Top 25 Endodontic Products 2013


Dentistry Today’s Third Annual Readers’ Choice Top 25 Endodontics 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.
 

3M ESPE

RelyX Fiber Posts offer a unique resin composition and equally dispersed parallel fibers, providing superior mechanical strength and dentinlike flex. Due to their high translucency, these posts are highly aesthetic and support a natural light reflection. Now available in coronal diameters of 1.1, 1.9, and 1.3 mm, these posts provide a solution for any clinical situation. For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit 3mespe.com/relyx.

 

ACTEON North America

The P5 XS LED provides the benefits of the powerful Newtron technology, which enables the electronics to adjust the amplitude of the single-plane oscillations of the tips just in time thanks to Cruise Control. This results in a smooth, constant, and powerful vibration and guaranteed efficiency and precision no matter the environment and/or treatment performed. It is equipped with an autoclavable LED light handpiece that produces a very strong light intensity (100,000 lux) and provides excellent visibility of the treatment area, even in posterior zones. The cold light generated by these LEDs is ideal when working with loupes or under a microscope and helps to better differentiate between soft-tissue types. The P5 XS LED also features a self-contained irrigation system for total autonomy. For more information, call (800) 289-6367, visit the Web site acteongroup.com, or e-mail 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. All Aseptico equipment is made in the United States and backed by a 2-year warranty. 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 .

 

Axis|SybronEndo

Adaptive motion technology is based on a patented algorithm and designed to work with the TF Adaptive System. This technology allows the TF Adaptive file to adjust to intracanal torsional forces depending on the amount of pressure placed on the file. The result is debris comparable to that found with the classic rotary Twisted File design but with less chance of file pull-in. It uses an intuitive color-coded system designed for efficiency and ease of use. It's just like a traffic light—start with green and stop with red. The TF Adaptive System also allows dentists and endodontists to use a minimum number of files to complete the shape of the root canal. The file design is based on the clinically proven Twisted File technology, which means the file is twisted to shape for improved file durability. For more information, call (800) 346-3636 or visit the Web site tfadaptive.com.



 

B&L Biotech USA

The Super Beta Cordless 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 in 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 very 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 .



 

Bien-Air Dental

Thanks to its high-precision piezo technology, the Powercare ultrasonic scaler emerges as the instrument of choice for the removal of deposits and supragingival and subgingival dental prophylaxis. It controls and automatically adjusts the power necessary for each operation, guaranteeing you optimal efficiency and your patients’ enhanced comfort. For more information, call (800) 433-2436.

 

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. Join the thousands of others who have discovered the host of benefits that EndoSequence brings to their practice. For more information, call (800) 841-4522.

 

CJM Engineering

Munce Discovery Burs feature round carbide heads on 31- (Shallow Trougher) and 34-mm (Deep Trougher) nonflexible shafts that facilitate positive troughing control for locating separated instruments and uncovering hidden canals. These longer-than-standard length burs draw the handpiece head away from tooth structure, creating the favorable geometry that opens a functional view corridor to the deep target area. In contrast to standard-shaft diameters of 2.4 mm, the narrow shafts of Munce Discovery Burs—0.7 mm on the 3 smallest head sizes and 1.0 mm on all other head sizes—prevent shaft impingement on deep access cavity walls, significantly reducing ledging and perforation risk while preserving shaft stiffness. In addition, the 0.7-mm shaft on the smallest head sizes allows parallel cement-line dissection around posts and post core-out procedures while offering visibility of the tiny heads in deep operations. For more information, call (888) 256-0999 or visit the Web site cjmengineering.com.











 

CLINICIAN'S CHOICE

Constructed with revolutionary Controlled Memory NiTi technology, TYPHOON Infinite Flex Ni-Ti 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. A recent university-based study found TYPHOON files to be at least 600% more resistant to fatigue stress when compared to traditional Ni-Ti files, and they have up to 3 times the torsional strength, so the risk of separation when using one of these files is dramatically reduced. With TY­PHOON, you’ll experience cutting that is far superior to what you are used to, and you’ll gain significantly more confidence, especially in curved canals. For more information, call (800) 265-3444 or visit the Web site clinicianschoice.com.



 

Coltène

HyFlex CM (controlled memory) rotary files are changing the DNA of Ni-Ti files. The files are manufactured utilizing a unique process that controls the material’s memory, making the files extremely flexible without the shape memory of other Ni-Ti files. This makes the file follow the canal without creating undesired lateral forces on the canal walls, substantially reducing the risk of file separation and complications such as ledging, transportation, and perforation. The file is very safe. It is up to 300% more resistant to cyclical fatigue compared to standard Ni-Ti files—based on some studies—reducing the incidence of file separation. Clini­cians will also be able to reuse HyFlex CM files because the shape of bent files or straightened spirals is restored during autoclaving. For more information, call (855) COL-ENDO (265-3636) or visit the Web site hyflexcm.com.















 

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, Core-Post’s 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. Core-Post is offered in a value kit, which includes 5 posts of each size as well as an intro kit containing 2 carbon posts and 2 glass posts in the one- and 1.5-mm sizes. For more information, call (800) 445-0345 or visit denmat.com.

   

Dent Corp

RomiApex A-15 is a portable, microcomputer-controlled apex locator that is a modern device engineered for precise apex localization during all conditions of root canal treatment. It has proven precision measurements to 0.25 mm in all conditions. The portable unit provides graphic display and audio where the current position of the endo file is reflected. Its features include the root wizard tracking algorithm, the root zoom, virtual apex to a predetermined point, a built-in self-test, and protection. It is fully automatic and has auto shutdown. For more information, call (800) 454-9244, visit dentcorp.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .











   

DentalVibe

As an endodontist, making a positive first impression with a referred patient is one 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. It is 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.

   

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties

The WaveOne file has a geometry that was conceived specifically to provide a maximum of user benefits from the reciprocating movement of the e3 Torque Control Motor or ProMark Endodontic Motor. This geometry, combined with the proprietary DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties M-Wire Ni-Ti technology, is the main reason for the superior performance of the WaveOne file compared to most Ni-Ti files on the market today. It boasts (1) unique multiple cross-section, (2) M-Wire Ni-Ti, and (3) variable taper instruments on primary and large sizes. The advantages of the reciprocating technique are numerous. It makes it possible to shape most root canals using only a single WaveOne Ni-Ti file. This means that no time is wasted changing Ni-Ti instruments during the root canal shaping procedure. For more information, call (800) 662-1202 or tulsadentalspecialties.com.

   

DiaDent

Dia-Gun is a cordless obturation device that offers fast and precise backfill obturation delivery. It features a compact and lightweight design and a 360° thin swivel needle, allowing improved access, great maneuverability, and excellent tactile feedback. It comes with 2 types of disposable tips (23G or 25G). The tips can be bent to the desired shape and angle using the multipurpose wrench provided. Dia-Gun has 3 variable temperature settings (160°C, 180°C, and 200°C) to ensure precise control of obturation flow. The temperature reaches 200°C within 25 seconds to save chair time. Other benefits include a lid for the heat chamber that offers protection from dirt and debris. Dia-Gun is designed to provide reliability and precision while delivering a fast, continuous flow of canal-sealing gutta-percha. For more information, call (877) 342-3468.

   

Essential Dental Systems

The SafeSiders endodontic instruments, combined with the Endo-Express handpiece, eliminate the fear of fracture associated with crown-down systems and the typical shortcomings of the step-back process. Unlike rotary, this truly reciprocal system prevents binding. Excessive force is never needed. The SafeSiders are a series of patented, noncircular, noninterrupted, flat-sided endodontic instruments. The SafeSiders’ flat edge provides space for dentinal debris, resulting in fast nonbinding access to the apex. The flute design, in combination with the flat, makes the SafeSiders resilient yet flexible. You can now create superior, distortion-free endodontics—while saving money. Finally, you can replace instruments because they dull and not because you fear they will break. For more information, call (800) 22-FLEXI or visit edsdental.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 (855) 714-9250, visit the Web site filhol.com, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





   

Jordco

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

   

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 ensuring 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, visit obtura.com or call (800) 344-1321.





   

Top 25 Endodontic Products 2013