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Nov. 1, 2001
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Home-use 1.1% Neutral Sodium Fluoride
New Topex® Take Home Care® 1.1% Neutral Sodium Fluoride Gel makes proven reduction of caries and hypersensitivity right at home! Gentle on porcelain, bridges, crowns, and composite restorations, this dentifrice is usable in place of your regular toothpaste. Great for treating sensitivity associated with tooth whitening and for orthodontic patients with decalicification while ideal for patients intolerant of acidic fluorides as a result of xerostomia, bulimia, soft-tissue radiation, systemic disease, or chemotherapy.

Take Home Care® 1.1% Neutral Sodium Fluoride is applicable with a tray or toothbrush, and is available in cases of 12 2-oz. tubes.

For more information or to place an order, call Sultan Dental Products at (800) 238-6739 or visit

Hu-Friedy introduces ResinEight handle
Engineered for peak performance, Hu-Friedy's new ResinEight instrument line features a lightweight, large-diameter resin handle. The steel inner-core design provides added strength and durability as well as increased tactile response. Wave grooves and a unique knurled texture give you superior rotational control and a secure grasp. The ideal weight of ResinEight allows for an ergonomic grasp and easy handling.

Color-coding is easy with ResinEight — Signature Series® Grips are built into every handle. The soft silicone grips provide increased comfort and are available in 11 different colors for customization.

For more information, call (800) HU-FRIEDY.

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APF gels
Dental Resources has reformulated and repackaged its APF Gels. They still have the same efficacy and great taste, but the packaging has been changed to be more kid-friendly. The company still have six great flavors in an acidulated formula and one flavor in neutral. The gel is made with unique thickeners to give it a pudding-like consistency that is easy to pour, yet will not run. The formulas are all made to give an initial high fluoride uptake in the first 60 seconds of treatment.

For additional information, contact Dental Resources at (800) 328-1276. Free samples are available upon request.

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Perioflex Home Irrigation Kit
The Perioflex Home Irrigation Kit is designed to deliver antimicrobial solutions below the gum line where bacterial infections begin. The one-handed convenience allows you to irrigate from any angle. The soft, flexible tips are angled like a dental instrument with smooth, rounded ends and two outlets for precise solution delivery.

The Perioflex kit is packaged in a clear travel bag along with six soft plastic tips, one travel-size floss, one tongue cleaner, six interproximal flossers, and one Perioflex irrigation reservoir.

For additional information, contact Vista Dental Products at (877) 418-4782.

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Tandem™ Perio Rinse
Tandem Oral Care, Inc. introduces Tandem™ Perio Rinse, a 0.63% stannous fluoride rinse plus 40 yards mint-waxed, nonshredding floss with FlossCup. Cup and lid make it easy to shake and mix the concentrate with water and the lid contains premium floss, for regular flossing. Tandem encourages flossing and rinsing. Tandem Perio Rinse is to be used as an integral part of periodontal treatment to control hypersensitivity, prevent root caries, enhance remineralization, and inhibit plaque build-up.

For additional information, contact Tandem Oral Care at (800) 227-8507, (847) 689-4964, or visit

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SmartPractice donates profits from patriotic postcard sales to the American Red Cross
SmartPractice President and CEO, Curt Hamann, MD, has pledged that all profits from sales of three patriotic postcards will be donated to the American Red Cross to aid in the relief effort.

As a show of support for our nation and the families and victims of the attack on Sept. 11, these three cards prominently feature images of the American flag. They are available for purchase including any message — recall or personal message of comfort — for dental offices to send to patients. Cards will be shipped within 24 hours of order receipt.

For samples or more details, call (800) 522-0800.

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Adult fluoride literature portfolio
Oral-B Laboratories is offering a comprehensive portfolio titled "Caries has no age limit." The literature contained in the portfolio helps dental professionals communicate with at-risk adult patients concerning the need for topical-fluoride therapy. A FAQs brochure addresses topics for both professionals and patients, including insurance coverage; fee suggestions; and topical-fluoride procedures.

A complete portfolio can be obtained from Oral-B Laboratories. For more details, call (800) 446-7252.

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They're not just toothpicks — they're BrushPicks®
BrushPicks® are flexible plastic devices, with several important features. One end is a narrow, three-sided blade that slips comfortably in the gaps between teeth. Its grooved edging helps dislodge particles, remove plaque, and massage gums. The other end is a narrow probe with six-sided bristles. Moving the probe in and out, or twirling it in the space between teeth assures that no particles will be left behind to ruin one's smile or breath. The flexible 2½ inch BrushPick® can go where no traditional toothpick has ever gone before, and do it without damaging dental work.

BrushPicks® are available in 300-unit professional dispensers as well as singles and tubes of 20 or 60.

For additional information or to place an order, call Dental Concepts at (201) 576-9700 or visit

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Instructional videos takes revolutionary approach to oral health
Gumology is a comprehensive, easy-to-learn, home-care oral hygiene program featuring a revolutionary brushing technique. Through explanation, demonstration, endorsements by dentists, and patient testimonials, this 40-minute video explains the relationship between oral and overall health and how we can cause permanent damage by brushing incorrectly. The core of Gumology is a method combining a specialized toothbrush grip and movement technique with a system of effective and safe brushing strokes.

Gumology was developed by Andrea Glaesner, RDH, a dental hygienist who, over three decades, has worked with thousands of patients to improve their oral health through home care.

For more details, contact TMK Productions, Inc. at (847) 446-9636 or visit