PAL™ Precision Apex Locator is accurate - wherever you need it
Brasseler USA introduces a new generation of technology in endodontic measurements - the PAL Precision Apex Locator. Using advanced, multi-frequency software, the PAL filters irrelevant signals that can appear in curved canals, and provides accurate measurements in all conditions - dry, wet, and where blood is present. PAL automatically selects the best possible frequency to meet your patient’s canal condition. The large, high-contrast LCD screen and user-friendly graphics provide immediate, precise monitoring of the apical distance along with an audible warning system that informs you of the progress of the file in the canal. PAL’s lightweight and compact design provides unrestricted mobility to work in all areas. For more information, call (800) 841-4522 or visit www.brasselerusa.com.
Midmark’s new maintenance-free, quiet PowerVac™
The new maintenance-free, quiet PowerVac from Midmark is the first dental dry vacuum that combines the most desired features into one flexible, space-saving system. Its oil-less, waterless design ensures clean, safe, efficient, and hassle-free operation. A unique, patent-pending rotary claw pump design provides ultimate durability and consistent, high-performance vacuum levels, up to 18 inches of Hg. The Midmark PowerVac also is upgradable - protecting your investment because it can grow right along with your dental practice.
For more information, call (800) MIDMARK (643-6275) or visit www.midmark.com.
KaVo Dental’s new ELECTROtorque TLC saves steps - and time!
With the use of just two handpieces, the ELECTROtorque TLC is an all-in-one solution to the professional’s high-speed, low-speed, and torque-control endodontic needs. The system eliminates the need for a separate endo motor and foot pedal, and allows for the safe performance of exact rotary endo procedures with optional auto-reverse and torque control - all with the push of a button. The ELECTROtorque TLC easily integrates into contemporary delivery systems, and the faceplate can be remote-mounted for easy access. The short, brushless motor can be sterilized for improved asepsis. The system delivers smooth, precise, vibration-free operation with light, water spray, and easy-to-use, pre-programmable speed and torque settings.
The system offers a three-year warranty and incorporates all other features of the award-winning ELECTROtorque plus. All attachments now feature a two-and-one-half-year warranty if maintained with KaVo QUATTROcare (standard warranty is twoyears).
For more information, (888) ASK-KAVO (888) 275-5286 or visit www.kavousa.com.
Sirona introduces 3-D conebeam digital radiography with GALILEOS
Sirona Dental Systems, Inc. announces FDA 510(k) approval of its first three-dimensional (3-D) X-ray imaging system. Sirona will demonstrate GALILEOS at the 2006 American Dental Association exhibition in Las Vegas in October. With GALILEOS, Sirona provides the power of integrated diagnostics, planning, and treatment from a single imaging system.
GALILEOS 3-D imaging technology extends diagnostic potential exponentially, particularly in the fields of implantology, periodontics, oral/maxillofacial surgery, and orthodontics. Visualization tools available in the software can reduce risk in different treatment modalities, plan surgical interventions, coordinate planning treatment with colleagues, and explain treatments to patients - all with greater clarity and certainty. GALILEOS not only shows 3-D displays in perfect image quality, but also enables clear navigation and diagnosis in the traditional PAN, CEPH, and TSA displays. This feature provides unmatched flexibility and potential in dental diagnostics.
For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or visit www.sirona.com.
Back support from the front: AnterioRest
Using a revolutionary new approach to prevent back fatigue and distress, the AnterioRest attaches to the back of the patient chair. The AnterioRest reduces muscle strain that leads to back distress by providing frontal, hands-free support for an inclined working position. Kurt Klemm, physical therapist and spine rehab specialist, designed the AnterioRest after recognizing that the traditional solution to muscle stress - perfect posture - is difficult to maintain. The AnterioRest uses a revolutionary approach to the problem by providing support from the front. Multiple adjustments allow for nearly infinite positioning, ranging from sitting to standing for extractions. The AnterioRest attaches securely to most popular brands of dental chairs, and comes in five leather upholstery colors.
For more details, visit www.anterioRestdental.com or call (866) 704-8455.
Aseptico 2006 Transport II sets standard for portable dental delivery
Aseptico, Inc. announces improved features in the model Transport II portable delivery system. The new Transport II is a self-contained, 44-pound portable electric dental delivery system housed within an impact-resistant carrying case measuring 10.5 x 15.4 x 24 inches. New features include a water-cooled micromotor drill/syringe and high-volume waste fluid suction/ejector system, among others. The Transport II unit can be carried on and stored in airline overhead compartments. The unit can be used in various non-traditional settings, including military, nursing facilities, humanitarian aid, and primitive field settings. For more information, visit www.Aseptico.com or call (800) 426-5913.
Go hands-free with versatile new terminal
Beckmer Products introduces the DentalR.A.T. (Remote Access Terminal). It is a foot-operated mouse for hygienists to run the computer hands-free and enter their own perio probe readings. It was developed for hygienists by a hygienist. It has a mouse cursor, left and right mouse clicks, and can enter numbers. It is simple and easy to use, reduces cross-contamination, and is private and quiet for HIPAA compliance. There is no training or software needed - it features plug-and-play technology with USB. The DentalR.A.T. works with all Windows® applications including Dentrix, EagleSoft, PracticeWorks, etc. For more information, visit www.dentalrat.com or call (208) 890-1777.
DentiMax breaks the price barrier for digital X-ray!
DentiMax LLC introduces an unprecedented “buy one, get one free” digital X-ray sensor offer, obliterating the price barrier that has kept dentists from purchasing new imaging technology. For a complete two-sensor kit at just $9,999, dental offices can now adopt digital X-ray capability at a fraction of current industry prices.
Together with DentiMax practice-management software, dentists can use digital X-rays to complete their clinical software needs. DentiMax software employs a standard design that looks and feels similar to a typical Microsoft® software product. In addition, DentiMax software has advanced features that include clinical charting, treatment planning, periodontal charting, PSR exams, prescription writing, and electronic claims, as well as appointment scheduling with recall.
DentiMax software prices also are a fraction of what you would expect to pay. Choose the $499 single-computer version or choose the $3,346 Network Bundle, which includes one year of support as well as interactive training CDs.
For more details, call (800) 704-8494 or visit www.dentimax.com.
3-D software upgrade R2400 for CEREC™
Sirona Dental Systems introduces an upgraded version of its CEREC 3-D Chairside CAD/CAM software. The enhanced version offers new features that advance the fit of restorations and overall design time. The new Articulation Mode offers the highest level of occlusal precision and minimal time for adjustments, and allow the user to achieve dynamic articulation from the best articulator - the patient’s mouth. Machine-assisted adjustment of the occlusion is not just for crowns anymore. Now users can take advantage of the settling features of the software when designing an inlay or onlay. Considerable time is saved in the software and in the mouth because this new feature requires virtually no adjustments.
The new design of the step bur improves the accuracy and fit of restorations. The configuration of burs has changed with the step bur placed on the left and the cylinder pointed bur now placed on the right. The new bur system creates restorations that fit better than ever.
For more information, contact your Patterson rep or branch, or call (800) 873-7683. Visit CEREC at www.cereconline.com.
Seiler introduces surgical loupes
The use of surgical loupes offers many benefits. The obvious benefit is better vision. With magnifications up to 3.5X, the surgical loupes provide vision not obtainable with the naked eye. This improved vision allows you to perform most dental procedures with more accuracy, including cosmetic, crown and bridge and, of course, endodontics easier and more effectively. Seiler loupes feature magnifications of 2.5X, 3.0X, and 3.5X, and three working distances. Other features include a double-hinge, flip-up design, lightweight frames, great depth of field, and Widefield. Seiler loupes are competitively priced, starting at $495.
For more information, call (800) 489-2282 or visit www.seilerinst.com.
Florida Probe® new version 6 software
FP32® Version 6 includes new risk-assessment screening; MGJ (mucogingival junction) mode; ability to enter multiple medical alerts at the same time; option to print the text summary on the perio chart; keyboard shortcuts dialog; program startup keyboard shortcut; and, shortcuts for FP32 and patient-education movies added to the desktop. The Florida Probe provides patients with a high-tech, interactive, educational exam by the hygienist or dentist that dramatically increases acceptance of periodontal treatment. Constant-pressure, automated, “talking” probe records all parameters of a periodontal exam to the nearest 0.2 mm.
Ideal for both GP and periodontal offices, up to $10,000 per month in new hygiene revenue is possible. Call for free online demo or free information packet at (877) 357-7623. Visit www.floridaprobe.com for more details.
DENTSPLY Professional presents the Stylus™ Mini
DENTSPLY Professional and Midwest® introduce the Midwest Stylus Mini 540 and Midwest Stylus Mini 541. Experience high power, superior access, and greater visibility in a single handpiece. Stylus Mini takes all the power, performance, and reliability you expect from Midwest Stylus and packages it into a mini head for superior intraoral access, visibility, and 15 watts of power. Stylus Mini accepts both short-shank and regular-shank burs for increased versatility. The handpiece contains a tapered rear sheath, providing a lightweight design for improved ergonomics. It also is available with a special back end, allowing it to easily connect to MULTIflex® LUX couplers.
For more information, contact your DENTSPLY sales rep, call DENTSPLY at (800) 989-8826, or visit www.professional.dentsply.com.
New VibraJect R3 with rechargeable battery
VibraJect LLC announces the newly improved VibraJect R3, the dental syringe attachment designed to reduce and eliminate the pain associated with dental injections, is now available with a rechargeable battery. The small, easy-to-use vibrating dental injection syringe attachment is an effortless way to make patients of all ages more comfortable and eliminate the fear of injections. The VibraJect reduces the discomfort of painful palatal, mandibular block, infiltration, and intraligamental injections, while offering a great deal of emotional relief to needle-phobics and the pain-sensitive patient.
For more information, visit www.vibraject.com. To order, call your dental dealer or ITL Dental at (800) 277-0073.
Miltex releases new silicone mirror handles
Available in seven different animated colors and an assorted pack, the new mirror handles allow dental professionals to color code by procedure and organize for easier personal identification. The aluminum interior makes the handles lightweight, and the protective silicone exterior is autoclavable. The ergonomically soft and comfortable silicone grips enhance tactile sensitivity while reducing hand and wrist fatigue. Silicone mirror handles are available in a cone socket configuration, and come in packs of seven in seven different colors. An assorted pack also is available and contains one of each color.
For more information or to place an order, contact your dental dealer, call (866) 854-8300, or visit www.miltex.com.
Now dentists can receive feedback from patients about their services - easily and affordably. Patient feedback can help dentists enhance patient care and discover even more about patient needs. DentistCheckup is a professionally systematized customer opinion tool that measures patient satisfaction. All aspects of DentistCheckup are handled securely online. This makes participation easy for patients, and it results in consistent and timely feedback for dentists.
Dentists subscribe to the service in either six- or 12-month increments via the DentistCheckup Web site. The welcome packet includes survey access cards, which are handed to patients before they leave the office. Patients visit a designated Web site that contains a five-minute questionnaire. For participating in the survey, they can place their name in a national monthly drawing that awards $500 cash each month. Feedback is anonymous. Monthly results are presented to dentists online, securely and privately.
Learn more about DentistCheckup at www.dentistcheckup.com or call (800) 236-2653.
Safety frame with lightweight flip-up loupes
Q-optics introduces its wraparound polycarbonate safety frame with lightweight flip-up loupes. This safety frame offers exceptional eye coverage and features a soft and comfortable nose pad that reduces slipping and fits just about any nasal bridge. The safety frame with 2.5X provides an unbeatable combination of a wide viewing area and a large amount of magnification. With a few adjustments, the Q-optics 2.5X Flip style loupes easily line up to the eye and are ready for work in just minutes. Prescription service is available as well as lightweight 3.0X and 3.5X loupes on safety frames. The frames come in black, blue, and earth.
For more details, call (800) 858-2121, or visit www.q-optics.com or www.qualityaspirators.com.
New Solo Spot Exam Light by Sunnex
Sunnex introduces the Solo Spot Exam Light, providing powerful and concentrated spot lighting for oral surgery and all dental applications. Ideal for tasks requiring intense, focused lighting, it provides up to 3,000 footcandles (32,400 lux) of illumination. The unit has a unique double-filtered lens and lampshade extension, which helps keep the light cool and ensures excellent shadow control. Its flexible gooseneck arm and swiveling lamp head allow for easy adjustment and maneuverability of the light, and its powerful 20-watt halogen lamp provides unparalleled light intensity, maintaining a color temperature of 4,100ºK. The Sunnex Solo Spot Exam Light is available in a variety of configurations, including mobile, c-clamp, wall, and ceiling mount.
For more information, contact Charles Nashef at Sunnex by e-mail at [email protected], call (800) 445-7869, or visit www.sunnexmedical.com.
Sirona adds Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max ZirCAD
Sirona Dental Systems has expanded the menu of material options available through its infiniDent Internet-based service offering for inLab® and inEos® users. This new material option will provide infiniDent customers with outstanding esthetics, high-strength restorations, and predictable shade matching. Specifically, infiniDent customers can now utilize Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max® ZirCAD to fabricate durable, metal-free, and esthetically accurate crown and bridge frameworks. This is the second time Sirona has expanded its infiniDent materials offering since launching the innovative service in April, adding to the initially offered and current Vita YZ material.
infiniDent is initially supporting pure zirconium oxide (ZrO2) restorations. In Q1 of 2007, additional indications such as large-span bridges, customized implant abutments from Straumann, as well as metal frameworks, will be added.
For more information, e-mail to [email protected], call your Patterson rep, or call (800) 659-5977, ext. 145.
SOPRO’s new unit integration options
SOPRO introduces two new integration options for the SOPRO 717 and SOPRO 595 cameras that can be conveniently installed directly into any dental unit. The first option, the SOPRO Dock MU-USB, displays either one or four images on the video monitor and offers composite, S-video, and USB 2.0 signal outputs to match your office’s storage and retrieval requirements. The second option, the SOPRO Dock MU-Video, also displays one or four images and offers both composite and S-video output to interface with your office’s information requirements. Both camera systems will capture images via the dental unit’s foot pedal or by the using the SoproTouch sensor located on the camera’s handpiece. The quick-connect feature simplifies the movement of either camera handpiece between operatories and allows the clinician to use both cameras with either docking station.
For more information, call your dental dealer or Acteon North America at (800) 289-6367 or visit www.acteongroup.com.
OrthoClear launches OrthoTouch™ technology
OrthoClear, Inc., the maker of “The Next Generation in Invisible Orthodontics” announced the launch of its OrthoTouch technology at the 106th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). OrthoTouch technology uses motion-sensing gloves to enable clinicians to maneuver a patient’s 3-D dental image. The gloves provide five-finger feedback to the clinician’s desktop, which translates to specific tooth movements. Currently, doctors who treat patients with clear aligners are limited to using a standard computer screen and mouse to interact with and control a patient’s 3-D model. OrthoTouch provides OrthoClear doctors with the ability to interact with their patients’ OrthoView digital models using specially designed gloves and a holographic display that provides true 3-D visualization.
OrthoTouch provides an unprecedented level of accuracy and interactivity that approaches that of working directly in a patient’s mouth.
For more information about OrthoClear or for information on becoming certified, visit www.orthoclear.com/dem.
VELscope® oral mucosal examination device
LED Dental, Inc. announces that it has been granted FDA 510(k) clearance to market its Visually Enhanced Lesion Scope - VELscope - oral mucosal examination device. The VELscope system consists of a light source and direct-viewing handpiece used during oral cancer and mucosal screenings as part of routine dental hygiene visits on all adult patients. The device utilizes a narrow band of high-energy blue light and specialized filter technology to help evaluate oral mucosa for abnormal areas of concern, such as potentially cancerous lesions that may be undetectable under white light.
VELscope’s technology was proven effective in clinical trials conducted by the British Columbia Cancer Agency (BCCA) and financed in part by more than $50 million in grants from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health, a U.S. government-funded agency.
VELscope is available through Patterson, Sullivan-Schein, Benco, and Burkhart. For more information, call LED Dental at (604) 541-4614 or visit www.velscope.com.