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New Products

Nov. 1, 2004


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The DentalEZ Galaxy comes fully integrated with an intraoral camera, ultrasonic scaler, and L.E.D. curing light. The operatory stays free of clutter and equipment compatibility problems are eliminated.

Call (866) 383-4636 and press “2” for customer service.

DentalEZ Galaxy™ with fully integrated accessories

The DentalEZ® Group introduces the first Galaxy unit complete with three essential operatory tools built right in. With the incorporation of add-on modules by Acteon North America, the Galaxy is a feature-rich delivery system.

The new unit includes the SP Newtron multipurpose ultrasonic scaler, the Satalec Mini L.E.D. curing light, and Sopro 595 intraoral camera. All three provide cutting-edge, OEM technology that ensures 100-percent seamless integration with no worries about compatibility between the delivery unit and the accessories. Now, dental professionals can have a fully featured, turnkey delivery unit right “out of the box.”

The Galaxy unit with built-in Acteon accessory modules is now available for shipment throughout the United States. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO (383-4636) and press “2” for DentalEZ Customer Service.

Microlux Transilluminator upgrade available

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AdDent introduces a new nose cone for its Microlux Transilluminator. The new nose cone is an improved, snap-lock design. The snap-lock design holds the light guide firmly in place. Original Microlux units can be easily upgraded by the user.

Retail price for the upgrade is $29.95. For more information, call (203) 778-0200.

Cool Temp® Natural from Coltène/Whaledent

Coltène/Whaledent Inc. introduces Cool Temp Natural, an automix temporary crown and bridge material which contains fluorescent properties. The simple, time-saving automix delivery system eliminates mess while providing a consistently homogeneous mix.

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Cool Temp Natural temporaries are ready to be removed from the mouth in 65 to 80 seconds vs. up to four minutes for the other leading brands, and its final cure time is up to 43 percent faster. The material is offered in Truer Vita shades A1, A2, and A3.5. Its low curing temperature won’t irritate or damage the pulp, and low shrinkage results in less distortion. It possesses excellent strength and aesthetics, and corrections can be easily made with composite.

For more information, call (800) 221-3046 or visit

New DEFEND® “Breathe E-Z” pleated masks

Mydent International introduces the DEFEND “Breathe E-Z” Pleated Ear-Loop Mask. The DEFEND “Breathe E-Z” mask is cool-breathing and made with three-ply, non-woven polyester material with a soft inner liner. Soft rounded ear loops hold the mask in place comfortably. The mask also is fiberglass- and latex-free, and rated 99 percent+ BFE, 99 percent+ PFE, and is packaged in boxes of 50.

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Until March 31, 2005, the DEFEND “Breathe E-Z” mask can be purchased for just $3.99 per box, with a 10-box minimum order (suggested retail price is $4.95 per box).

For more information on Mydent International and its products, call (800) 275-0020, or go to

Ivoclar Vivadent introduces Brite Gold™ XH

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Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. introduces Brite GoldXH, a high gold ceramic alloy that supports a wide range of indications and provides a golden yellow color for outstanding esthetic results. This extra-hard palladium-, silver-, and zinc-free alloy does not require pickling after oxidation and is suitable for use with conventional feldspar ceramics. Its biocompatibility has been independently confirmed and documented with a biocertificate.

With a demonstrated high temperature strength and a high modulus of elasticity, Brite Gold XH is indicated for inlays, onlays, partial and full-coverage crowns, telescope and conus crowns, posts, and short- and long-span bridges. Frameworks demonstrate an accurate and predictable fit after every porcelain firing cycle and facilitate ease of use in the laboratory. For more information, call (800) 533-6825 or e-mail [email protected].

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Precision Ceramics introduces a new, specially formulated diagnostic wax which simulates porcelain in appearance and translucency, allowing patients to literally see their new smiles. “Present-a-Case” uses a special tissue-pink presentation stone and lifelike pink wax in combination with the diagnostic wax, allowing you to fabricate a presentation tool which can improve patient satisfaction, case acceptance, and improve doctor-lab communication, while providing a perfect platform for fabricating provisional restorations.

For more information, call Mark Jackson at Precision Ceramics Dental Laboratory at (800) 223-6322 or e-mail [email protected].

Express directly into the canal

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Essential Dental Systems announces the only patented titanium- and lanthanide-reinforced composite resin post cement, Flexi-Flow Auto and Flexi-Flow Auto E. While other cements rely on cohesive resistance, Flexi-Flow forms a post-to-dentin interface for superior stability and retention.

Both materials are self-cured, fluoridated composite cements that chemically bond with composite core buildup materials - no need for removal of excess flash. It hardens in four minutes, saving valuable chair time. Flexi-Flow Auto is available in gray to show contrast from dentin, while Flexi-Flow Auto E is available in shade Vita A2 for aesthetic core restorations. Both are radiopaque, compatible with all core build-up materials (especially Ti-Core), and produces an insoluble bond with a proven 10-plus year fluoride release.

Flexi-Flow Auto is $94.99, and Flexi-Flow Auto E is $100. You receive two dual syringes containing 4.5 g base, 4.5 g catalyst, 20 automix tips, and 20 intraoral tips. Call your dental dealer to order, and visit for more information.

New insurance coding manual for 2005

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This new coding handbook contains all ADA codes for the CDT-2005 plus detailed information to help get patients’ claims paid. It is the fifth comprehensive manual of its type published by Stepping Stones to Success. It contains specific, code-by-code guidelines describing how carriers will process claims, industry tips, when and how to use attachments, and even code-specific, “by report” narrative working. Under the provision set by HIPAA, all dental offices and insurance carriers must use the current version of dental procedure codes found in this “Dental Insurance Coding Handbook-2005 Updated for CDT-2005.” It was written by Carol Tekavec, RDH, insurance columnist for Dental Economics and speaker for the ADA Seminar Series.

For more information or to read an excerpt, go to or call (800) 548-2164. Price is $97 plus $8 shipping.

GC America launches PROSPEC MI Paste

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PROSPEC MI Paste is a specified tooth treatment delivering bio-available calcium and phosphate to teeth. It replaces lost minerals, improves the protective qualities of saliva, improves fluoride uptake, and reduces sensitivity. PROSPEC MI Paste also offers an additional treatment for salivary dysfunction, sensitivity, erosion, excessive caries, and unhealthy enamel.

Teeth need calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. Healthy saliva contains these minerals, and in conjunction with certain salivary proteins, is able to deliver bio-available calcium and phosphate to the tooth surface during the demineralization/remineralization process. PROSPEC MI Paste contains Recaldent®, developed to deliver bio-available calcium and phosphate when and where they are needed most. PROSPEC MI Paste is a water-based, sugar-free paste, available in melon, mint, strawberry, tutti frutti, and vanilla.

For more information, visit

Breakthrough treatment receives FDA nod

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SootheRx is the first FDA-cleared, at-home 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.

Practice Made Perfect Marketing Reminders

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The built-in Marketing Reminders feature of ADSTRA Systems’ Practice Made Perfect practice-management software makes it easy to track patients from treatment plan to appointment. It automatically tracks and follows up on key practice-building information such as treatment plans, missed and cancelled appointments, upcoming birthdays, and overdue bills.

Eleven marketing reminders can be chosen and automatically generated by corroborating data from the appointments book, treatment plans, lab case logs, and the personal file section of the program. Choose to activate one, two, or all 11 marketing reminders, in your choice of postcards, e-mails, or letters. Each communication can be sent to an individual, group, or entire database.

For more information, call (800) 450-0220, or visit To request a free demo CD, send e-mail to [email protected] including your area of interest, name, address, and telephone number.

New TempoCem Smartmix from Zenith/DMG

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Zenith Dental introduces TempoCem with eugenol in the double-barreled Smartmix syringe. TempoCem is a zinc oxide/eugenol temporary cement designed for use with all types of provisionals. The eugenol provides a “sedative” effect on the pulp, reducing sensitivity in some patients. It is an easy, reliable, temporary cement offering optimal adhesion and superior resistance to the forces of mastication.

TempoCem and TempoCem NE (non-eugenol) also are available in automix cartridges. Both have earned 4 stars from REALITY in 2004.

Smartmix packaging includes two 11 g double-barreled syringes and 10 Smartmix tips. For more information, call (800) 662-6383, or visit

New BioPure™ MTAD™ root canal cleanser

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental launches new BioPure MTAD Antibacterial Root Canal Cleanser. This patent-pending irrigant marks a significant advancement in endodontic therapy. BioPure MTAD Cleanser is an antimicrobial solution designed to chemically clean and disinfect the root canal system following endodontic instrumentation. It is proven to remove the bacteria-laden smear layer which obscures dentinal tubules, and kill Enterococcus faecalis, the most resistant bacterial strain found in the root canal system.

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Irrigants such as distilled water and sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) leave the smear layer intact. Another commonly used irrigant, EDTA, removes the smear layer, but erodes the orifices of dentinal tubules in the process and has little or no antibacterial effect.

Used after the root canal cleaning and shaping process, BioPure MTAD Cleanser kills the E. faecalis other antibacterial solutions leave behind. It also removes the smear layer more effectively, erodes less dentinal structure than EDTA, and is easily dispensed with a disposable syringe.

For more information or to order a starter kit, call your Tulsa Dental representative at (800) 662-1202 or visit

Athletic Sports Mouthguards

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Create a new service for your patients who need athletic mouthguard protection without the use of the laboratory. Only one appointment procedure is needed with this sturdy and colorful boil-and-bite product. Mouthguards are available in adult and youth sizes, five team colors as well as clear, and with or without a helmet strap.

Sports season is year ’round! There is nothing better than a dentist-fitted mouthguard to protect your patients’ greatest asset - their smiles.

For more details, visit, e-mail [email protected], call (800) 215-4487, or your dealer. Mention item No. 4000-44.

CosmeCore® resin core material

CosmeCore is a new dual-cure, automix, resin core material from Cosmedent, Inc., developed for high strength in core build-ups. Easy to use, CosmeCore eliminates hand-mixing, has excellent flowability with no slumping, and preps like tooth structure. CosmeCore is available in three versatile shades - A2, white, and blue - to either match tooth color or shaded to easily differentiate core material from tooth structure.

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Advantages include high strength to ensure a long-lasting result, clean cutting and easy preparation, radiopaque to distinguish from tooth structure, exceptional handling properties, and, it’s economical - one core build-up pays for the whole tube.

CosmeCore is available in 50 g cartridges. For information, call (800) 621-6729 or visit

da vinci™ Veneer Cementation System

Based on feedback from TV shows “Extreme Makeover” and “The Swan,” patients overwhelmingly prefer whiter smiles. The new da vinci Cementation System for porcelain veneers has been co-developed by da Vinci Dental Studios and Cosmedent, Inc. to meet the demand for increasingly whiter porcelain veneers. The shades offered in the kit reflect this trend - Bright, Brighter, Brightest, and Ludicrous Bright.

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Using the chemistry of the No. 1-rated Insure resin cements from Cosmedent, the da vinci Cementation Kit contains four progressively whiter resin cements, three tone-down cements used to reduce whiteness, plus three color modifiers. For Insure users, the tone-down colors are equivalent to clear, yellow-red light, and yellow-red universal. A separate kit of water-soluble da vinci Try-in Gels also is available.

The da vinci cements will produce excellent results with da vinci or any other porcelain veneers. For more information, call (800) 621-6729 or visit

Laser-ANAP® gains FDA clearance

Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT) announces the first FDA clearance ever for a laser-based periodontal disease treatment protocol while using the first-ever digital dental laser - the PerioLase® MVP-7.

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Fifty people out of 100 have moderate-to-severe gum disease; 40 out of these 50 don’t know it, and only three people out of 100 will ever get treated before it’s too late. Until Laser-ANAP was developed, traditional treatment has been painful with a long and uncomfortable recovery, scaring patients away. Now, this epidemic and preventable disease is attractively treatable.

The FDA cleared Laser-ANAP, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, with a specific claim for “cementum-mediated new periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium.” The clearance for Laser-ANAP using the PerioLase MVP-7 variable-pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser follows three years of University research, which evidenced new root-surface coating (cementum) and new connective tissue (periodontal ligament) formation (collagen) on tooth roots by stimulating existing stem cells to grow following the use of the PerioLase MVP-7 and Laser-ANAP protocol.

For information on the research results, visit program/abstract_47642.htm. For product information, call Dr. Robert Gregg at (562) 860-2908, or visit

Piezo tip for perio applications

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Parkell introduces a new piezo tip with extended length and a very slim profile for subgingival ultrasonic debridement. Unlike many piezo designs which resemble straight perio probes, the new tip is modeled after the company’s magnetostrictive perio inserts and is curved like an explorer. It allows effective power instrumentation of the deepest periodontal pocket. Despite its narrow diameter, the tip is robust enough to remove even tenacious residual calculus.

The tip fits the Parkell TurboPIEZO scaler and EMS brand scalers. It costs $59.95 and may be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Call (800) 243-7446 or visit

Oraqix® needle-free anesthetic is here!

DENTSPLY Pharmaceuticals introduces Oraqix 2.5% lidocaine/2.5% prilocaine periodontal gel. Oraqix is a new needle-free dental local anesthetic approved by the FDA for use in adults who require localized anesthesia in periodontal pockets during scaling and/or root-planing (SRP) procedures. It is an excellent choice for patients fearful of needle-injected anesthesia.

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Using a blunt-tip applicator, Oraqix is applied to periodontal pockets at room temperature as a liquid, then transforms almost instantly into a stay-in-place gel at body temperature. Oraqix has a quick, 30-second onset. Just one cartridge (1.7 g) or less is sufficient for one quadrant. The duration of anesthesia is approximately 20 minutes, and the maximum recommended dose at one treatment is five cartridges.

For more information, visit

New components improve strength

Featuring three new system components, the 3M ESPE Pentamix Mixing Unit now offers users maximum reliability and even greater convenience for the automatic mixing and dispensing of impression materials for all indications.

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The new design features a red Penta mixing tip that reduces dispensing forces by up to 50 percent, reducing stress on the Pentamix unit, cartridges, and caps of the foil bags. Other components have a more robust design; stability and fracture resistance is increased.

With the new components, superior handling is possible with heavy-bodied materials, and both the dentist and laboratory technician can benefit from high-accuracy impressions made possible through the use of the Pentamix mixing unit in an even greater range of material viscosities.

For more information, visit or call (800) 634-2249. Products are sold through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

New technology for diamond instruments

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Garrison Dental Solutions launches a new line of dental rotary diamond instruments, consisting of 22 shapes and sizes under the name of G-Force. G-Force diamonds employ new manufacturing and design technology that allows faster cutting and significantly longer life than traditional diamonds. Spacing between the crystals are carefully controlled, then brazed in place versus the more commonly used electroplating process. The combination of uniform crystals, controlled spacing, and brazing produce a level cutting surface where more diamonds are engaging the tooth surface. This increases cutting speed while the more-even cutting load reduces wear and heat generation. Small channels allow for rapid debris removal reducing clogging.

In support of these claims, Garrison offers an unconditional, money-back guarantee. If customers do not feel that the G-Force diamond outperforms their current diamond, they can return it to Garrison for a full refund. G-Force is available directly from Garrison Dental Solutions. Call (888) 437-0032 or visit

Buy and wear "Give Kids A Smile" S.C.R.U.B.S.®

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Plan now to wear “Give Kids A Smile” scrubs apparel on February 4, 2005, National Children’s Dental Access Day - and throughout February, National Children’s Dental Health Month. SmartScrubs® is partnering with the American Dental Association to promote awareness of “Give Kids A Smile” day and to help fund the ADA Foundation.

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Purchase exclusive new ADA apparel, and 10 percent of every retail purchase will be donated to the ADA Foundation.

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Select from the following -

• Adult-sized one-pocket scrub tops, three-pocket scrub tops, or round-neck jacket

• For kids, Lil’ S.C.R.U.B.S. basic top or shorts.

These S.C.R.U.B.S.-brand items are 100 percent cotton with unisex sizing.

To assure your size is available, order today with convenient online shopping now at, or call (800) 800-5788, or visit