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COMFORTABLE SENSORS PROVIDE SHARP, HIGH-QUALITY IMAGES

DentiMax (800-704-8494; dentimax.com) continues to offer clinicians its award winning DentiMax digital sensors, which are known for producing sharp X-ray images. Patients will appreciate the comfort provided by the rounded corners and thin sensor plate. According to the company, these sensors work with all versions of Windows and bridge to virtually all practice management software. The sensors can be purchased separately or as part of a bundle that includes everything needed to capture, store and diagnose digital radiographs.

NONSTAINING MTA FOR PEDIATRIC DENTISTS

Sprig Oral Health Technologies (888-539-7336; sprigusa.com) offers a new mineral trioxide aggregate material for pediatric dentistry. SmartMTA is described as a biocompatible product that sets in 2.5 minutes, which saves chairtime and reduces material costs. This fast setting time allows for placement and final restoration in the same visit, without the need for the second step of a liner. SmartMTA’s unique calcium zirconium aluminate formula is inherently radiopaque, so there is no need for potentially staining additives.

CUFF HEIGHT AND ANGULATION TOOL

Preat (800-232-7732; preat.com) has introduced the Cuff Height and Angulation Measuring Set for implant clinicians. Indicated for measuring gingival depth and angulation of fixed and removable implant restorations, this tool is designed to save clinicians time by assisting in selecting the appropriate abutment. The kit includes two tools to work with implants ranging in diameter from 2.9 to 6.5 mm.

KULZER NOW MARKETING RELEAF AND LINGUAGUARD

Kulzer (800-431-1785; kulzerus.com) has become the exclusive marketer of Innovative Dental Technologies’ ReLeaf and LinguaGuard product lines. ReLeaf is a high-volume evacuation (HVE) system that easily connects to existing vacuum lines to provide efficient and comfortable, hands-free suction during dental procedures. Catering to a wide range of of dental anatomies, instead of relying on the shape of the arch or orientation of the dentition, ReLeaf uses the cheek and vestibule area for support. LinguaGuard, a disposable add-on that allows clinicians to retract and protect the tongue during suction by attaching it to the vented end of the HVE straw, gives providers a free hand to help streamline procedure time.

WIRELESS LED OPTICS

The new Wireless LED by SurgiTel (800-959-0153; surgitel.com) delivers high quality LED optics in a portable package. This product features superior beam uniformity, a consistent beam pattern over working distance range, and excellent color rendering. The unit boasts SurgiTel’s proprietary optics, which create an even circle of light, with no hot spots or fading edges. It is reportedly ideal for use in cosmetic procedures and color matching.

FILES INCREASE SAFETY, REDUCE RISK OF CROSS-CONTAMINATION

Dentsply Maillefer’s (800-924-7393; maillefer.com) Ready•Steel files are presterilized and include perforated blister packs for single-patient use during endodontic procedures. Benefits include reduced risk of file breakage, which increases patient safety. Designed for optimal cutting efficiency and to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, they are available in
FlexoFile (pictured), Senseus FlexoFile, C+ file, Hedstrom file, K file, and K reamer styles

ABSORBABLE COLLAGEN MEMBRANE SUPPORTS WOUND HEALING

Septodont’s (800-872-8305; septodontusa.com) R.T.R. absorbable collagen membrane offers clinicians an absorbable, implantable material that’s indicated for guided tissue regeneration when treating periodontal defects. Designed to enhance regeneration of the periodontal apparatus, this material protects the periodontal ligament from epithelial cells, creating a barrier during bone regeneration. Biocompatible and well tolerated (with reportedly no adverse healing effects), the membrane can be shaped and cut to size, and is absorbable within four to eight weeks. It’s available in 15×20 mm and 20×30 mm sizes.

SMEAR REMOVAL INSTRUMENT

The Acteon Group (800-289-6367; acteongroup.com/us/) offers the IrriSafe, a file with noncutting threads and a blunt working end that’s designed to remove the smear layer, as well as dental debris and bacteria from root canals. The blunt end helps prevent possible perforations of the apex or canal walls. Used during passive ultrasonic irrigation with sodium hypochlorite, IrriSafe’s heating effect of the ultrasonic is said to help detach the biofilm from root canal walls and flush away debris. It’s designed to disinfect the canal system and apical area.

RADIOGRAPHY SOLUTION

Air Techniques (800-257-8324; airtechniques.com) has introduced the new ScanX Intraoral View to its family of digital radiography systems. The scanner features a large touchscreen and the capability of scanning up to four plates simultaneously. This digital radiography system enables efficient and time-saving digitization of photostimulable phosphor plates (PSP) for all intraoral formats (sizes 0 to 4). Designed with a large touchscreen and easy-to-use interface, the device features a preview function for the scanned image, allowing radiographic results to be quickly checked. ScanX Intraoral View’s use of WiFi is said to make PSP diagnostics quick, reliable and convenient.

EXTRAORAL IMAGING SYSTEM DEBUTS

Panoramic (800-654-2027; pancorp.com) has added Envision — a new digital panoramic and cephalometric imaging system — to its product portfolio. Available in panoramic and panoramic/cephalometric configurations, the system features premium cadmium telluride sensor technology that’s said to produce more than 3000 layers of diagnostic information. This unit offers exceptional image quality, with enhanced sharpness and contrast, on a user platform that makes patient positioning easy. Its proprietary sensor technology and continuous autofocus function result in optimal image quality, while minimizing positioning errors.

BATTERY-OPERATED SHARPENER

Easy Enterprises (888-572-5560; easyexsharpener.com) offers clinicians the handheld, battery-operated EasyEx explorer sharpener. Designed to make sharpening explorers quick and easy, this compact device restores instruments to needle-point sharpness with the push of a button, thus improving caries detection and diagnostic results. Clinicians simply insert a sterilized explorer tip inside the hole located on the nose cone, with the tip perpendicular to the hole, and slowly twist the EasyEx back and forth. The result is a resharpened explorer in only a few seconds.

RESIN MODIFIED GLASS IONOMER OFFERS HIGH BOND STRENGTH

Pentron’s (800-551-0283; pentron.com) new Breeze RMGI (resin modified glass ionomer) cement delivers durable and high-bonding strength to zirconia, porcelain-fused-to-metal and metal indirect restorations. Its auto-mix delivery system makes it easy to handle, and clinicians simply remove excess cement once it has been tack cured. Said to offer enhanced esthetics and provide ideal color stability and translucency, the material’s continuous fluoride release is designed to prevent secondary caries. Featuring a low film thickness for a precise fit, Breeze RMGI is indicated for inlays, onlays, posts and crowns.

From Decisions in Dentistry. November 2017;3(11):60–61.

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