April 2021 Marketplace
A listing of featured products.
HuFriedyGroup (800-483-7433; hu-friedy.com) has added Perma Sharp PTFE Sutures to its Perma Sharp Suture portfolio. This dental-specific polytetrafluoroethylene suture provides an additional option for dental professionals who perform implant surgery, oral surgery, periodontal surgery and related procedures. Perma Sharp PTFE Sutures are nonabsorbable, offer an excellent soft tissue response (they are biologically inert, so there is no bacterial wicking), and are a good choice for use in the esthetic zone. Crafted from 300 series stainless steel so they are less likely to break while reshaping, the needles are laser-drilled for reduced tissue disruption and feature a fine point geometry for smooth tissue penetration.
Clinician’s Choice (800-265-3444; clinicianschoice.com) has added A.S.A.P. Dailies to its restorative line. The A.S.A.P. Dailies polishing system is designed for multiple uses in a single day, delivering consistent performance — even after a minimum of three sterilization cycles. Designed to offer fast, efficient and effective polishing, diamond-impregnated A.S.A.P. Dailies are described as creating a high luster on most restorative materials, including composite, zirconia and lithium disilicate. What’s more, the A.S.A.P. Dailies technique does not require the use of polishing paste.
Tri Hawk (866-874-4295; trihawk.com) has introduced a new line of burs, Amazilia, which includes the FG151, FG151L and FG152. Tri Hawk’s Amazilia burs feature excellent cutting speed, efficiency and smoothness. They can be used to clean out the pulp chamber to prepare for a variety of canal treatments. Their unique blade angles and optimum helix offer superior cutting efficiency. The FG151 strikes a great balance between cutting efficiency and smoothness, as its active cutting tip allows for end cutting for endodontic access and the creation of an ideal shoulder for crown preparations. A 10-mm head length allows practitioners to easily access the tips of the roots with this bur. The FG151L (28 mm) provides an even deeper reach. Tri Hawk’s safe tip design of the FG152 allows providers to clean out pulp chambers and access all the way into the roots without worrying about penetrating the chamber floor or canal walls. In addition, its design maximizes biomaterial evacuation and easily enlarges endodontic access holes.
Kuraray (800-879-1676; kuraraydental.com) now offers Clearfil Majesty ES-2 Universal, which is described as a simplified solution for common posterior restorations, independent of the underlying and adjacent tooth structure. The single-shade concept of Clearfil Majesty ES-2 Universal eliminates the need to select the right composite shade for posterior restorations, thereby streamlining the restorative process and saving time. The material is said to offer exceptional handling, excellent polishability and superior wear resistance. Due to its specific level of translucency and the integration of Kuraray’s light diffusion technology, a blocker or opaquer is not needed, as the formula makes restorations diffuse light in a way similar to natural tooth structure. And because the composite integratess easily and smoothly into the preparation, it produces nearly invisible margins.
Air Techniques (800-AIR TECH; airtechniques.com) has debuted a ventless vacuum series. The new Mojave Vent-Less and VacStar Vent-Less systems are described as using innovative, industry-first dental vacuum exhaust air filtration technology. These new models are ideal for high-rise buildings, offices without vents, and any practice that wants to upgrade its vacuum system. Each model has a medical-grade, ultra-low particulate air (ULPA) filter with a 99.995% retention rate, ensuring it is safe to exhaust directly into the mechanical room, according to the company. Air Techniques’ proprietary exhaust ULPA filter with diffuser guarantees maximum airflow from vacuum equipment, while also helping to eliminate biological cross contamination. These systems require a filter change once per year.
Toothnotes (toothnotes.com) helps dental professionals create a customized, quality note in 60 seconds or less. Toothnotes’ user-friendly software integrates with any practice management software and is reportedly easy to use for drafting quick, thorough and accurate clinical notes for any procedure. Additionally, as clinicians create a dental note, Toothnotes will generate suggested Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature codes essential for billing purposes.
From Decisions in Dentistry. April 2021;7(4):45.