The 10 most popular new dental products of 2013

Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report-2013-12-01, Issue 12

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10. Oral-B Deep Sweep

The Oral-B Deep Sweep™ power brush head combines sweeping and stationary

bristles with a dynamic angled powered tip, creating triple-zone cleaning action that is designed to thoroughly clean deep between teeth and gets to places manual toothbrushes miss.

The brush head provides the gentleness and optimal cleaning of an electric toothbrush with the familiar shape and brushing motion of a manual brush.

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9. HI-TEC IMPLANTS Titanium base abutments

Available in engaging or non-engaging versions, these abutments for the fabrication of acrylic provisional screw-retained restorations are compatible with most major implant systems.

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8.MotionView Software LLC Ortho Insight 3D software

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.



7. Planmeca ProFace

The Planmeca ProFace 3D facial scanning system is an option available for the ProMax

line of 3D dental imaging units. It is said to produce realistic 3D facial photos as well as traditional x-rays. One scan generates both images.

Alternatively, the 3D photo can be acquired separately in a completely radiation-free process.

The 3D photo option integrates with Romexis 3.0 digital images software and visualizes soft tissue in relation to the patient’s teeth and facial bones, providing an effective follow-up tool for oral and maxillofacial procedures.



6. 3Shape TRIOS Color

The TRIOS® Color digital impression taking solution scans and captures intraoral images in realistic-looking color. RealColor™ Technology helps to create scanned images in the appearance of real teeth and gingiva.

The natural looking colors provide an excellent scanning experience, and make it easy for clinicians to distinguish between the different types of restorative materials (metals, enamel, composite, etc.), recognize bleeding areas, see color transitions on teeth, and easily identify margin lines with enhanced detail and share highly accurate images with lab technicians. It can be used in combination with TRIOS® Ultrafast Optical Sectioning Technology.



5. ZEST Anchors LOCATOR Overdenture Implant System

The LOCATOR® Overdenture Implant System (LODI) offers a less invasive, predictable and durable implant-retained overdenture for patients requiring an effective, cost conscious technique for securing their denture. LODI features a two-piece coronal design, not found with O-ball mini implants as the LOCATOR attachment is seated after implant placement, allowing for replacement if wear should occur throughout time.

The LOCATOR Attachment also incorporates a dramatically reduced vertical height compared to O-ball mini implants. LODI is well suited for narrow ridges, a less invasive treatment alternative to bone grafting and designed for immediate function in appropriate cases.



4. Ivoclar Vivadent OptraSculpt Pad

Designed for the non-stick placement of composite materials, the OptraSculpt Pad is said to allow composite filling material to be placed and shaped with ease and efficiency. It is particularly well suited for the placement of Class III, IV and V restorations and direct veneers.

The surface of the instrument enables composite filling materials to be shaped and contoured without pull-back or leaving any unwanted marks. Smooth and even surfaces can be achieved with ease and efficiency.

Natural-looking results are easy to accomplish in anterior and cervical restorations because of the special pad attachments. The flexible synthetic foam material optimally adapts to any tooth shape and allows the filling to be contoured smoothly.




3. Carestream Dental CS8100

With 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. It is said to make exams quick and simple.

The system also comes with preset programs to minimize setup requirements for exams, which saves time and reduces operator errors. It also includes 2D technology so practitioners can create slices at regular intervals along the jaw to focus on one area of interest and visualize more details.

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2.Glidewell Laboratories Obsidian

High-strength Obsidian™ lithium silicate ceramic crowns are indicated for the fabrication of full-contour crowns, 3-unit anterior bridges, veneers, inlays and onlays that

are said to exhibit lifelike esthetics and toughness.

Unlike layered ceramic or porcelain fused-to-metal restorations, the restorations are resistant to chipping because of their monolithic composition and average flexural strength of 373 MPa. They are said to exhibit an optimal combination of esthetics and strength with translucency that mirrors the vitality of natural teeth.



1. DenMat SOL diode laser

The SOL™ diode laser is said to be well suited for both entry-level and experienced users.

It is designed to deliver 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.