Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 01 August 2007 00:00
MIS IMPLANTS TECHNOLOGIES
MIS Implants Technologies is currently the exclusive distributor of PerioChip (2.5-mg chlorhexidine gluconate) in the United States. PerioChip is a locally applied antimicrobial (LAA) indicated to reduce pocket depth as an adjunct to SRP or as part of a periodontal maintenance program. PerioChip is the only FDA-approved LAA that is nonantibiotic and bactericidal. Safe for repeat use, it is the only LAA supported by a published, long-term (2-year) clinical study. For more information, call MIS Implants Technologies at (866) PerioChip or visit the Web site periochip.com.
Oraqix is a needle-free dental local anesthetic approved by the FDA for use in adults who require localized anesthesia in periodontal pockets during scaling and/or root-planing procedures. It is ideal for adult patients who require localized anesthesia during SRP procedures and may be fearful of needle-injected anesthesia. A mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine, it is applied to periodontal pockets at room temperature as a liquid using a blunt tip applicator. For more information, call DENTSPLY Pharmaceutical at (800) 225-2787 or visit the Web site located at oraqix.com.
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg, is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root- planing procedures for reduction of pocket depths in patients with adult periodontitis. ARESTIN may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program that includes good oral hygiene, scaling, and root planing. For more information, call OraPharma at (866) 273-7846 or visit arestin.com.
OMNI PREVENTIVE CARE
Vanish 5% sodium fluoride white varnish safely delivers 22,600 ppm fluoride and contains xylitol. It takes just seconds to paint on and sets rapidly in the presence of saliva. It is ideal for treating sensitivity after scaling and root planing without the aesthetic problems associated with yellow-colored varnishes. Unit-dose packaging ensures convenience and dosage consistency. Vanish white varnish comes in cherry, melon, and mint flavors. Trial, clinic, and bulk-pack sizes are available.
Benefits of stannous fluoride are well documented. Perio-Med 0.63% stannous fluoride oral rinse concentrate aids in the prevention of dental decay, helps prevent gingivitis, helps control plaque bacteria, and builds increasing protection against painful tooth sensitivity. It has a 4-year shelf life and is alcohol-free. PerioMed oral rinse is available in mint, tropical fruit, and cinnamon flavors and comes in convenient 10-oz pump bottles.
With more than 20 years of clinical proof, PERIDEX oral rinse is known as the gold standard for chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinses. In May of this year, 3M ESPE announced that it had acquired the manufacturing and marketing rights to the PERIDEX brand. OMNI Preventive Care, a 3M ESPE company since 2006, has sold PERIDEX to dentists in the United States since 2000. PERIDEX oral rinse is the only chlrohexidine gluconate 0.12% oral rinse available in 4-oz, 16-oz, and 64-oz sizes.