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Product Report

April 1, 2002
Comfort is a key feature of Kodak's InSight intraoral dental film due to a new design incorporating a soft resin vinyl end on film packets.

InSight intraoral dental film
Comfort is a key feature of Kodak's InSight intraoral dental film due to a new design incorporating a soft resin vinyl end on film packets.

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Patients who complain of sensitivity or the gag reflex during the taking of dental X-rays appreciate the "comfort edge" of SureSoft packets. The packets require no special handling or preparation, and the X-ray processes associated with Kodak InSight film remain unchanged. SureSoft packets are available for IP21, size 2, the most popular size of InSight film. Kodak introduced SureSoft with its InSight film because of the added benefit of reduced radiation dosages.

For more information, contact Kodak's Health Imaging Dental Products Group at (800) 933-8031 or visit

ClearLine Plus
Kerr/Metrex introduces ClearLine Plus – five day Micro Filtration Cartridge. Point of Use Filtration is the only recognized solution for bacteria contamination by both the ADA and OSHA.

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ClearLine's .02 Micron Filter Membrane and antiretraction valve eliminate suck-back and patient and staff exposure to pathogenic bacteria found in dental water. Water filtered by ClearLine Plus is predictably at or near 0 CFU/mL.

It takes only seconds to replace a cartridge, which lasts up to five working days. ClearLine is a great asset to any dentist's office as the ClearLine Plus system displays the dentist's commitment to the highest level of infection control.

Kerr/Metrex is a division of Sybron Dental Specialties, which develops, manufactures, licenses, and markets consumable infection-prevention products to the dental and medical markets.

For more information, contact Kerr/Metrex at (800) 841-1428 or visit

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Fluoride APF Pudding!
The lightness of foam, non-splattering like gel, with the F1-Ion uptake you expect. Dental Resources offers the latest APF Gel with lots of flavors and a taste kids' love.

For a free sample or additional information, call Dental Resources at (800) 328-1276.

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Tommee Tippee easiflow™ sippy cups
Non-spill "sippy cups" are used by millions of children. Toddlers enjoy drinking from them and caregivers like their mess-free convenience. Recently, however, sippy cups have been the subject of intense media scrutiny because of reports regarding health risks associated with ordinary sippy cups that work through a valve-controlled system in which children suck liquid through a tube. Various media outlets nationwide cited speech pathologists, dentists, and other health professionals who believe this mechanism and the sucking action it demands lead to tooth decay, speech impediments, and inner-ear problems. For concerned parents, this information has rendered the ordinary non-spill sippy cup obsolete, and they are anxious to find a safe alternative for their child.

Long before this issue became so public, Mayborn USA recognized the problem and set out to design a non-spill cup that did not require the user to suck in order to draw liquid to the mouth. Mayborn USA's Tommee Tippee Easiflow

The Easiflow™ nine-ounce cups and 12-ounce tumblers are made of durable plastic and feature bold, kid-friendly colors.

For more information, call Mayborn USA, Inc. at (925) 930-6297 or (888) 570-6297; or visit or

At last – a factory edge every time you sharpen ...
The PDT, Inc. Ultimate Edge Kit is so simple that a child could use it; receive true angulation every time; significantly reduce instrument sharpening time; extend your instrument's life; and it is the perfect sharpener for all instruments.

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The PDT/Ultimate Edge Kit is considered by many to be the ultimate sharpening guide. Designed to be much easier to use than most with an unconditional customer satisfaction guarantee, this guide will give you a perfect factory edge every time and significantly increase instrument life. Get that brand new instrument feeling every time you sharpen.

For more information, call PDT, Inc. at (800) 240-9895.

Evolution operatory chair
Beaverstate Dental introduces the "Evolution" operatory chair, which features a double-articulating headrest, multi-function foot control, five easily pre-programmable positions, 360

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For additional information, contact Beaverstate Dental, Inc. at (800) 237-2303 or visit

OraTec 2002 Periodontal Catalog
OraTec Corporation, maker of TheraSol and Via-Jet and a leading supplier of anti-infective periodontal products for home and office, announces the release of its 32-page, 2002 catalog for dental professionals. With the addition of the brand new BANA and TOPAS microbial tests, the catalog now features every in-office, periodontal risk-assessment test on the market. The catalog is free to dental offices.

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For additional information, call (800) 368-3529 or visit

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Proxi-Tip® Pocket Traveler
The Proxi-Tip® Pocket Traveler offers something no other dental product offers today; a complete interdental care system that is designed to provide thorough interdental cleaning with a unique assortment of replaceable tips, all in one convenient product. The Proxi-Tip®, Proxi-Pik™, Perio-Brush, and InterBrush/Adapter store in the handle.

For a free sample and pricing information, call AIT Dental at (800) 876-4620.

1-Shot™ disposable needles
Sultan Chemists has released a new way to deliver dental injections – 1-Shot™ Disposable Dental Needles.

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1-Shot™ Disposable Needles provide high quality, consistency, safety, and improved patient comfort at a low cost. They feature color-coded hubs for easy identification and are available in three different gauges. The needles address today's infection-control concerns. They are ethylene oxide gas sterilized prior to packaging and feature tamper-evident label seals to guard against contamination. Once used, they can be disposed of safely and easily.

For a limited time, Sultan Chemists is giving away a free syringe with the purchase of 10 boxes of 1-Shot™ needles (100 per box).

For more information, call your favorite dental dealer or Sultan Chemists at (800) 637-8582 or visit

Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches
Medicom® Self-Sealing Sterilization Pouches have been designed to provide a reliable, convenient, and cost-effective solution for quality infection control. Medicom

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Medicom® pouches are steam, chemical vapor, and ETO compatible. Special medical-grade heavyweight paper stock provides superior strength against rips and tears. The pouches are available in nine different sizes to accommodate your sterilization needs. Compare and save: Buy five boxes, get one box free (same size).

Contact your local dealer to place your order. For product information, call (800) 361-2862 or visit

Get a grip on healthy pockets!™
With the New Pocket™ Sulcabrush®, patients can get a grip on healthy pockets!™

Recommended for patients who have difficulty flossing, the New Pocket&trad; Sulcabrush® offers the same therapeutic benefits as the original (long handle) Sulcabrush™ – in a more compact and transportable handle.

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A Sulcabrush® Tip is threaded into the obtuse angle of the handle to reach the outside gums, flipped, and threaded onto the other side of the hole to reach the inside of the mouth.

The wavy handle of the brush stores the replacement tips (with hole for air circulation).

Patients can purchase a Sulcabrush® at Walgreens and Wal-Mart. For a free sample of the New Pocket

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Participation in this program is very easy. Enroll online at or call (800) 525-2020 to receive an enrollment form. Once enrolled, send in invoices of Waterpik™ products purchases, and program statements will keep you updated on your accumulated points. Purchase the products you know and trust ... receive rewards.

All Waterpik™ dental products are part of this program.

For more details, call (800) 525-2020 or visit

Orapharma markets Arestin™
for treatment of periodontal disease

Arestin™, indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for reduction in pocket depth for patients with adult periodontitis, has been approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This treatment, available in dentists' offices, is a fast and easy way to treat periodontal disease.

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Arestin™ uses patented microsphere technology to deliver the antibiotic minocycline beneath the gum, directly into the infected periodontal pocket after deep cleaning of the teeth and gums with a procedure known as scaling and root planing, a common method of treatment.

Arestin™ does not require mixing or refrigeration and is easy to set up and administer, allowing dentists to optimize patient chair time. Patients can resume routine oral hygiene 12 hours after administration.

For more details, call (866) ARESTN4 (273-7864) or visit