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Top 10 How-To pieces from 2012DPR readers prioritize and value our techniques, case studies, and how-to pieces above all other content. Here are the top requested and best read How-To pieces from 2012. Be sure to check out each article to see the complete procedure in step-by-step form alongside a detailed slideshow.
New dental product: TorqTech by J. Morita USA, Inc.Compatible with both air and electric motors, TorqTech geared straight and contra angle attachments are designed with a high-precision gear system. The attachments are available in a 1:1 straight nose cone; 1:1 contra angle; and a 1:5 speed-up contra angle.
The Top 10 New Dental Materials [VIDEO]This year, clicks are the criteria for gauging reader/user interest. These products are recognized for having the most views in our product database on
Tech connoisseur Dr. John Flucke's fab fiveDental Products Report Technology Editor Dr. John Flucke is lucky enough to try numerous products out in his operatories. Here are five he put to work in 2012 that left a lasting impression on him and have the potential to help just about any dental practice.
New dental product: Philips Zoom! DayWhite and NiteWhite from PhilipsWith the first formula change in 4 years, Philips Zoom! DayWhite and NiteWhite take-home whitening products have increased levels of potassium nitrate, which is said to help reduce tooth sensitivity.
10 secrets to an effective online presenceMany of the marketing articles over the past year focused on ways to use online options to boost brand awareness. Drawing from those highly-read features, here are some simple tips for creating an effective Web presence. 
Top 5 Upgraded and Updated Dental Products of 2012Updating a product isn’t easy. There is customer feedback to consider, as well as how best to use those comments while maintaining the properties that made that product successful. This list recognizes some of the products that were able to do just that in 2012.
New dental product: Durastrong® Sky-Scapes® by PracticonEasy-to-install Durastrong® Sky-Scapes® light panels are said to be ideal for reception areas, operatories and offices. They are durable, lightweight decorative fluorescent light covers can replace existing light diffusers in minutes.
New Dental Product: Ortho Insight 3D software by Motion View Software, LLC Ortho Insight 3D software simulates tooth movement for treatment planning including extractions, space closure and auto-alignment of dentition. Make precision bracket positioning then transfer to the patient, shortening chair-time and treatment time. The software is said to help orthodontists design accurate orthodontic appliances and eliminate lab fees and storage costs.
The Loud & Proud: The biggest dental product launches and the people who made them happen in 2012The innovators behind some of this year’s top product launches give us an inside look at what it takes to turn a vision into a successful dental product.
Top 10 Editors' Choice ProductsThese new products were chosen by our Editorial Team based on pure innovation, or the ability to bring greater efficiency or consistency to the practice. Is there any new product you saw in 2012 that should have made the cut? Tell us in the comments section!
New Dental Product: 2500 Children's Texture Grip toothbrush by Tess Oral HealthDecorated with moons and stars, the 2500 Children’s Texture Grip toothbrush has a thumb grip along with finger grips on the back side. He soft, color-coordinated .007-inch bristles are surrounded by extra-soft .006-inch white bristles to provide gentle, comfortable cleaning. Free personalization of the toothbrushes is available. Tess Oral Health 800-762-1765
Top 10 Most-Viewed New ProductsThese new products generated the most user interest in 2012. What were your top products this year? Tell us in the comments section!
New Dental Product: DDS Rescue from Patterson DentalThe DDS Rescue data recovery solution is a business continuity solution that includes an onsite failover server, cloud backup and 24-hour system monitoring.
Top 3 makeovers courtesy of volunteer Tomorrow's SMILES dentistsFor an at-risk teen suffering the pain and humiliation associated with poor oral health, a healthy smile can change everything. It means they can concentrate in school, make friends with their classmates and realize their dreams.
New Dental Product: VibraJect® from ITL DENTALDescribed as an affordable way to simplify injections, the VibraJect® dental syringe attachment from ITL DENTAL controls pain from intraligamental, blocks and palatal injections. It also is said to improve the patient’s experience. Attached to the syringe body, high frequency needle vibrations block injection pain based on the Gate Control Theory.  
New dental product: GUIDOR Allograft by Sunstar Americas, Inc.Complimenting the line of GUIDOR Matrix Barriers, GUIDOR Allograft is available in mineralized cortical particulate, mineralized cancellous particulate and 50/50 premixed blend of cortical/cancellous particles.
New Dental Product: Calasept Irrigation Needles from Wykle Research
New Dental Product: CS8100 digital panoramic system from Carestream DentalWith an intuitive user interface and computer control system, the CS8100 digital panoramic system’s imaging capabilities are for adult and pediatric patients as well as segmented panoramic, TMJ and maxillary sinus imaging.
New dental product: Calasept Color Coded Irrigation Syringes by Wykle Research Single use Calasept Color Coded Irrigation Syringes are 3ml Luer Lock syringes, which are color-coded to eliminate risk when using multiple irrigation liquids. They are available in packs of 20 syringes, 10 white and 10 green. The syringes also can be used with Calasept Irrigation Needles.  
Top dental sales reps of 2012These sales representatives stood out for great service in the past year. They were recognized and nominated by their peers or by the customers they serve.
New Dental Product: VITAPAN Plus® anterior teeth in 3D-Master® Shades by VidentTo increase shade matching options, VITAPAN Plus® anterior teeth in 3D-Master® Shades are now available in shades 1M1, 2L1.5, 2M2, 3L1.5, 3L2.5, 3R2.5, 4M2 and 5M1.
Weekly new dental products roundupYou've missed a lot if you haven't seen recent new product information posts on But, not to worry, the weekly new dental products roundup for the week of December 4, 2012 can get you back up to speed. Here's the latest product information, a video of the products and links to more detailed reports.
Weekly new dental products roundupThere's a wide variety of new product offerings in the Weekly new dental products roundup for the Week of December 10, 2012. If you missed any of the product postings during the week, they're all gathered here in one convenient place with links to more detailed information. Don't forget to take a look at the video as well.