Dental Products Report-2015-02-01

Dental Products Report

Everything you need to know about intraoral sensors

February 22, 2015

Digital sensors are extremely reliable and provide images that are incredibly diagnostic and high-resolution. They are basically a chip, similar to what you would find in a digital camera, encased in a hard plastic covering that’s sealed to prevent damage from any type of liquid.

Digital Sensors 360º: A sense of how far sensors have come

March 26, 2015

I remember back in the mid-1990s, I was working with a company that was trying to bring a fairly new dental technology to market. That technology was digital radiography and back then, it required a Herculean effort to even begin to get it to work. I spent countless hours tearing apart computers and adding parts that would allow the sensors to communicate with the computer.

Brasseler USA and Ivoclar Vivadent collaborate to provide new innovations in dental and laboratory solutions

March 04, 2015

Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of quality dental instrumentation, and Ivoclar Vivadent®, a leading manufacturer of innovative material systems for high-quality dental applications, have recently partnered to provide new innovations in dental procedural solutions. 

Is the dental industry prepared for another Ebola?

February 17, 2015

As the organization enters its fourth decade, OSAP's thought leaders once again sat down with Dental Products Report for a candid roundtable discussion on how far infection control has come in the dental industry .. and how far it still has to go.

How to bond a lithium disilicate restoration using BISCO eCEMENT

February 09, 2015

Patients are more involved In the development of their restorative treatment plans, and their expectations continue to increase. As a clinician, I believe an ideal restoration requires the perfect blend of durability, esthetics and strength. 

How the right practice management software helps one dental practice rock and roll

January 22, 2015

Since 2003, Laura Hatch and her husband, dentist Anthony Hatch, have been rocking dentistry. When they opened the doors at their Maryland practice, they chose a rock-and-roll theme that has carried over to their new practice in San Diego, Scripps Rock Dental, which they opened in 2008.

Products to see at the 150th Chicago Midwinter Meeting

February 20, 2015

There will plenty of new dental products to see as dental professionals descend on McCormick Place West for the 150th annual Chicago Midwinter Meeting. The exhibit hall is open from Feb. 26-28, and to help you navigate the aisles and booths in the Windy City, DPR is showcasing 28 products that should be on your must-see list.

Why patient education is crucial to case acceptance

January 23, 2015

Every dental office is different. Practices specialize in particular areas of dentistry and focus on a number of varied treatments. Yet there is one thing that unites all offices: The desire to help patients understand exactly what is being recommended to them and why. 

Products in practice: Greater accuracy, faster impressions with digital scanning

February 10, 2015

By now, most of us are familiar with the concept of digital scanning. However, if it’s been awhile since you’ve thought about whether you should add one of these devices to your practice, now would be a great time to review.

Understanding the health effects of biofilms

January 27, 2015

Rubber cup polishing has been an effective method for completing prophylaxis and controlling biofilm growth, and on-going research has expanded dentistry’s knowledge regarding the formation, growth, development, behavior and effects of biofilm. 

Products in practice: Samsung’s Rayscan ? — Expert

February 06, 2015

We recently talked to Dr. Brien Hsu and his assistant, Teresa Munoz, RDA, about their recent purchase of RAYSCAN  α – Expert, a multi-function digital extraoral imaging system with 3D cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), panoramic and cephalometric capabilities.