A look at the newest product releases in the dental industry.
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Denticon Patient Engagement
This patient communication tool is a new capability incorporated into the company’s Denticon practice management software. With this Denticon Patient Engagement tool, dental practices and organizations can automate appointment reminders, create marketing campaigns, customize patient messages, and communicate important information. Research indicates that patients are more likely to choose a provider that offers reminders for follow-up care via email or text. It’s also natively built into Denticon, allowing clinicians to begin use right away.
What makes this patient engagement tool stand out:
Incorporating practice management software with patient engagement software saves time while earning the practice more money in the long term, eliminating the hassle of desyncing between different software. Denticon gives dental practices an easy way to stay in touch with patients returning for more regular visits following the pandemic. This new patient communication capability is available through Denticon now.
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The Immersify Dental mobile app for dentistry students aims to become the go-to educational resource via its new content subscription service that makes the learning experience more accessible and enjoyable for students. The platform utilizes augmented reality, gamification, and personalization to create an engaging learning experience. Immersify Dental is designed to support learning by combining the theoretical understanding of dentistry with practical experience.
Why this education service is worth a look:
Immersify Dental enables students to connect with learners, academics, and professionals from different universities and countries. It features expert content, is user-friendly, includes cutting-edge 3D interactive animations and augmented reality, and also is gamified with dental games and experiences. Immersify Dental is available for download for free from the Apple and Google Play stores.
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Biodentine XP includes all the science of Biodentine—launched by Septodont 10 years ago— embedded in an upgraded system, designed to provide practitioners an optimal daily experience from crown to root with 9 indications. Biodentine XP is formulated to ensure a consistent and perfect mix thanks to its proprietary mixer and easy delivery directly into the tooth with the Biodentine applicator gun. The all-in-one cartridges are available in 2 formats (XP 200 and XP 500) to accommodate the procedure and volume of material needed. The Biodentine XP Starter Pack contains the mixer, applicator gun, and packages of XP 200 and XP500 cartridges. Biodentine XP is also available in boxes of 10 refill cartridges.
Why this material is valuable to the practice:
Biodentine XP can be safely used in direct and indirect pulp capping, pulpotomies (reversible and irreversible pulpitis), and deep cavities;as a temporary enamel restoration; and in the root for endodontic repair procedures such as perforations, internal/external resorptions, apexification, and retrograde surgical filling. It can also be used for immature teeth.
Editor's Choice: The Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000 is guaranteed to improve gum health in 2 weeks, according to the manufacturer.
Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000
The new Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000 is designed to provide patients with a simple and effective way to remove up to 99.9% of plaque. The power flosser uses Quad Stream technology, a cross-shaped nozzle that creates 4 wide streams that is said to be 150% more effective than string floss at improving gingival health and provide a thorough clean interproximally and along the gingival margin. The Sonicare Cordless Power Flosser 3000 also features Pulse Wave Technology, which provides brief pauses in the cleaning pulsations to prompt patients to guide the nozzle to the next interproximal space to ensure no areas are missed.
DM Intelligent Platform
Designed to optimize digital systems and solutions for dental practices, DentalMonitoring’s DM Intelligent Platform is described as an industry-first digital workflow. This platform is designed to improve outcomes for patients in a way that also allows clinicians in the dental practice to expand their digital expertise. The DM Intelligent Platform has 3 main features to facilitate this optimized digital workflow: DataHub, which is a data analytics tool that monitors feedback to clinicians; Easy export of STL files from remote monitoring scans; and API/SDK Interfaces, allowing for easy integration of the DM Intelligent Platform with its digital partners. Dental professionals will be able to use DentalMonitoring’s artificial intelligence technology through the DM Intelligent Platform.
[LED Headlights for Loupes]
Two models of the LED headlights for loupes available from Admetec—the Orchid and Orchid F—have received an upgrade in maximum brightness from 60,000 lux to 80,000 lux. Additionally, the Orchid, Orchid F and Orchid E have been redesigned for a more ergonomically correct user experience. The new Orchid series models designed for dentists and their staff feature trimmed-down headlights and battery packs. The headlights’ control buttons have been repositioned to facilitate a more comfortable and natural hand positioning while using the controls. The series aligns with Admetec’s dedication to promoting good posture.
[Dental Staffing Platform]
Toothio is a staffing service that aims to create permanent hiring solutions for practices by matching them with vetted dental professionals. Co-founded by Ian Prendergast, Toothio was created to address the staffing issues that the industry faces. Practices can create an office profile to help Toothio find the best fit for whatever that practice needs. The practice then posts a shift and its pay rate, and then Toothio will do the rest, matching the practice with the right dental professional to suit their needs. Toothio handles payment and taxes, and professionals can be utilized on a full-time basis, making it more cost effective than hiring full-time.
Silent Nite Sleep Appliance with Glidewell Hinge
Glidewell’s Silent Nite® Sleep Appliance with Glidewell Hinge™ combines to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. The device will enable patients that use Silent Nite to be covered under Medicare. Because of the design criteria in place for mandibular advancement devices covered under Medicare, Glidewell research and development designed Hinge to specifically meet these requirements for patients who need it the most. It is made of surgical stainless steel and is micro-adjustable to therapeutic jaw positioning inside or outside of the mouth. The Hinge device uses a bilateral compression that pushes the jaw into position while also incorporating elastics to soften jaw activity. This is said to encourage closed-mouth nasal breathing without sacrificing patient comfort.
[Cloud Image Management]
tab32 has announced the launch of its latest cloud software solution, Image Cloud. Image Cloud is a plug-and-play image management platform that is accessible via desktop, smartphone, or tablet, and is compatible with all major dental sensors. Images and scans can be viewed, rotated, and annotated within Image Cloud while edits can be made to make images more easy-to-understand or see for patients for case acceptance. It will also allow clinicians to view images and measure angles for treatment planning. It does not require any software or hardware changes, making it easier to integrate into the dental practice. Image Cloud is designed with existing practice management software in mind, meaning dental practices and DSOs can bring it into the office without sacrificing systems they know and love.
PURELL® Healthcare Surface Disinfecting Wipes
PURELL® Healthcare Surface Disinfecting Wipes are now available in a new packaging option. The new flowpack is a 72-count convenient format designed for a more portable package that allows staff to carry wipes from location to location. Its slim packaging fits in tight, confined storage spaces, under sinks, and inside cabinets—places where canisters don’t fit, such as workstation-on-wheels carts, wheelchair pockets, and environmental service carts. The PURELL Surface Wipes are designed to quickly eliminate 99.9% of bacteria and viruses— including cold & flu, strep, norovirus, Listeria, MRSA, VRE, and human coronavirus.
Described as the only kids’ mouthwash scientifically proven to eliminate and prevent bad breath for 24 hours with just 2 rinses per day, SmartMouth Kids is available in a 10-oz dual-chamber bottle. Dentist-recommended, it is designed to encourage sound oral-hygiene practices and help kids maintain a healthier mouth. Featuring a zinc-activated formula that promotes oral health and boosts immunity, its grape flavor was designed with kids in mind to encourage regular oral-hygiene habits. It employs 2 powerful liquids to fight bad breath; a Sulfur Eliminating Solution destroys the root cause of bad breath: sulfur gases in the mouth.