18th Annual Midwinter Product Showcase

The Midwinter Product Showcase highlights products that will be featured at the Chicago Dental Society's 148th 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. Starting Thursday, February 21 and going through Saturday, February 23.
To stay up to date on the happenings, visit dentistrytoday.com/live-blog.


Lava Ultimate Restorative is a resin nano ceramic material offering amazing aesthetics, strength, and unique functionality. New in 2013, it will fall under the Council on Dental Benefit Program’s broadened definition of porcelain/ceramic materials, allowing dentists to receive the same rate of reimbursement as other porcelain/ceramic materials. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/lavaultimate.



TRIOS is a powder-free, next-generation intraoral digital impression solution. It enables dentists to rapidly capture the complete intraoral situation and send the 3-D model directly to the lab. The system clinically validates the impression and includes flexible tools allowing dentists to edit their scans. Labs and dentists can communicate about the case using 3-D design visualizations, annotations, and messages. For more information, call (908) 867-0144 or visit 3shape.com.


ALIGNER MATERIAL - Align Technology

SmartTrack is a highly elastic aligner material that delivers more constant force to improve control of tooth movements. A study of 1,015 patients treated with aligners made with SmartTrack material showed (1) a significant improvement in control of tooth movements, such as rotation and extrusion and (2) the percentage of patients on track with treatment was significantly higher at a follow-up appointment after 5 months. For more information, visit aligntechinstitute.com.



An alternative to mandibular block anesthesia, the STA single-tooth anesthesia system allows doctors to precisely administer an intraligamentary injection that rapidly anesthetizes a single tooth rather than an entire quadrant. This means that patients won’t have numb cheeks like those created by conventional syringe-delivered anesthesia. For more information, call (866) 244-2954 or visit aseptico.com.



The SOPROLIFE is 2 devices in one, operating as a caries detection device as well as a high-magnification intraoral camera. It is not software-dependent so it works with most imaging and practice management software, and it is backward-compatible with all SOPRO docking stations. For more information, call (800) 289-6367, visit us.acteongroup.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Spectra can detect decay hidden between the margins of existing composite and amalgam restorations. It is the only caries detection aid that works like Doppler radar to discover caries earlier. Its new, sleek design features a 120° button ring for added comfort. It uses fluorescence to detect caries in fissures and smooth surfaces that may go unnoticed in x-ray images. For more information, call (800) 247-8324 or visit airtechniques.com.



Zenostar is a 100% full-milled pure zirconia crown and bridge restoration with no porcelain overlay and no porcelain fractures. Its benefits include being less than half the price of a gold crown, an aesthetic alternative to gold restoration and PFM, 1,200-MPa flexural strength, conventional chamfer prep and cementation, and an excellent marginal fit. Its indications are single posterior crowns and crowns with limited occlusal clearance. For more information, call (877) 283-5351 or assureddentallab.com.



A-dec 500 delivers outstanding performance and patient comfort for the doctor who understands the value of progress. It is dentistry’s hallmark for treatment room excellence. With its streamlined profile, pressure-mapped chair support, and complete range of integrated possibilities, A-dec 500 is unmatched for its graceful display of innovation. For more information, call (800) 547-1883 or visit a-dec.com.


DIGITAL X-Ray SENSORS - Apixia Digital Imaging

Apixia digital x-ray sensors deliver crisp, clear images instantly for as much as 75% less cost as competing systems. Apixia’s fresh ideas in digital imaging are redefining the product category by using the latest global manufacturing technology backed by a 2-year warranty, free technical support, and a host of other advantages. For more information, call (626) 810-9201 or visit apixia.com.



The Rite Lite 2 shade-matching light is a de-vice that incorporates diffused LED technology to simulate various lighting conditions to aid in the color matching of teeth and all types of dental restorations. It offers 3 modes of light for shade taking, including (1) color-corrected light at a color temperature of 5,500°K, (2) incandescent room light at 3,200°K, and (3) ambient light at 3900°K. For more information, call (203) 778-0200 or visit addent.com.



The DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL kit is an adhesive cementation system designed for final cementation of all indirect restorations. The kit includes BISCO’s innovative ALL-BOND UNIVERSAL, DUO-LINK UNIVERSAL, Z-PRIME PLUS, and PORCELAIN PRIMER to provide the ultimate combination of products to achieve high retention and durability of crowns, bridges (fixed prostheses), onlays, inlays, and posts/dowels fabricated from metal, composite, porcelain, ceramic, zirconia, alumina, etc. For more information, call (800) 247-3368 or visit bisco.com.



You can be amazed by the new WaterLase iPlus. For less-shot, less-drill, same-day dentistry, the iPlus is unmatched. The WaterLase system cuts like a high-speed, and a revolutionary interface makes performing 53 procedures simple. You can achieve multiquadrant dentistry with less chair time and less reappointing. For more information, call (888) 460-9494 or visit amazedbywaterlase.com.



The Cordless Alpha A2 Heat Source is a multitasking, precision obturation instrument for warm gutta-percha techniques. This well-designed, ergonomic handpiece easily facilitates the Schilder warm vertical and Buchanan continuous wave techniques, among others, with 4 precise temperature settings. Powered by a state-of-the-art, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the Alpha will last for days on a single charge. For more information, call (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 .



The BC Sealer is a revolutionary, premixed, and injectable root canal sealer utilizing new bioceramic nanotechnology. This highly radiopaque and hydrophilic sealer forms hydroxyapatite upon setting and chemically bonds to both dentin and to bioceramic points (EndoSequence BC Points). BC Sealer is antibacterial during setting due to its highly alkaline pH and, unlike traditional sealers, it exhibits absolutely zero shrinkage. For more information, call (800) 841-4522.



ZIRCULES is a zirconium nanofilled core material providing unwavering core strength in both light- and self-cure situations. Demonstrating higher radiopacity and improved hardness over other materials, once polymerized, ZIRCULES cuts easily like dentin. Exhibiting an ideal flow consistency, it is suited for simple and complex core buildups and stacks without slumping in post and core restorations. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit clinicianschoice.com.



The Coltene S.P.E.C.3 defines performance without compromise. Chair time can be ef-fectively reduced due to rapid and deep polymerization of various light-cured materials. It features multiple curing modes for maximum functionality in any clinical situation. The powerful battery offers enough storage capacity to perform more than 300 ten-second cures between charges. For more information, call (800) 916-8800 or visit spec3-led.com.



Canon Rebel T3i is an 18-megapixel, 3-in vari-angle LCD. All functions are preset for high-quality dental photography. It provides color-accurate images, and it’s simple to use. It is supplied with a 90-mm macro lens with imprinted settings for simplicity, and it has the ability to achieve reproducible image sizes. It has a wireless ring flash, is E-TTL-dedicated, lightweight, and battery-powered. For more information, call (866) 254-6749 or visit clinipix.com.


FILE - Charles B. Schwed

C Files are ideal for negotiating calcified, torturous, or severely curved canals. The files are available in 21- and 25-mm lengths and size Nos. 06, 08, and 10. These allow the practitioner to lean on the instrument more, enabling easier negotiation in extremely narrow or calcified canals. For more information, call (800) 847-4073.


PANORAMIC SYSTEM - Carestream Dental

With CS 8100, all of the traditional panoramic system features have been revisited and enhanced in order to bring an innovative panoramic concept to the market, combining the very latest technologies and features into one compact system to help dental professionals provide the best patient care while making their daily work simpler and more intuitive. For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit carestreamdental.com.



Available for all major implant systems and in your choice of titanium, gold-shaded titanium, and different shades of zirconia, ATLANTIS patient-specific abutments allow you to optimally meet the individual needs of your implant patients. Backed by a comprehensive warranty, if your implant supplier does not honor their warranty due to the use of an ATLANTIS abutment, DENTSPLY Implants will cover both the abutment and the implant. For more information, call (800) 531-3481 or visit dentsplyimplants.us.


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