March 1, 2006

Bio Lube™ K-FORMULA nano lubrication for KaVo QUATTROcare

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Bio Lube TLC nano lubrication technology is now available for the KaVo QUATTROcare automatic handpiece maintenance station. TLC technology solves the problems associated with handpiece sterilization. It cures sluggish performance and increases turbine life 18 to 24 months beyond the standard warranty period, saving time and money on costly repairs. Bio Lube TLC forms a micro-thin polymer that withstands the extreme temperature of sterilization and provides lubrication through the entire dental procedure, whether it is two minutes or two hours. Bio Lube is food grade, non-flammable, biodegradable, and requires no HAZMAT shipping charges. Bio Lube cleaners and lubricants are guaranteed safe for all high-speed and low-speed handpieces, and are available through your favorite dental dealer.

For more information and to find out about the free introductory offer or manufacturer’s trial kit ($19.95 credit card orders only), visit or call (800) 880-0240.

A-dec’s ICX® revolutionizes waterline treatment for dentistry

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ICX from A-dec® is a new product targeting an issue that has challenged the industry for decades - waterline maintenance. Backed by A-dec’s 40 years of infection-control innovations, ICX offers a unique and effective way to maintain clean dental unit waterlines. ICX is in the form of an effervescent tablet, so it’s easy to use and saves valuable time in the dental office. Using ICX is as simple as adding one tablet to an empty self-contained water bottle before each filling. As the tablet dissolves, it releases ingredients into the water that help prevent the buildup of deposits and contaminants. ICX tablets come in self-dispensing packets for either 0.7-liter or 2-liter water bottles, so there’s no measuring, mixing, or cleanup required.

Best of all, the patented formulation of ICX continues working in the system after each treatment, protecting waterlines from further contamination and reducing or possibly eliminating the need for frequent waterline shock treatments. ICX is odorless and is not harmful to patients or dental equipment, giving peace of mind to both patient and practice.

A-dec also utilizes AlphaSan® to protect the tubing in its self contained water system for use with dental syringes, handpieces, ancillary devices, and cuspidors. When used properly, the AlphaSan® contained in the waterline system tubing helps protect the tubing from microbial contamination.

For more information visit or call (800) 547-1883.

Dual-end interdental cleaners fight plaque

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Sunstar Butler has reinvented interdental cleaners with the completely redesigned GUM® Dual End Snap>Ons interdental cleaning system. Featuring a Dual End Proxabrush® Snap>Ons system and a Dual End Sulcus Snap>Ons system, each starter kit contains a cushion-grip, latex-free handle and pre-loaded antibacterial refills. Sunstar Butler provides the only interdental brush product with a dual-end handle.

The new cleaning system is ideal for people who need extra help reaching spaces between teeth or around bridges, implants, and orthodontic appliances, or for patients with galvanic sensitivity. The system features soft bristles that gently and effectively clean along the gum line to reduce plaque and help fight gum disease. It features the easiest loading system available. Just snap the refill into the handle and it’s ready to use.

For more information on new products, special offers, or to sign up for Sunstar Butler’s quarterly newsletter, visit

New hygiene irrigator from Vista Dental

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Vista Dental Products announces the versatility of its Hygiene Irrigator, the perfect compliment to ultrasonic and air polishers. The two-bottle, variable-pressure reservoir accommodates a variety of solutions. The built-in ultrasonic adapter is compatible for use with Vista’s Piezo Advantage™ ultrasonic scaler and all other scalers or air polishers.

The Vista Dental Hygiene Irrigator offers on-button irrigation with the EZLock™ luer-lock irrigation tips for site-specific micro irrigation of pockets, fistulas, etc. Pass-through connection allows for use of bottles or operatory water. The Hygiene Irrigator includes the Irrigator Reservoir system, a stainless steel autoclavable Irrigator handpiece, a 250-pack of EZLock luer-lock tip adapters, your choice of wall, pole, or stand mount, and the installation kit.

Additional product information and samples are available through Vista Dental Products. Call (877) 418-4782.

Don’t just clean ... Biotene!

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Now you can give your patients the benefits of Biotene Mouthwash pre- and post-procedurally with the all-new operatory-size Biotene Mouthwash. This one-gallon bottle with easy-to-use pump contains Biotene’s 100 percent alcohol-free mouthwash with patented enzyme LP3 complex™, capable of killing harmful bacteria while maintaining healthy bacteria. As a daily rinse, Biotene Mouthwash quickly and effectively cleans, soothes, and moistens the mouth after all procedures. Its gentle, delicious mint formulation provides protection to dry, sensitive oral tissue while it neutralizes bad breath. And, Biotene Mouthwash is sweetened with Xylitol, a natural sweetener clinically proven to keep the mouth healthy.

For special introductory offers, call (800) 922-5856 or, for more information, visit

Ultradent’s Flor-Opal Varnish (5% sodium fluoride)

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Ultradent’s new Flor-Opal Varnish is the answer for dental professionals seeking a varnish that is effective, easy to prepare, and pleasant tasting for the patient. Flor-Opal Varnish has a mixing and delivery system that provides additional benefits - controlled delivery, uniform distribution of fluoride, and easy application in difficult-to-reach areas. Flor-Opal Varnish is a 5% sodium fluoride varnish suspended in a natural resin carrier. The varnish is applied to enamel and exposed dentin as a fluoride treatment. Flor-Opal Varnish’s syringe-to-syringe mixing and delivery system overcomes the main problems inherent to other fluoride varnishes, namely the separation of fluoride from the resin carrier and difficult delivery.

The delivery system also provides a quick and easy application in a no-mess unit dose. It is provided with an FX Flex tip, which is designed to accommodate custom bending at any angle. Flor-Opal Varnish is available in three great flavors: mint, grape, and bubble gum.

For more information, call (800) 552-5512 or visit

Interplak® NT7CS Power Plaque Remover

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Conair has launched a special sales promotion celebrating the new NT7CS Power Plaque Remover. Clinical research has proven that its specially engineered brush heads with individually rotating tufts help flush away toxins caused by plaque, reverse gingivitis, prevent gum disease, and prevent cavities.

For a limited time, Conair is offering dental professionals the new Interplak NT7CS Power Plaque Remover for $19.99, and is offering volume discounts with free shipping for larger purchases. This versatile oral care system includes a compact, eight-tuft brush head, a soft, ribbed, nonslip comfort-grip handle, an easy, twist-off design for brush head replacement, and a charging light.

The NT7CS can be resold or offered as a gift to new patients, patients who haven’t been following a recommended oral care program, or new orthodontic patients.

For more information and to order, call (800) 633-6363.

OraPharma’s research-driven patient-education campaign

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OraPharma, Inc. is launching a periodontal disease patient-education and awareness campaign designed to encourage patients to inquire about gum disease and periodontal health, while also encouraging them to choose the comprehensive treatment of periodontal disease if it is diagnosed.

The OraPharma Periodontal Disease Patient Education Campaign consists of several colorful in-office patient-education tools including brochures, patient self-exam cards and other related pieces that are available to dental professionals through the OraPharma account management and customer service teams. These unbranded tools provide patients with detailed information regarding periodontal disease, risk factors, and treatment options embedded within market research-validated visuals designed to catch and hold the attention of dental patients and direct them to talk to their dental professional for more information.

For more information, visit

Gold standard in postoperative oral hygiene for implant patients

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Sunstar Butler introduces a first-of-its-kind package of quality GUM® oral hygiene products designed for use by patients following implant surgery - the new GUM Implant Care Kit. Packaged in an attractive light blue shatter-proof plastic case, the kit includes eight quality, implant care products and instructions to provide optimum postsurgery home care. A single GUM Implant Care Kit contains the dental hygiene products needed to start the patient on a proper dental implant care program after surgery. The patient-education pamphlet contains $3 in retail coupons, which can be used by the patient to purchase additional GUM-brand products at a reduced price. A savings of time and money for the practice, the single kit makes it simple to control and manage inventory. The case is imprinted with the gold GUM logo and a business card for the practice can be easily inserted in the box, reminding patients that the quality GUM brand products were provided by their trusted dental professional. Packaged one dozen kits per case, Gold Plan members can purchase the kit for $76.80, and all customers will receive a coupon for one dozen free Delicate or other specialty toothbrushes with each dozen kits purchased.

For more details, call (800) 528-8537 or visit

New SmartMouth™ with zinc ion technology

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Triumph Pharmaceuticals introduces SmartMouth, a one-of-a-kind product that can eliminate and prevent bad breath 24 hours a day with regular, twice-daily use. It is clinically proven. With SmartMouth mouthwash, you can actually wake up with fresh breath - no more morning breath! It is the only product on the market that has the science and double-blind clinical study to back up its all-day and all-night fresh-breath promise.

SmartMouth uses innovative zinc ion technology, invented at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. It is 100-percent alcohol-free, with no burning sensation. SmartMouth’s formula works differently than any other mouthwash. Bad breath is caused by sulfur gases produced by oral bacteria. SmartMouth combines oxidation and zinc-ion technologies to eliminate as well as prevent bad breath.

For more information, call (800) 492-7040. For a list of current retail locations, visit

New BREEZE™ toothbrush

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Vista Dental Products introduces its new BREEZE toothbrush. The BREEZE toothbrush is perfect as a patient take-home item. The new toothbrush offers soft DuPont® bristles, and a flexible zone in the handle’s neck relieves pressure on teeth and gums during brushing. The ergonomic rubber grip prevents slipping and provides better control, and the oval, angled head provides easy and effective access to difficult-to-reach areas.

Vista Dental Products offers BREEZE toothbrushes in a convenient dispenser box with each brush individually cellophane-wrapped in six assorted colors.

For more information or samples, call toll-free at (877) 418-4782.

Paperless Technologies introduces PT Dental

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PT Dental was designed to work in conjunction with practice-management programs to create a truly paperless dental practice. PT Dental allows patients to fill out all of their consent forms and health-related questionnaires online or in a dental practice using a 2100S tablet PC. When the forms are completed and signed, PT Dental uses its patented USI (User Simulated Input) technology to place demographic, insurance, employer, and other information into the practice-management program without the use of human hands. Stored documents can be accessed from any computer in the office or remotely. PT Dental is equipped with an automated 2100S fingerprint scanner for patient check-in. The scanner recognizes them, and then alerts office staff of their arrival as well as places them into a time-tracking patient queue. PT Dental allows any paper form to become an electronic customized clinical form, which is designed to replace all paper forms used in clinical areas, and can be written on just like pen and paper.

For more details, visit or call (888) 255-4255.