Product Report

Bib-Eze are disposable bib holders that both simplify handling and eliminate the need to sterilize.

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Bib-Eze disposable patient bib holders

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Bib-Eze are disposable bib holders that both simplify handling and eliminate the need to sterilize. Made from lightweight elasticized fiber, Bib-Eze do not feel cold on the patient's neck, have no sharp edges, and stretch to fit comfortably. The self-adhesive ends secure Bib-Eze to any bib, and removal is as easy as tearing a piece of paper. Bib-Eze is a cost-effective replacement for reusable bib holders and other disposable bib holders.

Bib-Eze are available boxed in quantities of 250, 1,000, and 5,000 (for institutional use).

For more information, contact Clive Craig at (800) 833-8267 or visit www.clivecraig.com.

Zoom!? professional take-home whitener

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Meet the first professional take-home tooth whitener fast enough to be called Zoom!™ Discus Dental, Inc., introduces Zoom! Take-Home Whitening. It offers an average improvement of six shades in only three nights. This patent-pending formula is available in 6-percent and 4-percent hydrogen peroxide concentrations. Zoom! comes in a convenient Weekender Kit travel case in your choice of four fast colors: orange, blue, green, or silver. Each kit contains two dual-barrel syringes (three applications each), tray case, two mixing tips, EVA material, shade guide, and patient instructions, as well as a sample of new Zoom! Whitening Toothpaste. Single-syringe touch-up kits are also available in a convenient 12-count countertop dispenser.

For more information, call (800) 422-9448 or visit www.discusdental.com.

The next generation is here — Sonicare® Elite®

Philips Electronics has introduced the next generation in sonic toothbrushes, the Sonicare® Elite®. Recently debuted at the ADA annual meeting, the Sonicare Elite provides dental professionals and their patients the most advanced power toothbrush to date to promote maximum oral health and hygiene.

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Its patented second-generation sonic technology uses a combination of high-frequency bristle motion and dynamic cleaning action, generating three times the bristle tip speed of other leading power toothbrushes. The Elite's new slim, angled neck and tapered brush head focuses powerful cleaning action in hard-to-reach interproximal, subgingival, and posterior areas to remove 20 percent more plaque. Its contour-fit bristle design surrounds teeth for precision cleaning, and the new ergonomic grip improves maneuverability. Two speeds allow users to choose "high" for optimal power, and "low" for sensitive areas, tongue brushing, and gum massage.

For more information, call (800) 676-7664 or visit www.sonicare.com.

Colgate sponsors spa vacation getaway

Send your patients to www.colgate.com — you could win a spa vacation!

Recommend Colgate.com, the Web site that can help your patients improve their oral health! This complete online resource offers expert information on oral care for all ages, plus news, games, and special offers. And, patients who visit have a chance to win a trip for two to the Venetian and Canyon Ranch SpaClub in Las Vegas. Best of all, when they enter to win, you're automatically entered to win as well.

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You can get free recommendation materials to help remind your patients. The promotion ends December 31, so call (800) 840-3000 and order your click.smile.spa. materials today!

Breakthrough in nontoxic disinfectant cleaner

EnviroSystems, Inc., a manufacturer of people-safe, environmentally friendly infection-control products, recently announced the availability of EcoTru®, a breakthrough nontoxic disinfectant cleaner that is ideal for use in healthcare applications that include dental offices, hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. The only EPA-registered Tox. Category IV disinfectant on the market, EcoTru kills tuberculosis and a wide spectrum of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in five to 10 minutes without any of the hazards posed by other categories of disinfectants. The product needs no warning labels. It does not irritate eyes and can be absorbed through the skin, inhaled, or swallowed without harmful effects.

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While other classes of disinfectant cleaners kill pathogens, all pose possible health concerns ranging from rashes to lung damage. These concerns create barriers to disinfectant use where it could be most needed. Only EcoTru has been proven to be completely safe for people, animals, and the environment.

EcoTru is nonstaining, nonflammable, nonoxidizing, nonacidic, and nonionic. It won't corrode plastic, metals, or acrylic, making the product ideal for use on equipment, countertops, and instruments.

EcoTru is sold through distributors and licensing agreements. Contact Marc Thibault, director of sales and marketing, at (408) 501-0890 to learn more about becoming a distributor or licensing the product. To learn more about EcoTru disinfectant cleaner, visit www.ecotru.com.

Discover the Wizard!

Waterpik introduces a unique disposable prophy angle that features a brush within the cup for the combined benefits of effectively brushing away stains and gently polishing teeth. Attributes of the new Waterpik Wizard angle include a soft prophy cup and toothbrush-like bristles. It fits standard slow-speed or hygiene handpieces and incorporates a distinctive, spiral-cup design minimizing splatter.

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The Waterpik Wizard angle is available in 125 or 1,000 packs, and can be ordered through your local dealer.

For a free sample, call (800) 525-2020 or visit professional.waterpik.com.

Denti-Care offers home-care rinses for any age

Denti-Care's comprehensive line of home care products helps improve patient compliance with great-tasting formulas while meeting special needs at any age! Select Denti-Care Home Care products to make a difference with your patients!

Denti-Care's home care begins with 0.4 percent stannous gel and 1.1 percent neutral sodium gel. Both formulas are used extensively due to the anti-microbial benefits of providing extra protection against tooth decay at home. In as little as two weeks, patients may also experience reduced bleeding and relief from tooth sensitivity. Denti-Care's neutral sodium gel is compatible to use with esthetic restorations.

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In addition, Denti-Care includes two types of oral rinses — 0.12 percent chlorhexidine gluconate rinse (for adults with gum disease) and an alcohol-free, 0.05 percent sodium fluoride anti-cavity rinse (mostly for children).

Medicom, Inc.® developed the product and has made it available through all dental distributors. Please contact your local dealer to place your order. For product information, call (800) 361-2862 or visit www.medicom.com.

Premier introduces cushion-grip inserts

Premier Dental Products Co. is excited to introduce Big Easy ultrasonic inserts in continuation with its commitment to excellence in the hygiene market. The Big Easy's silicone cushion grip delivers improved ergonomic handling and comfort.

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The Big Easy inserts' ergonomically designed large 7/16-inch working-end assists in alleviating fatigue and absorbs vibration that is otherwise transferred to the operator. Premier's Big Easy inserts provide a secure contact surface.

As with its entire Big Easy instrument line, Premier's ultrasonic inserts are precision-engineered to ensure optimal performance and extended wear. Contact your dealer for an introductory special offer on Big Easy instruments as well as Premier's other hygiene offerings. All Premier Dental products come with a complete satisfaction guarantee.

For more information, call (888) 773-6872 or visit www.premusa.com.

Introducing UltraDose® ultrasonic solution

L&R Manufacturing Company is proud to offer an ultrasonic cleaning solution and a hospital-grade disinfectant all in one product. This cleaning solution will eliminate harmful microorganisms including HIV–1, herpes simplex 2, staphylococcus, and many others.

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UltraDose germicidal is packaged in a metered-dose 16 oz. dual-neck bottle for ease of use. It not only disinfects the ultrasonic bath and instruments, but also disinfects the residual microorganisms. It performs as an ultrasonic cleaner, disinfectant, deodorant, germicidal, fungicidal, virucidal, and tuberculocidal. One 16-ounce bottle yields 16 gallons of non-irritating, fragrance-free solution.

For more information, call (201) 991-5330, or fax (201) 991-5870. For immediate information, please log on to www.LRultrasonics.com or e-mail us at info@LRultrasonics.com.

Relax and learn with PennWell dental books

Invest some time to read Demystifying Smiles: Strategies for the Dental Team by Kristine A. Hodsdon, RDH, BS. Today's dental patients are as concerned with the appearance of their smiles as they are with oral health. Whether they are looking for Hollywood smiles or just wanting to correct minor problems, the dental team that is well-versed in the art of esthetics can make their dreams become realities and ensure a financially healthy practice!

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Demystifying Smiles: Strategies for the Dental Team will help dental teams adapt to and profit from the latest changes in esthetic dentistry and hygiene. Learn the fundamentals of cosmetic dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene, so team members can reinvent themselves and develop new roles for themselves and their teams — all in support of the practice and its clients!

A glossary of terms covers basic definitions that help clarify esthetics and restorative options, providing team members with enhanced abilities to assist the dentist in differentiation diagnosis. Action plans at the end of each chapter will help you create your own professional game plan.

The item number is 0-87814-850-7; price is $49.95. Date of publication is Winter 2002.

To order or for more information, call (800) 752-9764 or visit www.pennwell-store.com.

Colgate launches new Simply White™

Colgate-Palmolive announces the introduction of its revolutionary at-home teeth-whitening gel product, Simply White™ — the first major at-home, over-the-counter whitening product that is easy to use, clinically proven to noticeably whiten teeth, and affordably priced at only $14.99.

Its unique polymer system attaches to teeth to allow the whitening ingredients to work without strips or trays. After application, patients need only to let the product dry for 30 seconds, and then wait 30 minutes before eating or drinking. When used twice a day for 14 days, Simply White provides noticeable results, which are sustainable by using one of Colgate's whitening toothpastes.

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As part of the introduction, Colgate will provide in-office patient-education materials and sampling to encourage professional recommendations and patient trial. Simply White will be available in one size for a minimum of a two-week treatment, and retails for $14.99.

For more information, visit www.colgate.com.

Irrigating handpiece for SmilePro™ 980

The new irrigating handpiece for biolitec's SmilePro™ 980 diode laser provides the ultimate in convenience for tissue cooling, resulting in extreme thermal precision and superior results. Ideal for soft-tissue procedures such as cosmetic tissue contouring and troughing for crown and bridge work, biolitec's irrigating dental handpiece minimizes post-operative discomfort and enhances recovery for patients.

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Easy flow control provides optimal tissue cooling and thermal precision. This means even less collateral thermal damage — practically eliminating post-operative pain to the patient and allowing quicker healing.

The SmilePro 980's optimal absorption in water and hemoglobin and its new irrigating handpiece allow it to cut and coagulate without proximal tissue damage, charring, or recession. biolitec's solid-state, 15-watt SmilePro 980 diode laser provides a clean, virtually bloodless operating field and minimizes post-operative discomfort with its unique 980 nm wavelength.

For more information, call (800) 934-2377, visit www.biolitec.com, or experience the benefits of the SmilePro 980 for yourself at one of the Center for Dental Laser Education's educational, hands-on seminars (www.LaserEd.org).

Fast-acting topical anesthetics by Denti-Care

Denti-Care topical gel provides a new and innovative method of applying a fast-acting topical anesthetic.

Its gel consistency, along with the 2-percent tetracaine, allows for rapid onset and increased duration of anesthesia. Denti-Care topical benzocaine has an easy-to-spread gel-like consistency, with 2-percent tetracaine as an added bonus for patient comfort. Denti-Care topical anesthetic will provide increased patient acceptance and a more comfortable experience.

Denti-Care topical anesthetic is packaged in a convenient 1 oz. (28 g) jar along with instructions for use. Fresh popular flavors include mint (10039-M), cherry (10039-CH), bubble gum (10039-BG), strawberry (10039-ST), and banana (10039-BN). The suggested introductory retail price per jar is $6. Take advantage of our special offer — buy five, get one free! Net price per bottle is $5.

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Medicom, Inc. developed the product, which is available through all dental distributors. Please contact your local dealer to place your order.

For product information, call (800) 361-2862 or visit www.medicom.com.

New Rembrandt Quick White bleaching kit

A beautiful smile has never been easier or more convenient. Rembrandt Oral Care Products introduces Rembrandt Quick White disposable bleaching kit, a single-application, "use-and-toss" over-the-counter mouthguard bleaching system. It contains 28 unit-dose disposable bleaching gel capsules and 28 disposable mouthguards.

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Gentle on teeth and gums, Quick White dramatically whitens teeth with just a once-a-day application for two weeks. Simply squeeze the gel into the mouthguards — the pleasant mint flavor makes whitening a breeze. Plus, the individual packets are perfectly portable for use at work, school, or on trips.

Quick White will be available for $19.99 at most retail outlets and at www.rembrandt.com after Fall 2002.

Beaverstate Dental's Evergreen operatory

Beaverstate Dental introduces the new Evergreen Dental Operatory system. Standard features include the Evolution dental chair with a standard headrest, multi-function foot control, six easily pre-programmable positions, 360° base rotation, base lock, and a substantial lumbar support for patient comfort.

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Also included in the economically priced package are two operatory stools, telescoping vacuum arm, S-3000 over-the-patient three-handpiece automatic delivery system with standard foot control, the new post-mounted side box, and operatory light. A water-bottle system may be ordered as an option. This equipment is designed to be reliable and is backed by a full warranty.

For more information, call your local full-service dental dealer, or (800) 237-2303.

Handpiece illumination system

Beaverstate Dental's Handpiece Illumination System includes a transformer, asepsis handpiece tubing, krypton bulb (located in the handpiece connector), control module, and installation fittings. A 13-second time delay is a standard feature of the system. It is very easily installed into most dental systems and is available in straight or coiled, and in sterling or gray color.

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For more information, call your local full-service dental dealer, or (800) 237-2303.

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