Product Report

Feb. 1, 2001
Denti-Care topical gel provides a new, innovative method of applying a fast-acting, topical anesthetic.

Denti-Care? topical anesthetic

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Denti-Care® topical gel provides a new, innovative method of applying a fast-acting, topical anesthetic. Topical benzocaine is a smooth, easy-to-spread, gel-like consistency, with 2% tetracaine as an added bonus for patient comfort. Topical anesthetic is designed to provide increased patient acceptance and a more comfortable experience.

Denti-Care® topical anesthetic is packaged in a convenient 2-oz. jar along with instructions for use. A promotional offer of Buy 3, Get 1 Free is available.

For product information, contact Medicom, Inc. at (800) 435-9267 or visit

Need fluoride flexibility?

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Dental Resources is manufacturing a sodium-fluoride concentrate that can be diluted to a wide range of concentrations. With each patient having a different oral environment, DR felt it was important to allow the dental office flexibility in prescribing different fluoride concentrations. Heavy caries patients can have a 0.5% for weekly use or the dental office can make a 0.05% for light caries and daily use.

For additional information, call Dental Resources at (800) 328-1276.

Opalescence? PF
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Ultradent Products annouces its latest edition to its family of Opalescence® Tooth Whitening products. Opalescence® PFTM 10% with potassium nitrate and fluoride is the next generation of dentist-dispensed, at-home, tooth-whitening gels designed to address sensitivity for patients with a known history of sensitivity to peroxide.Opalescence® PFTM 10% is available in easy-to-read 1.2 ml, unit-dose syringes for easy application and reduced waste. The gel includes regular (nonflavored), mint, banana, and melon flavors. It will be offered in the same convenient kits at the same prices as the original ADA-accepted Opalescence 10%.

For more information, call Ultradent at (800) 552-5512 or visit

Rembrandt Extra Whitening Toothpaste gets ADA Seal of Acceptance

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Rembrandt Extra Whitening Toothpaste has been awarded the prestigious American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance for whitening by surface-stain removal and for effectiveness against tooth decay.

This is an important step for the Rembrandt Extra Whitening Tooth-paste, which is clinically proven to whiten teeth by surface-stain removal in addition to offering complete oral-care benefits. The ADA confirms that the product has met all ADA guidelines for a safe and effective decay-preventive dentifrice that can be of significant value when used as directed.

Rembrandt Oral Care Products is a division of Den-Mat Corporation. For more information, call (800) 548-3663 or visit

Glitz prophy paste

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Glitz prophy paste adds dotz, an innovation that relieves hand fatigue. Double-sticky dotz adhere the cup to the glove for the operator's comfort. Glitz flavors - chocolate fudge, blueberry muffin, strawberry jam, and intense peppermint - are available coarse and regular. The formulation contains a combination of pumice and organic solvents to speed stain removal while improving the properties of nonsplattering, easy rinsing, and brilliant polishing. Hygienists save time and patients love the taste.

For more details, call (888) 667-9475 or e-mail [email protected] for samples.

Vital Shield fitted latex gloves

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Vital Shield Gold Powder free-size, fitted latex gloves are separately formed for both the left and right hands. This design provides optimum comfort with reduced hand fatigue. The unique "clutched-hand design," with offset thumb, relieves stress on the hand and thumb muscles, thus reducing symptoms associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

The gloves contain 50 micrograms or less of water extractable protein per gram. They are packaged 50 pair per box, 20 boxes per case, and available in four sizes: 61/2, 7, 71/2, and 8.

For more information, contact Lenty Sales, Inc. at (800) 63-LENTY.

First online school program launched

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Colgate-Palmolive launches its first-ever online school curriculum as part of its Bright Smiles, Bright Futures oral-health education and community-based program. The online education program is part of a new Web site, ( dedicated to oral-health education.

The program includes an in-school curriculum, community awareness activities, and mobile dental vans. The vans, staffed by volunteer dentists who conduct free dental screenings, allow Colgate to reach five million children in the U.S. every year. features a "virtual classroom" with online versions of the printed material and in-school curriculum for third-graders. In addition to the online education materials, Colgate has added a new interactive section that promotes oral-health education with fun and entertaining activities for students, parents, and teachers.

For more information about Colgate and its products, circle the number below or visit

Tenure Comfort Desensitizer

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New Tenure Comfort Desensitizer from Den-Mat Corporation is a unique, resin-based, adhesive desensitizing system that prevents painful sensitivity for patients who could have exposed dentin or root surfaces, or following scaling and root-planing or periodontal surgery. It also relieves discomfort associated with erosion and toothbrush abrasion.

The desensitizer involves only one simple application and requires no light. The system eliminates unnecessary steps while increasing efficiency, saving chairtime, and making it user- and patient-friendly.

The kit includes a 6 ml Tenure Comfort A, a 6 ml Tenure Comfort B, Dappen dishes, brush-tip handle, and 25 brush tips.

For more information, contact Den-Mat Corporation at (800) 433-6628 or visit

Wipers for soils and splashes

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Kimberly-Clark's Away From Home Sector has launched WYPALL® L30 Economizer® Wipers for health-care settings. The new wipers are tough for everyday housekeeping tasks, yet soft and gentle enough for patient cleansing.

The wipers are versatile enough to be used for patient wash clothes, heavy-duty cleanup, contamination-control areas, emergency-room cleanup, and general maintenance.

For more information, contact your Kimberly-Clark representative or call (888) 346-GOKC.

Disposable window safety shields

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Now the window of your MicroCabTM and MacroCabTM can be protected against the harsh environment created by abrasives. The disposable safety shields come 10 to a package and are made from the same material as the window itself. The shield fits under the window and is held in place by its weight, providing a clear view inside the cabinet.

For product and ordering information, contact Danville Engineering at (800) 827-7940.