What not to miss in Chicago this year, Part 1


A roundup of some of the leading solutions and innovations from the 2017 Chicago dental meetings.

The entire dental industry is gathered in Chicago this week. And here at DPR, we've got you covered.

In the following pages, you'll see just some of the products, innovations and advances that will be on display in the Windy City this year. Whether you're attending the Midwinter Meeting, Lab Day, Cal-Lab or one of the other events, you're sure to be blown away by the incredible solutions on display.

Related reading: DPR's full coverage of the 2017 Chicago Midwinter Meeting

Make sure to check out DPR's full Chicago coverage, and stay tuned as we bring you all the news you need to know, directly from the show floor. The following is just part one of our coverage, so don't miss a moment. 

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A. Titan

The Plus (+) Series extraction forceps by A. Titan are said to be the next advancement of exodontia instruments necessary to perform atraumatic extraction, using minimally invasive techniques. Made in Germany using advanced manufacturing technology, the Plus (+) Series forceps have beak designs and an ergonomic handle for improved tactile feel and control. Designed to have a distinct mechanical advantage, the beak designs with internal serrations reportedly are able to contact significantly more tooth structure to minimize fracture and transmit disruptive extraction forces to the periodontal attachment apparatus. Visit atitan.com for all available adult and pedo patterns along with the limited time Buy 2 Get 1 promotion.


ACTEON North America

ACTEON North America announced the X-Mind® Trium 3D CBCT device that facilitates osseointegration with instant volume measurement and bone density assessment. The X-Mind Trium reportedly provides exceptional image quality with 75 μm voxel resolution for a variety of applications such as dental implant planning and endodontic diagnoses. The wide range field of view (110x80, 80x80, 60x60, and 40x40) is designed to make it possible to focus on the region of interest based on the diagnosis. The X-Mind Trium works with the ACTEON Imaging Suite, which can assess volume and bone density for improved bone grafting procedures and implant placement while all scans are produced in STL format for export into surgical guide design software. The software also has a virtual endoscope feature for airway evaluation and nerve canal tracing for implant planning. The X-Mind Trium is fully upgradable from a 2D panoramic X-Ray to 3D, and a Cephalometric arm can also be added so the device can grow as your practice grows. The X-Mind Trium will be introduced by ACTEON North America at the Chicago Mid Winter Dental Meeting from February 23-25, 2017 in booth 3011. See more at: acteongroup.com


Air Techniques

Air Techniques’ new Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner is designed to safely clean all vinyl and artificial leather surfaces. The cleaner maintains the integrity of the material for longer life of dental chairs. The specially formulated solution removes stains, spots and discoloration without leaving any residues. It is made from a blend of special surfactants, silicone compounds and avocado oil leaving a silky, gloss finish. For more information on Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner and Air Techniques, visit airtechniques.com.

Amann Girrbach

Ceramill Zolid FX Multilayer is a polychromatic, super-high-translucent zirconia. Smooth shade transitions simulate enamel, dentin and cervical shades in a fluent progression. Each blank covers two VITA tooth shades. A material-analogous visualization of the shade gradient enables to position the design in the blank according to the selected tooth. Ceramill Zolid FX Multilayer is available in 16 VITA tooth shades. Additionally, a new grinding technique called “Carving Mode” reportedly speeds up your daily lab work when using the milling units Ceramill Mikro IC or Motion 2. It reduces the processing times of glass ceramic or lithium disilicate blocks up to 60 percent (9-15 min/crown).



The EVOGUE delivery system is designed to maximize your operatory’s productivity with. With a streamlined design that brings efficiency to the forefront, this system reportedly empowers you to create a customized and accessible work space. Each delivery head offers a 90°-to-90° rotation along with adjustable hand-piece holders for a wide range of motion and access. The delivery system is designed to work seamlessly for left- and right-handed operators. Available in left-right swing or over-the-patient options, each configuration includes a built-in seat touchpad on the delivery head to bring patient-positioning within reach. Try the new cabinet-mounted configuration to better fit your office layout.

Carestream Dental

The CS 8100SC 3D extraoral imaging system offers panoramic imaging, cephalometric imaging, cone beam computed tomography and additional 3D applications-all in one unit. The system reportedly features the fastest scanning cephalometric module on the market, in addition to high-resolution, low-dose 3D imaging. The CS 8100SC 3D is part of both CS Solutions for Implants, for more predictable implant planning, and CS Solutions for Orthodontics, for scanning patients’ traditional impressions or plaster models to create digital models. At just 72.5 in. wide, the CS 8100SC 3D is one of the most compact imaging systems, said to make it ideal for any practice or specialty.



NewTom Go 2D/3D is the first wall mounted CBCT in the world. The Go 2D/3D provides maximum flexibility with 22 2D programs for panoramic, TMJ, sinus, dentition and bitewing imaging and 3D fields of view from 6x5 cm to 10x10 cm. NewTom’s SafeBeam™ Technology automatically detects patient density and adjusts dose to provide the sharpest possible 2D and 3D images. Learn more at cefladental.com


NoCord™ VPS is an impressioning system that reportedly makes impression taking easier, more predictable and more assured. NoCord VPS is designed specifically for the wash and tray technique and consists of NoCord Wash and NoCord MegaBody™ Tray Materials, which together are engineered to provide highly accurate dental impressions without the need for retraction cords and pastes. Without a separate retraction procedure, NoCord Wash and MegaBody Tray Materials have been specially formulated to work together as a system to obtain the best, final impression results. To request a demo, visit centrixnocordvps.com/demo or call 800.235.5862 and see it in person at the Centrix Booth: #4811.



Founded by dentists, ClearCorrect’s clear aligners have been discreetly correcting simple and complex malocclusion cases for teenagers and adults since 2006. ClearCorrect providers reportedly have access to excellent customer support, volume discounts, online training and 3D treatment setups that can be viewed on any device or browser. ClearCorrect is said to offer a more affordable and doctor-friendly approach to more than 20,000 dentists and orthodontists in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. ClearCorrect manufactures and supports its products in Round Rock, Texas. For more information, visit ClearCorrect at Booth #4247 or visit clearcorrect.com.

Convergent Dental

Convergent Dental will debut the latest advances in laser software technology with Solea 3.1.1 at this year’s Chicago Midwinter dental meeting. Equipped with new features and benefits, Solea 3.1.1 reportedly provides dental professionals with unprecedented usability and patients with a more comfortable experience than ever before. Updates include new Spot Sizes as well as an Auto Ramp-Up function that facilitate the onset of analgesia more quickly and effectively, providing increased patient comfort and making Solea even less technique-sensitive for users. Dental professionals are encouraged to experience how the Solea 3.1.1 can work for them by visiting Convergent Dental at the 2017 Chicago Midwinter dental meeting at Booth #4431. For further information about Solea, please visit convergentdental.com or call 844.GOSOLEA.


Dental Herb

Tooth & Gums Tonic by Dental Herb Company is a professional strength, natural alternative to traditional rinse therapies such as chlorhexidine. The Tonic is alcohol-free and non-staining, reportedly providing dental practitioners with a versatile rinse and said to be ideal for initial treatment and long-term periodontal maintenance. Tooth & Gums Tonic is indicated for: periodontal care, controlling gum inflammation and bleeding, laser surgery, post-implant healing, restorative and cosmetic procedures, mouth sores, and halitosis. Ingredients include a proprietary blend of essential oils and herbs. Tooth & Gums Tonic is available to patients through dental professionals. To request samples and learn more, go to trythetonic.com or dentalherb.com, call 1-800-747-4372, or visit Chicago Midwinter booth # 4818.


The new CORE™ dental operatory equipment from DentalEZ® reportedly provides the complete essentials needed for a strong foundation in any dental operatory setting; comfort, quality and efficiency at an affordable price.

  • The CORE Patient Chair’s robust design features a cast iron frame and aluminum casting chair back, base, armrest and headrest.

  • The CORE LED Light offers dual-axis head rotation and hands free operation to preserve the sterile field.

  • The CORE Delivery Unit includes standard components make maintenance stress-free and can be easily upgraded to integrate technology.

Learn more or request a demo at DentalEZ.com/CORE.


Dentsply Sirona

Dentsply Sirona will debut the “Ulti­mate Dental Laboratory” at LMT Lab Day Chicago. This highly interactive experience showcases the latest advancements in laboratory technol­ogy and materials brought to you exclusively by Dentsply Sirona. Experience how the Company’s laboratory offer­ings, both digital and traditional, are designed with the dental laboratory’s success in mind. CDT CE credits are also available for this educational experience. Visit the “Ulti­mate Dental Laboratory” experience located at Columbus Hall AB in the East Tower, Gold Level on Friday, February 24 from 8:00am-5:00pm.

For more information, please visit dentsplysirona.com/labdaychicago or contact your Dentsply Sirona concierge at 855-INLAB4U.

Essential Dental Systems

Essential Dental Systems (EDS) has announced the launch of Envy Resin Cement. Envy reportedly provides the newest advancement in adhesive technology. This multi-surface cement is designed to solve the problem of adhesion to zirconia. Envy’s chemistry provides tack curing for easy clean up and ensures virtually no post-op sensitivity. To meet various clinical needs, Envy is available in translucent, white and A2. Envy is available immediately for purchase on the EDS website; simply choose one of the numerous US distribution companies. The distribution company will bill and EDS will ship your order. For more info and special offers visit edsdental.com/envy



NANOCERAM BRIGHT is a light cure nano-hybrid composite composed of a special blend of micro- and nano-fillers which produces a superior restorative. The highest esthetic results reportedly have been achieved through the development of a sophisticated method for the integration of the nanoparticles in the resin matrix. These nanoparticles, of average particle size of 20 nm, assist in a quick polish after placement as well as ultralow wear.

Flow Dental

Flow Dental has announced that their Sensibles universal sensor positioner is new and improved! Sensibles now feature unique locking bumpers. These locking bumpers let you slide the bite block to any of several fixed positions. You can quickly and easily move from a vertical anterior X-ray to a horizontal posterior or even a bite wing position quickly and easily and with just one sensor holder. These improved Sensibles come with aiming rings and positioning arms and will work with all size sensors. The Sensibles are available through your local dealer. For more information or for a free sample go to flowdental.com


Glidewell Laboratories

Obsidian® Pressed to Metal restorations are state-of-the art PFMs for today’s clinician. By pressing lithium silicate ceramic to metal, the finished crowns and bridges reportedly achieve far greater strength than that of their predecessors. These natural-looking, chip-resistant restorations are said to beoh ye ideal for covering dark preps and endodontic posts. Learn more at obsidianceramic.com/pressed-to-metal.aspx

Keystone Industries

Clearmet is a new clear thermoplastic resin specifically designed for durability and biocompatibility. The thermoplastic microcrystalline transparent polyamide material is intended for use in an injection molding process. It is intended for use in an injection molding process. Unlike conventional metal partials, Clearmet is an ultra- transparent framework. Patients can now enjoy a lightweight partial without a metal taste or undesirable metal clasps showing on their teeth. It’s designed so no one will ever know a partial denture restoration is being worn. For more information, visit dental.keystoneindustries.com/product/clearmet-partials/



MacPractice has released MacPractice DDS for Sierra, designed to be the best in class practice management and clinical software for dentists who prefer Apple technology. MacPractice DDS uses an all-in-one design philosophy to assist practices in protecting their patient’s identity and health information, escaping the threat of Ransomware and other malware on Windows and on hosted servers in a cloud. IBM recently reported that PCs are 3X more expensive to manage than Macs-saving $535 per Mac with their employees. Visit booth #922 for more details.

Magic Touch Software International

Magic Touch Software International (MTSI) provides software solutions exclusively for dental labs. MTS reportedly listens to the needs of lab owners in order to add new complementing features and apps while continuing to update their main product-Dental Laboratory Customer and Production Management (DLCPM) software suite. At Lab Day Chicago 2017, MTS will be showcasing their latest release, DLCPM Enterprise 2017 and two new applications, Technician Bench and Route Manager. Technician Bench provides technicians with the tools to become more productive, efficient and knowledgeable while handling and producing cases. Route Manager provides drivers accurate information for local delivery and pick-ups in real-time enabling same day pickups and collecting digital signatures. Go to MagicTouchSoftware.com for more information.


Mavrik Dental  

Mavrik Dental Systems™ has introduced a new approach to in-office whitening, Thera-Smile™. Thera-Smile treatments are delivered via the Thera-Oral™ system platform-where delivery of medicaments is fully controlled in dosage and temperature within a patented vacuum-sealed mouthpiece. The console “brain” with glove-responsive interface offers the clinician or hygienist complete authority. Designed by dentists with decades of clinical experience, Thera-Smile is said to elevate the patient and clinician experience. Visit Mavrik booth #5208 at CDS 2017 to learn more or visit mavrikdental.com   

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