Dental Products Report-2013-03-01

Dental Products Report

Technique Step-by-Step: How to place monolithic composites

July 10, 2013

In today’s dental market, there’s a choice of many different composites. Some composites are universal, some indicated for anterior restorations, and others are made strictly for direct posterior restorations.1

Technique Step-by-Step: How to cement restorations

July 10, 2013

Today’s dentistry allows us to offer a multitude of dental restorations to our patients. Our challenge as dentists is finding a predictable cementation protocol that will work with a majority of these restorations and also one that’s simple and stress-free.

3 reasons to incorporate the iTero imaging system into your practice

June 05, 2013

The iTero® imaging system is now available as a single hardware platform with software options for restorative and orthodontic procedures. Here are just a few reasons you might want to incorporate this improved powder-free system from Align Technology into your practice.

How digital impressions play an important role in clear aligner systems

May 30, 2013

A recent study by the Levin Group suggests integrating Align’s iTero digital impression technology into an Invisalign practice, digital scanning can almost immediately become a revenue-positive part of your practice.

How the concept of Lighthouse 360's patient communication system became a popular reality

May 01, 2013

Lighthouse 360 may have officially launched in 2008, but the story behind this patient communication system began in the 1990s, when two of the co-owners, Joel Kozikowski and Brian Smith, co-authored the practice management system PracticeWorks. Here, Kozikowski takes us back through that development process and his role in Lighthouse 360’s success.

Weekly new dental products roundup - March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

What has oral care and whitening products, a grinding prevention appliance, a composite sculpting tool. try-in crowns for young patients, and an in-practice marketing system? This edition of the Weekly new dental products roundup of course. For more information on these products, read on, use the links to more details about each one and check out the roundup video.

New dental product: Practice Vision from T2 Consulting, Inc.

March 29, 2013

Send a message in your reception area using Practice Vision which is used to emphasize the meaningful benefits of your practice. It can be integrated into a reception area TV, website and iPad. Design and creative costs are included. The service is designed to focus on what matters most to your patients, what they need to know and why your practice is best at delivering it. Using creative design, a tasteful marketing presentation of your services and memorable qualities of your practice is produced.

How to use a hybrid implant to rebuild an arch

March 28, 2013

DPR has launched a new eNewsletter: Technique Geek. Each week, we'll feature a video technique of a product in use, offering step-by-step examples of clinical success. Subscribe here to make sure you receive them all.

New dental product: Venus White Line by Heraeus

March 26, 2013

The scope of the Venus White line has been expanded to include four new oral care and whitening products. Venus White Teeth Whitening Touch-Up Brush is described as a convenient, reusable pen that makes it easy to help maintain a white smile.

Weekly new dental products roundup

March 26, 2013

This weeks roundup features a handful of items to help make your practice perfect. Check out the links to the complete articles on each one and the roundup video that follow. Secure-Mail Brightsquid

How to use liner to protect pulp [VIDEO]

March 25, 2013

DPR has launched a new eNewsletter: Technique Geek. Each week, we'll feature a video technique of a product in use, offering step-by-step examples of clinical success. Subscribe here to make sure you receive them all.

New dental product: Patient Activator mobile app by 1-800-DENTIST

March 22, 2013

Available at no cost, the Patient Activator mobile app is said to provide the software’s most-used features. Those include: letting dentists quickly review all scheduled appointments, follow-up with patients and review their online ratings and reviews. The help screen also makes it easy to connect to the Patient Activator team for unlimited live support. An interface for doctor-to-patient calls lets doctors instantly dial patients with upcoming appointments or check on recovering patients with a single tap. 1-800-DENTIST

New dental product: Sensibles by Flow Dental

March 21, 2013

All-in-one SensiblesTM sensor bite blocks capture bite-wing images. A ratcheting mechanism adjusts to form a custom-fit around any size sensor and the bite-wing block slides into the mid-line position. The complete color-coded universal sensor holder system includes bite blocks for anterior, posterior and bite-wing imaging as well as aiming rings and alignment arms. Images produced using the device are said to always be in parallel alignment. Flow Dental

New dental product: ClearTemp LC by Ultradent Products, Inc.

March 20, 2013

Specifically for temporary veneers, ClearTemp LC temporary cement is said to be engineered with precisely the right strength to ensure that temporary veneers will not fall off between appointments. The light-cured resin formula is both strong and esthetic. The translucent shade won’t show through temporary veneers, to help the clinician create a short-term smile for patients. It will adhere more to the provisional than the tooth, minimizing time and effort to remove it from the preparation.

New dental product: Secure-Mail by Brightsquid

March 19, 2013

The Secure-Mail messaging system for dental professionals is said to be compliant with patient privacy legislation. The system enables the secure exchange of patient information between dentists, specialists and dental labs that operates as traditional email. Secure-Mail is part of the Dental Link platform, to simplify communication.

REVIEW: Why SureFil SDR flow is a game-changing product

March 19, 2013

SureFil SDR flow has been a game changer in the placement of Class I and II posterior composites. Research shows that the proximal box is the area where the negative effects of polymerization shrinkage are most significant.

New dental product: Accountability audio CD from CareCredit

March 15, 2013

The complimentary “Accountability = Energized Teams and Satisfied Patients” audio CD features Dr. Rhonda Savage, Chief Operating Officer of Miles Global, a practice management consulting firm serving dentists. Savage shares her four-step system of empowering accountability and outlines how daily coaching is a cornerstone of better team communication. She also details the proven “feel, felt, and found” technique, which can be used to enhance communication between team members and with patients.

Weekly new dental Products roundup

March 15, 2013

This week's roundup features everything from microbial testing strips and flavored prophy powder to disposable air/water syringe tips and fluoride-free natural whitening toothpaste and even an educational CD about accountability. Following are the links to the complete articles and the weekly roundup video. Sporicidin Microbial Testing Strips Hager Worldwide

New dental product: Tom’s of Maine Botanically Bright by Tom's of Maine

March 14, 2013

SLS-free and fluoride-free Tom’s of Maine Botanically Bright toothpaste reportedly whitens teeth with natural foaming action and great taste. Blended botanicals including chamomile and organic aloe with mint flavors and the natural sweetner steveia (a plaque-acid reducer) leaves mouths fresh and clean. Naturally-sourced silicas help whiten teeth without bleaching ingredients. The 4.7-ounce tubes of toothpaste is available in spearment with aloe and chamomile and peppermint with Xylitol and propolis flavors.

New dental product: SEAL-TIGHT® SPECTRUM by TotalCare

March 13, 2013

Offered in 8 assorted colors, SEAL-TIGHT® SPECTRUM disposable air/water syringe tips are said to deliver dry air on demand, reduce cross contamination and eliminate sterilization time. The interlock system, through the Seal-Tight Adapter, eliminates wear-and-tear at the insertion point of the air/water syringe and ensures a fresh seal with each tip. The tips can be bent to a 90° angle without affecting water flow and they easily retract lips and cheeks without bending. TotalCare

New dental product: Bosworth Prophy Powder by The Bosworth Company

March 12, 2013

Three flavors have been added Bosworth® Prophy Powder line. The powder is now available in strawberry, raspberry and lemon-lime. It is said to be less abrasive than prophy paste and easily removes stain, plaque, soft debris and orthodontic cement. The powder continues to be available in orange, grape and mint flavors. The Bosworth Company 800-323-4352

New dental product: Sporicidin Microbial Testing Strips from Hager Worldwide

March 11, 2013

Sporicidin Microbial Testing Strips are said to be fast, easy, and accurate tools for detecting potential microorganisms on many common interior surfaces. The testing strips can be used as a screening tool for quickly testing the potential presence of microbial growth such as bacteria, mold, fungi, blood and body fluids, as well as many typical allergens. They also can be used for post verification of the cleaning process. Hager Worldwide 800-328-2335

Interpreting IDS 2013 for the DPR audience

March 08, 2013

On the industry side of the dental business, I feel like there are two distinct camps: Those who have been to the International Dental Society meeting in Cologne, Germany, and those who haven’t.

New dental product: XyliMelts® from OraHealth

March 08, 2013

XyliMelts® for dry mouth are all-natural oral adhering discs that time release 500mg of Xylitol and oral lubricant. They are for use during the day or at night when sleeping to help reduce tooth decay and dry mouth. The discs stick to gums or teeth. They are said to provide long-lasting relief (all night when sleeping), freshen breath, stimulate saliva and are useable with CPAP machines. The discs are available in mild mint and mint-free flavors. OraHealth

New dental product: CLEARFIL™ MAJESTY ES-2 Classic by Kuraray

March 07, 2013

CLEARFIL™ MAJESTY ESTHETIC has been renamed CLEARFIL™ MAJESTY ES-2 Classic composite. The composite is available in 16 VITA-approved shades with light diffusion, or LD technology, to create restorations that are said to be virtually invisible, to make shade-matching simple with a single shade. The composite is available in syring ore in PLT preloaded tip and is easy to shape and polish. It can be used in mono- or multi-layer techniques. Kuraray

New dental product: Cosmic Nee-Noggs™ Face Shields by Practicon

March 06, 2013

Said to be ideal for use when treating young, anxious patients, cute Cosmic Nee-Noggs™ Face Shields from Practicon provide facial protection from chairside splash and airborne hazards. Lightweight, non-distorting plastic shield has a fog-resistant coating on both sides to help maintain a clear view. Thick, foam brow seal supports shield over glasses and maintains cool airflow. The shields are available in half- or full-face styles with either a soft, non-latex elastic headband or Velcro closure. Practicon

New dental product: Biodentine 5-Pack from Septodont

March 05, 2013

Designed for use in the operatory, the BiodentineTM 5-Pack is described as an all-in-one dentin replacement material that is bioactive and biocompatible. It can be used in the crown and root wherever dentin is damaged. Indications include restoring deep carries, pulp capping, pulpotomies, perforations, and internal/external resorptions.

Weekly new dental products roundup

March 04, 2013

Gadgets, apps and helpful accessories are all part of this edition of the Weekly new dental products roundup. Use the links that follow to read the complete information on each product and don't forget to give the video a look. Mr. Thirsty® Comfort Kit Zirc Co.

New dental product: Zenostar by Assured Dental Laboratory

March 04, 2013

The 100% full-milled Zenostar pure zirconia crown with no porcelain overlay for no porcelain fractures is said to cost less than half that of a gold crown. The esthetic alternative to gold restorations and PFM offers 1,200 MPa flexural strength, conventional chamfer prep and cementation and exceptional marginal fit. It is indicated for single posterior crowns and crowns with limited occlusal clearance. Assured Dental Laboratory 877-283-5351

New dental product: Seal & Shine by Dental Ventures of America

March 01, 2013

Seal & Shine spray is said to seal the tissue surfaces of a denture and other acrylic appliances from bacteria and plaque. The spray leaves the treated surfaces smooth to increase fit and provide a high level of luster to enhance the appearance of the final product. It is easy-to-use and chemically bonds to all types of acrylic resin, eliminating peeling of the treated areas. Dental Ventures of America 800-228-6696