A look at some of the recently announced products in the dental industry.
DTX Studio Suite is a software suite that allows practices to simplify the storage and management of patient scans and images. It is 1 software across the practice that can be utilized on both Windows and Mac systems. Linked with the most popular and used practice management systems, DTX Studio Clinic can be integrated across the practice with ease. This can reduce the amount of software in the practice, leading to a more efficient workflow. The DTX Studio Clinic is said to have a variety of smart features that allow clinicians to expand and compare images using advanced dental technologies such as artificial intelligence, data sets, and proprietary voxel-based algorithms. The studio can be used for a multitude of chairside procedures and can help make the best use of the patient’s and the practice’s time.
What sets this software apart
The DTX Studio Suite lets practices that would otherwise be bogged down with multiple image management services utilize just 1 software across the entire practice. It can easily be integrated with the most popular practice management systems so that practices can start using it in the daily workflow as soon as they acquire it.
Press and ceramic furnaces by Ivoclar Vivadent are said to feature a more modern and comfortable design. Cooling trays have been redesigned to allow for more space and better cooling. The keypad and color touchscreen were designed for optimal user experience, allowing users to operate within the interface with relative ease of use. The second-generation Programat furnaces are connected to the Internet of Things to access Ivoclar Vivadent’s online customer portal. Monthly usage information is available through this customer portal, and users can optimize their experience to make work more efficient.
What’s new with these furnaces
These Programat furnaces can be utilized as a modern and optimized furnace. Greater access to Ivoclar Vivadent’s network will allow Programat furnaces to collect feedback and assist more efficiently in any upkeep or machine updates. In this connectivity, workflow can be streamlined in order to better assist customers in receiving the best product possible.
This new prosthetic platform is suitable across 3 implant ranges—1 impression coping, 1 implant replica, and 1 abutment interface. It was designed to make things more efficient and cost-effective for clinicians and to eliminate the need for separate 1- or 2-stage designs. It is said to create predictable esthetics, soft tissue integration, and precision to offer benefits that traditional implant systems lack. This type of treatment solution can offer long-term results while reducing inventory clutter.
How this prosthetic platform is different
Because of its 3-in-1 capabilities, NeossONE is able to be a cost saver for clinicians in its inventory savings, and there is no need for separate designs. In being 3 in 1, NeossONE is still able to maintain the quality of care in its esthetics and integration while offering long-term results that will be beneficial for patients and clinicians alike. These benefits may not be offered by traditional implant systems while still saving the clinician money and space in the long term.
Preat Perma Block
A uniquely designed, cellulose-based material that is said to require no mixing, curing, setting, or working time, Preat Perma Block is a block-out material. It can be used on undercuts during impression taking procedures. It is available to be placed immediately and comes in a single-dose cartridge. The Perma Block contours to the shape of the instrument. It is also heavy enough that it will not move or displace at any point during the process, allowing for efficiency, accuracy, and reduced chairside time.
800-232-7732 | preat.com
The RealGuide™ Software Suite is designed to offer a platform that allows for implant planning and design/production of surgical guides. The suite is said to be secure and accurate to guide in minimally invasive surgeries. RealGuide makes it easier to place a dental implant in the intended position while enabling less invasive surgical procedures. The suite contains multiple software modules that can be customized to acquire accurate diagnoses, intended implant positioning, and advanced surgical guide design.
866-828-5300 | realguide.com
Editor's Choice: RealGuide has multiple software modules to offer a comprehensive software suite for clinicians.
Motto is meant to fill the orthodontal gap between patients who require treatment but cannot afford expensive products. Guided by doctors, patients will go through a digital scan to get an impression for their aligner. In-office technology will allow patients to receive their clear aligners or impression kit within the day.
877-546-6886 | mottoaligners.com
Overjet has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Overjet Dental Assist™ artificial intelligence (AI) product. This Software as a Medical Device product applies AI in real time to aid dentists and hygienists. The software supports dental professionals in measuring mesial and distal bone levels in bitewing and periapical radiographs for the diagnosis and treatment planning of periodontal disease. In clinical performance testing, Overjet Dental Assist demonstrated automated measurement capabilities comparable to a team of highly skilled dentists. Overjet’s software is in daily use by multiple large dental insurance companies to automate and improve the accuracy of dental claims review.
Scout Analytics is a practice analytics application designed to provide users with key performance indicators to enhance organizational decision support systems and optimize performance. The application is available to the dental team through an intuitive dashboard. Its technology allows users to compare their practice key performance indicators (KPIs) to the average of all Scout users, which helps them understand their strengths and weaknesses and focus on KPIs important to them.
800-596-0133 | drdds.com
The new shade guide features tabs fabricated from BruxZir® Zirconia with the translucency of the BruxZir Esthetic formulation. This material choice reportedly makes this a more accurate shade guide for BruxZir restorations. The BruxZir Zirconia Shade Guide features 8 tabs, with 7 tabs—Z2 through Z8—matching up with popular shades in the VITA shade system, and the eighth tab being a bleach shade.
800-854-7256 | glidewell.com
The second thermo-viscous composite from VOCO, VisCalor is a universal composite that combines esthetics and technology. After being warmed, VisCalor is viscous as a flowable, then cools to body temperature once it has been placed. The soft consistency is said to make it easier for a clinician to sculpt the composite. It is indicated for all classes and is said to be durable while still maintaining viscosity. It is a 2-in-1 restorative that is formulated to optimize workflow through its efficiency.
VOCO America Inc
888-658-2584 | voco.dental/us/home
A premixed bioceramic calcium silicate-based MTA sealer, DIA-ROOT BIO Sealer has various features and benefits that make it stand out. It has a nonshrinking feature and is said to have a strong bonding ability. Those 2 features combined create an optimized sealer for root canals. It has biocompatibility so as to heal tissue with minimal inflammatory reaction, allowing calcium ions that are released to help bone and tissue regeneration. With premixed and filled syringes as well as a 6-month postuse storage time, the DIA-ROOT BIO Sealer is suitable for any root canal procedure.
877-342-3368 | diadent.com
Automate is said to be the first dental design platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Developed for dental laboratories and hosted on the 3Shape website, Automate allows dental technicians to set up an unlimited number of design orders with customizable instructions and upload scans to the design service. Its AI technology is said to return design proposals in as little as 5 minutes, regardless of the number of designs ordered. Labs will only pay for what is approved and downloaded. Its open platform allows technicians using 3Shape Dental System, exocad, or other select scanners to send files to the platform.
908-867-0144 | 3shape.com
Editor's Choice: Using artificial intelligence, Automate is able to work quickly and efficiently for technicians who are looking to increase the pace of their workflow.
Using dental and medical imaging algorithms, Polaroid HealthCare has introduced a new Windows-based imaging software. Polaroid DDS uses dental and medical imaging algorithms to produce digital images that clinicians and practitioners can observe in high-definition detail. The software is said to have “no limits” and “no fees,” creating a time- and cost-saving program for practices that are looking for a new imaging software. Polaroid DDS contains data converters for popular practice management programs, allowing practices to convert existing digital images into the software.
844-789-5050 | polaroidhealth.com
Aerosol Protection Loupes from Designs for Vision feature silicone eyecups to protect users’ eyes from aerosol spray and splatter. The eyecups are described as soft, lightweight, and comfortable. They are designed to provide a complete, tight orbital seal, and attach to the frame via magnets for easy removal for cleaning and disinfecting. Each features adjustable spring hinges and wire core temples for a precise and stable fit.
Designs for Vision
800-345-4009 | designsforvision.com
This unit can be used to treat a variety of surfaces, including examination rooms, patient chairs, and dental equipment. The Operatory Fogger connects to a compressed air line, then sprays a mist of Zyris’ Disinfectant to treat the area. The spray is certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency and is on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s List N of approved disinfectants for COVID-19.
805-560-6066 | zyris.com