17th Annual Midwinter Product Showcase

The Midwinter Product Showcase highlights products that will be featured at the Chicago Dental Society's 147th Midwinter Meeting. If you can't make it to the show, it's not a problem. Dentistry Today will be conducting a blog during the Midwinter Meeting. To stay up to date on the happenings, visit dentistrytoday.com/live-blog.

DIODE LASER - Technology4Medicine

The world's first 1,064-nm semiconductor laser, the 1064 XLASE is a portable, 2-lb battery-operated laser boasting touchscreen navigation, 99 presets, and On Board Video Guidance. It offers 10W of power with microsecond and millisecond pulsing, giving you more control and speed. It is also a significantly lower-cost alternative to older Nd:YAG technology. For more information, call (949) 276-6650 or visit t4med.com.



SuperCurve is a must-have for anyone wanting to produce ideal anatomy without spending a lot of time finishing. It hugs the tooth for unmatched stability during placement, and the rolled ridge on the occlusal margin creates beautiful marginal ridges. The color-coded, microthin, nonstick finish ensures that consistently tight contacts are achieved, yet it is easy to remove after curing. For more information, call (800) 811-3949.


LED CURING LIGHT - Ultradent Products

VALO Cordless is another expertly engineered development in LED curing light technology. It maintains the powerfully efficient broadband technology offered by the multiple award-winning VALO, and adds a battery-operated, cordless wand for mobility. It features custom, multiwavelength light emitting diodes to produce high intensity light at 395 to 480 nm—capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials. For more information, call (800) 552-5512.



The PaX-Flex is a total digital radiography solution, with multiple CBCT fields of view upgrade options that limit patient exposure based on clinical need. Featuring a user-friendly, built-in, optional 10.4-in LCD touch panel, patient positioning and image capture can be performed simply and accurately. Software and client support are included. For more information, call (888) 396-6872 or visit vatechamerica.com.


HYDRO-ABRASION DEVICE - Velopex International

Aquacut Quattro is painless, drill-free dentistry at its best. Velopex eliminates the need for anesthesia in most procedures. With DUAL powder technology you can switch from cutting to polishing, and you can clean and dry efficiently with one handpiece—without stopping to change cartridges. For more information, call (888) 835-6739 or visit velopexusa.com.



X-tra base is a fast-setting bulkfill posterior composite that allows curing of 4-mm layers in only 10 seconds when using the universal shade. This is 50% faster than other leading brands. The 75% filled x-tra base has a low shrinkage stress and low shrinkage that, combined with its high compressive strength (350 MPa) and flexural strength (133 MPa). For more information, call (888) 658-2584 or visit vocoamerica.com.



The VITA Easyshade Compact delivers the fastest, easiest way to measure tooth shades under any lighting condition. Updated software is now available, featuring faster performance, extended memory, and the all-new VITABLOCS mode that accurately determines the VITABLOC shade for all of your CEREC restorations. The VITA Easyshade Compact is now available exclusively through Patterson Dental Company. For more information, call (800) 828-3839.


WHITENING SYSTEM - Vista Dental Products

Fluorescent EXpress White is a powerful (35% hydrogen peroxide), single-procedure, nonlight activated in-office whitening system. The kit requires no mixing and includes everything needed to whiten teeth fast in just one office visit. For a limited time, you can buy the EXpress White in-office whitening system and get a free, 16%, or 22% carbamide peroxide fluorescent take-home whitening kit (mint or citrus flavored). For more information, call (877) 418-4782.


IMPLANT - Zimmer Dental/Sterngold

The versatile ERA Mini Dental Implant System enables the transitional function of a denture during the osseointegration of traditional implants, as well as long-term, affordable, chairside denture stabilization in as little as one visit. This multidimensional system comprises the ERA Mini Dental Implant, surgical instrumentation, and prosthetic components, including the unique, angulation-correcting, vertically resilient properties of the widely used ERA attachment. For more information, call (800) 854-7019 or visit zimmerdental.com.


O-RING CAP - Zest Anchors

Zest Anchors has developed a pivoting o-ring cap for use on existing o-ring ball abutments or o-ring implants. The SATURNO O-Ring Attachment is designed with an inner-titanium, nitride-coated race that contains the o-ring and pivots up to 15° in all directions within the metal denture housing. It accommodates up to 30° of divergence between 2 angled o-ring-type implants. For more information, call (800) 262-2310 or visit zestanchors.com.



ViziLite Plus with TBlue is the leading oral cancer screening system that was developed to help oral healthcare professionals identify, evaluate, monitor, and mark abnormal oral lesions suspicious for pathology, including precancerous cells and cancer that may be difficult to see during a regular visual exam. For more information, call (800) 228-5595 or visit zila.com.



Designed to allow for vertical bone growth, the resorbable CurV Pre-shaped Collagen Membrane can be custom molded to the posterior or anterior defect site and can house grafting material. It does not require additional structural support such as tenting screws or titanium mesh to hold its form. For more information, call (800) 854-7019 or visit the Web site zimmerdental.com.


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