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March 1, 2005

New! KaVo PROPHYwiz hygiene handpiece

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KaVo now makes polishing easier and more enjoyable with the new, ergonomic PROPHYwiz hygiene handpiece.

Now the lightest hygiene handpiece available, the PROPHYwiz minimizes hand fatigue. Ergonomic and well-balanced, it features a 360-degree swivel and provides ultimate comfort for all-day use. It is ultra-quiet and also is the smoothest-running hygiene handpiece available, reducing both operator and patient stress levels. With a durable, one-piece construction, PROPHYwiz is easy to maintain and sterilize. It adapts to any four-hole standard tubing, and provides superior torque to overcome the toughest polishing challenges. Featuring a speed range of up to 3,000 RPM, the PROPHYwiz can be used with either standard disposable or metal prophy angles.

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

Hanau™ Model Mate plasterless articulator

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Waterpik introduces the new Hanau Model Mate plasterless articulator. Quickly secure and easily remove casts with a twist of a thumbscrew. This lightweight articulator can be positioned in any angle that you desire. The Model Mate plasterless articulator is ideal for splint fabrications, orthodontists, case presentations, and orthognatic surgery. This articulator also is economical with irresistible pricing.

Call (800) 201-7286 to find out how easy and affordable this instrument is to use.

LSM Dental Equipment develops two new stools

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LSM Dental Equipment announces the addition of two new stools to its product line. The LSM Deluxe Doctor’s and Deluxe Assistant’s stools are expertly designed with fewer parts, making them more dependable and easier to maintain. The stools also offer seating comfort to help reduce back, shoulder, and neck strain.

The new doctor’s stool features a stable, five-caster base with twin-wheel carpet casters and a pneumatic cylinder with height adjustment from 16.5 inches to 22 inches. The contoured seat features a single-paddle backrest recline and seat-tilt adjustment. The assistant’s stool features height adjustment from 23 inches to 31 inches, a backrest tilt, torso bar with height adjustment, and a swing-away adjustable foot ring.

Both stools are available in a wide choice of colors and an upholstery upgrade kit featuring Comfor-Pedic™ foam, and Ultraleather™. For more information, call (800) 824-8265 or visit

Arlink® Series 8000 modular workstations

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Arlink announces the Series 8000 modular workstation systems. Ergonomically designed, they offer unlimited flexibility to accommodate changing or future needs. Ideal for a variety of production applications within the dental laboratory as well as related operations such as computing environments, training, and reception, the Series 8000 workstations can provide a complete solution for furnishing applications across the lab. Arlink S8000 modular workstations assemble and reconfigure faster than other workstations - saving time and money and reducing the cost of ownership.

Each workstation can be configured in a variety of heights and lengths to suit specific needs. The unique “starter and adder” system enables unlimited layout possibilities to adapt to any space or support any process requirements. The virtually tool-free assembly process allows the user to make unlimited changes to the workstation with minimal effort or cost. Worksurfaces are available in standard laminate or static dissipative. The Series 8000 is also available on casters to create mobile workstations or parts carts.

To find out more, call (888) 559-4441, e-mail [email protected], or visit

Air abrasion with new water spray!

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KaVo now offers a new portable air abrasion handpiece that produces less particle overspray than a traditional air abrasion unit. The KaVo RONDOflex plus replaces KaVo’s standard RONDOflex unit as the effective, portable way to add air abrasion to your practice. It easily snaps onto any MULTIflex coupler - KaVo’s versatile handpiece connection. The powder stream of the RONDOflex plus is completely surrounded by water. The water spray confines powder particles, reducing the amount of airborne overspray. This feature increases patient and operator comfort while maintaining optimal cutting efficiency. For more information, call (888) ASK-KAVO (275-5286) or visit

Introducing VISORA imaging software

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Cieos, Inc. introduces VISORA, the first imaging software to aggregate the functions of digital photography, cosmetic imaging, intraoral camera capture, digital X-ray capture, and document management into one application. With unparalleled ease, you will be able to use the most advanced techniques in digital imaging without needing to jump between different software applications and multiple windows. The many unique benefits of VISORA are designed to allow you to perform your functions more efficiently with just a few mouse clicks. Present before-and-after smile-whitening simulations in a few seconds. Smile design simulations can be designed quickly from a smile library, or you can edit individual teeth. Images can be archived into multiple types, groups, and labels for simple organization. A powerful search capability allows full text searching within a patient’s record or across your entire database. VISORA automatically recognizes and imports images from digital memory cards, and image authenticity is preserved with digital signatures.

Special introductory pricing is being offered for a limited time. For more information, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call (800) 627-3205.

G-Light cordless LED universal curing light

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GC AMERICA introduces the GC G-Light, the first portable LED light that cures all dental composites. This LED light employs two different LED series in the same device, allowing it to operate in both a 470 nm and 403 nm wavelength peak. It is cordless yet high-intensity, requiring only half of the curing time needed by a typical halogen light while ensuring an optimal depth of cure.

The lightweight, ergonomically designed unit features an 8 mm Turbo light guide that is autoclavable. The operation panel allows for five-, 10-, 20-second and continuous cure settings. A wavelength switch enables the operator to change from the 470 nm to the 403 nm setting. The fully rechargeable battery has an indicator that moves from green (full charge), to yellow (medium charge), to red (empty) as the battery ages with use.

For more information, visit

HOYA ConBio VersaWave™

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Dentistry’s best-engineered, most reliable laser now has higher repetition rates, higher power output, and better delivery than any other dental laser system. HOYA ConBio introduces the multi-purpose VersaWave hard- and soft-tissue laser - with an optimum range of three to 50 pulses per second, and laser output boosted to 9 watts. VersaWave also features dentistry’s longest, lightest, and most flexible fiber delivery system, 400 millijoules of energy per pulse, and TruTest™ - the industry’s only calibration port for output assurance. Compare VersaWave with other laser systems, and you’ll see why dentists who do their homework choose HOYA ConBio. Learn more at

Smile Reminder reaches your patients

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Fifty percent of all missed appointments are missed because they are forgotten. Smile Reminder addresses this problem by sending same-day reminders an hour before appointments directly to the patient’s mobile device. Directly communicate with patients by automatically sending out personalized, real-time text messages to their cell phone, e-mail, pager, PDA, and more. Smile Reminder is effective at filling schedules and increasing revenue. It can incorporate your graphics right into the message. Practices can send targeted e-mails to educate patients about the services they offer.

Smile Reminder is integrated with most practice-management software systems and is available to try in-office and risk-free for 60 days. For details, visit or call (866) 605-6867.

Dental surgical microscope with motorized fine focus

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This is Seiler’s brand-new 402 dental surgical microscope Model 402-002 with foot-operated, motorized fine focus. Great for infection control and maintaining your sterile field, it comes with counter-balanced floor stand. It has many of the same features you would only expect from a much more expensive surgical microscope - features such as 5X, 8X, and 13X magnifications, quick-change dual lamp system, and a 100W fiberoptic illuminator. It also will accept documentation accessories such as a beam splitter and video camera for patient and staff education, and permanent files.

For more information, call TSC, Inc., at (800) 283-9997 or visit

Beaverstate Dental, Inc., launches its new Web site

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Beaverstate Dental’s site has been completely updated, made more user-friendly, and contains more information. Its entire 2004-2005 product catalog may be downloaded or viewed online, as well as all unit schematics, manuals, and unit parts drawings and other technical documents. All information is now downloadable in PDF format. A territory map page has been added, a link page, and a testimonial page. UPS packages can now be traced via the new Web site. It can be viewed at For questions or more details, call (800) 237-2303.

Autac announces PVC cords for dental applications

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Autac, Inc., a leading manufacturer of retractile cords, announces its Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) cords for dental applications. Durable and long-lasting, the PVC cords can be used for electric drills, water picks, and for various lighting purposes.

Customized to suit specific environments, PVC is non-toxic, waterproof, fire-retardant, corrosion-resistant, and chemical-resistant. The PVC cords also are recyclable. Available in 12-28 AWG, the cords can be designed to handle varying amounts of amperage. The cords are featured in 12, 24, 36, and 48 inches, which extend on a 1:5 ratio. Customized lengths and ratios also are available, up to a 12-foot retracted length extending 60 feet, to meet the user’s specific needs. The cords meet UL/CSA (Canadian Standards Association) specifications.

For more information, call (800) 243-3161 or visit

Sirona ORTHOPHOS XGPlus now shipping

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Sirona Dental Systems began delivery of the ORTHOPHOS XGPlus, a sophisticated yet simple digital imaging center designed to help dentists more easily bring the advantages of digital technology to the dental operatory. The ORTHOPHOS XGPlus helps make that transition easy by offering a simplified approach to advanced radiography with intuitive features and a practical design that deliver benefits of digital imaging to any practice. The ORTHOPHOS XGPlus reduces uncertainty and improves office efficiency by streamlining the availability and manipulation of patient images throughout the practice network. Further, it is designed to encourage additional procedural capabilities as a practice or technology advances, making it a sound long-term investment.

For more information, visit

CAESY releases CAESY Enterprise 5.0

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CAESY Education Systems announces the latest release of its server-based software program, CAESY Enterprise 5.0. It features new and updated multimedia presentations and ShowCase, CAESY’s new case-presentation software. ShowCase enables dentists and their staffs to create case presentations on a CD that includes up to 10 CAESY and Smile Channel presentations, digital images, Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, PDFs, video, audio, and Patterson EagleSoft treatment plans. Clinicians can present chairside, print out the case presentations, or burn them onto multimedia CDs for patients to take home and share with friends and family.

Besides the addition of ShowCase, CAESY Enterprise 5.0 features four new CAESY neuromuscular presentations and five new Smile Channel presentations. Many presentations have been updated with new graphics and before-and-after images, and all presentations and printables are now available in both English and Spanish.

For more information, visit

Versatile and secure patient communications

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TeleVox Software, Inc. introduces T.LINK™, an online communication system that keeps doctors and patients connected. Working with existing practice-management software, T.LINK allows dentists to send personalized e-mail appointment reminders and other messages to their patients. T.LINK provides patients 24/7 access to their appointment and account information, and enables them to make secure online payments via bank draft or credit card. T.LINK provides after-hours urgent/emergency call management.

Staff can create customized office calendars and send online practice newsletters. T.LINK also reduces administrative office tasks, giving doctors and staff more time to focus on patient care.

For more information, call (800) 644-4266 or visit

SIVISION 3 flat-panel monitor - The right information at the right time

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Keeping the patient and clinician on the “same page” is critical for effective patient care. Patient education continues to develop, and the optional SIVISION 3 integrated patient-communication system for the Sirona C8+ makes chairside patient communication effortless. The SIVISION 3 flat-panel monitor facilitates simple patient education with the capability to integrate digital-imaging software, patient records, practice-management software, intraoral camera images, and entertainment all into the dental chair.

SIVISION 3 aids in building patients’ confidence in a proposed course of treatment. Integration with practice-management software through the office network allows you to manipulate images, access patient history, and provide a comprehensive view of the treatment plan to guide patient expectations and streamline office management. In addition, SIVISION 3 creates a critical link between the front office and the operatories.

For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or visit

LSM Dental Equipment announces new magnetic headrest

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LSM Dental Equipment announces the availability of a magnetic headrest option on both the Deluxe Dental Chair and the Coho Hydraulic Dental Chair. The magnetic headrest offers advantages that include no interference with the operator’s legs, as there is no adjustment knob needed. The headrest pillow also can be positioned to allow access to any surface in the oral cavity. The headrest coordinates perfectly with LSM dental chairs, featuring high-quality, electric motors for quiet, powerful movement, a thin, split back with flip-up arm rest for right- or left-side entry and/or exit, a 30-degree swivel from center, right, and left, and a two-program foot control with auto exit. For more information, call (800) 824-8265 or visit

ViperSoft version 4.0 imaging software

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ViperSoft unveils version 4.0, the latest upgrade of its full-featured imaging system. The robust updated software features instant storage, image manipulation, and transmission of dental images. With an SQL database, DICOM compliance, and advanced digital X-ray capabilities, ViperSoft offers a digital solution for cosmetic imaging, digital X-ray, and intraoral camera capabilities.

New features include enhanced X-ray capabilities - new filters provide an expanded tool set allowing optimized digital X-ray images. The image can be enhanced, colorized, measured, or inverted as desired.

ViperSoft 4.0 is DICOM compliant, allowing communication between clinicians regardless of their software or products. It allows imaging information to be easily shared for improved patient diagnosis. ViperSoft works seamlessly with many practice-management systems, and has received top awards for the past eight years.

For more details, call (877) VIPER GO (847-3746) or visit

Six-inch electronic digital dental calipers

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Masel’s 6-inch electronic digital pointed-jaw calipers make data collection fast and accurate in millimeters and inches. It features outside measurement jaws that are a combination of knife-edge and flat-style measuring surfaces that come to a fine point for better precision. Its thumb roller allows jaws to be moved slowly for fine adjustment.

Other features include inside measurement jaws, a caliper-locking thumbscrew to prevent jaws from opening or closing, measurement hold button, serial port cover, depth measurement bar, off/on and zero buttons, and includes one fitted case and battery. The unit carries a one-year warranty.

For more information, call (800) 423-8227, e-mail [email protected], or visit

New CAESY ShowCase case-presentation software

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CAESY Education Systems announces ShowCase. Like its predecessor, CAESY at Home, ShowCase allows up to 10 CAESY multimedia presentations to be burned onto a disc for patients to take home and share with friends and family. ShowCase goes to the next level, adding interoperability with Patterson EagleSoft software.

ShowCase features three ways to reinforce case presentation for acceptance - present it chairside, in print, or burn a multimedia CD for the patient to take home to discuss with additional decision makers. Plus, case presentations can now include almost unlimited digital images, Word documents, PDFs, spreadsheets, video, audio and, with the EagleSoft interoperability, EagleSoft treatment plans.

ShowCase CDs, branded with your practice name, contact information, and Web site, can be customized for each patient. For more information, visit

New Mydent DEFEND® micro torch

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Mydent International introduces the DEFEND micro torch used for multiple purposes in laboratories including as a Bunsen burner, for melting, and for soldering. The micro torch weighs only one pound and is extremely compact. It also features instant electronic ignition for fast, reliable starting. The base is removable for free-standing or hand-held use, and the refillable gas chamber provides hours of usable time. The micro torch heats up to 500F and the flame is easily adjustable.

For more information, call (800) 275-0020, or visit

SAV-A-LIFE SYSTEMS M100 emergency kit

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SAV-A-LIFE SYSTEMS, INC., manufacturers of lifesaving emergency drug kits for office medical emergencies, now offers the M100 emergency drug kit. The easy-to-use kit features a selection of pre-filled medications and devices. The M100 is compact and easy to store. Each kit contains an Epi Pen and Benadryl syringe, CPR mask, and Albuterol inhaler, among other medications and devices recommended by leading dental emergency specialists.

Dental practices can now receive a free M100 emergency kit with the commitment of a monthly maintenance program. The program covers all replacement drugs and shipping. For more information, call (800) 933-5885.

New telephone technology lowers costs and builds your practice

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On Hold Advertising, Inc. announces new technology that makes modern telecommunications advertising methods available regardless of the type of telephone equipment in place. Until now, many businesses required expensive telephone systems, upgrades, or adapters to take advantage of advertising messages delivered while callers are on hold. Now, it has never been easier to deliver your message through On Hold Advertising - unique in the industry because there are no monthly fees or contracts to sign, and companies of all sizes can take advantage of this extremely effective, low-cost medium. On Hold Advertising, Inc. develops customized advertising for businesses, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and custom scripts recorded by Chicago radio and TV talent.

For more information, call (800) 493-9003 or visit

Stratus Designs introduces beautiful sky graphics

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Stratus Designs offers a new, soothing, relaxing, and colorful dimension to your indoor fluorescent lighting, allowing you and your patients to experience the beauty of blue skies right in your clinic! The colorful sky graphic diffuser panels, called Sky-Scapes™, make this possible. Artistically designed to reduce harsh glare as well as add a skylight effect, they install in minutes, simply replacing the existing prismatic lens panels. No more need for posters on the ceiling! They add a calming, subtle beauty to the waiting room and operatories, resulting in a more pleasant dental visit. Many clinicians also have reported a reduction in headaches and eye strain. For more information, visit or call (866)Skyscape (759-7227).