How to find the right new products for the best patient care [VIDEO]

August 08, 2013

Investing in new products is not a decision you should take lightly. Find out why the 3M True Definition Scanner and the Trifecta Method from 3M ESPE made the cut in one practice, and how they might improve patient care in yours.

3M ESPE Senior Systems Engineer offers insights and perspectives on developing the 3M™ True Definition Scanner

August 08, 2013

A little more than 2 years ago, an engineer at 3M ESPE put out a challenge to the rest of the team. He wanted to find a way to use consumer technology to revolutionize the digital impression industry. That’s exactly what the team of about 8 core people did, with, of course, help from others on the 3M ESPE team. Here, Shannon Scott, Senior Systems Engineer, tells us about the process and what makes the 3M™ True Definition Scanner such an important advancement in dentistry.

Amann Girrbach America upgrades Ceramill Motion 2 Milling Unit

June 18, 2013

Amann Girrbach has just announced that the upgraded digital fabrication machine is now fully compatible with more of the industry’s leading materials, including the company’s own VITABLOCS Mark II and TriLuxe forte glass ceramic blanks. 

See the features, benefits of 3M ESPE's new Sof-Lex Spiral wheels [VIDEO]

June 14, 2013

3M ESPE recently released a video highlighting the benefits of their new Sof-Lex?™ Spiral finishing and polishing wheels, a product the company unveiled two weeks ago at the California Dental Association's "CDA Presents" event in Anaheim, Calif.

SDI announces Riva Self Cure starter kits

May 13, 2013

BPA and HEMA-free, Riva Self Cure by SDI is a self-curing, chemically adhering, tooth remineralizing glass ionomer restorative material.  It is said to be a durable dentin replacement, as well as have very high fluoride releasing and recharging abilities. 

Dr. Collins' new Dental Work floss ideal for patients with braces, implants and more

May 01, 2013

Said to be ideal for patients with braces, bridges or implants, Dr. Collins Dental Work floss features a built-in, double-ended threader that can be cut to any specific length, which provides easy access to hard-to-reach areas.

EOS announces EOSINT M 270 laser-sintering system

April 29, 2013

Unlike traditional casting processes, which produce about 20 dental frames per day, the EOSINT M 270 direct-metal laser-sintering system (DMLS) creates up to 450 dental units per day using CAD data.

Ivoclar Vivident announces upgraded Multilink Automix adhesive cement

April 29, 2013

Designed for adhesive cementation techniques, Ivoclar Vivident’s next-generation Multilink Automix System offers an enhanced adhesive formula that allows for simpler clean-up of excess material using a quarter light-curing technique.

Shofu unveils Ceraresin Bond for porcelain and resin

April 29, 2013

Specifically designed to repair ceramic, porcelain, acrylic and C and B materials, Shofu’s Ceraresin® Bond is said to reliably bond various restorative materials, including Ceramage® light-cured laboratory composite or Beautifil® Flow Plus light-cured resin composite.

InfoSign Media unveils cloud version of ServDentist SOLO patient education software

April 26, 2013

An interactive and on-demand education solution for treatment rooms, InfoSign Media’s  ServDentist SOLO lets dentist access more than 100 educational and information clips on any laptop, desktop or tablet computer in the office. 

J. Morita talks the top features of the Veraviewepocs 3D R100 digital x-ray system [VIDEO]

April 24, 2013

A leading manufacturer of imaging units, delivery systems, and smaller dental equipment, J. Morita USA services North American dental professionals on behalf of the J. Morita Corporation, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment and supplies. 

Patterson Dental unveils Eaglesoft Clinician, offers certified EHR solution

April 15, 2013

Developed in partnership with Emdeon, a leading healthcare payment and logistics provider, Patterson Dental Supply’s Eaglesoft Clinician is a fully certified Electronic Health Record (EHR) designed to help dental offices qualify for federal incentives.

Carestream Dental unveils CS Solutions product line, offers single-appointment restorative dentistry solutions

April 12, 2013

  An entirely new product line from Carestream Dental, CS Solutions includes CBCT impression scanning, an intraoral scanner, a milling machine, restoration design software, plus a convenient web-based platform that allows dentist and laboratories to share and manage restoration cases.

3M ESPE introduces Sof-Lex Spiral finishing and polishing wheels

April 11, 2013

Billed as a new way to put a natural-looking gloss on restorations, 3M ESPE’s Sof-Lex Spiral finishing and polishing wheels provide dentists with a more versatile and easy-to-use alternative to traditional points, cups, discs, and brushes.

Dr. Robert Ibsen talks about spreading smiles, changing lives

April 11, 2013

During a California Dental Association CDA Presents Thursday morning lecture out of Anaheim, Calif.,, Dr. Robert Ibsen of Smile Simplicity talked about his long history involved with whitening, minimally invasive esthetic dentistry, and helping see to it that needy children around the world have a better chance at improving their oral health and in the process their lives.

BiteDownDeals announces Operation Smile fundraising initiative

April 10, 2013

In a fundraising effort timed to coincide with the California Dental Association’s ‘CDA Presents’ conference, BiteDownDeals has announced that they will donate a portion of their sales this week to Operation Smile. 

Weber unveils new denture liners, kits

April 08, 2013

Billed as flexible and easy to use, Weber’s supple denture lining compound is reportedly tasteless and odorless, and naturally fills gaps in the gums created by shrinkage once the teeth are removed.

Medidenta introduces One Shape rotary file

April 08, 2013

Outfitted with a stationary safety tip that ensures obstruction-free apical progressions, Medidenta’s One Shape rotary file reportedly provides curved canal negotiation in a single instrument.

Advanced tuition rate for AACD 2013 ends this week

April 03, 2013

MADISON, Wis. - Preferred pricing for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry’s (AACD) Annual Scientific Session, AACD 2013 in Seattle, will end on Friday, April 5. Those who register before 5 p.m. on Friday CT will receive a $150 discount on tuition.

exocad GmbH announces new add-on modules, software enhancements to exocad DentalCAD

April 03, 2013

Using the International Dentistry Show in Germany as a launch pad, exocad GmbH recently unveiled add-ons and improvements to their OEM-branded software that reportedly allow for a more seamless integration across modules, as well as facilitates better coordination between lab technicians, dentists, and production centers.

Crown Seating offers practitioners diverse range of comfortable chairs, stools

April 02, 2013

As the dental industry continues to promote diversity, the “one-size-fits-all” mantra of previous years no longer applies, and even the tools and equipment practitioners use are beginning to reflect this progress. 

Ultradent partners with Levin Group on group education grants

April 01, 2013

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, March 25, 2013-Ultradent Products Inc. has partnered with Levin Group Inc. to give dentists and two members of their staff an opportunity to attend an educational seminar free of charge. Levin Group offers “Increase Practice Production Now” seminars in various cities throughout the United States. Based on their research and experience as a world leader in dental practice management and marketing consulting, Levin Group seminars educate dentists and their staff on how proven business systems generate rapid practice growth.

J. Morita announces new high-speed handpiece

April 01, 2013

After introducing the Twinpower Turbine Basic at the California Dental Association’s ‘CDA Presents’ conference in Anaheim, California from April 11th to the 13th, J. Morita will begin selling the new handpiece to dental practitioners for $595 MSRP.