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Jan. 1, 2006
HOYA ConBio VersaWave laser

HOYA ConBio VersaWave™

Dentistry’s best-engineered, most reliable laser now has higher repetition rates, higher power output, and better delivery than any other dental laser system. HOYA ConBio introduces the multi-purpose VersaWave hard- and soft-tissue laser - with an optimum range of three to 50 pulses per second, and laser output boosted to 9 watts. VersaWave also features dentistry’s longest, lightest, and most flexible fiber delivery system, 400 millijoules of energy per pulse, and TruTest - the industry’s only calibration port for output assurance.

Compare VersaWave with other laser systems, and you’ll see why dentists who do their homework choose HOYA ConBio. Learn more at

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The VersaWave by HOYA ConBio is a multi-purpose hard- and soft-tissue dental laser system. The industry¿s longest, lightest, and most flexible fiber delivery system provides optimal user comfort and patient access for a variety of dental procedures. Visit for more information.

Biotène® releases new dry mouth treatment

More than 400 commonly used medications, including those developed for asthma relief, hypertension, depression, and cholesterol reduction, as well as serious illness, can cause dry mouth.

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Only Biotene contains an exclusive Enzyme LP3 Complex, a patented blend of enzymes and protein capable of boosting and restoring saliva’s natural protective action. This enzyme system quickly and effectively soothes and moistens dry mouth while protecting dry oral tissue. It does not contain alcohol or cetylpyridinium chloride, which often kills beneficial bacteria and causes further irritation and dryness to sensitive tissue. Biotene’s gentle, delicious mint flavor acts quickly to freshen breath and neutralize volatile sulfur compounds.

For more information, call (800) 922-5856 or visit

IntraFlow™ Intraosseous Delivery System

The IntraFlow Intraosseous Anesthesia Delivery System is the latest technology in pain management for the dental professional, and represents a major breakthrough in providing fear management for the anxious dental patient.

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The IntraFlow System delivers intraosseous anesthesia in an easy, one-step procedure that minimizes the facial numbness and patient discomfort - during and after the dental procedure - which is normally associated with delivering profound local anesthesia. The IntraFlow System delivers effective, immediate anesthesia without the use of a traditional hypodermic needle, providing immediate pain relief and profound pulpal anesthesia in about one minute.

For more information, call Pro-Dex at (800) 546-6204 or visit

The Microbrush Plus sets new standard

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MICROBRUSH® INTERNATIONAL announces recent improvements made to its leading applicator brand, the Microbrush® Plus Dispenser Series. The applicator design was upgraded to produce a superior disposable applicator with both a stiffer head that allows for better scrubbing, and a stronger bending portion, with no rebound, that improves control and accuracy during application procedures. Dental practitioners use the applicators for the placement of controlled amounts of materials in hard-to-reach areas. The applicators come in three precise and consistent head sizes, made with small, non-linting, non-absorbent fibers that hold materials in suspension between the fibers, creating a sphere that stays in place without dripping.

The Microbrush Plus is available in four pre-packaged cartridges, each containing 100 applicators. The cartridges fit the innovative sion antimicrobial dispenser. Used with this dispenser, the Microbrush Plus applicators offer the most reliable application system with increased protection against cross-contamination.

For more information or free samples, call (262) 375-4011 or visit

New VANISH® 5% NaF White Varnish

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For more than 20 years, traditional 5% Neutral Sodium Fluoride varnishes have provided the highest fluoride concentration possible - 22,600 parts per million. However, the ingredients in all traditional fluoride varnishes leave an ugly yellow color on your patients’ teeth and a bad aftertaste that many find unacceptable.

VANISH 5% NaF White Varnish eliminates these problems. It is the only white fluoride varnish available to the profession. Its white color virtually disappears after application. The pleasant-tasting cherry and melon flavors leave no “tree sap” aftertaste that can cause gagging, and are preferred by patients over existing varnishes. VANISH also releases 23 percent more fluoride over a 24-hour period than the nearest competitor. The enhanced flow characteristics allow VANISH to reach areas traditional varnishes may miss. Plus the new unit-dose package assures convenience, consistency, and safety for all your patients. For more information, call OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals at (800) 445-3386.

DASH® to offer new nitrile glove

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DASH Medical Gloves announces the addition of the halo™ powder-free and protein-free nitrile glove to its nonlatex glove line. The new gloves are formulated to provide superior tactile sensitivity while giving a super-soft, natural rubber-like feel for comfort. halo gloves are durable and puncture-resistant, and come in five sizes - extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large.

Orders for DASH gloves can be placed by calling (800) 523-2055, or order online at They also are available through most dental dealers.

New reward stickers for kids!

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Ancom’s new Children’s Reward Labels are a fun way to make your young patients feel special after each visit. Ten different colorful designs have cute graphics from toads to princesses. Dental-specific messages proclaim a great checkup or a cavity-free patient. All-purpose messages announce healthy kids or good patients. The 1¾” round labels are sold in rolls of 100, and can be combined into a convenient kit of five different style rolls in a handy cardboard display container.

Ancom carries a complete line of quality filing systems and front office supplies. For more information, call (800) 845-9010, or visit

Cool Temp® NATURAL now in 5 ml automix syringe

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Coltène/Whaledent Inc., introduces Cool Temp NATURAL, a 5 ml automix syringe for its temporary crown and bridge material. This is in addition to the existing availability of a 50 ml cartridge. Key benefits include a faster set time than the top four leading brands by up to 46 percent, Natural Vita shades with fluorescence for optimum esthetics, and cooler exothermic setting temperatures for patient comfort. There is no dispenser needed, and small mixing tips mean less waste, a consistent mix every time, and better, controlled application. Cool Temp Natural is the natural choice for fast, easy, and esthetic provisionals.

For information, call your authorized dental dealer, or Coltène/Whaledent Inc., at (800) 221-3046 or visit

Doc’s Duds antimicrobial apparel

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Doc’s Duds announces its classically styled portfolio of antimicrobial lab coats for discerning health care professionals. The new product line represents the first synthesis of fashion and function using a state-of-the-art antimicrobial fabric. The garments have been specifically designed and manufactured with a yarn whose mechanism of action inhibits the spread of bacterial and fungal nosocomial infections.

The current line includes three lab coat designs for women in even sizes 4 to 18, available in white, navy blue, and khaki. Fully functional and esthetically pleasing, each garment has been crafted with quality fabric, workmanship, and careful attention to detail. The company also offers custom embroidery options to further personalize each garment. For more information to order, visit or call (732) 219-0060.

New KaVo DIAGNOdent pen

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Confidently detect hidden decay with KaVo’s new handheld caries detection aid, the DIAGNOdent pen. This cordless, lightweight, highly accurate diagnostic device uses laser technology to extend the clinician’s vision into sub-surface sites where caries can develop, multiply, and thrive. Just like the DIAGNOdent, the DIAGNOdent pen is highly effective at detecting incipient pit and fissure caries that would otherwise test negative using X-rays, explorer, or other diagnostic means. It aids in differentiating healthy from diseased tooth structure without resorting to guesswork. The DIAGNOdent pen allows the dentist or hygienist to quantify and monitor caries over time. Extremely reliable and noninvasive, the DIAGNOdent pen caries detection aid will allow you to provide a greater degree of preventive care to patients. For more information, call (888) ASK-KAVO (275-5286) or visit

K3 Shapers rotary NiTi files

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SybronEndo, the endodontic marketing arm of Sybron Dental Specialties, introduces a new rotary Nickel Titanium file line extension to the popular K3 system. The new K3 Shapers come in .12, .10, and .08 tapers with 25 tips. They are available in 17 mm, 21 mm, and 25 mm lengths. The K3 file is a three-fluted, asymmetric rotary NiTi file with recessed radial lands and a positive cutting angle. The K3 cuts efficiently, has great resistance to torsional stress, and demonstrates the flexibility required when negotiating virtually any case. The variable helical design of the K3 prevents the instrument from pulling itself into the canal and aids in debris removal.

To experience K3, call (800) 346-3636 or visit

New practice-management products catalog

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New practice-management products catalog Stepping Stones to Success has produced its latest product catalog which includes many new products. It features, among others, all the forms from the First Encounter system, Informed Consent booklets, Emergency Records, HIPAA forms, and four patient brochures. Titles of the brochures include, “My Insurance Covers This….Right?”, “What is the Difference Between a ‘Regular’ Cleaning, Perio Maintenance, and Root Planing?” “What is a Debridement?” and “Crowns, Veneers, Inlays, and Onlays. Why Can’t I Just Have a Filling?” Free catalogs may be requested at (800) 548-2164. The catalog and brochures may also be viewed online at

CAESY Smile Channel DVD 2006

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Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. releases CAESY Smile Channel DVD 2006, the latest in patient education programming for the reception area. Smile Channel DVD 2006 has 12 new and 11 updated presentations. New presentation topics include onlays, orthodontics, and DIAGNOdent. There also are eight new station breaks, featuring subjects such as sensitive teeth, sealants, and bonding. Smile Channel DVD 2006 contains two new original programs: Hayley, a talk show that profiles dental success cases; and Science in Dentistry, a dental education program with a charismatic host who keeps the presentations lively and interesting. In addition, Smile Channel DVD 2006 is now available in widescreen format.

For more information, visit or call (800) 444-6035.

Stainless steel countertops from Eagle

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Eagle introduces new stainless steel countertops that provide exceptional long-term value and customizable functionality. Both standard and custom countertops meet the precise needs of users in health-care establishments, cleanroom operations, laboratories, and other operations where sanitation or chemical resistance is important. Eagle’s countertops are made of high-performance, 16 gauge, type 304 stainless steel, and constructed under rigorous sanitation standards. The standard width is 30 inches, with lengths ranging from 35 inches to 144 inches.

For more details, call Lynda Donavon (ext. 3027) with sales inquiries, or Eagle’s Marketing Department (ext. 3129) with inquiries pertaining to marketing support. Call (800) 637-5100 or visit

Exclusive coffee table book of dental history

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“Hogbristles, Hucksters & Radioactive Paste,” a nostalgic journey and a visual celebration of both dental history and postcards, is by authors Curtis P. Hamann, MD, and Ben Z. Swanson, Jr., DDS, M.Phil. The gorgeous book offers a fascinating look at the history of the postcard and its impact on communication in dentistry. Lavish, four-color images, memorable quotes, and inviting commentary tell a visual tale of postcards as a means of communication as a collectible as well as a vital piece of dental history. The hard- bound, 195-page book features more than 500 full-color images, humorous and interesting dental facts, and a five-century dental timeline.

This one-of-a-kind book is ideal for gift giving. “Hogbristles, Hucksters & Radioactive Paste” is available for $49.95 (Item #101058) exclusively from SmartPractice. Call today to preorder at (800) 522-0800.

Slip-Ease® X-ray Comfort Pouches

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Slip-Ease X-ray Comfort Pouches work for film, phosphor plates, or digital sensors. Use one comfort pouch for an entire FMX with the re-stickable adhesive safety strip. The pouch adheres to the film or sensor and their holders to soften the entire apparatus. After placing the film or sensor into a positioning holder or basket, remove the adhesive safety strip and place it over the positioning device to protect the patient’s soft tissue from holder or basket abrasion. Slip-Ease provides maximum comfort, are fragrance- and latex-free, and prevents accidental aspiration.

They are available in packages of 100, Item # SSL (Pink). Call Strong Dental Products at (800) 648-9729 to order, or (909) 371-5185 for all other business.