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New Product Highlight

Jan. 1, 2007

The D-Carie mini™ by neks Technologies, Inc.

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The D-Carie mini is a new pen-sized, cordless caries-detection device designed to make locating and diagnosing even the tiniest caries simple, fast, and accurate. D-Carie mini requires no calibration - simply maintain contact with the tooth’s surface. The presence of both occlusal and interproximal caries is identified by two signals: audible and visual (green light turns to red). D-Carie is effective in a humid environment, requires only a normal tooth cleaning prior to use, and is sterilizable.

For more information or to order, call your Patterson Dental rep.

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NuBend 120° angled ampule now available
NuBend 120° is specially angled to allow injection of composite in those hard-to-reach areas. NuBend 120° is a great companion to the traditional 45° ampules, especially in areas such as linguals of lower teeth, the distal of a terminal maxillary tooth, and undercuts on crown preps that require coring. NuBend composite is a light-cured, resin-based microhybrid allowing superior strength and polishability. The composite has a viscosity that is easy to handle and will not slump.

NuBend composite comes in four colors: A2, A3, A3.5, and B2. Color matching is more forgiving in these inaccessible areas. More colors can be added if the demand exists.

NuBend 120° is available for purchase at $77 per jar of 20 prefilled ampule tips. For more information and product offers, visit

Midwest® MultiPrep™ burs

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DENTSPLY Professional introduces the MultiPrep family of premium-quality, fine cross-cut carbide burs for superior cutting performance. MultiPrep burs are an ideal choice for multi-purpose, high-performance cutting duties when the use of a single is preferred. With up to 80 percent more cross cuts, they reduce undesirable chatter and deliver efficient, smooth cutting performance for the most demanding applications.

For more information, call your DENTSPLY Professional rep or call (800) 800-2888.

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New Denar® Combi II articulator
New from Waterpik, the Denar Combi II articulator has been designed for simplicity and efficiency with fixed progressive side shift and adjustable condylar inclination. Designed under the expert guidance and advice of Drs. Peter E. Dawson and John C. Cranham, the Combi II articulator fulfills every requirement for occlusal analysis. Features include progressive side shift fixed at 15 degrees, condylar inclination adjustable from 0 to 60 degrees, retaining springs that hold upper and lower members together, ability to tilt the instrument back at a 45 degree angle, all finger screws (no tools required), and a durable black anodized finish.

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

“If Saliva Were Red” now on DVD

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The Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) releases its powerful training tool “If Saliva Were Red” on DVD. The program teaches proper infection control technique through a graphic, filmed demonstration in which the patient’s “saliva” contains red dye so that droplets, spray, and cross-contaminated surfaces can be clearly seen. This vivid demonstration provides a memorable lesson on the importance of using personal and surface barriers as a way to reduce the potential for exposure to blood and saliva.

Order “If Saliva Were Red” online at or call (800) 298-OSAP (6727).

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CAD/CAM materials from a single provider
Sirona has developed its own range of millable ceramic blocks for CEREC® and inLab®. The feldspathic ceramics for chairside restorations (CEREC) are available to customers as CEREC Blocs. Sirona’s inCoris product line for dental labs will be expanded to include aluminum and zirconium oxide blocks.

For more information, visit, call (800) 659-5977, or e-mail [email protected].

Sterngold’s ERA® PickUp material

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Sterngold Dental, LLC, introduces ERA PickUp material, which is a tissue-colored, auto mixing, self-curing attachment processing material. This self-curing processing material is odorless, tasteless, and has less than 1 percent shrinkage, which results in a more accurate and complete pick up of the attachment. When used with the ERA Implant System, it will not irritate freshly sutured tissue like methyl methacrylate can. It also can be used to pick up any attachment. For a free sample, call Sterngold at (800) 243-9942.

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Rolence Ultra-Lite 1000E
Rolence Enterprise, Inc. introduces its Ultra-Lite 1000E curing light. Its raised control panel is easy to identify with a gloved hand, and a three-mode selector provides one-touch control. Ergonomic, balanced, non-fatigue design ensures uninterrupted curing efficiency, and an audible tone every five seconds allows eyes-free status of cure. Its 360-degree, rotatable light tip allows treatment in any part of the mouth.

For more information, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call 886-3-4631999, ext 12.

Tooth Fairy Pillow™ delights children

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Your Tooth Fairy Pillow is a hand-crafted white pillow in the shape of a molar with a whimsical, sleepy, embroidered face. The girls’ pillow has a colorful hair bow and the boys’ has a bowtie. The pocket is for the baby tooth and the tooth fairy money. Pillows can be personalized with initials, DDS, RDH, etc. Business cards also fit into the pocket. They come with a toothbrush, special toothpaste, and a funny letter that explains tooth loss. Made in the USA. A kit is available for home sewing. Volume discounts are available.

For more information or to order, visit

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Developing the Dream Team
Developing the Dream Team, by Suzanne Boswell, will help you relate with patients, peers, family, friends, and foes! Designed for individual use, it is available at reduced rates for team purchase. Readers identify their own behavioral styles. An online outline provides step-by-step instructions on how to conduct your own team meeting using the book. Includes insights on presenting the treatment plan to patients of differing behavioral styles, and many tips on developing greater team cohesion.

For more information, visit www.Boswell or call Suzanne Boswell at (919) 845-4189

New GUM® Soft-Picks®

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Sunstar announces GUM Soft-Picks - the latest in interdental cleaning technology - combining soft, flexible bristles and a nonmetal, latex-free tip. Designed to fit small interdental spaces comfortably, no-scratch Soft-Picks have a tapered design for superior fit in hard-to-reach areas, and 76 flexible bristles that comfortably remove plaque - even for patients with implants or bridgework.

To order, call (800) 528-8537 and ask for item #632PY. For more information, visit or call (800) 528-8537.

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BioSonic® UC125 ultrasonic cleaner
Coltène/Whaledent Inc. introduces the BioSonic UC125 ultrasonic cleaner, equipped with a programmable LCD display that supports six different languages. Features include a de-gas mode, a digital solution usage timer, easier and faster draining, and customizable operation. Preferences are stored in memory, and an exclusive feature automatically adjusts the power in the tank based on load requirements.

Call your dealer to order. For more information, call (800) 221-3046 or visit

Absorbent disposable glove inserts

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Parker Design introduces Absorbent Disposable Glove Inserts (ADGI) - a new and revolutionary product that is worn inside any type of glove, including latex, synthetics, and other types of protective gloves. Its nonwoven material absorbs perspiration, which helps to prevent bacterial contamination, skin illnesses, and occupational traumas. The fusion of functionality and ergonomics resulted in a disposable product that offers significant improvements in productivity, safety, and working conditions.

For more information, call (585) 385-4945 or visit

SheerVision’s Through-the-Lens (TTL) loupes
SheerVision, Inc., introduces through-the-lens optical loupes with its exclusive SureFit TTLTM Alignment System. The proprietary alignment system assures a proper fit every time. Customers need only to provide requested key measurements when placing a customized order over the phone or through The system incorporates these measurements into a proprietary technology, which then aligns the optics with advanced precision. The new TTL is available with either a 2.5x or 3.0x magnification and can be mounted on a lightweight titanium or sports frame.

For more details, visit

Go hands-free with versatile new terminal

Beckmer Products introduces the DentalR.A.T. (Remote Access Terminal). It is a foot-operated mouse for clinicians 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 details, visit or call toll-free (877) 278-0061. (Please note corrected phone number. We apologize for any inconvenience.)

Jaduka eGreetings Dental Reminders

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Jaduka announces eGreetings Dental Reminders, e-mailable cards that let patients confirm their appointments with the click of a mouse. Available at, the reminders help eliminate time-consuming office tasks associated with patient notification by integrating a phone button into the e-mailed reminder. Patients can click a button and connect by phone to confirm an office appointment.

For more information, visit or call (800) 880-5910.

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New CAESY Online 3.0
Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., announces CAESY Online 3.0, the newest version of its customizable Web-based tools, which enable the creation and delivery of patient-education materials from practice Web sites. For a monthly subscription fee, the hundreds of pages of dental health content are appended to the practice’s Web site and branded with the practice contact information. CAESY Online also includes a monthly newsletter, an e-mail manager, informative online health guides, the ability to track statistics on individual Web site traffic, search engine optimization, an updated library of images, and much more.

For more information, visit or call (800) 444-6035.