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.

SDI (North America) - Whitening System

Requiring a wear time of just 15 minutes once or twice daily, patients will see changes immediately with Pola Day CP, a super-fast, take-home, tooth-whitening system containing 35% carbamide peroxide. Its neutral pH gel has a high water content that prevents teeth from becoming dehydrated, and natural soothers and conditioners further assist in minimizing sensitivity. The pleasantly flavored spearmint gel is easily dispensed from a syringe and stays where placed due to its high viscosity. For more information, call (800) 228-5166 or visit


Seiler Microscopes - Microscope

The Evolution xR6 is a 6-step microscope option. It has 6 steps of magnification (2.27x, 4x, 5.30x, 8.7x, 10.88x, 17x), high-quality German optics, apochromatic lenses, a 50W metal halide light source, and a zero to 220° inclinable head. All of these features make it the best buy for the dental microscope market. For more information, call (800) 489-2282 or visit the Web site located at


Septodont - Dentin Replacement Material

Biodentine is an all-in-one dentin replacement material that is bioactive, biocompatible, and can be used in both the crown and root wherever dentin is damaged. Indications include restoring deep cavities, pulp capping, pulpotomies, perforations, and internal/external resorptions. In addition to treating damaged dentin, Biodentine provides a number of clinical benefits including remineralization, preservation of pulp, and prevention of clinical failures. For more information, call (800) 872-8305.


Shofu - Flowable Composite

BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus is a flowable base, liner, and final restorative approved for all classes (I to V). Its physical properties rival leading packable composites. With handling that is stackable and sculptable, the material just stays put. The self-leveling consistency doesn't require packing, reduces voids, and simplifies polishing. Fluoride release and recharge offers sustained benefits for high caries index patients. Two viscosities are available, F00 for precision stacking and F03 for traditional flowability. For more information, call (800) 827-4638 or visit


Sirona Dental Systems - Digital Impression System

CEREC AC Connect allows dental professionals to scan and send digital impressions to the inLab dental laboratory of choice, with no additional scanning fees. It delivers the fastest acquisition speeds on the market, and brings the fastest return on investment. With CEREC technology there's the ability to upgrade and connect to an in-office milling unit at any time. For more information, call (800) 873-7683.


SNAP Imaging - Cosmetic Simulator

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


SS White Burs - Burs

EndoGuide Burs are a unique set of 8 burs for nonsurgical root canal treatment. The patented, conical-shaped microdiameter tip acts as a self-centering guide for straight-line access to canals, maximizing treatment efficiency and conserving healthy pericervical dentin. The burs facilitate increased tactile sense of dentin and calcified canals, provide a polished dentin surface for easier visual identification of hidden canals, and can reduce dependence on costly ultrasonic instrumentation. For more information, visit


Steri-Shield - Sensor Holder

Wingers radiological sensor holders provide an easy, quick, and pain-free way to capture all oral images with any popular radiography sensor on the market. The hybrid system provides the convenience of universal fit, disposable sensor holders, and the savings of holder tools than can be sterilized. All shots can be captured easily and results are repeatable as the system holder tools do not sacrifice sensor stability. Introduced in 2002, Wingers have proven their ease of use, patient comfort, and innovative advantages in thousands of dental clinics. For more information, call (800) 699-7220 or visit


Sun Dental Labs - Temporary Partial

In comparison to acrylic partials, Sunflex partial dentures are lightweight, more comfortable, and practically invisible, with no metal clasps. They offer the perfect degree of flexibility, are more stain-resistant, and do not discolor, warp, or become brittle. They are also the easiest partials to adjust in-office, and teeth and clasps can be added at a later time without demarcation lines. With Sunflex, you can create partial dentures that match a patient's natural tissue tone. For more information, call (866) 561-9777.


Suni Medical Imaging - Digital Radiography System

SuniRay digital radiography system is the favorite among dental practitioners for how easily and quickly it captures and analyzes dental radiographs. This portable intraoral device displays crisp images even in the toughest areas with its ergonomic design, ensuring easy positioning and optimal patient comfort. Plus, its sensors provide easy-to-use software that allows for ingenious applications. For more information, call (800) 438-7864 or visit


SybronEndo - Files

With SybronEndo's Twisted Files, endodontic procedures can be performed faster, safer, and with fewer files than other rotary Ni-Ti file systems. Efficient cutting files, they are highly flexible and very strong. SybronEndo's patented production process eliminates the microfractures found in ground files that cause file separation. Twisted Files are available in a variety of tapers, lengths, and tip sizes. For more information, call (800) 346-3636 or visit


Tokuyama America - Universal Composite

Tokuyama Estelite Sigma Quick is a 100% spherically filled universal composite. Utilizing patented Radical Amplified Photopolymerization technology, it offers an extended working time, reduced curing time, and 3 new shades. Other benefits include outstanding polishability, high gloss retention, wide shade-matching range, minimal shrinkage, and excellent radiopacity. It is available in 20 shades. For more information, call (877) 378-3548.


Trident Dental Laboratory - Bite Splint

BiteSoft is one of the top prescribed custom anterior bite splints in the world. The BiteSoft Anterior Splint is used to help patients overcome bruxism, as well as for the successful management of headaches and jaw pain resulting from clenching and grinding. It is custom-fitted and worn over the 6 anterior teeth while sleeping. The lingual ramp's patented design helps establish mandibular stability and relaxation of tense jaw muscles. You can help your patients protect their restorative investments with BiteSoft. For more information, call (800) 221-4831.


Triodent - Matrix System

The key to the V3 Sectional Matrix System is the Ni-Ti V3 Ring, which exerts optimal force to produce ideal tooth separation for consistently tight contacts. The ring comes in 2 sizes, for large and small teeth. The ring's V-shaped tines accommodate the wedge in the embrasure, and they provide a stable grip on both teeth, preventing the ring from collapsing into large cavities. For more information, call (800) 811-3949 or visit


Ultradent Products - In-Office Whitening System

Opalescence Boost includes Ultradent's patented and scientifically proven PF technology for stronger enamel, decreased sensitivity, and caries prevention. Clinical studies have shown that excellent in-office whitening results do not require the use of a light. It has maintained its powerful and chemically activated 40% hydrogen peroxide solution, now with the added benefit of PF technology. The unique syringe-to-syringe mixing system ensures freshness in application, while the distinct red color makes the gel easy to apply and remove. For more information, call (800) 552-5212.


Velopex International - Hydro-Abrasion Device

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


Vident - Shade-Taking Unit

The cordless VITA Easyshade Compact, the second generation of the VITA Easyshade device, delivers instant, accurate shades in both VITA 3D-Master and VITA Classical shades, regardless of lighting conditions and other elements that can lead to improper shade measurement. It eliminates the subjectivity often found when shade-taking with the naked eye caused by reasons like eye fatigue and ambient light. It is available exclusively through Patterson Dental. For more information, call (800) 828-3839.


Vista Dental Products - Ultrasonic Scaler

Piezo Pilot ultrasonic scaler offers unprecedented power in a quiet, compact, and lightweight design. State-of-the-art circuitry provides a wide range of settings for high-end performance, including settings for post removal and certain bone surgery applications. Each Pilot comes with 4 hygiene or endodontic tips and accepts tips from major manufacturers. It is available in 6 colors with a soft-lit dome and 3 matching handpiece sleeves, plus a removable, magnetic handpiece holder. For more information, call (877) 418-4782 or visit


VOCO America - Nanohybrid Composite

GrandioSO is an 89% filled universal nanohybrid composite that combines a tooth-like modulus of elasticity with low shrinkage and excellent polishability. The material also boasts excellent aesthetics, is nonsticky, and has an extended working time under ambient light. With its "intelligent shade" system it will meet all of your everyday needs. The material is available in syringes or caps. For more information, call (888) 658-2584, visit the Web site, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Zest Anchors - O-Ring Cap

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 the Web site


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