Top 100 Products 2011

Dentistry Today's 25th Annual Top 100 Products, selected on the basis of reader response, represent what's new and innovative in the profession today. The products appear in no particular order.
 

Genoray America - CBCT System

Imagine that you can get all the information you need for a risk-free implant surgery in 20 seconds. The VOLUX will provide a map of your patient's mouth from every angle possible in an accurate, measurable 3-D view. Using various software tools, you can measure distances, angles, and even place sample implants. You shouldn't miss your chance to get this full-mouth, 3-D CBCT. For more information, call (714) 289-8020 or visit the Web site genorayamerica.com.



















 

Glidewell Laboratories - Zirconia Restoration

BruxZir solid zirconia is a monolithic crown and bridge dental restoration. Made of 100% solid zirconia with no porcelain overlay, BruxZir restorations are ideal for bruxers. Not only does it offer chip-proof durability, but because it is pure zirconia, it provides an aesthetic alternative to metal occlusal PFMs and cast gold restorations. This high-strength restoration can now be used in the posterior and the anterior. For more information, call (800) 854-7256 or visit bruxzir.com.



 

Global Dental Solutions, LLC - Partial

When a gum shade can't be matched, the Lucitone FRS Partial is available in clear. A flexible, lightweight partial that snaps into place around the patient's existing teeth, it is made thin, eliminating the heavy feeling common with other partials, and its clear material blends with the natural appearance of a patient's gums, making it virtually invisible. For more information, call (866) 905-1111 or visit the Web site globaldentalsolutions.com.











 

Golden Dental Solutions - Extraction Instruments

The GMX300 series of the Physics Forceps has been designed specifically to extract hard to reach second and third molars. The instruments remove teeth efficiently, predictably, and virtually atraumatically using wrist movement only. No matter what condition the tooth is in, the forceps provide a simple, predictable, nonsurgical extraction. A complimentary DVD is available showing how easily the forceps work on patients. For more information, call (877) 987-2284 or visit goldendentalsolutions.com.







 

Great Lakes Orthodontics - Dental Splints

Great Lakes Orthodontics makes splints easy for you by providing the following: (1) as-sistance selecting the appropriate splint; (2) a quick yet thorough patient screening guide; and (3) a dedicated splint specialist to guide you through the process. The digital splints are so accurate that minimal, if any, adjustment is needed. For more information, call (800) 828-7626.













 

Groman - Air-Abrasion Device

The unidose EtchMaster tip is the ultimate powder-blasting instrument for intraoral prophy and abrasion procedures. Its tips never clog and operate without overspray, unlike traditional air polishers and sandblasting equipment. You can achieve perfect surface preparation prior to sealants, composite and porcelain repairs, crowns, veneers, brackets, bonding, plus localized stain removal and surface polishing. For more information, call (800) 906-9298 or visit the Web site gromandental.com.

 

HealthFirst - Mobile Oxygen Supply Unit

The HealthFirst "emergent-ez" e-cart system is a mobile oxygen supply unit complete with a demand and resuscitation valve. The system, when combined with a basic emergency kit, prepares your office for common emergencies. The oxygen supply, on a wheeled cart, can be quickly moved to any emergency site. For more information, call (800) 331-1984 or visit the Web site healthfirstcorp.com.













 

HEINE North America - Loupes

The HR Binocular Loupes in 2.5x magnification now feature a patented, new 3-point articulation system that allows a 10° higher angle of declination than through-the-lens loupe systems. The all-new i-VIEW for S-Frame allows users to completely adjust the angle of declination from zero to 45°. Nearly half of dental professionals require an angle of declination between 35° and 45°, which is why HEINE Loupes are unique in their ability to relieve strain for those practitioners. For more information, call (800) 367-4872.





 

Heraeus Kulzer - Flowable Composite

Venus Bulk Fill is the low-stress baseliner to bulk fill solutions for efficient aesthetic posterior restorations. The self-adaptive handling eliminates steps and provides ideal coverage of cavity floor and walls, offering a savings of time with a faster, easier placement where posterior flowable composites are placed. With its proven clinical efficacy of low-shrinkage stress, high radiopacity, and long working time, Venus Bulk Fill is the optimal choice for all your posterior restorations. For more information, call (877) 258-5937 or visit heraeusdentalusa.com.



 

Hiossen - Implant

Enhanced initial stability provided by ETIII fixture yields optimal conditions for immediate and early loading. The corkscrew thread design provides self-tapping and path-correcting ability where it delivers smooth insertion and feel. Integrated platform switching of the ETIII creates an environment for a wide range of aesthetic options. For more information, call (888) 678-0001 or visit hiossen.com.











 

ImageWorks - Digital X-ray Sensor

The new EVAsoft imaging software functions as the driving software behind the popular EVA Digital X-Ray Sensor. Meeting the needs of today's digital practices, EVAsoft's features include Keep-On-Top, where x-rays stay visible over any window so users can simultaneously edit a patient's chart, in any practice management software, while looking at the corresponding digital x-ray. This functionality, combined with bridging capabilities, allows EVAsoft to integrate with all popular practice management software. For more information, call (914) 592-6100 or visit imageworkscorporation.com/dental.

   

Intra-Lock International - Small-Diameter Implant

Mini Drive-Lock, a one-piece, small-diameter implant, is ideal for long-term denture stabilization or fixed prosthetics. Patented Cement-Over Abutments, available in 6 configurations, simply fit over the o-ball assembly and convert the implant from removable to fixed or orthodontic treatment options. The system's unique Drive-Lock instrument reduces delivery and placement to one fluid motion. For more information, call (877) 330-0338 or visit the Web site intra-lock.com.



   

Isolite Systems - Illuminator

The Isolite dryfield illuminator is a new standard for dental isolation. It improves dental procedure times by 30% on average, enhances patient comfort, and reduces ergonomic strain. The Isolite system comfortably retracts the patient's tongue and cheek, shields the throat, and keeps the mouth gently propped open while providing bright, shadowless, intraoral illumination, and continuous adjustable suctioning of the working field. For more information, call (800) 560-6066 or visit isolitesystems.com.












   

Ivoclar Vivadent - Nano-optimized Composite

New and improved Tetric EvoCeram, a clinically proven nano-optimized composite, features improvements such as extended working time under ambient light combined with faster curing times, new shades with enhanced shade-matching qualities, and improved handling properties. As a result, Tetric EvoCeram improves the application time necessary for completing direct composite restorations. Its highly aesthetic appearance and natural shade blend result from nanocolored pigments that minimize light reflection and improve polishability. For more information, call (800) 533-6825. In Canada, call (800) 263-8182.

   

JS Dental Manufacturing - Endodontic File

Xtreme endodontic files follow the canal with virtually no transportation, ledging, or perforation. The development of a controlled memory material has enabled JS Dental to make the files not only follow the canal like nothing else on the market but also 300% less likely to separate. The files follow the path of least resistance, resulting in a perfectly enlarged canal, preserving tooth structure and making obturation easier. For more information, call (800) 284-3368.




   

Kerr - Universal Adhesive System

The new OptiBond XTR, a self-etch, light-cure universal adhesive system built on proven OptiBond technology, stands apart as the only bonding agent to embody both the power and durability of a total-etch adhesive and the simplified protocol of a self-etch technique. Universal compatibility enables its use for any type of restoration—direct or indirect. For more information, call (800) KERR-123 or visit kerrdental.com.











   

KOMET USA - 3-in-1 Polishing Strips

By performing the work of 3 traditional polishing strips, the Composite Polishing Strips, which feature 3 grit sizes on a single strip, streamline composite finishing procedures in a distinctive, practical manner. Each transparent strip's grit size is arranged in succession from medium to ultrafine, and uncoated sections act as comfortable end grips. For more information, call (888) 566-3887 or visit komet-usa.com.



   

Lares Research - All-Tissue Laser Line

The LightWalker hard- and soft-tissue Laser series features lasers in both single Er:YAG and dual Er:YAG/ Nd:YAG wavelength models. The lasers can perform fast cavity preps (usually without anesthetic), virtually all soft-tissue surgical procedures, and minimally invasive laser endo and perio treatments. The lasers are available in 3 models: the single-wavelength 8W model ST-E Er:YAG laser, which is perfect for hard tissue, soft tissue, and the Lares' proprietary PIPS (patent applied for) endo protocol; the dual-wavelength 8W model DT, which adds Nd:YAG laser capability for expanded soft tissue options, including Lares' proprietary WPT perio protocol; and the top-of-the-line dual wavelength 20W AT model, which provides an upgrade option for aesthetic treatments. For more information, call (888) 333-8440, extension 2050 or visit the Web site laresdental.com.















   

LED Dental - Oral Disease Detection Device

The VELscope Vx enhanced oral assessment system features updated optics technology, a unique cordless design, and affordable pricing that now make it easier than ever for dental practices to detect oral cancer and other forms of oral disease that might not be apparent to the naked eye. VELscope's 2-minute exams involve no rinse or dyes. For more information, call (888) 541-4614 or visit the Web site velscope.com.













   

Lip Balm Express - Lip Balm

Lip Balm Express offers high-quality lip balm made fresh to your order with a blend of natural ingredients and long-lasting flavors. And you can have your practice information custom-printed on each lip balm label, making it a great promotional after-care gift. Orders are shipped within 5 days. For more information, call (866) 214-9978, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or visit lipbalmexpress.com.

   

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