May 2014, Volume 10, Issue 5
Published by AEGIS Communications
Excellent patient care relies heavily on the materials and technology used in the treatment. Here is a selection of product offerings to consider adding to your armamentarium.
A | OptiBond™ XTR
OptiBond™ XTR from Kerr Corporation is a self-etch, light-cure universal adhesive that stands apart as the only bonding agent that embodies both the power and durability of a total-etch adhesive and the simplified protocol of a self-etch technique. It also features outstanding bond strengths to uncut enamel and dentin.
B | Locator® Overdenture Implant System
ZEST Anchors’ LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System (LODI) features a narrow-diameter implant combined with a LOCATOR Attachment, providing clinicians with a solution to the attachment limitations often found with O-ball mini implants. Made from the strongest titanium available, it is ideal for patients with narrow ridges.
C | Panasil®
The Panasil® family of A-silicone-based impression materials from Kettenbach stand out for their remarkable elastic properties. They have a high tensile strength and can be stored for several weeks and are available in a variety of viscosities and two set times.
D | ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH® OP300
The comprehensive 3-in-1 design of the ORTHOPANTOMOGRAPH® OP300 platform from Instrumentarium Dental combines an advanced panoramic imaging system with either cephalometric or cone-beam 3D or a combination of both, giving clinicians a truly adaptable platform.
E | NobelActive™ 3.0
The small diameter of the NobelActive™ 3.0 implant from Nobel Biocare USA is specially designed for the placement of single-unit maxillary lateral incisors, as well as mandibular and central incisors. NobelActive 3.0 offers superior fatigue and torque strength, adjustable implant position, and a tight seal.
F | TheraCal LC®
TheraCal LC® from BISCO, Inc. is a light-cured, resin-modified calcium silicate that is ideal for direct and indirect pulp capping and as a protective base/liner. TheraCal LC is radiopaque, aids in the regenerative process, displays excellent handling, and has an alkaline pH that promotes healing.
G | Dentazon Dynamic Mixers
With DXM (Dentazon)’s new dynamic mixers, the correct ratio of base and catalyst is checked by a special chamber built in the mixer that achieves the perfect 5:1 ratio from the very beginning. This provides minimum waste and protects against incorrect dispensing. This innovative design is DXM’s new patent for dentists.
H | Solea
Solea from Convergent Dental is the first 9.3-µm laser cleared by the FDA, the first CO2 laser cleared for hard and soft tissue indications, and the first dental laser to integrate computer controls. Solea cuts significantly quieter, finer, and faster than any other laser in dentistry.
I | GingiTrac™ MiniMix®
Centrix, Inc.’s GingiTrac™ MiniMix® gingival retraction material has a 1:1 astringent/vinyl polysiloxane formula expressed via a patented, single-dose delivery system. Easier to use than an automix gun, GingiTrac MiniMix produces less waste and its smaller size saves valuable chair time and reduces patient stress.
J | TEETHMATE™ DESENSITIZER
TEETHMATE™ DESENSITIZER from Kuraray creates hydroxyapatite when applied to dentin and/or enamel surfaces, sealing dental tubules and cracks in the enamel. It prevents sensitivity challenges like cervical sensitivity before bleaching, scaling, or root planing, and underneath restorations. Free of gum irritants, it provides immediate, long-lasting results with no adhesive interference.
K | ACTIVA BioACTIVE-Base/Liner
ACTIVA BioACTIVE-Base/Liner from Pulpdent has greater fluoride release and bioactive properties than glass ionomers in a strong, resilient resin matrix that will not chip or crumble. It adheres to dentin and does not require etching or bonding agents. ACTIVA represents an entirely new category of bioactive dental products.
L | GXS-700™
The GXS-700™, the eighth generation digital sensor from Gendex, is designed to make migrating from film or upgrading a digital system easier than ever. It is ultra portable and features high-quality image capture, a comfortable fit to the anatomical shape of the oral cavity, and high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity.