A look at the newest product releases in the dental industry.
Midmark has announced the release of its latest product line, the Midmark Extraoral Imaging System (EOIS). This system includes 2D panoramic and 3D CBCT imaging x-ray devices with cephalometric add-on options. EOIS is designed to make things simpler for clinicians in their capturing of panoramic and CBCT imaging with its controls and software.
What sets this imaging system apart
The system is intuitive, allowing for easy adoption in dental practices. EOIS is easily updatable from the 2D panoramic unit to the 3D CBCT technology, according to the manufacturer. The Cephalometric Extension is available for both the 2D and 3D units. Other features of EOIS include its relatively small unit size, making it suitable for any size dental practice, as well as its high image quality. Midmark will also offer professional training and support to ensure installation and use are optimized to suit the practice’s needs.
This easy-to-use, accurate, compact, and lightweight intraoral scanner provides a flexible workflow with open files, making the output easy to share among the dental team. With an easy USB cable connection and full touch-screen support, the NeoScan 1000 is easily shared between operatories. There is no need for another power supply.
What makes this scanner different
Weighing just 198 g, this scanner will not cause discomfort even when held for a long period of time. The scanner achieves a 16 by 14-mm high-definition field of view. Its true-color images make it easier for clinicians to distinguish tooth structure and soft tissues so that margin lines and undercut areas can be easily identified. With a motion capture feature and buttons on the handpiece, clinicians can complete the entire process of scanning, optimizing, and exporting without touching the computer.
Dragonfly is a powered loupe with a wireless headlight fully integrated into the eyewear frame. It is designed to seamlessly combine Orascoptic’s industry-leading optics and award-winning headlight into a single, lightweight product. All electronics and batteries are completely contained within the custom-built frame itself, so there are no visible wires or cables.
What makes these loupes a clear choice
Clinicians can customize their Dragonfly with multiple magnification powers, different carrier lens shapes, and a variety of stunning colors. Every Dragonfly employs Orascoptic’s TruColor™ headlight technology, which ranks among the highest LED color-rendering accuracy in the industry. An innovative counter-balance design affords all-day comfort by minimizing pressure on the user’s nose bridge, reducing weight on the nose by up to 30%.
Built around a new IntelliSense™ processor, the TurboSensor+ Ultrasonic Scaler ensures top-level, consistent performance with all market-leading 30K inserts. It features a detachable, autoclavable 30K handpiece for enhanced reprocessing, cleanliness, and disinfection. The TurboSensor+ also includes a new tap-on purge mode for waterline cleansing, a new priming mode for preparing the handpiece to begin scaling with the first compression of the foot pedal, a streamlined setup with easy-to-assemble and easy-to-position components, and a superior water flow system for improved aerosol management. The TurboSensor+ is available in a variety of colors including, pearl, midnight blue, tangerine, lilac, and electric blue.
SimplyClear is the newest addition to orthobrain®’s total solution for orthodontic growth, combining high-quality clear aligners with a support model that drives successful orthodontic programs and long-term revenue growth. Using advanced, flexible material, SimplyClear offers a comfortable patient experience while maintaining the strength needed for optimal clinical results. The system increases profitability by managing orthodontic cases in-house and reduces time spent chairside, resulting in increased production through its case management service. Additionally, SimplyClear costs 30% less than competing clear aligner systems.
Allday Dry Mouth Gel is designed to combat dry mouth with a patented formula that includes a mucoadhesive hydrogel, which works with xylitol to relieve dry mouth. The gel is manufactured to a neutral pH level of approximately 7 and is saturated with 44% xylitol. Its unique hydrogel holds xylitol in the mouth for an extended period, prolonging its bacteriostatic benefits. It’s estimated that 25% of patients suffer from dry mouth. A dry mouth solution may help keep these patients from experiencing pain and discomfort while also providing protection from caries.
Complete Specialty Solutions has announced the commercial launch of its software platform Stream Dental. This software is designed to manage and maintain in-house specialty services. Stream Dental has a variety of features to assist with in-house specialty planning. These include an enhanced referral capture with customer relationship management capabilities, specialty-specific patient engagement, specialist apps, enterprise analytics, risk management and compliance support, and in-house and external specialty referral workflows. These features will all combine to help practices and dental service organizations organize their specialty workflows.
This addition to the LOCATOR implant system requires no abutment, less bone reduction, and less chair time than traditional, screw-retained restorations. Clinicians can now provide a fixed full-arch solution that is driven by flexibility with the goal of making affordable, permanent teeth accessible. Clinicians can offer staged treatment planning—removable overdentures today followed by fixed full-arch solutions tomorrow, simply by switching out the LOCATOR inserts and housings in the existing prosthesis and fabricating a new prosthesis later. The LOCATOR FIXED is designed to address the challenge of tooth loss and make full-arch fixed dentistry more attainable for patients.
Columbia Dentoform by DENTALEZ®’s new surgical manikin, Surgio, is designed to offer dental students the kind of realism that bolsters their accuracy, particularly with simulated bone densities. Surgio’s oral cavity has lifelike soft tissue and accurate bone density. Surgio allows dental students and continuing education learners to get hands-on experience with placing, tightening, and loosening implants as well as restorative work.
TheraBreath Whitening Fresh Breath Oral Rinse is designed to fight stains in 3 ways: It attacks discoloration with solubilizers that loosen stains, has natural enzymes that work with your saliva to dissolve stains, and contains an oxidizer to whiten your teeth. Powerful yet gentle, TheraBreath Whitening Fresh Breath Oral Rinse is designed to remove stains that other whitening products miss while also forming a protective barrier to prevent future discoloration. It is formulated without harsh chemicals such as peroxide, which is commonly found in other whitening products and can cause tooth sensitivity and discomfort.
The PG 8581 Washer-Disinfector is designed for cleaning and disinfecting by using a variety of features and programs for infection control. Its variable-speed heater pump adjusts the pump speed and wash pressure to facilitate the removal of soiling. Low pressure can also be used to soak all wash items. The unit also utilizes its Vario TD program, wherein soiling agents are removed in a low-temperature prewash phase that is nondenaturing. Disinfection is then carried out in a cleaning phase at 199 °F for 5 minutes. The PG8581 has a spray-arm monitor to optimize cleaning while protecting from harsh water and a wash capacity of up to 24 regular-sized cassettes per cycle.
PowerSonic Ultrasonic is a plant- and mineral-based 100% enzyme-free, catalytic cleaner that supercharges the action of your ultrasonic bath and instrument washer using nano-oxygen bubbles. The power comes from a naturally occurring technology platform that provides enhanced gas transfers, instantaneous odor elimination, and the breakdown of organic waste to essentially “eat up” any remaining contaminants. It is designed to effectively remove debris and reduce ultrasonic bath sludge and odors.
SmileDirectClub, Inc, has completely transitioned its second-generation retainer manufacturing technology in the company’s FDA-registered Smile Labs. The company’s upgraded retainer manufacturing lines feature the patented laser technology and automations that are leveraged to produce SmileDirectClub’s Comfort Sense aligners. The laser technology results in precision-cut retainers said to fit more comfortably while helping to maintain proper tooth alignment and healthy positioning, and the manufacturing automations continue to increase the company’s productivity.
The SmartLite Pro EndoActivator is an equipment solution designed for intracanal activation of irrigating fluids used for cleaning and disinfecting root canals. Designed for multi-directional movement, the SmartLite Pro uses elliptical motion and increased energy to achieve effective irrigation. With the SmartLite Pro EndoActivator, Dentsply Sirona gives clinicians an equipment solution that is easy to use and incorporate into their current root canal procedure workflow. SmartLite Pro EndoActivator tips are available in 3 sizes, including a new medium-long tip. These tips are designed to be flexible and are fabricated from noncutting medical-grade plastic, which provides no ledging, transportation, enlargement, or shaping of the canal.
Kancld, a software app that automatically refills canceled appointments by asking your patients whether they’d like to claim a newly open spot, hopes to solve a longtime issue for clinicians. Cancellations are one of the biggest areas of financial loss for a dental practice. With Kancld, a consistently full schedule is attainable and doesn’t have to come at the cost of burning out your staff. The Kancld platform messages your patients one by one, giving each patient a few minutes to respond. Using this method, Kancld has been generating a 73% rebooking rate for canceled appointments, including last-minute ones. It only takes a few seconds to create an account and Kancld comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. That means if it can’t add great value to your bottom line within your first 30 days of service, they’ll refund your subscription fee, no questions asked.
BasicBites SynergyPlus soft chew combines microbiome oral care technology with nutrients to help support tooth enamel, maintain healthy bones, and bolster immune and cardiovascular systems. The patent-pending formula includes arginine bicarbonate and calcium carbonate, which work together to create a healthy, balanced oral pH environment that protects teeth from harm caused by dry mouth and sugary foods and drinks. BasicBites SynergyPlus soft chews are also formulated with K2VITAL®, a K2 MK-7 formula designed to transport calcium into bones and teeth, and vitamin D3, which helps absorb calcium into the bloodstream and maintain strong teeth.
Dentrix QuickBill Premium is a new offering for Dentrix® practice management systems that allows dental professionals to notify patients of their outstanding balance via mail, email, or text message. Patients can choose to pay their balance using a computer or mobile device, which will automatically post to the Dentrix ledger. QuickBill Premium eliminates the need for manual billing procedures, reducing time and cost for dental offices. This new offering is designed to provide a comprehensive, all-in-one solution to billing. The platform enables users to send batches of billing statements and later see whether each message has been sent, opened, viewed, paid, and posted in the ledger.