CAESY introduces new case presentation software
CAESY Education Systems announces ShowCase. Like its predecessor, CAESY at Home, ShowCase allows up to 10 CAESY multimedia presentations to be burned onto a disc for patients to take home and share with friends and family. However, ShowCase goes to the next level in capabilities, and has the added feature of interoperability with Patterson EagleSoft software.
ShowCase features three ways to reinforce case presentation for acceptance. Present the case chairside, in print, or burn a multimedia CD for the patient to take home to discuss with additional decision makers. Plus, case presentations can now include almost unlimited digital images, Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, video, audio and, with the EagleSoft interoperability, EagleSoft treatment plans.
ShowCase CDs, branded with your practice name, contact information, and Web site, can be customized for each patient. For more information, visit www.caesy.com.
KODAK SOFTDENT software upgrade
With KODAK SOFTDENT software Version 11.0, dental practices can access the functionality of KODAK Digital Imaging Software right from their practice-management desktops. Accommodating more than 100 customer suggestions, users can view, manage, and even acquire digital radiography images, without switching between computers or software programs. Other enhancements include revised and improved clinical chart workspace, updated Current Dental Terminology (CDT), and enhancements for HIPAA security featuring a robust, HIPAA-compliant password system and an “automatic log-off” function. A more intuitive interface saves steps - and precious time.
Version 11.0 is being shipped at no extra charge to dental practices that have enrolled in the software’s Advantage Plan support program. For more information, call (800) 944-6365, visit www.kodak.com/dental, or contact your KODAK representative.Orascoptic
Orascoptic introduces a new “High Definition” light system. The new LumenArc light source incorporates Solarc™ metal halide bulb technology for an even brighter and whiter light than a standard halogen system. The LumenArc provides 5,500 foot-candles of power with a Kelvin temperature of 5,460. Combine the LumenArc with either a new HiRes™ Galilean or an EyeMax™ Keplerian loupe for a system that enables more accurate shade matching, and increased visual acuity and depth-of-field.
The smaller-sized unit - a minimal 3.5 x 5.5 inches - along with its three mounting-bracket options, allows for easy installation practically anywhere. The LumenArc also has a built-in, cure-inhibiting filter that is convenient and easy to use.
For more information or a personal demonstration, call (800) 369-3698.
New dental ID system for children
Toothprintsis a thermoplastic wafer that softens in hot water and is taken in the same manner as a bite registration. It records children’s individual tooth characteristics, tooth position within the arch, and the upper-to-lower jaw relationship - all important information for identification. An unrinsed Toothprints also captures saliva, a powerful source of human scent, making Toothprints effective for scent-dog tracking. In addition, sufficient saliva proteins remain from which DNA can be garnered for another means of identification. Parents keep the Toothprints record themselves for confidentiality and quick access.
Super absorber lasts and lasts
NEODRYS™ beats the competition in comfort, design, and value! They keep the parotid gland in check for more than 15 minutes - far outlasting cotton rolls and other absorbent pads. New Comfort Edge™ technology maximizes patient comfort while the poly backing protects the cheek. Work more productively while performing sealants, composites, cementations, crown and bridge, impressions, paint-on techniques, orthodontics, and laser dentistry.
For more information, a free sample, or to place an order, call Microcopy at (800) 235-1863 or visit www.neodrys.com.Ivoclar Vivadent introduces TetricEvoCeram
Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. introduces Tetric EvoCeram, a state-of-the-art universal composite. Now, three types of nano-particles - nano-fillers, nano-pigments, and nano-modifiers - are used in a single composite providing lower wear, low shrinkage and reduced shrinkage stress, and faster and easier polishability in addition to excellent shade-matching qualities.
SIROCAM 3 - seamless, flexible video option
Sirona Dental Systems introduces the SIROCAM 3 intraoral camera, enhancing effective patient communication and diagnostics support. SIROCAM 3 offers a three-position, variable focal range, which can be used for close-ups, intraoral viewing (overview and anterior teeth), and extraoral viewing (smile line and full face). The sophisticated lens system minimizes distortion and is controlled directly on the handpiece.
The unit improves diagnostics and makes it easier to visualize the need for treatment with the patient. Whether it is integrated with the delivery unit or attached directly to a flat-screen monitor, the SIROCAM 3 quickly - and with pristine quality - shows the patient exactly what is occurring inside the oral cavity.
Four-image memory capabilities are integrated directly into the camera, and image capture is controlled via the doctor’s foot switch. Equipped with a titanium casing, the SIROCAM 3 is suitable for virtually all practical applications.
For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or visit www.sirona.com.
New infant tooth gel with Xylitol
Xlear, Inc. has expanded its Spry™ Dental Defense System product line with the release of SpryInfant Tooth Gel, an all-natural gel for application on the teeth and gums of infants and toddlers. The gel is sweetened with 100 percent xylitol, helping to reduce cavities by as much as 80 percent and encourage remineralization.
Xylitol-rich products enhance dental health by creating an unfriendly environment for cavity-causing bacteria, and making them lose their ability to stick to each other as well as to the teeth. As a result, there is less dental plaque build-up on the teeth and the bacteria cannot produce the usual amounts of acid, therefore decreasing the acidity of any remaining plaque.
For more information, visit www.xlearinc.com or call (877) 599-5327.
The perfect design for kids' prophys
Prophy Perfect has the Perfect Pedo Prophy Angle! Adult prophy angles are just a bit too large for some smaller areas. The pedo angle is just the right size for those tiny teeth. The Prophy Perfect angle also comes in a soft or firm cup, and tapered brush. All cups are available in non-latex.
For a catalog and sample of the new pediatric prophy angle, call (800) 776-3948.
Honigum now available in automix
Zenith Dental, exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributors of DMG restorative materials, announces Honigum impression material in new 50 ml automix cartridges. Formerly, Honigum has been available only in 390 ml cartridges designed for use in the MixStar dynamic mixing machine.
Honigum is a proprietary formulation with an active wax matrix, which allows the material to adjust its viscosity based on pressure. It starts out with a slump-free, initial thickness for easy dispensing. As it is used, the material lowers its viscosity under pressure to capture unsurpassed detail. Honigum has a quick snap set that prevents distortion. The mild honey aroma is pleasing to patients and staff.
Honigum is hydrophilic and easily displaces blood and saliva, then holds its ground against seepage into the site following placement.
Honigum Heavy, Mono (medium), and QuadFast Heavy are available in both the 390 ml cartridge and the new 50 ml automix cartridge, using the common type 50 automix dispensers. Honigum Light and QuadFast Light come in 25 ml cartridges for the type 25 automix dispensers.
For more information, call (800) 662-6383 or visit www.zenithdental.com.The Titan-TThe DentalEZ StarDentalbrand introduces the Titan-T low-speed handpiece. Representing the latest generation of Titanhigh-performance, low-speed handpieces, The Titan-T delivers the tangible benefits of decreased weight, improved ergonomics, and increased product life.
The titanium construction of the Titan-T’s motor and attachment housings result in as much as 25 percent less weight than most stainless steel low-speed handpieces, decreasing wrist and hand fatigue. Superior strength and corrosion resistance better withstands the damaging effects of frequent heat sterilization, resulting in longer product life. The Titan-T has two speed ranges (depending on motor), and is lube-free.
For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO (383-4636) and press “2” for DentalEZ Customer Service. Also, visit www.dentalez.com.Sanityze
Because hand hygiene is the most important factor in preventing disease transmission, the CDC recommends a combined regimen of hand washing to remove debris and the use of alcohol (waterless) hand sanitizers to kill unseen organisms on hands. Sanityze, a waterless hand sanitizer, is the perfect combination of alcohol and protective emollients in an easy-to-use dispenser. You’ll love how it preserves your skin while killing 99.99 percent of skin bacteria within 15 seconds - no paper towels needed! Your smooth hands will slip right in to your Crosstex gloves - no powder needed. Sanityze is part of a complete line of Crosstex hand hygiene products that work together to clean, sanitize, and protect your skin with latex-compatible, non-greasy emollients.
Sanityze is available through your dental dealer. For more details, call (888) CROSSTEX (276-7783) or visit www.crosstex.com.
Zoo Animal Teaching Aids introduces -
The Aussie Toothfairy, BG Roo™. Wow, it’s a wonderful Roo to help with oral hygiene! “BG Roo was born from Australian legend - he soars through the night sky, waiting to exchange an enchanting ride in his pouch for a single baby tooth…”
Share this intriguing story with patients, friends, and family. BG Roo is accompanied by the Aussie Toothfairy Storybook, a 16-page, 4 inch x 3.75 inch color illustrated story designed to stimulate children’s interest in oral care. It is bound with glue for safety.
BG Roo is available in a 22-inch puppet design, as well as an 11-inch design. It features a zippered storage pouch, and a push-button sound device is located in the foot. The 16-page, color illustrated storybook also is available separately.
For more information, call (800) 919-0077 or visit www.bgroo.com.
Temrex publishes new catalog
In celebration of its 80th anniversary, Temrex Corporation has published a new product catalog. The attractive four-color, 12-page catalog presents 35 product types, many of which offer a variety of sizes, shades, strengths, or delivery systems - 132 items in all.
Two Tables of Contents make this catalog easy to use. One lists products alphabetically, the other lists them in four categories - crown and bridge, cavity prep and filling, whitening, and miscellaneous. For each product, the catalog not only identifies the item number and pack, but briefly describes its uses, features, and benefits.
For a copy of the new catalog, call (800) 645-1226 or visit www.temrex.com.Fluoridex Lasting Defense
Discus Dental’s new Fluoridex Lasting Defense Varnish is the perfect prescription for eliminating sensitivity associated with gingival recession and cervical abrasions. A 5% neutral sodium fluoride formula applied in-office, it releases fluoride for up to 30 days. Its high concentration of fluoride ensures maximum benefits and minimum risk of fluorosis.
Fluoride therapy is one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent the onset of dental caries, arrest newly formed lesions, and prevent and treat hypersensitivity and periodontal conditions. Fluoride varnishes are the only FDA-approved desensitizers.
The varnish is available in packages of 16 individually wrapped, unit-dose applications in a tasty bubble gum flavor.
For more information, call (800) 422-9448 or visit www.discusdental.com.