranty on all camera models. Digital Doc's award-winning customer service is the cornerstone to a successful relationship with users. For more information, call (800) 518-1102 or visit digi-doc.com.



The SmartLite Max LED curing light has all of the features of an LED curing light you are looking for, providing confidence in all your light-cured restorations. This light combines 2 LEDs in the tip to provide multiple-wavelength output for stress-free curing confidence. It features cordless or corded operation—if you run out of battery during a procedure, plug the power cord into the handpiece and continue working. The SmartLite Max LED curing light also provides 4 different output modes, including standard, ramp, boost, and pulse. With these features, as well as a large curing area, sealed construction, a built-in radiometer, and a unique lens to provide better curing over distances, the SmartLite Max LED curing light is the most complete LED curing light on the market today. For more information, call (800) 532-2855 or visit smartlitemax.com.



The Funky Tool lets practices create custom-colored sports mouthguards and removable appliances right in their offices. Attached to the Dreve Drufomat Scan thermoforming machine, the tool allows patients to express their individuality by selecting their favorite colors, the colors of local sports teams, or even their school colors. These standout devices are natural conversation starters that generate peer envy, patient buzz, and word-of-mouth referrals. For more information, call (800) 883-8733.



An alternative to halogen-based operatory lights, the everLight LED operatory light provides color-corrected lighting, precise light pattern, and energy-efficient features that are simply not possible using traditional halogen lighting. It encompasses a long life of 30,000-plus hours, 10 times longer than halogen, reducing the need for regular replacement of light bulbs. Users will enjoy substantial savings on monthly energy expenses since it uses less than 35W of energy, 70% less than halogen-based systems. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO or visit dentalez.com.



Designed for rotary and reciprocation instruments, the new e3 torque control motor offers quiet operation, and its large, clear, easy-to-read display is preprogrammed for the WaveOne reciprocating file as well as all other DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties' file settings, including (but not limited to) ProFile Vortex, ProTaper Universal, and PathFile plus 15 other programmable settings. It operates on battery or AC power and in rotary mode offers speed settings from 250 to 1,000 rpm, torque settings from 20 to 410 g-cm, and auto-stop, reverse, and forward. A 6:1 contra-angle (e-type) is included with the unit. For more information, call (800) 662-1202 or visit tulsadentalspecialties.com.


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