What not to miss in Chicago this year, Part 2


Part two of DPR's 2017 innovation roundup from the Windy City.

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 comprehensive 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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MIS Implants

OSSIX® PLUS is a cross-linked, ossifying collagen barrier membrane, for guided bone regeneration (GBR) and guided tissue regeneration (GTR) procedures. It is a said to be a resilient resorbable collagen membrane, featuring GLYMATRIX® technology. GLYMATRIX® is Datum Dental’s proprietary collagen cross-linking technology, facilitating varied physical product properties and customized longevity:

• Maintains barrier functionality for 4-6 months

• Resistant to degradation when exposed (3-5 weeks)

• Ossifies

• Adapts and conforms to defects

• Reportedly safe and effective with over 100 scientific publications, OSSIX® PLUS has been in use for over a decade.

To learn more about OssixPlus, please visit MIS Implants Technologies, Booth #4328



The newly redesigned DEFENDLOC PRE-FOLDED Sterilization Pouch incorporates a patent-pending technology that reportedly makes instrument sterilization safer, more effective, quicker and virtually foolproof for the entire dental staff.

• New, pre-folded flap closure folds into place, eliminating time consuming flap adjustment and helping to ensure the best seal possible. This is said to help eliminate misaligned seals that can compromise sterility.

• Reinforced plastic pouch and rugged medical-grade paper guard against tears and perforations.

• Pouches are constructed with dual internal and external indicators that change color when the optimum sterilization temperature has been reached, both in the autoclave chamber and inside the pouch.

• Available in multiple sizes, this newly improved product is offered at the same low price as the original Defend+Plus Sterilization Pouch.

To learn more about DEFEND products, visit www.defend.com or call toll free 800-275-0020 for more information.



Nobel Biocare

Nobel Biocare presents new NobelProcera precision CAD/CAM restorative options in multilayered high-translucency full-contour zirconia, combining high strength with esthetics. This expanded range features the NobelProcera Bridge as well as the NobelProcera Implant Bridge with angulated screw channel (ASC).

The ASC solution allows the screw access hole to be positioned for optimized esthetics or tilted mesially for improved access with the innovative Omnigrip Tooling. Screw-retained, ASC restorations make retrieval simple and remove the risk of residual cement. 

In addition, NobelProcera will launch an abutment design service that enables dental labs to manage their workload by easily outsourcing implant crown and abutment design to NobelProcera.


Patterson Dental

Patterson Dental is proud to announce the upcoming release of Fuse, a cloud-based practice management solution coming in 2017. Fuse is said to seamlessly keep you connected across multiple locations so you can stay informed. An intuitive interface reportedly enables efficient navigation, allowing you to focus on excellent patient care. Fuse is backed by Patterson Dental and comes with industry-leading training and best-in-class support. For more information, visit pattersondental.com/fuse.


The PreXion Excelsior advances all CBCT core technologies including the X-Ray Tube and FPD.  The Excelsior couples the smallest focal spot (0.3 mm) with the following: voxel size of 0.1 – 0.2; 1024 volume size; 360° gantry rotation; and advancements in the PreXion software – resulting in unprecedented diagnostic clarity. In addition, the PreXion Excelsior can deliver 30% lower patient dose without compromising the image quality. The Excelsior has four fields of view and a seven-year parts warranty available.

The PreXion software flawlessly integrates into the office network without any specialized hardware. The PreXion3D Viewer can be installed on any Windows PC on the network, allowing scans to be viewed from any computer (with no additional or annual viewer licensing fees).



Primotec USA

Primotect USA proudly adds select Schick products to it line. The L Protect is the first protective glass with LED lighting. It provides bright and shadow free illumination to the working area while ensuring maximum occupational safety. The bracket is also compatible with most suction systems. For more information please contact Primotec at  www.primotecusa.com, email info@primotecusa.com or call 866-643-3129


PULPDENT Corporation

PULPDENT Corporation is holding a press conference featuring a presentation on bioactive restorative materials on Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 AM in McCormick Place West, Room W474A. PULPDENT’s Larry Clark will explain how bioactive materials work, their clinical applications and why bioactivity matters for dentists and patients. 

PULPDENT Corporation is a family-owned dental research, manufacturing company and leader in bioactive dental materials. ACTIVA BioACTIVE™, developed by PULPDENT, is a bioactive restorative material that stimulates apatite formation and chemically bonds to teeth. PULPDENT celebrates its 70th anniversary this year with continued commitment to product innovation, clinical education and patient-centered care.




In one appointment, you can now complete a ceramic dental crown in 30 minutes. Rhondium launches new One Visit Crown Lithium Disilicate at Chicago 

Mid-Winter meeting. The straight forward direct procedure makes the OVC faster, more efficient and increases your productivity. With superior flexural strength of 497mpa, OVC Lithium offers strength and durability using one of dentistry’s proven ceramic materials – lithium disilicate. A must see product this Chicago mid-winter show booth #1844


SISU Guard

SISU Athletic Mouthguards are made from a non-compressible medical grade thermal polymer. Powered by Diffusix™ Technology, SISU Guards deflect the impact forces and absorb the shock before it reaches the teeth. The NextGen Guard incorporates the founding characteristics of the original SISU Guard and reportedly delivers even more protection with scientifically re-engineered perforation pattern. The ultra-thin custom fit, remoldable SISU NextGen features a wider bite pad, beveled edges and improved moldability to empower athletes to talk normally, breathe naturally and stay hydrated during the game. SISU NextGen is available online at sisuguard.com, participating retailers/dental offices. More information at www.sisuguard.com.




The new Sterisil® Straw V2 reportedly eliminates the hassle of dropping daily tablets and provides worry-free dental waterline disinfection for 365 days. The updated Straw V2 now features a new Luer Lock fitting enabling a more reliable connection and reduced installation and replacement time. Improvements such as a tapered top cap reduces snagging when refilling bottles while a relieved bottom cap prevents water flow issues related to faulty installations.

Additionally, Sterisil will debut the Sterisil System G5. Utilizing six stages of treatment, the Sterisil System G5 pairs the proven effectiveness of Sterisil's patented silver based residual disinfectant with the latest in smart technology. Equipped with a touchscreen, PC app, and a network of sensors the G5 offers water quality monitoring and real time diagnostics for optimized dental water treatment.

Shield Force® Plus

Applying desensitizer should be as easy as 3-2-1 and done. With its Double-Block technology, Shield Force Plus reportedly provides immediate relief to your patients for up to three years by sealing the dentinal tubules with two layers of protection, all done in one thirty-second application. Shield Force Plus improves bond strength when used under direct or indirect restorations and is completely Glutaraldehyde free.  Visit Booth 1634 to enter for a chance to win $500 in product, or call (877) 378-3548 for an exclusive promotion.



Troll Dental

Rayzor for Dexis is a new design unlike any other digital sensor holder on the market. Rayzor is the only holder that integrates with the sensor, is in a fixed position and stays on the sensor between images and patients. Unlike other holders, multiple components are not required to assemble the holder to take all images. The fixed holder has five slots, you insert and Arm or Tab (aiming device) into a slot to take images without removing the holder from the sensor.


The Talon has been our workhorse in over 80 countries.Its unique hyperbolic design offers an aggressive rake angle which simplifies tough procedures. With both horizontal and vertical blades, the secret to cutting through any resistant material(ie. metal alloys, semi-precious metal, amalgam or bone)- TILT the Talon. See the video at http://bit.do/Talon. By cutting at an angle of 30 to 40 degrees, you are taking advantage of both end-cut and side-cut capabilities at the same time.



Tuttnauer USA

The new Elara11 Pre/Post-Vacuum Class B Autoclave has the following features:

• Large capacity 11” chamber 19.8” deep

• Newly designed, sleek EZGlide door, an innovative, bright EZView multi-color display for easy reading and real time cycle Information and EZFill front or top water filling options

• Designed to meet the most current safety and sterilization standards ANSI/AAMI ST55

• Equipped with a printer which documents detailed history of each cycle

• USB port enables transfer of cycle data

• Closed door drying and pre-vacuum air removal: A high-volume vacuum pump provides optimum sterilization results and efficient closed door drying. Keeping the door closed throughout the dry cycle maintains sterility and ensures efficient drying. The high-volume vacuum pump is very effective at removing moisture from instruments

• Clean and waste water reservoirs; reduces cleaning and maintenance on the machine and provides clean steam for every cycle

• Waste reservoir continuous drain; eliminate the need to manually drain the waste reservoir

• One year parts and labor warranty and 10-year chamber warranty


Whip Mix Corporation

Whip Mix has announced it is now the exclusive distributer for the Asiga 3D printers in the dental market for North America. The Asiga 3D printers are fully compatible with leading 3D scanners and CAD software, such as 3shape, exocad and dental wings. They operate in an open system that allows users to use any suitable resin material they choose including a full line of Whip Mix VeriBuild® Resins. With three models to choose from the Asiga 3D printers can efficiently produce dental models, surgical guides, splints, casting patterns, partial frameworks and custom impression trays.  Nesting software is included on all Asiga printers at no additional cost.


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