Phillips tailors Zoom options
BY KIM MILLER, RDH, BSDH
Recently, Young Innovations set out to innovate the next evolution in the hygiene handpiece and prophy angle. The result was a synergistic, ergonomic relationship between the new Vera prophy angle and the Young Hygiene Handpiece.
The Vera angle has several unique features, including a smooth, rounded head for increased patient comfort. For the clinician, the rounded head adds increased maneuverability, reach, and access, especially for tight posterior areas. The neck is almost half the diameter of the average prophy angle and, therefore, increases visibility as well. Check out the overlay (see Figure 1) of the Vera Angle over the Young Classic design; you can easily see the improvements. The elite cup allows the hygienist to use all parts of the cup for polishing therefore reducing the twists and torques needed to polish all surfaces.
Vera is an acronym for improved Visibility, improved Ergonomics, improved Reach, and improved Access.
Vera is available in two cup styles (see Figure 2). Petite is on the left and Elite Original appears on the right. The pearly blue colored angle comes in boxes of either 125 count, which fits in a drawer, or 750 count. Of your colleagues who tested Vera, 85% said they would buy Vera, and 89% said they would recommend Vera prophy angles.
Vera will work with any handpiece, but when paired with the new Young Hygiene Handpiece provides optimal performance during polishing. Check out the unique contra-angled connector (see Figure 3), which I think is an amazing innovation. According to the manufacturer, it reduces cord drag by up to 30%. The engraved matte grip rotates 360 degrees, allowing for smooth and easy handling. The Reverse Radius silhouette is contoured to fit comfortably in your hand. The nose cone and motor easily detach, allowing for quick easy sterilization and preparation.
I found the Vera and the new Young Hygiene Handpiece to be a great combo that did indeed provide better visualization, access, and maneuverability. Check out both of these new products today by visiting www.ydnt.com for more information and to request a Vera sample.
Philips updates Zoom line
Earlier this year, Philips expanded their Zoom line making it possible for us, as dental professionals to customize a whitening plan for our patients taking into consideration lifestyle and sensitivity.
Check out this line up of take home whitening choices:
• NiteWhite's uses 22% carbamide peroxide for quick, three-day uses. It is ideal for patients looking for dramatic results fast.
• NiteWhite Maximum White uses 16% carbamide peroxide and provides maximum results for those patients who don't mind a longer tray wear time or who prefer to whiten while they are sleeping.
• DayWhite Maximum White uses 14% hydrogen peroxide and is best for those patients who want dramatice results and who prefer to wear their trays for a minimal amount of time.
• DayWhite Touch Ups use 9.5% hydrogen peroxide for longer lasting whitening between treatments.
• DayWhite Gentle uses only 6% HP and is perfect for those patients with sensitivity that want a brighter whiter smile.
Philips Zoom is the only take-home formulation to contain the power of ACP (protecting enamel and preventing sensitivity), potassium nitrate (desensitizing and maximizing patient comfort), and sodium fluoride (caries prevention). Each kit contains the tray case, shade guide, and comes in a travel bag.
To encourage people to try Zoom, Philips is offering patients a $50 off coupon for in office whitening. Visit www.zoomwhitening.com to sign up for this campaign so your patients can take advantage of this special offer. In addition, once you sign up you will be listed in the Philips Dental Professional Registry so patients who are searching for a Zoom provider in your area can easily find you.
As always, contact me with the names of your favorite products by emailing me at [email protected].
KIM MILLER, RDH, BSDH, is the co-founder of PerioFrogz.com, an information-based website providing free current oral-systemic research summaries and patient education downloads. Kim is also a coach with Inspired Hygiene, delivering customized hands-on training. She speaks internationally, writes articles and webinars, and enjoys clinical dental hygiene. Kim lives in Arizona and welcomes you to contact her at [email protected].