Top 25 Endodontic Products 2011


Dentistry Today’s First Annual Readers’ Choice Top 25 Endodontic Products, selected on the basis of lead generation, represent some of the profession’s most innovative endodontic products. The products appear in no particular order.
 

Aseptico

The AEU-7000E-70V provides the ultimate return on investment. A unique handpiece calibration system automatically detects the internal properties of individual reduction handpieces at the time of treatment, ensuring highly accurate speed and torque results. Existing handpieces can be used, resulting in additional cost savings. Compatible handpiece ratios include 1:5 and 1:2 increasers for restorative or surgical applications, 1:1 for polishing or adjustments, 16:1 to 32:1 reduction for implant, and 4:1 to 16:1 for endo. Custom display names and settings can also be added to the programmable preset buttons for enhanced customization. Upgrad­able software means longevity of the equipment, which will free up your budget for other areas of the practice. For more information, (866) 244-2954, visit the Web site aseptico.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .











 

B&L Biotech

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 B&L's Alpha heat source, the Beta unit provides simplicity, operator ease and comfort, and durability into this cordless injectable obturation gun. Equipped with a durable rechargeable battery and mounting easily in a charge cradle, the Beta will give more than 4 hours of continuous use on a single charge. Unique design features include a patented 360° swivel needle, allowing the operator to change the angle of entry to any canal. It's especially convenient for hard-to-reach maxillary cases. The handpiece is lightweight and ergonomic for operators with large or very small hands. With many doctors using multiple endodontic devices now in their practice, a reliable, cordless obturation device helps reduce clutter, and adds ease of portability between operatories. For more information, call (949) 581-3636, visit the Web site bnlbio.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Essential Dental Systems

The Endo-Express and the SafeSiders relieved instruments revolutionize endodontics. The combination of relieved instruments being used in a reciprocating handpiece virtually eliminates instrument breakage. The reciprocating handpiece prevents instrument binding. SafeSiders instruments have a patented flat-sided edge, providing space for dentinal debris. Negotiation to the apex is now quick and easy—all at a fraction of the cost of other systems. The Endo-Express instrumentation system provides dentists an affordable alternative that provides clinically excellent results for your patient. For more information, call (800) 22-FLEXI or visit edsdental.com.







 

DiaDent

Dia-Pen is a cordless, warm, vertical compaction device. Its unparalleled performance and superior design translate into reliable and predictable clinical outcomes. It effectively and tightly compacts and seals all canals, including lateral canals. Its lightweight and ergonomic design ensures the unit is easy to handle, clean, and store. Color-coded pen tips are available in various sizes (XF, F, FM, M, and ML) for easy identification. It offers 3 temperature settings—low, medium, and high (170°C, 200°C, and 220°C)— and the quick heating tip can reach 220°C within one second to save treatment time. For more information, call (877) 342-3368 or visit diadent.com.



















 

Ultradent Products

Building on Ultradent's Anatomic Endodontic Technology (AET), TiLOS is a hybrid system that incorporates stainless steel and Ni-Ti hand files, as well as engine-driven stainless steel shaping files and Ni-Ti apical files. The files are optimized for Ultradent's 30° reciprocating handpiece to present a safe, effective, and affordable instrumentation system. The system utilizes a cleaning and shaping hybridization technique, using the technology and speed of the biomechanical systems, while maximizing the intuitive, traditional nature of hand instrumentation. It reduces the influence of anatomical variations, pathological conditions, and complications often experienced with other systems, such as ledging, zipping, canal transportation, unnecessary tooth structure removal, and file separation. The TiLOS files are sold in preconfigured RediPacks, apical finishing packs, and refill packs. For more information, call (800) 552-5212 or visit ultradent.com.
 

Charles B. Schwed

C Files are ideal for negotiating calcified, torturous, or severely curved canals. The files are available in 21- and 25-mm lengths and size Nos. 06, 08, and 10. These allow the practitioner to lean on the instrument more, enabling easier negotiation in extremely narrow or calcified canals. For more information, call (800) 847-4073.
 

3M ESPE

RelyX Fiber Posts offer a unique resin composition and equally dispersed parallel glass fibers, providing superior mechanical strength and dentin-like flex. Its microporous surface allows for additional bond strength through microretentive effects. Its radiopacity is among the highest of available glass fiber posts. With high translucency and an appearance similar to that of tooth structure, RelyX Fiber Posts are not visible through the restoration and support a natural light reflection. The posts are now offered in coronal diameters of 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, and 1.9 mm, providing a solution for any clinical situation. Pairing RelyX Fiber Post with RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement and its endo tip creates the perfect treatment in endo, enabling cement application from bottom to top. The result is a strong and virtually void-free post cementation. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/relyxunicem2.



 

Filhol Dental

The new FILPIN PIN BENDER is the ideal accessory to the FILPIN restoration retention system, engineered to enhance the retention of all types of restoration to dentin. After inserting FILPIN, it may be necessary to bend the protruding pin(s) to suit the restoration. It is engineered for precision and accuracy to protect against damage to the pin and tooth structure. It creates uniform bends every time while minimizing uneven pressures upon the pin and dentin. It is the latest in a long line of innovative developments from Filhol Dental, a specialist company with more than 80 years of experience and millions of its precision products used worldwide. For more information, call (212) 714-9250, visit filhol.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





 

Parkell

Thermique thermal condenser includes a proportional feedback system to maintain precise temperature within the canal for predictable gutta-percha flow with minimal generation of smoke and flames. The unit features a 360° finger control to allow activation from any position. Its tip heats up only after placement within the canal and reaches the preselected temperature within 3 seconds. When the operator releases the finger activation, the tip instantly cools off. A built-in rechargeable battery allows a full day's use on a single charge. The unit has a warning light that lets the operator know when the battery's getting low. If the procedure continues, the device automatically shuts off in order to maintain the preselected temperature. For patient and operator safety, a built-in circuit will also deactivate the unit if there's an internal malfunction. The Thermique comes with a 90-day, risk-free trial and 5-year warranty. For more information, call (800) 243-7446 or visit parkell.com.


 

CJM Engineering

Munce Discovery Burs are the answer to calcified canals, separated instruments, isthmus troughing, cement-line dissection, and deep-access caries. Shallow and deep troughers are 31 and 34 mm, respectively, with 6 easy-to-read, color-coded round carbide head sizes (Nos. 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 4). Stiff 1-mm diameter shafts ensure positive operational control, and the even narrower 0.7-mm diameter stiff shaft of the tiny 0.25 deep trougher makes it ideal for high-magnification, delicate isthmus troughing, and cement-line dissection around posts, silver points, etc. There is also the unique, 31-mm No. 6 endodontic cariesectomy bur. By contrast, standard slow-speed burs are only 28 mm and have bulky 2.6-mm diameter shafts that impinge on deep-access cavity walls, unfavorably guiding the bur head toward ledging or perforation. Unlike ultrasonic tips, Munce Discovery Burs are heatless, not prone to spontaneous breakage, and have the familiar tactile feedback of slow-speed round burs. For more information, call (888) 256-0999 or visit cjmengineering.com.
 

Coltene/Whaledent

GuttaFlow is the first flowable gutta-percha obturation system that combines gutta-percha and sealer in one material. This self-curing, injectable system works at room temperature (no heating required), ensuring an excellent seal without the shrinkage. With the excellent flow and sealing properties of GuttaFlow, condensation is not required. It comes in single-unit dose capsules that deliver a consistent dosage and minimize contamination. It is also radiopaque and can be removed easily if retreatment or post placement becomes necessary. For more information, call (800) 221-3046 or visit coltenewhaledent.com.





   

SS White Burs

Configured for precision endodontic access and exploration of single root canals, the Anterior/Bicuspid Endodontic Access & Exploration Kit features the SS White Great White No. 2 metal cutting bur, the Great White Z Diamonds for access through porcelain and zirconia, and 4 EndoGuide Burs for straight-line canal access and exploration. The patented, microdiameter, conical-shaped EndoGuide Bur tip acts as a self-centering guide, eliminating "runoff" associated with round burs that can lead to gouging and ledging. Compared to round burs, this straight-line path provides an ideally shaped guide-path for endodontic files to help prevent file deflection. EndoGuide Burs feature long, lateral blades that sustain guidance when exploring root canals and blending the canal orifice shape to the root shape. The diminutive, conical-shaped tip offers increased tactile sense of tooth surface variations. EndoGuide Burs maximize treatment efficiency and conserve healthy pericervical dentin. For more information, call (800) 535-2877 or visit sswhiteburs.com/endoguide.
   

JS Dental Manufacturing

Xtreme endodontic instruments are extremely flexible and follow the canal with virtually no transportation, ledging, or perforation. The development of a controlled memory material has enabled JS Dental Manufacturing to make files that follow the canal like nothing else on the market and the files are also 300% less likely to separate. These files follow the path of least resistance, resulting in a perfectly enlarged canal, preserved tooth structure, and easier obturation. The Xtreme instruments are available in K-File and turbo file configurations as well as an engine-driven, full-rotation, Xtreme 360°. They are available in sizes 15 through 40 in 21-, 25-, and 31-mm lengths (360° not available in 31 mm). For more information, call (800) 284-3368 or visit jsdental.com.
   

VOCO America

The Post Procedure kit includes all matching materials used from the post cementation to the final core buildup. The kit includes 3 sizes of Rebilda Posts, dentin-like flexible glass fiber posts with high radiopacity, high translucency, and excellent light conductivity with matching reamers and drills. The award-winning, dual-cured, self-etch bond Futurabond DC can be used in the self-cured mode without any light. This is a great benefit in the root canal, thus avoiding the pooling effect (the blocking of the canal due to cured adhesive). Special Endo Tim brushes allow easy application of the adhesive into the root canal. The kit promotes the Mono-Bloc Concept. Rebilda DC is used as a cement and core build-up material. This not only saves time but creates one mono block from the root canal to the core buildup with the same excellent physical properties. For more information, call (888) 658-2584, visit the Web site vocoamerica.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
   

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