Top 100 Products 2013

 

3M ESPE - Finishing/Polishing Wheels

The new, single-use Sof-Lex Spiral Finishing and Polishing Wheels offer a new way to put a natural-looking gloss on restorations. Featuring an innovative spiral shape that adapts to all tooth surfaces, they provide dentists with a versatile and simple alternative to traditional points, cups, discs, and brushes. The wheels are ideal for use with composites, such as 3M ESPE Filtek Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative, resin-modified glass ionomers, bis-acrylic temporary materials, and precious and semiprecious metals. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/soflex.







 

3M ESPE - Small-Diameter Implant

MDI Mini Dental Implants are minimally invasive and immediately stabilize loose dentures using a 90-minute patented protocol, often completed without a flap and frequently using the patient’s existing denture. The implants are available in diameters of 1.8, 2.1, 2.4, and 2.9 mm at lengths of 10, 13, 15, and 18 mm. 3M ESPE offers affordable one-day MDI certification seminars led by experienced clinicians. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/implants.











 

3Shape - Digital Impression System

TRIOS is a powder-free, next-generation intraoral digital impression solution that scans in natural colors to clearly distinguish between teeth and gingival and restorative materials. 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 3shapedental.com.














 

A-dec - LED Light

The new, award-winning A-dec LED dental light gives you outstanding illuminance, maneuverability, and low cost of ownership. You can reduce shadowing and improve contrast without eyestrain. You can also see colors accurately for optimal tissue diagnosis. You can illuminate without curing at a cure-safe mode of 15,000 lux, and you can gain greater control and positioning with 540° of spherical rotation. For more information, call (800) 547-1883 or visit a-dec.com.






 

ACTEON North America - Intraoral Camera

The new SoproCARE camera was developed to answer the needs of the dental professional during caries detection, prophylaxis, and periodontal treatment in the clinical environment. Utilizing patented fluorescence technology, SoproCARE illuminates dental tissue to reveal occlusal caries, plaque, tartar, and gingival inflammation. In addition, SoproCARE can be used as an intraoral camera, providing the dental professional with all of the necessary tools to perform a complete and time-efficient oral examination. For more information, call (800) 289-6367 or visit the Web site us.acteongroup.com.















 

AdDent - Shade-Matching Device

The Rite Lite 2 shade-matching light is a device that incorporates 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.










 

Air Techniques - Hand Sanitizer

The Monarch Hydrating Instant Hand Sanitizer is an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is safe, effective, and ideal for everyday use in the dental practice. It is a waterless gel that is effective against most common bacteria. A wax component in the gel provides effectively smooth glove placement. It is enriched with aloe and a vitamin E/B complex and has a long-lasting moisturizing effect that can continue through several handwashings. For more information, call (800) AIR-TECH (247-8481) or visit the Web site airtechniques.com.











 

Align Technology - Aligner Material

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.








 

Apixia Digital Imaging - X-Ray Scanner

Apixia Digital Imaging has introduced the profession’s smallest phosphor plate scanner for convenient in-operatory acquisition of digital x-rays. Imaging with PSP plates offers all the flexibility and patient comfort of film combined with the immediacy and environmental benefits of digital radiography. Images are scanned, and the plates are automatically erased for the next use. Included with the scanner at no additional cost is easy-to-use imaging software with unlimited licenses. For more information, call (626) 810-9201 or visit apixia.net.











 

Argen - Bridges

Captek Nano crowns and bridges offer the most aesthetic, strong, and healthy option for the challenges dentists face every day. Dentists encounter challenges when teeth have endodontic treatment, margins are subgingival, preparations are dark, and patients are at high risk periodontally. Similar problems arise when bonding is not indicated or practical, with implant abutments, and with bridges and splints. The improved Captek Nano answers these challenges with a stronger, thinner structure. For more information, call (800) 921-2227 or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




 

Aseptico - Anesthesia System

An alternative to mandibular block anesthesia, the STA single-tooth anesthesia system allows doctors to precisely administer an intraligamentary injection that rapidly anesthesizes a single tooth rather than an entire quadrant. This means that patients won’t have the numb, cheeklike conventional syringe-delivered anesthesia. The system provides real-time visual and audio feedback and verbal announcements by using proprietary CompuFlo and dynamic pressure-sensing technologies. For more information, call (866) 244-2954 or visit aseptico.com.








   

Assure Dental Lab - Zirconia Crown

Zenostar is a 100% full-milled pure zirconia crown with no porcelain overlay and no porcelain fractures. Its benefits include less than half the price of a gold crown, aesthetic alternative to gold restoration and PFM, 1,200 MPa flexural strength, conventional chamfer prep and cementation, and excellent marginal fit. Indications are for single posterior crowns, crowns with limited occlusal clearance, and up to 5-unit bridges. For more information, call (877) 283-5351 or visit assureddentallab.com.

   

Axis|SybronEndo - Adaptive File

Adaptive motion technology is based on a patented algorithm and designed to work with the Twisted File Adaptive System. This technology allows the TF Adaptive file to adjust to in-tracanal torsional forces depending on the amount of pressure placed on the file. The result is exceptional debris comparable to that found with the classic rotary TF design but with less chance of file pull-in. It uses an intuitive color-coded system. For more information, call (800) 346-3636 or visit tfadaptive.com.


   

B&L Biotech USA - Obturation Gun

The Beta Obturation device is designed for warm gutta-percha techniques, such as backfilling a canal with warm vertical obturation or with a complete fill technique (injecting from the apex up). Perfectly complementing the Alpha heat source, the Beta unit adds simplicity, operator ease and comfort, and durability into this cordless, injectable obturation gun. For more information, call (949) 581-3636, visit bnlbio.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
   

Beyes - High-Speed Handpiece

The truly innovative design of the AirLight High-Speed Handpiece incorporates a high-efficiency built-in microgenerator to power its LED, eliminating the need of a fiber-optic system from your dental delivery unit. You simply attach the AirLight to any of your existing 4-, 5-, or 6-hole handpiece tubing, and you will get the brightest LED illumination, allowing you to have a clearer and wider illuminated operative field due to the macro-angled LED. For more information, call (877) 703-3562 or visit beyes.ca.
















   

BIOLASE - All-Tissue Laser

WaterLase iPlus cuts hard tissue as fast as conventional drills but without the discomfort or risk of cross contamination. It contains a point-and-perform graphical user interface that instantly programs ideal settings for each procedure selected. For total versatility and return on investment, the iPlus is unmatched, with a broad range of restorative and surgical applications. You can use it for deep-pocket therapy periodontal treatment and root canal treatment. For more information, call (888) 424-6527 or visit biolase.com.


















   

BISCO Dental Products - Pulp Protectant/Liner

TheraCal LC is a light-cured, calcium silicate-filled restorative material designed for use in direct and indirect pulp capping and as a protective liner for use as an alternative to calcium hydroxide, glass ionomer, resin-modified glass ionomer, and other restorative materials. Performing as a barrier and protectant to the dental pulpal complex, its proprietary formulation facilitates significant calcium release. This, combined with its alkaline pH, aids in the regenerative process by promoting sealing of the pulp. For more information, call (800) 247-3368 or visit bisco.com.














   

Brasseler USA - Carbide Burs

The original Brasseler ET Carbides allow dental professionals to create fine art with all aesthetic restorations. Dr. Ronald Goldstein designed these carbides in 1981 with 4 basic principles of finishing restorations: (1) avoid creating sensitivity, (2) maintain a straight emergence profile, (3) provide gingival tissue support, and (4) utilize instrument control with safe-end finishing burs. ET Esthetic Trimming instruments provide optimal trimming and finishing of composite resins and acrylic restorations. For more information, call (800) 841-4522 or visit brasselerusa.com.




   

Carestream Dental - Intraoral Scanner

With the CS 3500, dental professionals can easily acquire true color 3-D images—without an external heater, powder, or trolley system. Capable of high-angulation scanning of up to 45° and a depth of 16 mm, the intraoral scanner’s sleek, lightweight design promotes a more comfortable patient experience. And with its unique light guidance system, practitioners can now focus on their patients rather than their computer monitor. For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit the Web site carestreamdental.com.










   

CLINICIAN’S CHOICE - Impression Tray

The QUAD-TRAY XL is the newest addition to the Quad-Tray family of distortion-free, customizable, aluminum dual-arch impression trays. Its extended length captures the full quadrant, making it ideal for cases involving multiple preparations and short bridges. Ensuring ideal occlusion in the prosthesis by recording cuspid rise, the inflexible QUAD-TRAY XL ensures predictably accurate impressions and an end to excessive occlusal adjustments. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit the Web site clinicianschoice.com.

   

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Top 100 Products 2013