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Equipment Product News

May 1, 2003

Dentaport ZX endo handpiece/apex locator

The Dentaport ZX, new to J. Morita's well-recognized endodontic product line, is a low-speed endodontic handpiece with a large LCD display. Easy to read, the Root ZX-like screen allows the clinician to better visualize the file movement during the instrumentation.

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The Dentaport ZX offers three automatic safety functions (auto start/stop, auto apical reverse, and auto torque reverse), eight-speed setting up to 400 rpm, and 11 torque setting selection. Proven Root ZX technology combined with a low-speed endodontic handpiece delivers extreme accuracy and reliability.

For more information, call (888) 909-3636 or visit

InstRenew™ Sharpening System

Nordent Manufacturing, Inc. introduces the InstRenew™ Sharpening System for all brands and patterns of hygiene scalers and curettes. This compact, stainless steel unit operates on standard 110v current and features a unique blade positioner and sharpening cone that provide a simplified, highly accurate sharpening process; automatically locking each instrument to the correct angle for perfect edges every time — in seconds.

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Until now, sharpening has been confusing and time-consuming. As a result, many dental offices sharpen infrequently or not at all. The InstRenew Sharpening System allows anyone to sharpen any scaler or curette easily, quickly, and error-free. Hygienists have greater control and less fatigue, patients receive a higher level of care, and practices reduce instrument replacement costs because properly maintained instruments last longer.

For more information, call (800) 966-7336.

CEREC® 3D adds a new dimension

CEREC®, from Sirona, is taking in-operatory restorative control to a new dimension with the introduction of its new operating system, CEREC 3D. The new and intuitive software allows CEREC 3 users to view, manipulate, change, and verify all aspects of the restoration design before it is milled, providing dentists with complete confidence in an ideal marginal fit.

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The user-friendly CEREC 3D provides a full 360-degree perspective, putting dentists virtually in the patient's mouth, allowing them to design restorations with such accuracy that it practically eliminates the need for time-consuming and difficult adjustments after placement. The dentist can design custom-milled inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers with complete confidence by making precise edits to all facets of the restoration down to the micron — before it's milled.

With a new automatic margin detector maximizing occlusal control and a realistic display of the restoration and prep together, three-dimensional realism makes designing the restoration easy. In addition, CEREC 3D expands on quadrant dentistry, allowing dentists to design multiple teeth while one is being produced.

With a proven track record, backed by more than 100 clinical studies, the CEREC system has allowed dentists to provide single-visit, all-ceramic restorations for more than 15 years — with more than six million restorations placed worldwide.

For more information, contact your Patterson representative or call (800) 873-7683.

CrystalAir¿ TurboCab¿

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The all new CrystalAir™ Turbo-Cab™ is a small, ergonomically designed workstation that is great for small dental offices and dental labs. At only 16" x 16" x 10", the unit is small enough to fit on any counter top. Don't let the small size fool you, it has a large internal work area. The dual fan and fog-resistant tempered glass make for a well-illuminated and clean work environment. The power pack and work space detach for easy cleaning. An optional magnifier is available at an additional cost.

For more information and a catalog of Crystalmark Dental Systems' other products, call (888) 264-4337 Ext. 220 or 234, e-mail [email protected], or visit

New Dentech Advance cabinets

Dentech Corporation has introduced the Dentech Advance cabinets by Conex, a new, value-priced cabinet system that offers dependability and functionality.

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The new cabinets work well in a wide variety of configurations. Cabinets come in several sizes, and styles include 12-o'clock, rear treatment, center island, and doctor's side delivery. Two sizes of assistant support units are also available.

Dentech Advance Cabinets features include an upper storage area for shelving or tub and tray rack, push-latched solid doors, and a service pass-through for utility needs. A four-outlet power bar is supplied, and task lighting is available as an option. A pullout surface for mounting an instrument delivery system is also included.

For more information or for a dealer near you, call (800) 826-5004 or visit

DOT Box is here!

Many dentists are familiar with the Dental Operatory Tablet (DOT). Why stop there? Purchase DOT Box individually to replace your bulky computers, or purchase DOT Box with a DOT Tablet — a great combination! Small in size (8" x 8" x 11"), the DOT Box offers all the functionality of larger PCs while taking up much less space. The DOT Box is a stand-alone computer that is designed to work with the DOT tablet accompanying it, or, with a standard keyboard, mouse, and VGA monitor.

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When coupled with the DOT Tablet, it fills virtually all of your digital needs without wires or bulkiness.

Features include a Pentium IV processor, three Firewire ports, 256 MB (2 GB maximum) memory, two serial ports, a 20 GB hard drive, integrated wireless access, microphone in/headphone out, LAN connection, four USB ports (two USB 2.0), optional DVD, and optional capture card.

To place an order or find out more, call (800) 323-2690, visit, or e-mail to [email protected].

New ergonomic and efficient operatory

DentalEZ Group introduced two new products at the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting. The new Lumina™ light and the Galaxy™ unit represent the next generation of quality products designed to function ergonomically withing DentalEZ Group's expansive line of products and brands.

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The Galaxy unit enhances the operatory with its sleek, modern design, while the die-cast metal control head adds to the durability and quality of the unit. It features a control head designed for up to four handpieces and two static hangers with a handpiece safety lock-out, button-activated arm brake system, and an optional built-in Titan® E-lectric handpiece with LED display/controls, as well as many other state-of-the art features.

The Lumina light offers the same sleek presence in the operatory. With infrared hands-free on/off control, full focus 20 to 40 inches from the shield, a shadow-free illumination area, and a longer flex-arm, the Lumina completes a new operatory package that is as efficient and ergonomic as it is modern.

For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO (383-4636).

Introducing FLASHlite™ 1001

The new, more powerful unit offers the same great features as its predecessor. Engineered with the world's most powerful LED and lithium-ion battery, FLASHlite™ 1001 is one of the fastest portable cordless LED dental curing lights available. The pocket-sized unit emits 1000 mW/cm2 of power in the ideal 468-470 nanometer range. A digital radiometer has been built into the charger base for optimal intensity measurement.

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At only 3.8 ounces, and in a single battery charge, 300 10-second cures can be produced. The simple-to-use unit has a one-touch button for on/off and a 5-second audible indicator for monitoring curing time. In addition, this portable powerhouse is half the price of the all other major LED competitors.

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

New prophy handpieces by A-dec/W&H

Designed specifically for the hygienist, ProphyAir handpieces from A-dec/W&H offer a compact, one-piece design that includes an integrated air motor and smooth, ball-bearing-style connector. The result is easier handling and less stress during prophylaxis procedures as well as simpler maintenance.

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Other highlights include an ideal 2,000 to 2,750 rpm working speed range to help reduce splatter, an easy-to-clean, yet tactile grip, and chromium plating for added durability during sterilization.

Two ProphyAir styles are available: the AP-64 for Young Dental-style prophy cups, and the AP-44 for disposable prophy angles — both of which come backed with a one-year warranty and renowned customer service from A-dec.

For more information, call A-dec at (800) 547-1883.

New GENDEX high-definition image sensor

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GENDEX announces a new high-resolution sensor with diagnostic image quality comparable to film. The GX-S HDI high-definition sensor incorporates a special intensifying device to replace the optical fiber that is commonly used to transmit the signal to the CCD sensor. This, combined with a special amorphous carbon screen, provides excellent transmission of information without added thickness. The GX-S provides four times the number of pixels as a standard sensor for the best perception of diagnostic detail. Unlike other sensors, the sensor is always "live" and automatically detects the radiation and acquires the image. It is supplied with the VixWin imaging software, which provides numerous image treatments. For more information, contact GENDEX Division of Dentsply International at (800) 800-2888 or visit

Space-saving microscope system

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Expanding Images introduces a new microscope delivery system for the dental operatory. This fold-away system mounts to any dental chair and uses the high-quality Leica MS5 microscope. Its patent-pending coupler and pin-locking adjustable arm allow for total doctor-patient comfort. Other standard features include a customized fiberoptic ring light and special microscope dental mirrors. Finally, it is a space-saving, comfortable, and easy-to-use system for any general dentist or endodontist. Imagine having five loupes at your fingertips — not attached to your head!

To receive a free 30-day trial or for more information, call (866) EYE-FULL (393-3855), or visit

HSP offers unique endo operatory

Endodontists say the HSP IntegraSystem endodontic operatory is the most ideal integration of equipment, ergonomic functionality, efficiency, and economic benefits ever used. The custom operatory manages a variety of instruments from a single unit foot control, and it gets an A+ for dental assistant utilization, organization, and versatility.

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Microscope use demands a thoughtful equipment design — HSP is built upon the only criteria developed by dental school and university research, pioneered by UAB. Practitioners find that HSP combined with a microscope is a marriage made in "dental heaven," offering proper positioning and support for comfortable chairside technique.

For more information, call (800) 237-5794, fax to (205) 251-0419, e-mail to [email protected], or visit

IntraFlow anesthesia delivery system

IntraFlow greatly simplifies the intraosseous anesthesia technique. This patented new system is suitable for application in two-thirds of everyday dental procedures. Dentists and patients express a high level of satisfaction with increased patient comfort, reduced anxiety, and significant time savings. Since anesthesia is immediate, procedures can begin immediately. IntraFlow saves between 10 and 12 minutes of chair time per patient.

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Treatment also can be completed in multiple quadrants during a single office visit. It provides immediate comfort without the side effects associated with traditional block anesthesia, such as lingering numbness to the jaw, lips, tongue, and cheek.

The heart of the IntraFlow system is a low-speed, pneumatic handpiece that is compatible with standard operatory equipment. The handpiece holds a disposable transfuser and perforator, which delivers anesthetic in a combined process that includes perforation of the cortical plate, infusion, and withdraw, all using the same perforator.

The IntraFlow anesthesia delivery system is sold exclusively by Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.

For more product information, call (877) 476-4299, Ext. 2, or visit

LumaCool™ light whitens without heat

LumaLite's LumaCool™ whitening system whitens teeth without heat and minimizes the time required for each procedure. Its wavelength-specific light delivery represents the next generation in tooth-whitening technology — no bulb replacements, and a hands-free optical sensor. A heads-up display allows the operator and patient to see the remaining procedure time.

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To use, the clinician applies whitening gel to the teeth, positions the adjustable light head, and turns the light on. The light stays cool throughout the procedure, so patients remain comfortable. If GentleBright™ light-activated whitener is used, no gingival protection is required.

The LumaCool can be moved between multiple operatories for maximum convenience and cost effectiveness.

LumaLite products are available from most major dental dealers. Call (800) 400-2262 or visit for more information.

L&R first to offer antimicrobial tub

L&R Manufacturing Co. introduces SweepZone Ag®, a new line of SweepZone ultrasonic cleaning systems manufactured with AgION™ antimicrobial-coated stainless steel. The AgION compound is a patented product that is applied to the steel to suppress the growth and migration of bacteria and other micro-organisms.

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The AgION antimicrobial compound has been listed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an antimicrobial agent that suppresses the growth of bacteria. Another benefit is its resistance to fingerprints, stains, and rust. This results in a cleaner appearance of the unit.

For more information, call (201) 991-5330, visit, or e-mail to [email protected].

Osada EXL-M40 brushless micromotor

The Osada EXL-M40 is perfect for all high-torque (4.8 Ncm), low-speed (1,000 – 40,000 rpm) applications thanks to microprocessor-controlled feedback circuitry. The mighty power control is housed in a compact console (4" x 4 " x 7"), and comes with a magnetic-sensor foot pedal. The handpiece is comfortable to use, slender, well-balanced, and lightweight. It's the quietest, smoothest-running handpiece system you've ever seen!

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The bright blue beam on the speed control dial points to the maximum user-selected speed, and the linear, variable foot control assures safe operation. The EXL-M40 features convenient auto-cruise for sustained use, and automatic safety turn-off after one hour of nonuse.

A lever chuck enables quick bur changes, and the easy-to-clean removable chucks come in three interchangeable shank sizes.

For more information, call (800) 426-7232 or visit

Free pano with new rental program

Panoramic Corporation has announced a unique new rental program that provides a panoramic X-ray machine or pan/ceph machine free of charge to the dental office. The office simply pays a $25 charge for each image processed. This one-of-a-kind program allows the dental office to experience the many clinical and practice-building benefits of panoramic imaging without the initial expense of purchasing a panoramic system.

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This program represents an exceptional opportunity for the young dentist to get into state-of-the-art diagnostic dentistry at virtually no cost, or, for the established dental practice to expand its diagnostic capabilities and ability to provide optimum dental care.

For information on this program, call Panoramic Corporation at (800) 654-2027.

New film processor requires no darkroom

Fischer Industries Inc.® of Geneva, Ill., a manufacturer of automatic X-ray film processors, proudly announces the Level 356™, a new, automatic dental X-ray film processor.

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The Level 356 can be used virtually anywhere, as it requires no plumbing or darkroom. It is compact, portable, economical in daily use, and simple to clean and maintain. It can accept any size film from small intraoral films to panoramic and cephalometric films on its 14-inch-wide feed tray. The Level 356 can also develop a panoramic and a cephalometric film side-by-side at the same time to save energy, chemistry, and time.

The Level 356 is not only economical in operation, but also economical to purchase and install. It is available online for only $2,995 at

Call James Flanigan at (800) 356-5911 for further information.