DPR Friday: May’s new noteworthy products

May 3, 2013

From cone beam imaging to a new power toothbrush, this month’s cover features a range of products you’re going to want to check out.

From cone beam imaging to a new power toothbrush, this month’s cover features a range of products you’re going to want to check out.

It’s Friday May 3 and this is DPR Friday.

In this week’s episode of DPR Friday, brought to you by 3M ESPE, Renee Knight, Senior Editor for Advanstar Dental Media, catches you up on this month’s cover products.

 

Biolase NewTom VG3

As the latest edition to the NewTom family, The NewTom VG3 cone beam 3D imaging system from Biolase offers a large field of view that enables a complete diagnosis. This economical device offers panoramic, cephalometirc and 3D CT scans. Not only that, the new generation of NNT Software is well suited for al types of image reconstructions and analyses.

The VG3 is pending 510(k) approval.

3M ESPE’s Sof-Lex Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels

3M ESPE’s Sof-Lex Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels offer clinicians a new way to put the final natural-looking gloss on restorations. The wheels incorporate flexible spiral fingers, enabling them to conform to convex and concave surfaces as they traverse the restoration. This prevents the need to switch shapes mid-procedure to fit different contours. Additionally, the wheels have been embedded with abrasive particles that provide effective dental finishing from any side-top, bottom or edge.

[ Check out a video on the features of the 3M ESPE Sof-Lex Spirals here ]

Sonicare FlexCare Platinum

New from Philips Sonicare, the Sonicare FlexCare Platinum is a customizable power toothbrush that is equipped with anchor-free tufting technology. The new InterCare Brush Head contains more bristles than traditional brush heads, which reportedly allows it to be arranged in patterns to perform specific tasks. Beyond that, the FlexCare Platinum is outfitted with a pressure sensor that gently resonates to let users know when then they are applying too much pressure.

HR for Health

And finally, we come to HR for Health. Created by dental attorneys, HR for Health is described as the only human resources software designed to keep practitioners compliant with the ever-evolving employment laws and regulations. By minimizing the risk of inadvertent HR violations and potential lawsuits, this web-based utility consolidates employee management, documentation and monitoring in a fully paperless way.

Check out these HR tips from HR for Health:

What you need to know about paying overtime [VIDEO]

The importance of new hire documentation in the dental practice [VIDEO]