September 2021 Marketplace
A listing of featured products.
Perfetti Van Melle USA (mentos.com) announces its Mentos Pure Fresh gum has been awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance following the ADA’s finding that the product is safe and effective in helping prevent caries when chewed for 20 minutes after eating. Mentos Pure Fresh gum is sugar-free and made with xylitol. The seal now appears on Mentos Pure Fresh spearmint and fresh mint flavors’ 50-piece curvy bottles.
SS White (800-535-2877; sswhitedental.com) has announced an endodontic file expansion with the release of ExactTaperHDC. Billed as the next generation of minimally invasive nickel-titanium (NiTi) files, they are designed to conserve more dentin for longer-lasting restorations. In fact, the company reports these files allow clinicians to remove 40% to 60% less tooth structure. The proprietary heat-treating process is said to create superior controlled memory and flexibility, ensuring durability while instrumenting complex canals. In addition, adoption of these files requires no change to current protocol or technique, as ExactTaperHDC NiTi files are available in comparable sizes and lengths as competitors’ file systems.
HuFriedyGroup (800-483-7433; decisionsindentistry.com/securefit) offers Crosstex Ultra Sensitive masks with patented Secure Fit technology. Manufactured in the United States, these face masks feature dual nose and chin strips made from flexible aluminum that provide a secure seal around each clinician’s unique face shape. The snug, custom fit minimizes gaps for superior protection over standard earloop masks, according to the company. Crosstex masks with Secure Fit technology are available in ASTM levels 1, 2 and 3 so clinicians can choose the optimal mask for any procedure.
VOCO America’s (888-658-2584; vocoamerica.com) cola lime flavor joins the Profluorid Varnish lineup. Formulated with 5% sodium fluoride and featuring low film thickness and a smooth feel, this product is indicated for all age groups, but the cola lime flavor is designed to encourage adult use. Also on tap in the Profluorid family are pina colada, melon, mint, cherry, caramel and bubblegum flavors. Available in an easy-to-use, single-dose delivery system, this varnish adheres well to moist surfaces and sets quickly.
AeroPro by Premier (888-670-6100; premierdentalco.com) is a lightweight, ergonomic, cordless and pedal-less handpiece. The AeroPro prophylaxis handpiece is designed to help reduce hand fatigue by allowing clinicians to rotate the prophy angle a full 360° for improved intraoral access and comfort. Offering long-lasting power thanks to ChargeSMART battery technology, this device helps protect patients and providers from cross-contamination when used with custom-fit disposable polyurethane barriers that slide easily over the motor component.
Curaprox’s (800-919-0120; curaprox.us) CS 12460 Velvet is now available in the United States. Reportedly a favorite overseas, the CS 12460 Velvet offers a gentle, effective cleaning action. Described as the gold standard of manual toothbrushes, this new brush features 12,460 ultrafine filaments to provide a deep clean while remaining gentle on enamel. Features include a 45-degree octagonal handle that ensures patients use the brush at the dentist-recommended 45-degree cleaning angle, and a compact brush head that reaches challenging areas of the oral cavity, including molars.
From Decisions in Dentistry. September 2021;7(9)45.