January 2023 Marketplace
ZimVie (zimvie.com) has launched its T3 PRO Tapered Implant and Encode Emergence Healing Abutment. The addition of the T3 PRO to ZimVie’s family of dental implants builds on the proven solutions of the T3 Tapered Implant. In turn, the Encode Emergence Healing Abutment builds upon ZimVie’s three-in-one Encode Impression System. The three-in-one healing abutment, impression coping, and scan body enhance clinical efficiency by reducing the need for multiple abutment removals in the treatment process, while improving hard and soft tissue preservation. The T3 PRO’s advanced design delivers high primary stability and allows for immediate function. The hybrid surface of the T3 PRO, along with the optional integrated platform switching design, has also been shown to provide early and long-term peri-implant bone support. Additionally, the T3 PRO boosts surgical performance with a modernized collar design for placement depth adjustment, and self-tapping threads for controlled insertion.
Dentaplex (866-DENTAPLEX; mediniche.com), a dental health supplement introduced specifically for professional recommendation, is designed to provide oral health-specific micronutrients. Formulated around a “C complex” of calcium, vitamin C and carotenoids that helps support healthy teeth and gingiva, Dentaplex also contains vitamins A, D, E, and B complex, as well as magnesium, zinc, molybdenum, vanadium and copper. This supplement is billed as an excellent addition to a complete self-care program for patients receiving periodontal care, dental implant therapy, or oral surgery, and can also be used for managing aphthous ulcers. Besides direct purchase through the company, Dentaplex can be professionally dispensed as part of a patient’s “total care” package.
Cancellations are one of the biggest areas of financial loss for a dental practice. While some dentists believe they’re unavoidable, the truth is that a consistently full schedule is attainable and doesn’t have to mean juggling waitlists and making frantic phone calls to fill cancelled appointments. Kancld (kancld.com) is a software app that lets patients know when last-minute openings become available. The intuitive and easy-to-use software automatically refills canceled appointments by texting patients to see if they’d like to claim a newly open spot. The platform messages patients one by one, giving each person a few minutes to respond. Using this method, Kancld reports a 73% rebooking rate that helps dramatically reduce losses from cancelled visits.
Public interest in natural products for dental care is on the rise. Many dental surgeries require patients to take opioids and steroids after surgery; however, patients are now looking for safe, effective and natural alternatives. Designed to minimize patient discomfort and accelerate wound healing, StellaLife (305-788-8555; StellaLife.com) VEGA Oral Care products are natural and formulated as an adjunctive therapy for pre- and postsurgical treatment. The patented solution is proven to accelerate healing and reduce pain, bruising and swelling, and can significantly reduce the need for narcotic pain medications and steroids. Natural, nonstaining, sugar-free, opioid-free and gluten-free, the StellaLife VEGA Oral Care lineup includes an antimicrobial rinse, sublingual (pain-relief) spray, and topical gel — all made in the United States.
Bulk EZ PLUS is a dual-cure, bulk-fill composite from Zest Dental Solutions (800-262-2310; zestdent.com) that gives clinicians the versatility to fill large voids without layering. This new restorative builds on the success of the original Bulk EZ formula. Offering enhanced performance, Bulk EZ PLUS utilizes Zest’s Intellitek technology for unlimited curing depth and microleakage prevention. In addition, it now incorporates state-of-the-art 80 nm spherical zirconia fillers that improve esthetics by allowing better shade-matching and polishability. Designed for easy handling and excellent wear resistance, this material requires no primers or activators. In addition, the ability to use the composite in one step — without layering or capping — saves time and optimizes chairside efficiency. The new formula can also be used for crown fabrication, core build-ups and post cementation.
Medicom’s (800-361-2862; medicom.com) SafeMask FreeFlow earloop face mask with Air Space technology is designed with innovative contoured pleats to create a unique pocket that allows air to flow freely, making this mask ideal for those who feel claustrophobic in ordinary masks. Featuring an integrated strip that prevents eyewear from fogging, SafeMask FreeFlow has a non-woven, spun-bonded outer shell that provides maximum fluid resistance — without compromising breathability — and it will not lint, tear or shred. Its high-quality filter layer meets ASTM F2100 levels 1, 2 and 3 performance requirements, ensuring optimal filtration for every situation or procedure. The dye-free, spun-bonded polypropylene inner layer is fluid resistant and water repellant, and features a high wicking capacity to keep the face clean and dry. An adjustable, extra-long, enclosed aluminum nosepiece forms a strong seal across the nose to create a personalized fit.
From Decisions in Dentistry. January 2023;9(1)44.