Dentistry Today’s 2009 Fall Product Showcase higthlights the latest products being offered to dental professionals at the fall meetings, including the ADA, being held in Hawaii, and the Greater New York, being held at the Jacob K. Javits Center.
SureFil SDR Flow posterior bulk fill flowable base is the first-ever bulk fill flowable that allows bulk fill up to 4 mm. You can save up to 40% in placement time. It offers maximum flexibility by allowing the clinician to cap the restorative with any methacrylate-based composite to provide the desired aesthetics, wear resistance, and strength needed on occlusal surfaces. For more information, call (800) 422-4511.
The IPS Empress Direct is a highly aesthetic direct composite system offering the aesthetics of a ceramic combined with the convenience of a composite. A wide range of shades, various levels of translucency, and a simple application protocol provide dentists with impressive options to easily mimic the natural aesthetics of teeth in all indications, similar to ceramic. For more information, call (800) 533-6825 and in Canada call (800) 263-8182.
Kalore, a new-generation universal composite with exclusive monomer technology from DuPont, offers the lowest shrinkage stress of any composite. It results in reduced filler drop-out. Clinically, this translates to exceptional polishability, unrivaled aesthetics, and excellent durability. Additionally, Kalore offers superior handling by putting the control back in your hands. For more information, call (800) 323-7063 or visit kalore.net.
Gingival Retraction Paste
Expasyl gingival retraction paste now comes in strawberry flavor. This new version of Expasyl offers the same tissue-management qualities—excellent hemostasis and atraumatic gingival retraction in a fraction of the time it takes to use cord—now in a pleasant new taste. A new, high-value intro kit in-cludes the lightweight ergonomic gun, new curved tips, and 60% more material than the original. For more information, call (800) KERR-123 or visit kerrdental.com/expasyl.
LED Curing Light
VALO offers unsurpassed accessibility, accuracy, and efficiency. Its sleek, nimble body accesses hard-to-reach areas, and its focused, columnar beam and custom LED pack provide consistent, uniform cures. Because of its design, VALO accesses hard-to-reach areas like no other curing light on the market. With standard, high, and plasma curing modes, the revolutionary VALO delivers the right power in the right place. For more information, call (800) 552-5512.
CLEARFIL SA CEMENT, like most self-adhesive cement, is fluoride-releasing and easier and faster to use than other types of resin cements. But it goes steps further and solves 2 very significant problems facing resin cements: it enables significantly easier removal of excess cement and true bonding to zirconia-based restorations. For more information, call (800) 879-1676 or visit the Web site kuraraydental.com.
A. Titan Instruments
Titanium Implant Scalers and Curettes are A. Titan’s newest advancement in implant maintenance instrumentation. Made from the same material as implants/abutments, the use of these implant scalers eliminates damage during cleaning. The instruments have titanium tips that can be sterilized, color-coded handles for easy detection, and are heat-treated and fully autoclavable. For more information, call (877) A-TITAN-1 or visit atitan.com.
For the ultimate in ergonomic scaling, try Insight. Insight is the only ultrasonic insert that combines swivel, light, and optimized water flow. Swivel eliminates cord twisting and tension, while light enhances visibility. Consistent water flow is critical to a thorough and comfortable cleaning process. Insight also features a soft, comfortable grip and is available in 6 tip styles. For more information, call (800) 422-9448 or visit discusdental.com.
The new SHARP Premium VPS impression materials combine exceptional hydrophilicity and superb dimensional accuracy with excellent tear strength to create precise impressions. The proprietary chemistry of SHARP Wash reduces surface tension, allowing it to flow freely into difficult areas to capture minute detail. SHARP Medium and Heavy tray materials provide ideal compression/hydrau-lics to the wash. For more information, call (800) 243-7446 or visit parkell.com.
Digital Panoramic System
A true, high-performance digital panoramic unit, the Kodak 9000 panoramic system features an adjustable focal trough to ensure easy and precise positioning, and it can easily be upgraded to include cephalometric and/or focused-field 3-D imaging. The anatomical viewing capabilities of 3-D imaging offer a wide range of diagnostic possibilities, such as endodontics, implantology, and other surgical and dental applications. Upgrading to 3-D has never been more affordable. For more information, call (800) 944-6365.
The Ti-Max NL400 micromotor system is a brushless system that combines the most powerful motor in its class with the lightest-weight motor and handpiece combinations available. Smooth, quiet, lightweight, and versatile, this system’s features include solid titanium construction, ceramic ball bearings, 4-port water spray, and cellular fiber optics. For more information, call (800) 841-4522.
The Polaris intraoral camera combines exceptional images and ergonomic excellence. The patent-pending 330˚ swivel head enables you to capture all angles with ease, and the ergonomic design makes Polaris easy to hold and operate. Objects from 6 to 40 mm are automatically in sharp focus. Two models, Polaris USB and Universal, are available. For more information, call (800) AIR-TECH or visit the Web site airtechniques.com.
LED Curing Light
Even at a distance of 7 mm, the sleek, stainless steel Elipar S10 LED curing light offers up to 3 times more intensity than comparable devices. It performs a 5-second cure for shades A3 and lighter, and it offers 5-, 10-, 15-, 20-, and 120-second cure modes and a unique tack-cure mode. The high-performance lithium-ion battery provides 60 minutes of cure time before recharging is needed. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/elipar.
EXACTA Dental Direct
The new generation of EXACTA Temp Xtra is here. EXACTA Temp Xtra provisionals are now stronger and ap-pear more natural. Their unique ability to bond to themselves allows for easy repair of voids. EXACTA Temp Xtra is ideal for single units and yet strong enough for long-span bridges. The high-gloss, enamel-like finish makes aesthetically pleasing provisionals. For more information, call (800) 474-7665.
The Bravo fractionated vacuum chamber autoclave sterilizer incorporates both prevac (to remove air) and postvac (to help drying) cycles to ensure perfect steam penetration for any load, and true to SciCan’s Statim reputation for speed, it provides rapid cycles for unwrapped instruments. Available in 120 V and 220 V and in both a 10-in 17-L and 21-L chamber size. For more information, call (800) 572-1211 or visit scican.com.
University research proves MPa DIRECT Maximum Performance Adhesive outperforms other more expensive single-bottle adhesives, providing higher bond strengths with self- and light-cure composites to dentin. A total-etch system utilizing FROST 37% Phosphoric Acid Etchant, MPa DIRECT provides higher adhesive strength to enamel, helping to prevent microleakage long-term, and eliminates postoperative sensitivity with G5 all-purpose desensitizer. For more information, call (800) 265-3444.
N’Durance Dimer Flow is the only flowable composite based on nano-dimer technology. It exhibits extremely low shrinkage while allowing high polymerization for greater assurance against secondary carries, bond failures, and staining. N’Durance Dimer Flow is easy to use with any bonding agent, and it polishes up beautifully. The extremely high radiopacity makes follow-up easy. For more information, call (800) 872-8305 or visit septodontusa.com.
Composite Finishing Set
The UltraGloss Composite Finishing Set features mandrel-mounted, single-use polishers for use on the labial surfaces of anterior composite restorations and for the finishing/polishing of intraproximal surfaces and margins. The polishers’ unique and flexible design eliminates the chance of damaging the restoration with the metal portion of the polisher. Each set contains 8-mm and 12-mm polishers in 4 ISO color-coded grits (15 of each grit). For more information, call (800) 355-5063 or visit axisdental.com.
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties
In user tests, ProFile Vortex files, the next generation in the ProFile instrument series, were found to be more efficient than previous ProFile ISO instruments. M-Wire Ni-Ti increases flexibility and resistance to cyclic fatigue over standard Ni-Ti wire. They are available in ISO tip sizes from 15 to 50 and in .04 and .06 taper. For more information, call (800) 662-1202 or visit tulsadentalspecialties.com.
This state-of-the-art composite dispenser comes with extraordinary features. It includes a high mechanical advantage mechanism that minimizes the force needed to express heavily filled composites and an ergonomic handle and trigger. Featuring a one-hand unloading design, it is also autoclavable and accepts all composite compules. For more information, call (203) 778-0200 or visit addent.com.
Practice Management Software
Patterson EagleSoft clinical and practice management software delivers a comprehensive integration package with the most options of leading digital products of any provider in the profession. All front office, clinical, and imaging procedures operate using a single patient record, allowing practices to become more productive and profitable. Patterson EagleSoft’s practice management component is currently available for free to new users nationwide. For more information, call (800) 294-8504.
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.