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.

D4D Technologies - CAD/CAM System

Discover unparalleled accuracy, versatility, and ease of use. E4D Dentist defines an ultramodern standard for chairside CAD/CAM systems. Its high-speed laser scanner takes a digital impression to create a 3-D image without the use of contrast agents. Innovative software guides the operator from scanning to milling, creating beautiful restorations from a variety of proven materials. For more information, call (800) 645-6594 or visit


Danville Materials - Hydro Abrasion Device

The Prepstart is the world's leader in air abrasion. The new H2O Prepstart sprays a conical jet of water surrounding the abrasive stream, capturing virtually all of the dust. The water tank is removable for easy filling. The H2O is available as a complete system or as an easily retrofitted accessory for all existing Prepstarts. For more information, call (800) 827-7940 or visit


DenMat - Restorative Appliance

Snap-On Smile is a noninvasive, cosmetic, removable full arch that literally snaps over the patient's existing dentition—without impinging on the gingival tissue or covering the palate. It's completely tooth-borne, so no adhesives are required. Patients can eat, drink, and function normally in every way—and wear it all day, every day. It's ideal for aesthetic provisionals in implant cases, cosmetic removable partial dentures, and even as a long-term smile enhancement. For more information, call (800) 445-0345.


DentalEZ Group - Operatory Light

An alternative to halogen-based operatory lights, the everLight LED operatory light provides color-corrected lighting, precise light pattern, and energy-efficient features that are simply not possible using traditional halogen lighting. It encompasses a life of 30,000-plus hours, 10 times longer than halogen, reducing the need for the regular replacement of light bulbs. It uses less than 35W of energy, which is 70% less than halogen-based lighting systems. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO (383-4636) or visit


DentalVibe - Injection Comfort System

The DentalVibe Injection Comfort System utilizes patented 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," allowing for the comfortable administration of intraoral injections. Adults and children are reporting painless injections and dentists report less stress during the injection process. For more information, call (877) 503-VIBE or visit


Dentatus - Implant System

You can take your practice to the next level with Atlas denture comfort. The resiliently soft Tuf-Link silicone material provides a cushioned interface between the hard denture base and soft gum tissue, providing the highest level of comfort to your patients. Tuf-Link creates a perfect fit every time. A recent study performed by the NYU Department of Implant Dentistry reported 100% patient satisfaction with Atlas denture comfort. For more information, call (800) 323-3136.


DentiMax - Digital X-Ray Sensors

With the introduction of Microsoft Windows 7, dental offices wishing to go digital are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase new computers that are compatible with digital x-ray sensors. Most digital x-ray sensors only work with older 32-bit technology and not with the latest 64-bit version of Windows 7, the version of Windows that comes preloaded on almost all new computers. For more information, call (800) 704-8494, visit the Web site, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Dentrix - Mobile Device Software

The Dentrix Mobile remote access tool feature of the Dentrix G4 practice management system allows dentists to view their appointment schedules and patient information from their smartphones and mobile devices. It runs on the most popular devices, including BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Palm Pre, and Android. It can also be used to verify patient information when dentists receive emergency after-hour calls for prescriptions. For more information, call (800) DENTRIX or visit


DENTSPLY Caulk - Glass Ionomer Restorative

ChemFil Rock Advanced Glass Ionomer Restorative is a breakthrough in self-adhesive glass ionomer restorative materials. ChemFil Rock Restorative provides higher strength than conventional glass ionomer restoratives, resulting in longer lasting restorations. It also provides a less sticky, packable consistency, and bulk placement for faster clinical placement. For more information, call (800) 532-2855 or visit


DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties - File

PathFile is the new generation of glide path management. It's the Ni-Ti rotary solution for predictable canal patency that offers increased flexibility, more resistance to cyclic fatigue, and many advantages compared to manual stainless steel files. It offers less canal transportation, more flexibility, and faster instrumentation time than with manual K-files. For more information, call (800) 662-1202 or visit


DiaDent - In-Office Whitening System

Dazzle Advanced in-office whitening system is a unique technology based on photodynamic platform that completely changes the approach of teeth whitening. This true, genuine, photodynamic in-office whitening system involves a gentle photochemical bleaching without the use of lasers, leading to visually shinier teeth without a chalky appearance and rebound effect due to dehydration. For more information, call (604) 451-8851 or visit


Digital Doc - Intraoral Camera

The IRIS intraoral camera features an easy to use, 5-point focus wheel for precise focusing from macro to infinity and a unique USB connector that fits in a standard delivery unit. Its streamlined profile has (1) a much smaller, specially de-signed soft tip with brilliant 8-point LED lighting and (2) Sony's high-resolution CCD for the finest picture quality. For more information, call (800) 518-1102 or visit the Web site located at


Directa AB - Matrix System

The FenderMate flexible wing separates the teeth, pressing the matrix toward the cervical margin, avoiding overhang. Its optimal curvature and preshaped contact accommodate the most conservative Class II preparation; no ring is needed. With the facility to insert it lingually and/or buccally, the dentist can maintain a smaller, more conservative preparation, thus preserving healthy tooth structure and easily restoring a proper contact. For more information, call (800) 284-3368 or visit or


Discus Dental - Universal Composite

Nuance simplifies the creation of aesthetic restorations by combining proprietary filler particles that mimic the optical properties of tooth structure with incredible handling and a simple delivery system. With Nuance, the need for multishade layering is virtually eliminated. Its fillers reflect and refract light, mimicking the opacity, translucency, and optical characteristics of tooth structure. For more information, visit the Web site


DMG America - Provisional Material

Luxatemp Ultra incorporates new proprietary technology that gives it unsurpassed strength when used for temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers, yet it continues to deliver the unmatched aesthetics synonymous with the Luxatemp name. Fluorescence has been infused with the nanomaterial to make temporaries look beautiful and more natural in all lighting conditions. For more information, call (800) 662-6383 or visit


DUX Dental - Retraction Cord Dispenser

ShortCut, an all-in-one delivery system for retraction cord, provides an innovative solution to the problems and concerns dentists and assistants face when using retraction cord in a bottle. The cutter is built in, so there is no need for sterile scissors to be available. The same amount of cord dispenses each time with a simple click, easing communication between the dentist and assistant. For more information, call (800) 833-8267 or visit


Essential Dental Systems - Endodontic Instrument

Fully compatible with any instrumentation system, the SafeSiders Glide Path Kit is designed specifically to create a glide path for effortless instrumentation. SafeSiders are patented, relieved, flat-sided instruments designed to easily navigate, even in the most curved or calcified canals. The instruments in the new glide path kit can be used by hand or in the Endo-Express reciprocating handpiece. For more information, call (800) 223-5394.


Evolve Dental Technologies - Whitening System

The KöR Whitening Deep Bleaching System guarantees you will agree that KöR is the most effective whitening system. Renowned for its ability to whiten even tetracycline-stained teeth, it provides predictable, permanent "wow" results for all of your patients. The unique desensitizing system, used in office and at home, instantaneously occludes dentinal tubules. Evolve offers whitening systems for every type of patient and offers deeply discounted start-up kits. For more information, call (866) 763-7753 or visit


Garrison Dental Solutions - Matrix Band

Reel Matrix utilizes a precontoured, Tofflemire-style matrix band coupled with a unique applicator to enhance patient comfort and safety. It does not require traditional cumbersome, uncomfortable retainers to place and tension the matrix around the tooth. Instead, it employs small matrix-holding reels with a removable tensioning handle. The handle securely holds the matrix during placement, tightens it, then releases the reel and is removed from the mouth. Quadrant work is greatly simplified, and visibility is improved. For more information, call (888) 437-0032 or visit the Web site


GC America - Flowable Composite

G-ænial Universal Flo is a nanohybrid light-cured flowable (low-flow) that performs like a conventional composite. Tests have shown it has better strength, wear resistance, and gloss retention than leading flowable and conventional composites. It is thixotropic for easy handling and placement, and it is indicated for use in Class I to V restorations (15 shades). For more information, call (800) 323-7063 or visit


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