A look at some of the newest dental product launches in the industry.
BIOLASE and EdgeEndo have announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the EdgePRO laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device. This device is designed for endodontic procedures for cleaning and disinfection. The EdgePRO system and related products are available in the United States.
Why this laser is ideal for endodontic procedures:
The EdgePRO laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device utilizes BIOLASE’s Er,Cr:YSGG 2780-nm wavelength technology. Using this technology, the EdgePRO irrigation device is able to make root canal procedures easier, more efficient, and safer for both patient and practitioner. This laser technology can be used for debridement, cleaning, and disinfection for root canal procedures and uses laser light-sound technology paired with irrigation. These technologies paired together create an ideal system for disinfection in endodontic procedures.
Bien-Air’s Nova is designed to overcome the challenges of a traditional handpiece. The small head and slim handle enhance field of vision and guarantee easier access to the back of the mouth. With the Accu-Spray Quattro Mix system, it focuses 4 asymmetrical air/water sprays on the end of the bur with laser precision. Its stainless steel construction with PVD coating—4 times more resistant to shocks— and PVD coated chuck—doubling the handpiece life—makes it the lightest handpiece in the company’s range.
Why this handpiece stands out from the rest:
These improved ergonomics reduce wrist fatigue during day-to-day work, and the opti-mized Cylcro gears and monobloc handle reduce both vibrations and the sound level for user comfort. Additional features include Cool Touch+ heat-arresting technology to reduce risk of patient burns and a sterilizable antiretraction valve protection to reduce risks of cross contamination.
The latest updates to SureSmile® Aligner Software are designed to further enhance the overall user experience and interface. The company also plans to integrate SureSmile VProTM, an at-home high-frequency vibration (HFV) device, with the SureSmile workflow later this year. The software features updated treatment planning tools, including an enhanced view of models and a streamlined patient management screen to make it easier for doctors on the SureSmile Aligner Platform to view key information. Additionally, a simplified prescription process enables them to work more efficiently. It also gives users a new dental examination process: a 2D color model of the upper and lower dental arch.
Why this user interface streamlines case information:
The tooth movement icon opens the free-floating window with tabs for displace-ments, elastics, and measurements, and the patient summary screen makes it easy to view important information such as the case’s full expiration date, dental exam, and prescription details. Communication with the SureSmile Digital Lab is facilitated through a streamlined prescription process.
The Innobyte™ is a handheld device that measures an edentulous patient’s bite force to determine whether they need a prosthesis or bridge on their dental implants. Measuring the bite force helps boost case acceptance, and Innobyte touts instant results for quick and painless consultation. It is said to be precise, reliable, and relatively easy to use. As premature restoration failures are born from excessive bite force, this device can be a powerful tool to ensure the longevity of restorations. Financing is available for the Innobyte, which is available now.
Editor's Choice: The Innobyte device works in just a few seconds to take the bite force measurement for edentulous patients.
The new Oral-B iO Series 10 is a rechargeable electric toothbrush featuring iO Sense technology. The iO 10 offers live coaching directly on its charger for guid-ance on time, pressure, and coverage without needing to bring a smartphone into the bathroom. Its clock and timer help users brush for the recommended 2 minutes. All user data syncs to the Oral-B app for deeper insights into brushing habits. The iO 10 also features 7 different cleaning modes for a more personalized experience. The series also includes the iO Series 4 and iO Series 5 toothbrushes. Each brush features multiple brushing modes to personalize the brushing experience. The iO 5 can also provide users with real-time coverage tracking and coaching via the Oral-B app.
Midmark Corporation’s new options in the Synthesis collection of clinical-grade dental cabinetry provide more efficient storage. The new options available with this collection better position storage to require less reach. They include wall-hung configurations designed to improve reach and increase storage while decreasing nonergonomic storage in the same amount of space, as well as gravity-fed, angled-flow shelving for improved visibility and accessibility to supplies.The collection includes base storage cabinets, overhead cabinets, mobile treatment cabinets, and specialty cabinets available in multiple styling options.
Sterngold Dental has announced its Sterngold Total Smile™ (STS™). STS is intended to offer a new range of treatment opportunities for its patients as well as more cost-effectiveness for the practice. To do this, Sterngold has combined its implant solutions with attachment options and its digital solutions. The STS work-flow is a fully comprehensive system to assist dental professionals in saving costs and patients in saving money. This system was designed during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a single source with affordability. Sterngold recommends STS mostly for small- to medium-sized independent practices.
TrollFoil 4.5 is a new addition to the TrollFoil product line and at 4.5 μm, the thinnest articulating product on the market. Research findings show that the thinner the articulating foil the better, especially when you need to fine-tune that one spot the patient feels but you cannot reach with your normal articulating product. Adjustments are precise instead of grinding all over the place. It is designed to be the perfect product for getting those hard to dial-in bites quickly and easily.
Henry Schein Orthodontics’ Studio Pro 4.0 treatment planning software for Reveal Clear Aligners allows Reveal providers to personalize treatment planning with greater ease and control when reviewing and approving aligner cases. This new software gives Reveal providers virtual setup tools to visualize and communicate clear aligner treatment plans. The software has more than 25 features, enabling practitioners to navigate an interface that was designed with feedback from clinicians at all skill levels.
Editor's Choice: Henry Schein offers full in-office support for Reveal providers in treatment planning.
WooBamboo has expanded its eco-friendly oral care line with the addition of bamboo replacement heads for electric toothbrushes. The first line of replacement heads fits Phillips Sonicare electric toothbrushes. WooBamboo’s toothbrush heads are made from sustainably harvested bamboo and coated in vegan soy wax to ensure longevity and keep the parts smooth. The dental-grade bristles are soft but strong enough to produce a powerful clean. More traditional blunt-tipped bristles are said to struggle to clean between teeth, but these tapered-tip bristles are designed to perform similarly to floss. The brush heads use 86% less plastic than other brands and are certified plastic negative. The company also uses 100% biodegradable packaging for all its products.
Editor's Choice: These brush heads are eco-friendly and sustainable while still maintaining the necessary effectiveness of a brush head
The CAO Group has announced an upgrade for its ClearVue LED bulb. Light fixtures attached to dental chairs use halogen bulbs, which are not energy efficient and have relatively short lifetimes when used every day. LED lights consume less energy and have a longer lifetime. ClearVue is said to eliminate the hassle of changing the dental chair’s entire light fixture, as the LED bulb plugs into existing sockets. The ClearVue LED bulb has a 15,000-lumen output, 5000-K color temperature, and a 5-year warranty. A variety of industry standard chairs, including the A-dec, Pelton & Crane, and Midmark brands, among others, can be retrofitted with ClearVue. ClearVue LED is said to have a longer lifespan and offer cost savings for practices.
Celebrity Smiles® has released a new wireless LED dual light technology for teeth whitening. Celebrity Smiles Club users can choose whitening gel that has 35% carbamide peroxide plus BioMin or PAP (no peroxide) for an improved patient experience. The addition of BioMin fluoride will remineralize enamel and is said to eliminate sensitivity. The Cool Light Technology® helps decrease any chance of sensitive teeth, enabling your patients to enjoy a whiter smile. The whitening system includes 32 blue and red LED lights. The blue light is said to quickly whiten teeth, whereas the red light soothes and comforts gums and teeth.
The nonopioid oral pain relief gel BioStom™ Oral Pain Gel is designed to manage pain for oral wounds, mouth sores, injuries, and ulcers by adhering to tissue and forming a protective barrier. It is meant to prevent irritation and maintain a moist wound environment. BioStom was designed to provide oral pain relief without the use of opioids, particularly for younger patients, whose brains are still developing. This pain gel is intended to help avoid the overprescription of opioids.