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Product Report: Dental products for dental hygienists

Jan. 12, 2016
A listing of dental products used by dental hygienists.

T-Bar, C-Bar covers by Steri-Shield

The elastic T-Bar and C-Bar lamp handle covers are made with a non-latex, nitrile material. The nitrile material provides a elastic yet durable barrier for covering a multitude of dental lamp handle configurations. The elastic feature allows clinics to reduce barrier inventory by providing a full 360-degree coverage fit to a variety of different sizes of T style and C (closed) style lamp handles.

800.699.7220 | steri-shield.com

Gemini by Ultradent

The Gemini 810 + 980 Soft Tissue Laser is a dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser with 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power with a fully transparent electroluminescent display. The dual wave technology combines the optimal melanin absorption of the 810nm wavelength with the optimal water absorption of the 980nm wavelength. The display comes with 19 preset procedures to enhance ease of use, and the tip of the handpiece illuminates, providing better visibility. Gemini has a wireless foot pedal, and battery operation allows for convenient movement from operatory to operatory. The handpiece is autoclavable.

800.552.5512 | ultradent.com

PRO-Dental by HyperBiotics

The probiotic, PRO-Dental, focuses on repopulating oral and nasal cavities. The strains in PRO-Dental support a healthy oral microbiome by colonizing in the mouth, ears, nose, throat, and sinuses. No refrigeration is necessary, and PRO-Dental is guaranteed a shelf life of 18 months.

800.711.5958 | hyperbiotics.com

Vellamini by Preventech

Vellamini offers the option of "back of the glove" application of Vella fluoride varnish. Vella is 5% sodium fluoride with NuFluor, which provides the sturdy Vella stick. Clinicians can opt for back-of-the-glove technique with the Vellamini. Vella is n-hexane-free and gluten-free, offering fluoride uptake at two hours. Samples are available at the website.


Spark by Orascoptic

Spark is a cordless headlight that integrates with virtually any loupe or eyewear frame model. The Spark dispenses weight evenly across the bridge of a frame, minimizing concentrated facial pressure. Capacitive touch controls enable the clinician to turn the headlight on and off with ease. Coaxially mounted to a loupe, the Spark emits a precisely focused beam of 32,000 millilumens. The headlight ensures consistent light output throughout six hours of battery runtime. A micro USB charger is included.