New comprehensive user's guide for CEREC
Chairside CAD/CAM dentistry has evolved tremendously since the introduction of the first CEREC system in 1986. Perhaps nobody knows that better than Drs. Mark Morin and Douglas Voiers. Having embraced CAD/CAM technology since its inception, Morin and Voiers recently pooled their experiences to write and publish "A Dentist's Guide to CEREC CAD/CAM Restorative Dentistry."
The new comprehensive guide provides users with all the information and guidance they will need to develop their CAD/CAM skills resulting in the personal success of their practice. The book features a foreword by Gordon Christensen, a historical perspective from the inventor, Dr. Werner H. Mörmann, as well as foolproof tips, easy-to-follow advice, and simple step-by-step explanations.
From building your practice with CEREC to examining the technology's return on investment to utilizing the system as a practice-marketing tool, this book gives CEREC users the secret to success.
For more information, call (248) 828-9989 or visit www.glecinfo.com.
Lares introduces PowerLase� AT6 portable laser
The Lares Research PowerLase™ ST6 represents a breakthrough in the miniaturization of high-performance, soft-tissue dental lasers. A compact, portable, and reliable laser, the PowerLase weighs less than 34 pounds and measures only 9.4" W x 14" H x 18.5" L, making it the lightest and smallest full-power, pulsed free-running Nd:YAG laser on the market.
It is perfect for incising, excising, and coagulating intraoral soft tissue, including marginal and interdental gingiva, and for first-degree caries removal.
The system delivers duration-adjustable pulsed laser energy of up to 6 watts (max. energy per pulse 200 mJ at 30Hz). The wavelength is 1064 nm, invisible light in the near-infrared spectrum. The unit consists of a console, fiberoptic cable, handpiece, and footswitch. Special safety eyewear is included.
For more information, call (800) 347-3289 or visit www.laresdental.com.
World's shortest and lightest electric motor
KaVo America introduces a new version of the ELECTROtorque plus featuring the shortest and lightest electric motor worldwide. Together with KaVo's new small-head 25LPA high-speed attachment, the system becomes the best-balanced electric system for fatigue-free use.
The unique brushless motor is virtually maintenance-free. The system runs whisper-quiet, vibration-free, and provides constant, no-stall speed and torque for more precise preps in less time. The control box offers two user-programmable speed settings, and water spray can be conveniently adjusted at the motor.
The system can be easily retrofitted in virtually any existing delivery system using the existing rheostat. The motor, tubing, and control box are backed by a three-year warranty.
For more information, call KaVo America at (800) 323-8029 or visit www.kavousa.com.
New shade for Renamel microfill composite
Cosmedent, Inc., introduces the dream shade — B Zero microfill. The latest addition to the Renamel restorative system, B Zero fills the void between B1 and the SuperBrite shades. For the patient who desires a truly bright, light, lifelike, and natural smile, B Zero is the answer. It will enable you to create the beautiful "Hollywood smile" that so many patients desire.
For more information, call (800) 621-6729.
New compact water jet offers convenience
Complementing Interplak's clinically proven dental water jet product line, Interplak by Conair Corporation has introduced a new water jet to meet the oral health needs of the "on-the-go" patient. The new WJ3CS dental water jet flushes out plaque and food debris while reversing gingivitis and preventing gum disease. Additionally, its sleek, compact design is perfect for travel.
The complete water jet product line, now available at Rite Aid stores, also is distributed directly through the dental professional. All water jets are proven safe and effective for all dental work. The new WJ3CS features a cordless, battery-operated design, while the WJ7B and the WJ8 feature multiple attachments designed for specific oral health care applications. The subgingival tip cleans and massages the gumline, the tongue cleaner tip eliminates bad breath, and the water jet tip (available on all models) provides powerful pinpoint cleaning action.
For more information or to order, call (800) 633-6363.
Designs for Vision Flip-Up II telescopes
Affordable, lightweight, true 2.5x precision magnification from Designs for Vision can be attached to your own glasses or used with the protective frame provided. The telescopes can be flipped up out of the way or moved down and fixed to your coaxial line of sight.
The quality precision glass optics are precision coated and provide 24 percent more magnification and resolution than competitive products. Available in two working ranges —13" to 17", or 15" to 19" — the Flip-Up II telescopes help maintain upright postures and enhance clinical outcomes.
See the Visible Difference™ yourself with our 45-day, no-obligation trial. Contact Designs for Vision at (800) 345-4009 or email to [email protected].
3-D anatomical models perform best for PE
Winsby, Inc. released the results of a study showing that a three-dimensional model uses every learning style — visual, aural, and kinesthetic — to communicate information, scoring higher in retention than brochures, posters, or audiovisual presentations. GPI Anatomicals™ provides the means to reach patients with its realistic and technically accurate anatomical models.
Serving the dental, medical, pharmaceutical, veterinarian, and educational professions since 1980, GPI Anatomicals has distributed nearly 3 million models in medical offices throughout the world.
Model No. 286 is an oversized model of premolars and molars featuring many common dental problems including abscess, plaque, gingivitis, periodontitis, decay, bone loss, filling, and crown, among others.
For more information, call (847) 615-8900 or visit www.gpianatomicals.com.
INTRO temporary veneer composite
INTRO is an aesthetic temporary veneer composite that gives your patient the perfect "intro" to what the impending restoration will actually look and feel like. A medium viscosity, light-cured material, INTRO exhibits exceptional aesthetics, strength, and durability, making it the ideal provisional material for veneers. Formulated to smoothly dispense from the syringe (and packaged with easy-placement, pre-curved "elephant" tips), INTRO's excellent thixotropic properties ensure it won't move in the matrix. And, with excellent color stability and a selection of the most popular aesthetic shades for veneers (A1, A2, B1, plus medium incisal), INTRO enables you to deliver natural-looking, natural-feeling, and accurate temporary veneers every time.
For more information or to buy direct, call CLINICIAN'S CHOICE™ at (800) 265-3444.
FLEXI-TIPS no-stick composite instruments
AMERICAN DENTAL SUPPLY, Inc. introduces its new, autoclavable FLEXI-TIPS. FLEXI-TIPS are a unique hand instrument for applying and contouring difficult composites and cements. The instruments are essentially non-sticking — no need to coat them with modeling liquids to keep composites from pulling away. They are used directly for precise application and shaping of light-cured composite resins and cements. Even hardened materials peel off the silicone tips.
FLEXI-TIPS prevent demarcation lines in composite. The secret is in the resilience of the tip, which is similar to that of uncured composite. This allows materials to be modeled at their natural flow rate preventing flaws and air inclusions, and there are no brush hairs to get stuck.
The five tip shapes provide versatility, allowing layers of composite to be compacted, blended, and shaped into beautiful, dense, porosity-free restorations. The kit features two steel handles and two of each tip shape.
For more information, call (610) 252-1464.
Calset� composite heater dispenser tray
AdDent introduces a new heated dispenser tray for its popular Calset™. The new dispenser tray makes it even easier to heat composite.
By heating composite to 130°F, it increases composite flow by 68 percent, shortens composite curing time by 80 percent, and provides greater depth of cure. The new heated dispenser tray for the Calset fits the Caulk, Centrix, Kerr (original model), Kuraray, SDI, 3M, and Vident dispenser guns.
For more information, contact your dental dealer or call AdDent at (203) 778-0200.
EagleSoft points way to record security
Patterson EagleSoft announces a fingerprint capture device for use with its practice-management and clinical software. The BioTouch USB 200 (Identix) fingerprint capture device eliminates the need for users to type a password when booting up. Simply place a designated finger on the device, which uses the fingerprint as a password and starts up the network.
Use the device to lock down the entire network or just a specific computer screen, and then log in with a touch of a finger. If you need to step out of the room and a patient record is on screen, it can be quickly locked, preventing others from viewing it. Upon returning, you simply place a finger on the device and the screen is unlocked.
For more information, contact a Patterson technology representative or visit www.eaglesoft.net.
Is dentistry ruining your hands?
Gloves In A Bottle turns your outer layer of skin into what works like an invisible pair of gloves to keep the moisture-robbing irritants out while retaining your own natural moisture. It also helps protect against reactions to latex, latex powders, and other irritating substances.
Frequent washings with hot water and antibacterial soap strips skin and chemicals are directly absorbed, causing skin disorders or just dry, cracked skin.
Whether at work or play, wear Gloves In A Bottle. Undetectable when dry, it lasts four hours or more, and comes off naturally with exfoliated skin cells.
Gloves In A Bottle is available at more than 9,000 pharmacies nationwide. For more information, call (800) 600-1881 or visit www.glovesinabottle.com.
New 7 mm fiber reinforcement
Ribbond, Inc., introduces its 7-mm-wide fiber reinforcement. Designed primarily for reinforcement of acrylic protheses such as night guards and dentures, 7 mm Ribbond-THM prevents fracture failures in all dental acrylics and composites.
Unlike brittle glass fibers, Ribbond materials are made from an extremely tough fiber. This same high-strength fiber is used to make bulletproof vests. The unique combination of fracture-tough fibers, multi-directional woven design, and bondability provides unsurpassed fracture toughness.
The 7-mm fiber reinforcement is sold directly by Ribbond, Inc.
Call (800) 624-4554 for more information.