Fall Product Showcase 2007

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2007 FALL NEW PRODUCT SHOWCASE

Dentistry Today’s 2007 Fall New Product Showcase highlights the industry’s latest products to be featured this fall. Our annual comprehensive showcase of dental products represents what’s new and innovative in the profession today. The products do not appear in any particular order.

DENTSPLY CAULK – RESTORATIVE MATERIAL

EXACTA DENTAL DIRECT – PROVISIONALS

Ceram-X restorative has nanoceramic particles that are 70% smaller than currently used nanofiller particles. Ceram-X has optimal physical properties, handling, and polish with a simplified new shading system that mimics natural tooth color. Four-year in vivo clinical trials confirm its long-lasting physical properties. For more information, call DENTSPLY Caulk at (800) LD CAULK ([800] 532-2855) or visit caulk.com.

The new generation of EXACTA Temp Xtra is here. By taking the successful original formula and utilizing new nanoparticle technology, EXACTA Temp Xtra provisionals are stronger and have more natural optical characteristics. They are available in many shades: bleach, b-1, a-1, a-2, a-3, a-3.5, and now c-2. For more information, call EXACTA Dental Direct at (800) 474-7665.

PERIO PROTECT – TRAYS

SDI – BONDING SYSTEM

FDA-cleared Perio Trays offer a noninvasive delivery technique to overcome crevicular flow and successfully deliver antimicrobials to subgingival pockets. Research shows a 99.98% kill rate of periopathogens after 17 days of Perio Protect treatment. Perio Trays also offer a new possibility for long-term disease management. For more information, call Perio Protect at (866) 693-3400 or visit perioprotect.com.

Go! is a single-component, light- cured, self-etching, fluoride-releasing dentin and enamel bonding system.  Go! etches, primes, and bonds all at the same time. It contains a colored dye indicator that turns clear after light-curing, and it does not require multiple applications, scrubbing, or agitation. You don’t even need to shake the bottle. For more information, call SDI at (800) 228-5166 or visit sdi.com.au.

TRIUMPH PHARMACEUTICALS – MOUTHWASH

ULTRADENT – ENDODONTIC SEALER

SmartMouth Mouthwash provides fresh breath 12 times longer than any other mouthwash. An independent review of an ADA search on all published studies regarding mouthwashes and bad breath shows that SmartMouth Mouthwash has been clinically proven to provide fresh breath for 12 hours; no other mouthwash has been clinically proven to provide fresh breath longer than 1 hour. For more information, call Triumph Pharmaceuticals at (800) 492-7040.

EndoREZ Accelerator makes EndoREZ the only self-priming, hydro-philic, and biocompatible endodontic sealer available with an accelerator component. The set time is re-duced by approximately 75%, from 15 to 20 minutes to an average of 4 to 6 minutes. This reduction in time allows the clinician, assistants, and patients to complete a comprehensive root canal/restorative appointment much faster and with less down time. For more information, call Ultradent Products at (800) 552-5512.

3M ESPE DENTAL PRODUCTS – ADHESIVE

AXIS DENTAL – OBTURATOR

Adper Scotchbond SE Self-Etch Adhesive offers a unique combination of confidence-inspiring features and total-etch performance in a self-etch for reduced postoperative sensitivity. In addition to long-term bond performance, it features a color change indicator to ensure proper placement and activation.  For more information, call 3M ESPE Dental Products at (800) 634-2249 or visit the Web site 3mespe.com.

The Soft-Core HD obturator’s en-hanced radiopacity and cool orange gutta-percha offer improved visual contrast for a high-definition 3-D fill. Reformulated at a lower melting temperature, Soft-Core HD increases your productivity, allowing you to work and complete fills quickly. Package that with the Soft-Core Cordless Heater and you’ve got total efficiency. For more information, call Axis Dental at (800) 355-5063 or visit axisdental.com.

BIOLASE – ALL-TISSUE LASER

BRASSELER USA – ROOT CANAL CLEANER

The Waterlase MD combines laser energy and water in a process called HydroPhotonics to perform dental procedures with no shots and no pain. In most cases, this enhances patient comfort and expands dentists’ clinical capabilities. It helps dentists perform everyday procedures more effectively and treat cases they may currently avoid because of issues such as bleeding and postoperative pain and medications. For more information, call (888) 424-6527.

EndoSequence Canal Clean is for highly effective cleansing of root canals. It removes the smear layer and opens the dentinal tubules. Furthermore, as a result of its low surface tension, EndoSequence Canal Clean effectively penetrates the dentinal tubules. The result is a clean canal that is primed for final obturation. For more information, call Brasseler USA at (800) 841-4522.

IMTEC – IMPLANT SYSTEMS

KODAK DENTAL – IMAGING SYSTEM

Sendax MDI provides an immediate, affordable solution for denture stability. ENDURE, an internal hex implant system, brings a simple approach to traditional implants through a universal prosthetic platform and simplified surgical protocol. Hexed Head is an external hex line doctors have used and trusted for decades. IMTEC’s ORTHO Implant provides immediate anchorage for orthodontic treatment. For more information, call IMTEC at (800) 879-9799.

The new Iluma system provides state-of-the-art, full cranial, ana-tomically correct 3-D images. Motion and artifact reduction tools help create clearer images while making case planning and diagnosis more accurate. The Iluma Vi-sion 3-D software enables the clinician to reuse images endlessly, with no need for additional exposures. For more information, call Kodak Dental at (800) 944-6365 or visit kodakdental.com.

KERR – CURING LIGHT

OBTURA SPARTAN – DELIVERY SYSTEM

Demi, the new wand style, is an ergonomic LED curing light from Demetron with breakthrough periodic level shifting (PLS) technology. It delivers a true 5-second cure for universal composite shades A3 and lighter. Other features include multiple time settings, a timer mode recall, an 8-minute sleep mode, and low-battery indicator. It includes an interchangeable lithiumion battery and charger. For more information, call Kerr at (800) KERR-123 or visit kerrdental.com.

Obtura Spartan’s Obtura gutta-percha delivery system offers clinicians the highest amount of tactile sense and control to date, and it now comes complete with a free accessory kit. It is equipped with extra needles, gutta-percha, cleaning solution, and educational materials, giving you all the tools you need to feel confident using the Obtura right away. For more information, call Obtura Spartan at (800) 344-1321 or visit the Web site obtura.com.

ADDENT – LED SHADE-MATCHING LIGHT

AIR TECHNIQUES – X-RAY FILM

The Rite-lite LED Shade-Matching Light incorporates the latest LED technology to bring simulated north sky daylight with a standardized color temperature of 5,500°K, and it has a CRI of 92+. It aids in eliminating costly remakes. The Rite-lite comes with neutral color tabs used to eliminate environmental color distractions. It is a handheld, battery-operated unit. For more information, call AdDent at (203) 778-0200 or visit addent.com.

Sensa is the D-speed dental x-ray film manufactured by Air Tech-niques with materials supplied by Fujifilm. Sensa is for everyone who uses film. It works with every type of processor and brand of chemistry. Quality, dependability, and superb radiographs are what you can expect when using Sensa. Size 2 is now available, with more sizes coming in the future. For more information, call Air Techniques at (800) AIR-TECH.

DEN-MAT – VENEER HANDPIECE

A-DEC – OPERATORY MONITOR MOUNTS

The patented LUMIgrip handpiece facilitates the delicate and secure handling and control of porcelain veneers during try-in, cement loading, and placement. The LUMIgrip eliminates the operator stress previously associated with earlier methods involving the tenuous manipulation of fragile, slippery veneers with fingers, cotton pliers, or adhesive sticks. For more information, call Den-Mat at (800) 445-0345 or visit denmat.com.

A-dec offers 3 new styles of overhead monitor mount solutions: wall, central console, and ceiling. Each provides viewing for patient entertainment, consultation/education, and practice management. Counter-balanced tension adjustments and easy cable routing simplify upgrades. All are VESA-compliant, handling up to 20 lbs (9 kg). For more information, call A-dec at (800) 547-1883.

KURARAY DENTAL – COMPOSITE

PARKELL – POSTERIOR RESTORATIVE

The Clearfil Majesty Series is a curative system of resins that is designed for the specific purpose of restoring a natural radiance and whitening to teeth. Clearfil Majesty Esthetic is a universal composite that provides a dramatic blending of colors without obvious transitional shading from one tooth to the next. Clearfil Majesty Flowable resin possesses significant compressive and tensile strength. For more information, call Kuraray Dental at (800) 879-1676 or visit the Web site kuraraydental.com.

HyperFIL-DC composite eliminates the need for flowable liners and incremental buildup. After curing your bonding agent, simply express HyperFIL into the preparation. It flows to conform to the surface, then stacks to fill the prep. After light-curing the surface for 40 seconds, shape and polish immediately. HyperFIL contains 80% inorganic filler for wear resistance. For more information, call Parkell at (800) 243-7446 or visit the Web site parkell.com.

SIRONA DENTAL – INTRAORAL SENSOR SYSTEM

ZENITH/DMG – BONDING SYSTEM

XIOS incorporates the latest CMOS APS sensor technology and offers the perfect combination of low noise with optimized resolution. The USB module guarantees data transmission to the computer virtually in real time. Available in sizes 1 and 2, XIOS features a slim sensor design for easy positioning. In addition, the new, disposable, self-adhesive XIOS sensor holders are smaller than the actual sensor. For more information, call Sirona Dental Systems at (800) 659-5977.

TECO Total Etch Control is an  innovative, one push-button bonding system. TECO provides the reliable adhesion of a total etch with uniquely fast and easy one-handed delivery. Just press the pod on the innovative unit-dose package. Remove the Microbrush and apply TECO to either dry or wet dentin. For more information, call Zenith/DMG at (800) 662-6383.

DISCUS DENTAL – DELIVERY SYSTEM

DENTSPLY TRUBYTE – DENTURE

The HotShot enables fast and easy delivery of warm obturation material for endodontic backfill. It’s cordless and compact, making it easy for handling, cleaning, and storage. Variable-gauge swivel needles enable you to navigate hard-to-reach angles. Whether you’re using Resilon or gutta-percha, the variable temperature settings allow you to control obturation flow characteristics. For more information, call Discus Dental at (800) 422-9448.

The Eclipse Clear Base Denture is a visible, light-cured, shape-stable resin that gives the doctor a “window” through which to see tissue compression, voids, and fluid retention during the fabrication process. This helps avoid fit issues down the road. It is a highly aesthetic, differentiated premium denture, and it allows for precise chairside or laboratory adjustments. For more information, call DENTSPLY Trubyte at (800) 877-0020, extension 54420.

GENDEX DENTAL SYSTEMS – PANORAMIC UNIT

MILLENNIUM DENTAL – LASER

The Orthoralix 8500 DDE incor-porates high-end features such as multimotorized rotation and a 0.4-mm focal spot into an affordable, robust system. Its small footprint and direct connectivity yield uncom-plicated integration, while a simple, logical display panel and laser positioning make it easy for the dental team to operate. For more information, call Gendex Dental Systems at (888) 275-5286 or visit gendex.com.

The PerioLase MVP-7 Dental Laser is designed to perform laser periodontal therapy and the protocol for LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure). LANAP is the only laser protocol cleared by the FDA for cementum-mediated periodontal lig-ament attachment in the absence of long junctional epithelium. For more information, call Millennium Dental Technologies at (888) 49-LASER (52737).

PENTRON CLINICAL – CEMENT

PREMIER DENTAL – TEMPORARY CEMENT

Breeze self-adhesive resin cement is formulated with advanced resin technology to provide the strongest retention available in a self-adhesive, automix cement. By eliminating the individual etching, priming, bonding, and mixing steps, it enables the dentist to cement and place restorations quickly and efficiently, minimizing chair time and virtually eliminating post-op sensitivity. For more information, call Pentron Clinical Technologies at (800) 551-0283.

NexTemp temporary resin cement is designed to combine the multiple benefits of fluoride release, potassium nitrate, and chlorhexidine. The resin-based formula provides an excellent seal and will not wash out. The unique, 2-stage cure stabilizes the temporary and allows for easy removal of flash. NexTemp will not interfere with final cementation and is compatible with resin-based temporaries. For more information, call Premier Dental Products at (888) 670-6100.

STRAUMANN USA – DENTAL IMPLANT

CLINICIAN’S CHOICE – IMPRESSION MATERIAL

Straumann USA’s hydrophilic and chemically active implant surface, SLActive, accelerates the osseointegration process to enhance confidence, increase predictability, and reduce healing times from 6 to 8 weeks to 3 to 4 weeks. Today’s patients want fewer appointments and shorter treatment times. For more information, call Straumann USA at (800) 448-8168.

MULTI-PREP extended working time impression material provides a 2:40 working time, enough to syringe up to 12 units before the wash material begins to set. MULTI-PREP provides moisture performance, a 100% cure for maximum tear strength, and dimensional stability, and sets intraorally in 5:00. Ideal material hydraulics ensures the wash flows beyond the margins. For more information, call CLINICIAN’S CHOICE at (800) 265-3444.

J. MORITA USA – HIGH-SPEED HANDPIECE

KAVO – SOFT-TISSUE LASER

The TwinPower Turbine is the world’s only high-speed handpiece featuring double-impeller technology and zero suck-back. Extremely powerful (22 W), it delivers continuous torque, even under high loads. A pressurized air system prevents the intake of contaminated aerosol and other particles into the air line. Other features include a compact head (height: 13.2 mm), rapid braking, and glass rod optics. For more information, call J. Morita USA at (888) JMORITA (566-7482).

Easy to integrate into your practice, the GENTLEray 980 diode laser delivers excellent clinical results in combination with outstanding user friendliness. With easy access to all 29 preset, user-friendly programs, procedures become effortless. The wavelength of 980 nm provides the best combination of clean cutting and excellent hemostasis in a wide range of soft-tissue indications. It is not for sale and pending 510(k) clearance. For more information, call KaVo at (800) 323-8029 or visit kavousa.com.

NOBEL BIOCARE – IMPLANT

ORASCOPTIC – HYBRID LOUPES

This implant offers self-drilling capabilities for increased control during insertion. Nobel-Active has a unique thread design that condenses bone, which can result in increased initial stability. It has been designed for increased soft-tissue volume at the head of the implant, resulting in improved aesthetics. Available in internal and external configurations, it features the proven TiUnite surface for Immediate Function. For more information, visit nobelbiocare.com.

Revolution is the industry’s first hybrid loupe that combines through-the-lens (TTL) and flip-up technology. As with a traditional TTL design, the telescopes of the Revolution loupe are permanently affixed within the product’s carrier lenses. However, unlike any other loupe on the market, the carrier lenses themselves flip up, affording the user completely unobstructed vision to consult with clients or review a patient chart. For more information, visit orascoptic.com.

SOMNOMED – ORAL APPLIANCE

DENTSPLY TULSA DENTAL – ENDO KIT

The SomnoMed MAS is a highly effective solution for the majority of patients with mild to moderate OSA and snoring. Ninety-six percent of patients with proven OSA stated they would like to continue to use the SomnoMed MAS; 91% of patients reported substantial improvement in sleep quality with the SomnoMed MAS; 87.5% of patients reported nightly use of the SomnoMed MAS. For more information, call SomnoMed at (888) 447-6673 or visit somnomed.com.

The Endo Access Kit provides an organized approach to successful endodontic access. It enables you to remove the whole pulp roof for access to all root canals, have direct root canal access (without interference) for better endodontic quality, have an irrigation reservoir during root canal treatment, and provide a correct basis for the restoration. For more information, call DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties at (800) 597-2779.

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