Cover Products and other Editor’s choice products throughout this issue are chosen based on innovation or their perceived impact on improving patient care and practice efficiency.
The latest update to this comprehensive dental digital imaging software platform is designed to offer enhanced ease of use and a wide range of new image management tools. The updated interface is said to make it more efficient to accomplish tasks in the software with fewer clicks, and the controls are customizable for added efficiencies specific to each practice. The unified interface and image database collects all 2D, 3D, and CAD/CAM images and videos in a single place, and images can be viewed in a dual-screen, pop-up style, which is said to make managing image files easier than ever. The new Romexis Dental PACS module makes it simpler to add images from 3rd party devices while also enhancing treatment planning features in order to be support multi-site practices.
What makes this update noteworthy:
The latest update to Planmeca Romexis adds new flexible workflow wizards that offer step-by-step and click-by-click guidance for complex processes such as implant training and smile design. A mix of on-screen guidance and tutorial videos help users not only successfully complete their tasks, but also to learn to accomplish this even more efficiently in the future. The Smile Design feature now features artificial intelligence-guided image cropping and orientation, while the Implant Guide now includes virtual tooth extraction simulations.
SimplyZero allows for 0 percent merchant fees or costs to the practice by optimizing for a card present transaction fee. This can save practices 3 to 5 percent of total revenues. Designed to give dental practices control over their revenue cycles, SimplyZero is a feature of the Simplifeye Payments service. A single dashboard manages all payment activities and can be used to securely communicate with patients, who can then submit payments via a secure online patient portal branded to your specific practice.
What this service does differently:
Not just a stand-alone payment processing service, SimplyZero is one component of Simplifeye’s “Virtual Practice in a Box” platform. A practice can implement Amplify, 24/7 Live Chat, to capture prospective patients on their website. With consent obtained digitally, the practice can collect billing information ahead of the telehealth appointment, which can be conducted via the Connect platform. The Amplify team collects the insurance and billing information from the patient, places the patient into a turnkey virtual “waiting room,” and alerts the dentist via text message. The dentist can accept the virtual teleconferencing invitation from any device, which allows for HIPAA compliant video conferencing, while the dentist seamlessly takes notes.
This update to Invisalign’s treatment planning platform moves the application to the cloud, allowing clinicians to plan and check on patient treatment from anywhere with internet access. Also, the software now features an “In-Face” visualization tool designed to merge the planned treatment outcomes with a photo of the patient’s face to create a virtual treatment outcome preview. These images are designed to aid clinicians when presenting treatment plans to patients. Additional updates in this version of the software include improved design and controls for easier, more efficient treatment planning. In addition, as a cloud-based platform, ClinCheck 6.0 users will always have the latest software version available when they log in online.
Why this is a significant upgrade:
The latest updates to the ClinCheck platform focus on usability from multiple vantage points. The cloud-platform makes it easier for clinicians to access files at any time, and keeps the software up to date. The new “In-Face” visualizations are created by bringing together intraoral scans with iTero systems, design files from ClinCheck, and extraoral images from almost anywhere. Clinicians can easily access the ClinCheck 6.0 platform by logging into their accounts at the Invisalign Doctor Site.
The Ortek-ECD is a small portable device that is designed to detect cavitated lesions in the pit and fissures of posterior teeth. The device’s base unit has a digital display and a handpiece with a disposable conductive stainless-steel tip, which ensures electrical contact with the dentinal fluid found at the bottom of a fissure. When the dentinal fluid from the breached enamel makes contact with the tip, an electrical circuit is completed, and the device will beep. The digital display will increase from 00 to 100 based on the size of the lesion.
Ortek Therapeutics, Inc.
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Zipbond Universal is a BPA and HEMA-free universal adhesive that is said to deliver consistent and reproducible bond strengths using all etching techniques. Established adhesive monomers, including MDP, are built into Zipbond to overcome challenges associated with dentin bonding. A uniform hybrid layer will form, even when dentin is overdried, eliminating post-operative sensitivity. Zipbond Universal has 5 percent nanofillers to ensure controlled handling and the ability to apply in a homogenous thin layer.
SDI North America, Inc.
ClearCorrect’s first remote clear aligner treatment solution, ClearCorrect NOW, is a fully clinician-directed teledentistry aligner solution that can help keep patients and clinicians safe in the midst of a pandemic. ClearCorrect NOW gives patients the option of completely virtual treatment, or they can choose to delay in-office procedures. Patients will start with a virtual consultation using the DentToGo™ platform. The clinician will enter a treatment prescription and aligners will be shipped to the patient, with the clinician monitoring progress remotely.
The Pure Breeze HEPA Air Purifier is a portable air purifier that scrubs the air of dust, chemicals, and biological hazards. This laboratory-grade air cleaner is said to be extremely quiet and ideal for many different air filtration applications. It uses a 4-stage HEPA filtration system to remove a reported 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns, an activated heavy-fill charcoal filter, and 2 micro-pleated particle filters. At 550 cubic feet per minute, the unit scrubs 1,000 square feet about 4-5 times per hour and has three adjustable speed settings.
Great Lakes Dental Technologies
Instafloss is a multi-jet water flosser that’s said to eliminate painful and inconvenient flossing, eliminating excuses for why many people do not floss their teeth. Reportedly the world’s first 10-second flosser, Instafloss uses an ergonomic mouthpiece that fits over the top and bottom teeth and uses multiple pulsing water jets to floss 360 degrees around each tooth. Pulsing water jets provide a thorough floss that feels great and cleans more effectively in smaller places than string floss. Instafloss is running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter until July 9.
VOCO has expanded its line of Profluorid Varnish with the Cola Lime flavor. With its low film thickness, subtle, great-tasting flavors and smooth feel, Profluorid Varnish is 5% sodium fluoride with a high immediate fluoride release to relive hypersensitivity. Its enhanced flow characteristics allow it to reach areas traditional varnishes may miss and it comes in tooth-shaded color without yellow discoloration of teeth. It’s packaged in the same easy-to-use SingleDose delivery system and provides the same quick uptake formulization.