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Products: In–Depth Focus

Jan. 1, 2009

DentalEZ® Group introduces NuTorque™ programmable electric handpiece system

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The NuTorque systemis a highly intuitive electric handpiece. Experience maximum control with minimum effort using its unique, easy-to-use touch screen display. The system’s touch screen capabilities make every procedure more efficient and productive.

NuTorque features auto-reverse, auto-reverse forward, and auto-reverse stop; torque control ranges from 0.1 Ncm to 3.0 Ncm with capabilities of 384 Ncm; 27 (+2) possible reduction ratios, and fully customizable presets. The system also delivers a wide speed range of up to 200,000 rpm, pushbutton auto chuck, and quick connections with 360-degree rotation.

NuTorque attachments feature lightweight, durable, and corrosion-resistant titanium housings that provide a firm, tactile grip. Their light weight grants the handpiece exceptional balance and helps reduce hand and wrist fatigue. The 50dBa whisper-quiet, vibration-free, and autoclaveable motor system is easily adaptable to existing standard delivery units. Call (866) DTE-INFO, or visit

Dolphin Imaging 11 unveils new 3-D features

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A 2-D Facial Photo Wrap function allows the clinician to easily create a texture map on the facial surface of any CBCT, CT, or MRI scan. Simply import the 2-D frontal photo, and Dolphin 3-D guides the user through a quick and simple step-by-step process to add the photo to the 3-D volume. No additional devices or add-ons are needed.

Other additions include Airway/Sinus Analysis, Volume Sculpting to isolate and extract condyles, maxilla and mandible, and remove irrelevant data; Mirroring Analysis of volume and facial surface data to visually detect hard and soft tissue asymmetry; and Dual Volume Superimposition to superimpose volume scans from different time points to visually track treatment changes in bones and in airways.

Dolphin products are backed by Dolphin’s round-the-clock technical support, and they integrate with existing systems. Visit or call (800) 548-7241.

G-Cem™ Automix: easy to use, now easier to choose

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G-Cem Self Adhesive Resin Luting Cementis now available in an easy-to-use automix syringe, which allows for easier delivery and increased volume control for larger restorations. The unique hydrophilic chemistry incorporates the strength of resin polymers with 7th generation adhesive technologies. This results in a cement that delivers consistent high bond strengths regardless of whether the tooth is moist or dry, with no risk of postoperative sensitivity. It has the lowest thermal expansion of all self-adhesive resin cements, which makes it ideal for all ceramic restorations, including Cerec® and Procera®. Available in shades A2 and Translucent, G-Cem Automix is indicated for luting of all-ceramic, metal, or composite indirect restorations as well as endodontic posts.

For more information, visit

EXA’lence™ – VPES™ impression material

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GC America introduces a new category of impression material, EXA’lence–the new generation of Vinyl PolyEther Silicone (VPES™)impression material. EXA’lence is intrinsically hydrophilic with optimal flow and high tear strength. EXA’lence starts wet and stays wet during the most important part of the procedure – while it is being syringed into the sulcus. The result is predictable performance under any clinical environment. EXA’lence will satisfy dentists, technicians, and patients with easy handling and maximized comfort, while providing EXA’lent results.

“I have been very impressed with the handling of this material. The detail in the occlusal surfaces and in the crevicular area appears clinically to be¿excellent. Our laboratory restorations have been outstanding and without¿defect. I would say this material has the potential to change the market by¿advancing the science of dental impression materials."¿– Dr. Richard Brown, Tulsa, OK.

For more information, visit or call (800) 323-7063.

New iCEM® Self Adhesive from Heraeus Kulzer offers ease and speed

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iCEM Self Adhesive is an all-in-one resin luting cement that combines reliable bond strength and quick, easy, convenient application with a reduced risk of postoperative sensitivity. This means that indirect restorations can now be etched, primed, bonded, and cemented in just one step.

In numerous international scientific studies, iCEM Self Adhesive combined the advantages of classical cements, such as easy handling and tolerance to moisture on the tooth, with the high-quality mechanical and esthetic properties of resin luting cements.

For a limited time, Heraeus is offering a special offer: purchase one iCEM Syringe Refill and receive one of the same free.

For more information, visit or call (800) 431-1785.

GENTLEmini LUX 4500B high-speed handpiece

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KaVo Dental’s GENTLEmini LUX 4500B high-speed handpiece is designed to compliment KaVo’s best-selling handpiece, the GENTLEsilence LUX 6500B, only with a smaller head to further address patients who have difficulty opening their mouths wide. At a quiet 59dB, it sets new standards for a quiet working environment, and 17 watts of power positions it as the most powerful mini-head high-speed in the industry. The GENTLEmini LUX’s three-port water spray ensures complete cooling of the bur, and its durable hygienic Plasmatec coating improves tactile feedback and user comfort.

KaVo’s cellular optic glass rod comes with a five-year warranty, and KaVo’s unique automatic drive air adjustment extends turbine life. The GENTLEmini fits onto any existing manufacturer’s fiberoptic tubing with the MULTIflex quick connect coupler.

For more information, call (888) ASK-KAVO (275-5286) or visit

“Understand and Treat Migraines, a Presentation for Dentists" DVD

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Available exclusively from Keller Laboratories, this DVD featuring Andrew Blumenfeld, MD, presents the latest news on migraine diagnosis and treatment, including his rationale for prescribing the NTI-tss device. He also explains how dentists can play an important role in treating patients who suffer from migraines.

Dr. Blumenfeld is a neurologist and an active researcher in headache diagnostics and therapy. He completed his neurology residency at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Headache Society. He is currently the Director of the Headache Center in Southern California.

Interested dentists can receive this DVD by contacting Keller Laboratories at (800) 535-5371 or [email protected].

Lexi-Comp releases 4th Edition of Oral Soft Tissue Diseases

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Lexi-Comp, Inc., a recognized publisher of clinical resources in the dental market, has released the 4th Edition of Oral Soft Tissue Diseases. This visually-cued manual is designed to support the diagnosis and management of oral soft-tissue diseases. The lesions presented are organized by diagnostic category and arranged in convenient tabbed sections, providing a user-friendly format for busy dental practitioners. Lesions are illustrated with one or more color photographs that illustrate typical clinical features. Recommendations for patient management, sample prescriptions, and monographs for drugs commonly used in treatment are included.

The 4th Edition includes 95 lesions, 219 color photographs, an expanded sample prescription section, and new Antibiotic Prophylaxis-Preprocedural Guidelines for Dental Patients. Each of the manual’s nine sections is tabbed for quick access. To order, call toll-free (866) 397-3433 or visit

Oral-B® Pulsonic® is Oral B’s slimest and lightest

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Procter & Gamble’s Oral-B launches the new Pulsonic, the company’s slimmest and lightest rechargeable sonic toothbrush to date. Its lightweight, slim and attractive handle design offers maximum maneuverability and effective control, and its sleek and modern appearance is in accordance with the latest design trends, making it a useful – yet attractive – accessory for bathrooms. The specially designed brush head contours to the teeth to provide an effective clean, and with more than 27,000 gentle sonic vibrations per minute, it cleans and whitens teeth in two weeks by reducing surface stains by up to 94 percent.

Like other Oral-B rechargeable toothbrushes, Pulsonic features a two-minute timer and an additional professional timer that signals at 30-second intervals to encourage thorough brushing of the four quadrants of the mouth.

For additional information, visit

MedX® receives FDA marketing clearance for Oralase™

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MedX Health Corp. (TSXV: MDX) is a global leader in developing drug-free, non-invasive therapeutics for tissue repair and pain relief. MedX’s distribution partner, Technology4Medicine, a laser company in San Clemente, Calif., distributes Oralase to dental offices in the U.S. For more than 35 years, low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used in Europe, Australia, Asia, and Russia for the treatment of pain and tissue repair.

The Oralase portable laser is a photobiomodulation device, exclusively designed for clinicians to alleviate pain and accelerate hard- and soft-tissue repair following dental procedures. LLLT uses a specific type of light to penetrate the skin's surface and underlying tissues to stimulate the body's natural repair processes. The result is faster healing and reduced pain, swelling, and inflammation. Oralase can dramatically differentiate today’s clinician.

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Go completely paperless with PT Dental

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This innovative technology eliminates 100% of your paper and completes many of the duties that you currently pay an employee to perform. PT Dental sends out automatic e-mail and text message appointment reminders, which enables patients to confirm their appointments and complete questionnaires online. On the day of the appointment, patients can review and sign off on their electronic forms, and PT Dental will automatically update patient forms as needed so your staff won’t have to.

PT Dental also synchronizes patient information into your practice-management program, saving your staff a great deal of manual entry and time. With PT Dental, you accomplish more with less effort while making your practice 100% paperless.

Find out more at or call (888) 884-2225.

Pelton & Crane introduces The Renaissance™ Collection

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The Renaissance™ Collection of dental furniture was created in close collaboration with dentists, dental assistants, and hygienists to create an integrated operatory solution. A host of innovative features improve in-procedure movements, enhance access to technology, and optimize storage to improve operatory ergonomics and efficiency.

Pelton & Crane has achieved a breakthrough in functionality by incorporating a range of novel features and benefits to increase operatory efficiency and reduce working strain on dentists, assistants, and hygienists. Examples include drawer systems that slide into a dentist's or assistant's reach, and purposeful, ergonomic storage of barriers (jointly developed with Kerr TotalCare). Numerous electrical, USB, and air/water connections are located exactly where needed to improve in-procedure ergonomics. Soft-close drawers and doors eliminate harsh closing sounds and thus contribute to a harmonious dental practice.

Call (800) 659-6560, or visit

Pulpdent introduces Forendo™ Paste

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Forendo™ Paste is a non-setting, premixed calcium hydroxide paste with iodoform in a silicone oil base for root canal therapy. It is a temporary or permanent endodontic filling material that promotes healing and inhibits bacterial growth in the root canal. The paste has a pH greater than 12, is radiopaque, and is bactericidal and bacteriostatic. It is recommended for routine use as a disinfecting root canal dressing between office visits to prevent flare-ups and for treatment of infected root canals, abscesses, periapical lesions, perforations, exudation, root resorption, traumatic injuries, and for apexification and apexogenesis. Forendo Paste can be used alone as a temporary canal disinfectant, in conjunction with gutta percha for permanent filling, and for vital pulpectomies in deciduous teeth. Forendo Paste is available through dental dealers.

For more information, call (800) 343-4342 or visit

N’Durance Dimer Flow from Septodont

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Using the latest innovation in composite chemistry, Septodont introduces a superior flowable composite – N’Durance Dimer Flow. The unique chemistry and nano technology enhance composite properties to minimize shrinkage, improve ease of handling, and allow for a highly esthetic material.

N’Durance Dimer flow is the only flowable composite based on Nano-Dimer technology, which offers extremely low shrinkage while allowing high polymerization. It is easy to use, won’t slump, and polishes beautifully. Dimer Flow has a medium viscosity so it won’t run, drip, or be too stiff during placement. Its extremely high radiopacity allows differentiation of tooth structure from the restoration without guessing. N’Durance Dimer Flow is available in six of the most popular Vita shades plus Universal Opaque and Bleach White. It is a perfect companion to N’Durance Universal Composite or any esthetic composite on the market.

N’Durance Dimer Flow is available through dental dealers. For more information, call (800) 872-8305 or visit www.septo

Safe, effective, and comfortable relief for OSA patients

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The SomnoMed Dent® is a highly effective solution for the majority of patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) who prefer oral appliances to CPAP therapy or those who do not respond to, are not appropriate candidates for, or fail CPAP treatment attempts. Its exceptional levels of patient acceptance, compliance, and treatment efficacy are backed by a large body of clinical research. The SomnoMed Dent® moves the lower jaw forward slightly, which tightens the soft tissues and muscles of the upper airway, preventing obstruction during sleep. The tightening also prevents tissues of the upper airway vibrating as air passes over them.

To learn more, call (888) 447-6673 or visit

RealSeal 1™ Bonded Obturator System by SybronEndo

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The RealSeal 1™ Bonded Obturator System revolutionizes obturation. It features a resin-based, coated (Resilon®) core and sealer that create a bonded seal. The obturators dissolve with solvents, have dual radiopacity, and are latex-free. All the components of RealSeal 1 – sealer, filler and core – are resin-based materials and bond with each other to form a superior seal. Creating a true chemical bond when materials contact, this proven technology provides superior leakage prevention. A seamless interface forms along the length of the obturator, eliminating gaps and potential pathways for leakage and reinfection. The system’s core is engineered to be easily discernable on a radiograph from the Resilon filling material that coats it.

The system includes .04 taper obturators, size verifiers, self-etch sealer, instructional video, and dual-chamber obturator oven. To learn more, visit or call (800) 346-ENDO (3636).

Zimmer® Instrument Kit System showcases intuitive design

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Zimmer Dental Inc., releases its new and improved Zimmer® Instrument Kit System. With its user-friendly layout and logical color coding system, it is designed to enable clinicians to get the most out of the popular Tapered Screw Vent™ and Zimmer One-Piece implants. The new system is an easy-to-learn, well-organized product family that can be customized to meet individual clinical needs and maximize valuable time. A simple and unique color-coding system enables clinicians to intuitively follow surgical sequences, step-by-step. The Tapered Screw-Vent Surgical Kit can be combined with an optional Zimmer One-Piece Implant Module for streamlined placement of all components of the renowned Tapered Screw-Vent Implant System – thereby creating a truly centralized, all-in-one kit. Cleaning and sterilization instructions for instruments and Driva™ drills, as well as surgical sequences, are included.

Call (800) 854-7019 or visit

i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D Dental Imaging System

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The i-CAT provides dentists with the most complete information on the anatomy of a patient’s mouth, face, and jaw areas. This is accomplished by producing a three-dimensional view of all oral and maxillofacial structures, which leads to the most accurate treatment planning and predictable outcomes for surgical procedures.

i-CAT makes in-office 3-D imaging quicker, easier, and more cost effective, with less radiation to the patient than traditional CT scans – up to 10 times less radiation. It features an industry-leading scan time of 8.9 seconds, and fast reconstruction of full 3-D volume within 30 seconds. Data is transferred and displayed on an intuitive 3-D mapping tool, allowing easy formatting and selection of desired “slices” for immediate viewing, treatment planning, and diagnosis.

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The NobelProcera™ process

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NobelProcera is strong, beautiful and proven. It combines industrialized production processes with individualized esthetics, delivering strong, beautiful Zirconia or alumina restorations quickly and easily.

Working with Procera® allows you to achieve the ultimate in cosmetic dentistry. The tooth-like vitality of the custom implant abutments and crowns or bridgework is enhanced by colored Zirconia material options. NobelProcera has a new internal fit that you will feel at try-in, as well as an unmatched marginal fit.

The new NobelProcera software enables quick design of restorations with optimal strength and esthetics. Designs are sent via the Internet for immediate production at the company’s FDA-inspected facilities. Only NobelProcera offers the piece of mind that comes from using ISO Certified production systems and more than eight million restorations placed. Prescribe NobelProcera for the best in all-ceramic crowns, bridges, and custom abutments.