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Esthetics

Inside Dentistry

January 2007, Volume 3, Issue 1
Published by AEGIS Communications

Practice Essentials

Pulpdent Embrace™ Pit and Fissure Sealant Now Available In Unit-Dose Pipettes

Embrace™ WetBond™ Pit and Fissure Sealant is now available in unit-dose packaging. Embrace sealant, by Pulpdent Corporation (Watertown, MA), bonds to the moist tooth, and Embrace Sealettes provide an easy way to dispense and use the sealant.

Embrace Sealettes are pipettes containing 0.2 mL of Embrace Wetbond Pit and Fissure Sealant, an amount sufficient to seal four teeth. The user snips off the narrow end of the pipette and gently squeezes the bulb to dispense the sealant. This is a dispensing system where inventory control, cost control, and cross-contamination are major concerns.

Embrace™ WetBond™ Pit and Fissure Sealant bonds chemically and micromechanically to the moist tooth, integrating with the tooth structure to create a strong, margin-free bond that virtually eliminates microleakage. It is tooth integrating and fluoride releasing. After light-curing the sealant, the practitioner cannot find the margin. Sealettes are sold in packages of 50 and are available from dental dealers.

For more information, call 800-343-4342 or visit www.pulpdent.com.

BioModels Aid Good Outcomes in Orthodontics

BioMedical Modeling, Inc (Boston, MA) is now providing orthodontists with anatomically-accurate, translucent BioDental™ models that clearly show teeth and roots, bone structure and density, and sinus/maxilla features—details that can be hard to discern from plaster models and 2-dimensional x-rays.

BioDental models are made using CT scan data to guide a laser that sculpts photopolymer resin into a solid stereolithographic model. For more information, contact BioMedical Modeling, Inc at 1-888-246-6633.

Defend Upgrades “Diffuser” Pleated Ear-Loop Mask
The “Diffuser” Anti-Fog Surgical Pleated Ear-Loop Mask, manufactured by MyDent International (Hauppauge, NY) and Defend (Hauppauge, NY) is now more absorbent and has a new, more comfortable nosepiece. These improvements not only add comfort, but also help prevent moisture from fogging protective eyewear.

The Anti-Fog Surgical Pleated Ear-Loop Mask is made with 3-ply non-woven polyester material. It has a soft inner layer and is both fiberglass and latex free. Soft, rounded ear loops hold the mask in place comfortably. The Diffuser mask is rated 99%+ BFE at 3 µm and is packaged in boxes of 50.

For more information on this and other Defend products, please visit www.defend.com.

New BreezeSelf-Adhesive Resin Cement
Breeze™ Self-Adhesive Resin Cement by Pentron Clinical Technologies, LLC (Wallingford, CT), is a new self-etch, dual-cure cement. It is formulated with 4 Meta technology to provide the strongest retention available in a self-adhesive cement with the auto-mix delivery system. This versatile cement exhibits low expansion properties, ensuring compatibility with PFMs, composite, zirconia, alumina, and cementable ceramics such as 3GHS® crowns (3GHS is a registered trademark of Pentron Ceramics, Inc).

Breeze™ Self-Adhesive Resin Cement is specifically designed to make the cementation of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and posts faster and easier by eliminating individual etching, priming, bonding, and mixing steps. Its efficient auto-mix syringe with convenient intraoral tips provides precise, direct, and quick placement of cement, even in difficult to reach places.

For more information, call 800-551-0283 or visit www.pentron.com.

Dentrix Releases Practice-Management System
Dentrix Dental Systems (American Fork, UT) has released a new version of its clinical- and practice-management system, DENTRIX G2.

An entirely new feature is the 3-dimensional modeling view, which accumulates data from the tooth chart and creates a more lifelike representation of the patient’s oral condition. Doctor and patient can view the representation with or without gums, rotate or move teeth, open or close the bite, or view in a linear or arch view.

DENTRIX G2 includes enhanced and new treatment planning features. Doctor and staff can create multiple treatment plan cases with drag-and-drop simplicity. A new report details what cases have been accepted and completed and which have not—another feature to help the practice realize planned productivity. Each case can be printed for the patient to take with them.