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March 1, 2005

Heraeus Kulzer’s Next™ endodontic obturating system

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Next is a complete kit that streamlines root canal therapy for endodontists and general practice dentists alike. This is achieved thanks to advanced materials and an innovative two-in-one post/obturator system. It allows dentists to obturate and seal the canal in a simple step. A rigid or adaptable obturator serves as support for the root and, in some cases, a post for restorations. Resilon™ is integrated into the post, and bonds with a resin cement to create a hermetic seal preventing leakage.

Obturation is achieved through the application of Heraeus Kulzer’s biocompatible resin sealer. Since the obturator also can serve as a post or pin, root canals with restorations can be handled in one visit instead of the two required with traditional root canal methods.

For more information or to place advance orders, call (800) 431-1785 or visit

Vident introduces inVizion™ all-ceramic restorations

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Vident’s new all-ceramic restoration, inVizion, combines the proven strength of VITA YZ ceramic frameworks with the highly esthetic properties of VITAVM®9 ceramic veneering material. VITA YZ (yttrium stabilized zirconium oxide) is among the strongest all-ceramic dental materials available and boasts an incredible 900+ MPa flexural strength. inVizion is perfect for long-span bridges and is available in 29 primary VITA 3D-Master® shades as well as 52 intermediate shades. inVizion restorations are perfect for single anterior crowns, anterior bridges, single posterior crowns and posterior bridges. The preparation requires either a chamfer or a shoulder with a rounded internal preparation.

inVizion frameworks of milled VITA YZ cubes are available in 20 mm, 40 mm, and 55 mm sizes. For more information, call (800) 828-3839 or visit

New dentate bur cuts faster, cooler, and smoother

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The Samurai Precision Bur is the most efficient of all burs, including other dentate designs. It cuts faster, lasts longer, cuts cooler, leaves a smoother finish, spins truer, is less traumatic, decreases turbine wear and has a wider range of applications than any other bur in existence. It easily slices through enamel, dentin, amalgam, composite, porcelain and metal without clogging or chattering.

It enters enamel from the tip or side. The Samurai rapidly wastes enamel during crown preparation, is ideal for endo access, amalgam removal, cavity preparation and slot cutting through gold, base metal, and porcelain, all while increasing tactile sensitivity. This cost-effective disposable bur is available exclusively from SimpleDental. To order, call (800) 454-5161 or visit

AXIS Soft-Core® endodontic obturators

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AXIS Dental introduces the Soft-Core endodontic obturator system, which uses a biocompatible plastic core to both laterally and vertically condense the thermoplastic gutta percha. The smaller-diameter core makes carrying gutta percha to the apex, post space preparation, and re-treatments easier.

Additionally, Soft-Core has a simple twist-off handle, adjustable working lengths, and one-size-fits-all tapers. The obturators come packaged in sterile blister packs, and the standard packs include size verifiers. Soft-Core RT obturators are available for rotary file techniques. AXIS Dental recently acquired Soft-Core Texas Inc. and the distribution rights to the Soft-Core line of endodontic obturators for North America.

For more information, call (888) 654-2947 or visit

Endodontics for the general practitioner

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Richard E. Mounce, DDS, an endodontist in private practice in Portland, Ore., has produced a five-hour endodontic DVD titled, “Enjoyable, Predictable and Profitable Endodontics: Just the Pearls.” The DVD content also is available for purchase as a Web cast pay-per-view program and/or audio CD.

This DVD is designed to provide practical information the clinician can take to the operatory the very next day to make endodontics more enjoyable, predictable, and profitable. It includes the latest in endodontic technologies including bonded obturation, rotary nickel-titianium instrumentation, and warm obturation techniques. Clinical information is communicated in a down-to-earth, “how to” informal manner. The DVD includes both lecture format and video demonstrations of procedures.

To order or for more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit

Liberator™ .06 taper now available

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Miltex has released Liberator NiTi rotary endodontic files in .06 taper. Due to demand from dentists who wish to finish a root canal with a greater taper, Miltex designed, developed, and manufactured this new product with feedback from key clinicians around the world. It is available in ISO tip sizes from 15 to 70 and lengths of 21 and 25 mm. This size compliments the .02 and .04 taper Liberator instruments that were introduced in December 2004. Liberator files have been proven to eliminate self-threading issues - which can lead to file separation - because there are no helical flutes to screw into the canal. They employ a safe-ended “Roane” tip to minimize ledging.

For more information, e-mail [email protected], call (800) 645-8000 or visit

Big Easy periotomes minimize bone trauma during extractions

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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 more quickly and easily sever the periodontal ligament.

For more information, call (888) 773-6872 or visit

Two Striper® CEREC® 3D rotary kit

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The Two Striper CEREC 3D Prep & Polish diamond rotary kit from Premier Dental Product Company contains seven Two Striper diamonds in an autoclavable bur block and Luminescence Plus!™ diamond polishing paste with applicators. The diamond shapes include TS2000™ Speed-Cut spirals and assorted other shapes for CEREC tooth preparations as well as finishing and polishing procedures. They have been specifically selected to create well-defined anatomy and readable preps that compliment the benefits of CEREC technology for patient care.

Two Striper diamonds are made with a patented bonding system that features a greater concentration of diamond particles and significantly lower bond height than electroplated brands. The result is faster, controlled tooth preparation and material adjustment. Order through your dealer.

Consistently accurate impressions - from start to finish!

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The CHOICEpack for Consistently Accurate Impressions - only from CLINICIAN’S CHOICE® - includes all the products and accessories you need to guarantee consistently accurate impressions every time. The kit contains TISSUE GOO™ hemostatic gel, FIRST STRING™ retraction cord, DETAIL™ pre-impression cleansing gel, the new QUAD-TRAY® Xtreme™ dual-arch impression tray, two viscosities of third-generation AFFINITY™ impression material, and a step-by-step technique guide. The CHOICEpack is an all-in-one tissue management, preparation cleansing, and impression-taking kit.

For more information or to order direct, call (800) 265-3444 or visit

EZ Stent - thermoplastic surgical template

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EZ Stent is the first thermoplastic surgical template ever, allowing you to quickly fabricate an accurate guide for performing dental implant osteotomy using hot water alone - no more time-consuming lab work or expensive lab fee!

Each pack is $125 and comes complete with five universal surgical templates that are compatible with all dental implant systems. For more information, call Applied Dental at (888) 841-8481 or visit

XP technology stays sharp - procedure after procedure

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XP Technology Instruments are curettes uniquely designed to eliminate the need for sharpening. They are treated with a patented process that hardens the stainless steel and then encapsulates it with a diamond-like layer. Because the instrument’s blade is thin to enhance subgingival access, XP Technology instruments are to be used for fine subgingival scaling and root-planing. A full line of Gracey curettes is available. XP Technology Instruments are easy to use, and they maintain a very sharp edge procedure after procedure.

For more details, call American Eagle Instruments at (406) 549-7451.

Heraeus Kulzer debuts Flexitime® Xtreme

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Kulzer, Inc. launches its new Flexitime Xtreme, a faster-setting impression material. The new product is a brand extension of the proven Flexitime®impression materials. Flexitime Xtreme saves dental professionals time and money by putting them in complete control with a variable 30-90 second working time. This is made possible through Heraeus Kulzer’s unique ATS (Advanced ThermaSense™) formula that is sensitive to the warmer temperature inside the patient’s mouth.

The material’s short intraoral set time and new wild berry aroma increases patient comfort. Available in a cartridge delivery system, the two viscosities include Heavy Tray and Correct Flow.

For more details, call your dental dealer, call (800) 343-5336, or visit

Midwest® brass cleaning brush for burs and diamond instruments

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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 may also 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 more information, call your dealer or (800) 800-2888.

Articaine now available from the COOK-WAITE brand

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Dental professionals who currently use, or are considering using an articaine product now have a new option - COOK-WAITE ZORCAINE (articaine hydrochloride 4% with epinephrine 1:100,000 injection) local anesthetic from Eastman Kodak Company. COOK-WAITE ZORCAINE 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 (articaine hydrochloride 4% with epinephrine 1:100,000 injection) local anesthetic from authorized dealers of KODAK Dental Systems products.

For more details, call (800) 933-8031 or visit

Two new GC Gradia® Direct composite restoratives

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GC AMERICA introduces new Gradia Direct LoFlo and Gradia Direct Flo, light-cured flowable composites. These multi-purpose light-cured composites are both radiopaque, fluoride-releasing, highly filled micro-hybrid resins. Two self-adapting formulas have been designed to best accommodate every application (technique) requirement.

Gradia Direct LoFlo takes advantage of GC’s new HDR (High Density Radiopaque Pre-polymerized Filler) technology. This allows for excellent radiopacity while providing physical properties (strength and wear) similar to traditional composites, with exceptionally low shrinkage and optimal flow characteristics minimizing risk of contraction stress and microleakage.

Gradia Flo, a less viscous version, is typically used to restore undercuts, as a liner/base under direct restoratives, and as a 60-second sealant when used in conjunction with GC G-Bond™ one-component self-etching light-lured adhesive.

Both products are packaged in 1.5 gm syringes, either two or four per box, with four tips. Both come in seven shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, AO3, CV (Cervical Color), and BW (Bleaching White).

For more details, visit or call (800) 323-7063.

“Esthetic Dentistry/Smile Design, a Patient’s Guide”

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“Esthetic Dentistry/Smile Design, a Patient’s Guide,” is two books in one. It is a high-quality educational tool that is used both as a presentation (coffee table) book for your reception area, and as a chairside educational medium for you and your dental team to convey esthetic possibilities to your patients.

“Esthetic Dentistry/Smile Design, a Patient’s Guide” is proven to increase patient understanding and acceptance of cosmetic and esthetic dental treatment. The guide contains 100 beautiful pages packed with high-quality dental pictures and illustrations that will streamline patient education.

For more information or to order, visit or call (877) 662-2374.

Atlantis HT™ lowers abutment costs by up to 20 percent

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Atlantis Components, Inc. announces the Atlantis HT (High Torque) titanium abutment screw to be included with every Atlantis abutment. The Atlantis screw reduces the overall costs of Atlantis abutments to clinicians and labs. In addition, the Atlantis screw 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, proprietary process combining state-of-the-art 3D optical scanning, an advanced software-based expert system, and CNC machining methods. The revolutionary product that results from this technology 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.

For more information, visit or call (877) 828-5268.

Who says dentists can’t have it all?

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Not Gary Kadi, creator of the acclaimed NextLevel Practice™ and author of the newly released book, MILLION DOLLAR DENTISTRY (184 pages/NextLevel Publishing/$24.95 US). Kadi, who has consulted to successful dental practices for a decade, reveals the method he uses to diagnose dental practices that aren’t maximizing income or career satisfaction while helping dentists earn radically more money with less effort.

Kadi shows dentists how to reorganize their staffs to turn the entire office into a smooth-running selling machine that gets patients all of the care they need, the “right” way to close cases, and the best way to keep their practices from the domination of insurance companies, slow-paying or nonpaying patients, and office politics. The book is an eye-opening and motivating guide to rapid, sustainable growth for dentists in all types of practices. To order, visit

Maximize isolation, access, and comfort

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OptiDam from Kerr Corporation provides unmatched isolation and protection, ensuring a dry, contaminant-free operating field. Its 3-D, anatomical frame eases placement and widens access while increasing patient comfort. OptiDam’s unique raised tab design speeds assembly and ends tedious tooth marking, hole punching, and trimming. Anterior and posterior configurations are available.

For more information, call your Kerr dealer, visit, or call (800) KERR-123 (537-7123).

Excellence in long-span bridges

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Town & Country Dental Studios, a leading full-service laboratory in the Northeast, is one of the few labs in America that excels in fabricating long-span bridges. Whether you prefer a traditional PFM bridge or the latest technology in metal-free restorations, Town & Country has the experience and technical expertise to ensure case success. When faced with a bridge of more than five units, you need a higher level of confidence in your laboratory. Town & Country has the experienced technical staff and production protocols to help make long-span bridge cases easier, more predictable, and more successful.

Town & Country also is one of the largest producers of Lava™ zirconia bridges, and is one of just two labs in the US to introduce the Procera® Bridge Zirconia system from Nobel Biocare.

For more information, call (800) 925-8696, visit, or e-mail [email protected].

New MultVest casting investment

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Metalor Dental USA launches MultiVest, a universal, graphite-free, phosphate-bound precision investment for dental labs. MultiVest can be used with precious and non-precious metal alloys, partial dental frames, and pressable ceramics. The graphite-free, fine powder of MultiVest results in a casting with a silk-smooth finish, reducing the labor costs associated with polishing. Its homogenous grain distribution makes it unnecessary to invest under pressure, and also results in easier de-investing. MultiVest performs well in fast-firing as well as standard preheating conditions. Holding stages are not necessary. MultiVest can be used with or without metal casting rings. The MultiVest kit includes 32 packs of powder at 160 grams each, and a 1.2 liter container of mixing liquid.

For time-limited launch price or a quotation for a volume contract, call (800) 554-5504 or e-mail [email protected].

Advanced QuickBooks® workbook

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With the release of the Advanced QuickBooks 2004 In Your Practice workbook, Susan Gunn of Gunn Consulting continues to provide QuickBooks tools to ensure proficiency and business success. Written by user request, this workbook contains advance functions for the experienced user as well as additional information not contained in the Basic workbook, such as Archive & Condense, Journal Entries, Cash Flow Projector, Loan Manager, and much more.

The most exciting feature is the inventory idea for QuickBooks. Because dentists use different software to track accounts receivable vs. accounts payable, inventory has been difficult to monitor in a practice. The solution is now in this workbook.

Place your order online at or call (817) 994-3167.

TAK Systems introduces Shake & Pour™ - now in ortho size!

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TAK Systems’ Shake & Pour Earth Stone is now available in pure white orthodontic-sized units to accommodate users desiring a large base for diagnostic casts or to obtain an upper and lower model from a single unit. Earth Stone may be hand-shined to a high gloss with a clean soft cloth or with a rag wheel on a lathe - no need to soak, soap, or spray. It also effectively offers the greatest degree of surface abrasion resistance available in a dental gypsum and far exceeds the hardest die stones or resin stones. There are no bowls, no dust or mess to clean, simply shake and pour. Models set in 10 minutes. It is priced at $29.95 per box of 12 units and is available at your dental supplier.

For questions, visit or call (800) 333-9631.

Adhesive Newsletter library online

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Authored for more than 15 years by research director Nelson Gendusa, DDS, Parkell’s Adhesive Newsletter is an informal eight-page clinical update written for the practicing dentist. Described as largely nonpromotional with an easy-to-read, humorous style, it includes technique hints, answers questions submitted by readers, and reviews new research with significant clinical implications.

The Adhesive Newsletter was the first US publication for general dentists to discuss the role of the hybrid layer in bonding and to warn how sensitivity-prone the 5th-generation bonding agents were (including Parkell’s own 5th-generation material.) It doesn’t hesitate to disagree with lecturers or researchers when, in Dr. Gendusa’s opinion, the evidence doesn’t support their positions. Several years worth of prior issues are now posted on for downloading.

2004 Edition of Dental Industry Review© published

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The Anaheim Group, publishers of DentalFax©, has released the 2004 Dental Industry Review, a 151-page comprehensive report of the key events in the worldwide dental industry for 2004. This is the 4th annual edition of the report - a well-known resource purchased by hundreds of dental executives during the past four years.

The new, full-color edition includes sections on bankruptcies and corporate restructuring, dental implant market shares, market growth and new entrants in the market, personnel changes, and market growth for equipment, consumables, over-the-counter oral care products, and implants, as well as FDA product marketing clearances and patents. The Review is indispensable for anyone working or investing in the dental marketplace. It is available in both printed form and CD ROM.

To order, e-mail [email protected], or call (714) 543-8007.

Metalor Dental announces StyleFluid CF dental alloy

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Metalor Dental USA, launches StyleFluid CF, a 58 percent gold universal alloy. StyleFluid CF offers a wide application range from single crowns, bridges, milling work, and ceramic veneering restorations with low-fusing ceramics. StyleFluid CF is copper-free, used in European labs since 2003, and is now available in the United States.

At 68 percent gold, platinum, and palladium, the precious metal costs are reasonable and still qualify for High Noble status. It has been tested successfully with Duceragold, Response, Authentic, Imagine, and Evolution. StyleFluid CF is ranked at a relatively high hardness, providing the desired confidence in long-span bridges.

StyleFluid CF is offered in an introductory 25 gm pack. For the launch period, Metalor will also offer a free lab consumable to a first-time buyer of StyleFluid CF. For more details or a free alloy chart, call (800) 554-5504 or e-mail [email protected].

CompoRoller™ composite modeling instrument with disposable rolling tips

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Kerr Corporation announces CompoRoller, an innovative modeling instrument that maximizes control for layering and contouring direct restorations. CompoRoller’s non-stick, thermoplastic rolling tips contour composite quickly in thin, even layers for a fast finish, while minimizing air bubbles. Tips come in two shapes - cylindrical for flat-surface contouring, and conical for shaping margins, occlusions, and modeling.

For more information, call your Kerr dealer, visit, or call (800) KERR-123 (537-7123).

Lotte Xylitol sugar-free chewing gum

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Lotte USA, Inc. has announced the release of Lotte Xylitol sugar-free chewing gum made with Xylitol, the sugar substitute clinically shown to reduce tooth decay and plaque and to re-mineralize tooth enamel. International research has proven that Xylitol is the best sugar substitute for oral health. Xylitol also enhances flavors while providing a cooling sensation.

Lotte Xylitol sugar-free chewing gum stimulates salivary flow, which increases plaque pH and neutralizes acid. The increased flow of saliva contains minerals such as calcium and phosphate, which aid in re-mineralization. It also makes plaque less adhesive and easier to remove from teeth. No other sugar substitute functions in this beneficial way.

For more information, call (269) 963-6664 or visit

ViscoStat wintermint - a fresh new hemostatic agent

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Ultradent offers dentists a fresh way to provide rapid hemostasis with its new ViscoStat Wintermint. The new and improved mint flavor maintains the same effective qualities of Ultradent’s original solution, while providing improved taste for the patient. As step one of Ultradent’s tissue management system, ViscoStat initiates profound hemostasis in seconds, while demonstrating unsurpassed kindness to tissue and providing elimination of sulcular fluid throughout the entire procedure. ViscoStat also saves chair time and decreases costly impression remakes.

Both original and wintermint-flavored ViscoStat are 20% ferric sulfate viscous solutions; now available in 30 ml syringes for direct dispensing into 1.2 ml disposable syringes. This convenient dispensing system prevents both product waste and cross-contamination.

For more information, call (800) 552-5512 or visit

Amelogen® Plus micro-hybrid composite system

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Ultradent’s new micro-hybrid composite system, Amelogen Plus, is an effective, easy way to create natural-looking restorations. Amelogen Plus possesses a balance of both strength and esthetics. The 0.7µu particle size provides wear-resistance and polishability, making this simple composite system the perfect material for both posterior and anterior restorations. It has been created with an intuitive, easy-to-use shade system that allows dentists to choose a one, two, or multiple-shade layering technique.

It is available in 14 shades: seven dentin and seven enamel. By combining this range of shades, dentists are able to replicate the tooth’s original depth of color. The composite emulates the fluorescence of the natural tooth, displays exceptional handling, optical and polishing characteristics, and is 76 percent filled by weight.

For more information, call (800) 552-5512 or visit

Lightyear direct digital X-ray

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Lightyear Direct makes it easy to bring the benefits of digital X-ray to your practice. Its Handheld Digital X-Ray is a truly portable system that eliminates the need to have computers in every operatory. Single and multi-user desktop digital X-ray systems also are available, as is a complete digital panoramic X-Ray system. (Lightyear also can retrofit film-based panoramic X-ray equipment to add digital functionality.) Lightyear digital sensors provide the highest image quality available, and come with the industry’s only free five-year warranty (extended coverage and special priority tech service is available with Warp Speed Priority Support). And, for even greater treatment acceptance, Lightyear’s new Case Illustrator™ software allows dentists to present complex procedures to patients like never before.

For more information, call (866) 946-2431 or visit

Sultan Dental’s new DuraShield® 5% sodium fluoride varnish

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Sultan Dental Products introduces new DuraShield - a fast and economical delivery of 5% sodium fluoride varnish. Intended for use as a desensitizing agent to relieve hypersensitivity on areas of teeth where dentin or cementum is exposed, DuraShield also can be used to line amalgam cavity preparations. The 5% sodium fluoride formula sets on contact with saliva, and remains on contact for up to eight hours for enhanced fluoride uptake with minimal food or drink restrictions after application for excellent patient acceptance.

DuraShield® features an innovative unit-dose dispensing system that is completely sealed to protect the entire contents against contamination. Its light amber color provides better visual control during application as the patient-pleasing Topex® Bubble-Fun® Flavor (sweetened with Xylitol) enhances acceptance by patients of all ages. Each pre-measured 0.40 ml unit includes one UltraBrush™ 2.0 bristle brush applicator - a finer, higher-quality brush manufactured by Microbrush® International.

DuraShield is available in convenient, easy-dispensing boxes of 32-count (Item #31101) and 200-count (Item #331102) units, each containing bi-lingual patient take-home instructions for post-application distribution. Through May 31, visit to receive four free samples of DuraShield. For more information or to place an order, call your dental distributor or call (800) 238-6739.

Breakthrough sensitivity treatment receives FDA approval

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SootheRx™ is the first FDA-cleared, at-home-use prescription therapy indicated for both the rapid and continual relief of dentinal hypersensitivity. SootheRx uses NovaMin® (calcium sodium phosphosilicate), a technology resulting from 30 years of medical research into bone and tooth repair. The same compound has been successfully used in more than one million bone-regeneration surgeries.

While the biggest clinical benefit of SootheRx is its ability to provide both rapid and continual relief from sensitivity by occluding tubules with hydroxyapatite, its simplicity makes it even more appealing. SootheRx is used twice daily for two weeks in place of the patient’s usual toothpaste. Following this initial treatment stage, a once-per-week use is all that is required. Patients can use their dentifrice of choice or one you recommend for daily brushing.

For more information, call OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals at (800) 445-3386.

Super absorber lasts longer

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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 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

Excel 3™ Nite White® Z-CP - maximum sensitivity relief plus luster!

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Discus Dental presents new Excel 3 Nite White Z-CP. Nite White Z-CP combines patented amorphous calcium phosphate technology with the proven effectiveness of potassium nitrate to achieve the maximum sensitivity relief in take-home whitening. It also works to give patients brighter, more lustrous smiles because tooth structure is almost entirely composed of calcium phosphate minerals, and Nite White Z-CP’s chemistry naturally bonds with tooth surfaces. It fills microscopic tooth defects and improves the overall smoothness and luster. In addition, clinical testing shows less fadeback after six months with Nite White Z-CP.

It is available in three concentrations - 10%, 16%, and 22%; two flavors - Peppermint Cream and Wild Cherry; and kit sizes of one, three, four, six, and nine syringes.

For more information, call Discus Dental at (800) 422-9448 or visit

New Rincinol™ P.R.N.™ bioadherent rinse for pain relief

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Sunstar Butler introduces Rincinol P.R.N., the first non-prescription rinse for oral pain relief that forms a bioadherent protective coating over the mucosal surface to quickly provide long-lasting oral pain relief and promote healing without numbing, stinging, or burning.

Available over the counter as well as dispensed in-office, Rincinol P.R.N. is indicated for a broad range of applications including aphthous ulcers, mouth burns, irritation from appliances or partials, postoral surgery, and other soft-tissue management procedures such as scaling, root-planing, and prophylaxis. Rincinol P.R.N. treats the entire oral cavity through simple swishing. Ideal in-office as part of a complete postop pain-management protocol, it provides site-specific pain relief without the need for difficult or painful site-specific application. It is safe for all ages 6 and older.

For more information, visit or call (800) JBUTLER (528-8537).

Crest introduces new Pro-Health mouth rinse

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New Crest Pro-Health Rinse - the first Crest mouthwash - “knocks out” 99 percent of germs that can cause plaque, gingivitis, and bad breath in just 30 seconds without the burn of alcohol. With this innovation, Crest has successfully formulated Cetylpyridinium Chloride (CPC) - the active ingredient that delivers the product’s health benefits - in a no-alcohol formula. It will be available at mass-market retailers nationwide in April 2005 and will be priced from $1.19 to $7.69 for five different sizes ranging from 36 ml to 1.5 liters.

After more than 10 years of development, Crest’s first mouthwash was created as an alternative to the intense experience of other oral rinses. The alcohol-free formula delivers an enjoyable rinsing experience along with oral health benefits that consumers desire, providing 12-hour protection against plaque and gingivitis. For more information, visit