November 2022 Marketplace
A listing of featured products.
CORDLESS FLOSSER FEATURES QUAD STREAM TECHNOLOGY
Philips (800-422-9448; PhilipsOralHealthcare.com) has unveiled its Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser, an interdental cleaning aid that provides a simple and effective way to improve gingival health by removing up to 99.9% of plaque. The device was developed for patients who need to establish a habit of flossing and are looking for an effective, consistent, and convenient self-care solution. Compared to its tabletop predecessor, the Philips Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser offers a compact format that facilitates seamless integration into a patient’s oral hygiene routine. It utilizes Quad Stream technology, a unique cross-shaped nozzle that creates four wide streams that are reportedly 150% more effective than floss. The flosser, which provides a thorough clean interproximally and along the gingival margin, also features Pulse Wave technology that provides brief pauses in the cleaning pulsations to prompt patients to glide the nozzle to the next interproximal space to ensure a whole-mouth clean.
WHITENING TRAYS DEBUT
The new Teeth Whitening Trays from BURST (burstoralcare.com) are described as a powerful at-home whitening treatment created with the support of hundreds of members from BURST’s community of more than 35,000 oral health professionals. BURST says this collaborative input ensures the trays are effective, yet gentle enough for even the most sensitive patients. Designed for safe and easy use, the trays combine 12.5% hydrogen peroxide with acidity-lowering potassium hydroxide and soothing xylitol to achieve professional-grade bleaching results. Each tray comes prefilled to treat hard-to-reach areas with no guesswork, molding or impressions — just simple 15-minute treatments for significantly whiter teeth after the recommended seven-day course of treatment. The trays are vegan and cruelty-free, and the formula contains no parabens, phthalates, sulfates, major allergens, artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.
ONLINE SPLINT DESIGN MAKES 3D PRINTING EASY
3DFileLab (3dfilelab.com) is an online splint design service that gives dental providers the ability to use an in-house three-dimensional (3D) printer to easily fabricate high-quality splints without the delays associated with conventional laboratory production. Clinicians send their intraoral scans to 3DFileLab through a secure portal and receive a 3D printable file within 24 hours. Offering a specialized design service that exclusively focuses on splints, 3DFileLab provides quality, consistent designs with a lightning-fast turnaround. Described as a “personal and collaborative experience,” the process considers clinician preferences regarding splint style, design and resin types. Further simplifying the workflow, once printed and cured, 3DFileLab splints are ready to insert.
UNIVERSAL CEMENT PREVENTS MICROLEAKAGE
New from Parkell (800-243-7446; parkell.com), Predicta Bioactive Cement is formulated to fill and seal microgaps with robust hydroxyapatite formation at the margin, thereby alleviating or preventing microleakage that can lead to caries development. By combining the properties and performance of a premium universal resin cement with bioactivity, Parkell offers a material that helps protect crown margins against secondary caries. Predicta Bioactive Cement is a self-adhesive, self-etching, dual-cure resin cement indicated for luting crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and posts. It offers outstanding bond strength across a full range of indications, including zirconia, without the need for primers. This material provides optimal viscosity and consistency for easy handling and cleanup. It is also highly radiopaque and has a low film thickness that ensures complete seating of restorations.
FLUORESCENCE GUIDED DENTISTRY
Groundbreaking REVEAL technology from Designs for Vision (800-345-4009; designsforvision.com) adds a new dimension in clinical practice. This innovative system features a blue excitation headlight with specially filtered eyewear that provides hands-free fluorescence visualization in real time. The narrow spectrum excitation headlight stimulates the byproducts of bacteria associated with caries, calculus and periodontal conditions, causing them to emit endogenous fluorescence, while the eyewear allows clear, vibrant visualization. Designs for Vision’s fluorescence guided system helps clinicians identify and differentiate between active and arrested caries lesions. In addition, it facilitates detection and treatment of supra- and subgingival calculus, as well as accumulations of perio-active bacteria. Clinically, REVEAL not only provides visual information that’s essential to therapy, it also allows clinicians to confirm successful treatment.
INTEGRATED PLATFORM ENHANCES IMPLANT WORKFLOWS
The open design of MEDIT Link, the integrated dental platform from MEDIT (medit.com), enhances the connection with DentiqGuide, one of the most intuitive dental implant planning programs available. By improving access and clinical efficiency, this pairing enables digital dentists to enjoy a seamless implant workflow, from intraoral scan acquisition to surgical guide design and more. MEDIT Link allows clinics and labs to easily connect by providing cloud storage and simple sharing of cases and scan data, as well as integration of design software. Well known for its freely downloadable program, DentiqGuide offers an open-architecture solution for implant case planning, surgical guide design, and even temporary crown design. With this combination, clinicians can use the MEDIT i700 scanner to generate dental model files from intraoral scan data with DentiqGuide’s Generate Model Base tool. A trial version of DentiqGuide can be downloaded at bit.ly/3AdusPQ.