Especially for You ...

With the launch of this new column, we will feature products that are innovative, unique, and practical, and we will highlight the true benefits of each product for the woman dentist.

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With the launch of this new column, we will feature products that are innovative, unique, and practical, and we will highlight the true benefits of each product for the woman dentist. Plus, look each month for a female friendly product that specifically answers our needs.

OptraGate ...

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Many of us have been frustrated over isolation and probably fumbled a time or two with a rubber dam application. Enter a new practical isolation method, the OptraGate from Ivoclar Vivadent. This three-dimensionally flexible isolation product kindly “elasticizes” the lips and cheeks, creating a larger and more accessible working field without the bulkiness. We have used it in our office for anterior esthetic restorations, hard-to-access buccal areas, direct and indirect restorations, and tooth whitening procedures. It is available in adult sizes: regular and small. Try it - your assistants will love it, and your patients will enjoy the comfort. www.ivoclarvivadent.com

CaineTips ...

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Single-dose topical pain relief is at its best with this user-friendly cotton tip design. A premeasured dose of 20 percent benzocaine has been placed inside an individually wrapped delivery swab, or CaineTip. By snapping off the premarked tip, the topical moves down the tube and can be placed precisely over the area to be treated - whether preinjection, minor mouth irritation, or ulceration. My assistants like the packaging, reduced chance of cross-contamination, and flavors - cherry, peppermint, or pina colada.
www.jmoritausa.com

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MI Paste ...

Every practice has patients with a variety of sensitivity and enamel challenges. Enter MI Paste - bioavailable calcium, phosphate, and fluoride water-based paste containing Recaldent™. My hygienists apply this via prophy cup or custom tray. The paste helps to strengthen tooth enamel by replacing the lost minerals; it greatly reduces sensitivity and buffers the acid challenge. Formulated in a variety of patient-pleasing flavors, it is a fantastic product to offer for those patients with erosion or dry mouth.
www.gcamerica.com

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