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Dental Products Report 2023 Spring Selection – Semi-Finals

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What started as a collection of 64 recently launched dental products is now down to just 4 remaining contenders for the title of 2023 Dental Products Report Spring Selection. Vote in the Semi-Finals right now!

Just a few weeks ago the 2023 Spring Selection launched with more than 2 dozen matchups between 64 recently launched dental products. Everything was set up in a seeded bracket format, and now after 4 rounds of voting just a quartet of products remain in the mix for the tournament title.

As this is the first year of running a Spring Selection event, we've been learning along the way, and one of the biggest lessons is that the seedings really mean nothing. Still, it is an interesting coincidence too have these semi-final matchups feature a pair of 7 seeds versus a pair of 15 seeds.

Read on to learn about these products facing off in the penultimate round of the Dental Products Report 2023 Spring Selection. You can vote here in this article, as well as on our Instagram page.

Dragonfly Vs. K2 Mobile

Orascoptic Dragonfly

Dragonfly is a powered loupe with a wireless headlight fully integrated into the eyewear frame. It is designed to seamlessly combine Orascoptic’s industry-leading optics and award-winning headlight into a single, lightweight product. All electronics and batteries are completely contained within the custom-built frame itself, so there are no visible wires or cables. Clinicians can customize their Dragonfly with multiple magnification powers, different carrier lens shapes, and a variety of colors.

K2 Mobile

Polaroid HealthCare has announced that they will distribute the HuLaser K2 Mobile Cordless Diode Laser. It is lightweight at 135 g, including the battery, and cordless. This diode laser has 22 preset programs and 4 memory settings for clinician convenience. It is designed to be efficient, durable, and powerful with 3.5 watts of continuous power and up to 6 watts pulse. It features autoclavable optic fibers, aluminum front cap, and silicone front covers, which are cost effective and hygienic. The K2 laser is available through any Polaroid HealthCare full service dealer.

Orascoptic's Dragonfly loupes emerged as the winner in the Upper Left Quadrant. Bringing comfort and convenience to the world of clinical magnification, these loupes with an integrated headlight and battery pack represent the cutting edge in dental loupe design.

On the other side of the matchup is the K2 Mobile diode laser, champion of the Lower Left Quadrant. Manufactured by Hu Laser and available from Polaroid Dental, this sleek, handheld system features a unique Adjustable Fiber Length system that makes access to anywhere in the oral cavity easier.

So one again we have a pair of wireless technologies going head-to-head. Who goes on to the finals, the Loupes or the Laser?

Dragonfly
K2 Mobile

DentBird Crown Vs. Proxeo TWIST

Dentbird Crown

DentBird Crown is an automatic crown design module that uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to automatically generates a crown prosthesis design in seconds based on a patient’s 3D scan data. The technology automatically finds the tooth that requires crown design by examining the dental 3D scan data. At the same time, it identifies the margin line between the tooth and gum and suggests an optimized margin line for the prosthesis. Then, it creates an optimal crown design in a matter of seconds after taking into consideration the surrounding and antagonist teeth.

W&H Proxeo Twist

The Proxeo TWIST and Proxeo TWIST Cordless systems offer greater freedom of movement during prophylaxis or periodontitis treatment. Both units have unique Prophy Angle cups designed for an optimum polishing experience. The new Proxeo TWIST Rotary Polishing System is a compact, easy-to-handle solution for cleaning, polishing, or fluoridating. The line of air-driven handpieces offers a lightweight solution for dental units. With its easy swiveling between motor and attachment, it adapts to the position needed in the oral cavity. The unit can be disinfected and sterilized.

In the second semi-final matchup, also featuring a 7 seed meeting a 15 seed, it's artificial intelligence (AI) versus a reliable standby at the heart of many dental practice operations.

On one side it's AI crown design solution DentBird Crown, a 7 seed that has continued to win close matchups round after round. This software solution uses AI processing to create an ideal single crown design that can then be milled or printed at the practice, thus saving time and eliminating the need to manually design the details of the crown.

Standing in the AI's way is W&H's Proxeo TWIST prophy handpiece. Round after round, this 15-seeded solution has performed strongly, including in a closely contested Lower Right Quadrant championship game. With a compact design for maximum visibility, this prophy handpiece makes it easy to access anywhere.

Only one of these products makes it to the finals. Will DentBird be the word, or will we all be doing the Proxeo TWIST into the finals?

DentBird Crown
Proxeo TWIST

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