Top 100 Products 2012

 

UNIVERSAL ADHESIVE - 3M ESPE

Scotchbond Universal adhesive offers dentists an easy-to-use, single-bottle solution that delivers uncompromising results in total- or self-etch mode. It is moisture-tolerant, exhibits high bond performance on both moist and dry substrates, is ideal for both direct and indirect applications, and can be used on all surfaces without additional primer. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit the Web site 3mespe.com/scotchbond.



















 

ABUTMENT TEETH - Argen

Captek Nano bridges offer superior aesthetics and long-term health protection for the abutment teeth compared to traditional PFM, lithium disilicate, and zirconia restorations. Two recent studies comparing Captek Nano and zirconia bridges showed cyclic fatigue did not have a significant effect on Captek Nano frameworks. For more information, call (800) 921-2227 or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





 

ALIGNMENT DEVICE - Align Technology

Invisalign Express 5 is a cost-effective treatment option for minor tooth crowding and spacing or orthodontic relapse treatments requiring 5 or fewer stages of Invisalign aligners. A shorter-duration option to Invisalign Express 10, this treatment option for minor crowding, spacing, or prerestorative treatments requiring 10 or fewer stages of aligners helps doctors treat more patients who could benefit from minor tooth movements but are reluctant to invest in treatment due to cost. For more information, call (408) 470-1000 aligntechinstitute.com/express5.



 

CARIES DETECTION DEVICE - Air Techniques

Spectra is a handheld, noninvasive imaging instrument that uses fluorescence technology to indicate the extent of decay with color and numerical readings. Early detection means more restoration and less excavation. You can use it during the caries removal process to ensure all carious dentin is removed. For more information, call (800) AIRTECH or visit airtechniques.com.









 

DIODE LASER - AMD LASERS

AMD LASERS is the global leader at providing ultra-affordable laser technology for dental professionals preparing to take their practice to the next level. The integration of the Picasso line of soft-tissue dental lasers enables every dental practice to affordably provide treatment for soft-tissue surgery, periodontal treatment, endodontic treatment, and laser whitening. For more information, call (866) 999-2635 or visit amdlasers.com.









 

FLEXIBLE PARTIALS - Assured Dental Laboratory

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. FRS will be replaced by a product soon to be announced. For more information, call (877) 283-5351 or visit assureddentallab.com.

 

MOBILE DELIVERY CART - Aseptico

The AMC-20 Self-Contained Mobile Dental Delivery Cart allows any workspace to become a fully functional dental operatory in a matter of seconds. Included among its features are the following: self-contained air, water, and vacuum systems that eliminate the need for on-site plumbing or utility room; automatic liquid waste purge and a handpiece flush system for improved infection control; and an ample countertop work surface. For more information, call (866) 244-2954 or visit aseptico.com.



















 

OPERATORY LIGHT - A-dec

The new A-dec LED dental operatory light is designed to offer optimal visual acuity and treatment room ergonomics. The advanced light-emitting diode (LED) technology has been optically engineered specifically for dentists and the dental operatory, and the A-dec LED stands alone in the market because of how well it reduces eye strain and provides optimal ergonomics while ensuring ample illumination, clarity, and depth during treatment. For more information, call (800) 547-1883 or visit a-dec.com.







 

ORAL CANCER DETECTION DEVICE - AdDent

The Microlux/DL diffused illuminator is designed to enhance dental examinations of the oral mucosa and help identify abnormal lesions found on the soft tissues of the mouth. It can be used in conjunction with AdDent’s nontoxic acetic acid solution. With its advanced LED technology, abnormalities can be detected in their early stages when they can be treated most successfully. It is painless, noninvasive, inexpensive, and easy to use. For more information, call (855) 211-3413 or visit addent.com.





 

SCALER - ACTEON North America

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 lightweight 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 powerful Newtron technology. 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 .











 

CARBIDE BURS - Brasseler USA

SabreCut carbides cut faster, generate less vibration (chatter), and leave a smoother finish than many leading, aggressive cutting carbides. With sharp, deeply ground transversing blades at the tip, the carbides exhibit rapid end cutting. Their unique blade configuration disperses stress evenly, making them ideal for the toughest task. SabreCut carbides are available in 6 popular shapes and are excellent for restoration removal, quick endodontic access, and cavity preparation. For more information, call (800) 841-4522 or visit brasselerusa.com.







   

DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY INTRAORAL SENSOR - BIOLASE Technology

The DaVinci Imaging iTab viewer puts sharp, diagnostic x-ray images instantly in your hand for diagnosis and presentation. Just click the touchscreen to view the x-ray, diagnose, present to the patient, and complete the case. Its secure digital storage card, all-day rechargeable battery, and intraoral sensors are state of the art. Its wireless Bluetooth capability sends copies of images straight to your PC’s practice management software without requiring a USB connection. For more information, call (888) 424-6527 or visit biolase.com.





   

HANDPIECES - Bien-Air Dental

The new Micro-Series is the world’s first collection of ultrashort attachments. The handpieces offer perfect balance, exceptional power, and versatility, and they are 30% shorter and 23% lighter than competitors’ handpieces. For more information, call (800) 433-2436.

   

OBTURATION GUN - B&L Biotech USA

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 adds simplicity, operator ease and comfort, and durability into this cordless, injectable obturation gun. 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 .

   

UNIVERSAL ADHESIVE - BISCO Dental Products

ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL Adhesive offers single-bottle priming and bonding for direct and indirect indications. It bonds to all surfaces, including enamel, dentin, metal, zirconia, alumina, porcelain (silica-based), lithium disilicate, and composite, and it has been designed to work with light-cured, self-cured, and dual-cured composite materials without an additional activator. For more information, call (800) 247-3368 or visit bisco.com.





   

DENTAL CAMERA - Clinipix

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, visit clinipixinc.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

DIRECT COMPOSITE VENEER SYSTEM - Coltène/Whaledent

The COMPONEER Direct Composite Veneer System’s polymerized, prefabricated nanohybrid-composite enamel shells combine the advantages of direct composite restoration with the advantages of prefabricated veneers. The system adds a new dimension to existing treatment options and gives dentists and patients new economic perspectives. Patients can be given a naturally aesthetic smile in just one session. For more information, visit componeer.info.

   

INTRAORAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM - Carestream

The CS 7600, Carestream Dental’s latest digital intraoral radiography system, reinvents imaging plate technology, improving usability, productivity, and security with an innovative and fully automated workflow. Its exclusive Scan & Go technology utilizes Smart Plates to prevent plate mix-up and reduce operation time. For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit carestreamdental.com.
   

LOCATOR FILE - CommonSense Dental

The EndoPoint locator file makes endodontic apex location a much simpler process. It features many 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. It’s available in 2 sizes: 20 and 26.5 mm. For more information, call (888) 853-5773 or visit commonsensedental.com.







   

TEMPORARY CEMENT - CLINICIAN’S CHOICE

Noneugenol CLING2 Resin Opti­mized Temporary Cement is a versatile, easy-to-use temporary cement featuring a quick, 90-second set time and easy cleanup (effortlessly peeling off the prep site). An ideal choice for cementing provisional crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays, it includes a small amount of polycarboxylate resin, helping to optimize adhesion, soothe the tooth, and provide an excellent seal to prevent bacterial buildup under the temporary and maintain tissue health. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit clinicianschoice.com.
   

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Top 100 Products 2012