Sunstar Expands Horizons to Enhance Efficiency Throughout the Dental Practice

Posted on December 1, 2014

Chicago, IL —Leading oral healthcare products manufacturer Sunstar Americas will use the Greater New York Dental Meeting to showcase efficiency-enhancing innovations for not only its traditional area of hygiene care, but for periodontal procedures as well.  Looking to augment its longstanding heritage as a dental hygiene innovator, Sunstar will spotlight its new Butler®Prophyciency™ disposable prophy angles, the industry’s only prophy angles that clean and polish without paste.  In addition, the company will expand its reach within the dental practice with its launch of a revolutionary, easy-to-handle bone grafting solution aptly named GUIDOR® easy-graft® alloplastic bone grafting system.

Butler®Prophyciency™ disposable prophy angles, the latest breakthrough in professional dental hygiene pioneered by Sunstar, represent a truly smarter way to clean.  They can save hygienists considerable time by eliminating the need to refill the cup in the prophy angle as well as the need for the patient to rinse during a cleaning, by providing much better visibility during cleaning, and by simplifying cleanup between patients due to the lack of paste splatter or mess. 

Moreover, Butler®Prophyciency™ delivers exceptionally versatile cleaning efficacy.  Its unique  ButlerBloom™. Contouring Cup is designed to effectively clean and polish interproximally, subgingivally and on all facial and lingual tooth surfaces.  It adapts better to follow contours on all tooth surfaces, and it transitions easily from tooth to tooth.  One study revealed that 78% of patients who received a Prophyciency™ prophylaxis preferred it to the traditional procedure.  A related study revealed that 71% of dental professionals who used Prophyciency™ felt that it would be beneficial to their polishing procedure and patient care.  In addition, clinical research indicates that Prophyciency™ delivers significantly superior stain removal than the leading prophy angle brand used in combination with the leading prophy paste.

GUIDOR® easy-graft® is an ultra-efficient bone grafting solution being introduced by Sunstar into the North American market after years of success in overseas markets.  It is a fully resorbable, synthetic bone graft substitute that will appeal to clinicians who seek stability, osteoconductivity and control of placement. With over 250,000 applications worldwide, GUIDOR® easy-graft® is a complete system that can be trusted to predictably and efficiently handle all socket preservation and immediate implant needs.

Each GUIDOR® easy-graft® system is composed of beta-tricalcium phosphate granules coated with a polylactide polymer that are mixed with an N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone liquid activator called BioLinker® to form a permeable, moldable material that hardens to form a stable, porous scaffold. This unique combination of materials in GUIDOR® easy-graft® provides the foundation for exceptionally easy preparation, dispensing and shaping. The porosity of the granule supports material resorption and bone regeneration. A majority of clinicians surveyed said they use GUIDOR® easy-graft® because preparation and placement are simpler and faster than other bone graft materials and because use it does not require a membrane in many cases.

“We feel these two innovations will have a dramatic impact on the efficiency of our valued customers,” said Aaron Pfarrer, Senior Director of Marketing and Professional Relations for Sunstar.  “Butler®Prophyciency™ builds on our rich heritage of enhancing the efficacy and convenience of hygiene care, while GUIDOR® easy-graft® will enable us to bring the same degree of ingenuity to periodontics that we have been bringing to dental hygiene for decades.”

The Butler®Prophyciency™and GUIDOR® easy-graft® product lines, and all other Sunstar Americas products, can be viewed at Booth #3828 at the Greater New York Dental Meeting November 30 through December 3, 2014.    Additional information about Sunstar Americas professional dental products can be found at us-professional.gumbrand.com.

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Sunstar Americas

Chicago-based Sunstar Americas, Inc. is a member of the Sunstar Group of companies and provides quality oral care products under the Butler®, GUM® and GUIDOR® brands. Sunstar, a global organization headquartered in Switzerland, has been providing research-based products and services in 90 countries for over 80 years. Sunstar’s mission is to enhance the health and well-being of people everywhere via its four business areas: mouth and body, health and beauty, healthy home, and safety and technology.  Please visit us at www.sunstar.com.

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