These news articles generated the most views over the past year.
Coming off the heels of a tumultuous year, 2021 had big shoes to fill in terms of bouncing back. While the COVID-19 pandemic lingered, news stories of practice growth and change also cropped up. New products and innovations were an important focus for news stories this year, perhaps brought about by an unprecedented year of radical change after 2020. Dental Products Report® was there to cover it all. In 2021, dentalproductsreport.com received visitors from all over the world looking to keep themselves updated on the latest dental news and products delivered in a convenient way on the Web and their mobile phone and other mobile devices. In this article, we’ll go over the most popular news stories from 2021.
In May, Vyne Dental released Vyne Trellis, a dental billing solution that provides a full suite of revenue cycle management capabilities, including real-time eligibility and electronic claims processing technology This news garnered attention, as it offered insight from Vyne Dental President Steve Roberts. “Vyne Trellis is an equalizing and landmark revenue cycle practice management platform for any dental practice that desires to improve claims management through real-time eligibility, tracking, and monitoring, and unifying claims, attachment, and eligibility requirements,” Roberts said in the article.
Go to bit.ly/VyneTrellis
With various levels of PPE shortages, it was no surprise that someone would rise up to meet the need of reusable gowns. ProtectAll PPE announced the release of its washable isolation gown in April. Designed with a water-resistant material, the gowns are fabricated to protect against pathogens. Alcohol wipes can be used to sterilize heavily exposed surfaces of the gowns between patients; however, it is necessary to change gowns between patients after exposure to a high-pathogen environment. The gowns are reusable for up to 100 wears or washes. This news drew in readers as this dentist-designed product was something new and exciting for the industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic did not disappear as the new year rolled in. In fact, in 2021, the United States continued to see daily highs and daily lows for new cases. With this in mind, it was no surprise that news about products that could neutralize the virus were popular on dentalproductsreport.com. This article covers a few toothpastes and mouthwashes that neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 Virus, according to a study done in partnership with New Jersey Medical School – Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Public Health Research Institute.
In May, Quip announced it would begin to offer a clear aligner as a part of its professional services platform. Quip piloted this clear aligner service in New York earlier in the year, and it is planned to be available nationwide at the end of 2021. Until this point, Quip had offered electric toothbrushes, flossers, and an app to keep track of oral health. This is the first time Quip has branched out beyond oral care and into the orthodontic space, making this news story a popular one for readers this year.
Go to bit.ly/QuipAligner
In 2021, Henry Schein Dental launched a 3-webinar series on caring for patients with disabilities. It was designed to address common disabilities, ways to effectively adapt treatment approaches to meet unique patient needs, and techniques for behavior management. It ran from February to April, and the insight provided at these webinars was vital to help providers meet patient needs. This informative piece of news was a touch point for many readers to learn where they could participate in these webinars.
At the end of 2020, the American Dental Association (ADA) came out in support of testing and/or screening for COVID-19 at the point of care. Dentists are included on the FDA’s list of professionals who can test for COVID-19, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that dental practices consider pre-procedure testing for COVID-19, particularly during shortages of personal protective equipment. As a source of authority, the ADA cited the importance of protecting both patients and clinicians through this testing, a sentiment shared among dental professionals who made this piece of news one of the most read this year.
Go to bit.ly/ADACovidTest
This new product from BISCO, a self-adhesive base/liner, proved to be of great interest this year. It’s designed to chemically bond to tooth structures using THERA technology and to release and recharge calcium and fluoride ions. Its calcium release is said to generate an alkaline pH, which promotes pulp vitality. TheraBase is a dual-cured material that will reportedly polymerize, even in deep restorations where light cannot reach. In addition, it is radiopaque for easy identification on radiographs.
Go to bit.ly/BISCOTheraBase
PreXion’s New 3D Explorer PRO CBCT System is said to be the first cone beam system to feature an integrated, retractable cephalometric x-ray arm. The system offers fields of view between 5 x 5 cm and 15 x 16 cm, which makes the system suitable for a wide range of dental imaging needs. Additionally, the system is designed to capture images as safely as possible with the lowest possible radiation dose. Readers learned more about this innovative system from one of the most popular product posts of 2021 on dentalproductsreport.com.
Go to bit.ly/3DExplorerPreXion
Alongside other popular product launches on dentalproductsreport.com, Vakker Dental, Inc, launched the EASY REMOVER® Automatic Crown & Bridge Remover, which is designed to reduce stress and discomfort for patients during the procedure. This new crown and bridge kit comes with a variety of inserts to suit all prosthesis configurations. It includes 1 handle, 4 tips, 3 wire tips, and a set of 3 replacement wires. As a whole system, the EASY REMOVER Automatic Crown & Bridge System provides an apparatus to assist dental professionals in safe and successful crown and bridge removals.
Go to bit.ly/VakkerEasyRemover
As practices navigated the COVID-19 pandemic well into 2021, it became apparent that personal protective equipment (PPE) would be a big issue throughout the year. Between shortages and shutdowns, practices needed to find new products and ways to innovate to meet the necessary infection control protocols. Ambience PPE met that need through its adjustable loupe face shield. The Loupe Shield features a nano surface optical visor that is said to be 10 times less reflective than the standard PET plastic used in other visors. It also allows 97% of light to pass through vs 87% in the PET visors, and is designed to reduce glare, enabling clinicians to see with great clarity while reducing eye strain.
Go to bit.ly/AmbiencePPEShield