Inspektor™ Pro diagnostic imaging now available
Quantitative Light-Induced Fluorescence (QLF™) technologies for use in clinical settings has arrived. OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals introduces the Inspektor Pro Pre-Invasive Caries Diagnostic Imaging. Inspektor Pro utilizes QLF technology and a proprietary, advanced software system that allows clinicians to identify pre-invasive lesions and quantifiably measure and monitor the regression and progression of the caries process over time. Inspektor Pro gives the clinician a new diagnostic system to help raise the standard of preventive care in the medical vs. surgical model. It also helps improve restorative procedures by aiding in the detection of decay around preparations and, if indicated, allowing dentists to perform minimally invasive procedures with sound margins. Inspektor Pro is priced at $24,785, which includes an on-site installation and one-half day training in the office. Additionally, unlimited help desk support is available for one year.
For more information, call (800) 445-3386 or visit www.omniipharma.com.
New therapy to prevent alveolar ridge atrophy
Ultradent announces the international release of RootReplica, the newest and safest way to preserve the alveolar bone after an extraction. RootReplica is a patented system designed to prevent atrophy of the alveolar crest. After a tooth is extracted, the alveolus is immediately closed with a custom-made replica of the extracted tooth root. After insertion, the stable form of RootReplica supports the surrounding tissue and alveolar bone providing immediate wound closure and hemostasis, while preventing bacterial colonization using an integrated membrane. It also is an innovative prevention therapy that immediately treats the extraction wound site, builds the bony structure during the following months, and preserves the natural bone structure - making future restorations possible.
RootReplica is made from pure-phase, beta tricalcium phosphate. It is biocompatible and completely resorbed after implantation. RootReplica is done chairside in less than 10 minutes. It is CE-approved and pending FDA approval.
For more information, call (800) 552-5512 or visit www.rootreplica.com.
Specially designed scalpels for superior access
Specially designed for oral and endodontic surgery, SybronEndo precision disposable scalpels improve visibility with or without a microscope, allowing a more accurate incision. Substantially smaller than their standard counterparts, SybronEndo scalpels are double-ended and curved to provide clinicians perfect access to all areas of the mouth. To find out more about these scalpels or other innovative products, call SybronEndo at (800) 346-3636 or visit www.sybronendo.com.
Articaine now available from COOK-WAITE
Dental professionals who currently use or are considering using an articaine product now have a new option - COOK-WAITE ZORCAINE (articaine hydrochloride 4% with epin-ephrine 1:100,000 injection) local anesthetic from Eastman Kodak Company. The new local anesthetic is packaged in easily recyclable and stackable boxes for easier storage, which complies with the ADA uniform color-coding standard. Along with the new addition of COOK-WAITE ZORCAINE anesthetic, the COOK-WAITE portfolio also includes CARBOCAINE 2% with NEO-COBEFRIN, which Kodak launched three months ago. Dental professionals can purchase COOK-WAITE ZORCAINE local anesthetic from authorized dealers of Kodak Dental products.
For more details, call (800) 933-8031 or visit www.kodak.com/dental.
Big Easy Periotomes from Premier
Premier introduces Big Easy Periotomes for easier and less traumatic extractions. They are designed to effectively sever the periodontal ligament while minimizing damage to the surrounding alveolar bone - especially helpful when placing an implant.
The patented Big Easy handle provides an ergonomic grip and requires less pressure from the clinician while affording improved control, thanks to the large, medical-grade knurled silicone grips on the handle. Precision-crafted tips are made from 440A stainless steel to stay sharp and quickly and easily sever the periodontal ligament.
For more information, call (888) 773-6872 or visit www.premusa.com.
New EverEdge™ Technology stays sharp
Hu-Friedy introduces EverEdge Technology scalers and curettes. Engineered with a revolutionary new stainless steel alloy, EverEdge scalers and curettes stay sharper longer - 50 percent longer! That means less time sharpening and less hand fatigue. The improved sharpness does not come from a superficial coating - the long-lasting wear is present throughout the entire instrument tip. Proprietary heat-treat and cryogenic processing ensures the superior edge retention and wear characteristics of EverEdge Technology.
The new instruments feature a finely honed finish to the instrument blade for super-sharp edges and efficient scaling. The exclusive new large-diameter handle with diamond knurling reduces hand fatigue. EverEdge Technology scalers and curettes are available in a wide variety of tip designs, and are included in the Hu-Friedy Perio Promotion that runs from April 1 to June 30 - buy any 12 scalers/curettes, get two scalers/curettes free.
For more information or to place an order, call Hu-Friedy at (800) HU-FRIEDY (483-7433).
CDs-2-GO launches practice-building toolkit
Marketing firm CDs-2-GO, Inc., announces its first program developed specifically for dentistry. Called “A Reason to Smile™,” the program is part of CDs-2-GO’s “Perpetual Referral Systems” - an innovative marketing system that gives medical professionals an easy, comfortable, and effective way to increase patient referrals.
A Reason to Smile is designed to build on the referral power of a dentist’s current patients by equipping them with engaging, informative CD-brochures customized for the dentist’s practice. The interactive CDs promote the benefits of cosmetic dentistry, while positioning the dentist as the expert who can provide those services.
For more information or to request a sample, visit www.cds-2-go.com or www.areasontosmile.net, or call (877) 258-3771.
Miltex GripLite™ probes and explorers
Miltex, Inc. announces the addition of GripLite probes and explorers to the GripLite family. GripLite hygiene hand instruments are designed with the hygienist in mind. Featuring a soft, comfortable grip on a resin handle, GripLite instruments are one of the lightest and most ergonomic instruments on the market. The ultra-lightweight, wider-diameter handle helps reduce hand and wrist fatigue and provides excellent tactile feel, and an anti-roll feature prevents instruments from rolling when placed on trays. Color-coding identifies each instrument family while a color-code ring allows for instrument personalization.
GripLite instruments are backed by a guarantee against material defects and workmanship. For more information, an in-office demonstration, or to place an order, call your distributor or call (866) 854-8300, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.miltex.com.
Floss without floss - with ShowerFloss
Nonsurgical therapy includes irrigation as a critical part of patients’ home care. ShowerFloss’ plain-water irrigation is superior to many prescribed solutions. It dilutes and flushes out toxic plaque in pockets where string floss is useless. Tissue trauma from string is eliminated. Gingival bleeding often stops in a matter of days. Convenient shower location is conducive to daily use, ensuring high compliance. It also is effective in cleaning implants, braces, bridgework, and for massaging gums. Children with braces will love using ShowerFloss. Unlike competitive products, once it is installed, further set-up or clean-up is not required. The user controls the temperature and pressure.
Patented ShowerFloss is FDA accepted, and comes with a five-year warranty. For orders or information, call (800) 736-2300 or visit www.showerfloss.com.
GC America launches GC TiON™
The GC TiON in-office tooth whitening system features an exclusive, titanium dioxide photocatalyst that offers significantly superior whitening with a lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide. The lower concentration means less patient sensitivity. GC TiON’s highly effective whitening equates to less time in the dental chair.
GC TiON is light-activated, maximizing the whitening effect of the hydrogen peroxide. Because of its greater efficiency, GC TiON also increases safety. It is pH-balanced, making it less likely to demineralize teeth as it maintains natural tooth translucency. The kit includes GC TiON take-home whitening gel, MI Paste, GC TiON prophy paste, and two sheets of special custom tray material. Patients are instructed to use GC TiON Take Home for two to 10 hours per day during a seven- to 10-day period. Patients can wear the tray all night long, while sleeping.
Henry Schein Benzo-Jel™ now in seven flavors
Henry Schein Benzo-Jel, a 20% benzocaine gel, is a fast-acting topical anesthetic for temporary pain relief during local anesthetic injections, periodontal curettage, impression-taking, and other procedures. It prevents excessive salivation and leaves no bitter aftertaste. The one-ounce jars are available in seven flavors including new raspberry, banana, cherry, mint, bubble gum, piña colada, and strawberry.
For more information, call (800) 372-4346 or visit www.sullivanschein.com.
Atlantis HT™ lowers costs by up to 20 percent
Atlantis Components, Inc. announces the Atlantis HT (High Torque) titanium abutment screw to be included with every Atlantis abutment. The Atlantis screw reduces the costs of Atlantis abutments to clinicians and labs. It is compatible with the same driver used with the manufacturer’s screw. Zimmer interface abutments will continue to be supplied with a Zimmer-branded abutment screw.
The Atlantis abutment is the first patient-specific abutment to be designed and fabricated using a patented process combining 3-D optical scanning, a software-based expert system, and CNC machining methods. The product requires no hand-modification. Atlantis provides an anatomically correct solution that combines excellent esthetic outcomes, ease of use, and higher profitability than with traditional protocols in a single product.
Midwest® brass cleaning brush for burs
DENTSPLY Professional introduces a new, premium-quality bur and diamond cleaning brush that is completely sterilizable. The all-metal housing contains brass wire bristles, ideal for debridement of carbide burs and diamonds after use to ensure optimum re-use performance. It also may be used for debridement of pluggers and other steel instruments. Brass bristles do not blunt or damage cutting instruments, and the telescopic sleeve enables adjustment of exposed wire length to compensate for wear and facilitate easy trimming if required. Product code 380092.
For details, call your dealer or (800) 800-2888.
PerioGlas® synthetic bone graft material
Sunstar Butler announces the availability of an easy-to-use 0.5 cc syringe for dispensing PerioGlas Synthetic Bone Graft Material, a unique bioactive bone grafting particulate.
Proven in more than 700,000 cases worldwide, PerioGlas is safe and biocompatible and bonds to both bone and soft tissue. PerioGlas is clinically shown to regenerate bone as fast and as dense as demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft. PerioGlas also exhibits an antimicrobial effect on oral microorganisms.
It is indicated for a variety of osseous defects, including ridge augmentation, sinus elevation, extraction sites, cystectomies and apicoectomies, and periodontal and peri-implant defects.
For more information, call (800) JBUTLER (528-8537) or visit www.sunstar.com.
Designed for dentistry
The Peak Personnel System™ is the most comprehensive customized program designed exclusively for dentistry. The system is unique because it offers forms, tips, and techniques that are specific to dentistry. This system helps to build and strengthen your personnel practices in a legally responsible manner.
The convenient CD-ROM contains more than 50 staff-management forms to make your life easier while providing frontline protection from employment-related litigation. Some of the forms included are a customized dental staff application (with a skills evaluation), offer of employment, performance review, and resignation documentation. All forms are in PDF format - just click and print.
For more information, visit www.peakdental.com or call (888) 477-7325.
CAESY releases CAESY Enterprise 5.0
CAESY Education Systems announces the latest release of its server-based software program, CAESY Enterprise 5.0. It features new and updated multimedia presentations and ShowCase, CAESY’s new case-presentation software. ShowCase enables dentists and their staffs to create case presentations on a CD that includes up to 10 CAESY and Smile Channel presentations, digital images, Microsoft Word® documents and Excel® spreadsheets, PDFs, video, audio, and Patterson EagleSoft treatment plans. Clinicians can present chairside, print the case presentations, or burn them onto multimedia CDs for patients to take home and share with friends and family.
Besides the addition of ShowCase, CAESY Enterprise 5.0 features four new neuromuscular presentations and five new Smile Channel presentations. Many presentations have been updated with new graphics and before-and-after images, and all presentations and printables are now available in both English and Spanish.
For more information, visit www.caesy.com.