By Kim Miller, RDH, BSDH
Jack B. Nimble Scaler
Don't let the whimsical name of this new scaler by Paradise Dental Technologies fool you! The Jack B. Nimble is a real workhorse designed specifically to allow positive lateral pressure in the anterior and pre-molar regions.
The continuous curved blade and contra-angle design keep optimal blade surface in contact with the tooth, making it the ideal scaler for pedodontic, orthodontic, crowded, rotated, and lingual version teeth. Like all PDT scalers, the Jack B. Nimble is lightweight, well balanced and sharp.
Visit www.pdtdental.com or call (800) 240-9895 for more information.
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At long last, DrQuickLook has released not one, but two new improved versions of their popular dental viewer. The SD and SD Plus versions both come with a 30-day risk-free, hassle-free trial and a 100% money back guarantee.
Both the SD and SD Plus versions feature the following:
- 3 mega pixel intraoral camera
- 5-inch anti-glare touch screen
- Save and review images from SD card
- Ability to add patient education videos and slides
- Touch pad toggle to view saved images
- Quick Draw mode allowing you to draw on the screen and save the image with the drawing to the SD card
- FaceCam for patient headshots, used just like a camera
The SD cards from both new versions can be inserted directly into your computer's USB port to upload patient images or into a printer to print images.
These cameras work right out of the box! They are patient friendly and so easy to use they won't slow you down, even a little, as you provide patient care. Visit www.drquicklook.com for more information.'Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me'
I love it when one of our own writes a book or invents a product that I can feature in my column. This month, I'd like to introduce you to Kathleen Squire and her book, "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me." Kathleen is a practicing dental hygienist in New York, who has a passion for helping people of all ages adopt healthy habits to ensure a healthy lifetime.Kathleen told me she began this book as a project for National Children's Dental Health Month. She and her son Ryan worked on it together and what started out as a lesson plan grew into this appealing book that has helped his classmates
What impressed me most about "Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me" is the way Kathleen stresses that it's "not only how you take care of your mouth but what you put in it that effects your health as well." Much of her book is devoted to healthy food choices and good nutrition. Sound advice we can all use.
This book is a great tool for those of us charged with educating the younger population, ages 9 through 12. I can easily see how asking parents to read this with their kids would benefit everyone concerned.
Kathleen's book is available from Trafford Publishing at www.trafford.com. You can also order this title at your local bookseller or preferred on-line retailer with the following reference numbers: 978-1-4669-9093-7 (SC ISBN) and 978-1-4669-9092-0 (EBook ISBN).
Kathleen can be contacted at [email protected].
Introducing Amazing by Aurelia
Very thin (2 mils), the Amazing nitrile gloves by Aurelia are thinner, lighter, and more flexible than other standard nitrile gloves. According to the manufacturer, Amazing gloves are more comfortable and deliver high tactile sensitivity as they conform to the clinician's hands while maintaining the strength and protection you expect in a glove. The textured surface on the fingers adds precision and strong gripping capabilities.
In addition, Aurelia Gloves' new Zero-Touch technology means 100% machined packed gloves, providing wrinkle-free gloves and hassle-free dispensing. Zero-Touch also eliminates human contact to prevent possible cross contamination. Amazing gloves are packed 300 per box, rather than the standard 100 per box for convenience and a smaller environmental impact. Check them out today at www.aureliagloves.com.
As always, email me at [email protected] with your comments and names of products you would like to see reviewed in the column.
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].
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