Top 100 Products 2011

Dentistry Today's 25th Annual Top 100 Products, selected on the basis of reader response, represent what's new and innovative in the profession today. The products appear in no particular order.
 

3M ESPE - Universal Composite

Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative offers a variety of body shades, delivering universal options to simplify the creation of restorations while maintaining the composite's versatility for different layering techniques. The use of nanotechnology provides the polish and polish retention of a microfill while maintaining the strength and wear properties of a modern hybrid. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/filtek.












 

A-dec - Delivery System

A-dec delivery systems provide the finest integration of dental instrumentation, giving you just what you need exactly where you need it. You can choose from continental or traditional delivery styles, with radius mounted to the chair. Other options include at 12 o'clock, on a side cabinet, or mounted with a 2-in post. For more information, call (800) 547-1883 or visit a-dec.com.







 

ACTEON North America - Scaler

In addition to all the advantages of the P5 Newtron XS, the P5 Newtron XS LED piezoelectric dental device is equipped with a Newtron LED autoclavable light handpiece. The ring of 6 high-power LEDs produces a strong light intensity (100,000 lux) and provides excellent visibility of the treatment area, even in posterior zones. The P5 Newtron XS LED provides the benefits of Newtron technology and the ergonomics of the patented Color Coding System. For more information, call (800) 289-6367, visit us.acteongroup.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .









 

AdDent - Composite Warmer

Warming composites couldn't be easier with the Calset Tri Tray. Not only will it warm your compule in a dispenser gun, it warms 2 placement instruments that will enable you to sculpt the composite easier and with more precision. It also holds and warms 3 extra compules. Using the CoMax dispenser, the compule can be picked up directly from the tray without even touching the compule. For more information, call (203) 778-0200 or visit addent.com.













 

Air Techniques - Caries Detection Device

Spectra is a handheld, noninvasive imaging instrument that visually aids in the detection of caries. State-of-the-art images provide unsurpassed caries detection—and higher case acceptance for more revenue per patient. Utilizing exclusive fluorescence technology, Spectra depicts various stages of enamel and dentin caries in blue, red, orange, and yellow, while showing healthy tooth enamel in green. It's the only handheld imaging device on the market that provides numerical and color readings. For more information, call (800) AIR-TECH.





 

Align Technology - Alignment Device

Invisalign G3 represents the most significant collection of new features and innovations in Align Technol­ogy's history. It is engineered to deliver even better clinical results with new SmartForce features designed for increased predictability of certain tooth movements and new aligner and software features that make it easier to use Invisalign with Class II and Class III patients. For more information, visit the Web site aligntechinstitute.com/invisaligng3.





 

AMD LASERS - Soft-Tissue Laser

Designed for the first-time laser dentist and hygienist, the Picasso Lite's ultra-affordable price point, ease of use, and sleek design has earned recognition as the world's most popular laser. It offers 2.5W of power and 3 customizable presets. The Picasso Lite comes complete with laser certification options, multiple accessories, world power adapter, option of a wired or wireless foot control, and a 2-year warranty. For more information, call (866) 999-2635 or visit amdlasers.com.









 

Aseptico - Implant/Endo/Oral Surgery Unit

The AEU-7000E-70V provides the ultimate return on investment. A unique calibration system detects internal properties of individual implant and endo handpieces prior to treatment, ensuring highly accurate speed and torque results. Display names/settings can be saved to 6 presets for enhanced customization. Upgradable software means longevity of the equipment. If illumination is desired, the AEU-7000L-70V ELITE provides all of these benefits, plus an LED micromotor. For more information, call (866) 244-2954, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit aseptico.com.











 

Assured Dental Laboratory - Flexible Partials

Lucitone FRS Flexible Partial Dentures by DENTSPLY Trubyte is a thermoplastic injectable resin offering superior flexibility for excellent patient comfort and transparency for optimal aesthetics. Its characteristics are higher tensile strength (a stronger appliance with better tooth retention and higher flexural strength), a more stable appliance with the ability to flex in and out of undercuts, and 4 Lucitone 199 shades. For more information, call (877) 283-5351 or visit the Web site assureddentallab.com.

 

B&L Biotech USA - Obturation Gun

The Beta Obturation device is designed for warm gutta-percha techniques, such as backfilling a canal with warm vertical obturation or with a complete fill technique (injecting from the apex up). Perfectly complementing the Alpha heat source, the Beta unit provides simplicity, operator ease and comfort, and durability into this cordless, injectable obturation gun. The Beta will give more than 4 hours of continuous use on a single charge. For more information, call (949) 581-3636, visit bnlbio.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .







 

Bien-Air USA - Electric Motor System

The Optima MX2 INT is the most powerful electric motor system on the market. It features a brushless, maintenance-free, LED motor that is 30% shorter and 23% lighter than previous generations. Offering more torque than any other motor, you can accomplish high-speed and slow-speed applications with one handpiece. It also offers implants, oral surgery, perio, and prophy all with one system. For more information, call (800) 433-BIEN (2436).





   

BIOLASE Technology - Soft-Tissue Laser

The iLase is the world's first personal, affordable 940-nm laser for dentists and hygienists to perform a full range of minimally invasive soft-tissue and hygiene procedures. Now you can carry an entire laser system in one hand or on a tray with your other dental instruments. Only the iLase uses an intuitive finger-control and rechargeable battery power—no foot pedal, cords, or separate control unit. For more information, call (888) 424-6527 or visit biolase.com.





   

BISCO Dental Products - Bonding Agent

ACE ALL-BOND SE is a self-etching bonding agent that combines etching, priming, and bonding in a dual-chamber cartridge dispensing system. A light-cured, self-etching adhesive, it contains acidic monomers that can be used with both self- and dual-cured materials as well as indirect restorations without the need for additional activators. The dispenser is designed to distribute the correct ratio of material into a well for mixing. For more information, call (800) 247-3368 or visit bisco.com.

   

Brasseler USA - Endodontic System

EndoSequence is the first endodontic system to be fully synchronized from instrumentation through obturation and post placement. The constantly tapered EndoSequence rotary files contain many patented features that provide unparalleled efficiency and safety. The EndoSequence BC Gutta Percha and Fiber Posts are laser verified to precisely match the shape (tip/taper) created by the files, and the system utilizes the revolutionary, award-winning BC Sealer. For more information, call (800) 841-4522.



   

Carestream Dental - Digital Radiography System

The Kodak RVG 6100 Digital Radiography System has the highest resolution digital imaging sensor on the market today. Carestream Dental understands how image resolution is related to confident diagnoses and ultimately to the quality of patient care. It provides the high resolution you need for complex examinations and to make diagnoses quickly and confidently. For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit the Web site carestreamdental.com.









   

CLINICIAN’S CHOICE - Customizable Impression Tray

HEATWAVE customizable impression trays represent a noteworthy evolution in impression trays by taking anatomically designed trays and adding the ability to further self-customize chairside. The result is a precise fit with vertical drive that rivals a custom tray without the higher costs and inconvenience. The tray assumes its normal rigidity at room temperature or by running under cold water. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit clinicianschoice.com.







   

Clinipix - Dental Camera

The Clinipix 123-EZ Camera enables clinicians, regardless of photographic skills, to quickly and easily record high-quality intraoral views as well as full face/profiles. All functions are preset and dental-specific instructions are included. The modified, 12-megapixel camera has a 3-in LCD, image stabilization, and audio-video modes. Lifetime, toll-free telephone support is provided. For more information, call (866) 254-6749, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the Web site clinipixinc.com.







   

Coltène/Whaledent - Rotary File

HyFlexCM (controlled memory) Rotary Files are "changing the DNA of Ni-Ti files." The files are manufactured utilizing a unique process that controls the material's memory, making the files extremely flexible, without the shape memory of other Ni-Ti files. This makes the file follow the canal without creating undesired lateral forces on the canal walls, substantially reducing the risk of file separation, and complications such as ledging, transportation, and perforation. For more information, call (330) 916-8800 or visit the Web site coltene.com.

   

CommonSense Dental - Locator File

The EndoPoint locator file makes endodontic apex location a much simpler process. It features many improvements and advantages over competing locator files. When working with an apex locator, its new design is 26.5 mm in length so a 25-mm canal can be measured. This makes it the only file that can measure a 25-mm canal. On other files, only 22-mm canals can be measured accurately. For more information, call (888) 853-5773 or visit commonsensedental.com.







   

Cosmedent - Composite Resin

Brush & Sculpt is a virtually colorless liquid resin that is specially formulated for dentists who utilize the brush and sculpt technique. This composite material is easy to smooth and manipulate with a brush and is great for preventing pullback of composite. It does not contain HEMA, so there will be no discoloration of the composite resin. It is 36% filled and is available in 1-g syringes. For more information, call (800) 621-6729 or visit cosmedent.com.

   

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