Top 25 Endodontic Products 2012


Dentistry Today’s second 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.
 

B&L Biotech USA

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 B&L's Alpha heat source, the Beta unit provides simplicity, operator ease and comfort, and durability into this cordless injectable obturation gun. Equipped with a durable rechargeable battery and mounting easily in a charge cradle, the Beta will provide more than 4 hours of continuous use on a single charge. Unique design features include a patented 360° swivel needle, allowing the operator to change the angle of entry to any canal, especially convenient for hard-to-reach maxillary cases. The handpiece is lightweight and ergonomic for operators with large or small hands. For more information, call (877) 452-9651 or (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 .

 

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.





 

Obtura Spartan

The Obtura III Max is a gutta-percha delivery system for obturation during root canal treatment. This system was designed with both the clinician's and patient's needs and safety in mind. It provides efficient and effective results by rapidly filling difficult root canal systems and ensures a complete 3-D seal. The enhanced thermal protector reduces heat around contact surfaces and protects the patient by driving warm air away from the tip of the unit while bringing in cool air. The cartridge-free operation eliminates mid-procedure hassles for the clinician, reducing the time required for each procedure. For more information, call (800) 344-1321 or visit obtura.com.





 

J. Morita USA

Since the early 1990s, Root ZX has been one as one of the world's best-selling apex locators. Its patented technology has been independently evaluated to be 97.5% accurate. The clinical accuracy rate is not affected by blood, other discharges, or electrolytes. In addition to apex location, the Root ZX II model also offers a low-speed handpiece option for canal preparation. It delivers motor flexibility with speed settings from 150 to 800 rpm and several safety functions, including Auto Apical Reverse and Slowdown. Root ZX mini, introduced in 2011, is a compact and lightweight model. Measuring just more than 4 x 2.333 in, it is conveniently portable and can easily be moved to work in any quadrant of the mouth. In storage, it takes up very little counter space. For more information, call (888) JMORITA (566-7482).

 

CLINICIAN’S CHOICE

Constructed with revolutionary Controlled Memory NiTi Technology, TYPHOON Infinite Flex NiTi Files exhibit virtually no memory. Unlike traditional Ni-Ti files that try to straighten within the canal, these files adapt perfectly to the canal path for precise and conservative removal of tooth structure. Because the lateral forces are balanced throughout the length of the canal, the clinical problems of ledging or removing excess tooth structure are eliminated. Aggressive yet safe, a recent university-based study found these files to be at least 300% more resistant to fatigue stress when compared to traditional Ni-Ti files and have up to 3 times the torsional strength. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit clinicianschoice.com.





 

Meta Biomed

Performing accurately in any root canal condition (dry, bleeding, wet, saline, ethylenediaminetetraaceitc 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.

 

DenMat

Core-Post is ideal for core buildups in single- tooth restorations. Since it flexes like natural tooth structure, it dramatically minimizes tooth stress and fractures that occur with standard metal posts. With a coefficient of thermal expansion and modulus of elasticity nearly identical to dentin, its exceptional physical properties are key to its strength and compatibility with cement, dentin, and core. It's radiopaque, easy to cut and use, and available in both carbon fiber for increased posterior strength and tooth-colored glass fiber for anterior aesthetics. Both carbon fiber and glass fiber Core-Posts are available in 5 diameters: 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.7, and 2.0 mm. The Core-Post Value Kit includes 50 posts. A single vial kit (one size each of 10 posts) is also available as well as an intro kit, which contains 2 carbon posts and 2 glass posts. For more information, call (800) 445-0345 or visit denmat.com.

 

JS Dental Manufacturing

Xtreme endodontic instruments are extremely flexible and follow the canal with virtually no transportation, ledging, or perforation. The development of a controlled memory material has enabled JS Dental Manufacturing to make files that follow the canal like nothing else on the market and are also 300% less likely to separate. These files follow the path of least resistance, resulting in a perfectly enlarged canal, preserved tooth structure, and easier obturation. They also return to their original shape during autoclaving. The Xtreme instruments are available in K-File and turbo file configurations as well as an engine-driven, full-rotation, Xtreme 360°. They are available in sizes 15 through 40 in 21-, 25-, and 31-mm lengths (360° not available in 31 mm). For more information, call (800) 284-3368 or visit jsdental.com.

 

Filhol Dental

The FILPIN PIN BENDER is the ideal accessory to the FILPIN restoration retention system, engineered to enhance the retention of all types of restoration to dentin. After inserting FILPIN, it may be necessary to bend the protruding pin(s) to suit the restoration. It is engineered for precision and accuracy to protect against damage to the pin and tooth structure. It creates uniform bends every time while minimizing uneven pressures upon the pin and dentin. The FILPIN PIN BENDER is the latest in a long line of innovative developments from Filhol Dental, a specialist company with more than 80 years of experience and millions of its precision products used worldwide. For more information, call (212) 714-9250, visit filhol.com, or send e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Aseptico

The AEU-7000E-70V provides the ultimate return on investment. A unique handpiece calibration system automatically detects the internal properties of individual reduction handpieces at the time of treatment, ensuring highly accurate speed and torque results. Existing handpieces can be used, resulting in additional cost saving. Compatible handpiece ratios include 4:1 through 16:1 for endo, 1:5 and 1:2 increasers for restorative or surgical applications, 1:1 for polishing or adjustments, and 16:1 through 32:1 reduction for implant. Custom display names and settings can also be added to the programmable preset buttons for enhanced customization. Upgradable software means longevity of the equipment, freeing up budgets for other areas of the practice. The new AEU-7000L-70V ELITE has all the great features of the AEU-7000E-70V, plus LED handpiece illumination. For more information, call (866) 244-2954, visit aseptico.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

SS White Burs

EndoGuide Burs are a unique set of 8 carbide burs for nonsurgical root canal treatment. The burs feature a patented, conical-shaped, microdiameter tip that acts as a self-centering guide for straight-line access to canals. This maximizes treatment efficiency and conserves healthy pericervical dentin. Compared to round burs, this straight-line path provides an ideally shaped guidepath for endodontic files to help prevent file deflection. The burs feature long, lateral blades that sustain guidance when exploring root canals and blending the canal orifice shape to the root shape. Due to their diminutive size and conical shape, EndoGuide Burs offer increased tactile sense of tooth surface variations and are also ideally suited for magnification-enhanced endodontics. The burs leave a polished dentin surface for easier visual identification of hidden/calcified canals and can reduce dependence on costly ultrasonic instrumentation. For more information, call (800) 535-2877 or visit sswhiteburs.com/endoguide.

   

Vista Dental Products

The Piezo Pilot is a new generation of piezo scalers designed to meet the growing needs of the modern dental practice. Innovative features and state-of-the-art circuitry give the user a broad range of amplitude settings for high-end performance. It sports a contemporary look and offers unprecedented power in a quiet, compact, and lightweight design. For convenience, a magnetic removable handpiece holder attaches securely to either side of the unit or to any magnetic surface. Available in 6 colors with matching autoclavable handpiece sleeves, the Pilot includes a set of 4 endodontic tips or ultrasonic hygiene tips, depending on the buyer's preference. Additionally, Vista Dental offers more than 30 styles of endodontic tips for a wide range of endodontic needs. The unit also accepts piezo tips from major manufacturers. For more information, call (877) 418-4782 or visit vista-dental.com.

   

CommonSense Dental

One of Dentistry Today's Top 100 Products for 2011, the EndoPoint locator file makes endodontic apex location a much simpler process. The new design is now available in 2 lengths, 20 and 26.5 mm. It's available in 6 sizes: 8, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 mm. It's sold as a kit of 6 (all one size or assortment). Its new shorter length improves access to posterior teeth and short-rooted teeth. Both a shorter canal and up to a 26.5-mm canal can be measured due to the attachment of the locator clip above the file handle. On other files, the clip area plus the stop take up 3 mm of space below the file handle, allowing for only 22-mm canals to be measured accurately. EndoPoint is also equipped with an electrical insulator down the shaft of the file. For product information, call (888) 853-5773 or visit commonsensedental.com.

   

Jordco

The e-Dx instrument is the next generation in endodontic diagnostic instruments. This instrument easily cold tests and fracture tests teeth. Using a special open cell foam insert, the e-Dx instrument stores dental coolants longer, enabling a doctor to rapidly cold test multiple teeth. The detachable, contra-angled pliers securely hold the foam insert and reach posterior teeth, providing improved visibility during cold testing. The built-in FracTester can be placed onto a tooth cusp to help detect fractures. For more information, call (800) 752-2812 or visit jordco.com.





   

DentalVibe

As an endodontist, making a positive first impression with a referred patient is of utmost importance and can translate into a flood of additional referrals. The DentalVibe Injection Comfort System is a patented scientific instrument that blocks injection pain. Invented by NYU graduate Dr. Steven Goldberg, it is equipped with VibraPulse technology, which sends soothing pulsations deep into the oral mucosa. This serves to stimulate the sensory receptors, close the pain gate, and prevent the brain from feeling the pain. Adults and children are reporting painless injections, and dentists report less stress during the injection process. Cordless, portable, and easily affordable, it has been receiving rave reviews from numerous key opinion leaders in dentistry and has been featured on television news networks across the nation. For more information, call (877) 503-VIBE or visit dentalvibe.com.

   

Essential Dental Systems

SafeSiders are a series of patented flat-sided instruments that were designed by endodontists to eliminate the fear of separating instruments. They reduce instrument engagement in root canals, allowing faster advancement with less resistance. These instruments can be pre-bent in order to conform to any canal shape. SafeSiders reduce instrument stress, improving durability. Dentists can experience increased instrument flexibility without needing to sacrifice strength. For the first time, dentists are able to replace instruments when they dull, not because they fear breakage. SafeSiders are an affordable solution for endodontic root canal therapy. They can be used by hand or in the Endo-Express reciprocating handpiece. SafeSiders instruments are available in 21-, 25-, and most recently in 31-mm lengths to suit the needs of dentists and patients. For more information, call (800) 223-5394 or visit edsdental.com.

   

3M ESPE

RelyX Fiber Posts offer a unique resin composition and equally dispersed parallel glass fibers, providing superior mechanical strength and dentin-like flex. Its microporous surface allows for additional bond strength through microretentive effects. Its radiopacity is among the highest of available glass fiber posts. With high translucency and an appearance similar to that of tooth structure, RelyX Fiber Posts are not visible through the restoration and support a natural light reflection. The posts are now offered in coronal diameters of 1.1, 1.3, 1.6, and 1.9 mm, providing a solution for any clinical situation. Pairing RelyX Fiber Post with RelyX Unicem 2 Automix Self-Adhesive Resin Cement and its endo tip creates the perfect treatment in endo, enabling cement application from bottom to top. The result is a strong and virtually void-free post cementation. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/relyx.

   

KOMET USA

The revolutionary Endo Rescue Kit (Kit 4601) reduces the risk of post-endodontic complications due to instrument fracture. Engineered for quick and simple removal of fractured rotary Ni-Ti instruments, the set provides access to the root canal, allowing the fractured instrument to be removed. Initially, an endodontic tungsten carbide bur (H269GK.315.016) enlarges the pulp cavity for enhanced vision. 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 dentinal residue. The broken file is then removed from the canal in a counter-clockwise motion. The kit also includes a manual screw (150.155.000) for those who prefer to remove the fragments without using a handpiece. For more information, call (888) 566-3887 or visit komet-usa.com.

   

VOCO America

The Post Procedure kit includes all matching materials used from the post cementation to the final core buildup. The kit includes 3 sizes of Rebilda Posts, dentin-like flexible glass fiber posts with high radiopacity, high translucency, and excellent light conductivity with matching reamers and drills. The award-winning, dual-cured, self-etch bond Futurabond DC can be used in the self-cured mode without any light. This is a great benefit in the root canal, thus avoiding the pooling effect (the blocking of the canal due to cured adhesive). Special Endo Tim brushes allow easy application of the adhesive into the root canal. The kit promotes the Mono-Bloc Concept. Rebilda DC is used as a cement and core build-up material. This not only saves time but creates one mono block from the root canal to the core buildup with the same excellent physical properties. For more information, call (888) 658-2584, visit vocoamerica.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Brasseler USA

EndoSequence is the first endodontic system to be fully synchronized from instrumentation through obturation and post placement. The constant, tapered EndoSequence rotary files contain many patented features that provide unparalleled efficiency and safety. The EndoSequence BC Points and Fiber Posts are laser verified to precisely match the shape (tip/taper) created by the files. The system utilizes the revolutionary, award-winning BC Sealer. You can join the thousands of others that have discovered the host of benefits that EndoSequence brings to their practice. For more information, call (800) 841-4522.

   

Top 25 Endodontic Products 2012