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A smart vacuum is smart business A heightened awareness of the waste created by dental processes continues to grow within dentistry. In response, increasing numbers of dental offices are exploring green initiatives. They’re adopting new behaviors and looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and waste.
Ivoclar Vivadent's OptraDam Plus The CPS Evaluation Team Members, who combine product  review for the whole dental team and consists of dentists, assistants, hygienists, front desk associates and dental laboratory technicians, reviewed this product. Description
No pain. Plenty to gain. Local anesthetics have allowed you to perform dentistry for more than 100 years. And those needles you’ve bee n using have scared patients for just as long.
Onpharma’s Onset looks to benefit patients, doctors Dr. Mic Falkel, Founder and Chief Medical Officer for Onpharma Inc., said the company’s new Onset anesthetic buffering products–launched at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting in February–were a long time coming and worth the wait. Dr. Falkel started developing the idea about 9 years ago in an effort to improve to the way anesthetic worked in his practice.
Applying KODAK RVG 6500 SYSTEM in your practice The problem of radiograph retakes is solved using the Kodak RVG 6500 Sensor with its optional Intelligent Positioning System that allows users to visually align and place the sensor using a real-time display.
Finding the right handpiece When it comes to selecting a handpiece for your practice, there certainly isn’t a shortage of options to choose from. There are a variety of handpieces available with similar features and designs to make handpiece use seamless and comfortable.  
Solving one of dentistry’s most challenging problems Of all the procedures performed on a routine basis, the one procedure that’s universally perceived by patients as the most fear and anxiety provoking is the dental injection. Inspite of the significant advances made over the past 100 years, our profession has yet to conquer one of the greatest challenges of dentistry—or has it?
10 Questions: The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 01 What experience do you bring to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry?
Caries detection -- The times they are a-changin' The set-up “We are all looking for better ways to help our patients, and what better way than detecting and monitoring caries at its earliest stages. Several devices give dentists the opportunity to do just that. They not only allow dentists to see caries that might otherwise be impossible to detect, they provide valuable info to help guide treatment. So see what my buddy Dr. Marty Jablow has to say and see if one of these technologies is right for you.”—Dr. John Flucke, Team Lead
Endodontic advancements I love endo! To some of you that may seem like a statement of lunacy, but I really do find it fascinating.
Is the prevalence of perdiodontal disease declining? The Set-Up “The field of Periodontology is dynamic, and the role of the different practitioners is rapidly evolving. It is important for dentists and hygienists to stay on top of the latest research and trends. In this excellent review, Dr. Ryder examines the topic of prevalence of periodontitis from a public health and practical clinical perspective.
Septodont adds oraverse to its pain control offerings Septodont Inc. is known as a leader in dental anesthetics and related products. Septocaine is one of the most used local anesthetics in dentistry and the company has a wide offering of related pain control products including its new Septoject Evolution needles.
Applying OP300 Imaging System in your practice The Orthopantomograph OP300  combines a panoramic imaging system with either cephalometric or cone beam 3D or a combination of both for an adaptable platform.
Meet AADOM Created to fill a void left by the lack of resources and education available for dental office managers, the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) quickly reached more than 1,000 members in less than 2 years.
3M ESPE’s Elipar™ S10 LED Curing Light: Hold one and you'll want oneHere are five reasons you should consider the 3M ESPE Elipar™ S10 LED Curing Light.
How to: Restore large interproximal posterior lesionsRestoring large interproximal posterior lesions with direct composite efficiently and predictably is a daily challenge for most of us. This task usually coincides with the removal and replacement of an existing, but failing, restoration. With the advent of newer dental products, materials and techniques, we now have better options to deliver higher quality interproximal dental restorations in a less stressful fashion.
"I have to be sure it does everything I say it will do and more..." I not only practice, but instruct post-graduate courses on implant, comprehensive restorative and cosmetic dentistry through my Allstar Smiles Learning Center and client facility in Bolingbrook, Ill. and throughout the country.
Top tools for advanced caries detectionMinimally invasive dentistry has become a hot topic over the last few years. New technology and techniques have focused on earlier diagnosis and detection as well as early intervention of disease.
Ultradent's Ultra-Etch, Opalescence and VALO From its humble beginnings 30 years ago in Dr. Dan Fischer’s basement, to its current position as a leader in dental products research and innovation, Ultradent Products Inc. is the focus of this month’s article. Ultradent was formed after Dr. Fischer realized that profound hemostasis was imperative for quality operative dentistry.
"These handpieces just keep on cutting." My staff and I love the Midwest Tradition handpiece. How much you ask? Well, we have 13  of them in the office. We use the latch style with fiber optic lighting. The handpiece’s small head makes visibility and access very easy in the back areas of the mouth. It also is perfect for the limited space in pedo patients.
Applying SWIFT in your practice The Swift is a portable self-contained piezo ultrasonic scaler that only requires an electrical connection. The unit includes an exterior water hookup and a 500 mL self-pressurized reservoir that can be filled with either water or medicament.
The perfect combination Tetric EvoCeram is a light-curing, universal nano-hybrid composite for top quality standard restorations in the anterior and posterior regions. It offers an excellent balance of handling, esthetics and durability. This composite features a creamy, sculptable consistency for optimal handling.
Intraoral cameras offer more than just meets the eye Intraoral cameras should be used on every patient because doctors and patients alike can reap benefits from the images they take, Drs. Jason Luchtefeld and Frank Clayton said. They also have specific recommendations about what images they see as musts for each of their patients.