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Odyssey® 2.4G diode laser
Odyssey 2.4 soft-tissue laser from Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent introduces the Odyssey 2.4G diode laser for soft-tissue applications. Featuring a revolutionary wireless power control, the Odyssey 2.4G is the most compact, portable, and affordable soft-tissue dental laser to date. With a laser wavelength of 810+/-20 nm, the Odyssey 2.4G has a high affinity for soft tissue, making it an invaluable tool for everyday soft-tissue applications. Odyssey 2.4G’s first-ever wireless power control allows greater flexibility in the operatory, without the hassle of another cord in an already limited space. The simplified control panel provides four convenient settings for simple programming of the three most commonly used settings, offering enhanced ease of use. The adjustable parameters also can be used in the manual setting.
For more details, visit www.GetOdysseyLaser.com.
New SmartMouth with zinc ion technology
Triumph Pharmaceuticals introduces SmartMouth, a one-of-a-kind product that can eliminate and prevent bad breath 24 hours a day with regular, twice-daily use. It is clinically proven. With SmartMouth mouthwash, you can actually wake up with fresh breath - no more morning breath! It is the only product on the market that has the science and double-blind clinical study to back up its all-day and all-night fresh-breath promise.
SmartMouth uses innovative zinc ion technology, invented at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. It is 100-percent alcohol-free, with no burning sensation. SmartMouth’s formula works differently than any other mouthwash. Bad breath is caused by sulfur gases produced by oral bacteria. SmartMouth combines oxidation and zinc-ion technologies to eliminate as well as prevent bad breath.
For more information, call (800) 492-7040. For a list of current retail locations, visit www.smartmouthproducts.com.
New GENTLEsilence high-speed handpiece
KaVo Dental introduces the new GENTLEsilence 6500B high-speed handpiece. With only 57db(A), the GENTLEsilence sets new standards for a quiet and stress-free working environment. At 19 watts of power, it is the most powerful high-speed in the industry. The handpiece features a small head and patented handpiece angle combination that provides improved access and maneuverability. The four-port water spray ensures complete cooling of the bur and extends bur life. The durable hygienic coating improves tactile feedback and user comfort. The handpiece features KaVo’s third-generation cellular optic glass rod with a five-year warranty for even, shadow-free illumination. KaVo’s automatic drive-air adjustment extends turbine life. The GENTLEsilence fits onto any existing manufacturer’s fiberoptic tubing with the versatile MULTIflex quick disconnect coupler. When maintained with KaVo QUATTROcare automatic maintenance system, the GENTLEsilence features a 30-month warranty. The standard warranty is 24 months.
For more information, call (888) ASK-KAVO (275-5286) or visit www.kavousa.com.
ZACKBACK offers solution to back and neck pain
The ZACKBACK Posture Chair from the YogaBack Company provides a new solution to the high incidence of back and neck pain among dental hygienists. Unlike traditional lumbar support chairs, ZACKBACK features a multi-adjustable, dual back support system for achieving healthy work posture with optimal spinal stabilization.
Its sacral support - adjustable in height, depth, and angle - reduces stress to the lower back by stabilizing the pelvis in a neutral position and promoting activation of the deep lower abdominal muscles. Its thoracic support - adjustable in height and depth - reduces stress to the neck and upper back by elevating the rib cage and elongating the spine. As a result, a slumped, round back posture is corrected.
For more information, visit www.yogaback.com or call (800) SITTING (748-8464).
A more effective way to treat hypersensitivity
Sunstar Butler announces the latest addition to an expanding line of oral pain management products - new Protect™ Desensitizing Solution. Dispensed in-office by dental professionals, the triple-action method of Protect provides immediate relief from general and chronic dentin sensitivity for up to six months, including that caused by whitening treatments. Protect’s simple applicator system clears the biofilm/smear layer to expose open tubules, creates deep tubule occlusion, and deposits a surface varnish - all in one easy step.
Its primary action binds calcium and protein molecules deep in the tubules, providing effective and long-lasting tubule occlusion. Its temporary fluoride varnish lasts several days to seal the tubule opening and maximize the deep tubule occlusion. The colorless liquid does not affect tooth color and will not interfere with subsequent fluoride or whitening procedures. Cost effective, Protect is only $1.33 per treatment ($60 per kit with 45 applications). Everything needed is included in one convenient package.
For more details, visit www.SunstarButler.com.
Positive-image mirror is a practice builder
“I never knew that’s what I really look like!” is an often-heard comment by users of the Real Image Mirror™ (patent pending) when patients experience this high-technology positive-image mirror. Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers, Inc. offers this hand-held device that allows patients to see, often for the first time, how the world sees them, not the negative reflection produced by standard mirrors. Patients will gain new appreciation for recommended cosmetic procedures once they see themselves in the Real Image Mirror. For example, in cosmetic dentistry, patients may see a defect in dental alignment they may have never noticed before. Developed to build practices, this new mirror can be an easy and inexpensive addition to every cosmetic consultation.
The Real Image Mirror is available from Cosmetic Surgery Suppliers, Inc. for $75. For more information or to order, call (800) 525-7752.
New-patient provider for building your practice
Sago Corp. specializes in providing new patients for dental offices through its AAA Call Center. AAA Call Center’s expert booking agents will contact residents near the dental office and offer a $1 check up with one or two necessary X-rays. The potential client will then be immediately transferred to the dentist’s receptionist, or the agent will make an appointment based on the schedule the dentist provides. If the potential client does not show on the scheduled time, AAA Call Center will automatically re-schedule. There are no long-term contracts; just a simple month-to-month agreement. There are no hidden fees, and the dentist only pays per appointment. Compared to other marketing tools, AAA Call Center will provide the best return on investment plus free advertising and residuals.
For more information, call (818) 705-9825 or visit www.AAACallCenter.com.
Positioning and efficiency key to C8+ success
Sirona announces the availability of the new narrow backrest to conform to the needs of any dental practice. Whether dictated by space restrictions or preferred practice style, the availability of a narrow backrest is just one of many ways the C8+ adapts to individual practice needs.
The narrow backrest provides a more streamlined profile than the standard backrest, allowing for greater flexibility in tight spaces. Three inches more narrow on each side, the narrow backrest permits greater access to the oral cavity for smaller practitioners, all the while maintaining Sirona’s unparalleled patient comfort.
For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or visit www.sirona.com.
Oraqix® needle-free anesthetic
DENTSPLY Pharma-ceuticals introduces Oraqix 2.5% lidocaine/2.5% prilocaine periodontal gel. Oraqix is an FDA-approved, needle-free dental local anesthetic for use in adults who require localized anesthesia in periodontal pockets during scaling or root-planing (SRP) procedures. It is an excellent choice for patients who are fearful of needle-injected anesthesia.
Using a blunt-tip applicator, Oraqix is applied to periodontal pockets at room temperature as a liquid, then transforms almost instantly into a stay-in-place gel at body temperature. Oraqix has a quick, 30-second onset. Just one cartridge (1.7 g) or less is sufficient for one quadrant. The duration of anesthesia is approximately 20 minutes, and the maximum recommended dose at one treatment is five cartridges.
For more information, visit www.oraqix.com.