Ultradent Products’ Flor-Opal Varnish is now available in white. Its unique syringe-to-syringe chairside mixing disperses the fluoride throughout the resin, ensuring a consistent fluoride application on every tooth. The unit-dose syringe delivery and FX Flex tip make placement of the varnish effortless. With its new white color and cavity-preventing xylitol sweetener, patients won’t mind smiling while the fluoride does its work. For more information, call (800) 552-5512.
Polymerization Light –Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent introduces bluephase G2, the first cordless high-performance polymerization light to offer limitless LED curing to the dental office. Suitable for every clinical situation, the high-performance LED unit can be used for the fast polymerization of all light-curing dental materials in the wavelength range of 380 nm to 515 nm. Due to the virtually noiseless built-in cooling fan, the bluephase G2 light can be used for an unlimited period of time to cure all indications. For more information, call (800) 533-6825.
Temporization Material –3M ESPE
3M ESPE Protemp Plus Temporization Material is a nanotechnology-based bisacrylic material that includes a new generation of sophisticated fillers, offering easy handling and eliminating the need to polish. Protemp Plus provides high fracture resistance. The improved surface quality allows plaque to be easily cleaned, offering high wearing comfort for patients. For more information, call (800) 634-2249.
VPS Material –Kerr Corporation
Kerr Corporation has delivered a VPS material with an optimal combination of physical properties: strength, elasticity, dimensional stability, and the ability to register detail in any environment. Take 1 Advanced has the most extensive selection of set times, delivery systems, and consistencies on the market today to accommodate clinicians’ individual technique preference. For more information, call (800) KERR123.
Luting Cement –Heraeus Kulzer
iCEM Self Adhesive, the latest innovation from Heraeus Kulzer, is an all-in-one resin luting cement that combines reliable bond strength and quick, easy, convenient application with a reduced risk of postoperative sensitivity. This means that indirect restorations can now be etched, primed, bonded, and cemented in just one step. For more information, call (800) 431-1785.
Impression Material –DENTSPLY Caulk
DENTSPLY Caulk announces the launch of Aquasil Ultra Xtra Smart Wetting Impression Material. For multi-unit cases, Aquasil Ultra Xtra Impression Material provides ample syringing time (1 minute, 45 seconds intraoral work time) with faster mouth removal time (5 minutes, 30 seconds MRT) than polyether impression materials, while providing the same benefits of Aquasil Ultra VPS impression materials with pleasant taste and easy mouth removal. For more information, call (800) 532-2855.
Software –ACE Dental Software
ACE provides all of the necessary features like patient statements, insurance processing, treatment planning, recare tracking, referral tracking, ADA code compatibility, integrated scheduling, comprehensive management reports, and laser generated forms. ACE has recently added a digital signature documents feature. This allows a practice to be completely paperless by storing all signed consent forms and medical history forms in digital format. For more information, call (888) 667-4272.
Electric Motor System –Bien Air USA
An internal version of the Optima MX, this brushless electric motor system features one attachment capable of high-speed and low-speed applications and needs only one more attachment to meet Ni-Ti endodontic requirements. With 40 programmable memory settings, it provides a sophisticated, user-friendly system. With the addition of sterile irrigation and a 30:1 handpiece, the system can also be used for implant application. For more information, call (800) 433-2436.
Silicone –CLINICIAN’S CHOICE
COUNTER-FIT Multi-Purpose Replication Silicone provides exact replication, superior to alginate, for all the procedures in which clinicians would normally use alginate. Remaining stable for years, COUNTER-FIT is easily disinfected and can be poured immediately and multiple times. COUNTER-FIT sets in 2.5 minutes, is thixotropic so it won’t induce gagging, and is cleaner and safer than alginate. For more information, call (800) 265-3444.
The Waterlase C100 is an affordable all-tissue laser for the general dentist who wants to perform operatory procedures at a new standard of clinical results. With industry-leading Waterlase YSGG technology and multiple, selectable pulse repetition rates, the C100 provides smoother cutting at higher repetition rates and improved patient comfort at lower repetition rates. For more information, call (888) 424-6527.
Cure Core Material –Coltène/Whaldent
The ParaPost ParaCore Automix 5-mL dual-cure core material comes with narrow mixing tips for direct application into the canal, making post cementation and core build-up faster and easier. Para-Core cuts like dentin and has a nonslumping, stackable consistency. ParaCore Automix 5-mL Introduction Kit comes with free ParaBond adhesive and ParaForm core formers. For more information, call (800) 221-3046.
Full-Arch Reconstruction –Arrowhead
Exclusively from the Dr. Dick Barnes Group, discover the essential steps of successfully implementing Full-Arch Reconstruction cases into the practice. Learn from leading clinicians how to significantly reduce chair time and increase production. Clinicians will become confident in diagnosing, presenting, and increasing case acceptance for full-arch and comprehensive dentistry. For more information call (800) 800-7200.
Headrest –Crescent Products
The Crescent Memory Headrest was developed to provide support to the patient’s head and neck during procedures while enabling procedures to be performed more easily. The headrest shapes to the head and neck without causing pressure. The headrest is covered in a medical-grade vinyl for easy cleaning. For more information call (800) 989-8085.
Intraoral Camera –Acteon North America
SOPRO, the world leader in dental imaging, introduces the SOPRO 617 camera. The 105° angle of view (15° increase) separates it from other cameras, allowing better exploration of the distal areas, and prevents trauma to the mouth. An aspheric lens and the latest generation LEDs eliminate distortion. A large depth of field provides a clear image in any circumstance (from portrait to single tooth). For more information, call (800) 289-6367.
Resorbable Graft Material –Impladent
OsteoGen Synthetic Bioactive Resorbable Graft is a nonceramic material with more than 20 years of clinical successes for sinus elevations, tooth socket preservation, alveolar ridge deformities, treatment of periapical, intrabony periodontal defects, and with implants. As the product resorbs, new bone formation replaces the defect site by the fourth or fifth month. For more information, call (800) 526-9343.
By combining easy-to-use screens with a complete feature set and low prices, DentiMax continues to revolutionize the practice management market. From the charting screen, clinicians can post procedures directly to the ledger and are one click away from digital x-rays, clinical notes, treatment planning, and medical alerts. For more information, call (800) 704-8494.
Digital X-Ray System –E-Woo Technology
The PaX-500 OS (one-shot) Digital Panoramic and Cephalometric x-ray system features a compact, ergonomic design. Coupled with powerful, user-friendly imaging software, the system helps enhance communications between the practitioner and patient. It also provides a solution to motion artifacts caused by patient movement. Regardless of external factors such as temperature variation, the system offers high-quality panoramic and cephalometric images for dental practitioners and orthodontic specialists. For more information, call 888-396-6872.
Crown-Prepping Carbides –KOMET
Designed in conjunction with Dr. Donald J. Alexander, crown-prepping carbides allow for precise and controlled tooth reduction while providing a finished surface comparable to that achieved by using a diamond finisher. The flat-ended bur is designed for crown preparations that use a porcelain-butt margin. The round-ended bur H881U is more suited to create a chamfer for alumina or zirconia CAD/CAM copings. Because of its cylindrical form, the cutting depth is a known quantity, removing the need for depth grooves. For more information, call (888) KOMET-USA.
All-Tissue Laser –Hoya ConBio
The VersaWave Erbium:YAG all-tissue dental laser provides new levels of power, versatility, efficiency, and reliability for a wide variety of hard-, soft-, and osseous-tissue procedures. With a repetition rate of 3 to 50 pulses per second, the VersaWave laser offers a high average power output and high energy per pulse. For more information, call (800) 532-1064.
Binocular Loupes –HEINE North America
The HR series Binocular Loupe represents HEINE’s most advanced optical achievement. The clarity, crispness, and resolution are unmatched by other loupes on the market. Also new is the S-Frame eye-protection system. State-of-the-art materials combine to reduce weight and provide unmatched comfort, even when worn for extended periods of time. For more information, call (800) 367-4872.
X-Ray Positioning Product –Steri-Shield
Steri-Shields’ horizontal bite-wing has been improved to provide several useful new features. The new longer bite-wing tab (+1.5 cm) contains a small insertion slot to allow attachment of an integrated (single piece) x-ray, aimer ring, and bar. The new x-ray guide bar easily slides into the tab of the disposable bitewing and can be sterilized for reuse. For more information, call (800) 699-7220.
IMTEC’s Hybrid Implant offers a treatment plan for replacing teeth in areas with limited space. The patent-pending design of this implant enables placement with a microsurgical, flapless procedure much like the Sendax MDI placement protocol, making it the most minimally invasive implant of its size. For more information, call (800) 879-9799.
Composite Warmer –AdDent
Warming composites has been researched and proven to minimize marginal shrinkage, reduce curing time, and provide a stronger bond strength. The Calset by AdDent has 3 temperatures: 98°, 135°, and 155°. It accepts either compules or syringes. Other tray accessories are available. For more information, call (203) 778-0200.
Caries Detection Instrument –Air Techniques
Spectra is a handheld, noninvasive imaging instrument that aids in the detection of caries visually by measuring increased light induced fluorescence. LEDs project high-energy light onto the tooth surface, stimulating bacteria to fluoresce red and healthy enamel green. Results can be seen on the computer monitor. For more information, call (800) AIR TECH.
(510k under FDA review. Spectra is an investigational device and limited by Federal law to investigational use.)
Universal Operatory –Dansereau Health Products
Dansereau Health Products introduces the New Universal Operatory. The AM Dental Chair, Infinity Delivery System, Rear Assistant’s System, and Diamond Dental Light are included in the operatory package. The AM3 dental chair is available in more than 150 color choices. For more information, call (800) 423-5657.
Patient Education Software –CAESY
CAESY patient education software is an award-winning multimedia system featuring preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatment presentations for operatories and reception areas in the dental office. CAESY has proven to help dental practices nationwide educate their patients and grow their practices. The product family includes CAESY DVD, Smile Channel DVD, CAESY Pediatrics and CAESY Enterprise. For more information, call (800) 294-8504.
Serrated Strips –AXIS Dental
Achieve better access and interproximal reduction with the new, QwikStrip Curved and Double-Sided Assortment Packs from AXIS Dental. Depth-limiting design prevents soft-tissue irritation, while the unique handle provides a comfortable grip for optimal tactile control, giving easy access to interproximal spaces. QwikStrip Abrasive and Serrated strips are color-coded and are available in serrated, coarse, medium, fine, and superfine grits. For more information, call (800) 355-5063.
LED Light –Carl Zeiss
The portable EyeMag Light is a powerful LED that brilliantly illuminates the visual field and ensures maximum detail recognition with high contrast. With its easy operation, integrated temperature regulation, and a lightweight, compact design, EyeMag Light provides optimal wearing comfort for daily use. The portable illumination system is an ideal supplement to the range of EyeMag loupes from Carl Zeiss. For more information, call (800) 442-4020.
Composite Fiber Burs –Danville
With Stainbuster composite fiber burs, users can remove stains and residual composite with no damage to enamel or porcelain, trim resin flash from restorations, and remove orthodontic cement. Ideal for difficult proximal or lingual areas, they are available in 8 shapes, 6 per pack, and are autoclavable for multiple use. For more information, call (800) 827-7940.
Hearing Protection Device –Appliance Therapy
New from Success Essentials of Space Maintainers Laboratory is the Hear-Safe. This device drowns out the high-pitched handpiece, saliva ejector, and air noise but allows clinicians to hear the human voice clearly. Each Hear-Safe is custom-made for comfort and engineered for protection. The Hear-Safe kit includes everything needed for long-term hearing protection, including video instructions and an ear impression. For more information, call (800) 423-3270.
Hybrid Motor System –Aseptico
The new AEU-7000E-70V implant and endo hybrid motor system features advanced calibration, a powerful 40K brushless autoclavable micromotor, integrated easy-load irrigation pump, and includes advanced endodontic features. Torque up to 60 Ncm allows for a single 20:1 reduction handpiece to perform drilling, tapping, and placement of implants. The foot control allows for hands-free adjustment of many settings. For more information, call (800) 426-5913.
Universal Composite –Cosmedent
Renamel NANO is a universal composite that clinicians can use both anteriorly and posteriorly without compromising on the end aesthetic result. Renamel NANO is a light-cured nanohybrid composite that is 80% filled, resulting in stronger and longer lasting restorations. The unique Renamel formulation is easy to work with, extremely wear-resistant, and highly aesthetic. Renamel NANO comes in 12 shades in 5-g syringes and 0.25-g single use compules. For more information, call (800) 621-6729.
Post –Bisco Dental
BISCO introduces the D.T. LIGHT-POST ILLUSION, an advanced aesthetic post. The post has patented, color-on-command technology, making it more appealing than ever. When the post is placed, the intrinsic color of the post disappears, allowing it to blend into the natural dentition. If retreatment or removal is ever required, the color will reappear on command by simply spraying cool water. For more information, call (800) 247-3368.
Crown/Bridge System –Assured Dental Laboratory
Cercon Zirconia is an innovative system for aesthetic metal-free crowns and bridges. The system is used to fabricate anterior or posterior single units or multi-unit bridge restorations out of translucent, biocompatible zirconia, the strongest dental ceramic. About 2,000,000 units have been placed worldwide. The restorations can be placed with conventional cementation or adhesive bonding techniques. For more information, call (877) 283-5351.
Handpiece –Brasseler USA
The Brasseler USA/NSK Ti-Max NL9000 series high speed handpieces are solid titanium handpieces that feature ceramic bearings, 360° quick-disconnect swivel coupling, and cellular fiber optics. With top-line power and extraordinarily lightweight, the NL9000 series is available in miniature, standard and high-torque head sizes and can be purchased to fi
Dr. Hugh Flax, one of the cover authors of Dentistry Today's January/February issue, stopped by our booth at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting to visit and take a picture with James Radcliffe.