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.

SybronEndo - Files

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


Tokuyama America - Universal Composite

Tokuyama Estelite Sigma Quick is a 100% spherically filled universal composite. Utilizing patented Radical Amplified Photopolymerization technology, it offers an extended working time, reduced curing time, and 3 new shades. Other benefits include outstanding polishability, high gloss retention, wide shade-matching range, minimal shrinkage, and excellent radiopacity. It is available in 20 shades. For more information, call (877) 378-3548.


Trident Dental Laboratory - Bite Splint

BiteSoft is one of the top prescribed custom anterior bite splints in the world. The BiteSoft Anterior Splint is used to help patients overcome bruxism, as well as for the successful management of headaches and jaw pain resulting from clenching and grinding. 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. You can help your patients protect their restorative investments with BiteSoft. For more information, call (800) 221-4831.


Triodent - Matrix System

The key to the V3 Sectional Matrix System is the Ni-Ti V3 Ring, which exerts optimal force to produce ideal tooth separation for consistently tight contacts. The ring comes in 2 sizes, for large and small teeth. The ring's V-shaped tines accommodate the wedge in the embrasure, and they provide a stable grip on both teeth, preventing the ring from collapsing into large cavities. For more information, call (800) 811-3949 or visit


Ultradent Products - In-Office Whitening System

Opalescence Boost includes Ultradent's patented and scientifically proven PF technology for stronger enamel, decreased sensitivity, and caries prevention. Clinical studies have shown that excellent in-office whitening results do not require the use of a light. It has maintained its powerful and chemically activated 40% hydrogen peroxide solution, now with the added benefit of PF technology. The unique syringe-to-syringe mixing system ensures freshness in application, while the distinct red color makes the gel easy to apply and remove. For more information, call (800) 552-5212.


Velopex International - Hydro-Abrasion Device

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


Vident - Shade-Taking Unit

The cordless VITA Easyshade Compact, the second generation of the VITA Easyshade device, delivers instant, accurate shades in both VITA 3D-Master and VITA Classical shades, regardless of lighting conditions and other elements that can lead to improper shade measurement. It eliminates the subjectivity often found when shade-taking with the naked eye caused by reasons like eye fatigue and ambient light. It is available exclusively through Patterson Dental. For more information, call (800) 828-3839.


Vista Dental Products - Ultrasonic Scaler

Piezo Pilot ultrasonic scaler offers unprecedented power in a quiet, compact, and lightweight design. State-of-the-art circuitry provides a wide range of settings for high-end performance, including settings for post removal and certain bone surgery applications. Each Pilot comes with 4 hygiene or endodontic tips and accepts tips from major manufacturers. It is available in 6 colors with a soft-lit dome and 3 matching handpiece sleeves, plus a removable, magnetic handpiece holder. For more information, call (877) 418-4782 or visit


VOCO America - Nanohybrid Composite

GrandioSO is an 89% filled universal nanohybrid composite that combines a tooth-like modulus of elasticity with low shrinkage and excellent polishability. The material also boasts excellent aesthetics, is nonsticky, and has an extended working time under ambient light. With its "intelligent shade" system it will meet all of your everyday needs. The material is available in syringes or caps. For more information, call (888) 658-2584, visit the Web site, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Zest Anchors - O-Ring Cap

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 the Web site


Zimmer Dental - Implant System

More than 2 million Tapered Screw-Vent Implants have been sold worldwide. It is Zimmer Dental's flagship product, and it has built a solid reputation of trust and performance. Available in 3.7-, 4.1-, 4.7-, and 6.0-mm sizes, the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant's proprietary, friction-fit, internal hex platform reduces stress on crestal bone and resists abutment screw loosening. With triple-lead threads, MTX, and MP-1 HA surfaces, and a tapered implant body, it is the platform of choice for thousands of clinicians. For more information, call (800) 854-7019 or visit


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