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.

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


Genoray America - CBCT System

Imagine that you can get all the information you need for a risk-free implant surgery in 20 seconds. The VOLUX will provide a map of your patient's mouth from every angle possible in an accurate, measurable 3-D view. Using various software tools, you can measure distances, angles, and even place sample implants. You shouldn't miss your chance to get this full-mouth, 3-D CBCT. For more information, call (714) 289-8020 or visit the Web site


Glidewell Laboratories - Zirconia Restoration

BruxZir solid zirconia is a monolithic crown and bridge dental restoration. Made of 100% solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay, BruxZir restorations are ideal for bruxers. Not only does it offer chip-proof durability, but because it is pure zirconia, it provides an aesthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs and cast gold restorations. This high-strength restoration can now be used in the posterior and the anterior. For more information, call (800) 854-7256 or visit


Global Dental Solutions, LLC - Partial

When a gum shade can't be matched, the Lucitone FRS Partial is available in clear. A flexible, lightweight partial that snaps into place around the patient's existing teeth, it is made thin, eliminating the heavy feeling common with other partials, and its clear material blends with the natural appearance of a patient's gums, making it virtually invisible. For more information, call (866) 905-1111 or visit the Web site


Golden Dental Solutions - Extraction Instruments

The GMX300 series of the Physics Forceps has been designed specifically to extract hard to reach second and third molars. The instruments remove teeth efficiently, predictably, and virtually atraumatically using wrist movement only. No matter what condition the tooth is in, the forceps provide a simple, predictable, nonsurgical extraction. A complimentary DVD is available showing how easily the forceps work on patients. For more information, call (877) 987-2284 or visit


Great Lakes Orthodontics - Dental Splints

Great Lakes Orthodontics makes splints easy for you by providing the following: (1) as-sistance selecting the appropriate splint; (2) a quick yet thorough patient screening guide; and (3) a dedicated splint specialist to guide you through the process. The digital splints are so accurate that minimal, if any, adjustment is needed. For more information, call (800) 828-7626.


Groman - Air-Abrasion Device

The unidose EtchMaster tip is the ultimate powder-blasting instrument for intraoral prophy and abrasion procedures. Its tips never clog and operate without overspray, unlike traditional air polishers and sandblasting equipment. You can achieve perfect surface preparation prior to sealants, composite and porcelain repairs, crowns, veneers, brackets, bonding, plus localized stain removal and surface polishing. For more information, call (800) 906-9298 or visit the Web site


HealthFirst - Mobile Oxygen Supply Unit

The HealthFirst "emergent-ez" e-cart system is a mobile oxygen supply unit complete with a demand and resuscitation valve. The system, when combined with a basic emergency kit, prepares your office for common emergencies. The oxygen supply, on a wheeled cart, can be quickly moved to any emergency site. For more information, call (800) 331-1984 or visit the Web site


HEINE North America - Loupes

The HR Binocular Loupes in 2.5x magnification now feature a patented, new 3-point articulation system that allows a 10° higher angle of declination than through-the-lens loupe systems. The all-new i-VIEW for S-Frame allows users to completely adjust the angle of declination from zero to 45°. Nearly half of dental professionals require an angle of declination between 35° and 45°, which is why HEINE Loupes are unique in their ability to relieve strain for those practitioners. For more information, call (800) 367-4872.


Heraeus Kulzer - Flowable Composite

Venus Bulk Fill is the low-stress baseliner to bulk fill solutions for efficient aesthetic posterior restorations. The self-adaptive handling eliminates steps and provides ideal coverage of cavity floor and walls, offering a savings of time with a faster, easier placement where posterior flowable composites are placed. With its proven clinical efficacy of low-shrinkage stress, high radiopacity, and long working time, Venus Bulk Fill is the optimal choice for all your posterior restorations. For more information, call (877) 258-5937 or visit


Hiossen - Implant

Enhanced initial stability provided by ETIII fixture yields optimal conditions for immediate and early loading. The corkscrew thread design provides self-tapping and path-correcting ability where it delivers smooth insertion and feel. Integrated platform switching of the ETIII creates an environment for a wide range of aesthetic options. For more information, call (888) 678-0001 or visit


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