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Kristin Hohman serves as Associate Editor for DPR.
Here are our picks for the Top 5 Equipment and Supplies products of 2020.
Year over year, the dental market is overflowing with hundreds of equipment and supply options, from handpieces and scalers to face shields and burs. These items may not be flashy, but they are foundational to any successful practice. Here are your picks for the Top 5 Equipment and Supplies products of 2020.
Designed to provide the power of an electric handpiece with the lightweight, ergonomic comfort, and control of an air-driven system, this handpiece provides up to 39 watts of power with a traditional-sized head for improved convenience and performance. The handpiece is designed with LubeFree technology and allows in-office turbine replacement for easy maintenance. The Aeras Elite 500 features RFID technology to make it simple for a practice to monitor sterilization and maintenance.
866-DTE-INFO | dentalez.com
With its low film thickness; subtle, great-tasting flavors; and smooth feel, Profluorid Varnish is 5% sodium fluoride with a high immediate fluoride release to relieve hypersensitivity. Its enhanced flow characteristics allow it to reach areas traditional varnishes may miss, and it comes in a tooth-shaded color without the yellow discoloration of teeth. It’s packaged in the same easy-to-use SingleDose delivery system and provides the same quick uptake formulation.
888-658-2584 | voco.dental
First Line Kits supplement your current hygiene setups anytime there is contraindication to using power scalers and aerosols. Contraindications to power scaling can include infectious or communicable disease, non-shielded pacemakers, implant defibrillators, or problems swallowing or gagging. The First Line Kit—Area Specific features Amazing Gracey scalers alongside posterior and anterior scalers; the First Line Kit—Universal includes universal curettes instead of the Gracey scalers.
Paradise Dental Technologies
800-240-9895 | pdtdental.com/firstline
Horico Lion diamonds, including the new AuFG 172G 014 and AuFG 172G 016, which feature coarse-grit diamond particles to quickly, efficiently, and precisely cut through zirconia, lithium disilicate, and other hard ceramics, are now part of an expanded line of burs. Engineered and manufactured for durability and long-term performance, the burs provide rapid, cool cutting, making them particularly useful when endodontic access must be acquired through hard glass-ceramic restorations.
888-488-8814 | optimurotary.com
[Face Shield for Loupes]
Featuring a large breathing room that comfortably fits over optical accessories and extra-wide air vents for maximum airflow, the iVisor Loupe is described as a comfortable, reusable visor and shield kit. An adjustable cinch cord and thick foam bumper provide user comfort. It easily fits over glasses, loupes, and lights and is designed to protect against sprays, splashes, and spatter. Shields can be reused after contamination by simply washing with warm water and soap or cleaning with a disinfectant solution.
909-839-0888 | pac-dent.com