DPR Friday: January's Top Products [VIDEO]

January 11, 2013

It’s the first episode of 2013! Let’s start the new year right with four amazing cover products… It’s Friday, January 11 and this is DPR Friday, brought to you by Align Technology Inc., makers of Invisalign.  

It’s the first episode of 2013! Let’s start the new year right with four amazing cover products…

It’s Friday, January 11 and this is DPR Friday, brought to you by Align Technology Inc., makers of Invisalign.

 

FULL VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Welcome to this week’s episode of DPR Friday. I’m Thais Carter, Director of Content for Advanstar Dental Media. I hope that all of you had a wonderful holiday break, and welcomed the new year happy and healthy. This week, it’s back to work, so let’s get started with DPR’s January cover products.

The Mac-based Viive (rhymes with 5) practice management software from Henry Schein Dental features patient-centric workflow on a simple and clean platform. The new workflow takes advantage of the Mac operating system to provide access to all available management tools directly from one patient screen, streamlining task management to a single click. Charts, ledgers, and other tasks are completed faster and more simply by eliminating the need to switch between modules.

Align Technology’s highly elastic SmartTrack™ aligner material is said to deliver gentle, more constant force to improve control of tooth movements with Invisalign aligner treatment. When the aligner is stretched, the material returns more closely to the programmed aligner shape to improve tracking.  The material delivers a low initial insertion force for improved patient comfort, while maintaining more constant force.  It requires no changes to current treatment procedures.

The PlanmecaProFace 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.

With an ergonomic, sleek design, the Foramatron™ apex locator from Parkell is said to perform at the highest level of precision and accuracy. The unit’s LED illuminated display is angled for easy chairside viewing and has visual indicators. It also features audible file position indicators. The sturdy, molded case allows for easy wipe-down with most antibacterial wipes for keeping asepsis. The unit’s small footprint takes up little counter or bracket table space.

Before we sign off, I wanted to thank the wonderful team at Catapult for having Dental Products Report leadership out to its annual retreat, this year in sunny San Diego. It was an incredible opportunity to learn about some incredible dental products and have one-of-a-kind discussions with some of the smartest women and men in dentistry. We truly value our relationship with Catapult and look forward to giving you our full retreat download later this month.

And on that note, we’re out of time. For more on the latest products and industry news, don’t miss DPR Friday next week, and every week.

Thanks for watching, and have a great weekend!