Simplify

This is what we all strive to do. This is a column created to embody a hands-on approach toward user-frien­dly solutions for our lives.

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This is what we all strive to do. This is a column created to embody a hands-on approach toward user-frien­dly solutions for our lives. Each month I discuss concepts relating to woman dentists, their lives, and their work. I focus on alternative dental products, Web sites, books, concepts, and organizations that simplify our world.

BioLube TLC System (www.sdssouthland.com)

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Bio Lube overcomes sluggish handpiece performance and turbine failure. Unlike oil, Bio Lubecreates a micro-thin polymer shield created by nanolubrication technology. It reduces friction, wear, and repair, and It withstands the temperatures of sterilization. Used with Bio Lube Advanced Cleaners, our handpieces have been restored and maintained to like-new condition. Handpieces last 18-36 months longer than with traditional oils. Bio Lube products are nontoxic, nonflammable aerosol and biodegradable. Purchase through your dental dealer or call (800) 880-0240.

UniBraid Retraction Cord (www.duxdental.com)

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Looking for a convenient retraction cord that costs the same as a cord in a bottle? DUX offers a retraction cord that is cut and individually packaged - great for time management and infection control. Cords are impregnated with either epinephrine/aluminum potassium sulfate combination (8% epinephrine with 7% aluminum potassium sulfate) or 10% aluminum potassium sulfate. They are available in varying sizes, with 50 pouches per package. The 2-inch length is effective on any tooth preparation. For more information, call DUX Dental at (800) 833-8267.

Society for Women’s Health Research

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This Web site touts itself as the nation’s only nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the health of women through research, education, and advocacy. The society encourages the study of sex differences between men and women that affect the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Definite advocates for women’s voices in the federal government, the Society offers a bi-monthly newsletter with timely news articles, upcoming events, and events pertinent to women’s health. Logon to www.womenshealthresearch.org for more information.

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