Products that practically sell themselves.
SHARPEN-FREE INSTRUMENTS FEATURE ERGONOMIC GRIP
Appealing to clinicians who wish to eliminate sharpening chores, LM-Dental (406-745-3746; lm-dental.com) offers Sharp Diamond sharpen-free instruments with the new LM-ErgoSense handle. Sharp Diamond periodontal instruments — produced using microcoating technology — are said to be hard and razor sharp, yet smooth and light. The silicon ErgoSense handle offers clinicians functional design and a comfortable 14-mm-diameter grip. An optional radiofrequency identification (RFID) chip can be integrated into the handles, enabling clinicians to trace instruments; in fact, RFID-chipped instruments, together with scanning readers and software, create LM-Dental’s Dental Tracking System.
SINGLE DEVICE ALLOWS INTRAORAL IMAGING AND CARIES DETECTION
Air Techniques (800-AIR-TECH; airtechniques.com) has introduced the CamX Triton HD with interchangeable heads that allow clinicians to quickly switch between intraoral imaging and caries detection modes. Dentists can capture high-resolution images with the camera’s onepush auto-focus button, then change the head to document caries lesions and plaque. The CamX Triton HD features a slim, ergonomic design for a comfortable grip. Its sleek, rounded heads are designed to facilitate access to posterior dentition and ensure patient comfort.
MASK OFFERS CLINICAL COMFORT
With the launch of Com-Fit Plush Natural Fit Masks, Sultan Healthcare (800-637-8582; sultanhealthcare.com) promises dental professionals the best of both worlds: comfort and protection. Available in all ASTM rating levels, this examination mask features hypoallergenic inner material, gentle ear loops, an elastic chin strip that conforms to facial structure, and a curved noseband for proper placement.
LOUPES BRING OPERATING FIELDS INTO FOCUS
Orascoptic (800-369-3698; orascoptic.com) has announced its new HDL Prism telescopes. Available with 3.5x to 5.5x magnification, these prismatic, expanded field loupes are designed for exacting procedures ranging from crown replacement to apicoectomies. Orascoptic’s compact, high-definition loupes offer a wide field of view and feature an anti-reflective coating on the objective lens for a bright, clear image. Configurable as through-thelens or flip-up models, the HDL Prism line is available with the Legend, Rave, Rydon, Victory, XV1 or Rigid headbands.
SHADE MATCHING UNIT PROMISES COLOR ACCURACY
The Rite-Lite 2 Shade Matching Unit from AdDent (855-211-3413; addent.com) offers Hi Color Rendering Index LEDs, which recreate the visual spectrum produced by natural sunlight for high color accuracy. This newly improved unit offers three shade-matching options: north sky daylight, 5500- kelvin (K) color temperature, incandescent (3200 K), and ambient (3900 K). Practitioners can verify shade selection under everyday lighting conditions. A polarizing filter is available to enhance the visualization of the dentition for color, depth and transparencies.
FINISHING SYSTEM IS SUITED FOR HIGH-STRENGTH CERAMICS
Ultradent (800-552-5512; ultradent.com) has added the Jiffy Universal Ceramic Finishing System to its lineup. Each of the system’s adjustors and polishers work interchangeably on porcelain, lithium disilicate and zirconia. Available in extraoral and intraoral kits, these instruments are said to create a smooth, high-gloss finish on all ceramic restorative materials. The system features Ultradent’s specially formulated diamond grit, which is designed to provide optimal polishing results.
AIR TURBINE AND ELECTRIC HANDPIECES DEBUT
Dentsply Sirona (800-877-0020; dentsplysirona.com) has launched a high-speed air-turbine handpiece called the Midwest Stylus Plus, along with the Midwest E Plus electric handpiece. The new offerings combine high-quality materials and workmanship with lightweight and ergonomic designs, as well as universal interfaces that are reportedly compatible with most popular dental units.
BUSINESS CARDS PROMOTE YOUR PRACTICE AND FLOSSING
Easy to slip into a wallet or a purse, Mint MobileFloss Business Cards from Practicon (800-959- 9505; practicon.com) dispense 11 yards of mint-flavored, shred-resistant waxed dental floss. The cards are personalized to promote your practice, and are available with an optional preprinted appointment reminder on the back.
NOT YOUR TRADITIONAL SNAP-ON POLISHER
Brasseler USA (800-841-4522; brasselerusa.com) has introduced the VersaFlex diamond-coated disposable polishing system. The polisher’s diamond coating is designed to be gentle yet effective in smoothing surface irregularities and eliminating exterior roughness caused during adjustment and finishing — leaving a high-gloss polish on restorative materials. Available in 12 mm and 10 mm sizes, VersaFlex easily conforms to the contours of each tooth and facilitates access to hard-to-reach areas. Two diamond-coated Mylar strips are included in the VersaFlex four-step polishing system.
LOCALLY APPLIED ANTIBIOTIC TREATS PERIODONTITIS
DenMat (800-433-6628; denmat.com) offers Atridox (doxycycline hyclate 10%), a locally applied antibiotic indicated for the treatment of periodontal disease. The company reports that when used to treat chronic adult periodontitis, Atridox has been clinically proven to produce gains in clinical attachment level, while reducing pocket probing depths and bleeding on probing.
SYRINGE DESIGNED FOR SAFETY
Vista Dental (877-418-4782, vista-dental.com) seeks to reduce the risk of accidentally spilling sodium hypochlorite (NaOCI) with its Dripless Syringe. This new syringe features anti-drip technology to reduce the risk of bleach accidents that could damage skin, eyes and oral mucosa. Available in untipped and pre-tipped 6 cc and 12 cc syringes, it also features a color-coded plunger to help practitioners quickly identify NaOCI, and a color-coded ring for improved visibility in magnified fields.
MONITOR STERILIZATION DATA IN REAL TIME VIA WI-FI
Promising simple setup and secure connection to the G4 network, SciCan (800-572-1211; scicanusa.com) offers STATIMG4 Wi-Fi sterilization and instrument processing technology. Without the complication of running cables into a sterilization center, STATIM G4 Wi-Fi automatically records and monitors every cycle in real time, eliminating the need to manually log cycle data. The system is designed to detect human or mechanical error before it costs practices time and money.
From Decisions in Dentistry. December 2016;2(12):52-53.