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Category: Yankee Dental Meeting 2011

Snap Imaging Booth (video)

At the SNAP Imaging booth, we were shown software. This software can simulate tooth whitening, the replacement of missing teeth, and many other things. The goal is to create the perfect smile for the patient. The software enables the dentist to show the patient before and after pictures side by side. For more information, visit

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DentalEZ Group Booth

At the DentalEZ Group, we saw the EverLight, an LED operatory light. It has many advantages compared to the standard halogen light. The most noticeable to the patient may be the EverLight’s temperature, which is a cool white light whereas the standard halogen light is brighter and produces a significant amount of heat. Its life expectancy is approximately 30,000 hours or 10 times longer than a halogen light. Also, if an individual bulb blows out, it doesn’t hamper the system, nor does that individual bulb need to be replaced. It can wait until the entire lighting system is replaced.

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Sabra Dental Products Booth

At the Sabra Dental Products booth, there was the new Sabra Denta-Surge, which is a battery-powered implant/dental micromotor. The motor is designed for implants but can also work with a straight nose cone. It has a 4:1 reduction for portable prophies. The unit can be charged in a matter of minutes and will hold the charge for up to 3 hours of continuous usage. Its motors and cords are autoclavable. For more information, visit

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DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties booth (video)

At the DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties booth, we saw their new obturator oven, GuttaCore. It was created to heat endodontic obturators for use in root canal therapy. In the past, it was necessary to drill through plastic, which caused problems. Now, after heating, the dentist can just break the handle off, making the entire process easier. The obturator can be left in the oven for up to 90 seconds, at which point the heating element automatically switches off. For more information, visit

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ACTEON North America (video)

At the ACTEON North America, we saw the SOPROLIFE, which is an intraoral camera and a caries detection device. It detects the difference between carious lesions and healthy tissue. It is not dependent upon software. For more information, visit

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