December 2020 Marketplace
A listing of featured products.
Medit (medit.com) has announced an update to its Medit Link software with the release of new patient communication applications. These free applications provide visualizations of potential results to help patients understand their options and achieve an ideal smile. Together, Medit Ortho Simulation, Medit Crown Fit, Medit Smile Design and Medit Compare expand the realm of what a scanner can do. For example, Medit Crown Fit helps clinicians easily detect possible pressure points, reducing chairtime and increasing patient comfort. Similarly, Medit Smile Design takes the patient’s proposed smile and places it in his or her image, so the individual can envision the final outcome, while Medit Compare automatically aligns two sets of scan data, allowing for comparison. And, unlike a closed system, Medit’s open design enables dentists to take advantage of any future developments and improvements in software.
Offering an ideal way to retrofit and replace older cabinet-arm-mounted dental equipment with a more modern design, ASI Dental Specialties’ (844-880-3636; asidental.com) ReFit Model features a reduced height and a compact footprint to allow the system to fit underneath existing dental countertops. It provides the same features as the Advanced Endodontic System door model, but with a shorter chassis. This highly efficient clinical solution is an easy way to upgrade the look and function of your treatment room with an advanced delivery system custom configured with the instruments of your choice.
With just three shades to match all 16 VITA Classical shades, SimpliShade from Kerr Dental (800-537-7123; kerrdental.com) streamlines restorative needs and inventory management while delivering excellent results. The newest addition to its Simplicity line, SimpliShade universal composite features Adaptive Response Technology for lifelike restorations with exceptional esthetics. Along with simplified workflows, SimpliShade is said to deliver superior strength while resisting chipping and wear. And thanks to its optimal opacity, SimpliShade effectively mimics tooth structure to better mask underlying tooth stains and blend more seamlessly with surrounding dentition.
Palmero Healthcare (800-344-6424; palmerohealth.com) has released its HVESolo disposable evacuation tips to help dental teams deliver the safest care possible. The latex-free HVESolo is designed so clinicians can use high-volume evacuation (HVE) to reduce dental aerosols without the aid of a dental assistant. Featuring a three-vent design for efficient venting and a wide, scoop-style tip for maximum suction, the HVESolo boasts smooth, round edges to protect soft tissues and maximize patient comfort. Equipped with a beveled interface that easily inserts into a standard HVE adaptor, the tip’s reduced shaft length minimizes tension from the hose, thus promoting a more neutral wrist position.
Planmeca USA (630-529-2300; planmecausa.com) has announced two new digital dentistry products, the Planmeca PlanMill 50 S five-axis mill and PlanCAD Premium design software. Together with the Planmeca Emerald S intraoral scanner, these additions provide a new premium solution, the Planmeca FIT Plus. This complete solution allows clinicians to achieve maximum productivity throughout the entire digital workflow. Designed to produce high-end restorations with lab-quality esthetics, the PlanMill 50 S can mill a wide variety of materials, including zirconia, glass ceramics, wax and more. In addition, the software’s open workflow enables clinicians to import and export files in various formats, while also allowing users to import data from other scanners. The PlanMill 50 S and PlanCAD Premium are available as separate units or together with the Emerald S scanner as a complete Planmeca FIT Plus system.
Building on the success of the clinically proven EQUIA family, the new EQUIA Forte HT from GC America (800-323-7063; gcamerica.com) is a biocompatible, long-term bulk-fill restorative system with enhanced mechanical properties, superior fluoride release, excellent handling and improved translucency. Offering increased esthetics and strength compared to its predecessor, EQUIA Forte HT utilizes a unique glass hybrid technology with optimal particle size distribution and synergistic coat that make this restorative solution ideal for patients of all ages, including pediatric patients and older adults, as well as those with special needs or at high caries risk.
From Decisions in Dentistry. December 2020;6(11): 45.