Xlera awards

Nov. 18, 2010
Winners receive trip to Cancun, Mexico.

OREM, Utah--Xlear, a manufacturer of xylitol products, has announced winners of the Spry Dental Defense Project.

The project was created to motivate patients to use xylitol products and evaluate bacterial plaque biofilm levels in patients following the use of several xylitol products for 30 days.

Winners of the contest were Cindy Schoeninger, Sandra Dlugosz, Carla Gantz, Donna Grzegorek, and Helen Fortner. Each will have the opportunity to present her findings in February 2011 at the by-invitation-only Xlear xylitol conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Winners, which were selected from a group of dental hygienists who submitted reports of their experiences participating in the project, received free conference registration, hotel, as well as free breakfasts, group dinners, and group tours during the week-long conference.

“The Spry Dental Defense Project was created to capture the exciting changes that can happen with the daily use of our xylitol-rich oral care products,” said Blaine Yates, president of Xlear.

“There is a lot of excitement in the dental profession for the positive benefits of xylitol, so we developed a program that would allow dental hygienists and their practices to capture the proof. Incorporating xylitol as part of regular oral care can have a positive impact on oral health. This is one of the first xylitol projects of its kind, and the reports and evidence we have collected will help to change lives and further promote xylitol as an important component of overall oral health.”

Project participants agreed to identify several patients to participate in the study, take intraoral photographs of patients, and regularly monitor their exposure to xylitol on a daily basis during a 30-day period.

Patients were given a Spry Dental Defense Kit, which contains Spry Toothpaste, Spry Oral Rinse, Spry Chewing Gum, Spry Mints and Xlear Nasal Spray with Xylitol. Patients were instructed to brush twice a day with the toothpaste, rinse twice a day with the oral rinse, chew gum or eat mints after every meal and snack, and use the nasal spray twice daily for 30 days.

Following the 30 days, the patients returned to the project participants’ offices for an oral hygiene evaluation, bacterial biofilm scoring, and follow-up photographs. Video clips of the dental hygienists’ reports can be seen at www.xylitol.org.

The Spry Dental Defense System is a family of natural, xylitol products that help promote good oral care and may reduce the risk of tooth decay. For more information on the Spry Dental Defense System, visit www.sprydental.com.

The Xlear xylitol conference in Cancun will be the third conference conducted by Xlear. The previous conferences took place in Rome, Italy, in May 2009 and in the Caribbean in May 2008.

For more information, visit Xlear.com.

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