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.
 

LumaLite - Whitening Pen

Clinically proven to whiten teeth with no reported sensitivity, the LumaCool Whitening Pen allows your patients to maintain their white smile or lighten their teeth without having to take impressions. It's an alternative to whitening trays. The pen offers a great marketing and referral potential for your practice. It is dealer supplied, and you can request a free sample. For more information, call (800) 400-2262 or visit luma-lite.com.

















 

Medidenta - Endodontic System

This new sequence with only 3 Ni-Ti instruments simplifies the initial endodontic treatment and optimizes cleaning. The asymmetrical cross section of the REVO-S facilitates penetration by a "snake-like" movement and offers a root canal shaping that is adapted to the biological and ergonomic imperatives. This sequence has a cutting, debris elimination, and cleaning cycle that optimizes root canal cleaning by improving the upward removal of the generated dentine debris. For more information, call (800) 221-0750 or visit the Web site medidenta.com.









 

Meta Biomed - Apex Locator

Performing the best accuracy in any root canal condition (dry, bleeding, wet, saline, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, etc), i-ROOT is a fifth-generation apex locator by dual frequency type. It can measure the apical constriction exactly without any worries about measuring incorrectly. It is developed and upgraded based on the technology of the E-Magic Finder (EMF-100 Series) apex locator. For more information, call (888) 400-META.

 

Metalift - Crown/Bridge Removal System

The Metalift Crown and Bridge Removal System removes inlays, three-quarter crowns, full crowns, and fixed bridges without destroying them, thus allowing them to be reused. The system is gentle on patients and their teeth. For more information, call (800) 928-9289.









 

Microbrush - Disposable Applicators

Microbrush applicators are specially designed for precise application of controlled amounts of material in hard-to-reach areas. Their superior design features stiffer applicator heads in 3 sizes that allow for scrubbing, reliable fibers that resist the harshest dental materials, and a stronger bendable portion. They are ideal for applying cements, etchants, sealants, bonding agents, hemostatic solutions, and conditioners. For more information, call (866) 866-8998 or visit microbrush.com.









 

Microcopy - Diamond

NeoDiamond is one of America's highest-rated diamond burs. Advanced Triton bonding technology fastens diamonds to the shank with superior hardness and maximum longevity, which exposes 20% more cutting surface for a faster cut and less chair time. The Swiss-made XactFit shank is heat-treated, stainless steel machined to stricter tolerances than any other manufacturer, ensuring a secure fit in your handpiece (+0.001, -0.005). Each bur is individually packaged and sterilized for safety and convenience. For more information, call (800) 235-1863 or visit neodiamond.com.







 

MIS Implants - Implant System

The Seven system creates a simple solution for dentists with all levels of experience in implantology. They come in diameters ranging from 3.3 to 6 mm and in varying lengths from 6 (which will be available in August) to 16 mm with an internal hex connection. Each implant is packaged with a sterile final drill made to the specifications for the length and diameter of each implant. The Seven implants are self-tapping. For more information, call (866) 797-1333.

















 

MyRay/Cefla Dental - Wireless Digital Radiography System

X-pod is a wireless digital radiography system that allows users to capture diagnostic-quality x-rays and review them on the integrated handheld touchscreen. It comes with multizoom functionality, image-enhancing tools, on-screen measurements, and tooth-association charts to give dentists maximum flexibility on the go. Its 14-bit CMOS sensor is available in 2 sizes to produce crystal-clear images in any examination. MyRay provides dentists with complimentary imaging software and a 2-year warranty. For more information, call (800) 416-3078 or visit myrayamerica.com.








 

Obtura Spartan - Gutta-Percha System

The Obtura III Max is the preferred instrument for all backfill procedures. This new and improved unit features better ergonomics and user-friendly features, such as (1) an enhanced thermal protector that reduces heat around patient contact surfaces, (2) cartridge-free operation that eliminates midprocedure filling hassles, (3) advanced connectivity that eliminates downtime for charging, and (4) an updated design and new unit face control for even easier handling overall. For more information, call (800) 344-1321 or visit obtura.com.

 

OralDNA Labs - Oral Cancer Screening Device

The OraRisk HPV test is a noninvasive, easy-to-use screening tool for identifying the type(s) of oral HPV, a mucosal viral infection that could potentially lead to oral cancer. It also helps clinicians to establish increased risk for oral cancer and determine appropriate referral and monitoring conditions. For more information, call (877) 577-9055 or visit the Web site oraldna.com.











 

Orascoptic - LED Headlight

The Freedom "cordless" LED headlight was created in response to practitioner concerns that current LED cables are both cumbersome and unreliable. It is the first light system that does not employ belt-packs, long electrical cables, or buttons. For more information, call (800) 369-3698 or visit orascoptic.com.



   

Pentron Clinical - Provisional Cement

TempSpan Transparent Temporary Cement is a eugenol-free, resin-based cement used for retaining provisional restorations. Vir­tually colorless, it safely secures provisional crowns and bridges without influencing the overlying color. A dual-curing cement, it provides the ultimate in flexibility, enabling the clinician to light cure for an instant set in addition to providing the option of waiting 5.5 minutes for a chemical cure. Formulated with optimized adhesive properties, it secures provisionals in place. For more information, call (800) 551-0283 or visit pentron.com.

   

Perio Protect, LLC - Perio Medication Trays

The effective, noninvasive, and easy-to-use Perio Tray is a prescription device to place solutions of the clinician's choice into gingival crevices or periodontal pockets. Dentists determine frequency and duration of Perio Tray usage based on individual patient conditions. The soft, flexible trays are comfortable and custom-fitted to the individual patient. Patients appreciate the convenience of using Perio Trays in their own homes. For more information, call (877) 434-GUMS (4867) or visit periotray.com.

   

PeriOptix - Loupes

Weighing in at only 36 g, PeriOptix's elegant and streamlined Micro TTLs are one of the lightest loupe systems ever developed. The proprietary compact lens design sacrifices nothing but weight, and the field of view and image quality are similar to those of larger and heavier loupes. They are available on the new Adidas sports frames with prescription capability. For more information, call (888) 360-0033 or visit perioptix.com.



   

Polydentia - Splinting Agent

F-Splint-Aid, with a 4-mm width, and F-Splint-Aid Slim, with a 2-mm width, are multilayer fiberglass bands saturated with bonding agent, ideal for urgent and unexpected splinting of avulsed teeth. They require minimum tooth preparation and grant a fast application. You can cut the band, place it on the palatal/lingual surfaces, hold it with the new application clips (Clip&Splint), and light-cure. There is optimal manageability, ease of use, and no waste. For more information, visit polydentia.com or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .













   

PREAT Corp - Precision Attachment

Utilizing the Preci-Sagix attachment, clinicians can replace old 1.7- and 2.2-mm VKS-SG females with the Preci-Sagix female's patented snap mechanism ­and provide patients with secure prosthesis stability and increased snap retention. The Preci-Sagix with segmented female is indicated for partial dentures and implant bar applications and is compatible with existing VKS-SG cases. The replaceable plastic female has 3 retention levels and is available in 1.7- and 2.2-mm sizes. For more information, call (800) 232-7732, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit the Web site preat.com.

   

Premier Dental Products - Retraction/Hemostatic System

Traxodent is a retraction and hemostatic system for use prior to impression making or whenever hemostasis and retraction is required. The absorbent paste displaces soft tissue and works synergistically with the astringent properties of aluminum chloride to create retraction. Fluid is absorbed while Traxodent occupies the sulcus. After 2 minutes, Traxodent is rinsed away, leaving an open, retracted sulcus. For more information, call (888) 670-6100 or visit premusa.com.





   

PreXion - CBCT System

The new PreXion3D Elite with CLEARimage scanning technology is dedicated to providing the highest quality, high-definition, low-radiation dose and most diagnostic 3-D and MPR CBCT images. The new system features up to a 53% reduction in radiation, up to a 50% reduction in scan time, and profession-leading 0.15-mm focal spot. It also includes powerful, intuitive software with implant planning, fusion/stitching function, and endodontic tracing tools. It has a "green" computer/server, reducing energy consumption by 50%. For more information, call (650) 212-0300 or visit the Web site prexion.com.













   

Prophy Magic - Prophy Angle

With its special counterclockwise turbine-like internal fins, the Mystic Cup prophy angle greatly reduces splatter while improving cleaning and polishing efficiency. In addition, the latex-free cup features raised diamond-shaped ridges on its outside wall for easier interproximal and lingual cleaning. For more information, call (866) 54-MAGIC or visit prophymagic.com.







   

Scican - Electric Handpeice

Designed to offer flexibility to meet your specific needs, the E-STATIS Advantage Electric Handpiece now comes equipped with the new Advanced E-STATIS SLM (Short LED Micromotor). The E-STATIS SLM is 35% shorter and lighter than today's current motors, and the touchscreen is equipped with customizable settings such as torque control and auto-reverse for both operative and endodontic procedures. For more information, call (800) 572-1211.







   

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