ILLUSION? cementation system
Bisco introduces ILLUSION™, a universal esthetic cementation system. ILLUSION™ is designed for cementation of composite or porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, and crowns, and provides the practitioner total control over the final cementation process by adjusting the opacity, chroma, and viscosity of the cement. Water-soluble try-in pastes allow the dentist to determine the exact adjustments required for an optimal esthetic result prior to final cementation. In addition, ILLUSION™ may be light-cured, dual-cured, and self-cured.
For more information on ILLUSION™ or any Bisco product, call (800) BIS-DENT or visit www.bisco.com.
HIBICLENS® antiseptic solutions
Building on a heritage of leadership in the powder-free surgical glove market with its popular Biogel brand, Regent Medical is setting new standards in protection with the recent acquisition of the Hibiclens® brand of antiseptic/antimicrobial skin cleansers.
Hibiclens® contains chlorhexidine gluconate and is an effective antimicrobial agent with rapid bactericidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms, including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It can be used many times a day without dryness or discomfort. Indications for use include surgical hand scrub, preoperative whole body wash, and general skin cleanser.
For additional information about Regent Medical's full line of Hibiclens® products, visit www.regentmedical.com.
Renamel? organizes your composites
Cosmedent, Inc. has made searching for the right syringe of composite easier. Now the dentist can conveniently select the proper shade even from a composite organizer. All Renamel® products have been imprinted with the proper shade on the screw handles, sides and top, making clear visibility from all angles. This eliminates confusion and saves valuable chair time. The screw handles also are color-coded for all the Renamel® Restorative System.
For more details, contact Cosmedent, Inc.
Index Bite™ is a virtually crystal-clear polyvinylsiloxane bite registration and implant-guide material developed by Bosworth. It provides greater detail and dimensional stability for bite registration on a patient or laboratory model. In addition, Index Bite's rigidity, accuracy, and transparency make it an ideal choice for implant stent guides.
Index Bite™ is odorless and tasteless with an ample working time of 2 - 3 minutes. It is available in a 1:1 delivery cartridge and compatible with any dispensing gun system.
For more information, contact Bosworth Company, 7227 N. Hamlin Ave., Skokie, IL 60076; or visit www.bosworth.com.
Coltene/Whaledent introduces Gi-Mask Automix A-Silicone gingival reproduction material, to provide vital information for optimal functional and esthetic design in fixed prostheses or implants. Reproducing the gingiva allows the dentist and dental technician to identify the necessary references to determine the appropriate anatomical contour and emergence profile. This assists in creating restorations that are both esthetically pleasing and promote gingival health. It also depicts the gingival tissue in a natural texture and color, providing an esthetic model for preview.
Gi-Mask Automix is a polyvinylsiloxane material with high tear strength. It is offered in a 75 ml Automix cartridge with small mixing tips and extra fine application tips for direct application with minimal waste.
For more details, contact your dental supply distributor or visit Coltene/Whaledent, Inc. at www.coltenewhaledent.com.
(800) 221-3046, Ext. 8198
The Snow Post is a white, fiber-reinforced, bondable composite post with excellent esthetics and radiopacity. The silica-zirconia fibers offer a flexural modulus very close to dentin, thereby eliminating potential stresses associated with stiff posts. The Snow Post is presilanated, allowing it to be used with any bonding resin or composite material. One or more Snow Posts can be used with each tooth. For more information, contact Danville Materials.
Preferred, new shade option
Ivoclar has introduced a new shade option, Preferred, for the SR-Ivocap Denture Processing System.
The Preferred shade provides more translucency, a new fiber technology, and a more universally acceptable shade for matching natural tissue appearance.
This new fiber technology adds significant color variation and eliminates the typical "bubble gum" appearance. These fibers blend well with the acrylic and creae a more desired "mottled" effect.
Clinicians save chair time because vertical dimension is not increased and precise occlusion from wax-up to try-in is reproduced. The SR-Ivocap system assures maximum degree of polymerization, a strong chemical bond with resin teeth, optimum density, and polishability as well as long-term color stability and a high-impact denture-base material.
For more details on this new Ivocap shade, call Ivoclar or send e-mail to [email protected].
Heraeus Kulzer is pleased to announce the availability of the Gluma® Product Reference Guide. The guide graphically denotes the uses for the various Gluma® products, including bonding, desensitizing, and etching. The Gluma® line of products now includes Gluma® Comfort Bond +Desensitizer, Gluma® Comfort Bond, Gluma® Desensitizer, Gluma® Solid Bond, and Gluma® Etch.
The reference guide includes a complete list of uses and features for each product in the line. All of the available sizes and kit components are listed, including the new Gluma® Desensitizer Single Dose.
To obtain a free copy of the reference guide, fax your request to (219) 299-6616. Multiple copies are available.
Ultradent Porcelain Repair Kit
The new Porcelain Repair Kit from Ultradent Products is said to provide clinicians with the necessary materials needed to perform resin-bonded repairs of porcelain restorations with predictable, reliable bonding. The kit contains all the materials and tips needed for use during composite-to-porcelain, porcelain-to-metal, and porcelain-to-porcelain repair.
Products included in the kit are packaged and delivered in syringes which eliminates the need of mixing, ensuring product efficacy. The kit's simplified packaging offers efficient use and easy storage of materials.
For more information, visit Ultradent Products, Inc. at www.ultradent.com.
Heliomolar®, available from Vivadent, is available now in a new heavy-bodied, packable consistency, and is indicated for posterior restorations. It demonstrates very low sensitivity to ambient light, providing the dentist with adequate working time.
Heliomolar® HB is available in nine shades, including seven Vita shades (A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, C2, D2) and two enamel shades 110T and 420T (white and grey). It is available in both a screw-type syringe and a new heavy-body cavifil delivery.
For more information on Heliomolar® HB, call (800) 533-6825 in the U.S., (800) 263-8182 in Canada, or send an e-mail to [email protected].
Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening toothpaste
Colgate-Palmolive Company introduces Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening toothpaste. Delivering the benefits most desired by consumers, Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening is said to be the only toothpaste clinically proven to whiten teeth and also provide 12-hour protection that helps fight cavities, prevent gingivitis, reduce plaque, control calculus buildup, and fight bad breath.
Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening is the first and only whitening toothpaste approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help prevent gingivitis and plaque, in addition to cavities. It also is the only toothpaste that has been granted a Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association for helping to prevent cavities, gingivitis, plaque, and tartar buildup, and to whiten teeth.
Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening is a striped, sparkling blue gel and white paste packaged in a premium blue holographic carton.
For more information about Colgate-Palmolive and its products, visit the company's Web site at www.ColgatePalmolive.com.
5th Generation Adhesive Kit
Premier Dental Products Company introduces the IntegraBond Professional Starter Kit at a low introductory price. It is said to save time by combining the priming and bonding in a single step. Based upon a proven acetone-based formulation, IntegraBond provides over 20 MPa of sheer bond strength to moist dentin and is reported to have extremely low film thickness - 10 microns.
Ideal for use with all composite materials and resin cements, IntegraBond is said to establish an ideal hybrid zone by wetting dentin, without collapsing the fragile collagen fibrils.
The starter kit contains IntegraBond plus Auto-Cure Activator (for use with autocured composites) and is available through authorized dealers.
For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.premusa.com.
INTERIM™ for temporaries
Holmes Dental Company introduces INTERIM™, a rapid-setting, self-curing, bisacrylic composite that takes only two minutes to set in the mouth.
INTERIM™ can be dispensed directly into any impression or matrix of choice, and quickly produces excellent fitting, durable temporaries.
It exhibits minimal shrinkage during polymerization and generates very little heat, with good color stability. Shades available are A3, B3, and B1.
For more details, contact Holmes Dental Company.
ViscoStat® Plus is the latest addition to the Ultradent Tissue Management System. ViscoStat® Plus is designed to effectively and predictably control capillary bleeding and sulcular fluids during crucial procedures.
Water-soluble ViscoStat® Plus has all the advantages and characteristics of ViscoStat®, but now with the added benefits of easier removal from the procedural site and a noticeably less bitter taste.
For more details about ViscoStat® Plus, or to receive a free sample, visit Ultradent Products, Inc. at www.ultradent.com.
Holmes Dental Company announces the development of a new shade of Qyk-Set Acrylic for bleached teeth. Qyk-Set is a rapid setting (two minutes) temporary bridge acrylic that sets quickly even in the presence of eugenol. Its rapid set and accuracy saves hours of chairtime in the making of temporaries.
For more information, contact Holmes Dental Company.
Pillo'Beans? Support Pillow
Developed by a dentist for his own practice, Pillo'Beans™ support pillows combine the fluid-like characteristics of lightweight polystyrene beads with a soft, easy-to-clean covering of durable four-way stretch nylon fabric. The headrest pillow supports and stabilizes the head and neck. The backrest pillow supports the back and lumbro-sacral spine.
When body weight is applied to the pillow, the fabric stretches in all directions and the filling flows within it to automatically adjust to the patient's body contours. The result is a relaxing custom fit for each patient, regardless of body type or physical limitations.
Install one of the Pillo'Beans™ today to show your patients that you care about their comfort.
For more information, contact DESIGN 2000, LLC, Pillo'Beans Dental Division, 4730 E. Indian School Rd. #120, Phoenix, AZ 85018, or visit http://members.aol.com/pillobeans/info.html.
Delton® FS+ Syringe Delivery System
Dentsply Professional introduces its latest addition to the Delton family of pit & fissure sealants: the Delton® FS+ Syringe Delivery System. This new syringe delivery system offers all the benefits of the industry-leading pit & fissure sealant with a new disposable brush tip that improves maneuverability and placement of the sealant during application.
Additionally, the Delton® FS+ Syringe Delivery System offers less material waste, improved occlusal wear characteristics and proven fluoride release (with fluoride present in both the glass filler and resin material).
This light-cured, 55 percent-filled sealant is ideal for use on the dentition of children and carries-prone adults.
For more information, contact your authorized Dentsply Professional distributor or visit Dentsply Professional at www.professional.dentsply.com.
Take 1 Bite
The next generation of fast-cure polyvinyl bite registration material that utilizes the proven Take 1 chemistry, Take 1 Bite offers superior handling, accuracy, and ease of use. In an easy-to-read bright green color, it's also easy to trim and it offers no resistance to closure.
To experience the difference, contact your authorized Kerr dealer.
Flexi Wedge, distributed by Garrison Dental Solutions, produces a tight, cervical seal. The flexible plastic material will not break or back out. Due to its unique concave, wing-like design, the wedge produces wider tooth separation and better inter-proximal adaptability than wood wedges. Available in five sizes, Flexi Wedge offers a remarkably small blue wedge and a large red wedge ideal for many periodontal cases. The three additional sizes (orange/green/purple) are suitable for just about everything in between. Money-back guarantee.
For product information or to order, call Garrison Dental Solutions at (616) 842-2244, or visit www.garrisondental.com.
New Cervical shades
Two new shades are available in Heraeus Kulzer's Charisma and Durafill VS composite product lines. Universal hybrid Charisma and anterior microfill Durafill VS are available now in specially designed cervical shades. Both brands now have Yellow-Brown and Dark Brown shades, of special interest with the aging of the population.
Durafill VS has the ideal consistency for easy molding and sculpting. Durafill VS resists staining, wear, and plaque for years.
For more details, contact your dental dealer or Heraeus Kulzer or visit www.Heraeus-Kulzer-US.com.