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The top 10 most-viewed products of 2015

Dental Products ReportDental Products Report December 2015
Volume 40
Issue 12

The end of the year is getting close, but 2015 was a great one that brought us some terrific products. Now, we're taking a look back at the top products featured on Dental Products Report over the past year.

The end of the year is getting close, but 2015 was a great one that brought us some terrific products. Now, we're taking a look back at the top products featured on Dental Products Report over the past year.

This year, clicks are the criteria for gauging reader/user interest. With that in mind, we've compiled this list of products that got the most page views on DentalProductsReport.com in 2015, signifying that they were interesting-and important-to our readers.

Click through the following pages to see the most-viewed products from 2015.






3M ESPE Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia


3M ESPE Dental has made 3M ESPE Lava Plus High Translucency Zirconia available in a disc format for open-source milling. The new Lava Plus portfolio, which is available to labs milling 98 mm discs, includes both Lava Plus zirconia, as well as its unique shading system. The 98 mm-diameter zirconia discs are available in thicknesses of 14 mm, 18 mm and 25 mm and formats with and without a step. Lava Plus Discs and Lava Plus Mill Blanks are said to offer the reliability and high performance the Lava brand is known for.






Bisco, Inc.

BISCO’s CORE-FLO DC LITE, a dual-cured, radiopaque, fluoride-containing core material, was one of many innovative dental materials launched in the past year. CORE-FLO DC LITE is indicated for core build-up, post cementation and as a dentin-replacement material. CORE-FLO DC LITE is a self-leveling, low viscosity material formulated for cases where a band may be required, lower viscosity is desired or initial subgingival margins are present and not visible (e.g. fractured cusp). CORE-FLO DC LITE’s compressive and flexural strength is designed to offer the clinician reliability and durability when fabricating direct restorations.





cubeX2 zirconia

Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc.

Dental Arts Laboratories, Inc. now offers the cubeX2 cubic zirconia. Manufactured by Dental Direkt of Germany, cubeX2 cubic zirconia is reportedly a material breakthrough for clinicians who are searching for esthetics combined with material excellence. This highly biocompatible cubic zirconia combines the strength of zirconia (720 MPas) and the translucency of lithium disilicate into a material that is indicated for single-tooth and three-unit bridgework for any position in the arch. The discs will be available in 98.5 mm diameter size.





Feather Lite


Brasseler USA expanded its Feather Lite line of polishers with a new, versatile intraoral composite polisher, the DiaComp Feather Lite. The DiaComp Feather Lite is a simple, two-step, diamond-infused polishing system that provides consistent and reliable results for polishing the widest variety of composite materials. Described as extremely versatile, the polisher works well on all types of classic restorative composite materials, as well as new hybrid composites.





Dentrix G6

Henry Schein Practice Solutions

With the Dentrix G6 update, Dentrix is said to provide customers exceptional new tools, features and functionality. These new updates are directly related to customer feedback Dentrix received from its users. Many of you will probably recognize new features and enhancements as improvements you requested. The G6 update features tools like Profitability Coaching and Practice Advisor, which are not available in other software products. It also gives users the option to bundle electronic services, such as patient reminders, insurance manager and electronic claims, with a customer service plan. The update also features appointment book enhancements, automatic file acquisition with any document scanner and letters and custom lists.




IMS Infinity Series Cassettes

Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co.

Function and fashion combine to create Hu-Friedy’s IMS Infinity Series Cassettes. The innovative hole pattern and rail design significantly increase exposure to instruments during reprocessing, which is said to create an optimal environment for cleaning and sterilization. The cassettes have an ergonomic latch with a positive locking mechanism that is reportedly safe and easy to use, allowing one-handed opening and visual confirmation if the cassette is locked/unlocked. In addition, the high quality, electropolished stainless steel protects against corrosion while providing a professional appearance.




Fluor Protector S

Ivoclar Vivadent

Fluor Protector S is a fluoride-containing protective varnish for treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity and exposed cervicals. The innovative formulation is said to ensure immediate availability of fluoride that is safe and suitable for all ages. The 1.5 percent ammonium fluoride formula is designed to allow the varnish to be completely homogenous and maintain excellent flow and wetting properties. It even flows easily into hard-to-reach interproximal areas. The fluoride content is equivalent to 0.77 percent or 7700 ppm at application. The concentration increases nearly four times higher (approximately 30,000 ppm) once the varnish has set after interacting with the saliva. 



H162ST bone cutter

Komet USA

The H162ST (“saber tooth”) bone cutter represents a new generation of oral-surgery instruments. Applying the knowledge and experience gained from its successful developments in the medical sector to the needs of dentistry, Komet has incorporated the blade geometry of its renowned cranial-surgery instruments into a new tungsten-carbide rotary instrument specifically designed for oral surgery, producing the new ST configuration for optimal effectiveness. The H162ST’s innovative toothing reportedly provides the exceptional sharpness, ideal cutting behavior and maximal control required for bone cuts during osteotomies, osteoplasty procedures, bone and bone-lid preparations, apicoectomies and hemisections.




SonicFill 2

Kerr Corporation

Kerr Corporation, a member of KaVo Kerr Group, launched SonicFill 2 in 2015. Retaining the same patented sonic-activation technology that made the original version successful, SonicFill 2 incorporates a new filler system containing nanoscale zirconium oxide and silica oxide particles. This change is said to deliver excellent gloss, color-matching, wear resistance and strength to make bulk filling even easier and more reliable. In addition, SonicFill 2’s viscosity decreases dramatically during placement to ensure intimate adaption with the cavity surface.





Patterson Dental

Patterson Dental introduced a new e-service called AutoSDS to help dental practices manage safety data and prepare for OSHA’s upcoming Globally Harmonized System (GHS) deadlines, as well as provide a long-term solution to managing Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). AutoSDS is a subscription-based service that allows users to easily maintain virtual binders made up of the MSDSs that OSHA requires to be readily available and easily accessible. Once a binder has been populated with the customer’s relevant MSDSs, they will then be automatically updated to reflect any changes made by the manufacturer.

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