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Products: In-Depth Focus

Feb. 1, 2008

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CAESY Enterprise 6.0

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CAESY Enterprise 6.0 is the newest version of server-based patient education software from Patterson Dental. It offers more than 280 multimedia presentations covering 21 different topics. Featuring nine hours of content, including two hours of Smile Channel video and seven hours of CAESY multimedia presentations, CAESY Enterprise 6.0 is the most comprehensive choice for patient education. Utilizing smooth controls and bright graphics for enhanced navigation, users can customize the playlist for Smile Channel — the reception area program included with CAESY Enterprise. The Smile Channel video loop contains new and updated presentations along with the return of Invisalign programming and two original patient education programs. For more information, visit or call the Patterson Technology Center at (800) 294-8504.

The Harry J. Bosworth Company Introduces Clorox® Anywhere®

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In light of recent news about the super-bug known as Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Bosworth has introduced a new line of highly effective products. New Clorox Anywhere Hand Sanitizer, Clorox Disinfecting Spray, and Clorox Germicidal products effectively kill MRSA.

Clorox Anywhere Hand Sanitizer contains 71 percent ethyl alcohol to kill more than 99.999 percent of germs within 15 seconds, reducing potentially pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and fungi on the skin. Clorox Anywhere is a spray mist that provides excellent hand coverage, and it moisturizes skin without leaving hands sticky or greasy like gels and lotions can.

These Clorox products are only available to the dental community through the Bosworth Company and are not available in retail stores. Wall-mounted dispensing units are available. For more information, visit or call (800) 323-4352.

Brasseler USA/NSK Ti-Max NL9000 Handpieces

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The Brasseler USA/NSK Ti-Max NL9000 series of high-speed handpieces are made of solid titanium. The new handpieces feature a new neck design, ceramic bearings, 360-degree quick-disconnect swivel coupling, and cellular fiber optics. With top-line power and extraordinarily lightweight and balanced ergonomics, the NL9000 series is available in miniature, standard, and high-torque head sizes. Each head size can be purchased to fit NSK, KaVo Multiflex®, Sirona Quick Coupling®, W&H RotoQuick®, and Bien-Air Unifix® connections. For more information, call Brasseler USA at (800) 841-4522 or visit

3M ESPE Filtek™ LS Low Shrink Posterior Restorative System

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3M ESPE introduces Filtek™ LS Low Shrink Posterior Restorative System. It is the first direct posterior composite to achieve less than 1 percent polymerization shrinkage, while still offering excellent handling, strong mechanical properties, and natural-looking restorations. Its Silorane chemistry utilizes ring-opening polymerization that results in the lowest-shrinking composite available. The system comes in four popular radiopaque shades, in one opacity level, and is delivered in capsules and syringes. The Filtek LS system combines the lowest-shrinking composite with a dedicated self-etching adhesive system - it is the one and only adhesive formulated to work with this unique chemistry. For more information, visit or call (800) 634-2249.

Simplicity™ by DentalEZ® Chair

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The Simplicity by DentalEZ Chair features a quiet and smooth hydraulic system for superior stability, and smooth, quiet operation. Durable and attractive Naugahyde upholstery makes the Simplicity by DentalEZ Chair extremely soft and comfortable. Other features include four operator-programmable positions for increased speed of adjustment, swing-down arms for easy patient entry/exit and easy maneuverability for clinicians, and a thin, tapered back for better access to the oral cavity.

An optional foot control (8 inches by 6 inches) as well as optional chair-mounted touchpad controls are available for easy and rapid patient positioning. In addition, a dual articulating (dual durometer) or magnetic headrest (catcher’s mitt) is also available. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO or visit

EasyCuring™ high-powered LED curing light by Dent Corp.

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The EasyCuring is a cordless, handheld, light curing device based on a high-intensity 5W Super LED. Lightweight and ergonomically shaped, its tip consists of a strong, blue LED that is placed next to the patient’s tooth. It emits 2,100mW/cm2 in the 460nm to 470nm wavelength range, which wastes no energy on unwanted light. EasyCuring delivers high performance for any curing material in considerably short time durations. A 15-degree offset angle from the zenith and 360 degrees of rotation eases access to the patient’s tooth.

The EasyCuring handpiece body is constructed of aircraft aluminum designed for pen-style holding, and it is not much larger than a typical marker pen. Its onboard micro-controller supplies consistent light intensity output -- even when battery power is low. It also ensures precise time duration for every cycle. The handpiece is robust and provides a good grip and feel. To order or for more information, call your dental dealer, call (800) 454-9244, or e-mail to [email protected].

DUX Dental: The Smart Pouch just got smarter!

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Ordering sterilization pouches isn’t easy when you have to double-check the sizes that are needed. PeelVue+ Sterilization pouches are now color coded according to size, so ordering is fast and simple. Simply order them by color and you’ll never receive the wrong size pouch. No other sterilization pouches are this easy to identify. PeelVue+ pouches also contain patented internal and external processing indicators for monitoring sterilization conditions outside and inside the pouch — with the instruments — where it really counts. The internal indicator meets and exceeds CDC Guidelines for sterilization; no separate internal indicators are needed. This reduces inventory and cost for every dental office. Order PeelVue+ pouches today. Call (800) 833-8267 or visit

DentiMax Dental Software for 2008

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DentiMax ’08 is a complete software solution designed to handle your clinical, financial, and digital X-ray needs. This latest release is packed full of features, which include clinical charting, auto clinical notes, treatment planning, periodontal charting, PSR exams, prescription writing, patient payment plans, and electronic claims as well as appointment scheduling with automatic recall. Add the DentiMax Imaging module and interface with more than 25 different digital sensors, including Suni, Trophy, Schick, DentOptix, Sirona, Dental Ray, and DEXIS.

DentiMax software is easy to use and looks similar to Windows XP and Windows Vista, and yet DentiMax’s prices are a fraction of its competition. Choose the $499 single-computer version, the $3,346 network bundle, or other low-priced options. Interactive training CDs, “1-800” telephone support, and other support/training tools are available. DentiMax is a phenomenal value. For more information, call (800) 704-8494 or visit

Patterson EagleSoft Version 14.00

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Patterson EagleSoft Version 14.00 is the latest version of clinical and practice-management software from Patterson Dental. It features new and enhanced electronic business tools that equip users to work smarter and increase productivity. New to Patterson EagleSoft are eReminders, which allow users to send appointment reminders to patients through e-mail, text messages, or voicemail; and eRA, an electronic version of the EOB form. Rely on Patterson’s commitment to customer service, technical support, and ongoing training to help achieve maximum efficiency and security in all areas of the practice. For more information, visit or call the Patterson Technology Center at (800) 294-8504.

The Ergodontics Pendulum Mount™

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The Pendulum Mount is the most flexible solution for positioning a flat-panel display in a dental operatory The Pendulum Mount provides a full range of positioning – whether a patient is reclined or seated upright – while concealing all cables and without any posts to get in the way. Its counter-sprung movement makes repositioning the display effortless using just one hand.

The Pendulum Mount accommodates a wide range of monitor/TV sizes, ceiling designs, and heights. Standard models can be mounted up to 10.5 feet above the floor, with longer custom attachments available. Heavy-duty models accommodate displays weighing up to 35 pounds.

Several winners of the Dental Office of the Year Competition sponsored by Matsco and Dental Economics, including the two overall 2006 winners, use Ergodontics mounts in their operatories. For more information, call (866) 637-ERGO or visit

Remineralize and rejuvenate teeth with MI Paste Plus™

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Calcium, phosphate, and fluoride make up MI Paste Plus, a water-based crème containing Recaldent™ with incorporated fluoride CPP-ACPF (casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate fluoride). The CPP-ACPF binds to biofilm, plaque, bacteria, hydroxyapatite, and soft tissue while localizing bio-available calcium, phosphate, and fluoride. The 0.2% sodium fluoride level is similar to adult-strength toothpaste. MI Paste Plus comes in five delicious flavors. For a complete list of indications and treatment protocol, call GC America at (800) 323-7063 or visit

All-in-one self-etch bonding system from Heraeus Kulzer

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Heraeus Kulzer, Inc., released the new 7th generation iBOND Self Etch, an all-in-one bonding agent that etches, primes, bonds, and desensitizes with just one application. The new, improved product replaces the current iBOND, and requires no mixing, which eliminates the need for separate steps in the bonding process. It also offers less technique sensitivity with high bond strength and proven marginal efficacy due to easy evaporation, according to results from 15 scientific outcome studies conducted by Heraeus Kulzer.

iBOND® Self Etch is indicated for bonding direct composite restorations, indirect restorations in combination with light-curing luting cements, and sealing of hypersensitive areas of teeth. For more information, Call (800) 431-1785 or visit

True four-handed dentistry equipment is unique

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Ask doctors who know HSP. Since 1969, thousands of practitioners have enjoyed the many financial, health, and ergonomic benefits that only HSP offers. Doctors routinely report less stress, greater efficiency, organization, comfort, and productivity. HSP builds the only equipment ever designed around proven standards and criteria funded for two decades with millions in Federal grants to universities and one third of U.S. dental schools, establishing true four-handed dentistry and its permanent viability.

“HSP is producing the most effective and efficient unit on the market.” Albert L. Ousborne, Jr., DDS

“I would quit practicing dentistry … without my HSP.” Roy A. Smith, III, DMD

“HSP is the most ergonomically friendly equipment on the market today.” Stephen R. Stricklin, DMD, MAGD

“My HSP compliments techniques for endodontics with the microscope better than anything.” James A. Smith Jr., DMD

“There is only one company designing equipment for the health of the dentist and the patient.” Michael Schuster, DDS

For more information, call (800) 237-5794 or visit

ILUMA Cone Beam CT System

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With 10 years of experience in 3-D imaging and a high image resolution, the ILUMA System provides state-of-the-art, full-cranial, anatomically correct 3-D images in less than four minutes. Undistorted views of craniofacial anatomy are easily visualized with ILUMA Vision 3D Software, while the open machine format helps put patients at ease. It also enables better planning for patient care, treatment, and procedures with anatomically accurate data.

Whether you choose the mid or large field of view, ILUMA allows you to scan a single volume and reconstruct and reformat the data as many times as needed to extract a variety of information or focus on one specific area of anatomy. Regions of interest can be selected and reconstructed at a higher resolution, while the full cranial image can be reconstructed at a lower resolution. Since almost the entire cranial volume is captured, it is possible to view a reconstruction that generates both cephalometric and panoramic images, in addition to the 3-D viewing options. For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit

Align Technology introduces Vivera

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Vivera retainers are an effective, esthetic retention solution that delivers new retainers to your patients four times a year. Vivera retainers are made with the same state-of-the-art technology as Invisalign aligners, employing 3-D digital imaging and advanced fabrication technology for a precise fit. Lab tests show that Vivera’s proprietary thermoplastic material is more than 30 percent stronger than other leading clear retainer materials — a critical quality for maintaining teeth in their desired position.

Vivera’s subscription program keeps patients in strong and effective retention with the convenience of getting fresh, clear retainers delivered directly to their door. Vivera retainers are suitable for Invisalign and non-Invisalign patients. Vivera retainers can be made directly from a final Invisalign treatment stage or from an impression, so any of your patients can benefit from Vivera’s superior technology. A one-year, dual-arch subscription (totaling four sets of retainers) is $275. Vivera retainers are currently available through Invisalign-certified doctors. For more information, visit

Ivoclar Vivadent introduces Odyssey® Navigator

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The new Odyssey Navigator soft-tissue diode laser features technology that provides more convenience, easier operation, more flexibility, and unmatched portability. Odyssey Navigator features a docking cradle that secures it on a countertop and provides a charging base for its state-of-the-art lithium polymer battery.

Navigator’s handpiece design is a pleasure to work with for every procedure. Uni-dose fiber tips are delivered, not only sterilized, but also pre-stripped and pre-cleaved. This allows for fast, easy operation by simply snapping on a new tip. Navigator utilizes the 810 nm wavelength, which makes it an invaluable tool for esthetic sculpting, accessibility, isolation, and tissue healing. It comes with more than 30 clinical procedure pre-sets along with the ability to create your own programs. Selecting a program is as easy — simply touch the monitor. The “Quick Set” feature allows you to simply select Mode, Set Power, and Go! Nothing could be easier. For more information, visit or call (800) 533-6825.

The Next Generation i-CAT®

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The Next Generation i-CAT® has a sleek redesign with enhanced features for the most effective patient treatment, diagnosis, and surgical predictability. Its larger field of view captures anatomically accurate and detailed cephalometric 3-D images of the entire skull. Views range from 4 cm to 17 cm in height and 16 cm to 23 cm in diameter. The Amorphous Silicon Flat Panel Sensor, proven to be the best available sensor technology in the industry, adjusts to capture data in two views: portrait and landscape. Portrait view captures extended field of view data in 8.5 seconds, with less radiation to the patient. Landscape view offers full resolution and detail for smaller fields of view. Scans take only 5, 8.5, and 26 seconds, with reconstruction taking less than 30 seconds. This improves workflow by speeding the time to diagnosis and treatment planning, and patients don’t have to stay still for as long, which results in accurate images. File sizes are now less than 50mb per file, which makes them more manageable and allows quick and easy image sharing with referred specialists. For more information, visit

TwinPower Turbine® by J. Morita

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The TwinPower Turbine high-speed handpiece features the world’s only “twin turbines,” and it harnesses super-high torque in an efficient handpiece design. Its double-impeller technology produces a mass of power at 22 watts, unsurpassed clinical stability, and constant speed even under high load conditions. Air is delivered from three drive air nozzles, which powers the primary impeller. Exhaust air is directed through multiple fixed fins to power the second impeller. The operational result is far greater control and precision. Its compact head is only 13.2 mm in height, and offers enhanced maneuverability and superior access. A newly designed grip enables a relaxed hold. For superior infection control, TwinPower is the only high-speed handpiece equipped with a pressurized air system that prevents the intake of contaminated aerosol and other particles into the air line. Other features include safe, rapid braking within two seconds, glass rod optics, and compatibility with most commonly used couplings. For more information, call (888) JMORITA (566-7482) or contact your dealer. Visit

Medicom® launches new Duraflor® Halo 5% Sodium White Varnish

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Duraflor – the brand of fluoride varnish trusted for more than 30 years — is now available in a new natural white tooth color. Duraflor Halo is used for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth and for the reduction of postoperative sensitivity. It contains the highest allowable fluoride concentration (22,600 ppm F) in a varnish. The conveniently designed, premeasured unit dose is a simple, one-step “peel and apply” package. It allows the varnish cup to be perforated and securely placed in the provided prophy ring for easy access to the work site. Duraflor Halo is easy to use — just brush on a thin layer of the white varnish to the tooth surface and it will harden on contact with saliva. It is gluten-free, sweetened with Xylitol, and available in Spearmint and Wild Berry — two delicious new flavors your patients will love. For more information, call (800) 361-2862 or visit

Bio Lube™ Advanced Handpiece Lubricant — two new packaging options

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Bio Lube Advanced Handpiece Lubricant is now available for every application and price point with the addition of two new packaging options: a .25 oz. pen oiler and a 2 oz. bottle with needle dispenser.

The new packaging options contain the same TLC Technology that has been proven to reduce frequent and costly handpiece repairs. Unlike conventional oils that merely serve as a barrier between two surfaces and are expelled at high speeds, Bio Lube is a boundary lubricant that creates a molecular bond the moment it is exposed to friction.

Bio Lube, distributed by Southland Distribution & Sales (SDS), is safe for all handpieces and will not void warranties. It is also biodegradable, nontoxic, nonflammable, and contains additives that recondition bearing cages and o-rings to stay pliable. For more information on this and other SDS products, call (800) 880-0240, contact your dental dealer, or visit

Sterilex Ultra is EPA registered for the removal of biofilm in DUWL

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Studies show that if left untreated, dental unit waterlines can develop highly contaminated water that greatly exceeds potable water limits. Ordinary chemical treatments and filters may reduce and trap bacteria, but they fail to cleanse the entire waterline. Sterilex Ultra for dental unit waterlines is specially formulated to remove the biofilms that cause the contamination, and is so effective, it is the only product used overnight just once per week, saving time and money. Sterilex Ultra is the only product that is EPA registered to remove biofilm from dental unit waterlines.

Let Sterilex Ultra help you protect your patients and your staff from unnecessary health risks, and assure your patients that you are meeting the highest standards of infection control. Sterilex Ultra shocks and treats. For more information, contact your dental dealer or visit

Tri Hawk burs — superior performance and value

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The Tri Hawk Talon bur cuts horizontally and vertically, cuts amalgam, and crowns and bridges faster. An independent study supported the performance, economy, and value of Tri Hawk’s bur, and it was the only single-use bur that rated 100 percent performance in an ADA review. The pure, high-carbon steel burs — with no chrome or nickel — are virtually unbreakable. They feature a matte-black, no-glare finish, and come individually packaged in rolls of 100 aseptic packets.

Single-use burs offer an economy of time and money versus the cleaning, disinfecting, and sterilizing of multi-use burs, and can reduce the risk of HBV and HIV. Tri Hawk’s unique, proprietary rake angles produce faster, smoother, more efficient cuts. Superior cutting power means shorter preparation time and increased productivity for the dentist, and greater comfort for the patient — in short, better dentistry. To request a free sample, call (866) 874-4295 or visit

ClearShield™ 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish

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Zenith Dental introduces the latest addition to its Kolorz™ line: ClearShield™ 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish. ClearShield goes on clear, with no embarrassing yellow discoloration. Its excellent flow consistency goes on smooth without the unpleasant clumping or gritty feeling other varnishes can leave behind. Like all Kolorz products, ClearShield flavorings are developed by gourmet food-industry experts. It contains Xylitol but does not contain gluten, saccharin, or aspartame. ClearShield’s delicious watermelon flavor is guaranteed to taste better than any other fluoride varnish, or your money back.

ClearShield comes in a convenient, hygienically sealed unit-dose package that includes an easy-to-use applicator and mixing well to ensure consistent fluoride levels. Its maximum 5 percent (22,600 ppm) sodium fluoride formula offers patients long-lasting relief from dentinal hypersensitivity. For more information, call (800) 662-6383, or visit

Zhermack Colorise® Thermochromic VPS Impression Material

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Colorise VPS Impression Material is a unique, thermochromic material designed for higher speed, definition, and greater chairside productivity. Colorise takes advantage of Zhermack’s patented Chromatime Technology. This innovation in VPS impression material employs color change to signal the time required for impression-taking. Now there is no more need to watch the clock and no guessing when the impression is done. A change in the material’s color is all that is needed to know that it’s ready.

With Colorise wash materials, the change from green to yellow indicates the end of working time. In the heavy and monophase viscosities, the change from light blue to white indicates the end of the setting time. Colorise is the first material in the world that enables a reliable and precise reproduction of details and margins in a moist oral environment and in all circumstances. Order Colorise from your dental dealer. For more information, visit

The Illustrated Handbook of Clinical Dentistry

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The Illustrated Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, 2nd Edition, by Lexi-Comp, is a unique resource for dental professionals. With this reference, Lexi-Comp has compiled all of the basic principles and procedures of dental practice, providing valuable, comprehensive clinical content in one, easy-to-use manual. The Illustrated Handbook for Clinical Dentistry is spiral-bound and organized with 14 tabbed chapters, making information look-up virtually effortless. Features include 300 full-color photographs, radiographs, and illustrations, and sample prescriptions for infections, ulcerations, fluoride, and commonly prescribed medications. This second edition includes current diagnostic modes and technology, consistent with contemporary treatment planning. This handy reference is a perfect companion when transitioning into clinical practice or as a refresher for the seasoned professional. Price is $64.95. For more information or to order, visit or call (800) 837-5394.

Help prevent oral cancers with the OralCDx BrushTest™

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The BrushTest by OralCDx allows clinicians to test common oral spots and determine if they contain precancerous cells (dysplasia). Dysplasia is not dangerous but can eventually progress to cancer if not properly treated. Clinically, oral spots that are dysplastic appear identical to small, common, white and red benign spots. By using the BrushTest to test these spots, clinicians will identify which ones may be dysplastic. It typically takes several years before dysplasia can transform into oral cancer, and during this time, the spot can be removed and oral cancer potentially prevented.

The BrushTest is very accurate as demonstrated in clinical studies. A brush instrument is used to obtain a sample. No anesthesia is required. The sample is then analyzed at OralCDx Laboratories with the assistance of specialized computer systems. The BrushTest has already been used to identify more than 10,000 precancerous spots — years before they could turn into oral cancer. For more information, call (877) 672-5722 or visit

Efficient cutting of Zirconia using ZR-Diamonds™

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Designed specifically to work on difficult Zirconia abutments and restorations, ZR-Diamonds from KOMET USA produce desirable esthetic and functional results, and are the perfect diamond instrument for every dental practice.

Zirconia’s high strength, durability, and outstanding esthetic appearance make it a popular material, but it is very difficult to manage and cut with conventional diamond instruments. ZR-Diamonds’ special coating features a considerably higher operating life and material reduction. Extensive clinical testing has shown they are superior for recontouring tough Zirconia material. ZR-Diamonds’ manufacturing process permanently bonds the diamond particles into a dense, packed layer. They are available in most common shapes and three grits: coarse grit — suitable for gross contouring, medium grit — better suited for smaller adjustments, and fine grit — for producing a smooth surface. ZR-Diamonds will become an invaluable aid to every dentist and lab technician. For more information, call (800) 208-1630 or visit