Top 10 Editors' Choice Products

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Dental Products Report, Dental Products Report-2012-12-01, Issue 12

These new products were chosen by our Editorial Team based on pure innovation, or the ability to bring greater efficiency or consistency to the practice. Is there any new product you saw in 2012 that should have made the cut? Tell us in the comments section!

These new products were chosen by our Editorial Team based on pure innovation, or the ability to bring greater efficiency or consistency to the practice. Is there any new product you saw in 2012 that should have made the cut? Tell us in the comments section!

3M True Definition Scanner

Supported by an open and secure cloud-based platform, the 3M™ True Definition Scanner offers more ways to store clinical cases, share and connect at an economical price. It also includes an advanced digital impression system. The CAD/CAM scanner is designed without fragile moving parts and the wand never needs calibrating. The small scanner is lightweight and balanced, mimicking a handpiece to provide comfortable, clinical familiarity.
800-634-2249 •



From clinicians’ individual and personalized dashboards, ReputationMonitor® gathers online reviews, social media

mentions and listings from hundreds of sites and displays them on a single screen. It is said to help clinicians increase online visibility, track patient reviews and maximize social media. Dental offices also get real-time alerts when a new patient review is posted, as well as a full list of existing ratings and reviews from across the Web. It also monitors dentists’ local competitors, displaying their online stats for easy side-by-side comparison.
866-993-8206 •


Carestream Dental
CS 1600

The multi-use CS 1600 intraoral camera combines caries detection technology with image quality. With a focus range of 1 mm to infinity, the easy-to-use camera features liquid-lens autofocus technology, a sophisticated 18-LED illuminations system and an optional polarizer filter to reduce glare. The camera is said to streamline workflow and improve doctor-to-patient communication.
800-944-6365 •


GrindCare USA

For the measurement and management of bruxism, GrindCare is a tool said to take diagnosis to a new level.

GrindCare Measure provides facts to patients, who deny being bruxers, to promote treatment plans. Within 3-5 nights of use, it identifies and quantifies the grinding patterns. GrindCare Clinic reduces grinding and clenching by as much as 50% in 3 weeks. Each time a patient grinds, the device transmits a mild electrical impulse that stimulates a conditioned reflex in the jaw muscles to instantly interrupt grinding.
855-277-4992 •




Digident LLC
Smile Guide Touch

Available for iPads, the Smile Guide Touch™ app allows clinicians to share smile designs with patients at the touch of a button. The app is said to take smile guides to a new dimension, making it quick, easy and fun to incorporate the patient’s vision into his or her smile design. Simply touch the screen to change incisal angles and smile line contour. Patients can watch the teeth immediately morph. It can be used with a wireless printable RX.
800-741-7966 •


Zimmer Dental
Zimmer Trabecular Metal Dental Implant

Featuring a bone-like structure, the Zimmer® Trabecular Metal™ Dental Implant is made of a three-dimensional material to achieve high levels of bone-to-implant contact or ongrowth. The osteoconductive mid-section is reportedly similar to cancellous bone. The implant is placed using the Zimmer Instrument Kit System and restored with an extensive selection of Tapered Screw-Vent prosthetic components. Additional surgical purchases or new restorative procedures are not required.
800-854-7019 •


Glidewell Laboratories
Inclusive Tooth Replacement Solution

The all-in-one Inclusive® Tooth Replacement Solution implant treatment package includes a complete set of intraoral

components the clinician needs to restore a missing tooth. Described as a simple, convenient solution that offers an effective, streamlined process covering surgical, temporary and final restorative phases, and said to result in a predictable outcome, it features the use of prefabricated custom temporary components for patient-specific soft tissue management that begins at implant placement.
800-407-3379 •




UltraCem™ cement is said to offer efficient delivery and optimal performance. It is used for luting indirect restorations made of metal, porcelain fused to metal or resin to natural teeth, and cementation of orthodontic bands to enamel. Advanced chemistry gives the cement high bond strength. A SpeedMix™ syringe ensures convenient use while luting.
888-230-1420 •


Sirona Dental Systems Inc.
CEREC Omnicam

Featuring an ergonomic handpiece and special optics, the CEREC Omnicam intraoral camera has ColorStreaming to

allow for continuous capture of the oral cavity as well as displaying 3D data in full color. The system is completely powder-free. The slim, rounded camera tube provides for easy rotation of the camera in the intraoral space. The camera captures images in 2D and 3D and can rapidly capture half-arch and full-arch impressions.
800-659-5977 •


Onset Mixing Pen

The improved nickel-plated Onset Mixing Pen features a sleek look and feel and delivers increased durability. Precision buffering of local anesthetics reportedly provides rapid onset of analgesia with less injection pain for patients. The precision compounding and dispensing device is used to mix two solutions together to transfer fluid from a standard 3 mL cartridge into a second container, such as a 1.8 mL cartridge, where the two solutions are mixed.
877-336-6738 •


About the Top 100

Dental Products Report published its first “Trends in Dentistry” issue in December 1984. For almost as long, the magazine has used the December issue to showcase products that received the highest reader response over the course of the year. In an effort to make the Top 100 issue  “something to savor-not just flip through,” we decided that 100 was still meaningful, but how we got to that number had to change. Instead of focusing on 100 products overall, the list includes specific products, the articles and videos that captured your attention throughout the year, top case studies demonstrating products in use and, of course, the women and men who create the products and transform smiles. Our hope is that breaking the Top 100 into smaller Top 10 and Top 5 lists creates a more digestible format that allows you to engage more deeply with the content.