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By Dr. Joe Blaes, editor, DENTAL ECONOMICS
Booth # 439
Sunimac from Suni Medical Imaging is an innovative, user-friendly imaging software designed specifically for Mac users – both novice and advanced. SuniMac uses the power and style typically associated with Mac products and includes a streamlined, sleek design, as well as an easy-to-use window dragging feature. You can capture, process and view dental digital images and has an easy bridge to Practice Management Software. Call Suni at (800) GET – SUNI for more information.
Booth # 847
ZEUS™ Full Contour Zirconia Restoratives from MicroDental Laboratories are a strong alternative to PFM & Full Metal Restorations. ZEUS Restoratives offer esthetic advantages over Full-Metals and are more resilient to fracture than PFMs. Staring at $95 per unit, they are highly biocompatible and are not affected by fluctuations in alloy prices. ZEUS Restoratives are available in three tiers of products. To learn more visit www.microdental.com.
Booth # 816 – (Golden Dental Solutions.)
AiroCideDS® Photocatalytic Ozone-Free Air purifier will completely destroy airborne bacteria, mold, fungi, viruses, volatile organic compounds and odors. This NASA-developed technology and FDA approved is the only air treatment system that kills 99.99% of airborne pathogens. This is finally THE answer to air quality in the dental office, and is easy to install. To learn more call 1-866-274-4500.
Booth # 1000
GC FujiCEM 2 from GC America Inc. This next generation resin modified glass ionomer luting cement powered by F2 Flex Fuse Technology, incorporates new high-elastic crosslinking monomers with a modified filler-surface treatment to increase strength properties. Indicated many indirect restorations including all types of metal-, resin-, alumina- and zirconia-based inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges, GC FujiCEM 2 delivers superior bond strength, allowing you to do more restorations in less time. Visit www.gcamerica.com to learn more.
Booth # 1037
The new iTero® imaging system maintains its innovative powderless technology and features a modern design with enhanced wand optics for a smaller, more ergonomic fit, easy-to-use keyboard design and a larger working surface. Full color model rendering is available that enables clinicians to show patients a life-like final model of their scanned dentition. The new iTero delivers substantially reduced capture time through improved optics and enhanced algorithms while maintaining a high standard of digital imaging accuracy. To learn more visit www.cadentinc.com.
Booth # 1133
XLDent™ Version 12.0 is designed for today's tablet PC's, with patient centric workflows in mind. Desktop computers in the treatment room are now dated technology. A keyboard and mouse are not only infection control issues, they clutter the treatment space. With current tablet PC technology and XLDent, clinicians can bring data input and retrieval directly to the source of origin, where the patient is. This improves patient experiences and treatment outcomes. To learn more go to www.xldent.com.
Booth # 1243
NSK iProphyTM Air Prophylaxis Air Motoris a new prophy handpiece being launched by NSK and is manufactured in a unique two-part design to promotion easy disinfection and promote compliance. It also swivels 360˚ for easy maneuverability. The handpiece is said to be significantly quieter than competitive handpieces, which aids in patient and hygienist comfort. In addition, its ergonomic design is 15% lighter and 10% shorter than others to help minimize hand fatigue. To learn more visit www.nsk-dental.com.
Booth # 1308
Foramatron™ Apex Locator from Parkell, Inc. features a new sleek design, and performs at the highest level of precision and accuracy. The unit's brightly illuminated display is angled for easy chairside viewing, and has audible file position indicators as well. The unit comes with Parkell's unbeatable 5-year warranty which covers everything but the batteries and cables, and when ordered directly from Parkell, the unit comes with a 90-day, risk-free trial period. To order or for more information, call Parkell at 1-800-243-7446 or visit www.parkell.com.
Booth # 1529
Structur 3 from VOCO America, Inc. a new temporary crown and bridge material with nano technology for the quick fabrication of strong and aesthetic provisional crowns and bridges, inlays and onlays, and veneers. It has a very smooth surface that takes on a brilliant gloss when wiped off with alcohol. It sets in only 45 seconds, has high fracture resistance, high compressive strength and are perfect for long term temporization. Visit www.vocoamerica.com to learn more.
Booth # 1625
CEREC Omnicam's revolutionary design features a completely new, ergonomic handpiece and special optics to guarantee unsurpassed intraoral access. New ColorStreaming allows continuous capture of the oral cavity as well as displaying the 3D data in full color – an industry first. Operator convenience has been greatly improved by making the system completely powder-free while retaining Sirona's high standards for precision. Visit www.cereconline.com for more information.
Booth # 1611
The new Waterpik® Complete Care combines superior Water Flosser and Sonic Toothbrush technologies in one clinically-proven product. Now your patient's brushing and flossing needs can be accomplished with one convenient device that saves counter space and power outlets. Waterpik Complete Care includes five Water Flosser tips and Two Sensonic brush heads and a premium toothbrush travel case. To learn more visit www.waterpik.com.
Booth # 1632
Complimentary Practice Management CD featuring Dr. Rhonda Savage from CareCredit. Accountability = Energized Teams and Satisfied Patients, featuring Dr. Rhonda Savage, CEO Miles Global, details how accountability "done right" creates teams who are empowered, energized, and confident. In this CD, Dr. Savage shares how accountability can improve communications, efficiency and help the practice run more professionally. Her four-step system outlines how daily coaching is a cornerstone of team communication. She also details the importance of celebrating individual and team success. To learn more go to www.carecredit.com.
Booth # 1802
Aquasil Ultra Fast Set from DENTSPLY Caulk. The Aquasil Ultra Smart Wetting® Impression Material portfolio has expanded to include Super Fast Set. The optimized formula offers an adequate intraoral work time of 35 seconds and Super Fast mouth removal time of 2 minutes 30 seconds. For more information contact DENTSPLY Caulk at 1.800.LD.CAULK, visit www.aquasilultra.com or call an authorized DENTSPLY distributor.
Booth # 2111
The SafeSiders® from Essential Dental Systems were to designed to eliminate the fear of separating instruments during the root canal procedure. EDS has expanded the SafeSiders® product line to now include 31mmlength instruments and 06 SafeSiders instruments for use in smaller, tighter, or calcified canals that require a smaller instrument to gain initial access to the apex in the beginning of endodontic instrumentation. Visit www.edsdental.com for more information.
Booth # 1845
DDS Lab now offers an extensive line of orthodontic products and lab services. Because of DDS Lab's commitment to quality and attention to detail, you can count on a beautiful fit right from the start. DDS Lab specializes in retainers, study models, splints, arch development appliances, functional appliances, molar distalizing and holding appliances. Their staff of experienced, certified orthodontic technicians is available to answer questions and assist with complex cases. To learn more visit www.ddslab.com.
Booth # 2402
ScanX® Digital Imaging from Air Techniques, Inc. is "Dressed in white and a polished silver trim, provides a 3.5" x 5.5" LED display that shines in blue when the system is ready and amber while reading plates. Patients love the light, flexible, soft, wireless PSP plates that are 10 times thinner than hard sensors." To learn more, visit www.airtechniques.com.
Booth # 2611
PermaCem 2.0 from DMG America is a universal, self-adhesive and dual-cure composite luting cement for the permanent cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and root posts without the need for a separate enamel and dentin bonding agent, conditioner, or primer. PermaCem 2.0 provides a strong reliable bond between enamel and dentine and all metal and ceramic substrates, particularly zirconium and aluminum oxide substructures. To learn more, visit www.dmg-america.com.
Booth # 3021
The CS SoftDent Scheduler from Carestream Dental was built with a keen focus on our three core values of workflow integration, humanized technology and diagnostic excellence. The Scheduler lets you control your workflow. It accommodates your daily responsibilities, letting you easily pick up wherever you left off. It displays essential medical alerts and upcoming dental treatment to improve patient care. To learn more visit www.carestream.com.
Booth # 3005
Estelite Flow Quick® & High Flow from Tokuyama Dental America Inc. has optimal flowability utilizing 100% spherical fillers. These are the ideal solutions for a wide variety of cases and combine versatility and strength. Available in syringe and new PLT dose for isolated lining to targeted areas. For more information visit www.tokuyama-us.com.
Booth # 3213
The Inclusive® Tooth Replacement Solution from Glidewell Laboratories is the first all-in-one treatment package for a missing tooth, featuring implant, surgical drills, custom temporary components for patient-specific soft tissue management, and the final CAD/CAM restoration. Available for one low price, the open platform solution now supports most major implant systems, enabling you to take advantage of its many benefits with your implant of choice. For more information visit www.glidewelldental.com.
Booth # 3400
Three-Quarter Arch T-LOCTM Triple Tray® from Premier® Dental captures all four canines and premolars for canine rise and incisal guidance for greater symmetry in the aesthetic zone! The patented adhesive-free design features retention tracks that mechanically lock in impression material preventing distortion. Large, ergonomic handles and flanges allow for simplified handling and easy tray removal. Three techniques in one saves time, money and material. To learn more visit www.premusa.com.
Booth # 3600
TF®Adaptive from Axis|SybronEndo is an intuitive, color-coded system designed to work with our ElementsTM Adaptive Motion Technology; allowing the TF Adaptive file to self-adjust to intra-canal torsional forces. In other words — reciprocation when you need it and rotary when you don't. This gives you exceptional file control through the entire procedure. TF Adaptive is built on the success of the Classic TF design and includes the same advanced Twisted File technology. To learn more visit www.sybronendo.com.
Booth # 3600
XV1 from Orascoptic is the world's first wireless loupe and headlight in one. Featuring a lightweight and completely cable-less, and designed for comfort, function and style. All electronics are completely contained within the custom-built frame itself. Rechargeable batteries power for a full days work, delivering 4,000 footcandles of light. XV1 features Capacitive Touch controls on both temple arms to eliminate the need for knobs or buttons that can be bacteria traps. To learn more visit www.orascoptic.com/xv1.
Booth # 3607
Hager Pharma Dry Mouth Drops from Hager Worldwide, Inc are round, hard candies only sweetened with natural xylitol and contain 2 grams of xylitol per piece. Since xylitol aids in saliva production, the drops provide a delicious way to help reduce oral dryness, along with other dental health benefits such as helping to reduce plaque-forming bacteria. The Hager Pharma Dry Mouth Drops are available in mint, cherry, and melon flavors. To learn more, visit www.hagerworldwide.com.
Booth # 3625
The 3M™ True Definition Scanner from 3M ESPE provides predictable clinical outcomes with powerful tools that create a better patient experience and improved productivity. The scanner is more accurate and more consistently accurate than leading scanners on the market. It provides a variety of choices for doctors and labs with an open and secure cloud-based platform to store, share and connect files. At a suggested price of $11,995, it is a smart investment for any dental practice. To learn more, visit: www.3M.com/TrueDefinition or call 1-800-634-2249.
Booth # 4213
The DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL™ Kit from BISCO Dental Products is an adhesive cementation system designed for final cementation of ALL indirect restorations. The kit includes Bisco's innovative ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL™, DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL, Z-PRIME™ PLUS and PORCELAIN PRIMER to provide the ultimate combination of products to achieve high retention and durability of crowns, bridges (fixed prostheses), onlays, inlays, and posts/dowels, fabricated from metal, composite, porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, alumina, etc. To learn more, visit www.bisco.com.
Booth # 4239
Sesame 24-7 from Sesame Communications. Streamline patient communications, reduce no-shows, automate bill pay, and more, by providing patients 24-7 access to their account information from the security of a patient portal. It's everything you need to manage your practice effectively and thrive in the digital age. To learn more go to www.sesamecommunications.com.
Booth # 3639
NuSmile Pediatric Crowns introduces NuSmile ZR – the pediatric crown that looks like the real thing and is even better since it's 9 times stronger than natural teeth. NuSmile ZR is the first zirconia ceramic pediatric crown that satisfies both concerned parents and demanding clinicians. Come by the booth and watch ZR's video and request a free sample or receive $250 Try-In set free with purchase. To learn more, visit www.nusmilecrowns.com/zr.
Booth # 4418
UltraSeal XT hydro from Ultradent Products, Inc. is the next evolution in Ultradent's line of dental sealants with hydrophilic chemistry to eliminate the need to pretreat the tooth with a drying agent, allowing for faster treatments. It fluoresces under a black light making it easy to check for retention. It securely bonds to enamel, increasing marginal retention and reducing microleakage so fewer patients need sealants replaced. To learn more, visit www.ultradent.com.
Booth # 4728
The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System from ZEST Anchors LLC is designed exclusively for overdentures by providing an ideal treatment option for fully or partially edentulous patients with severe resorption and very narrow ridges. Incorporating narrow diameter implants with the best-in-class LOCATOR Attachment, the LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System provides a less invasive, predictable and durable implant retained overdenture option for patients requiring a cost conscious technique for securing their denture. To learn more visit www.zestanchors.com.
Booth # 4601
The iChiropro from Bien-Air is a revolutionary implantology system, controlled from an iPad and equipped with ultra high-performance attachments. Its 20:1 contra-angle handpiece is equipped with an internal irrigation system, and the lifetime-lubricated ceramic ball bearings of its MX-i LED motor ensure an exceptional service life. The multi-user iChiropro incorporates the complete sequences of the leading implant manufacturers, with the option of saving and exporting operation data, attached to the patient file. Visit www.ichiropro.com to learn more.
Booth # 4829
EvoraPro® from Oragenics supports dental and gingival health and extends that clean, "fresh from the dentist" feeling. Each mint contains an extra-strength blend of patented ProBiora3® probiotics. These beneficial bacteria bind to teeth and go deep under the gingival margin, crowding out undesirable bacteria. To learn more visit www.oragenics.com OR www.evorapro.com.
Booth # 4729
The Canary System is a low-powered laser-based tool for the detection of early tooth decay. Powered by the energy conversion technology of PTR-LUM, The Canary System uses a novel combination of heat and light to directly examine the crystal structure of teeth and map areas of tooth decay. The Canary System can detect, map and monitor carious lesions on any tooth surface, including interproximal lesions. The Canary System detects tooth decay along the margins of restorations, including amalgam and composite resins, beneath fissure sealants and around orthodontic brackets. To learn more visit www.thecanarysystem.com.
Booth # 4845
DentiMax 2013 by DentiMax is showcasing the 2013 upgrade to its practice management software. As a technology leader, DentiMax has a knack for making software that is extremely easy-to-use but powerful. From viewing x-rays while treatment planning, to capturing clinical notes, to scheduling additional patient visits – DentiMax mirrors your actual workflow. This latest software release includes innovations in electronic prescription writing, integrated digital x-ray/charting, and real-time patient insurance status updates. To learn more visit www.dentimax.com.