Following up from a news-filled first day, day 2 of the Chicago Midwinter Meeting had its share of new products and innovations from industry leaders.
Dental professionals gathered in-person from across the globe to share in the second day of the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. New innovations, technologies, and products from various industry leaders took the spotlight.
Shown off at the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, the Launca DL-206 touts being the lightest, smallest, and powerful powder-free intraoral scanner. It is a member of the Launca DL-200 series, and the first to premiere in the United States. It is said to be able to do a full arch scan in 40 seconds and to take a full jaw accuracy-local accuracy in 10 microns. DL-206 sits at 250 grams for clinicians looking for a lightweight scanner.
This new mobile app connects practice owners to manufacturers, for easier purchasing and communications.
Clinician’s Choice displayed its new PowerMixTM Automatic Impression Material Dispenser. It is a materials dispenser that is designed to fill full arch impression trays in 10-15 seconds. It sits at 2lbs, making it relatively easy to transport between operatories. It is also said to dispense 8-10 full 120 mL AffinityTM cartridges on a single charge. The PowerMix Automatic Impression Material Dispenser is indicated to be used with Affinity Hydroactive Impression Materials.
At the 2022 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, MouthWatch showcased its intraoral cameras, the MouthWatch Plus+ camera and the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera. These 2 intraoral cameras are designed to integrate with standard imaging software with lifetime customer support. The MouthWatch Plus+ camera is a 1080p HD camera that scans in full, accurate color. The standard MouthWatch intraoral camera is a 1-button scanner for clear images and touts an affordable price point for all practitioners.
Ultradent introduced the Gemini EVO diode laser, its newest addition to the Gemini laser family. The Gemini EVO laser provides 100 watts of power and 3 different wavelength modes for users. It also includes a wifi connectivity and a mobile app so users can stay in touch and get feedback from tech support when needed. The Gemini EVO diode laser utilizes the same tips as the original Gemini laser, and offers 3 photobiomodulation adapters sitting at 3mm, 7mm, and 25mm. The user interface is clear and concise, and designed to make for a better user experience.
At a press conference held by Benco Dental, Managing Director Chuck Cohen discussed Benco Dental’s visions for the future of dental operatories. Benco envisions smaller operatory spaces, citing 5 different reasons that this could be beneficial. Cutting down on operatory space allows the dental practice to open another room, potentially increasing their yield and revenue. It may also allow for less physical stress on the dental professional, as they would be able to reach and have what they need in hand without extra movement. Cohen cited a “Just Right” mentality, the idea that the operatories could be smaller, but not too small, and also included that smaller operatories could potentially be the same price as standard operatories, but with the added benefit of higher revenue. These smaller operatories could be a great boon for high-volume practices that would benefit from another chair.
Invisialign showed off its new professional whitening system powered by OpalescenceTM. This new system is designed to straighten and whiten teeth at the same, making it a potential draw both at the practice and at home. It is designed exclusively for Invisalign clear aligners and Vivera retainers. The Invisalign Professional Whitening System is available only through Invisalign-trained providers.