17th Annual Midwinter Product Showcase

The Midwinter Product Showcase highlights products that will be featured at the Chicago Dental Society's 147th Midwinter Meeting. If you can't make it to the show, it's not a problem. Dentistry Today will be conducting a blog during the Midwinter Meeting. To stay up to date on the happenings, visit dentistrytoday.com/live-blog.


CEREC Software 4.0 represents a major re-engineering of the CEREC software platform. It derives the full potential of the CEREC AC Acquisition unit and its Bluecam imaging technology. CEREC Software 4.0's highly intuitive graphical user interface, coupled with multitooth simultaneous design, enables a new level of productivity and an easier transition to multitooth dentistry. For more information, visit cereconline.com.


FILES - SybronEndo

With SybronEndo's Twisted Files, endodontic procedures can be performed faster, safer, and with fewer files than other rotary Ni-Ti file systems. Efficient cutting files, they are highly flexible and very strong. SybronEndo's patented production process eliminates the microfractures found in ground files that cause file separation. Twisted Files are available in a variety of tapers, lengths, and tip sizes. For more information, call (800) 346-3636 or visit sybronendo.com.



BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus is an all-in-one flowable base, liner, and restorative approved for all classes. Mechanical properties rival leading composites. It has stackable handling that actually stays where you put it. Self-leveling consistency reduces voids and simplifies polishing. Sustained fluoride release and recharge is ideal for high caries index patients. For more information, call (800) 827-4638 or visit shofu.com.



Riva Light Cure is a resin-reinforced glass ionomer restorative. It has the strength, the chemical adhesion, the fluoride release, and the biocompatibility that you require. Furthermore, it has brilliant aesthetics to give your restorations lifelike qualities. Riva Light Cure now comes in a new and improved short body capsule design that is easier than ever to activate. For more information, call (800) 228-5166 or visit sdi.com.au.



SuniRay digital radiography system is the favorite among dental practitioners for how easily and quickly it captures and analyzes dental radiographs. This portable intraoral device displays crisp images even in the toughest areas with its ergonomic design, ensuring easy positioning and optimal patient comfort. Also, Suni implemented a dental sharing service across the United States where you can easily share images with anyone. For more information, call or visit suni.com.


OPERATORY LIGHT - Seiler Precision Microscopes

You can outshine the competition with the ultimate in illumination systems: Seiler's Plasma light source for dental microscopy. It's nearly 3 times as bright as an LED or halogen light. The Plasma is more than 100,000 lux, has a temperature of slightly more than 6,000K, and a bulb life of approximately 10,000 hours. For more information, call (800) 489-2282.



The Statim has become the profession standard for fast, effective, and gentle sterilization cycles. The Statim 2000 and 5000 can run a complete unwrapped cycle in under 9 minutes while a wrapped cycle will be completed in less than 15 minutes. Any model will not rust or corrode expensive delicate dental instrumentation. For more information, call (800) 572-1211.



Suntech Full Zirconia crowns and bridges are an affordable, durable, and aesthetic alternative to full cast crowns and bridges. The anatomical features, size, and shape of a Suntech Full Zirconia crown or bridge are designed from the scan of a model or from an STL file. The restoration is then milled. Once the desired shade is established, the crown is hand-stained and glazed in the United States. For more information, call (866) 561-9777.


ADHESIVE - Tokuyama America

Tokuyama Bond Force is an award-winning, single-component, self-etching, light-cured dental adhesive. It's now available in a pen dispensing system. Creating a 3-D link to the tooth with its patented SR monomer, it generates an extremely strong bond to enamel and dentin. It requires only one application and is designed to be used on cut and uncut enamel and dentin, and fractured porcelain and composite repair. It's available in a bottle, unit dose, and the new pen. For more information, call (877) 378-3548.


BITE SPLINT - Trident Dental Laboratory

BiteSoft Anterior Splint is an innovative bite splint that helps people overcome bruxism. It is custom fitted and worn over the 6 anterior teeth while sleeping. The lingual ramp's patented design helps establish mandibular stability and relaxation of tense jaw muscles. This helps to protect the integrity of your dental work and the investment patients make in their smiles. For more information, call (800) 221-4831.


DIODE LASER - Technology4Medicine

The world's first 1,064-nm semiconductor laser, the 1064 XLASE is a portable, 2-lb battery-operated laser boasting touchscreen navigation, 99 presets, and On Board Video Guidance. It offers 10W of power with microsecond and millisecond pulsing, giving you more control and speed. It is also a significantly lower-cost alternative to older Nd:YAG technology. For more information, call (949) 276-6650 or visit t4med.com.



SuperCurve is a must-have for anyone wanting to produce ideal anatomy without spending a lot of time finishing. It hugs the tooth for unmatched stability during placement, and the rolled ridge on the occlusal margin creates beautiful marginal ridges. The color-coded, microthin, nonstick finish ensures that consistently tight contacts are achieved, yet it is easy to remove after curing. For more information, call (800) 811-3949.


LED CURING LIGHT - Ultradent Products

VALO Cordless is another expertly engineered development in LED curing light technology. It maintains the powerfully efficient broadband technology offered by the multiple award-winning VALO, and adds a battery-operated, cordless wand for mobility. It features custom, multiwavelength light emitting diodes to produce high intensity light at 395 to 480 nm—capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials. For more information, call (800) 552-5512.



The PaX-Flex is a total digital radiography solution, with multiple CBCT fields of view upgrade options that limit patient exposure based on clinical need. Featuring a user-friendly, built-in, optional 10.4-in LCD touch panel, patient positioning and image capture can be performed simply and accurately. Software and client support are included. For more information, call (888) 396-6872 or visit vatechamerica.com.


HYDRO-ABRASION DEVICE - Velopex International

Aquacut Quattro is painless, drill-free dentistry at its best. Velopex eliminates the need for anesthesia in most procedures. With DUAL powder technology you can switch from cutting to polishing, and you can clean and dry efficiently with one handpiece—without stopping to change cartridges. For more information, call (888) 835-6739 or visit velopexusa.com.



X-tra base is a fast-setting bulkfill posterior composite that allows curing of 4-mm layers in only 10 seconds when using the universal shade. This is 50% faster than other leading brands. The 75% filled x-tra base has a low shrinkage stress and low shrinkage that, combined with its high compressive strength (350 MPa) and flexural strength (133 MPa). For more information, call (888) 658-2584 or visit vocoamerica.com.



The VITA Easyshade Compact delivers the fastest, easiest way to measure tooth shades under any lighting condition. Updated software is now available, featuring faster performance, extended memory, and the all-new VITABLOCS mode that accurately determines the VITABLOC shade for all of your CEREC restorations. The VITA Easyshade Compact is now available exclusively through Patterson Dental Company. For more information, call (800) 828-3839.


WHITENING SYSTEM - Vista Dental Products

Fluorescent EXpress White is a powerful (35% hydrogen peroxide), single-procedure, nonlight activated in-office whitening system. The kit requires no mixing and includes everything needed to whiten teeth fast in just one office visit. For a limited time, you can buy the EXpress White in-office whitening system and get a free, 16%, or 22% carbamide peroxide fluorescent take-home whitening kit (mint or citrus flavored). For more information, call (877) 418-4782.


IMPLANT - Zimmer Dental/Sterngold

The versatile ERA Mini Dental Implant System enables the transitional function of a denture during the osseointegration of traditional implants, as well as long-term, affordable, chairside denture stabilization in as little as one visit. This multidimensional system comprises the ERA Mini Dental Implant, surgical instrumentation, and prosthetic components, including the unique, angulation-correcting, vertically resilient properties of the widely used ERA attachment. For more information, call (800) 854-7019 or visit zimmerdental.com.


O-RING CAP - Zest Anchors

Zest Anchors has developed a pivoting o-ring cap for use on existing o-ring ball abutments or o-ring implants. The SATURNO O-Ring Attachment is designed with an inner-titanium, nitride-coated race that contains the o-ring and pivots up to 15° in all directions within the metal denture housing. It accommodates up to 30° of divergence between 2 angled o-ring-type implants. For more information, call (800) 262-2310 or visit zestanchors.com.


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