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ANESTHESIA DELIVERY SYSTEM - Accutron

Used for the delivery of nitrous oxide, Accutron’s ClearView Single-Use Nasal Hood features a double hood design with a clear (transparent) outer hood and a brightly colored and lightly scented inner hood. Offering visual assurance to the clinician, condensation collects in the transparent outer hood when patients breathe through their nose. The soft inner hood creates a desirable nasal/facial seal, and the selection of colors and scents engage patients of all ages. Its low profile allows the clinician a better field of view and easier access to the mouth. Latex-free and individually wrapped, ClearView is available in a variety of scents and unscented gray. For more information, call (800) 531-2221 or go to accutron-inc.com.

 

CARIES DETECTION AID - Air Techniques

Named “Best of Class” 3 years in a row by the Pride Institute, Spectra is the only caries detection aid with both color and numerical displays to indicate the precise amount of decay. It uses fluorescence technology to enable reliable tooth-by-tooth detection of fissure caries and caries on smooth surfaces that are too small to be detected by an x-ray. Special light intensity LEDs project safe, high-energy, violet-blue light onto the tooth surface. This violet-blue light stimulates metabolites of cariogenic bacteria (called porphyrins) to appear red when viewed on a monitor, while healthy enamel fluoresces green. It can detect decay hidden between the margins of existing composite and amalgam restorations. Adding Spectra to routine procedures will help to avoid unnecessary excavation and boost case acceptance. It can effectively be used during the restorative phase to verify that all caries have been removed. For more information, call (800) AIR-TECH or visit airtechniques.com.

 

DIODE LASER - AMD LASERS

The Picasso represents a dramatic breakthrough in laser technology that has led to a remarkable breakthrough in price. With an unprecedented level of affordability, the multifunctional, soft-tissue diode laser offers comprehensive clinical results in surgical, periodontal therapy procedures, and bleaching. The Picasso’s innovative design, 7W of power, 8 programmable presets, color touchscreen, multilingual menu, option of disposable tip system or strippable fiber, wireless foot control, standard 2-year warranty and low annual operating cost make Picasso the one of the only complete laser solutions for dentists who want the flexibility to integrate laser technology throughout their practice. For more information, call (866) 999-2635 or visit amdlasers.com.

 

DISPOSABLE HANDPIECE - Azenic

Field-tested and expert-endorsed, the Azenic DHP disposable high-speed handpiece is the new standard of care in dentistry. Offering amazing power, torque, and cutting efficiency, you can use the low-cost DHP to tackle harsh reduction cases, crown preparations, and surgical procedures, protecting your expensive handpieces from costly wear and tear. Individually wrapped, single-patient-use, sterile, and disposable, with the powerful DHP on hand, you don't have to worry about busy days, equipment breakdowns, and emergency cases, assuring your practice and your bottom line stay on track. Better yet, the DHP is 100% recyclable and easy to order through authorized national dealers. For more information, call (888) 347-7576 or visit azenic.com.

 

ELECTRIC HANDPIECE - Aseptico

The AEU-5000 electric handpiece system converts your existing 4-hole connection to a powerful electric handpiece for high-speed, endo, low-speed, and many other dental applications. It is quieter and has more torque than your existing pneumatic highspeed. Features include the ability to use your existing rheostat foot control, digital torque control, a large back-lit display, and a 40,000-rpm electric micromotor with LED fiber-optic illumination. It is compatible with 1:5, 1:2, 1:1, 5:1, and 8:1 e-type handpieces. Five programmable presets per ratio can be enabled or disabled based on user preference. For more information, call (866) 244-2954, visit the Web site aseptico.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

HEARING PROTECTION SYSTEM - Audiology Solutions

Research has identified a link between the use of dental equipment and permanent, noise-induced hearing loss in dentistry. Hearing loss is considered the most common work-related injury and is 100% preventable. DentalEar is the only self-forming, high-fidelity hearing protection system designed specifically for dentists and dental professionals. It allows you to protect your hearing while still allowing for clear, natural communication between patients and staff. It utilizes a flat, 15-dB filtered system that keeps speech sounding exactly the same but reduces the sounds in the hazardous range to keep you safe. The patented medical stent technology is thermally activated to custom fit your ears each time it is inserted—no need for messy, time-consuming impressions of the ears. It’s comfortable enough to wear all day and offered with a risk-free trial period. For more information, call (800) 362-8153.

 

INTRAORAL CAMERA/CARIES DETECTION DEVICE - ACTEON North America

SOPRO LIFE is 2 products in one. It’s a high-end intraoral camera with excellent image quality that functions in 3 modes—portrait, intraoral, and macro—as well as a caries detection device. By depressing a single button, it switches its lighting from 4 white LEDs to 4 blue LEDs, utilizing autoflorescence technology and allowing the end user to see variations of the tooth’s dentin health. It can be used for detection of caries for both occlusal and interproximal areas, which are often missed by traditional x-rays. SOPRO LIFE is also designed to be used during the excavation process to help the dentist ensure that all diseased tissue is removed while preserving as much healthy tooth structure as possible. It is not software-dependent and is backward-compatible to all SOPRO docking stations. SOPRO LIFE is compatible with Windows 32 and 64 bit and Mac OS. For more information, call (800) 289-6367 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





 

OPERATORY LIGHT - A-dec

The award-winning A-dec LED dental light gives you outstanding illuminance, maneuverability, and low cost of ownership. You can reduce shadowing and improve contrast without eyestrain. You can see colors accurately for optimal tissue diagnosis and illuminate without curing. You will have the ability to gain greater control and positionability with 540° of spherical rotation. It features (1) three intensity settings (15,000 lux, 25,000 lux, and 30,000 lux) to provide the right amount of illumination for the task at hand, (2) a color-rendering index rating of more than 90 for accurate color representation, (3) a color temperature of 5,000K to provide daylight-simulated illumination, (4) a yellow cure-safe mode (at 25,000 lux) to inhibit curing of photo-initiated resins, (5) a barycentric pivot, and (6) quiet and trouble-free operation that uses 80% less energy than halogen lights. For more information, visit a-dec.com/led.

 

ORAL CANCER DETECTION DEVICE - AdDent

The Microlux Transillumi­nator is a multipurpose unit that provides a multitude of uses. By inserting the standard 2- or 3-mm light guide, the unit is a high-output transilluminator and caries detector. The light guides include (1) a 2- or 3-mm light guide for screening cracks, fractures, and subgingival calculus, (2) the illuminated mirror, (3) the DL light guide for oral cancer screening, (4) the endo lite to detect root fractures and interproximal decay, and (5) the illuminated Perio Probe in 3-, 5-, and 7-mm increments. All light guides can be autoclaved or sleeved. Transillumination helps to visualize crown fractures, caries, root canal orifice, and root fractures. It also aids in locating the orifices of a root canal and placing the light source on the buccal or lingual cervical region of the tooth. For more information, call (855) 211-3413 or visit addent.com.

 

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