Top 25 Endodontic Products 2011


Dentistry Today’s First Annual Readers’ Choice Top 25 Endodontic Products, selected on the basis of lead generation, represent some of the profession’s most innovative endodontic products. The products appear in no particular order.
 

Obtura Spartan

The Obtura III Max is the preferred instrument for all backfill procedures. This new and improved unit features better ergonomics and user-friendly features, such as (1) an enhanced thermal protector that reduces heat around patient contact surfaces, (2) cartridge-free operation that eliminates midprocedure filling hassles, (3) advanced connectivity that eliminates downtime for charging, and (4) an updated design and new unit face control for even easier handling overall. With a quick heat-up time, the Obtura III Max provides an actual temperature read at the tip of the needle, as well as an LCD display of the temperature to ensure accurate setting at all times. With more than 25 years of trusted clinical performance, this device also has a 2-year warranty to fully guarantee its users a durable and dependable product. For more information, call (800) 344-1321 or visit obtura.com.
 

KOMET USA

The revolutionary Endo Rescue Kit (Kit 4601) is engineered for quick and simple removal of fractured Ni-Ti instruments within the canal. The simple procedure starts with an endodontic tungsten carbide bur (H269GK.315.016), which is used to enlarge the pulp cavity and improve the practitioner's vision into the canal. A center drill (G180A.204.110/G180.204.090) then excavates the last few millimeters of the canal, offering access to the broken instrument. The RKP.204.090 drill exposes the instrument's surface, and an extremely fine trepan bur (RKT.204.090) is placed onto the fragment, seizing and holding it in place using residual dentin. The broken file is then removed from the canal in a counter-clockwise motion. The kit is also supplied with a manual screw (150.155.000) for those who prefer not to use the handpiece. For more information, call (888) 566-3887 or visit komet-usa.com.



 

DentalVibe

The DentalVibe Injection Comfort System utilizes patented VibraPulse technology to send soothing pulsations deep into the oral mucosa. This stimulation is picked up by the submucosal nerve endings, sending a message to the brain, effectively closing the "pain gate," allowing for the comfortable administration of intraoral injections. Adults and children are reporting painless injections and dentists report less stress during the injection process. It is cordless, portable, nonthreatening, and easily affordable for every office. It has been receiving rave reviews from the key opinion leaders in dentistry and has been featured on all of the TV news networks across the nation. It was invented by an NYU graduate, Dr. Steven G. Goldberg. For more information, call (877) 503-VIBE or visit dentalvibe.com.
 

Medidenta

All rotary Ni-Ti systems are excellent in creating a crown-down effect, but they do not irrigate or cleanse the lateral canals that are breeding ground for bacteria, which in effect increase post-op pain and inevitable retreatment. The MM1500+, with its cavitation effect, effectively cleanses the lateral canals and greatly reduces post-op pain and patient recalls. It is a must-have complement to all Ni-Ti rotary systems because (1) it requires no installation, (2) it offers great visibility and accessibility, (3) it removes the smear layer, (4) it facilitates safe and rapid canal flaring and/or debridement, (5) it offers superior cleansing with the irrigation and cavitation effect, and (6) it is user-friendly and patient-comforting. For more information, call (800) 221-0750 or visit medidenta.com.





 

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties

PathFile is the next generation of glide path management. It's the Ni-Ti rotary solution for predictable canal patency that offers increased flexibility, more resistance to cyclic fatigue, and many advantages compared to manual stainless steel files. It offers less canal transportation, more flexibility, and faster instrumentation time than with manual K-files. For more information, call (800) 662-1202 or visit tulsadentalspecialties.com.
 

SybronEndo

The RealSeal 1 Bonded Obturation System features a Resilon-coated obturator and sealer that bond to dentin. The obturators are easily retreatable, have dual radiopacity, and are latex-free. The system includes bonded obturators, size verifiers, self-etch sealer, practice blocks, an instructional video, and a dual-chamber obturator oven. For more information, call (800) 346-ENDO (3636) or visit superiorfills.com.





 

Discus Dental

The Smart Endodontics system offers both warm and cold obturation solutions. For those preferring warm vertical compaction, the cordless HotTip features 4 heat settings and 8 highly flexible plugger sizes. Tips reach temperature and cool down in just a few seconds. You can backfill with the cordless HotShot device and compact warm GP with EndoPax hand pluggers. HotTip is also great for trimming the back end of GP points in cold lateral operations, as well as for eliminating voids during warm backfill applications. For those preferring cold carrier-based solutions, SimpliFill utilizes a 5-mm Apical Plug on the end of a removable carrier. The hydraulic force created by the advancing plug quickly and effectively seals apical spaces with both GP and sealer. SimpliFill saves time when posts are placed and, when no post is needed, the HotShot is used to backfill the remaining space. For more information, call (800) 817-3636 or visit discusdental.com.



 

ACTEON North America

The P-Max Newtron XS ultrasonic generator from Satelec allows dentists to not only profit from the most powerful and safest piezo technology currently available but also from 2 other major factors. The newly designed autoclavable Newtron handpiece features a powerful LED light source (100,000 lux) and an integrated and selectable air supply to make procedures (especially endodontic) more efficient. The 6 circularly arranged high-power LEDs provide excellent visibility of the treatment area—even in posterior regions. The cold light helps to better differentiate between soft-tissue types and is also ideal when working with loupes or under a microscope. The "air active" system directs the filtered air directly to the tip of the handpiece to (1) enable quick and thorough elimination of dentinal debris, (2) clean and dry root canals (without overheating), and (3) access the canals without dispersion or agglutination of dentine chips. For more information, call (800) 289-6367, visit acteongroup.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 

Meta Biomed

Performing the best accuracy in any root canal condition (dry, bleeding, wet, saline, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid, sodium hypochlorite, chlorhexidine, etc), i-ROOT is a fifth-generation apex locator by dual frequency type. It can measure the apical constriction exactly without any worries about measuring incorrectly. It is developed and upgraded based on the technology of the E-Magic Finder (EMF-100 Series) apex locator. For more information, call (888) 400-META.
 

Brassler USA

The EndoPro270 is the most advanced powered heat source on the market. Utilizing an ergonomic design and the newest in cordless heating technology, it delivers unprecedented precision and safety. The lightweight and ergonomic EndoPro270 can be used for searing off gutta-percha at the orifice, post space creation, warm vertical/lateral condensation, and vitality (heat) testing. It reaches the set temperature in less than 2 seconds and cools down to room temperature in less than 4 seconds. The advanced lithium-ion battery allows for 4 hours of continual use on a single charge and can be fully recharged in less than 3 hours. With an extensive tip selection for all of your heating needs, the EndoPro270 is a powerful ally for any practice. For more information, call (800) 841-4522 or visit brasselerusa.com.
 

DenMat

The physical properties of Core-Post are matched with tooth structure and designed to flex with teeth under normal conditions. Ideal for single-tooth post restoration, it eliminates tooth stress and fractures that can occur with standard metal posts. Its modulus of elasticity is similar to dentin with physiochemical compatibility between post, cement, dentin, and core. In addition to exhibiting exceptional physical properties, it is radiopaque and easy to cut and use. Carbon fiber posts for posterior strength and glass fiber posts for anterior aesthetics are available in 5 diameters: 1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, and 2.0 mm. For more information, (800) 445-0345 or visit denmat.com.





   

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