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ALL-TISSUE LASER - BIOLASE Technology

The Waterlase MD Turbo all-tissue laser increases treatment acceptance, attracts new patients, and prevents cross-contamination. It offers a minimally invasive alternative to drills with injections for many restorative procedures—welcome news for anxious or fearful patients. With the proprietary YSGG wavelength (2,780 nm), up to 8W of power, and turbo handpiece, there is no noticeable difference in speed when cutting hard-tissue compared to conventional high-speed drills. It also provides therapy for moderate to advanced gum disease, promoting new attachment, and removing calculus. It can also clean and disinfect root canals after endodontic instrumentation. A February 2009 JCDA article showed bacterial contamination rates following resterilization of used dental burs and endodontic files can range from 15% to 58%. As most Waterlase procedures utilize single-use tips, this cross-contamination potential can be eliminated. For more information, call (888) 424-6527 or visit biolase.com.









 

COMPOSITE MANIPULATION INSTRUMENT - Brassler USA

The ET 3000 is the first device to effectively address both stickiness and lack of flow, 2 of the biggest challenges when working with composite resins. Utilizing a specific frequency and range of oscillating motion, the ET 3000 (patent-pending) eliminates the frustrating stickiness and tugback of composite resins. It also increases the flow of composite resins up to 30%. This enhances your ability to achieve the cavity adaptation and surface anatomy that you desire. Compatible with any type of composite, the ET 3000 is a powerful ally for every procedure involving restorative resins. For more information, call (800) 841-4522 or visit brasselerusa.com.
 

IMPLANTOLOGY MOTOR SYSTEM - Bien-Air

The iChiropro is a revolutionary implantology motor system controlled from an iPad and equipped with some of the best-performing attachments ever designed. Its 20:1 L Micro-Series contra-angle handpiece is equipped with an internal irrigation system for greater comfort, and the lifetime-lubricated ceramic ball bearings of its MX-i LED motor ensure an exceptional service life, with no maintenance required. The multiuser iChiropro application incorporates the complete sequences of the leading implant manufacturers, including Camlog, Straumann, Nobel Biocare, Zimmer, DENTSPLY, Biomet 3i, Astra Tech, and more. It also offers the option of saving and exporting operation data in the form of graphics and tables. This data is attached to the patient file built into the control interface. Available from the Apple App Store, the iChiropro application will regularly offer new functions to ensure that this extraordinary implantology system is constantly updated. For more information, call (800) 433-BIEN (2436) or visit ichiropro.com.

 

OBTURATION SYSTEM - B&L Biotech USA

The Beta Obturation device is designed for warm gutta-percha techniques such as backfilling a canal with warm vertical obturation or with a complete fill technique (injecting from the apex up). Perfectly complementing B&L’s Alpha heat source, the Beta unit provides simplicity, operator ease and comfort, and durability into a cordless injectable obturation gun. Equipped with a durable rechargeable battery and mounting easily in a charge cradle, the Beta will give more than 4 hours of continuous use on a single charge. Design features include a patented 360° swivel needle, al-lowing the operator to change the angle of entry to any canal. It’s especially convenient for hard-to-reach maxillary cases. The handpiece is lightweight and ergonomic for operators with large or very small hands. With many doctors now using multiple endodontic devices in their practice, this reliable, cordless obturation device helps reduce clutter. For more information, call (877) 452-9651 or (949) 581-3636, visit bnlbio.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

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