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ALIGNER MATERIAL - Align Technology

SmartTrack is a highly elastic aligner material that delivers more constant force to improve control of tooth movements. A study of 1,015 patients treated with aligners made with SmartTrack material showed (1) a significant improvement in control of tooth movements, such as rotation and extrusion and (2) the percentage of patients on track with treatment was significantly higher at a follow-up appointment after 5 months. For more information, visit aligntechinstitute.com.



 

ANESTHESIA SYSTEM - Aseptico

An alternative to mandibular block anesthesia, the STA single-tooth anesthesia system allows doctors to precisely administer an intraligamentary injection that rapidly anesthetizes a single tooth rather than an entire quadrant. This means that patients won’t have numb cheeks like those created by conventional syringe-delivered anesthesia. For more information, call (866) 244-2954 or visit aseptico.com.









 

CARIES DETECTION DEVICE - ACTEON North America

The SOPROLIFE is 2 devices in one, operating as a caries detection device as well as a high-magnification intraoral camera. It is not software-dependent so it works with most imaging and practice management software, and it is backward-compatible with all SOPRO docking stations. For more information, call (800) 289-6367, visit us.acteongroup.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .







 

CARIES DETECTION DEVICE - Air Techniques

Spectra can detect decay hidden between the margins of existing composite and amalgam restorations. It is the only caries detection aid that works like Doppler radar to discover caries earlier. Its new, sleek design features a 120° button ring for added comfort. It uses fluorescence to detect caries in fissures and smooth surfaces that may go unnoticed in x-ray images. For more information, call (800) 247-8324 or visit airtechniques.com.



 

CROWN AND BRIDGE RESTORATIVE - Assured Dental

Zenostar is a 100% full-milled pure zirconia crown and bridge restoration with no porcelain overlay and no porcelain fractures. Its benefits include being less than half the price of a gold crown, an aesthetic alternative to gold restoration and PFM, 1,200-MPa flexural strength, conventional chamfer prep and cementation, and an excellent marginal fit. Its indications are single posterior crowns and crowns with limited occlusal clearance. For more information, call (877) 283-5351 or assureddentallab.com.



 

DENTAL CHAIR - A-dec

A-dec 500 delivers outstanding performance and patient comfort for the doctor who understands the value of progress. It is dentistry’s hallmark for treatment room excellence. With its streamlined profile, pressure-mapped chair support, and complete range of integrated possibilities, A-dec 500 is unmatched for its graceful display of innovation. For more information, call (800) 547-1883 or visit a-dec.com.





 

DIGITAL X-Ray SENSORS - Apixia Digital Imaging

Apixia digital x-ray sensors deliver crisp, clear images instantly for as much as 75% less cost as competing systems. Apixia’s fresh ideas in digital imaging are redefining the product category by using the latest global manufacturing technology backed by a 2-year warranty, free technical support, and a host of other advantages. For more information, call (626) 810-9201 or visit apixia.com.



 

SHADE-MATCHING DEVICE - AdDent

The Rite Lite 2 shade-matching light is a de-vice that incorporates diffused LED technology to simulate various lighting conditions to aid in the color matching of teeth and all types of dental restorations. It offers 3 modes of light for shade taking, including (1) color-corrected light at a color temperature of 5,500°K, (2) incandescent room light at 3,200°K, and (3) ambient light at 3900°K. For more information, call (203) 778-0200 or visit addent.com.









 

18th Annual Midwinter Product Showcase