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May 2020 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.


Home Healing Kit for Orofacial Pain

Orofacial Therapeutics (800-670-0526; Speed2Treat.com) now offers its Speed2Treat home healing kit for head, neck and jaw injuries. Developed by orofacial pain experts, the kit is intended to help minimize patient discomfort, reduce dysfunction, and help prevent musculoskeletal injuries from progressing to chronic diseases. The Speed2Treat kit can be offered to patients after they have been assessed, and the four-week plan can be implemented via telehealth technology to prevent unnecessary in-person visits during the COVID-19 pandemic. The kit includes a temporary overnight oral appliance, hot/cold therapy packs, patient self-care instructions, and online resources — including pain education, prescribed exercises, breath training, and calming virtual-reality experiences.

Zirconia Implant Prosthesis on Tap

Glidewell (866-861-7955; glidewelldental.com) has added a new esthetic formulation to its implant line. The BruxZir Esthetic Implant Prosthesis, which is an esthetic formulation of the BruxZir Implant Prosthesis, features excellent translucency paired with high, 870 MPa flexural strength. It is constructed of 100% solid zirconia and engineered to avoid chips, fractures and premature wear. The company says the restorative protocol used with the BruxZir Esthetic Implant Prosthesis has been designed to enhance clinical efficiency. Tutorial videos for key steps of the restorative process are available online, and cases are packaged with appointment-specific, step-by-step guides and checklists.


New Toothpaste and Mouthrinse Debut

Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals (800-226-5428; colgate.com/en-us) introduces its Zero product offerings. Formulated with 0% artificial flavors, sweeteners and colors, the lineup includes Colgate Zero peppermint toothpaste, which has a microfoaming formula that provides a deep clean and caries protection, while also strengthening enamel. Designed to kill 99% of pathogens, Colgate Zero mouthwash is alcohol-free and has a natural, cooling peppermint flavor that freshens breath. Colgate Zero Toothpaste for Kids ages 2 to 6 strengthens enamel and protects against caries. Younger children will enjoy the Colgate Zero Toothpaste for Kids ages 3 to 24 months, which has a natural, mild fruit flavor and is safe if swallowed. Rounding out the line, the Colgate Zero for Kids manual toothbrush is suitable for children ages 2 and older. It features a suction-cup bottom for easy storage.

Cloud-Based ‘Intelligent’ Platform released

DentalEZ (866-383-4636; dentalez.com) has launched the Aeras Intelligent Platform, which includes the Aeras compressor by Ramvac. The new platform can collect data, share information, and streamline standardofcare processes. The Aeras compressor is equipped with cloudbased technology that offers active monitoring of data streaming from embedded sensors, and all information can be accessed via web browser on any device. Clinicians can also remotely schedule when the equipment powers on and off. The Aeras compressor provides clean, dry, oilfree air, and its Dual Desiccant Dryer Technology prevents bacterial growth. A rocking piston design ensures quiet operation, while a highpressure option is available for practices that require extra power.

Intraoral X-Ray Sensor Joins Lineup

KaVo Imaging (888-ASK-KAVO; kavo.com/en-us) has added the KaVo IXS to its sensor portfolio. The IXS intraoral X-ray sensor features KaVo Tough engineering in both the sensor and cable to enhance resistance to damage or functional failure. These new sensors are described as being able to withstand double the bite force of traditional sensors without cosmetic damage; in addition, the cable can withstand more than 240,000 bend cycles without functional failure. KaVo IXS sensors have open architecture software capabilities and can be integrated into most popular imaging and practice management software without the need for a bridge or additional modules.

Extended-Length Inserts Offered

Power PLUS ultrasonic inserts from Hu-Friedy (800-Hu-Friedy; hu-friedy.com) provide the power to effectively remove tenacious deposits and heavy extrinsic stains. Available with a variety of tips, these inserts feature an extended length that easily accesses deep periodontal pockets. The Power PLUS inserts are also equipped with a textured silicone grip for a secure grasp, and ergonomic, wide-diameter Popular Swivel handles that enhance operator comfort, control and maneuverability.


From Decisions in Dentistry. May 2020;6(5):45.

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