DUX Dental announces enhancements to Embonte cement
New and Improved Embonte Zinc Oxide Eugenol Temporary Cement is now conveniently packaged in an automix delivery system. The formula is engineered with pure essential oil extracts. The creamy consistency of Embonte Automix allows easy application from static mixing tip directly to crown. Seating the temporary is expeditious with minimal waste. The natural therapeutic properties and strength of Embonte temporary cement have always made it the first choice in dental offices worldwide. For more information, call DUX Dental (800) 833-8267 or visit www.duxdental.com.
BISCO’s new Double Taper (D.T.) LIGHT-POST with easy identification
BISCO announces its translucent esthetic D.T. LIGHT-POST with color-coded rings on each post, simplifying post size identification and used for repositioning during post try-in to establish working length. Each post is now fitted with a color-coded ring which corresponds to the color-coded drills. In addition, it is available in four sizes, each with dual tapers, accommodating a variety of clinical situations. The new smaller #0.5 post is primarily used for lower anteriors and smaller canals.
The D.T. LIGHT-POST has flexural strength exceeding that of metal posts but with a modulus of elasticity similar to dentin. The low modulus significantly reduces stress transferred to the root and eliminates root fractures. It will intimately bond to the tooth structure and core build-up composite while the passive taper design respects morphology and conserves tooth structure.
The D.T. LIGHT-POST comes with a six-year warranty (U.S.A.) and is available in an assortment of kits and refill packages. To order or find out more, call (800) 247-3368 or visit www.bisco.com.
Temrex TNE Dual Syringe noneugenol temporary cement
Temrex TNE Dual Syringe is a noneugenol, two-paste temporary cement in an automix dual syringe used for temporary cementation of a temporary prosthesis. It saves time, as well as assures an even mix, minimal waste, and excellent retention. TNE Dual Syringe produces superior marginal seals and has excellent compressive and tensile strength. It is radiopaque and odorless. Packed in a 6 gm auto-mix dual syringe, it comes with 15 dispensing tips and one syringe of releasing agent.
For more information, visit www.temrex.com.
NTI-tss Plus™ from Keller Laboratories
Keller Laboratories’ NTI-tss Plus significantly reduces clenching and is a superior thermoplastic alternative to full-coverage bite guards. Keller is exclusively licensed by Dr. James Boyd and NTI-tss, Inc. to produce this custom lab alternative to the chairside NTI. The NTI-tss Plus is a small, clear, “taco shell” shaped appliance that fits over the upper centrals. Attached on the incisal edge of the shell is an anterior-posterior ramp that provides for a point stop on the mesial-incisal edges of the two lower central incisors. This design discludes the molars, significantly reducing clenching activity and making it more effective. The small size of the NTI-tss Plus also makes it more comfortable and easier to seat, resulting in better patient compliance and less chair time. Keller’s Crystal Clear thermoplastic is clinically unbreakable, provides a perfect fit with no shrinking, and won’t absorb stains or odors.
Keller offers a Free NTI-tss Plus Marketing Kit, which includes an NTI-tss Plus sample, three personalized marketing posters, and two different NTI Plus patient brochures, one highlighting protection and the other focusing on migraine prevention.
For more information and a free NTI-tss Plus sample, call (800) 325-3056 or visit www.kellerlab.com.
Strauss Diamond adds the Magic Touch adjustment kit
Strauss has added a new porcelain adjustment kit to its lineup, called the Magic Touch. This kit features eight different shapes selected by dentists to satisfy the most common adjustment needs. The kit contains diamonds with a special new grit which allows fast adjustment similar to a coarse grit - without risk of chipping the porcelain - leaving a very fine finish without scratches. The Magic Touch kit has demonstrated excellent results on all types of ceramic and zirconia crowns and bridges, including Procad® and Vita® ceramic crowns, as well as Lava™ crowns and bridges. For the first time, dentists are able to trim porcelain as easily as composite. To obtain optimal results, Strauss suggests working with these burs using a light touch due to their extreme cutting efficiency.
For more information, call (800) 982-9641 or visit www.strauss-co.com.
3M ESPE Lava™ now offers more options
3M ESPE’s Lava Crowns and Bridges System now features an upgraded software program - LavaSystem 3.0 Software - designed to offer the flexibility that comes with a wider range of indications, in addition to delivering increases in production and efficiency. Now dentists have more flexibility when using Lava crowns and bridges, including single crowns, 3- and 4-unit bridges with multiple abutments, splinted crowns (up to four units), and cantilever bridges (except single abutment) from presintered zirconia blanks. Additionally, cement and expansion gap designs can now be digitally customized for each unit as each abutment is individually adjustable, delivering better visual control and resulting in further improvements to the finished restoration.
Lava crowns and bridges are available to all dentists and their labs through Authorized Lava Milling Centers throughout the United States. For a list of milling centers, visit www.3MESPE.com/lava. For more information, call (800) 634-2249
Hygenic® Flexi Dam® nonlatex dental dam
Coltène/Whaledent Inc. announces the availability of Hygenic Flexi Dam nonlatex dental dam in the popular nonreflective teal green color. This new color complements the Hygenic Flexi Dam purple color that has been marketed for the past four years.
The same highly regarded features such as an elastic elongation nine times its original length remain in the new dental dam. Its high elasticity means that it has an extreme resistance to tearing and resistance to puncture from bur and instrument contact. In addition, the clinician is assured of a tight fit around the preparation for moisture control and effective isolation. In fact, a smaller punch hole than is used with a latex dam is recommended for an absolute, tight fit. Flexi Dam is powder-free, odorless, and available in a 6 inch x 6 inch size.
For more information, call your dental dealer or (800) 221-3046 ext. 8998, or visit www.coltenewhaledent.com.
TempoSIL® - the peelable temporary cement
Coltène/Whaledent Inc. introduces TempoSIL, an addition-cured, silicon-based, zinc oxide temporary cement with Silane for optimal retention and superior marginal integrity. This formula produces a firm, elastic temporary cement that can be easily peeled off the tissue and out of the restoration. Clean-ups are effortless. The convenient automix syringe with oral tip applicator provides for fast, instrument-free application. TempoSIL may also be dispensed on a mixing pad and hand mixed for 20 seconds, if desired.
For more information, call your dental dealer, (800) 221-3046, or visit www.coltenewhaledent.com.
Fitted nitrile gloves “fit like a glove”
Crosstex offers the only fitted left and right nitrile gloves in dentistry. They are fitted to optimize comfort and never squeeze the wearer’s muscles, nerves, or blood supply. Made with flexible, textured nitrile to reduce skin reactions and give maximum permeation and chemical protection. The gloves are processed to remove irritating accelerators, and are protein-free and powder-free. They also feature an interior polymer coating that aids donning.
Visit www.crosstex.com to learn more about powder, elasticity, and glove additives. For questions, call (888) Crosstex (276-7783).
New Portrait® IPN® lingualized teeth
DENTSPLY Trubyte has made tooth selection and set-up easier than ever for lingualized occlusion cases. Portrait IPN lingualized teeth are offered in three 33° maxillary posterior moulds (30L, 32L and 34L) and five corresponding mandibular posterior moulds, 22° (530 and 532) and 0° (630, 632 and 634). These mould forms minimize, if not eliminate the need for grinding-in the occlusion. The long lingual design of the Portrait 33° upper moulds provides optimum function in lingualized occlusion set-ups. And, the esthetic European-style 22° and stable flat-plane 0° lower moulds provide a secure food-table to suit any denture case. The highly wear-resistant IPN material helps to ensure that dentures maintain the lingualized set-up over time.
For more information, call your dental dealer, your DENTSPLY Trubyte rep, DENTSPLY Trubyte at (800) 786-0085, or visit www.trubyte.dentsply.com.
New anti-brux anti-clench appliance
Masel announces the release of LBB™, Lombardi Bionator Bite Appliance, a ready-to-go appliance that minimizes the negative effects of bruxing, clenching, and grinding that interfere with orthodontic treatment. Invented by Drew R. Lombardi, DMD, the LBB delivers what many retainers and custom appliances deliver - without impressions, wait, and cost. It will open the bite in deep-bite cases, protect occlusion, reduce breakage, and aid in the treatment of TMJ disorders and bruxism to facilitate tooth movement during ortho treatment.
The one-piece, patent-pending appliance features a flexible channel design that fits loosely over anterior sextants, a flexible hinge that applies gentle pressure in opposite, bite-opening directions, and an anterior occlusal plane that provides protection for upper and lower anterior teeth. It includes a protective case and patient instructions.
For more information, call (800) 423-8227 or visit www.maselortho.com.
Free CD featuring Dr. Paul Homoly
CareCredit® is offering a new educational audio CD titled, “Making It Easy For Patients To Say ‘Yes,’” to practices for free. It features Dr. Paul Homoly, President of Homoly Communications Institute, an organization dedicated to the development of high-performance dental teams and the advancement of leadership and communication in dentistry worldwide. In his audio program, Dr. Homoly draws on more than 20 years experience as a comprehensive restorative dentist and educator to identify the “seven distinctions” and the “critical dialogues” every practice needs to know to help patients make the right decisions when it comes to their oral health. He also shares tips on how a practice can improve patient retention by becoming “advocates” as well as dental care “providers,” and provides valuable insight on how to combine clinical skills with team leadership for greater practice success.
For more information, call CareCredit at (800) 300-3046, ext. 4519 (new enrollment), or (800) 859-9975 (if already enrolled).
“Space Age Dentistry” by Amazing Animation
Amazing Animation presents the brand new, dental-themed animation cel, “Space Age Dentistry,” featuring The Jetsons. This hand-painted, limited-edition cel is signed by long-time Hanna-Barbera animator, Bob Singer, and is the first-ever dental-themed edition featuring The Jetsons. Measuring 20 x 24 inches framed, and limited to only 100 cels, “Space Age Dentistry” is a wonderful piece of collectible artwork to hang in your office.
For more information or to receive a color catalog of the entire dental-themed animation art inventory, call Amazing Animation at (800) 536-7796 or visit www.dentalcollectibles.com.
New version of TeleVox T.LINK™ software system
TeleVox Software, Inc. announces the release of T.LINK 5, the newest version of its HIPAA-compliant online patient inquiry tool. The new version provides even more useful features to the orthodontists and dentists who use T.LINK in their practices. More than 600 current T.LINK customers will automatically be upgraded to the enhanced version.
T.LINK seamlessly integrates with existing practice-management software, allowing practices to send customized automatic e-mail appointment reminders and other messages to their patients. The system provides patients and responsible parties 24/7 access to their appointment and account information and enables them to make secure online payments. Doctors and staff members also have the ability to create and send online newsletters. Since 2004, the system has delivered more than 415,000 e-mail appointment reminders for dental and orthodontic practices, and collected in excess of $2.3 million in online payments from patients.
For more details, visit www.televox.com or call (800) 644-4266.
Soothing relief for hands from EDS Dental
Essential Dental Systems announces Scrub’n Glove liquid hand soap, specifically formulated with ingredients mined from the mineral-rich Dead Sea. These minerals have been combined with a combination of oils to create an essential skin-care product that maintains the water content of skin cells. It is water-based, so it will not compromise adhesive dentistry or glove integrity. It also is hypoallergenic with clinical support of reduced allergic risk. Scrub’n Glove contains triclosan, a proven anti-bacterial agent, and leaves hands feeling soft and smooth after washing.
Scrub’n Glove is available in a 250 ml pump dispenser for $14.95, or by the four-pack for $59.80. To order, call your dental dealer. For a free sample, call (800) 22-FLEXI. For more information, visit www.edsdental.com.
PDI’s Chlorascrub™ offers new innovative delivery systems
Professional Disposables International (PDI) expands its presence in the pharmaceutical market. PDI’s new Chlorascrub features 3.15% chlorhexidine gluconate and 70% isopropyl alcohol in premoistened swab, swabstick, and maxi swabstick delivery systems. These innovations address customer demand for ease of use and affordability. Chlorascrub delivers the most precise, effective level of CHG available for health care professionals. Until now, the only alternatives have been expensive CHG products or less-effective iodine and alcohol products. Chlorascrub may be used for a variety of antiseptic skin preparation needs such as peripheral IVs, blood cultures, and minor surgical procedures.
For more information, call (888) 437-6704 or e-mail [email protected].
CataLock™ - automix catalyst dispensing syringe for Vitique®
Zenith Dental and DMG has developed a unique CataLock syringe system that eliminates hand-mixing and excess waste of catalyst when using the dual-cure option in the new Vitique Veneer Cementation system.
The Vitique veneer cementation system offers Color Command™, a complete spectrum of cement color options with precisely matched try-in shades. The Vitique kit also includes both a high and low viscosity catalyst CataLock syringe, plus matching catalyst try-in shades in the CataLock syringes.
A CataLock syringe contains 1.3 gm of material. When dual cure is required for inlays, onlays, and full-coverage restorations, the CataLock syringe simply clips onto any of the eight base shades or eight try-in shades in the Vitique kit. The CataLock syringes can be interchanged with the cement base shade and try-in shade syringe regardless of how much material is left in the syringe. This preserves the catalyst material so it is used only when dual cure is desired.
For more details, call (800) 662-6383, or visit www.zenithdental.com.
Hu-Friedy® perio and ultrasonic insert promotion
Hu-Friedy announces its annual fall periodontal promotion, which runs from September 1 through December 31. The promotion features scalers, curettes, and ultrasonic inserts, including the new EverEdge™ Technology scalers and curettes with a new steel alloy that stays sharper longer - 50 percent longer. Also included are the exclusive SWIVEL™ and Swivel Direct Flow™ ultrasonic inserts. The promotional offers are available on these new products as well as any other products in Hu-Friedy’s hand and power scaling lines. Buy any 12 scalers/curettes, get two free; buy any five ultrasonic inserts, get two SWIVEL inserts free; buy any three ultrasonic inserts, get one SWIVEL insert free.
Plus, purchase one scaler offer and one ultrasonic insert offer, and receive a Hu-Friedy EverEdge thermal mug free. Earn an extra free scaler through Hu-Friedy’s Environdent® recycling program when you recycle 12 scalers with the purchase of 12 scalers.
The promotion is available through all authorized Hu-Friedy dealers. For complete details, call (800) HU-FRIEDY or call your dealer.
New Piña Colada flavor for HandiCaine Stix™
Following the successful launch of Topex® HandiCaine Stix in original Cherry flavor, Sultan Dental Products adds its new Piña Colada flavor. Each sealed unit of HandiCaine Stix contains a pre-measured dose (0.40 gm) of Topex Piña Colada-flavored 20% Benzocaine gel, along with a disposable cotton swab applicator. The package is ideal for set-up trays and same-patient re-use, with no risk of cross-contamination. All Topex topical anesthetics provide fast, temporary relief of patient discomfort during dental procedures. It also can be used to comfort patients with ulcers, wounds, and other minor mouth irritations.
To place an order or for more information, call your dental dealer, call Sultan Dental Products at (800) 238-6739, or visit www.sultandental.com.
Motivations by Mouth connects with your patients
How successful would you be if your patients cared about their dental health as much as you do? Motivations by Mouth has created a powerful, compelling program that triggers the emotional issues that motivate patients. These images compel patients to complete treatment recommendations, practice regular preventive care, and refer their family and friends. They also address the issues that cause or prevent patients from following through with recommended treatment.
Motivations By Mouth encourages the average, family-oriented patient to place a higher value on the health care options you provide, with results beyond your expectations. Beautiful images are packaged into customizable wall art and recall cards that are affordable. They visually support treatment recommendations that reach a deep, emotional level with your patients.
Choose from several packages designed to stress the value of healthy dentistry, create lasting impressions, and promote preventive care. Visit www.motivationsbymouth.com to view more than 20 messages and images available in four standard sizes and several colors and frame styles. For more information or to request a catalog, call (866) 999-2066.
AlgiNot™ - cost-effective, reliable alginate alternative
Kerr introduces new AlgiNot impression material, offering quick set time, multiple automix delivery systems, and a pleasant, peppermint scent. AlgiNot delivers excellent detail, dimensional stability, and a smooth, consistent flow. Messy powder and hand mixing are eliminated. Introductory kits and refills are available in 50 ml cartridges and Volume™ foil bags. Neat and convenient AlgiNot saves a significant amount of time, allowing practices to accommodate more patients.
For more information, visit KerrDental.com or call (800) KERR-123.
Monitor the business heartbeat of your practice
Sikka Software Corporation brings you the first tool in the dental industry that bridges your accounting system with your practice-management system. Until now, your collection and production has been completely separate from your accounts payable and financial systems. You had to go to two or more separate locations to get information on suppliers, costs, account balances, regulatory and compliance information, license and CE units management, and emergency management. Now there is a single place where you can manage all aspects of the business of your practice.
Dental Practice Optimizer (DPO) integrates the highly successful Fee Schedule Optimizer™, Accounts Receivable Management System™ and Excess Inventory Resale System™ from Sikka Software Corporation. You can finally take charge of optimizing fees, maximizing profitability, removing the headache out of runaway receivables, and recovering cash in inventory from DPO. Located in Milpitas, Calif., Sikka has more than 550 dentist customers. Testimonials are on its Web site - www.sikkasoft.com or call (866) 856-7119 for more information.
NTI Plus™ marketing kit
Keller Laboratories now offers a free NTI Plus marketing kit to make it easy for doctors to incorporate the NTI Plus into their practices.
Each free kit includes an NTI Plus sample, three personalized marketing posters, and two different NTI Plus patient brochures, one highlighting protection and the other highlighting migraine prevention. NTI Plus is the smaller, more comfortable alternative to traditional bite guards.
For more details or to order, call (866) 535-5371 or visit www.kellerlab.com.
Online perio/hygiene library
Parkell announces availability of an on-line library of nonpromotional articles concerning periodontal therapy.
Written by educators (both dentists and hygienists), the articles are devoted primarily to the practical aspects of nonsurgical treatment. For example, one series of articles by Jill Nield-Gehrig, RDH, discusses proper use of the various ultrasonic tip shapes. Another, written by Dr. Larry Burnett, explores the uses and limitations of BOP scores. Other articles suggest ways to expand the diagnostic value of radiographs and how to most effectively treat the “slacker patient.”
To access the library, go to www.parkell.com/periohygienearticles.html or www.parkell.com and select “Tech. Articles.”
First gum conditioner with coenzyme Q10
The role of coenzyme Q10 in physiologic response to the attacks of bacteria and viruses is well known to medical science. Coenzyme Q10 is found in every cell in the body, however, aging, stress, poor diet, and infections affect the body’s ability to provide adequate amounts. Thus, many chronic conditions persist despite regular professional care.
Now, coenzyme Q10 is available in an all-natural topical gum supplement called PerioQ, developed by Dr. Subhash Gupta. Patented PerioQ is an easy-to-use gel that is applied directly to gingival tissue. PerioQ has been proven to suppress harmful enzymes, boost immune response, speed healing time, reduce pocket depth and tighten gums, fight bad breath, and improve many other factors associated with periodontal disease. PerioQ is available in three pleasant flavors, and works with no side effects or complications.
For more information, call (978) 466-8927, e-mail drsubh[email protected], or visit www.perioq.com or www.periopower.com.
DENTSPLY Pharmaceutical launches Oraqix® Patient Portal
DENTSPLY Pharmaceutical launches the www.oraqix.com Patient Portal, a new, informative addition to the existing site. The new section introduces dental patients to Oraqix (lidocaine and prilocaine periodontal gel 2.5%/2.5%), provides a wealth of information on common dental procedures such as scaling and root-planing, and explains the effects that gum disease and periodontitis can have on healthy teeth if left untreated.
Oraqix is the first FDA-approved, needle-free dental local anesthetic indicated for use in adults who require localized anesthesia in periodontal pockets during scaling, root-planing, or both procedures. Oraqix is not for injection; it is administered with the Oraqix dispenser. In clinical trials, the most common side effects were application site reaction, headache, and taste perversion. Oraqix is contraindicated in patients with a known history of hypersensitivity to local anesthetics of the amide type or to any other component of the product.
Oraqix is distributed by OraPharma, Inc. Call (866) 273-7846 for more information or to place an order.
Ultra-thin precontoured matrix bands for kids
Cosmedent, Inc. announces PT primary tooth matrix bands developed for the pediatric dental market. These ultra-thin bands allow for more consistent contact areas in the posterior primary dentition, and also are very effective on adults with smaller permanent dentition. While Cosmedent’s PT matrix bands are designed specifically for composites, they also can be used for amalgam restorations.
The bands are precontoured to effectively enhance the proximal contour and result in a tight contact to a child’s teeth during Class II restorations. Easy to manipulate using a Tofflemire retainer, these bands are extra thin to ensure maximum contact.
For more information, call (800) 621-6729 or visit www.cosmedent.com.
Zip!™ operative carbides and metal cutters - Just Zip! it
As the newest member to the Zip! premium bur family, Discus Dental now provides a full line of rotary instrument choices with the introduction of Zip! Finishing, Trimming and Operative Carbides and Gold Crown and Metal Cutters. The Zip! Operative Carbides line is the next technological evolution for a smooth cut and unbeatable handling.
Most carbides are two pieces welded together; Zip! Operative Carbides are a one-piece solid tungsten carbide instrument designed specifically to minimize head breakage and avoid the issues that welding may cause. The one-piece design enhances concentricity offering a smooth, clean cut without chattering and chipping, while the computer-designed flutes cut more freely and aggressively with reduced friction to eliminate grabbing and stalling of the handpiece.
Designed to cut through crowns and metal with optimal ease and efficiency, Zip! Operative Gold Prep, Metal and Crown Cutter’s aggressive cutting action reduces chair and prep time. And again, Zip’s computer-generated, pyramid tooth shape provides efficient cutting ability with minimal vibration.
For the ultimate in composite finishing, the Zip! Finishing and Trimming Carbides are ideal for contouring and finishing composite and amalgam restorations and final margins on crown and bridge restorations. They are available in 12- and 30-blade configurations.
For more information, call (800) 422-9448 or visit www.discusdental.com.