Top 50 Technology Products 2011

Dentistry Today’s Second Annual Readers’ Choice Top 50 Technology Products, selected on the basis of lead generation, represent some of the profession’s most innovative technology products.


AirFloss is a breakthrough interproximal cleaning device that uses advanced microburst technology to blast air and water droplets between teeth to remove 99% more plaque than a manual toothbrush. A simple and effective way to clean between teeth, Sonicare AirFloss was reported by 86% of users to be easier to use than floss. With a simple point and press, one-handed, one-button operation, it produces less than a teaspoon of water per whole mouth clean in 60 seconds. For more information, call (800) 682-7664 or visit



The new EJ-CA01UP intraoral camera achieves outstanding color reproduction of teeth and gums using Panasonic Digital Signal Processing technology, and its auto-focus feature excels at close-up image capture from zero mm to infinity with a newly developed multiple-lens design. Equipped with an image stabilization feature, the camera also compensates for hand movement and reduces the need to recapture images. The camera has several viewing and playback options, including simultaneous viewing of multiple still images on a monitor as well as connecting to a PC or printer. Panasonic's range of full high-definition monitors completes your total dental imaging solution. For more information, call (201) 271-3254 or visit



The SNAP cosmetic simulator now provides marketing materials on how to easily reach out to patients and potential patients via the reception area, bridal shows, health clubs, the web, and much more. You can produce realistic "before and after" cosmetic simulation photos in less than a minute and patients can take home the images to show the spouse, family, and friends. For more information, call (866) 987-7627 or visit the Web site



Designed to offer flexibility to meet a clinician's specific needs, E-STATIS Advantage Electric Handpieces now come equipped with the new Advanced E-STATIS Short LED Micromotor. The E-STATIS SLM is 35% shorter and lighter than today's current motors, and the touchscreen is equipped with customizable settings for both operative and endodontic procedures, including torque control and auto-reverse. For more information, call (800) 572-1211.



SuniRay digital radiography system is the favorite among dental practitioners for how easily and quickly it captures and analyzes dental radiographs. With its one-click image enhancement, it displays crystal-clear images even in the toughest areas. And its ergonomic design ensures easy positioning and optimal patient comfort. SuniRay sensors also integrate seamlessly with all major practice management programs. For more information, call (800) 438-7864 or visit the Web site


LED CURING LIGHT - Ultradent Products

The VALO broad spectrum LED curing light features a custom LED pack that produces high-intensity light capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials (395 to 480 nm). It can penetrate porcelain and is capable of curing underlying resin cements, similar to a high-quality halogen light. The optimally collimated beam ensures that maximum energy is delivered to the curing site with a slim 5° head and sleek design. This also allows it to provide direct and easy access to all parts of the oral cavity. Machined from aerospace aluminum and the latest technology in componentry, VALO is one of the most powerful and durable curing lights available. The VALO Cordless offers all the benefits of VALO plus the freedom of mobility only achieved with a cordless light. Operating on 2 small, inexpensive, environmentally responsible, rechargeable batteries, VALO continues to outshine the competition. For more information, call (800) 552-5512 or visit


DENTAL TREATMENT CENTER - Velopex International

The Aquacut Dental Treatment Center lets you select and build the system in the most affordable manner. Purchase the complete unit outright or just the modules that suit your needs. It uses powder, air, and water to cut with a slurry. It offers greater cutting efficiency at lower air pressures, making it the ideal choice for clinicians. There is no heat, no vibration, no bad odors, and no turbine noise. It makes cavity preparation, composite repair, and preventative resin restorations quick and easy, and stain removal/prophylaxes can be completed quickly with fantastic results. A 3-in-1 syringe lets you wash and dry with the same handpiece. It can also act as a sandblaster/microetcher to tidy up lab work or clean up debonded crowns. For more information, call (888) 835-6739.



The new PaX-Flex is the most versatile product offering to date by Vatech America. It features options for all modalities and configurations, including cone beam computed tomography, true digital panoramic, and cephalometric imaging. The PaX-Flex provides clients with an affordable digital panoramic imaging system. The option of field upgrading to cephalometric and CBCT can occur at any time a practice's imaging needs develop. With multiple CBCT fields of view upgrade options, patient exposure can be limited based on clinical need. Featuring an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly, built-in, optional 10.4-in LCD touchpanel, patient-positioning and image capture can be performed simply and accurately. Powerful, robust software and client support is included to satisfy the demands of any dental practice to make the PaX-Flex a welcome addition to any dental practice. For more information, call (888) 396-6872 or visit the Web site


FILM DIGITIZER - VIDAR Systems Corporation

The Dental Film Digitizer creates digital images from analog dental film for primary diagnostic use. It is the only scanner on the market available that meets US and European guidelines for dental applications, and the digital image can legally replace the original x-ray film. Providing an efficient and affordable solution, the digitizer is ideal for dental offices that are already using digital intraoral imaging but have not yet made the conversion with their panoramic and cephalometric imaging equipment. For more information, call (800) 471-7226 or visit the Web site


ULTRASONIC SCALER - Vista dental Products

The piezo Pilot offers unprecedented power in a quiet, compact, lightweight design, and its innovative features and state-of-the-art circuitry give the user the widest range of amplitude settings for high-end performance. It has a greater power range than average. Its low range is great for normal endodontic applications and its midrange for perio and hygiene, but the exceptional feature is its upper range. It was tested with piezo surgical tips and found to have enough power to do both endodontic and implants. The Pilot is available in 6 colors with matching autoclavable handpiece sleeves and includes a set of 4 ultrasonic hygiene tips or endodontic tips. For more information, call (877) 418-4782 or visit


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