Product Bites – September 22, 2023

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This week's Product Bites podcast features new launches from Align Technology, Neoss Group, Pac-Dent, Weave, Henry Schein One, Cocofloss, and AirPay. [7 Min]

 Product Bites – September 22, 2023

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Welcome to Product Bites, a weekly podcast from Dental Products Report providing you with a rundown of recently launched and updated dental technologies, materials, instruments and everything else you might use with patients or while running your practice.

I'm your host for this week DPR Editorial Director Noah Levine, and on this week's podcast, we've got 8 new products to talk about from Neoss Group, Pac-Dent, Align Technology, Weave, Cocofloss, AirPay, and Henry Schein One. So without further ado, let's learn about these 8 new innovations.

In collaboration with Osstell, Neoss Group recently introduced NeoTell, an implant stability testing device. NeoTell uses resonance frequency analysis technology to swiftly and accurately assess implant stability. This affordable solution provides an objective stability score benefiting both clinicians and patients in making informed treatment decisions. NeoTell is user friendly and eliminates the need for invasive procedures, leading to improved patient outcomes. The device is compatible with SmartPegs which offer a convenient and sterile way to do stability testing which enhances the precision of treatment planning and contributes to heightened patient satisfaction.

Pac-Dent recently introduced an expansion to its Rodin product line with Rodin Bond, a versatile, light-cured dental adhesive that features cutting edge glass filler technology that deeply permeates dentin tubules, creating strong structural bonds. It is compatible with various dental materials including dentin, enamel, composites, zirconia, and metals. When used with Rodin Sensiguard, a 2-in-1 desensitizer and primer, it further enhances bonds and reduces sensitivity. Both products are designed for efficiency with a user friendly flipped up cap for precise dispensing.

Align Technology recently introduced a range of new updates to enhance their dental treatment planning software and other product offerings. One update for their ClinCheck software is a new plan editor which gives dentists the ability to easily edit treatment plans within the software. Changes made are quickly reflected in the treatment plan, allowing for real time adjustments to ensure the best possible care for patients. The new Align Oral Health Suite is an innovative software app that empowers clinicians to create custom oral health reports using Align's iTero Element series of intraoral scanners. Patients can gain a clearer understanding of their dental and oral health conditions through these easy to visualize reports. On the Invisalign aligners front, a new feature for SmartForce attachments reduces the need for double attachments. This enhancement improves the esthetics of aligners without compromising care quality. Finally, the new Vivera retainer subscription model is available. This is for non-first time patients and allows them to conveniently order retainers directly from their doctor, which eliminates the need for office visits.

Also new from Align Technology is the Invisalign Palatal Expander. This new 3D printed solution for palatal expansion and growing patients is unlike traditional metal expanders, in that it does not need any screws to be turned. The palatal expanders are crafted using a proprietary 3D printing formula to ensure rapid and safe expansion and a more comfortable process for young patients. It addresses hygiene concerns with its removable design, and when used in conjunction with Invisalign First aligners, it provides comprehensive early orthodontic solution. The Invisalign palatal expander is expected to enter the market officially in 2024, pending regulatory approval.

Weave recently introduced Practice Analytics to aid dental practices with data driven decision making advice. Compatible with Dentrix, Open Dental, and Eaglesoft practice management software platforms, the new feature builds upon Weave's existing message analytics and phone analytics capabilities, providing dental professionals with real time performance metrics on patient retention, appointment scheduling efficiency, treatment acceptance rates, and revenue generation. Practice Analytics also unveils unscheduled restorative or hygiene treatment plans, highlights cancellations, and reveals the average time between treatments. Additionally, it facilitates seamless patient communications through its mobile application. This robust analytics tool empowers dental practices to track missed opportunities related to patient care, patient volumes, revenue and resource utilization.

Cocofloss has launched Cocoshine, on innovative toothpaste with a nano-hydroxyapatite formula designed to tackle four essential tasks simultaneously. Cocoshine whitens teeth, addresses sensitivity, balances the oral microbiome, and strengthens enamel. The nano-hydroxyapatite formulation penetrates beneath the tooth surface to remineralize and fortify, repairing microcracks and enhancing whiteness. It addresses hypersensitivity by replenishing lost minerals and filling dentinal tubules. This oral care solution also contains key ingredients like xylitol, coconut oil, and aloe vera. It's free from sulfates, parabens, propylene glycol, triclosan, artificial dyes, and sweeteners. Cocoshine is cruelty free, vegan, and available in two flavors, delicious mint or lychee breeze.

AirPay recently introduced its new solution designed to simplify and automate the pre-appointment workflows for dental front desk teams. AirPay integrates seamlessly with popular practice management systems and performs bulk insurance eligibility checks, saving staff time and reducing claim denials and missed collections AirPay provides increased transparency regarding insurance plans and treatment costs helping patients understand the costs of proposed treatment.

Finally, Henry Schein One recently launched Lighthouse360+. Designed to seamlessly integrate with any practice management system, Lighthouse360+ offers simplified online patient scheduling, customizable digital forms that automate data intake and sync seamlessly with the practice management software. This helps reduce paper usage and saves time. The integrated phone system sends missed call text notifications to help attract new patients, while payment reminders streamline workflows and ensure timely payments to the office. Lighthouse360+ also offers reputation management, prompting regular patient reviews. Its user friendly dashboard makes it simple for office managers and front office staff to take advantage of the software capabilities.

That does it for this week's Product Bites from Dental Products Report. Thanks for listening. As always, check out all the latest new dental products on dentalproductsreport.com/newdentalproducts, and be sure to check back next week for the next episode of Product Bites.

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