The Cellerant Group has awarded its Best of Class Hygiene Awards to 17 products.
Cellerant Consulting Group has announced the winners of the 2022 Best of Class Hygiene Awards. Cellerant, which has been presenting the Best of Class Technology Awards since 2009, initiated its hygiene awards in 2021.
Each year, panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting, Panelists are exempt from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships.
The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene voting panel is comprised of Amanda Hill, BSDH, RDH, Andrew Johnston, RDH, BSBM, BSDH, RDH, Brooke Crouch, RDH, Kristin Goodfellow, RDH, BA, Melissa Turner, BASDH, RDHEP, EFDA, Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, RDH, DMD, FACP, Nancy Miller, RDH, BA, and Sarah Crow, RDH.
“These extraordinary companies have earned the right to celebrate for their innovative technologies that continue to elevate the standard of care in dental hygiene,” said Dr. Lou Shuman DMD CAGS, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group and creator of the Best of Class Hygiene awards program. “Our panel spent many hours in close discussion identifying these standout products. This list of winners truly points the way to assist dental hygienists to best equip today’s contemporary practice.”
Take a look at this year’s winners.
Advantage Arrest is a silver diamine fluoride 38%, unit-dose delivery system. It is said to provide immediate relief from dental hypersensitivity, kill pathogenic organizations and provide important feedback due to its potential to stain visible or hidden caries. Advantage Arrest is available in 8 mL bottles or new 0.1 mL ampules.
Elevate Oral Care
Allday spray is saturated with 44% Xylitol, which is said to be more than any other dry mouth relief product. Working in concert with its unique mucoadhesive, Allday spray is formulated to hold more Xylitol in the mouth for a longer time than other Xylitol sprays or rinses, prolonging the bacteriostatic benefits. Allday Spray feels and flows like natural saliva, rapidly soothing your patient's dry mouth, and is said to retain 24% more moisture than Biotin® after a 2-hour period. The mild mint flavor was specially designed for dry mouth aggravated oral tissues.
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CocoFloss is a super-cleansing, soft, textured dental floss to refresh your smile. It is infused with microcrystalline wax, coconut oil, fruit oils, and fragrances, and it is of parabens, SLS, and PFAS, and is cruelty-free. Woven with 500+ soft, textured threads, Cocofloss is designed to sweep away plaque. Its cleansing coconut oil and light coating of vegan wax help keep you extra comfy while you clean. Cocofloss compresses to fit between tight spaces. Its supple weave also resists shredding and tearing. The floss refills are available in compostable packaging to help cut down on single-use plastics. The company has also partnered with Wildlife Conservation Network to help keep habitats healthy for animals and humans around the world. The floss is available in several fun flavors, including strawberry, coconut, mint, and orange.
GC Fuji TRIAGE EP is the revolutionary glass ionomer sealant with ‘Extra Protection’ incorporating RECALDENT™ (CPP-ACP) technology. There is no isolation or bonding agent required and it works in a moist field. With this product, you'll never have to worry about sealing over immature enamel or non-cavitated lesions. The self-bonding, high fluoride releasing GC Fuji TRIAGE™ EP is formulated to create a strong, acid-resistant fused layer. It’s designed to seal and protect occlusal and exposed root surfaces, help solve the problem of compliance, and is said to release fluoride for up to 24 months to help prevent decay from acid and bacteria.
The Harmony™ Ergonomic Scalers and Curettes were designed as an innovative and ergonomic hand scaling solution. Building off the success of EverEdge™ 2.0, the Harmony Scalers and Curettes are designed with TrueFit™ technology. It is said to comfortably maneuver and roll due to the round shape of the handle and the smooth transition to the functional shank. This is said to help alleviate hand fatigue and injury risk due to repetitive motions.
Harmony scalers and curettes may increase patient comfort while reducing clinician fatigue because it requires less pressure on the tooth when scaling, decreasing pressure by up to 37%. The Harmony’s EverEdge 2.0 working ends allow clinicians to efficiently remove calculus. Sharp scalers require less pressure to do the same amount of work, creating a more comfortable experience for you and your patients.
The non-invasive PerioProtect Trays, used in conjunction with the Perio Method™, is a customized sealing system that is designed to deliver medication deep into periodontal pockets, where toothbrushes, rinse, and floss fails to reach. These customized trays end the cycle of disease by extending treatment from the dental chair to the comfort of home. The trays are designed with a patented seal to place and hold medication where it is most effective—at the site of an infection deep below the gum line. A low concentration of hydrogen peroxide gently and thoroughly cleanses the periodontal pockets, combatting bacteria, whitening teeth, and freshening breath.
The QuickPass provides an in-office estimated heterotrophic plate count water test to measure compliance with the CDC standard of ≤500CFU/mL. It is said to be the only in-office waterline test designed specifically for the dental industry. With a germicidal neutralization formula within the paddle, the QuickPass ensures the most reliable in-office water quality results. Additionally, its quick-growing media gives you results in just 48 – 72 hours.
ProEdge Dental Water Labs
These ultrasonic inserts offer maneuverability and adaptability. With a slight rolling motion of your fingertips, rotate the insert 360 degrees to eliminate the old “start, stop, remove, and readjust” routine required with traditional inserts. Swivel inserts also reduce the torque from the handpiece cord, increasing overall balance for hassle-free scaling. Its grip is 18% larger and is said to reduce finger pinching, resulting in less hand fatigue and enhance tactile sensitivity. The lightly textured silicone grips provide a secure, comfortable grasp and are color-coded for easy tip identification.
The Silver Raven Mirror combines 2 essential pieces of equipment—a mouth mirror and a high volume suction— into one easy-to-use device. The mirror is very lightweight and fully sterilizable. It works well in place of a saliva ejector without an additional hose adapter on most systems or is used as an auxiliary HVE Suction Mirror with an adapter hose. The mirror face is easily replaceable when worn. Suction ports are on the front and back of the mirror. The holes on the front are in direct contact with the reflective surface and keep the water and debris off the mirror and out of the way for clear fog-free viewing. The holes on the back won’t plug with tissue or lessen the suction power of the HVE. The high velocity suction evacuation efficiently removes water and saliva. At 13 g, the mirror is lightweight. The ergonomic HVE adapter hose allows the mirror to swivel effortlessly reducing strain on the wrist and hand as one moves about in the mouth with it. The hose is lightweight (4 oz), flexible, and made of very high-grade silicone which can be autoclaved repeatedly.
The TePe Interdental Brush is a small brush specially designed for cleaning between teeth where a regular toothbrush cannot reach. Using a TePe interdental brush every day, as a complement to toothbrushing, is an easy and efficient method to keep gums and teeth fresh and healthy. Unlike floss, this interdental brush can reach all the grooves between teeth, and clean between teeth more efficiently thanks to its design. TePe Interdental Brushes come in 9 different color-coded sizes to fit the full spectrum of the unique spaces between your teeth. The interdental brushes were also developed in close collaboration with dental professionals.
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XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs are oral-adhering discs that stick to your teeth or gums to relieve persistent xerostomia symptoms. OraCoat XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs can be used day or night and can last 4-8 hours between applications depending on saliva production (individual results may vary). OraCoat XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs are made with xylitol, a natural, sugar-free sweetener that helps increase saliva flow and feature patented adhering disc technology to slowly release 550 mg of xylitol to stimulate saliva production over time. While lubricating the mouth, they relieve dry mouth symptoms. OraCoat XyliMelts dry mouth relief moisturizing discs are specifically formulated to neutralize acids in the mouth. OraCoat XyliMelts are available in 3 flavors: Mild Mint, Slightly Sweet, and Cinnamon.
Created the intensive professional use, the AIRFLOW Prophylaxis Master features unique ergonomics, high precision, and easy maintenance and compliance. Its heating system with adjustable water temperature allows for warm, comfortable treatments for all patients, even cold-sensitive patients. The AIRFLOW also features an interactive touch panel that regulates the unit and PIEZONE power levels. Its pressure tower is said to be able to pressurize and depressurize in seconds using an integrated magnetic connection. The powder chambers can be switched out for different treatments without having the purge the device. The AIRFLOW also features a wireless foot pedal with 360-degree power activation access, offering users a more convenient and ergonomic experience.
Electro Medical Systems
The Cavitron 300 Series features the latest in user-friendly controls, including touch screen technology on an easy-to-use interface. Tap-On™ Technology foot pedal is designed to reduce leg and ankle discomfort. Its digital operating system is said to create less heat and require less water, resulting in a better patient experience, and is also said to run quieter than other systems. The Cavitron Steri-Mate 360 fully rotating, detachable, and sterilizable handpiece allows for easy rotation of an ultrasonic insert during the scaling procedure. The handpiece is said to be super lightweight, offering ergonomic benefits by helping to eliminate cable drag.
FluoriMax contains just 2.5% fluoride and its proprietary formula is hypoallergenic, which is said to help eliminate adverse reactions. FluoriMax dries quickly and is said to be 7-40x thinner than traditional, ‘sticky’ varnishes. Its hydrophilic formula migrates quickly on moist teeth to reach beyond the bristle for ease and speed of application. Users can simply shake to mix, and it is available in a flow-through unit-dose applicator as well as a bottle system.
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GC Tri Plaque ID Gel is a chairside motivation test that is designed to help educate patients on plaque that remains on the teeth after brushing. This gel allows patients to easily visualize the areas where they should concentrate and improve their brushing and flossing routine. Tri Plaque ID is a plaque disclosing gel that identifies new, mature, and acid-producing biofilms in 3 colors (red/pink, dark blue/purple, and light blue). GC Tri Plaque ID Gel is easy to use and helps to promote teamwork between dental professionals and their patients for improved oral care.
OraCare’s Health Rinse uses activated chlorine dioxide in a 2-bottle system. Because true chlorine dioxide is a gas, the 2 products must stay separated until ready to use. It is formulated to fill bacteria, viruses, and fungi, neutralize VSCs, and break up biofilm. The rinse is also said to reduce bleeding and inflammation and promote tissue health. Its activated cleaner is said to eliminate the side effects of chlorhexidine, including staining, calculus/tartar buildup, and altered taste. Patients can immediately eat or drink after use.
Xclear Sinus Care includes Xylitol Nasal Spray and sinus irrigation products, all of which use a patented xylitol solution that cleanses and moisturizes the sinuses by working against bacteria and pulling moisture into the nasal cavity for a thorough cleanse. The products are formulated from natural ingredients to work with the body’s natural defenses. The Sinus Care line also includes a kid-friendly saline nasal spray, which is a non-additive, non-irritative solution.