Fall Product Showcase 2006

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OCTOBER 2006

Dentistry Today’s Fall New Product Showcase highlights the industryÌs latest products to be featured at the 147th American Dental Association Annual Session and Technical Exhibition, which will be held October 16 to October 19 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Convention Center in Las Vegas, and at the 82nd Annual Greater New York Meeting, which will be held November 24 to November 29 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

AXIS DENTAL – RAZOR CARBIDE

DISCUS DENTAL – WHITENING SYSTEM

The RAZOR Carbide is an advanced technology bur ideal for rapid reduction of all materials such as amalgam, porcelain, metal, and tooth structure.  Its super-sharp transver-sing tip and blade design results in powerful cutting performance, perfect for crown removal and endodontic access. It is available in 10-packs or 100-packs. For more information call Axis Dental at (800) 355-5063.

The completely redesigned and re-energized Zoom2 system raises the bar to a new level of performance while delivering an average of 8 shades and sometimes as many as 12 in less than an hour. The new system achieves superior results in three, 15-minute sessions. The proprietary light-activated Zoom2 gel incorporates patented amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP) technology to provide superior whitening results. For more information, call Discus Dental at (800) 422-9448 or visit discusdental.com.

GC AMERICA – GLASS IONOMER

KODAK DENTAL GROUP – DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY

Fuji Filling LC is a paste pak resin-reinforced glass ionomer with improved translucency, high radiopacity, and superb fluoride release. Available in A1, A2, A3, A3.5, CV, and blue, it provides the benefits of glass ionomer and resin-based restorative without sacrificing aesthetics. Fuji Filling is indicated as a liner, base for the sandwich technique, small core buildup, or as a full restorative. For more information, call GC America at (800) 323-7063 or visit gcamerica.com. The robust yet easy-to-use KODAK CR 7400 Digital Radiography Sys-tem is based on phosphor storage plate (PSP) technology, and it  delivers a full range of intraoral and extraoral images digitally, eliminating the need for traditional film processing. Utilizing existing positioners and techniques, the system offers a full range of sizes (0 to 4) for intraoral diagnostic examinations. For more information, call Kodak Dental Systems Group at (800) 944-6365 or visit kodak.com/dental.

KURARAY AMERICA – BONDING AGENT

ULTRADENT PRODUCTS – POST & DRILL SYSTEM

Clearfil S3 Bond Single Dose is a self-etching, single-component bond-ing agent that provides significantly reduced postoperative sensitivity, high bond strength, and very easy and fast use. With its unit-dose delivery system, S3 bond dramatically simplifies bonding procedures while also providing a long-term durable bond. It  features new and proprietary homogenous combining of a hydrophilic and hydrophobic technology. For more information, call Kuraray America at (800) 879-1676.

Unicore combines highly translucent, aesthetic, radiopaque fiber posts with a versatile and high-strength drill that has the ability to place and remove pre-existing fiber posts and Thermafil carriers. The posts incorporate prestressed fibers and a nonviolated core to result in a remarkably strong post. The drill includes a refined heat-generating tip to move quickly through gutta-percha or Thermafil. For more information, call Ultradent Products at (800) 552-5212.

DEN-MAT – CHAIRSIDE WHITENING

EXACTA DENTAL DIRECT – BONDING MATERIAL

Sapphire Chairside Whitening features results of 12 shades in 1 hour. It also contains fluoride for added protection for carries. This whitening system includes the Sapphire Desensitizer to shield against whitening sensitivity. Premium whitening comes from Sapphire Chairside Whitening. For more information, call Den-Mat at (800) 445-0345 or visit denmat.com.

EXACTA Temp Xtra is a bis-acrylic temporary material that bonds to itself, has a high-gloss finish, and is perfect for single units yet strong enough for long-span bridges. It is available in Bleach, B-1, A-1, A-2, A-3, and A-3.5 shades. Try it risk free with a 30-day money back guarantee and start saving today! For more information, call EXACTA Dental Direct at (800) 474-7665.

METALIFT – CROWN AND BRIDGE REMOVAL

OBTURA SPARTAN – DELIVERY SYSTEM

The Metalift Crown & Bridge Removal System removes inlays, three-quarter crowns, full crowns, and fixed bridges without destroying them, thus allowing them to be reused. The Metalift System is gentle on patients and their teeth. For more information, call Meta-lift at (800) 928-9289 or visit metalift.com. The Obtura Gutta Percha Delivery System features a new logo that incorporates a triple triangle design representing the third major generation in 3-dimensional obturation. The new Obtura has im-proved features, including a blue backlit display with a digital memory button for temperature presets, a smaller control unit, and an ergonomically redesigned handpiece. For more information, call Obtura Spartan at (800) 344-1321.

ORTEK – DESENSITIZING PROPHY PASTE

PARKELL – BONDING AGENT

ProClude prophylaxis paste has been clinically proven to significantly reduce tooth sensitivity while cleaning and polishing teeth. ProClude provides immediate, long-lasting protection after a single application, and sensitivity reductions. ProClude contains a natural complex based on saliva chemistry that plugs and seals open dentinal tubule. For more information, call Ortek at (888) 435-2600 or visit proclude.com.

Brush&Bond is a no-etch, 4-META-based bonding agent documented to perform also as a cervical desensitizer and as a protective coating on preps to prevent sensitivity, leakage, and discoloration during the provisional period. Brush&Bond bonds any kind of composite: self-cure, dual-cure, and light-cure. Its thin 9-µm film makes it excellent for bonding indirect restorations. For more information, call Parkell at (800) 243-7446.

PENTRON CLINICAL – POST SYSTEM

SIRONA DENTAL SYSTEMS – X-RAY IMAGING

The clear FibreKleer Post System, offering a flexural strength of 1,577 MPa and a flexural modulus of 26 GPa, is ideal for all post applications, especially under all-ceramic crowns where final aesthetics are critical, and its clarity and transparency take on the shade of the restoration and prevent the gray shadow effect that can occur with metal posts. For more information, call Pentron Clinical at (800) 551-0283 or visit pentron.com.

GALILEOS is a 3-dimensional (3D) x-ray imaging system that features complete interaction between hardware and software.  The visualization tools available  enable practitioners to reduce risk in different treatment modalities, plan surgical interventions, coordinate treatment planning with colleagues, and explain treatments to patients, all with greater clarity and certainty. For more information, call Sirona Dental Systems at (800) 659-5977.

BIOLASE – DENTAL LASER

DANVILLE – COMPOSITE FIBER BURS

The Waterlase MD all-tissue dental laser is a revolutionary dental device that combines YSGG laser energy and water to perform many traditional dental procedures with less anesthetic. When combined with offering a less invasive, more precise form of treatment that conserves healthy tooth structure, the Waterlase MD transforms the experience for dentists and patients. For more information, call Biolase at (888) 424-6527 or visit biolase.com. With Stainbuster composite fiber burs, users can (1) remove stains and residual composite with no damage to enamel or porcelain,   (2) trim resin flash from restorations, and (3) 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 Danville Engineering at (800) 827-7940.

DENTATUS –  IMPLANT

DENTSPLY TRUBYTE – CLEAR BASE DENTURE

The Dentatus ATLAS Dome Keeper Implants are used with Tuf-Link silicone reline material for stabilizing and retaining, stabilizing, and cushioning new or retrofitted dentures without adhesives, copings, or o-rings. These narrow-body, 1-piece implants have solved the problem of thin ridges, minimal vertical space, and divergent angle positions. For more information, call Dentatus at (800) 323-3136 or visit dentatus.com.

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

KAVO – LASER CARIES DETECTION AID

SCICAN – DISINFECTANT CLEANER

Confidently detect hidden decay with KaVoÌs handheld caries detection aid, the DIAGNOdent pen. This cordless, lightweight, highly accurate diagnostic device uses laser technology to extend the dentist’s vision into those hard-to-reach and hard-to-see sites where caries can develop, multiply, and thrive. It is particularly effective at detecting incipient pit and fissure caries. For more information, call KaVo at (888) ASK-KAVO (888-275-5286) or visit kavousa.com.

OPTIM 33 TB One-Step Disinfectant Cleaner is based on the revolutionary and globally patented AHP technology in which the active ingredient is 0.5% accelerated hydrogen peroxide. It is the optimal infection control choice in the dental practice. It is nontoxic, has no VOCs, and is nonirritating to eyes and skin. There are no warning labels and it is biodegradable and nonflammable. For more information, call SciCan at (800) 572-1211 or visit scican.com.

TRIDENT – REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES

VOCO – SELF-ETCH BONDING AGENT

Trident fabricates economical partial dentures utilizing a proprietary laser design and finishing technique. This revolutionary partial design features a more refined, smooth surface, a smaller, lighter framework with the utmost strength, a precision fit, in most cases, eliminating chairside adjustments. For more information, call Trident at (800) 221-4831.

 

Futurabond NR is a fast and easy- to-apply nano-reinforced single self-etch adhesive. Nanoparticles acting as cross-links reinforce the bond and the hybrid layer, both vital for marginal integrity.  It also increases its adhesion to enamel and dentin. The large surfaces and extremely small particle size of the nonagglomerated nanofillers allow an optimal interaction with the organic molecules. For more information, call VOCO at (888) 658-2584 or visit voco.com/usa.

CENTRIX – DENTIN DESENSITIZER

COSMEDENT – IMPRESSION MATERIAL

Glu/Sense is a no-drip HEMA/ glutaraldehyde dentin desensitizer for use under restorations or any time dentin is exposed. It is easier and faster to use and provides more control and accuracy than the competition. Centrix has also developed an innovative delivery system featuring a syringe with a foam-tipped needletip for faster, easier direct placement. For more information, call Centrix at (203) 929-5582. IMPRESSIV is an addition-cure silicone impression material with working characteristics superior to all others. The material flows beautifully and stays in the tray. Marginal reproduction and impression details are superb, and tear strength is unsurpassed. IMPRESSIV comes in 2 machine-mix consistencies: putty and heavy body, plus hand-gun mix consistencies. For more information, call Cosmedent at (800) 621-6729 or visit cosmedent.com.

DENTRIX – SOFTWARE

GENDEX – PANORAMIC SYSTEM

With more than 25,000 installations DENTRIX is a undisputed leader in practice management technology. Doctors know that DENTRIX can accelerate return on investment, increase productivity, and improve efficiencies. Discover the DENTRIX difference for yourself. For more information, call Dentrix at (800) DENTRIX or visit dentrix.com.

Available in either film or digital, the Orthoralix 8500 panoramic system provides superior imaging performance due to the multi-motorized rotation and tubehead with 0.4-mm focal spot. Simple and stable patient positioning is achieved through the use of multiple laser references, lateral positioning devices, a handgrip, and integrated chin rest.For more information, call Gendex at (888) 275-5286 or visit gendex.com.

GLAXOSMITHKLINE – DENTURE CLEANSER

IMTEC – CT SCANNER

Polident Fresh Cleanse offers denture wearers a simple, new way to keep dentures clean and odor-free. Its unique foam formulation removes stains and plaque, helping to maintain the shine of dentures and partials. Fresh Cleanse kills 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria, leaving breath feeling fresh for up to 5 hours. For more information, visit dental-professional.com.

The ILUMA Ultra Cone Beam CT Scanner is a high-resolution, low- radiation-dose scanner marketed for availability and profitability. Upright patient positioning is comfortable for patients, and the scanner uses minimal physical office space. ILUMA’s innovative software package includes multi-layered facial surface imaging, treatment planning and surgical simulation features. For more information, call IMTEC at (866) 458-6228 or visit ILUMACT.com.

PULPDENT – RESTORATIVE RESIN

SYBRONENDO – OBTURATION UNIT

Embrace WetBond technology ushers in the era of tooth integrating composites and advances conventional scientific approaches to the fundamental behavior of dental restorative resins. These materials exhibit unique characteristics that are ideally suited to working in the moist oral environment. For more information, call Pulpdent at (800) 343-4342.

SybronEndo’s Elements Obturation Unit incorporates advanced technologies with the best of System B. A motorized extruder makes backfill easy. The inline gun configuration allows pencil-grip use, dramatically enhancing tactile feedback and control of backfill procedures. It puts the continuous wave of condensation technique in one simple-to-operate unit. For more information, call SybronEndo at (800) 346-ENDO.

ADDENT – ORAL CANCER SCREENER

CAMSIGHT – MICROSCOPE

The Microlux/DL helps dentists locate abnormal lesions found on the soft tissues of the mouth for a minimum cost of about $6 per exam after initial purchase. Its diffused glass light guide can be autoclaved. It can also be used for trans-illumination with an available,  interchangeable, high-intensity light guide for caries, calculus, and crack detection. A lighted mirror is also available. For additional information, call AdDent at (203) 778-0200 or visit addent.com.

The Digital Surgical Scope (DSS) is a high-quality digital surgical microscope that allows dentists to sit in an upright, comfortable position while working off of a monitor. It features hands-free operation, where you can capture snapshots or live streaming video with the  click of a foot pedal. For more information, call CamSight at (877) 477-2580, extension 500, or visit cam-sight.com.