Protemp™ Crown Temporization Material from 3M ESPE is the world’s first preformed, malleable temporary crown, providing speed and simplicity in temporization like never before. With this revolutionary light-curable material and time-saving technique, dental professionals can quickly trim and adapt a single-unit composite crown to deliver a strong and esthetic custom fit in four minutes or less. For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com/innovation or call (800) 634-2249.
Ultreo, Inc. announces its new power toothbrush that combines ultrasound waveguide technology with precisely tuned sonic bristle action. The device uses ultrasound energy to create pulsating bubbles that remove plaque bacteria - up to 95 percent from hard-to-reach areas in the first minute of brushing - and reduce periodontal pocket depths by an average of 21 percent. For more information, visit www.ultreo.com or call (877) 4-ULTREO (485-8736).
CLINICIAN’S CHOICE® introduces BORDER-LOCK® Dentulous Trays, designed to create dimensionally stable, distortion-free impressions. The single-use trays are made from rigid fiberglass, which deliver results rivaling custom trays. Fitting the three most common arch shapes, the system offers 10 upper sizes, eight lower sizes, and measurement calipers. For more information or to order, call (800) 265-3444 or visit www.clinicianschoice.com.
GlaxoSmithKline introduces Sensodyne® Pronamel™, a multi-benefit dentifrice designed to help reharden softened tooth enamel and protect against sensitivity. Pronamel is formulated to be pH-neutral and minimally abrasive, while providing high fluoride availability, caries protection, and fresh breath. Pronamel is designed to help protect against tooth wear - an emerging condition in oral health. For more information, visit www.dental-professional.com or call (800) 652-5625.
Sunstar America’s new GUM® Go-Betweens® Ultra is the latest GUM Go-Betweens product. With a push of the lever, the new ultra-friendly head pivots from a straight position to a 90-degree angle, providing superior interdental access to all teeth. Designed to increase patient compliance, it is easy to use and available in three comfortable sizes. For more information, call (800) 528-8537 or visit www.SunstarAmericas.com.
Ortho-Coat™ by Pulpdent Corporation prevents decalcification under brackets. The fluoride-releasing, light-cured resin coats the bracket and tooth and stops food and bacteria from collecting under brackets. It prevents decalcification, staining, and discoloration and protects soft tissue from sharp edges of brackets, bands, and wires. Ortho-Coat is available through your dental dealer. For more information, call (800) 343-4342 or visit www.pulpdent.com.
Plak Smacker Brush-2-Go Prepasted Disposable toothbrushes have a bigger head, softer bristles, and fresh, minty taste. Individually cello wrapped, the brushes come with a non-fluoride paste on the bristles that travels dry and foams when wet - perfect for patients to brush in the dentist’s office, school, work, or travel. The bristles are wire-anchored for up to 30 days of use. For more information or to request a sample, call (800) 558-6684 or visit www.plaksmacker.com.
New Sparkle™ prophy paste with APF is available in multiple grits - for the finest touch-up on restorations and delicate roots or the heaviest stain removal. Sparkle is colored and securely packaged in single doses for easy flavor/grit selection. Each fabulous flavor is gluten-free with Xylitol. Visit www.Crosstex.com or call 888-CROSSTEX (276-7783) for more information and samples. CIRCLE 108 ON CARD
Aurelia Protégé™ stretch nitrile exam gloves is a new generation that delivers stretch and comfort like never before. They are 33 percent thinner and 100 percent more comfortable with tactile sensitivity almost like a latex glove, but Protégé eliminates the worry of latex allergic reactions. Competitive in price, it’s the ultimate high-quality glove. Call for free samples at (877) AURELIA (287-3542) or visit www.aureliagloves.com. CIRCLE 109 ON CARD
VITA® introduces the VITA Bleachedguide 3D-Master®, designed primarily for planning and monitoring a patient’s tooth-whitening regimen. The guide also offers new intermediate 3D-Master shade tabs arranged specifically for measuring bleaching progress, and exhibiting the widest color range and most consistent color distribution. For more information, call (800) 828-3839 or visit www.vident.com.
Vista Dental Products launches Chlor-XTRA™, a sodium hypochlorite solution enhanced with powerful wetting agents and proprietary surface modifiers. Alkylating agents also increase the electrical capacity of the solution. CHX-Plus™ is a 2% chlorhexidine gluconate solution which includes surface modifiers that lower its viscosity and improve penetration into micro-tubules and cracks. CHX-Plus is ideally used as a final irrigation step for long-lasting disinfection. For more information and samples, call (262) 636-9755 or visit www.vista-dental.com. CIRCLE 111 ON CARD
The Dispenser Rack by Chipman Dental Products is designed to hold impression material guns used during restorative procedures. Compact, sturdy, and lightweight, it is designed to take up minimal space while keeping the guns in a readily available position for fast, convenient use, and is available in two configurations to hold either four or five dispenser guns. For more details, call (800) 814-7537, or visit www.chipmandentalproducts.com.
G5™ from CLINICIAN’S CHOICE® is an all-purpose desensitizer and re-wetting agent, solving the problem of postoperative sensitivity in a simple, single step. It contains 5% glutaraldehyde and 35% HEMA, a combination that provides a significant decrease in sensitivity without affecting bond strength, and it prevents bacterial growth in tooth/restoration interfaces. G5’s sealing effect also enhances marginal adaptation. For more information or to order, call (800) 265-3444 or visit www.clinicianschoice.com.
Golden-Misch launches Physics Forceps and 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® Germicidal Disposable Wipe 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® DP-40 Microbiological Purification Cartridge 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® Group 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 new Cavitron 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 LISTERINE® TOOTH 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.
Zimmer® Socket 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.