August 2014, Volume 10, Issue 8
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 | NOMAD® Pro 2 Handheld X-ray System
The NOMAD® Pro 2 Handheld X-ray System by Aribex has revolutionized the way dental X-rays are taken. The operator no longer must hide behind a wall, but can stay chairside with the patient, making it ideal for wiggly children and anxious or special needs patients. Most users find they can take x-rays in half the time as with wall-mounted systems, and with fewer retakes.
B | GPS™ Abutments for Overdentures
GPS™ Abutments from Implant Direct offer straight and angled (15° and 30°) options for most of the popular implant systems. While compatible with Zest Anchors’ LOCATOR® attachments, GPS is provided with an improved internal cap attachment that maintains 100% retention at 10° rotation.
C | CS OrthoTrac Cloud
Carestream Dental’s CS OrthoTrac Cloud combines the dependable features and functionality of OrthoTrac practice management software with the convenience of a centralized, Web-based platform, giving users access to the files they need 24/7 so they can effectively manage their practice. Additionally, OrthoTrac’s eServices help maximize efficiency by automating manual tasks like processing claims or statements.
D | Inspire™
Inspire™ from Clinician’s Choice is strong, with an ideal elastic modulus (3136 MPa), making it less likely to fracture along margins, even when tooth reduction is less than ideal. Inspire’s high flexural and compressive strength render it easy to trim and resistant to fracture.
E | RAPICIDE OPA/28
Crosstex International’s RAPICIDE OPA/28 is an OPA-based high-level disinfectant for the reprocessing of heat-sensitive, semi-critical devices. RAPICIDE OPA/28 is FDA, 510K cleared, and has a reuse period of 28 days—twice the reuse life of all other OPA-based high-level disinfectants.
F | JetPolisher 2000
The JetPolisher 2000 from Johnson-Promident has been cleared by the FDA for implant maintenance for cleaning around implants under dentures. It’s portable, uses an existing dental unit’s foot pedal, and has an easy-view powder reservoir. The polishing stream is gentle and efficient and the nozzle prevents itself from clogging.
G | DuraBraze®
DuraBraze® crown and bridge preparation diamond from Brasseler includes the SpotBrazing™ technology to improve bonding and spacing of diamond crystals on the instrument. Key features include advanced self-cleaning channels so debris is easily removed and clogging is minimal and smoother performance and less vibration during bulk reduction.
H | CERARESIN BOND
Shofu’s CERARESIN BOND is a bonding system specifically designed for the repair of ceramic, porcelain, acrylic, and crown & bridge materials. With this easy-to-use system, both dentists and laboratory professionals can securely and reliably bond a variety of materials.
I | CanalClean™ AA
Vista Dental Products’ CanalClean™ AA is the first research-based, 4-step irrigation kit designed to be the best approach to single or double root canal irrigation. The CanalClean AA Kit offers a complete anterior anatomy irrigation regimen designed to optimize time spent on irrigation.
J | 430-45 Handpiece
DentalEZ Group’s 430 handpiece line has expanded with the 430-45. The 430-45 is equipped with a unique 45° angled head that provides unprecedented access to hard-to-reach posterior areas of the oral cavity. The 430-45 was specially designed for surgical procedures commonly performed by the general dentist.
K | DentaPure®
DentaPure®, a leader in dental unit waterline treatment, differentiates itself by providing advanced water treatment technology developed by NASA to the dental office for use in cleaning and purifying the dental unit water. The DentaPure® cartridge contains iodinated resin beads; these beads elute 2-4 ppm of iodine as water passes through the resin matrix.
L | Premier® Implant Cement™
Premier® Implant Cement™ is non-eugenol resin cement designed for implant-retained crowns. It creates a tight marginal seal and provides secure retention yet absorbs shock and flexes under force to resist breaking down under daily occlusal stresses. Mechanical retention allows future crown removal for retreatment or adjustments.
M | EDS Ultrasonic Tips
Developed by leading endodontists, EDS Ultrasonic Tips from Essential Dental Systems make ultrasonic procedures more cost effective, predictable, and quicker. Their unique, scientifically designed MicroHatch cutting pattern design provides superior cutting efficiency. They also offer the highest fracture resistance available, less clogging of dentinal debris, and remarkable field of view.
N | TEETHMATE™ DESENSITIZER
Kuraray America, Inc.’s TEETHMATE™ DESENSITIZER creates hydroxyapatite when applied to dentin and/or enamel surfaces, sealing dental tubules and cracks in the enamel. TEETHMATE™ DESENSITIZER is indicated to prevent a variety of dentinal sensitivity challenges, such as cervical sensitivity (exposed dentin), before/after bleaching, scaling or root planning, and underneath restorations.