This portable, microcomputer-controlled apex locator RomiApex A-15 is a modern device engineered for precise apex localization during root canal treatment. It possesses precision measurements to 0.25 mm in all conditions. The portable unit provides graphic display and audio where the current position of the endo file is reflected. Features include the root wizard tracking algorithm, the root zoom, virtual apex predetermined point, a built-in self-test and protection, fully automatic, and auto shutdown. The set includes the (1) RomiApex A-15 apex locator unit, (2) cradle, (3) AAA battery, (4) measuring cable, (5) file clips, (6) lip clips, (7) touch probe, (8) and user manual. It has a 2-year manufacturer warranty. For more information, call (800) 454-9244, visit dentcorp.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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-D 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.



The award-winning DentiMax digital x-ray sensors produce phenomenally clear images. To accomplish this, the sensors use the latest CMOS active pixel chip and a profession-leading high-sensitivity scintillator with built-in circuit board. And, with a width of just 5.5 mm, the sensors are the thinnest CMOS sensors on the market. Add in extreme, rounded corners with smooth edges, and you have the ideal sensor for patient comfort. In addition, the DentiMax digital sensor system is an open system that allows you to capture images from virtually all digital panoramic x-ray machines, intraoral cameras, and flatbed scanners. Also, DentiMax’s imaging software integrates with almost all practice management systems. For more information, call (800) 704-8494 or dentimax.com.



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 easy to use, and it also includes an optional footpedal to relieve hand fatigue. It features 3W of continuous output and 5W of peak pulse output at an 808-nm wavelength as well as convenient disposable tips that don’t require stripping or cleaving of fiber. It also contains an internal lithium-ion battery that allows for up to 40 minutes of continuous operation at full power. This permits the clinician to move between operatives and experience the benefits of portable laser technology. For more information, call (800) 445-0345 or visit the Web site denmat.com.



Midwest Stylus ATC is the highest-rated (based on several studies), fastest-growing handpiece in the nation (based on SDM data). It solves 2 longstanding challenges facing dentists: (1) load-based variations in speed that can cause stalling and (2) bur deflection and chatter that occur at high speeds, which can affect accuracy and precision. The 2 features that do this are speed-sensing intelligence (SSI) and superior turbine suspension (STS). SSI automatically optimizes power for constant speed under load. STS allows the handpiece to operate at high speeds under load with no noticeable bur deflection or chatter. The combined result is improved cutting performance. Numerous publications and reviewers have said it’s the best handpiece available. For more information, call (800) 989-8825 or visit stylusatc.com.


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The PrepStart H2O hydro-abrasion unit sprays a conical jet of warm water around the abrasive stream to capture virtually all dust. Air-abrasion is now almost totally dust-free. The warm water, which further improves patient comfort, starts and stops instantly with air/abrasive flow. Utilizing the H2O, practitioners can treat patients without injections, treat most conservatively, and treat on diagnosis. It is also available as an accessory for PrepStart units already on the market. With a screwdriver, it can be retrofitted to other models of PrepStarts in less than 15 minutes. For more information, call (800) 827-7940.



Invented by NYU graduate Dr. Steven G. Goldberg, the patented, award-winning DentalVibe uses microprocessor-controlled vibrapulse technology to send soothing pulsations deep into the oral mucosa. This stimulation is picked up by the submucosal nerve endings, sending a message to the brain, effectively closing the pain gate. This allows for the comfortable administration of intraoral injections. Adults and children are reporting painless injections, and a listing on DentalVibe's dentist locator allows new patients to easily find you. Cordless and easily affordable, DentalVibe is currently used by thousands of dentists in the United States and in more than 25 countries. For more information, call (877) 503-VIBE (8423) or visit dentalvibe.com.



The 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 a uniquely designed USB connector fits into a standard delivery unit. The 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 a relationship with its doctor/owners, not the end. There is a 2-year parts and labor warranty on all camera models, and 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. It 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 one of the most complete LED curing lights 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 Funky 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. The 6-piece Funky Tool set includes a cutting table, cutting guide, heating pan, chimney unit adapter, and pressing lid. For more information, call (800) 833-8733 or visit essix.com.



An alternative to halogen-based operatory lights, the EverLight LED operatory light provides color-corrected lighting, precise light pattern, and energy-efficient features. DentalEZ is the first company in the United States to design an operatory light with 100% true direct LED technology that remains at a consistent, cool temperature. It provides extremely precise lighting and is equipped with 9 color temperature/intensity settings to meet all operative needs, including more focused, shadow-free, color-corrected lighting. Its natural daylight illumination mode provides clearer oral cavity visibility and extremely precise shade matching. The LED EverLight provides energy-efficient features simply not possible using traditional halogen lighting. It encompasses a long life of more than 30,000 hours, 10 times longer than halogen, reducing the need for regular replacement of light bulbs. Dental professionals will enjoy substantial savings on monthly energy expenses as the everLight uses less than 35W of energy—70% less than halogen-based systems. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO or visit dentalez.com.



The VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment System is one of the most powerful tools available for assisting in the discovery of oral abnormalities. It features updated optics technology, a unique cordless design, and affordable pricing that now make it easier than ever for dental practices to detect oral cancer and other forms of oral disease. The device shines a blue light into the oral cavity and excites natural tissue fluorescence. When viewed by the clinician through the its patented filters, abnormal tissue typically appears as an irregular, dark area that stands out against the otherwise normal, green fluorescent pattern of surrounding healthy tissue. Exams take only a few minutes and are completely free of any pain or inconvenience for patients. The VELscope Vx empowers clinicians to see better and provide a higher standard of care for their patients. For more information, call (888) 541-4614 or visit velscope.com.



Designed for rotary and reciprocation instruments, the 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 setting 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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