Best of Class innovations push dentistry forward

August 6, 2019

Part II of our coverage of the 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards features interviews with dental professionals who have used these products.

The pace of technology development never slows, and this is true for both consumer technologies and for dental technologies.

Innovations continue to be developed as people hope to create solutions to problems and to devise faster and better ways of accomplishing everyday tasks. In the dental industry, this means finding new ways to diagnose and treat oral disease, and restore damaged teeth and other tissues. As dental manufacturers and new start-ups work to develop and market these innovations, the annual Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards provide a platform to showcase some of the most impactful of these developments.

Read part 1 of our 2019 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards coverage here

Selected by an expert panel of dentists comprised of Dental Products Report Chief Clinical Editor and Technology Editor John Flucke, DDS; Paul Feuerstein, DMD; Chris Salierno, DDS; Marty Jablow, DMD; Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD; and Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, these awards are now a hallmark of what’s ahead for the dental industry. The awards don’t look at specific categories of products and only select a winner if it’s truly game-changing and capable of standing out from a crowd of competitors.

The 2019 winners include a range of product types, including curing lights, practice and clinical software, information technology infrastructure systems, imaging technologies, intraoral scanners and much more. The breadth of the award-winning products means that few practices will find every winning product is a fit for them, but almost every practice could realize efficiencies and improve patient care if they adopt one or two of these technologies.

To provide a sense of how these innovative technologies can benefit a practice, we reached out to clinicians and dental professionals who use them every day to ask them why they decided to use these products, how they work for their practices and how they benefit their patients. We started this coverage in the June issue and present impressions of the benefits of the final 15 winning products here.

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A larger curing light means efficient cures and piece of mind

Sean Lee, DDS
Newtown Smile Dentistry – Newtown, Conn.

How did you first learn about the VALO Grand curing light?

I had previous experience with a VALO Light and it was nothing but a positive experience with the product. When I got in touch with a local Ultradent, the rep told me about Ultradent’s new and bigger VALO Grand light.

How long has your practice been using the light?

My practice has been using it over two years.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

I’ve used several other curing lights from leading brands, but nothing came close to the quality of the VALO, which was great, but the VALO Grand was even better with the wider coverage of light from the 12 mm lens.

Describe how the VALO Grand fits into the way you practice?

The quality of every restorative treatment is a very important part of my practice. I’m always looking to provide treatments that involve using high-quality materials and minimal chair time. VALO Grand allows for quick curing of restorative dental materials and it makes restorative procedures quicker to finish without compromising the quality of the work. Patients love the outcome and they appreciate the reduced chair time.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use the VALO Grand curing light?

I would tell them that once they try out the VALO Grand curing light, they’ll start to notice how much more convenient it is compared to the other curing lights that they’ve been using.

What has been the best part of using the light in your practice?

The best part of using the VALO Grand is the peace of mind that I get from knowing all restorative materials are fully cured while reducing treatment time for  patients.

Are there any improvements you’d like to see in the next generation of the VALO curing light?

It would be great to have a battery life indicator on the unit, so the light can be recharged more predictably.

VALO Grand

The VALO Grand curing light features everything you’ve come to love from the VALO curing light family but with a 50 percent bigger lens. The 12 mm lens is designed to easily cover a 10 mm molar for quick and effective curing. The second activation button on the underside allows for more intuitive operation. The VALO Grand light uses a custom, multi-wavelength, light-emitting diode (LED) for producing high-intensity light at 385-515 nm, capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials.

Ultradent
888-230-1420  |  ultradent.com

 

Automated backups keep things running when disaster strikes

Tammy L. Coleman - Office manager
Rancho Bernardo Dental Center – Raymond E. Carpenter DDS – San Diego

How did you first learn about DDS Rescue?

When I started managing the practice five years ago, DDS Rescue was already on board.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

It was recommended by our technical support team.

Describe how DDS Rescue fits into the way your practice operates on a daily basis?

I consider DDS Rescue a team member I don’t have to worry about. They do their job without any direct supervision. With my busy day as an office manager, that’s a big plus. I know that every hour all my data is being backed up and that’s part of my job that runs smoothly every day.   

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use DDS Rescue?

Data backup is a critical part of a practice and it’s usually part of the office manager’s job to make sure it happens. DDS Rescue is the expert, so let the expert do the job for you. This way you can do what you do best, which is work with your patients and your team.

What impact has use of DDS Rescue made on your practice and your patients?

We were hit with ransomware! Because of DDS Rescue, we didn’t pay the ransom and were up and running in about two hours. No loss of production! No loss of data! No patient information was breached! I’ve heard horror stories about ransomware, and due to DDS Rescue, our practice wasn’t one of these stories.  

What has been the best part of using this system in your practice?

They’re easy to work with and the customer service is wonderful. Data backup isn’t part of my day anymore!

DDS Rescue

The DDS Rescue system is a full backup and recovery system that, when placed in an office, takes hourly backups of your complete server, not just selected files. It validates the backup, encrypts the data and tests for ransomware. We monitor the system 24/7. When your server can’t run your network, the DDS Rescue system does-all in under 30 minutes, guaranteed. In addition, we’ve now added a full HIPAA-compliance program that manages your complete compliance program, including the required enterprise-level risk assessment of your full network.

Liptak Digital Inc.
800-998-9048  |  ddsrescue.com

 

High-quality images from a sensor that integrates well

Todd Snyder, DDS, FAACD
Aesthetic Dental Designs® – Laguna Niguel, Calif.

How did you first learn about the DEXIS™ Titanium KaVo sensor?

I already had the DEXIS Platinum sensor and was told they were coming out with a new, SMART sensor with enhanced image quality and durability. I’m someone who likes to implement new technology. I also was wanting another sensor, so I got one.

How long has your practice been using the sensor?

We’ve been using DEXIS Titanium by KaVo for almost a year.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

The quality of the product, the image quality, the software integration, and the ability to integrate my CariVu and DEXcam intraoral camera all into the same software.

Describe how the imaging capabilities of the DEXIS Titanium fit into the way you practice?

Easy to implement, fast to capture a great image and durable.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use the DEXIS Titanium sensor? 

It’s one of the best quality images, simple to integrate and from one of the most reputable companies.

What impact has use of the technology made on your practice and your patients?

Patients like that it’s new technology and provides improved accuracy as well as instant results.

What has been the best part of using the DEXIS Titanium in your practice?

Simplification of our imaging process to have one platform. Also, a great quality image to enhance our diagnostic capabilities.

Are there any improvements you’d like to see in the next generation of the sensor?

Maybe a soft, pliable or cordless version.

DEXIS™ Titanium by KaVo

The DEXIS Titanium sensor delivers extraordinary image quality for confidence in diagnosis, SMART features for advances in workflow and sustainable durability for peace of mind. This new sensor captures high-quality images with improved tissue contrast even at lower doses. DEXIS Titanium incorporates SMART motion detection-make a gesture with the sensor to initiate image capture without touching your computer. The sensor refined the DEXIS award-winning features such as the TrueComfort™ design of the PerfectSize™ sensor that allows for quick, comfortable placement. 

KaVo Kerr
888-275-5286  |  kavo.com

 

High-powered software expands chairside CAD/CAM

Christopher M. Silvoy, DMD
Better Dentistry – Raleigh-Durham, N.C.

How did you first learn about ChairsideCAD?

I’ve worked with several software packages over the past eight years. When a chairside version of the exocad software was announced last year, I was very keen to try it.

What made you decide to use ChairsideCAD?

ChairsideCAD uses the same interface I was used to in DentalCAD and integrates with machines and printers commonly found in the dentist office. The software integrates well with equipment I already have and produces larger restorations such as bridges and occlusal guards.

Describe how ChairsideCAD fits into your practices?

ChairsideCAD accepts scan formats from almost anything. I have a TRIOS and two desktop scanners. As soon as the case is scanned and sent, it’s ready to work. The level of integration for milling and 3D printing is exceptional.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use ChairsideCAD software? 

Digital dentistry fundamentally changed the way I look at patients and treatment. It can do the same for anyone. Independent of your choice of hardware for scanning or production, ChairsideCAD gives the clinician the ability to use, store and produce cases. With one software package, any scans of the patient, an impression or a model is useful for analysis or construction of almost any prosthetic that can be fabricated within the office.

What impact has use of the software made on your practice and your patients?

Specifically, exocad ChairsideCAD has made it very easy to design splints and occlusal guards, generate and send models to the 3D printer, and streamline production of multiple tooth restorations. Patients love the faster turnaround times and the lack of impressions. I love the fact that all of my hardware technology works better and more efficiently.

What has been the best part of using ChairsideCAD?

The absolute best part was the short learning curve to proficiency.

ChairsideCAD

For the first time, exocad’s ChairsideCAD provides clinicians with the freedom to choose the best hardware and software for their single-visit dentistry practice. Derived from the renowned DentalCAD platform, which has been a signature solution within the dental laboratory marketplace for over a decade, ChairsideCAD includes dentalshare, a robust, open collaboration tool for doctors and labs. The key benefit of exocad’s open architecture software is that third-party manufacturers’ products, data, libraries and services are easily integrated. Now, dental practices can easily add an IOS with CAD/CAM and develop expertise at their own pace.

exocad
855-EXO-4CAD  |  exocad.com

 

Multiple magnification settings save time and improve care

Mike Malone, DDS, FAGD, AAACD
Mike Malone, D.D.S. and Associates – Lafayette, La.

How did you first learn about the EyeZoom™ Loupes?

I had a positive conversation with friends on the golf course.

How long have you been using these loupes?

Two years.

What made you decide to use loupes with adjustable magnification settings?

Before EyeZoom, I was using three different sets of loupes. Now, with EyeZoom, I can use one pair for all uses.

Describe how the EyeZoom loupes fit into the way you practice?

I do my exams and give anesthesia with 3x power, start preps with 4x and finish margins with 5x.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use these loupes?

EyeZoom loupes are a sensible alternative to multiple sets of loupes and offer high-quality magnification.

What impact has use of the loupes with adjustable magnification settings made on your practice and your patients?

Adjustable loupes saves me time and give my patients a higher quality finished result.

What has been the best part of using the EyeZoom loupes?

The best part of using the EyeZoom loupes is doing away with three different sets of glasses.

Are there any improvements you’d like to see in the next generation of EyeZoom?

I still have to use a barrier like a tissue or remove my glove to change the power. I think you could design a removable peg for adjustments that’s disposable and changed with each patient.

EyeZoom™

The first and only adjustable magnification loupe, EyeZoom offers three magnification levels ranging from 3x-5x. Developed to assist healthcare professionals view an operating site from multiple perspectives, the loupes conform to fit each user’s individual preference. Co-engineered with Konica Minolta®, the patent-pending technology provides edge-to-edge clarity and high-definition resolution. With an ideal symmetry between style and performance, the lightweight magnesium bezel leaves a lightweight feel and an aesthetically pleasing design.

Orascoptic
800-369-3698  |  orascoptic.com

 

Software that makes clinical images available anywhere

Justin Aaron - IT Infrastructure & Support Manager
Park Dental & The Dental Specialists – Multiple locations across Minn. and Western Wisc.

How did you first learn about XVWeb+ 3D imaging software?

We’ve been using Apteryx DCV dating back to 2012. We’ve migrated over to XVWeb as the product was offered as a SaaS solution.

How long have your practices been using the software?

We’ve been using Apteryx DCV for nine years, and we then used Apteryx XVWeb on premises for two years, and now have been using the hosted version for two years.

What made you decide to use it in your operation?

Having a centrally hosted SaaS solution that provides a hardware agnostic imaging solution across multiple platforms was beneficial to a multi-site practice.

Describe how the XVWeb platform fits into the way your practices operate?

The software provides a centralized host for images, and the ability to do everything from within a web browser besides capture the images.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use XVWeb software?

XVWeb simply provides the most robust multi-platform imaging solution available today. 

What impact has use of the technology made on your practices and your patients?

We’ve been able to advance our patient care with new technologies every year. This has helped us to become a leader in the use of cutting-edge dental technologies in our market.

What has been the best part of using XVWeb software?

Having the LED Apteryx team to work with and help develop solutions to fit our business needs.

XVWeb + 3D

XVWeb utilizes cloud technology to deliver state-of-the-art clinical image storage, optimization and analysis as a cost-effective subscription service. The new XVWeb 3D module adds support for accessing, viewing and securely sharing CBCT datasets via any compatible web browser in real time. Requiring no downloading of data for image manipulation or enhancement, XVWeb 3D allows practices to access their clinical image data 24/7 from compatible web-connected devices. All 2D and 3D image interactions can be performed via the web, utilizing a full suite of online image enhancement and annotation tools.

LED Apteryx
877-278-3799  |  ledapteryx.com

 

Automated system works in the background to fill schedules

Ali Sarkarzadeh, DDS
Congressional Dental Care – Rockville, Md.

How did you first learn about MMG Fusion’s ChairFill?

I’ve been using MMG Fusion’s suite of services for a number of years. When they presented their new ChairFill product to me, I was eager to begin using it.

How long has your practice been using the service?

We have been using ChairFill since March of 2019.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

We were most intrigued by the automation and ease of use. To manually sort, filter and contact patients from our records with unfinished treatment or missed appointments would take days with no guarantees of finding enough patients to make the exercise worth the time. ChairFill does all that work for us and runs automatically in the background to schedule those patients.

Describe how ChairFill fits into the way you practice?

ChairFill is like having two extra employees working in the practice. One focused on diagnosing what kinds of patients we need at what times in order to fill our various schedules, and the other focused on contacting and scheduling those perfect patients.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use the ChairFill?

I’d tell them that the best part about using ChairFill is that you don’t have to use it. It operates successfully on its own after you get your preferences set.

What impact has use of the service made on your practice and your patients?

It has helped us meet our scheduling goals so that we’re working as efficiently as possible and seeing as many patients as possible. It has helped our patients by proving reminders and notices of last-minute openings or unfinished treatment plans they may have forgotten.

What has been the best part of using the ChairFill in your practice?

The additional practice efficiency. Fewer schedule slots left open for hygienists and dentists.

ChairFill

Thinking and running all the time in the background, ChairFill will automatically grow your patient base and achieve your practice production and revenue goals. The software monitors available chair-time and mines patient records to identify the right kind of patients at the right time. It can selectively search patient records for the most profitable patients and proactively fill the schedule. ChairFill detects last minute cancellations and fills those openings. At your election it can manage marketing campaigns and help create a positive brand image for your practice.

MMG Fusion
844-938-7466  |  mmgfusion.com

 

Technology infrastructure without the worries

Tamara C. Whitley - Office Manager
Whitley Family Dental – Dallas

How long have you been using TechCentral OmniCore?

August 2018 – I believe we were the second practice to use OmniCore

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

Quite simply the cost. We determined it would take us five years to pay off the equipment with no service support. At the end of the 5-year period, our equipment would be out of date and we’d have to spend more to upgrade and service. By leasing OmniCore, TechCentral by Henry Schein One is responsible for all service, monitoring and upgrading the equipment.

Describe how OmniCore fits into the way your practice operates on a daily basis?

It’s the very heartbeat of the practice. Without the heart, the practice is dead and can’t operate. An example of a daily operation is our backup. We used to have to stand in the closet and troubleshoot, sometimes for hours, creating our backup on an external hard drive. With OmniCore, I no longer even think about our backups as it’s all done via the cloud with regular reports sent to my email.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use TechCentral OmniCore?

It’s completely worry free- if anything happens, Tech Central is either on the phone or “FaceTiming” to resolve the issue. On rare occasions, they may need to send someone on site, but if they do, they work around my schedule.

What impact has use of TechCentral OmniCore made on your practice and your patients?

I can’t begin to tell you how many patients have seen my little black box in my tech closet. It gives them the security they need to know to give me their sensitive personal data. They know that Whitley Family Dental is doing everything we can to protect their data.

What has been the best part of using this system?

The best part has to be no longer worrying about our data back-ups. Previously, it was a nightmare…but now it is sweet dreams!

TechCentral OmniCore™

No more à la carte IT network equipment and services. TechCentral, by Henry Schein One, now provides OmniCore, the all-in-one dental office network solution that includes all essential network IT hardware, services and support needed to run your practice for one low monthly cost. It is an IT solution relatively new to the dental industry called, “hardware as a service”. Rather than incur the cost to purchase and support your networking hardware, TechCentral retains ownership of it, so they take on the responsibility of maintaining, updating or replacing components automatically as they become out of date.

Henry Schein ONE
844-832-4273  |  hs1techcentral.com

 

Broad spectrum curing for confidence in restorative cases

David R. Rice, DDS
East Amherst Dental Center – East Amherst, N.Y.

How long has your practice been using the Bluephase G4 curing light?

We’ve been using G4 since release and we are loving it.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

Having access to the data that shows the negative impact of being “off angle” or worse, “off tooth”, the Polyvision technology made G4 a must.

Describe how the Bluephase G4 fit into the way you practice?

As we adhesively bond direct and indirectly all day, every day, working with broad spectrum lights is a must. Visit any treatment room in our practice, and you’ll find G4 hard at work on both the restorative and hygiene sides.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use the Bluephase G4 curing light?

It’s lightweight, ergonomic and most importantly, has the science behind it to reliably cure any material you work with.

What impact has use of the technology made on your practice and your patients?

The Polyvision has spurred fascinating conversation. When patients learn that one of dentistry’s largest fail points is incomplete cure, as well as how this technology can help eliminate that, they go home and talk, and our phone rings.

What has been the best part of using the light in your practice?

Confidence that all of our restorations are completely cured.

Are there any improvements you’d like to see in the next generation of the Bluephase curing light?

I’m not sure how, but it would be great if Polyvision could tell me the depth of cure.

Bluephase® G4

Bluephase G4 is an intelligent LED curing light thanks to its Polyvision™ technology that helps clinicians ensure a more effective polymerization of light-cured dental materials. Polyvision alerts the clinician if they move the curing light probe away from the tooth while curing and dynamically adjusts the curing time to compensate for the movement. With a slim, ergonomic design, Bluephase G4 also features Polywave™ technology, which provides a broad wavelength spectrum of 385 to 515 nm, which allows the light to cure all dental materials on the market today.

Ivoclar Vivadent
800-533-6825  |  ivoclarvivadent.us

 

An intraoral scanner that quickly captures every detail

Todd Ehrlich, DDS
Westlake Smile Designs – Austin, Texas

How do you feel this next generation of scanning will impact your practice?

The latest generation of CEREC scanner is incredibly fast, but that really isn’t the most important thing. The quality of data matters the most. It’s easy to get hung up on how fast a scanner is, but really how good is the data? The CEREC Primescan has a dynamic lens with in its housing that moves as you move to help get more focused imaging. This makes for better data and faster acquisition.

The camera is bigger than prior versions. Has this been a problem?

The camera is bigger than prior versions of CEREC cameras, but it is still smaller than a lot of the latest cameras from other companies. It’s bigger because there is just so much more in the camera: heating element, dynamic lens, larger sensor and processor. With these components, the scanning has better data that is acquired faster. It also allows scanning to happen in angles that were not possible in the past. So, imaging the distal of molars is actually easier than with the smaller Omnicam.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use the Primescan intraoral scanner?

It will take about five minutes to learn how to use it. It works just like an intraoral camera but it builds the model at the same time! When there are voids to fill in, it is pretty intuitive on what to do. But, the best part is that when something gets into the scan that you do not want, like the tongue or cheek, the CEREC software will eliminate that data as you are scanning! It is like having a “wash impression” with impression material that happens during the impression! Let that sink in!

What impact has use of the technology made on your practice and your patients?

My patients have become spoiled on the power of one-visit dentistry. They would not have it any other way. The “value” that is built into the restorations speaks for itself. My patients promote my practice because they know that this is special…very special.

Primescan

Primescan, an intraoral scanner with outstanding technology, is designed to enable scans that are more precise than anything seen before. The scan of the surfaces of the teeth is done with high-resolution sensors and shortwave light, reportedly capturing up to 1 million 3D data points per second. With Primescan, it’s also possible to scan deeper areas (up to 20 mm), which enables digital impressions even for subgingival or particularly deep preparations. Primescan is engineered to capture the dental surfaces immediately, in the required resolution and with a high sharpness even at great depths.

Dentsply Sirona
844-848-0137  |  dentsplysirona.com

 

A scanner that elevates treatment planning

Dr. Niklas Kreutzmann
dinTANDLAEGE Hobro, Hobro, Denmark

How did you first learn about the TRIOS 4 intraoral scanner?

As a part of the beta test team, we are very privileged to have all the latest and newest equipment available.

How long has your practice been using the scanner?

Since December 2018.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

There is no doubt in my mind that digital is the future for dentistry. The precision, speed and comfort of intraoral scanning are great benefits for both me and my patients. TRIOS 4 is the latest and leading technology on the market, and having it in the clinic elevates our practice and workflows. It enables us to take treatment to another level.

Describe how the TRIOS 4 fits into the way you practice?

TRIOS 4 fits perfectly into our practice. With TRIOS 4, there is no wait or warm-up time-I can simply start scanning immediately. This makes everything easier and enables me to perform an unplanned or unexpected full-arch scan very quickly. In turn, the simplicity and speed make it easy to scan every patient at every visit and track their dental health with TRIOS Patient Monitoring. Being able to show patients changes in their teeth is a really powerful tool to get them invested and proactive in improving any bad habits, for example.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use the TRIOS 4 intraoral scanner?

Do it! It’s easier than you think to get going, and you won’t look back. It will simply make you a better dentist, both with your preps and treatment plans.

What has been the best part of using the scanner in your practice?

Treatment planning alongside my patients…showing them the scans, and the expected results. The patient acceptance ratio has become much higher. TRIOS 4 is treatment planning on a whole new level.

TRIOS® 4

The new 3Shape TRIOS® 4 combines superior scanning technology with groundbreaking caries diagnostic aid technology for both surface and interproximal caries. It has built-in fluorescent technology that’s designed to aid in the identification of possible caries. Later this year, TRIOS 4 will feature a dedicated transillumination smart tip that will reportedly aid in the identification of possible interproximal caries undetectable to the eye, without emitting radiation.

3Shape
908-867-0144  |  3shape.com/en

 

Using A.I. to improve phone skills and enhance patient engagement

Himesh Kana, DDS
Dental Depot DFW – The Colony, Texas

How did you first learn about Patient Prism?

We met the team at Patient Prism at the DEO conference a few years ago and realized they had some amazing technology that would allow us to help our teams improve the patient experience starting with the very first phone call.

How long has your practice been using Patient Prism?

We started using Patient Prism in just one practice in 2017, but are now implementing it in all of our Dental Depot practices.

What made you decide to use it in your practice?

We looked at several call tracking companies and what we really loved about Patient Prism was the combination of A.I. technology and the fast training it provides to our team.  It doesn’t just show our team why somebody didn’t book; it shows us how to improve so we can win back that potential patient during a follow-up call. It makes our team instantly better.

Describe how Patient Prism fits into the way you practice?

This was really the game changer for us. The fact that we could get feedback from Patient Prism within an hour about how we handled a call and showed us how we could recapture that lost opportunity, that was when we really started seeing the game change. We’ve found that when we call them back within the hour, the patients are very engaged. We’ve seen probably $30,000 to $40,000 in regenerated revenue from what had been missed calls.

What would you tell a colleague if he or she asked what it’s like to use Patient Prism?

The ROI is easy to see. We’re implementing Patient Prism at our other Dental Depot locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona and have recommended it as a tool to other dentists and groups.

Are there any improvements you’d like to see in the next generation of Patient Prism?

I know Patient Prism is working to send back the alerts even faster. Right now, they’re at about an hour. It will be even better when they’re within 45 minutes or even within a half hour.

Patient Prism®

Patient Prism is a call tracking software program that coaches dental teams using artificial intelligence and natural language processing with the goal being to ensure all first-time callers are converted into new patients with booked appointments.

Patient Prism
800-381-3638  |  patientprism.com

 

Tornado X

Sixty years of know-how and passion is the secret that leads Bien-Air Dental today to offer exceptionally reliable products. In celebration of our 60th anniversary, the Tornado X is equipped with a 60-month warranty. The Tornado X handpiece is outfitted with Accu-Chuck PreciPlus, a revolutionary technology that assures a staunch clamping of the bur, eliminating all vibrations and granting unequalled stability and comfort, along with Cool Touch safety conveniently integrated into the head’s push button. This patented anti-heating technology is designed to maintain the instrument’s head at a safe temperature, thus significantly decreasing patient burn injuries.

Bien-Air
800-433-2436  |  dental.bienair.com

iOptima INT

The iOptima INT electric handpiece system is incredibly versatile and enables you to perform all your dental operations-restoration, endodontics (including WaveOne®), oral surgery, implantology and scaling. Fully integrated into your dental unit, the iOptima INT system guarantees optimal space savings and ensures that your working area is fully operational. The iOptima INT system can be controlled either using an iPod touch or an iPad mini. The refined ergonomics and user-friendliness of these tablets will enable you to focus on what matters most: the patient. In addition, the numerous pre-programmed, customizable sequences of the iOptima INT application will make your treatments considerably easier.

Bien-Air
800-433-2436  |  dental.bienair.com

Gemini™ Laser

The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is a dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser that combines the optimal melanin absorption of an 810 nm wavelength diode laser with the optimal water absorption of a 980 nm wavelength diode laser. It provides up to 20 watts of peak power for faster, smoother cutting with reduced tissue tagging. The sleek design includes a transparent electroluminescent display and a simple user interface provides access to 19 preset procedures. It can be controlled with a wireless, Bluetooth foot pedal and features an autoclavable handpiece. The single-use, bendable tips are pre-initiated for added efficiency, and tip illumination aides surgical site visibility.

Ultradent
888-230-1420  |  ultradent.com

There are three award-winning products presented above without interviews. We reached out to the manufacturers to set up interviews with dental professionals who use these products, but we were either unable to complete the interview ahead of deadline or the manufacturer declined to participate in this editorial coverage of its products.


 

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