With the summer heat almost behind us, we wanted to find out which new products were hot, hot, HOT in 2013. An evaluation of click rates on DentistryIQ.com revealed 10 products that are absolutely smoldering.
By Lerin Madole, editorial intern
Take-home whitening system By Philips
Philips Zoom contains amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), which protects enamel and helps improve the smoothness of teeth, and fluoride to help reduce tooth decay. This move marks the first formula change in nearly four years, and also includes a new and improved mint flavor to further enhance patients' whitening experience.
Tooth system by Natural dental implants
Unlike traditional tooth replacements, the Replicate System acts as the natural tooth and eliminates the need to perform an osteotomy on the patient. "The patient never goes without a tooth, and they don't have to endure multiple surgical procedures," said Alex Touchstone, DDS, the first American dentist to be appointed to the Clinical Advisory Board of Natural Dental Implants.
By Boaz Media & Network Solutions
The Raspberry Pi is essentially a mini-computer (about the size of a deck of cards) with 512MB of RAM. It uses 90% less power than a PC, and allows for NETFLIX-like browsing and playing of media files from a local server hosting an SQL database. This means media play back can be set up in any room in advance of patient arrivals.
Booster plus by Colgate
PreviDent 5000 Booster Plus contains 1.1% sodium fluoride (5,000 ppm), FluoriGard technology and tricalcium phosphate. FluoriGard technology is an optimized fluoride delivery system that produces a temporary shift in pH, from higher to lower, a condition that favors remineralization and fluoride uptake in the oral cavity.
Toothbrush By Emmi-Tech
The new Emmi-dent nonabrasive ultrasonic toothbrush dramatically reduces the issues and problems of periodontal disease and infection, enabling dentists to avoid repeating expensive procedures while improving their patients' dental health — and whitening their teeth by removing bacteria. Many can see and feel a difference within two days.
By Hal Mayforth
Nationally recognized humorous illustrator Hal Mayforth has joined the world of dental with four new prints designed to appeal to dental professionals. Kids love them!
By Tyler Glover
It's been called the Swiss Army Knife of toothbrushes. An all-in-one toothbrush that's particularly handy for people on the go, this new product has been 20 years in the making, and it's on its way to the dental market soon.
"Pizza Burn" Healing Strips
By Jason McConville, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Texas at Austin
Since every pizza eater has mistakenly bit into a too-hot slice, it's no surprise that this product is so popular. These medicated strips, which resemble the breath freshener "tape," deliver benzocaine, a local anesthetic, along with a therapeutic polymer to offer some relief to a scorched tongue or mouth.
DentalAnywhere Mobile Apps is a company that specializes in custom mobile apps for dental offices. Everyone "does dentistry" a little different. Dental Anywhere's products reflect this by way of modules or "compartments" in the app.
Toothbrushes By Violight
They wiggle and wobble and come in six different fun colors. No, they aren't Playskool Weeble Wobbles, but Violight's Rockee toothbrushes, now available to rock ‘n' roll on your bathroom counter. The new Rockee tootbrushes bob and wobble, and make sink messes a thing of the past.