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Dr. Flucke's top 5 test drives of 2015

Dental Products ReportDental Products Report December 2015
Volume 40
Issue 12

It’s that time of year again: Time to list the top five products that I’ve gotten to test and try this year.

It’s that time of year again: Time to list the top five products that I’ve gotten to test and try this year.

The products are not ranked in preference order (they're too good to rank!), but are listed alphabetically.

Now, let’s dig in and see what products we have for this year.

Continue to the next page to see the products.







BIOLASE Epic-X Diode Laser

Diode lasers are great devices and the Biolase Epic-X is another great addition to your options.

The device is small, easy to use, and is extremely portable.

You can easily perform:

·      Gingival troughing

·      Aphthous ulcers

·      Frenectomy

·      Gingivectomy

·      Exposure of unerupted teeth

·      Excision for biopsy

·      Implant recovery

·      and more!






Coltene Fill-Up!

We are all looking for the Holy Grail of composites, which is the bulk fill system that exhibits all of the properties we are looking for. While there has been great progress in this area the last three or four years, we are still looking for that solution.

Into this category comes Fill-Up! from Coltene. It is a combination self-cure and light-cure composite. The material being automixed is delivered via a syringe. It handles well with no sensitivity in my hands.

If you are looking for this type of material, give this one a try.






Kavo MASTERmatic Electric Handpiece System

In the last few years, I’ve really gotten away from air-driven handpiece systems and instead have started to use electrics almost exclusively.

The torque provided by electrics allows for quicker treatment and better finishing of margins.

The Kavo MASTERmatic system features a triple gear system that allows for a great amount of torque as well as less vibration. The product line also features a smaller head size that allows for greater visibility of the field.

The handpieces are also coated with a Plasmatec coating that provides a nice grip while also helping prevent debris buildup on the handpiece.

The device is easy to install by simply connecting to one of your existing airlines and the controller box allows the operator to select exactly the speed desired to complete a clinical task.

I was honored to be the first dentist to clinically use the system. Trust me when I say it did not disappoint.






SonicFill 2

Kerr rocked the dental world with their SonicFill bulk fill composite a couple of years ago and things have only gotten better. They’ve upgraded things with Sonicfill 2 which offers:

·      Excellent adaptation and handling

·      High depth of cure

·      Lasting marginal integrity

·      Improved aesthetics, durability, and more working time

I’ve been using SonicFill since before it was commercially available (I was a beta tester) and SonicFill 2 just raises the bar. This is definitely something to check out.






Ultradent Genius Endo System

One of the newest ideas in endo is the combination of reciprocation and rotary files in the same procedure. This has been around for a short while and has rapidly gained ground with doctors due to less file breakage.

Onto the scene comes Ultradent with their new Genius System. It is a complete system with motor, files, and obturation. It is simple to use and easy to get excellent results.

Features include:

·      Compatible with both reciprocation and rotary movements

·      Operate ideally in the 90º/30º reciprocation movement provided by the EVOS motor

·      Complete most procedures with just two files

·      Multiple finishing options

·      Perfect for both treatment and re-treatment

I have been very impressed with my experience with it and recommend it highly.

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