The MIDWEST Caries Device is a pen-sized, cordless device designed to make locating and diagnosing even the tiniest caries simple, fast, and accurate. Its fiberoptic technology and LEDs detect both interproximal and occlusal caries in the earliest stages. The device emits sound and light signals when caries are detected - even in a wet field. For more information, visit www.NEKS.com or call (800) 989-8826.
Golden-Misch launchesPhysics Forcepsand introduces the “One Minute Extraction Technique,” which makes it possible to perform difficult extractions such as retained roots and endo-dontically treated teeth, without reflecting a flap, in less than a minute. The Physics Forceps uses the biomechanical advantage of a first-class lever to remove a tooth virtually atraumatically - the dentist simply rolls the tooth out of the socket. It reduces the time and stress of extractions, for both the patient and dentist. For more details, call (877) XTRACTION or visit GoldenMisch.com.
PDI, the Healthcare Division of Nice-Pak Products, Inc., recently received EPA acceptance to reduce the overall contact time on its Super Sani-Cloth from five to two minutes. In addition to killing 18 microorganisms including MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and Salmonella, the wipes now kill Rotavirus, Human Coronavirus, ESBL-producing E. coli and Burkholderia cepacia. For more information, visit www.pdipdi.com.
Oxyfresh offers exceptional products that can ensure your pet’s oral health. It is estimated that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over the age of 3 suffer from periodontal disease, producing bad breath. The products are safe, non-toxic, have no odor or taste, and are recommended by thousands of pet professionals for oral home care. Pet Oral Hygiene Solution is odorless and formulated to promote healthy gums and eliminate odors by adding to the pet’s drinking water. Pet Gel is odorless and tasteless, and can be used orally or externally to soothe, cleanse, and deodorize. Triple·Pet Toothbrush is triple-headed to help prevent periodontal disease by removing plaque. For free information, call (800) 619-FREE (3733).
MTI Dental Products releases its new lube-free MASTER CLASSIC dental motor. With its superior performance, the new MASTER CLASSIC is designed to take advantage of the latest engineering materials available to produce a motor that needs no lubrication. The new motor runs smoother, faster, and produces more torque than ever before, while eliminating the mess of lubrication oils. The motor is available in both 2/3-hole and 4-hole connections and fits all brands of E-type contra angle handpieces and nose cones. For more information, call (800) 397-9269 or visit www.mti-dental.com.
“222 Secrets of Hiring, Managing, and Retaining Great Employees in Healthcare Practices” is a new book by well-known seminar speaker/author Bob Levoy. Based on research findings from a variety of health-care providers, administrators, and practice managers, the 322-page book provides simple, easy-to-use advice and techniques for successfully recruiting, interviewing, compensating, motivating, training, evaluating, and retaining great employees. The book can be ordered from Jones and Bartlett Publishers at (800) 832-0034 or online at www.jbpub.com/catalog/0763738689.
MRLB International, Inc. announces that its DentaPure has become the first continuous-use water-treatment product to be registered with the U.S. EPA and all 50 State EPAs, as well as Puerto Rico. The DP-40 is installed in the bottle of independent water systems, where it addresses dental unit waterline (duwl) contamination by reducing harmful bacteria and assuring water meets biological quality standards. DentaPure cartridges can be retrofitted to all existing dental units. For more information, visit www.dentapure.com or call (800) 972-3543.
DentalEZ announces its new RAMVAC brand of dental vacuum line cleaner, SlugBuster. Replacing RAMCLEAN and VAC-U-EZ vacuum line cleaners, SlugBuster is ideal for use in all CustomAir® and RAMVAC vacuum lines. SlugBuster has a pleasant, light fragrance as it cleans, deodorizes, and sanitizes vacuum hoses, drains, piping, and separators. Its fast-acting formula quickly dissolves organic debris to maintain maximum vacuum performance. Biodegradable, non-foaming, and quick rinsing, it minimizes drain line residue and is compatible with all amalgam separators. For more details, call (866) DTE-INFO, option 4, or log on to www.dentalez.com.
From beauty care to health care, Americans are turning to the energizing properties of natural ingredients to add special touches to their daily routines. New Crest Nature’s Expressions toothpaste is a unique combination of Crest’s trusted formula enhanced with natural flavor ingredients for a refreshing and invigorating brushing experience. The three variants, Pure Peppermint Fresh, Citrus Clean Mint and Mint + Green Tea Extract, is now available at drug, grocery, and mass stores nationwide. For more information, visit www.pg.com.
TheProphy Aid is a patented prophy paste holder and polishing method. The Prophy Aid attaches to the small suction tip so the clinician can polish and suction at the same time without worrying about ever dropping the polishing paste, which also speeds up the polishing process. Using Prophy Aid reduces splatter, creates an ideal dry environment, improves comfort and visibility, improves ergonomics, eliminates unnecessary movement, and is reusable and autoclavable. For more information, visit www.prophyaid.com or call (888) 494-2438.
DENTSPLY Professional and Cavitron Care repair service introduce the newCavitron Scheduled Maintenance Plans. These maintenance protection plans cover an annual 26-point factory certified inspection, precision tuning, performance testing, and calibration. Cavitron Care repair service only uses genuine Cavitron parts. Protect your Cavitron by calling DENTSPLY Professional at (800) 347-7412, registering online at www.dentsplyservice.com, or contact your authorized DENTSPLY dealer.
New LISTERINETOOTH DEFENSE Anticavity Fluoride Rinse contains sodium fluoride to strengthen and protect teeth against caries. It also kills the germs that cause oral malodor to keep breath fresh. It is recommended for patients 12 and above, because while fluoride is important for kids, it’s also important for teens and adults. Patients can still experience caries, demineralization, and white spots, or inadequate fluoride from other sources. LISTERINE TOOTH DEFENSE can help these patients strengthen teeth and benefit from fluoride. Use as directed. Not intended to prevent or reduce plaque and gingivitis. For more information or to order, visit ListerineProfessional.com.
Do all of your bonding with one kit - Cosmedent introduces Complete, an advanced bonding adhesive used for all light-cure, dual-cure, and self-cure restorations. Complete does not employ self-etching primers, which have proven to be less effective than the acid-etch technique. Complete maximizes bond strength, is easy to use in all situations, has minimal film thickness, and virtually zero sensitivity. The kit includes a light-cure primer/unfilled resin, a dual-cure catalyst, and a light-cure unfilled resin. For more information, call (800) 621-6729 or visit www.cosmedent.com.
Patterson Dental releases CAESY Smile Channel DVD 2007, featuring six new and 14 updated presentations that increase patients’ comprehension of general dental care and esthetic dentistry. New programs include DentLine, Did You Know, Hayley, and Science in Dentistry. Smile Channel’s Direct Access menu enables users to quickly find and play presentations, easily providing customized content for each patient. For more information, visit www.caesy.com or call (800) 444-6035.
Pencure by J. Morita is the world’s only LED curing unit featuring parallel light beams. It delivers concentrated light, with equal power distribution, that does not diffuse at the edges. As a result, Pencure retains its high power even at a distance and delivers uniform polymerization. It also offers a rotating, extremely compact head, which allows superior access. Lightweight and well balanced, Pencure is cordless and features an integrated time setting display. For more information, call (888) JMORITA (566-7482) or contact your dealer.
Stop back pain with AnterioRest front support system! Attaching to virtually any dental chair, it reduces muscle fatigue and pain by providing frontal support for your preferred working position. Supporting and stabilizing the upper body, its single-point release allows for infinite positioning - just place it and lock it! It folds neatly out of the way when not in use, and can be used on either side of the chair with optional installation kit for dual mount. Available at Benco Dental Co. and Becker-Parkin Dental Supply Co. For more information, visit www.anteriorestdental.com or call (866) 704-8455.
ZimmerSocket Repair Membrane is designed to assist wound healing in alveolar facial plate repair and residual ridge preservation following atraumatic, flapless single-root tooth extractions. The membrane provides a time-saving product and a simple, proven technique, delivering confidence into the hands of clinicians. For more information, contact your Zimmer Dental Sales Consultant, call (800) 854-7019, or visit www.zimmerdental.com.