Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive
Incorporating 25 years of adhesive experience in a single bottle, 3M ESPE announces a new option in self-etch dental adhesives: Adper™ Easy Bond Self-Etch Adhesive. Advancing upon the chemistry of Adper™ Single Bond Plus Adhesive and Adper™ Scotchbond™ Multi-Purpose Plus Adhesive, the new adhesive provides fast and easy application along with the reduced risk of postoperative sensitivity offered by a self-etch adhesive. Adper Easy Bond adhesive is available in the easy-to-use unit-dose delivery system that offers convenience and speed, leaving minimal time for contamination during procedures
The new self-etch adhesive is excellent for bonding to all classes of direct composite restorations as well as root desensitization. After light curing, Adper Easy Bond adhesive also produces great results for indirect bonding procedures when combined with 3M™ ESPE™ RelyX™ ARC Adhesive Resin Cement. Performance in independent tests has equaled that of one-bottle and even two-bottle self-etch systems. For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com or call (800) 634-2249.
Steri-Mate™ Light: See scaling procedures in a whole new light!
Cavitron® ultrasonic scaling and the new Steri-Mate™ Light have come together to form an unbeatable ergonomic team. The most trusted name in ultrasonic treatment, Cavitron Ultrasonic Scalers are meticulously engineered to give you the tactile sensitivity you require for every procedure. The companion Steri-Mate™ Light — which slides easily over any 30K Cavitron® Insert — takes comfort and convenience to an all new level by broadcasting a brilliant flood of light directly onto the work area. Fully autoclavable, the Steri-Mate Light is powered by the ultrasonic output of your handpiece, so no battery or external attachments are required. Together, they form the most ergonomically advanced scaling system ever created
Blast calculus out of the shadows and make light work of all your scaling and root planing procedures with Cavitron ultrasonic scaling and the all new the Steri-Mate Light.
For more information or to place an order, please contact an authorized DENTSPLY Professional Distributor at (800) 989-8826 or visit www.dentsply.com.
Cadent’s “Next Generation” iTero Digital Impression System
Cadent, the leading provider of 3-D digital solutions for the orthodontic and dental industries, introduces the first digital impression solution for the fabrication of all dental restorations and material options. Its novel functionality significantly improves scanning time and offers additional flexibility in designing superior-fitting prosthetics. Added features and benefits include 50% reduction in capture and scan time, 50% faster real-time display of 3-D digital model, expanded shade library to include Vita 3-D master, background color options in both solid colors and gradients for added depth of 3-D models, and modified foot pedal design for increased stability during scanning.
3-D image capture, display, any adjustments, and electronic delivery to a Cadent-partnered lab can be made all while the patient is in the chair — all in about five minutes! Then the Cadent lab mills the physical model and sends it to your local lab to add the esthetics. The end result is a beautiful, precise-fitting restoration, all completed within standard service times. For more information, visit www.cadentitero.com.
A-dec Decade® Plus line offers more!
A-dec released its new equipment line — Decade® Plus — offering more value, versatility, and comfort. It includes a patient chair, two styles of Cascade® delivery systems, and numerous convenient options. Decade Plus begins with a rugged, streamlined dental chair fitted with sewn or seamless upholstery in a selection of 40 colors. The chair’s thin backrest (1.5 inches [38 mm] at its thickest point) allows operators to lower their hands into a more ergonomic operating position while patients are comfortably seated. A double-articulating headrest, 60° swivel, and quick-release armrests are standard. Traditional- and Continental®-style Cascade delivery systems are available as value-priced, full-featured selections, or basic “build-up” configurations. These systems retrofit to any existing chair with a 2-inch (51 mm) post adapter. They also come standard with a chair touchpad, intraoral light source, fiberoptic handpiece tubing, and a 300-watt power supply. For more information, visit www.a-dec.com or call (800) 547-1883.
LUMINEERS® by Cerinate®
LUMINEERS allows you the option of minimal and no-prep placement, and is the only veneer system that is backed by more than 20 years of clinical success. Thanks to the patented technology of Cerinate, the feldspathic porcelain is strong enough to be made as thin as a contact lens, so LUMINEERS may be placed directly over existing teeth without removing sensitive tooth structure, unlike traditional veneers. LUMINEERS do not require subgingival placement, and when used with Ultra Bond® resin cement and Tenure® adhesives, prevents cracking and crazing during finishing. LUMINEERS is the simple, painless, permanent cosmetic solution for stained, chipped, discolored, or misaligned teeth, and can even be placed over existing porcelain crown or bridgework. In just two to three visits, your patients can have a custom-made smile that is clinically proven to last more than 20 years, and it is completely reversible since the natural tooth structure is still intact. For more information, call (800) 445-0345 or visit www.lumineers.com.
Simplicity™ provides endless operatory choices
Simplicity™ by DentalEZ® is a new, complete, and versatile line of dental equipment that is interchangeable with existing lines of DentalEZ operatory equipment. The components present endless possibilities for a customized operatory. Choose from several main components to fit your individual office design needs:
- The Simplicity chair features a quiet hydraulic system for superior stability and smooth operation. Additional features include four operator-programmable positions, swing-down arms, and a chair brake on the doctor’s side, as well as several convenience options.
- The Simplicity light’s three-axis adjustment design allows for the widest range of positioning. Shadow-free illumination lights the entire oral cavity with a consistent light pattern, even when obstructed.
- The Simplicity chair-mounted unit offers infinite features and benefits. The doctor’s control head houses up to four handpieces and glides smoothly into three positions, pivoting left and right to accommodate the most ergonomically sound access to instrumentation.
Hu-Friedy Symmetry IQ™ multi-functional piezo device
Hu-Friedy adds the new Symmetry IQ Piezoelectric scaling device to its already comprehensive array of customer-focused hand and power scaling products. Symmetry IQ has been designed to shorten patient chair time and lengthen practitioner careers by delivering superior performance and efficiency. Its state-of-the-art circuitry, touchpad controls, and compact design improve practice productivity, while its large-diameter, lightweight handpiece featuring fiberoptic illumination delivers unsurpassed ergonomics. Hu-Friedy also offers a broad range of Symmetry Piezo tip designs, which includes scaling, thin perio, curette style, and diamond-coated. S-Series tips are compatible with the new Hu-Friedy Symmetry IQ power scaling device as well as all Satelec and NSK generators. E-Series tips are compatible with all EMS generators.
Whether you prefer piezo or magnetostrictive technology, Hu-Friedy offers both so you can choose the technology that most closely meets your needs. For more information, call (800) HU-FRIEDY or visit www.hu-friedy.com.
Demi™ LED curing light makes its debut
Kerr introduces the Demi LED Light Curing System, a new wand-style, ergonomic LED curing light from Demetron. Its breakthrough Periodic Level Shifting (PLS) technology delivers a true 5-second cure for universal composite shades A3 and lighter. With PLS, Demi pulses from an impressive baseline output of 1,100 mW/cm2 to a peak of 1,330 mW/cm2 for ¼ second of each 1-second exposure.
The Demi is setting a new industry standard with its ergonomic, lightweight, compact body style and extended-life lithium-ion battery. Additional features include multiple time settings, timer mode recall, an 8-minute sleep mode, and a low battery indicator. The unit includes an interchangeable lithium-ion battery and charger that can charge two batteries simultaneously. As with all Demetron lights, a whisper-quiet fan prevents the unit from overheating and extends the life of the LEDs. For more information, visit KerrDental.com, call your Kerr rep, or (800) KERR-123.
Virtual® CADbite registration material by Ivoclar Vivadent
Ivoclar Vivadent introduces a new fast, strong, and scannable bite registration material to its Virtual™ line of impression materials: Virtual™ CADbite. This material is perfect for CAD/CAM processes and is available with low-volume mixing tips for greater efficiency and decreased material waste. A syringeable material that sets in just 45 seconds, Virtual CADbite substantially reduces the risk of distortions from patient jaw movement. It demonstrates superior dimensional stability and delivers excellent reproduction of detail. It is scannable thanks to its special reflective surface, which eliminates the need to use a separate spray powder and enables clinicians to easily incorporate antagonist data directly into the design of tooth restorations when using either CEREC or E4D Dentist CAD/CAM technology. Virtual CADbite registrations are strong (32 Shore D) but not brittle, easy to trim, and allow for full-arch bite records. It is also excellent for “conventional” techniques — closed bite, bite fork, and for centric recording. For more details, visit www.ivoclarvivadent.us.
New Mark VII Apex Locator by Miltex Dental
Miltex Dental, a division of Miltex, Inc., announces the new Mark VII Apex Locator, which provides precision measurement of the canal length under all conditions, including dry, wet, and bleeding. It precisely measures the distance from the tip of the endodontic file to the foramen.
The Mark VII allows dentists to know the depth of the canal by showing when they are 2.0 mm, 1.5 mm, 1.0 mm, 0.5 mm, 0.25 mm away from, and then when they reach, the apex. It is easy to use and designed to be placed near the oral cavity in the operator’s field of vision, such as clipped to the patient’s napkin, so the unit will not accidentally fall. It requires no calibration between measuring multiple canals, thereby immediately enabling accurate measurement of another canal. For more information, visit www.miltex.com or call (866) 854-8300.
Medicom’s new Duraflor® Halo 5% Sodium White Varnish
Duraflor, 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. For more information, visit www.medicom.ca.
Orascoptic’s new Zeon® SunBurst™ portable light system
Orascoptic, a division of Kerr Corporation, introduces its Zeon® SunBurst™ portable light system, which incorporates the latest LED technology to deliver a bright, white light for visual enhancement of the oral cavity. The SunBurst generates up to 3,700 foot candles of illumination while delivering the convenience of true mobility, unencumbered by wires. You will also experience the cost-saving advantages of the SunBurst’s LED-powered headlight. Unlike traditional halogen and metal halide systems, which require frequent bulb replacements at considerable cost, the SunBurst’s LED will last several years.
The semi-diffused, white spotlight of the SunBurst delivers a color-corrected 6,000° K color temperature, which is ideal for shade matching and restorative dentistry. Weighing a mere 0.7 ounces, it adds virtually no weight to your loupe system, and is compatible with many other manufacturer’s loupes. For more information, call (608) 828-5262 or visit www.orascoptic.com to view a list of worldwide distributors.
Philips Sonicare FlexCare ProResults: setting a new standard
Philips Sonicare introduces FlexCare, its most effective brushing technology to date. Featuring a new brush head design and patented, clinically proven sonic technology, FlexCare delivers improved plaque biofilm removal over Philips Sonicare Elite and other power toothbrushes, along with a better brushing experience thanks to 80% less vibration, 30% smaller size, and adaptable brushing settings that work with patient needs.
FlexCare’s innovative features include: the new ProResults brush head, which delivers a broader sweeping motion for better plaque biofilm removal; a cleaner and easier brush head connection; three brushing modes and two cleaning routines that allow patients to personalize their oral care regimen. FlexCare also comes with a built-in UV Sanitizer to help eliminate bacteria on toothbrush heads. At the push of a button, it delivers a clean, hygienic brush in just 10 minutes. The UV Sanitizer is a chemical-free process that uses UV light to eliminate up to 99 percent of bacteria. For more information, call (800) 676-SONIC (7664) or visit www.sonicare.com/dp.
Premier Composite Placement Instruments
Premier Composite Placement Instruments now have super lubricity to eliminate composite sticking without abrading or discoloring restorations. They are available in 11 designs, including several with thin, flexible blades for anterior, posterior and proximal applications, cylindrical condensers with round or flat ends, acorn carvers for shaping anatomy, and the unique composite contact instruments — ideal for establishing contacts in Class II restorations.
All designs are now benefiting from an enhanced anodization process that provides a superior finish to improve performance to simplify composite placement procedures. CMI instruments are also easy to clean and sterilize, but should not be processed with unlike metals in the same bag. These instruments are lightweight aluminum, not stainless. Order through your dealer. Call for special pricing offers. For more information, call (888) 773-6872 or visit www.premusa.com.
Pic-n-stics by Pulpdent — for precise control!
Pulpdent Pic-n-stics act as handles for small objects. Pic-n-Stic™ is a novel product that consists of a 2-inch long plastic stick with an adhesive pad on the end. These disposable sticks act as small handles for picking up small objects that are difficult to manipulate.
The original “handle for small objects” has numerous uses in dentistry. Pic-n-Stics provide better control when manipulating small objects in the oral cavity, where maneuvering room is at a premium. They can be used to pick up and place crowns and veneers or any other small objects. They are also ideal for handling gems or other dental embellishments. Once clinicians use Pic-n-Stics, they wonder how they ever did without them.
Pic-n-Stics are available in boxes of 60, at a suggested retail price of $16.75. They can be purchased from most dental dealers. For more information, call (800) 343-4342 or visit www.pulpdent.com.
New SIROLUX F track-mounted light system by Sirona
Sirona Dental Systems introduces its new SIROLUX F track-mounted light system. Just one of several configurations now available for the SIROLUX F, the new track-mounted configuration offers the practitioner all the features and benefits of the light system, but with significantly more flexibility for light placement and freedom of movement in the operatory.
This ceiling-mounted configuration positions light directly above the patient chair and can easily be moved for patient entry and exit. It accommodates a left- or right-handed practitioner, and provides a clean, uncluttered operatory environment. SIROLUX F lights feature motion-sensor power activation; color-neutral illumination; push-button removable (autoclavable) handles and tension-controlled rotation for accurate positioning without drifting; built-in cooling fan for heat regulation; dual-intensity settings; and, a balanced horizontal light pattern. In addition, its seamless surfaces are resistant to cross-contamination, promoting optimal infection control. To learn more, call (800) 659-5977 or visit www.sirona.com.
SPEE SLENDERIZER SYSTEM™ is fast — and safe!
This is the ideal system for anyone concerned about patient safety as well as chairside productivity. How often have you worried about reducing too much enamel while performing your Interproximal Reduction? Or worried about your patient moving when the diamond is near soft tissue? The SPEE SLENDERIZER SYSTEM addresses these key problems. Spee’s patent pending 16:1 Straight Reduction Handpiece slows the diamond disk, without losing any of the power needed to properly perform your IPR procedures. Used with Spee’s patented CLEAR DISPOSIBLE DISK GUARD™, you have the control and safety to remove just enough, while having confidence that your patient is safe.
Dr. Michael Florman, Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics, agrees: “Now utilizing the SLENDERIZER SYTEM with the CLEAR DISPOSIBLE DISK GUARD, I can now achieve small amounts of IPR with ease and safety. Now 100% of my mind is on performing IPR, rather than 50% focused on not hurting the patient.” For more information, visit www.speecorp.com or call (866) 369-1978.
Tuttnauer Manual Autoclaves receive updated design
The classic gets a new look with upgraded features! For more than 30 years, Tuttnauer Manual Autoclaves have proven to be one the most durable and reliable autoclaves on the market. Now this classic has been given a new look. The bright, new, easy-to-use control panel is designed with the operator in mind. Other user-friendly features include auto shut-off and front-mounted water reservoir drain valve, and the contemporary design will compliment any office environment. Tuttnauer Manual Autoclaves are available in a 9-inch chamber (model 2340M), and a 10-inch chamber (model 2540M). The 2540M comes with four full-size trays and its exceptionally deep chamber can accommodate six standard cassettes (three full and three half). The M Series is also available in a quick-cycle model, the 10-inch Kwiklave (model 2540MK).
All Tuttnauer Manual autoclaves are backed by a one-year parts and labor warranty. Great new look — same reliable autoclave! For more information, call (800) 624-5836 or visit www.tuttnauerUSA.com.