Orascoptic® High Definition Zeon® LumenArc™
Orascoptic introduces a new “High Definition” light system. The new LumenArc light source incorporates Solarc™ metal halide bulb technology for an even brighter and whiter light than a standard halogen system. The LumenArc provides 5,500 foot-candles of power with a Kelvin temperature of 5,460. Combine the LumenArc with either a new HiRes™ Galilean or an EyeMax™ Keplerian loupe for a system that enables more accurate shade matching, and increased visual acuity and depth-of-field.
The smaller-sized unit - a minimal 3.5 x 5.5 inches - along with its three mounting-bracket options allow for easy installation practically anywhere. The LumenArc also has a built-in, cure-inhibiting filter that is convenient and easy to use.
For more information or a personal demonstration, call (800) 369-3698.
Waterlase® MD all-tissue laser
The Waterlase MD all-tissue laser enables dentists to expand their clinical capabilities with dozens of anesthetic-free, FDA-cleared procedures related to cavity preps, soft-tissue sculpting, and cutting bone tissue. The new laser system incorporates dozens of user-requested features that helps new users as well as experienced laser dentists, including an ultra-low-mass, rotating, contra-angle handpiece with LED illumination for maximum visibility in the surgical field, on-board storage areas for accessories, a small, sleek chassis, and a large, full-color touch-screen for operating the laser.
Other important and unique features include a 10 to 50 hz selectable pulse repetition rate for expanded versatility, enhanced coagulation capabilities featuring 0.1 to 8.0 watts of power for rapid and precise tissue ablation, 16 optimized presets as well as fully customizable settings, and the exclusive “on-the-fly” LaserPal™ help system to enhance training and suggestions for proper tips and settings.
For more information, visit www.waterlasemd.com.
SIROCAM 3 - seamless, flexible intraoral video option
Sirona Dental Systems introduces the SIROCAM 3 intraoral camera, improving effective patient communication and diagnostics support. The SIROCAM 3 offers a three-position, variable focal range, which can be used for close-ups, intraoral viewing (overview and anterior teeth), and extraoral viewing (smile line and full face). The sophisticated lens system minimizes distortion and is controlled directly on the handpiece.
The unit improves diagnostics and makes it easier to visualize the need for treatment with the patient. Whether it is integrated with the delivery unit or attached directly to a flat-screen monitor, the SIROCAM 3 quickly - and with pristine quality - shows the patient exactly what is occurring inside the oral cavity.
Four-image memory capabilities are integrated directly into the camera, and image capture is controlled via the doctor’s footswitch. Equipped with a titanium casing, the SIROCAM 3 is suitable for virtually all practical applications.
For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or visit www.sirona.com.
J. Morita introduces Root ZX II
J. Morita USA introduces Root ZX II, offering new features and upgrades. Root ZX II produces unmatched clinical accuracy rates, not affected by the presence or absence of blood, other fluids, or electrolytes. It features an expanded, easy-to-read display screen with high contrast. The action of the meter in the display corresponds exactly to the tactile sensation of using the file. The new unit is lightweight and offers exceptional durability. The base of the unit also has been modified for greater stability during procedures. The low-speed handpiece module is interchangeable and snaps easily onto the back of the unit. This allows a choice between an apex locator, a low-speed handpiece, or a combination. Other features include no zero-adjustment, automatic calibration, battery power indication, and automatic power-off function.
For more information, call 888-JMORITA (566-7482), your local dealer, or visit www.jmoritausa.com.
Radius® chair system from A-dec™
The Radius arm-mounted system rotates around the streamlined chair to maximize flexibility for both right- and left-handed operators. The rotating arms offer improved positioning for a choice of Traditional or Continental® delivery systems, cuspidor, assistant’s arm with instrumentation, monitor mount, and dental light. The system also is pre-wired to support integrated ancillary devices, such as A-dec’s intraoral camera, electric micromotor, and chair touchpad control options.
The Radius chair offers a choice of seamless or sewn upholstery and features automatic armrests that tuck away for convenient patient entry and exit. The Radius system includes a self-contained water system that, when used with A-dec ICX™ waterline tablets, greatly simplifies waterline maintenance, providing peace of mind to patients and practitioners.
For more information, visit www.a-dec.com or call (800) 547-1883.
DentalEZ Galaxy™ with fully integrated accessories
The DentalEZ® Group introduces the first Galaxy unit complete with three essential operatory tools built right in. With the incorporation of add-on modules by Acteon North America, the Galaxy is a feature-rich delivery system.
The new unit includes the SP Newtron™ multipurpose ultrasonic scaler, the Satalec™ Mini L.E.D. curing light, and Sopro™ 595 intraoral camera. All three provide cutting-edge, OEM technology that ensures 100-percent seamless integration with no worries about compatibility between the delivery unit and the accessories. Now, dental professionals can have a fully featured, turnkey delivery unit right “out of the box.”
The Galaxy unit with built-in Acteon accessory modules is now available for shipment throughout the United States. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO (383-4636) and press “2” for DentalEZ Customer Service.
Patterson offers digital flexibility
A leader in providing integrated technology solutions, Patterson introduces Patterson Imaging Software, a comprehensive imaging tool designed to support the evolving imaging needs of the dental practice.
The software features digital radiography imaging, intraoral and digital camera capture, image annotation, custom reporting, e-mail image capabilities, and more. It supports direct integration with 18 digital imaging products from a number of manufacturers, including Schick®, Air Techniques®, Gendex™, PLANMECA®, Sirona®, Soredex®, and Instrumentarium®.
Available options include single- and multi-user (networkable) versions, an optional bridging capability designed to operate with most practice-management software systems, and DICOM Imaging and Cosmetic Imaging Modules, offering practical enhancements to aid in both diagnosis and patient education.
Ongoing Patterson technical support and in-office clinical training are available. For more information, call your local Patterson representative or branch, or call (800) 873-7683.
ADSTRA Imaging™ offers user-defined filters
ADSTRA Imaging, image-management software by ADSTRA SYSTEMS, enables dental professionals to capture, manipulate, and store images from various digital devices, intraoral or digital cameras, and/or flatbed scanners. The software includes numerous enhancement tools that can be used to view images in a variety of ways.
Clinicians can define filters or macro-commands to suit individual needs. Built-in, standard image-enhancement tools can be mixed and matched to create new filters for viewing images from different standpoints, such as bone density, bone loss, and caries detection. In addition to individual settings, this ability provides options for other variables, such as lighting differences from one treatment room to another.
For more information, call (800) 450-0220, or visit www.adstra.com. To request a free demo CD, e-mail [email protected] and include your area of interest, your name, address, and telephone number.
KODAK SOFTDENT practice-management software upgrade
With KODAK SOFTDENT software version 11.0, dental practices can access the functionality of KODAK digital imaging software right from their practice-management desktops. Accommodating more than 100 customer suggestions, users can view, manage, and even acquire digital radiography images, without switching between computers or software programs. Other enhancements include revised and improved clinical chart workspace, updated Current Dental Terminology (CDT), and enhancements for HIPAA security featuring a robust, HIPAA-compliant password system and an “automatic log-off” function. A more intuitive interface saves steps - and precious time.
Version 11.0 is being shipped at no extra charge to dental practices that have enrolled in the software’s Advantage Plan support program. For more information, call (800) 944-6365, visit www.kodak.com/dental, or contact your KODAK representative.
Multi-language capabilities enhance patient communication
ADSTRA SYSTEMS offers the ability to easily and effectively communicate with patients in English, Spanish, or French with the built-in capabilities of the innovative Practice Made Perfect® practice-management software program. The language of the interface may be changed at will throughout the system or at just one specific workstation. Computers on the same network can work in different languages and each user can choose the preferred language. This enables more effective communication, both internally and with patients.
Each patient’s preferred language can be pre-set and all communication is generated in that language. This includes all correspondence, bills, receipts, statements, and any other patient-specific reports. In addition, electronic statements, e-mail appointment reminders and/or confirmations, and postcards can be automatically generated in the patient’s language of choice.
For more information, call (800) 450-0220 or visit www.adstra.com. To request a free demo CD, e-mail [email protected] and include your area of interest, your name, address, and telephone number.
Venga™ intra-office paging software version 4.2
Developed for dental offices, Venga Intra-Office Paging Software has released version 4.2. Along with Venga’s computer paging functions, version 4.2 contains “Venga Mobile,” a feature enabling text messages sent from the computer to traditional hip-worn pagers up to two miles. “Venga Mobile” is the solution for offices that are not fully computerized, and for associates to stay connected to their offices.
Venga Paging Software allows you to communicate better than ever using your existing computer network - saving money and adding flexibility for growth.
For more information, call (866) 364-2100 or visit www.venga.info.
Accounts Receivable Management System™ ARMS
Sikka Software Corporation, one of the fastest-growing software companies in the dental industry, develops specialized business software products that are easy to use. The Accounts Receivable Management System, or ARMS, takes the headache out of runaway receivables. ARMS costs about a tenth of what a dental office normally spends to manually monitor overdue collections in-house. Seamlessly interfacing with your current practice-management software, ARMS generates customized payment reminder letters automatically every night - so all the office staff needs to do is review, fold, and mail the letters.
The program costs dentists only $250 to setup and $90 per month with unlimited support for a limited time only. For more information, call (800) 94 SIKKA (947-4552) or visit www.sikkasoft.com.
Tekscan now offers direct USB connection
Now, evaluating occlusal forces is easier than ever! As a step in enabling personal electronic devices to connect effortlessly, Tekscan, Inc., manufacturer of the T-Scan® II Computerized Occlusal Analysis System, announces the availability its USB system handle. The new T-Scan II handle is USB-compatible and does not require an additional interface card or parallel box in order to be connected to your computer. The T-Scan II USB system handle can be connected directly to your computer via the USB cable and, with its ultra-light design, makes it easy to move from one operatory to another.
For more information, call (800) BITE-NOW (248-3669) or e-mail [email protected].
Foot-operated charting and more
Beckmer Products introduces the R.A.T. (Remote Access Terminal). It functions as a foot-operated mouse for hygienists to operate their computers hands-free and enter their own probe readings, open digital X-rays, etc. Hygienists can increase profits with the ability to chart 100 percent of perio readings, thus making it more feasible to charge for perio maintenance or root-planing appointments. And, there is no need to pull an assistant away from the dentist for charting. The device is simple and easy to use, reduces cross-contamination, and is private and quiet in compliance with HIPAA guidelines. There is no training or software needed. The dental rat works with all Windows applications, including Dentrix, EagleSoft, KODAK/Practice Works, and others.
For more information, visit www.dentalrat.com or call (208) 890-1777.
New CEREC® 3 software for precise veneers
The CEREC 3 from Sirona is taking restorative control to a new dimension with its updated software. It features new three-dimensional design modes for veneers, including “Database” and “Replication.”
“Database” can suggest a veneer design from its built-in Lee Culp library of anatomies, making the design of standard veneers fast and convenient. “Replication” can replicate or mirror any existing morphology for veneers. For example, if only tooth No. 8 requires a veneer, simply take a digital picture of No. 9, mirror it, and paste it into the design of tooth No. 8 for a perfect match.
The updated software also includes a new “Form Tool” that makes shaping contacts and occlusal anatomies easier, and a “Block Position” feature. This allows you to position the restoration within a virtual representation of a VITA® TriLuxe™ all-ceramic block to achieve better integration of the restoration into the remaining dentition.
For more information, call your Patterson representative, branch, or call (800) 873-7683. Also, visit www.cereconline.com.
C8+ integrates technology, equipment, and control
Sirona’s C8+ treatment center provides maximum ease of operation by integrating the use of all instruments into a single foot control. Choose from the standard pneumatic foot control or the Sirona C+ foot control, which also controls chair functions and can be used to operate all instrumentation on the unit.
Even with a wide variety of instruments connected to the delivery head, instrument management and selection is easy. An automatic memory function saves the most recent handpiece selection and speed settings, creating a seamless workflow. All instruments - including electric motors, air-driven handpieces, intraoral cameras, air polishers, and LED curing lights - can be accommodated by the C8+, creating a streamlined work environment.
For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or www.sirona.com.
Microlux Transilluminator upgrade
AdDent introduces a new nose cone for the Microlux Transilluminator. The new nose cone is an improved, snap-lock design. The snap-lock design holds the light guide firmly in place. Original Microlux units can be easily upgraded by the user. Retail price for the upgrade is $29.95. For more information, call (203) 778-0200
Titan-T™ Low-Speed Handpiece
The DentalEZ StarDental® brand introduces the Titan-T Low Speed Handpiece. Representing the latest generation of Titan® high-performance, low-speed handpieces, The Titan-T delivers the tangible benefits of decreased weight, improved ergonomics, and increased product life.
The titanium construction of the Titan-T’s motor and attachment housings result in as much as 25 percent less weight than most stainless steel low-speed handpieces, decreasing wrist and hand fatigue. Superior strength and corrosion resistance better withstands the damaging effects of frequent heat sterilization, resulting in longer product life.
The Titan-T has two speed ranges (depending on motor), and is lube-free. For more information, call (866) DTE-INFO (383-4636) and press “2” for DentalEZ Customer Service. Also, visit www.dentalez.com.
New EZ9™ and EZ10™ fully automatic autoclaves
Tuttnauer announces the introduction of the EZ9 and EZ10 fully automatic autoclaves. These autoclaves feature a contemporary design with a new, easier-to-read, bright blue LED display panel. The EZ series is available in a 9-inch chamber (EZ9) and a 10-inch chamber (EZ10). Both models feature Tuttnauer’s active closed-door, HEPA-filtered drying system to maintain sterility and ensure efficient drying of packs and pouches. Tuttnauer EZ autoclaves are backed by a two-year parts and labor warranty.
For more information, call (800) 624-5836 or visit www.tuttnauer.com.
T & G Plus by Smart Technology
More than 300 diseases/conditions besides tooth decay and gum disease can be detected from routine dental examination. T & G Plus is a software handbook for early detection and correct diagnosis of these diseases, helping to provide the care today’s patients are expecting. Color pictures, radiographs, and clinical information help to communicate with patients and specialists. Alphabetical references allow instant lookup of both a teeth and gingival database of conditions organized by frequency of occurrence. Price is $199, which includes 10 hours of CE.
For more information, call Smart Technology at (877) 202-4643.
Handler 31-DTS dry model trimmer system
The New Handler 31-DTS dry model trimmer system is designed to allow the user to trim plaster and stone models without water. The three-stage system effectively and precisely trims models, while removing dust through a five-gallon, cyclone-type canister. Suction is provided by the ever-popular Handler 62-II Super Sucker II.
The model trimmer is powered by a 1/3 HP sealed ball-bearing, capacitor-start motor with a 10-inch abrasive disk. Easy to set up and use, the dry system eliminates messy work areas and plaster traps. Just empty the canister in the regular trash periodically and change the 62-II filter as needed.
For more information or to order, call (800) 274-2635 or visit www.handlermfg.com.
New Kwik-Bite® Senso universal sensor holder
Now available from Kerr TotalCare, Kwik-Bite Senso is a new universal sensor holder for direct digital imaging of horizontal bitewings. This innovative sensor holder is compatible with all commonly used brands and sizes of sensors. Thanks to its patented rubber-covered clamping device, Kwik-Bite Senso allows for easy and fast positioning of the sensor with no slipping. The frictionless cogwheel segment provides safe and easy individual adaptation while the innovative design prevents tearing of the infection-control bag. For the patient, Kwik-Bite Senso offers greater comfort thanks to the optimized bite plate, which also prevents biting the cable. Kwik-Bite Senso guarantees excellent details on radiographs owing to precise positioning by the proven extraoral aiming ring.
For more information, visit www.KerrTotalCare.com or call (800) 878-3902.
New analgesia scavenger from Matrx
Matrx announces its newly designed Matrx scavenger. More lightweight and with fewer parts than comparable units, the new scavenger is easy to use and comfortable. It also provides better balance on the patient’s face, resulting in a better seal and optimal gas delivery and scavenging. Additionally, its exterior scavenging cone design can remove peripheral waste gas. All eight parts are autoclavable and latex-free. The Matrx scavenger meets or exceeds the ADA-recommended flow rate of 45 lpm.
A free canister of Matrx DynoMite hoods is offered with any scavenger purchase, or one free scavenger is offered with purchase of any new analgesia mixer and scavenger. For more information, call (800) 847-1000.
New components improve strength and convenience of Pentamix™
Featuring three new system components, the 3M™ ESPE™ Pentamix Mixing Unit now offers users maximum reliability and even greater convenience for the automatic mixing and dispensing of impression materials for all indications.
The new design features a red Penta™ mixing tip that reduces dispensing forces by up to 50 percent, reducing stress on the Pentamix unit, cartridges, and caps of the foil bags. Other components have a more robust design; stability and fracture resistance is increased.
With the new components, superior handling is possible with heavy-bodied tray materials, and both the dentist and laboratory technician can benefit from the high-quality, accurate impressions made possible through the use of the Pentamix mixing unit in an even greater range of material viscosities.
For more information, visit www.3MESPE.com or call (800) 634-2249.
Schick offers universal sensor holders
Color-coded for quick reference, Schick disposable holders assure proper positioning for both CDR standard and CDR wireless sensors. There are six types of holders, including a specially designed endodontic basket-type holder.
A simple peel-and-stick adhesive quickly and firmly secures the sensor to the holder. It is designed to eliminate any additional bulk around the edges of the sensor and provide a high level of comfort for your patients. Other benefits are speed, accuracy, and a greater range of positioning options. As a disposable product, they improve asepsis and reduce postprocedure cleanup time.
Schick products are available in the United States and Canada through Patterson Dental Supply.
VIOlight UV Toothbrush Sanitizer
The CDC and the U.S. Surgeon General has reported on the millions of potentially pathogenic microorganisms that can thrive on a toothbrush in the warm, moist environment of the average bathroom. The VIOlight Toothbrush Sanitizer and Storage System is scientifically proven to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria, and users do not have to change their brushing routine. It features germicidal ultraviolet technology, and holds up to four toothbrushes, including most electric toothbrush heads. At the push of a button, the VIOlight is activated. Within 10 minutes, it automatically shuts off and toothbrushes are protected from bacteria until the next use.
A program is available for dental professionals to offer VIOlight to patients without carrying inventory. For more information, call (917) 679-4993 or visit www.VIOlight.com.
Piezo tip for perio applications
Parkell introduces a new piezo tip with extended length and a very slim profile for subgingival ultrasonic debridement. Unlike many piezo designs which resemble straight perio probes, the new tip is modeled after the company’s magnetostrictive perio inserts and is curved like an explorer. It allows effective power instrumentation of the deepest periodontal pocket. Despite its narrow diameter, the tip is robust enough to remove even tenacious residual calculus.
The tip fits the Parkell TurboPIEZO scaler and EMS brand scalers. It costs $59.95 and may be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Call (800) 243-7446 or visit www.parkell.com.
Interplak® New Year’s Water Jet sales promotion
Conair launches a sales promotion to help dental professionals help their patients achieve better check-ups in 2005. The Interplak Dental Water Jet provides effective and affordable home oral irrigation therapy that safely cleans around braces, implants, crowns, and bridgework. It flushes away toxins caused by plaque, helps prevent gum disease, and helps reverse gingivitis.
For a limited time, Conair is offering the Interplak Dental Water Jet model WJ7B for $21.99 each, and is also offering one free Water Jet model WJ7B plus free shipping for every 24 units purchased. This versatile oral care system includes seven adjustable water-flow settings, two water jet tips, one subgingival tip, one brush tip, and one tongue cleaner.
For more information or to order, call (800) 633-6363.
Water bottle with a view - “The Peeper,” and Iotex™ Bubbler
Anodia Systems, manufacturer of dental waterline and air technology products, introduces “The Peeper” water bottle. Most water bottles are translucent and do not allow an easy view of the water level. “The Peeper” is a heavy-duty polyethylene water bottle with an external tube. The view tube allows a clear visual view of the level of remaining water. “The Peeper” is manufactured either as a 1 liter or 1.5 liter bottle.
The Iotex Bubbler (Patent Pending) also protects the water in the bottle from nonsterile pressurized air and inadvertent component contamination. The Iotex Bubbler is replaced only once per year and cleaning the dental unit water lines is reduced to once per month with Mint-A-Kleen® waterline cleaner.
For more information, call (866) 246-2548 or e-mail [email protected].
New POLISHCIDE keeps laboratory pumice clean
Handler Consumables, LLC, announces a new product, POLISHCIDE. It is a new, disposable pumice polishing compound containing a cleaning agent. Odor-causing bacteria are compromised by changing your pumice daily. POLISHCIDE also is a new disposable tray (patent pending) that will help keep your pumice clean, while helping to eliminate cross-contamination. POLISHCIDE is easy to use in the dentist’s lab or dental laboratory. POLISHCIDE is biodegradable and may be discarded in your regular trash.
POLISHCIDE is sold complete with polishing compound with cleaning agent, polishing tray, and a disposable buffing wheel. Visit Handler Consumables at the at the Chicago Mid Winter Meeting at booth 1209. You also may call (800) 274-2635.
MCC xgenus now has AC/DC capacity
The MCC xgenus intraoral X-ray enables the user to capture both traditional and digital X-ray images from a single control in either AC or DC models. This provides flexibility and ease of use while keeping costs down.
The xgenus system can operate as if it were two machines. Using a single timer control for two operatories, a low-frequency (AC) tube head can be installed in one operatory and a medium frequency (DC) tube head installed in another. A single, self-calibrating, microprocessor-controlled timer controls both. The timer can be set for an overall range of times to satisfy preference in film density, allowing the operator to instantly switch from room to room and operate both controls from one place. The savings in time and money is significant.
The xgenus also offers a choice of three arm lengths - short, regular, and long. The long length represents the longest reach in the industry, and is well-suited for very large operatories.
For more information, call (877) 557-4888,e-mail [email protected], or visit www.mccdental.com.
KaVo America and Axis Dental offer interproximal stripping solution
KaVo America and Axis Dental are now offering the most efficient, easy, and predictable method for interproximal stripping. With 36 individual locking positions, the KaVo 61LRG low-speed head and the diamond-coated Ortho-Strip files from Axis Dental provide a winning combination. The KaVo 61LRG head features a buffered stroke of 0.8 mm and can be used with KaVo electric or air-driven low-speed systems.
The KaVo/Axis solution is a “must have” for all clinicians using Invisalign where precise interproximal reduction is required. After interproximal stripping, the Axis Proxoshape files are used for contouring and finishing.
For more information, call (888) KAVO-USA (528-6872) or visit www.kavousa.com, or call Axis Dental at (888) 654-2947.
New DEXIS® diagnostic image-management system
DEXIS releases DEXIS 7, a major update to its widely acknowledged digital imaging system. The all-new Overview™ capability allows users to simultaneously acquire, display, and readily manage all four major types of digital diagnostic images on a single screen - intraoral X-rays, extraoral (panoramic and cephalometric) X-rays, intraoral video images, and extraoral camera images. By providing the ability to see all recent images of a patient with just a single mouse-click, and then further focus on one type of image with another click, Overview provides an enhanced new level of presentation and patient consultation.
The all-new “Presentation Area” feature is an expandable area within the main image window in which individually selected digital images of all types can be gathered together, displayed individually, presented in a slide show, exported, or printed. Other upgrades include enhanced drag-and-drop functions. External images from other applications can be imported by simply dragging and dropping them.
For more information, call (888) 88-DEXIS (883-3947) or visit www.DEXray.com.