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A look at some of the recently announced products from the dental industry.
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Fitebac® Cavity Cleanser
Created to provide antimicrobial properties at the site of a dental restoration, Fitebac Cavity Cleanser is a 2% K21 QAS aqueous ethanolic solution for use on cavity prep sites. The solution can remove debris in carious lesion preps as well as penetrate exposed dentin tubules which is said to increase bond strengths to dentin while also helping to manage residual contamination of the restoration site. The material can reportedly help eliminate and prevent recurrent decay beneath the restoration or at margins, extending the life of the prosthetic solution.
Why this material is truly something new:
Featuring K21 QAS, which consists of four Silane Quaternary Ammonium structures covalently linked to a silane core, FiteBac Cavity Cleanser offers ongoing antimicrobial properties to provide ongoing protection from the time of application. It provides this protection while actually improving the infiltration of adhesive monomers into acid-etched dentin while inhibiting formation of MMP-9 and Cathepsin-K.
770-218-6221 | fitebacdental.com
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A 3D/2D extraoral imaging system, Axeos is designed to provide practices with a versatile imaging solution that’s simple to use and easy to integrate with other technology. The system offers the largest field of view of any 3D/2D imaging system from Dentsply Sirona, and its low dose exposure settings capture high-quality images with reduced radiation exposure for patients and staff. User-friendly features include smart height adjustment, short scan times, and easy disinfection of the system’s surfaces.
Why this imaging system stands out:
With Sidexis 4 software behind the scenes, Axeos is able to put digital images to use for a range of diagnostic and treatment planning applications. The system can be integrated with more than 250 practice management software platforms and treatment planning software platforms including the suite of SICAT solutions, allowing it to be used for everything from implant planning to endodontic diagnostics and planning to airway management, and even articulation and function analysis. This makes the system ideal for meeting a practice’s imaging needs now and in the future.
844-848-0137 | dentsplysirona.com
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MPI™ and ULT™ Molecular Precision Implants
Designed to provide both high initial implant stability and a long-term anchor, the MPI implants feature a unique spherical helix chamber design that is said to capture blood and bone fragments to assist osseointegration. A beveled collar shifts the dental implant-abutment junction inward, allowing for platform switching. Additionally, the Moleculock™ biomechanical implant-abutment seal design makes the gaps too small for bacterial penetration which may reduce the risks of peri-implantitis. The ULT implants offer many of the same advantages along with a patented Reverse Concave Neck (RCN) with micro-threads that resist axial load. Both implant lines feature a familiar internal hex connection.
Why these implants and the company behind them are notable:
With 50 years of experience in precision machining for high-end aerospace, aeronautical, automotive, and medical device companies, Ditron Dental is capable of producing parts at single micron level accuracies. The company’s quality assurance programs test products in numerous ways with a goal of ensuring zero defects per million parts, and then the products are mechanically washed, disinfected, and finally packaged in an ISO 14644-1 “Class 7” compliant clean room that has particle counts of less than 1 per million/m3.
844-4DI-TRON (434-8766) | ditrondentalusa.com
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Features Tomosharp Technology designed to generate sharp panoramic images effortlessly.
CS 8200 3D
The CS 8200 3D is a multi-modality system that includes 2D panoramic imaging, CBCT imaging, 3D object scanning, and optional cephalometric imaging. The added enhancements of larger fields-of-view and advanced algorithms reportedly help clinicians see more and do more for patients. It covers both daily clinical applications and more advanced treatments. The 8200 system has 6 selectable FOVs, from 4 cm by 4 cm to 12 cm by 10 cm. The EndoHD mode, available on the smallest FOV, delivers high-resolution scans (75 μm) for even the finest details of root canal morphology.
800-944-6365 | carestreamdental.com
Manta™ Endodontic Handpiece
The Manta is a cordless, compact precision endo handpiece/motor unit. The handpiece uses precision processing technology to minimize vibration and has a mini contra-angle head for easy line-of-sight when performing root canal procedures. Small and lightweight, the Manta ensures a well-balanced distribution of weight for better ergonomics in the clinician’s hand. It features an LCD display and complete speed and torque control. Five programmable settings for speed and torque can be adjusted and saved based on the clinician’s preferences. The Manta is fully portable with a 2-way power supply and over 8 hours of battery life on a 2.5-hour charge.
SS White Dental
800-535-2877 | sswhitedental.com
Blū Intraoral Sensor
The Blū intraoral sensor is designed to provide crystal-clear images and its small size allows for maximum patient comfort. Available in Size 2 and Size 1 sensors, the Blū has 27 LP/mm Theoretical imaging for an accurate diagnosis. Its compact size makes this sensor durable and is made to last. Blū supports more than 25 software suites, allowing the team to seamlessly integrate the sensor into the practice workflow. Plus, the sensor comes with premium support, training, and extended warranties.
800-518-1102 | digi-doc.com
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Complements operatory set up and allows for the organization of equipment by procedure.
Implant Procedure Power Cart
This modular procedure cart provides treatment room flexibility and is designed to complement dental treatment equipment set up. The cart easily rolls into the operatory with implant or advanced treatment procedure instrumentation ready to use. One cord powers up dual electrical outlet arrays for connected instruments and ample drawer space allows for procedure-specific organization. The bottom drawer offers convenient storage with foot control. The cart’s MetalCraft aluminum construction for chassis and drawers provide easy cleaning and durability and its WilsonArt® surface worktop is easy to disinfect.
ASI Dental Supplies
303-766-3646 | asidental.com
Flo™ Water Testing Service Kit
Flo is an advanced mail-in waterline testing service that offers test results the same day the samples arrive at the lab. The test utilizes Flow Cytometry analysis measuring the absolute cell count of bacteria in the water sample. The Flo test provides third-party verification of CDC compliance with the less than 500 CFU/mL standard for water safety. The kit comes complete with everything needed to perform a waterline test, including an overnight return shipping label.
ProEdge Dental Water Labs
888-843-3343 | proedgedental.com
The Little Giants washers and dryers provide disinfection and fabric care in a high-energy, compact system. The units were engineered with high-performance heater elements and feature intelligent water intake controls and short cycle times. Each washer and dryer also features an M Touch Flex interface with no buttons or dials and are stackable or can be used side-by-side. The washer has a 25-minute Express cycle and more than 50 programs, including a high-temperature disinfection setting. The dryer features heat pump technology and 35 programs, including a 4D filtration system.
800-991-9380 | mieleusa.com
AeroSol Away is a stand-alone, dual vacuum, negative pressure system that is mounted behind the operatory chair and is designed to significantly reduce aerosols, splatter, and droplets generated during patient treatment. The custom-shaped negative pressure nozzles offer dual-suction while the ergonomically designed Evacu-Caps surround a patient’s face to reportedly eliminate aerosols in order to protect clinicians, staff and patients. This extra-oral evacuation system is said to pull aerosols from the mouth before they can spread to surrounding areas. The Beta version system includes a dual vacuum motor with built-in muffler, all hoses and fittings, connectors for attaching to the chair back, and a HEPA filter cartridge replacement.
888-594-8448 | aerosolaway.com
Horico® ZKD4 Kit
The Horico ZKD4 kit is specially assembled and organized to simplify chairside adjustment of crowns and bridges made of zirconia, lithium disilicate, and other modern dental ceramics. The kit contains 5 Lion diamonds and 2 Lamello polishers that ease final adjustment of hard-ceramic restorations. Horico Lion diamonds provide rapid, precise, cool cutting and are designed for durability and long-term performance. The highly-durable, long-lasting Horico Lamello polishers offer a 2-step technique for polishing and produce a high shine on hard ceramic material.
ErgoFinger is a disposable finger attached HVE Tip that permits ergonomic working postures to avoid upraised arms, bending, and twisting of the neck, and other stress-producing positions. Designed to reduce the physical stress of a dental professional working without an assistant, the wearable tool is also said to help reduce aerosols during procedures. The ErgoFinger HVE Tip features a nozzle bore size of 11 mm that reduces aerosol contamination from the oral cavity and eliminates fluid and debris while performing instrumentation procedures without an assistant. Each package contains 50 pieces of finger, sizes S-M or L-XL with attached nozzle bore, and 50 pieces of tube.
402-306-8164 | ergofinger.com
Invisalign Stickables are sticker accessories designed exclusively for use with the patented SmartTrack® material in Invisalign clear aligners. Available in an array of designs, colors, shapes, and themes, Stickables are a fun, engaging way for patients to show their personal style during Invisalign treatment. For young patients, Invisalign Stickables are available in 10 fun themes including fantasy and gaming, shapes and colors, sports and activities, travel and transit, emojis and faces, and animals and nature. The sticker and applicator are made from a water-resistant multi-layer plastic material and are biocompatibility tested.
Align Technology, Inc.
984-833-5700 | invisalign.com