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Weekly new dental products roundupRanging from small, but helpful items to an entire website-full, the Weekly new dental products roundup can get you caught up on the latest product information with links to complete articles and don't forget the video. Xyli-Spray Hager Worldwide, Inc.
New dental product: Vaccu·sil by Ho Dental Co.Available in fast and regular set formulas, Vaccu·sil light and heavy body impression material is said to provide solid performance at an economical cost. The light body is available in pre-filled BFC Complete syringes. It is compatible with all heavy body VPS impression materials. The heavy body is provided in a 50cc cartridge. Ho Dental Co. 702-430-9847
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REVIEW: Lighthouse 360 ‘takes a practice to the next level’One clinician’s take on the Lighthouse 360 patient communication system.
New dental product: Max-Power LED Swivel Coupler from Lares ResearchProviding extended lamp life, the Max-Power LED Swivel Coupler is said to save time and money The coupler is KaVo MULTIflex compatible as well as compatible with all Lares MX model swivel handpieces and all other brands and models of lighted highspeed handpieces with Multiflex back-end connections. It provides bright white light similar to daylight. The replacement LED lamp for the Max-Power LED coupler is also plug-compatible with prior xenon lamp model Lares MX swivel couplers, enabling easy upgrade to the advantages of LED lighting.
Weekly new dental products roundupPacked with all the product information you may have missed during the week, the Weekly new dental products also links you to the complete articles on each listing and gives you a video summary of this week's offerings. SOL™ DenMat
New dental product: SOL™ diode laser by DenMatThe SOL™ diode laser is said to be the ideal device for entry-level and experienced users. It reportedly delivers power and essential features at an economical price. It is portable, precise, has enhanced ergonomics, a single interface and a high-contrast aiming beam to make laser dentistry easier.
New dental product: Ortho Lingual Collection by Hu-FriedyThere are 10 instruments in the Ortho Lingual Collection that are said to feature optimal intraoral access, visibility for the clinician, enhanced comfort for the patient and more time savings per procedure. The collection includes: cutters, pliers and lingual ligature directors designed for patient and clinician ease, comfort and accessibililty. Each cutter and pliers feature a gold-plated handle, longer handles that allow for easier access and orbit-formed box joints that are 14% to 20% thinner than standard orthodontic instruments. Hu-Friedy
New dental product: Sterilant Tray from Hager WorldwideThe Sterilant Tray is described as a durable, high-volume germicide tray designed for maximum use of chemicals to clean, disinfect, and sterilize instruments. It is designed for easy cleaning and is large enough to accommodate dental instruments, impression trays, cassettes, bur blocks, and bur guards. The tray holds 3.17 quarts of liquid and is safe to use with enzymes, detergents, disinfectants (phenols), and cold sterilants for glutaraldhyde and chlorines. Hager Worldwide
REVIEW:The Wand STA is more comfortable and less intimidating to patientsOne clinician’s take on how The Wand STA improves his efficiency, delivers comfort to a diverse patient base.
New dental product: Limited 6 by ClearCorrect, LLCThe Limited 6 ClearCorrect™ treatment option is described as the ideal for simple anterior adjustments. It includes up to 6 steps of clear aligners (single or dual arch). It includes treatment setup, Phase Zero and retainers at no extra cost. ClearCorrect, LLC 866-331-3323
New dental product: CLEARFIL™ MAJESTY ES-2 Premium by KurarayKuraray's CLEARFIL™ MAJESTY ES-2 Premium is for all 15 classical shades
New dental product: Weltex Assurance Dual Indicator Sterilization Pouches by JP SolutionsThe Weltex Assurance Dual Indicator Sterilization Pouches are said to offer internal and external indicators for maximum sterilization assurance. They also have dual indicators for steam and ETO. The economical pouches are made from medical-grade paper and have triple-sealed seams. A perforated fold makes closing the pouches easy. JP Solutions 845-589-0215
New dental product: ThermoFit™ by Keller LaboratoriesThe ThermoFit™ bite guard made from composite is thin, but durable enough for the active nocturnal bruxer. Immerse the bite guard in hot water for 10 seconds and it drops right in. No internal adjustments are needed. When the bite guard is in the mouth, it returns to a rigid state. The rigid, yet flexible splint is said to minimize chairtime. Keller Laboratories 800-325-3056
New dental product: Alginate Removal Spatula by PracticonThe Alginate Removal Spatula designed by a dentist to quickly and safely scrape hardened impression material from reusable trays. The spatula features a versatile spoon-shaped blade that fits palatal and occlusal areas. It is made of fully autoclavable stainless steel and has a lightweight, ergonomic handle. Practicon 800-959-9505
Applying Biolase EPIC™ in your practiceThe EPIC™ diode laser provides three distinctive treatment modes: surgery, whitening and pain therapy. The laser is controlled by a full-color touch-screen interface.
DPR Friday: Sales rep becomes her own dental demo, plus upcoming dental product launchesA personal story of dental restorations that hold up under the highest scrutiny – other dentists! It’s Friday, February 15 and this is DPR Friday.  
Weekly new dental products roundupDuring the week, you might have missed the latest and greatest from various dental manufacturers, but no need to worry, the Weekly new dental products roundup can get you up to speed. Here's the product information, links to the complete articles and the weekly product video summary: Vaccu·sil Ho Dental Co.
What you need to know for trade show successPlanning to attend a dental trade show this year? These planning tips can help you get the most out of your time, and help ensure you reach your new technology goals in 2013.
New dental product: Practicare™ Patient Communication Cards by PracticonSeveral designs have been added to the line of Practicare™ Patient Communication Cards. With a wide variety of original designs, along with an economical price point as low as 13¢ per card, the cards are said to be ideal for recall reminders, welcome greetings, missed appointments, promotions or personal notes. The 7-point matte finish paper stock is compatible with laser and ink-jet printers and USPS-approved. Each 8½-inch by11-inch perforated sheet is printed 4-up on front only.
Featured Practice: Learn how to achieve high-value with high-tech toolsAnchored by the multi-use laser, this practice and its patients find high-value in high-tech.
VIDEO REVIEW: Dr. John Flucke on Gendex Dental Imaging SolutionsFor John Flucke, DDS, technology isn’t about bells and whistles; it’s about efficiency and value for his Lee’s Summit, Mo. practice and real benefits for his patients.
How to use technology to create the perfect impressionWant more accurate impressions? Clinician’s Choice HeatWave thermoplastic moldable impression tray system provides an accurate fit, right out of the box.
New dental product: Gelato APF Fluoride Gels by Keystone IndustriesSmooth and creamy Gelato APF Fluoride Gels are said to be effective, efficient and high quality while providing caries protection and prevention. The easy-to-use APF and neutral fluoride gels are an economical and quick application treatment. The gel is a 60-second acidulated phosphate fluoride that contains 1.23% fluoride ion. The low PH provides maximum fluoride uptake with improved thixotropic properties to ensure closer adherence to enamel and interproximal areas.
New dental product: Beam Brush by Beam TechnologiesBeam Technologies' Beam Brush is a tooth brush with "app-titude"
New dental product: Keystone Pro-form Mouthguard app by Keystone IndustriesPatients can see what they would look like when using a certain color of mouthguard when using the Keystone Pro-form Mouthguard app available at no cost at the iTunes store. The iPhone and iPhone app is used by taking a photograph of the patient then selecting a particular mouthguard such as the patriotic red, white and blue version. The photos can be saved and emailed. The app also includes additional information about the Pro-form line and the protection the mouthguards can provide for athletes at all levels.
THE LIST: Top 7 products patients demandThis new feature, promoted in print and online, is designed to offer quick bites for team development and practice success. We highlight best practices and best products in Top 3, Top 5 and Top 7 lists so that you can take the advice and be nimble in integrating into your practice. 1. An optimized website
REVIEW: Why I had to have the CEREC OmnicamOne clinician’s take on how the CEREC Omnicam has changed his practice.
Inside look at DentiMax 2013Dentimax practice management software has been serving the dental industry for several years now. But the latest release, DentiMax 2013, boasts a number of new features that make life even easier for the entire practice.
Weekly new dental products roundupOffered up in this edition of the Weekly new dental products roundup are ortho instruments, a handpiece coupler, a combination teether/toothbrush, CAD/CAM implant abutments and fluoride foam. Here's a summary of each with links to complete articles and the weekly video of the products that were posted throughout the week. Ortho Lingual Collection Hu-Friedy
New dental product: Mr. Thirsty® Comfort Kit by Zirc Co.The lightweight Mr. Thirsty® Comfort Kit includes a lightweight plastic HVE valve and 6 feet of tubing. It is designed to improve patient comfort by keeping metal HVE valve and tubing mounted on the delivery unit. Zirc Co. 800-328-3899
New dental product: Titanium Base Abutments by HI-TEC Implants LTD.These Titanium Base Abutments serve as a connector between CAD/CAM individually fabricated crown/abutments and the implant. Two types of the base abutments are available: PRZ-ADP serving as an adapter between the Zirconium bridge and the implant; and PRZ Titanium base abutments for cementing to the custom-milled zirconium screw retained crown or bridge. They are available for use with major implant systems. HI-TEC Implants LTD. 972-9-9587775
What EsthetX HD can do for your patientsPatient Perspective is an opportunity for patients to share their thoughts on the latest dental technology and materials.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy Essential Dental Systems' Flexi-Post  The main benefits of Essential Dental Systems' Flexi-Post. 1. Flexi-Post® predictably provides maximum retention with minimal stress. 
Team Communication: Not what you say, but HOW you say it [VIDEO]As part of our Morning Huddle e-newsletter, DPR partnered with notable practice management consultants to provide quick video tips to get your team talking. Cathy Jameson, Ph.D. on the 3 factors that define whether or not a person will listen to your message.  
New dental product: Hager Dry Mouth Drops by Hager Worldwide, Inc.Round Hager Dry Mouth Drops hard candies are 100% sweetened with natural Xylitol. Xylitol is said to aid in saliva production, enabling the drops to provide an ideal Xylitol delivery system for helping to reduce oral dryness, along with other dental health benefits. The drops are available in mint, cherry and melon flavors. Hager Worldwide, Inc. 800-328-2335
New dental product: Pro One Sonic Tabs by Cargus International Inc.Pro One Sonic Tabs microbal bioenzymatic tablets are said to create a powerful ultrasonic cleansing solution. The tablets are made from a biodegradable, non-chlorine and anti-rust formula that contains fast-acting bioenzymatic enzymes. The solutions digests and removes blood, bone, tissue, food particles and other materials that may be resistant to chemical detergents. The tablets are non-corrosive with a neutral ph and also may be used as an instrument pre-soak or evacuation system cleaner. Cargus International Inc.
New dental product: Baby Banana® Brush from Live-Right LLCThe dual-purpose Baby Banana® Brush is a combination teether and toothbrush. Said to have an “a-peal-ing” design that is irresistible to babies,  the brush features 100% medical grade silicone bristles babies love to chew on. It cleans teeth and gums. The peels of the banana are easy for tiny hands to grab and hold. Safety is designed into the brush as it is virtually impossible for a child to hurt themselves while using it. Live-Right LLC
Go behind the scenes of Align Technology’s SmartTrack developmentAn interview with John Morton, Director of Research and Technology Product Innovation.
REVIEW: Catapult Group delves into details of ICON from DMG AmericaDMG America presented ICON to the Catapult Group to evaluate both the interproximal and smooth surface systems.
New dental product: iTero® imaging system by Align Technology, Inc.The iTero®  imaging system is now available as a single hardware platform with software options for restorative and orthodontic procedures.