Dental professionals who believe kids are special will want to see the latest in patient-friendly infection control from SmartPractice®. The new Kulorful Gloves come in an unexpected lavender color that is sure to delight and distract apprehensive young patients from the serious business at hand.
Dental professionals who believe kids are special will want to see the latest in patient-friendly infection control from SmartPractice®. The new Kulorful™ Gloves come in an unexpected lavender color that is sure to delight and distract apprehensive young patients from the serious business at hand.
The glove boxes also are illustrated with a variety of whimsical animal characters in a forest, seascape, jungle, or soccer setting with a dental-care theme. Box designs will rotate periodically. An assortment of free stickers are packed in the boxes to reward young patients.
For a limited time, SmartPractice® is offering special introductory pricing on Kulorful™ Gloves.
For more details, call (800) 522-0595, Ext. 555.
On-line oral-care resource
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals introduces colgateprofessional.com, the online, oral-care resource for dental professionals.
The new Web site is designed to deliver information about Colgate products and services in an easy-to-navigate format. Product information can be accessed by brand name, health condition, or category.
For additional information, visit Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals at www.colgateprofessional.com or call (781) 821-2880 or (800) 821-2880.
'Free sample' hot line
Want to try the latest Young Dental products? Products like the Petite LF Short Cup or the Contra Disposable Angle? Young Dental announces the creation of a hot line service where you call and obtain samples of the newest products as well as a selection of other established Young products.
For additional information, call Young Dental at (800) 325-1881, Ext. 3145, and explain what you are looking for. Samples will be sent within the week.
Two new Next® Prophy Paste flavors
Preventech introduces two new flavors of its Next® Prophy Paste — Cinnamon Burst and Chocolate Mint. Both products are available in medium and coarse grits and guaranteed to please even your most discriminating patients.
These two new flavors will give your patients a welcome change from the routine. Cinnamon Burst will wake up their taste buds with its Dentyne-like sensation and Chocolate Mint will satisfy every chocolate lover's sweet tooth. For more details, contact Preventive Technologies, Inc. at (800) 474-8681.
Medicom, Inc. introduces Safegauze® Non-Woven Sponges. Anyone who has previously struggled with cotton-filled gauze will appreciate this "easy-wipe" alternative from Medicom. Finally, a highly absorbent, nonwoven, and — most importantly — nonlinting gauze that is available with exceptional pricing and ideal for all procedures.
Benefits include a spun-laced weave that provides added strength and a binding that reduces lint and increases softness. Safegauze® is said to eliminate cotton sticking to scaler tips or interfering with any bonding procedures (adhesive/dentistry or cosmetic). The sponges are said to be cost-effective and economical, four plies of non-woven can substitute for eight plies of gauze.
For more details or a free sample, contact Medicom, Inc. at (800) 435-9267 or visit www.medicom.ca.
Satelec now offers an indispensable tool for use in your everyday practice — a scaling kit. For use with Satelec's ultrasonic units, this set of tips provides: linear tip motion more easily controlled by the practitioner; more controlled spray to reduce any aerosol effect and increase the field of visibility; and automatic frequency adaptation and finer power levels to ensure patient comfort.
The cavitation effect provided by these tips improves scaling efficiency without additional pressure or strain applied by the user. The kit of four tips contains #1 universal, #2 heavier calculus, #3 specific stain removal, and #10P sensitive patients (and children) and shallow-pocket debridement.
For additional information, contact Satelec, Inc. at (800) 289-6367.
New design handle
American Eagle Instruments' all new 3/8" extremely lightweight stainless-steel handle features the Sure-Grip™ knurl and lateral ring design. The new design allows for a lighter grip and better control. The lightness of the instrument assures a high level of tactile sensitivity. It also reduces the risk of hand fatigue and carpel tunnel syndrome. The all new stainless-steel handle features American Eagle's most used curettes and scalers. Exam instruments will soon be introduced.
For more information, contact American Eagle Instruments, Inc. at (800) 551-5172 or visit www.am-eagle.com.
3M™ ESPE™ introduces Clinpro™ Sealant, the newest member of the Clinpro family of preventive products. Featuring color-change technology, Clinpro™ Sealant goes on pink for easy-to-see application, and cures to a natural white. A convenient ultra-fine syringe tip makes application easy.
The 3M™ ESPE™ Clinpro™ Sealant introductory kit includes two 1.2 milliliter Clinpro™ Sealant syringes, one 3 milliliter 3M™ ESPE™ Scotchbond™ Etchant syringe, 20 sealant syringe tips, and 25 etchant syringe tips. Additional product pack-outs are available, including an introductory kit with sealant in bottles, and refill kits of syringes or bottles.
For more information, call (800) 634-2249 or visit www.3MESPE.com.
DENTO Clinic® toothbrushes
Zion Miracle Products introduces the DENTO Clinic® premium brand of toothbrushes. Made in the U.S. with only the finest ingredients, DuPont Tynex® end-rounded bristles, and two-piece composite handles made with both rubber and plastic to ensure grip and comfort, they convey a quality image for your office to your patients, while saving you money. The brushes are available in adult and kid's sizes.
For free samples or additional information on prices and imprint costs, call (888) 228-7706 or visit www.dentoclinic.com.
EX-117 hygienist handpiece
NSK America introduces the EX-117 hygienist handpiece. The lightweight handpiece has full, 360-degree swivel capability to ease wrist fatigue and eliminate hose drag. The ultra-quiet design enhances both patient and hygienist comfort. No adapter or connector is necessary. The handpiece plugs directly into four-hole tubing. Speed and direction control is conveniently placed in the handle. It is designed for use with either metal or disposable prophy heads and autoclavable for maximum infection control.
For additional information or to place an order, call (888) 675-1675 or visit www.nskamerica.com.
Now there's a reason to smile ...
... Crest Whitestrips are available in stores everywhere! Since August 2000, Crest Whitestrips has been available to consumers through its Web site, www.whitestrips.com, and participating dentists.
The Whitestrips provide noticeable results in just 14 days. The system uses clear, flexible strips coated with a gel containing peroxide. The strips adhere directly to the "smile" teeth — those visible to others when smiling. They are worn twice a day for 30-minute segments and can help whiten smiles during everyday activities such as showering or talking on the phone. For those in search of an extra-strength whitening system, new Professional Crest Whitestrips, which contain a higher level of peroxide and more whitening strips, will be available in more than 20,000 dentists' offices across the country this summer. For more information, call (800) 395-5523 or visit www.whitestrips.com.
The Great Nupro' treasure hunt
Dentsply Professional's scratch-and-win sweepstakes, The Great NUPRO® Treasure Hunt, will run through Sept. 30. In this four-month promotion, 2,000 prizes will be given away worth $200,000. A game card will be included in every box of NUPRO® Prophy Paste (box of 200 cups) during the promotional period.
All game cards, winners or losers, are entry cards for the monthly drawings and the grand prize drawing. To be eligible for any prize in this program, the recipient must be a practicing hygienist or dentist.
For more information, contact Dentsply Professional at (800) 989-8825 or (717) 767-8500.
Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc. introduces a canker and mouth-sore treatment — Colgate Oralbase® Soothe-N-Seal™. It is clinically proven to stop mouth pain immediately upon application. People who wear dentures or orthodontic appliances can benefit from this product since they frequently suffer from mouth irritation as well.
Colgate Oralbase® Soothe-N-Seal™ works by sealing off the nerve endings and creating a protective barrier over the affected area — allowing you to eat and drink normally without experiencing further irritation. As it seals, the liquid transforms to a thin, yet strong barrier that stays in place for up to six hours, promoting natural healing.
Stressed skin solution
"Stressed skin" is a widespread problem among dental personnel today, with frequent handwashing and glove use. Like many others, Dr. Paula Scully was looking for a way to keep her hands healthy and comfortable, despite the daily challenges. She decided to research the natural world to find a solution to her problem skin.
Her research resulted in Intensity Mega Moisture Skin Smoother™, a thick concentrated cream that soothes and smoothes chapped, irritated, dry, cracked, sensitive skin. It also is soothing to chapped lips, as well as nails and cuticles. For additional information, contact Dr. Paula Scully, Highlander Naturals Inc., at (888) 878-7627.
Solution to a hidden problem
Life-Like Solutions introduces a professional-grade tongue cleaner. The flexible, U-shaped tongue cleaner is specifically designed to clean the surface of the tongue with the least amount of tissue abrasion. It removes the coating of plaque and bacteria on the tongue without causing the gagging reflex. The tongue cleaner, along with a toothbrush, can remove up to an additional 60 percent of bacteria (stimulus for bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease) in the mouth.
For more information, contact Life-Like Cosmetic Solutions at (800) 543-3545 or visit www.life-like.com.
C&B Metabond instructional video
Dentists wishing to learn more about clinical applications for Parkell's C&B Metabond now can purchase an instructional video with step-by-step guidance through some challenging procedures. The video covers a variety of procedures, from the initial clinical challenge through the final results, in clear, step-by-step instructions.
For additional information or to purchase the video, call Parkell at (800) 243-7446 or visit www.parkell.com.
Colorvue™ plastic probe
Hu-Friedy introduces Colorvue™, a new plastic probe that combines enhanced visibility and comfort.
With a vivid yellow tip and black markings, Colorvue™ provides superior contrast to intraoral structures. Optimal flexibility and a rounded tip provide greater patient comfort and acceptability. Featuring a replaceable tip in Hu-Friedy's lightweight, ergonomically designed Satin Steel® handle, Colorvue™ offers the clinician the optimal weight, feel and balance for controlled instrumentation.
Two different tips are available, PCF11PT (3-6-8-11) and PCV12PT (3-6-9-12). Each Colorvue™ probe is available in packs of 12 tips with two handles or seven tips with one handle. Replacement tips are available in packages of 12.
For more information, call (800) HU-FRIEDY.
Cavity Busters Kit®
PDC Press Inc. introduces the Cavity Busters Kit® for total healthcare. It is a one-of-a-kind, easy to use, kid-friendly, motivational, multi-media program designed to keep kids cavity free. The kit provides parents, health professionals, and educators with a time-efficient way to motivate kids to practice safe and effective oral health. It contains products from leading oral health companies.
Dr. Gregory George, owner of PDC Press Inc., and a pediatric dentist, uses the ABC Method — Approach for Better Cavity Prevention — with the kit.
For more information or to order a Cavity Busters Kit®, call (888) 292-1991 or visit www.lookmom.com.
Cookie Dough and Zinnamon prophy paste
NUPRO Prophy Paste introduces two new flavors: Cookie Dough and Zinnamon. Younger patients will love the hints of vanilla and chocolate in the Cookie Dough flavor, while adults will appreciate the zingy, zesty flavor of Zinnamon. Both flavors are available in fine, medium, and coarse grit.
For more details, visit www.professional.dentsply.com or contact DENTSPLY Professional at (800) 989-8826.