These 5 innovative products are designed to help clinicians deliver optimal care across a variety of fields.
Being a great dentist means a lot more than just filling a cavity and delivering crowns and bridges. Your patient’s overall health has a lot to do with their oral health and their quality of life. That’s why staying on top of more than just general dentistry is critical and why the industry is always producing new products and techniques to improve a wide array of treatment fields including implants, endodontics, and orthodontics and now, more recently, sleep dentistry. Here we take a look at the 5 most popular specialty care products from the past year.
[ Implants ]
Gingival Cuff Link System
The Gingival Cuff Link Systems (GCL) is a patented healing cuff used to maintain and sculpt gingival tissue. Eleven different anatomically correct cuffs are now available and are compatible with most major implant systems in any area of the mouth and at any stage of the implant process. Features include: fully customizable healing cuffs; ability to maintain and sculpt gingival soft tissue T-handle design that assists doctors in aligning the implant in the correct position, and compatibility with most implant systems.
833-425-4346 | gclsystems.com
[ Orthodontics ]
OrthoFX is a clear aligner orthodontic solution that is sold to consumers at a flat rate and delivered face-to-face by a doctor. Unlike mail-order aligner companies, OrthoFX requires patients to visit an OrthoFX-preferred partner doctor to receive OrthoFX orthodontic clear aligners. In their business model, the company pays the doctor as opposed to the doctor paying lab fees. The system includes insurance authorization, billing, financing, collections, and direct patient outreach through their customer care team. The company’s next generation polymer, FXTetra™, is designed for patient comfort.
415-936-0006 | orthofx.com
[ Bruxism ]
Designed to help document the clinical situation for patients exhibiting signs and symptoms of bruxism, BruxRelief is a cloud-connected wearable device allowing patients to assess masticatory muscle activity from their own home. The assessments are easily viewed in the associated app, and both clinicians and patients can see the assessments right away. Data collected by the system makes it easier to prescribe treatment and monitor progress. It features a simple app to monitor the system.
720-432-6156 | bruxrelief.com
[ Endodontics ]
Designed to be adaptable to the canal flare, Splendor-SAP posts feature a vertically sliding conical sleeve that can be positioned to fit the canal being treated. The sleeve and the post are both fabricated from fiber reinforced composite, and the posts can be used with or without the sleeve. This adjustable post system allows a pointed, parallel post to become a custom post when necessary. The posts are available in a single narrow size of 0.65 mm apical /1.0 mm coronal.
855-346-3682 | angelusdental.com
[ Sleep Dentistry ]
Designed as a solution for the more than 90 million US adults who snore, Solea Sleep is a new protocol for using the Solea Dental Laser to help patients achieve better sleep. The laser application reportedly is a simple, 5-minute procedure that can tighten the tissue of the patient’s soft palate in order to reduce vibrations that can cause snoring and disrupt sleep. To achieve these same results using other laser technologies such as erbium, it would reportedly require 3 or 4 half-hour treatments.
844-GOSOLEA | ConvergentDental.com