By the Editor: Dr Sheri Doniger
This is what we all strive to do. This is a column created to embody a hands-on approach toward user-friendly solutions for our lives. Each month I discuss conceptsrelating to women dentists,their lives, and their work. I focus on alternative dental products, Web sites, books, conceptsand organizations that simplify our world.
OMNI Vanish™ 5% NaF White Varnish (www.solutions.3m.com)
OMNI Vanish is a 5 percent NaF topical fluoride that is simple to apply, flows easily, and goes on clear with 22,600 ppm dose per package. Vanish sets quickly so patients may eat and drink immediately after receiving treatment. Gone are the yellow stains from varnish of the past. The product also works for exposed roots and decreases tooth sensitivity. Vanish is available for adults and children in unit dose packages in mint, cherry, and melon flavors. Visit www.solutions.3m.com or call (800) 445-3386.
Scaling and root planing without injections? Yes, it is possible with Oraqix, a lidocaine and prilocaine periodontal gel that is placed in the gingival sulcus with an easy-use applicator. Onset of anesthetic occurs in 30 seconds. I have used this product on both single pockets as well as entire quadrants. Patients really love not leaving the office with the three-hour mandibular block numbness. For more information, visit www.dentsply pharma.com/products_oraqix.asp or call DENTSPLY at (800) 225-2787.
Tech Product Reviews (www.CNET.com)
Do you want information on anything electronic? Check www.CNET.com to research phones, cameras, computers, audio, and video. It’s a safe site to research and download applications on a multitude of topics, from education to music. Comparative prices are also listed. Do you need a GPS? You’ll be able to find all the available products, features, maps, display screens, and prices side by side. I’ve relied on www.CNET.com for many of my digital purchases. Check it out.