Product Report

March 1, 2001
Colgate-Palmolive Company introduces Colgate? Total? Plus Whitening toothpaste. Delivering the benefits most desired by consumers, Colgate? Total? Plus Whitening is said to be the only toothpaste clinically proven to whiten teeth and also provide 12-hour protection that helps fight cavities, prevent gingivitis, reduce plaque, control calculus buildup, and fight bad breath.

Colgate? Total? Plus Whitening toothpaste

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Colgate-Palmolive Company introduces Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening toothpaste. Delivering the benefits most desired by consumers, Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening is said to be the only toothpaste clinically proven to whiten teeth and also provide 12-hour protection that helps fight cavities, prevent gingivitis, reduce plaque, control calculus buildup, and fight bad breath.

Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening is the first and only whitening toothpaste approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help prevent gingivitis and plaque, in addition to cavities. It also is the only toothpaste that has been granted a Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association for helping to prevent cavities, gingivitis, plaque, and tartar buildup, and to whiten teeth.

Colgate® Total® Plus Whitening is a striped, sparkling blue gel and white paste packaged in a premium blue holographic carton.

For more information about Colgate-Palmolive and its products, visit the company's Web site at

0.12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse

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Denti-Care's® 0.12% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Rinse is formulated to provide an extra-short-term boost in the reduction of tissue inflammation, bleeding, and plaque accumulation. Used in conjunction with home-care programs, Denti-Care's® Chlorhexidine rinse may be used for the treatment of gingivitis, periodontitis, oral irrigation (both in office and home), post-operative healing, and to reduce inflammation prior to planned dental procedures.

Denti-Care's® Chlorhexidine rinse is flavored in a mild and pleasant mint formula to provide maximum comfort for sensitive patients. It is packaged in a convenient, 16-oz. bottle for home use and a new one-gallon bottle for in-office irrigation and prerinsing.

A special introductory buy three cases, get one free promotional offer is available. Contact your local dealer to place your order.

For product information, contact Medicom at (800) 435-9267 or visit the company's Web site at

Biogel Super-Sensitive surgical glove

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Formulated to be 20 percent thinner than standard Biogel surgical gloves and manufactured on a curved former design for more natural hand position, Regent Medical's new Biogel Super-Sensitive powder-free, latex surgical glove is an excellent choice for use when increased sensitivity and comfort are desired.

In addition to providing increased tactile sensitivity and comfort, Biogel Super-Sensitive has a smooth surface that does not compromise grip. The glove is powder-free - eliminating powder-related complications - and incorporates the patented Biogel coating for improved donnability with damp or dry hands.

For more information, contact Regent Medical at (800) 843-8497 or visit

Neutral!! - No acids!!

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Dental Resources is making a 2% Neutral Sodium Fluoride gel for in-office use. This new material has excellent flavor, no acids, and a high concentration of fluoride ions. It is great for patients who have an Xerostomia condition, for adults with metal or porcelain dental work, and for orthodontic patients.

For additional information on the DR neutral gel and the complete line of hygienist products, call (800) 328-1276.

Rembrandt Lighten Bleaching Gel

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Now there's a mouthguard tooth-bleaching system that dispenses a professional-quality bleaching gel via a convenient set of syringes similar to those offered by a dentist. After over 10 years of research, Rembrandt Oral Care Products is introducing the Rembrandt Plus Superior Bleaching System, its first over-the-counter mouthguard tooth-bleaching system.

This clinically proven bleaching kit uses Rembrandt Lighten Bleaching Gel, the first ADA Accepted bleaching formula used by dentists, but in a lower concentration.

The Rembrandt Plus Superior Bleaching System has a unique formulation that contains syringe-dispensed peroxide, allowing for stain removal and maximum whitening results without abrasion. It includes six whitening gel syringes (enough for 30 applications - 15 upper and 15 lower arch) to be used twice a day for 20 to 30 minutes, two mouthguards (upper and lower), a 2.6 oz. tube of Rembrandt Plus (to be used each time before whitening), and a 4 oz. bottle of Rembrandt Plus Whitening Rinse ( to be used for rinsing out the gel). The Rembrandt Plus Whitening Rinse neutralizes and completes the bleaching process. The kit's formula also contains Rembrandt's patented CitroxainTM, which helps remove stains and restores teeth to a whiter, more natural color.

For additional information, contact Rembrandt Oral Care Products at (800) 548-3663 or visit the company's Web site at

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PropEZTM Plus is designed to help simplify dental procedures and provide comfort and safety for the patient.PropEZTM Plus is an effective, easy-to-use bite block and tongue guard/displacement apparatus. The device prevents the patient from closing down on fingers or instruments. The built-in tongue guard protects the patient's tongue from injury by inhibiting it from the procedural area. It also helps prevent contamination and provides an unobstructed view of the procedural site with no interference, resulting in reduced chairtime.The new bite block is made of elastomer plastic and maintains a rubber-like consistency. Each PropEZTM Plus tongue guard is molded with an "L" (left) or "R" (right) indicator for easy indication. The tongue guard also can be cold-sterilized, helping reduce cost.

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

Relief for grasping problems

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BrickRoth Inc. has created Gripeez®, an ergonomic grip designed to easily modify the handles of hygiene items, utensils, flatware, paintbrushes, toothbrushes, handtools, pens, and other items with shanks. Gripeez®, with the comfortable grip, can be utilized for just about anything. It assists individuals who have grasping problems, sufferers of arthritis, and offers a freedom to those with little or no alternative.

For additional information, contact James Bergene, BrickRoth Inc., 123 North First Street, Suite 1, Ashland, OR 97520, or call (888) 830-GRIP (4747) or visit the company's Web site at

KaVo SENsit

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KaVo's new SENsit posture-pedic chair is designed to provide correct spinal position and support while working at a dental laboratory bench or office workstation. As a result, the ultra-comfortable SENsit virtually eliminates back fatigue that results from improper working positions.

SENsit conforms to your individual anatomy by employing a number of ergonomically engineered features.

The SENsit chair adjusts easily and quickly with fingertip lever action to maximize your comfort, optimize posture, and allow you total freedom of movement without stressing your back, neck, and shoulders. These adjustments are easily locked in any desired position.

For more details, contact KaVo America Corporation at (888) KaVo USA or visit

Oral Defense
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Developed by dentists, Oral DefenseTM is said to be the only toothpaste that combines powerful antimicrobial action in a gentle, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)-free formula. Oral DefenseTM uses a unique combination of ingredients which have been clinically proven to out perform Colgate TotalTM in bleeding indexes and pocket-depth reduction tests. Dental patients switching to Oral DefenseTM are shown to have a significant and almost immediate improvement to the condition of their gums. Oral DefenseTM Rinse is designed to work with the toothpaste. It features an antibacterial formulation and is alcohol-free.

For free samples and additional information, contact BioGlove at (800) 355-9621.

Anti-microbial home-care solutions

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Denti-Care's® 0.4% Stannous Fluoride Gel antimicrobial formula assists in providing extra protection against tooth decay at home. In as little as two weeks, patients may also experience reduced bleeding and relief from tooth sensitivity.

Denti'Care's® 0.4% stannous gel, in a glycerin base, is water insoluble and highly effective in inhibiting plaque accumulation between brushing. The gel also may be used for periodontal patients, orthodontics, root caries, recurrent decay, and patients with reduced salivary flow.

DentiCare® 0.4% stannous flavor choices are mint, berry, bubble gum, and grape.

A special introductory buy three cases, get one case free promotional offer is available.

To place an order, contact your local dealer. For product information, call Medicom, Inc. at (800) 435-9267 or visit

Abrasion resistant mouth mirror

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The CrystalAirTM Abrasion Resistant Mirror, manufactured by Crystalmark Dental Systems, Inc., now has a lifetime warranty. The mirror features a proprietary coating that is impervious to the indirect stream of aluminum-oxide particles used in air-abrasion procedures.

The mirror housing and stem are stainless steel, fully autoclavable, and gold-plated. A deluxe, lightweight, gold-anodized handle is included.

For additional information, contact Crystalmark Dental Systems, Inc. at (888) 264-4337 or visit

Hibiclens® antiseptic solutions

Building on a heritage of leadership in the powder-free surgical glove market with its popular Biogel brand, Regent Medical is setting new standards in protection with the recent acquisition of the Hibiclens® brand of antiseptic/ antimicrobial skin cleansers.

Hibiclens® contains chlorhexidine gluconate and is an effective antimicrobial agent with rapid bactericidal activity against a wide range of microorganisms, including gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. It can be used many times a day without dryness or discomfort. Indications for use include surgical hand scrub, preoperative whole body wash and general skin cleanser.

For more information about Regent Medical's full line of Hibiclens® products, call (800) 843-8497 or visit

QualiTouch® - comfortable alternative

Manufactured on anatomically correct formers that simulate the natural curves of the relaxed hand, these new gloves offer dental professionals a comfortable alternative to ambidextrous exam gloves. Available in seven sizes for a precise fit, they are recommended for use during longer procedures to reduce the hand stress and fatigue some wearers experience with ambidextrous exam gloves.

QualiTouch® L/R Latex Procedure Gloves are powder-free to eliminate any concerns about powder trails in the dental office or on clothes. They also have a textured finish to improve wet grip.

For samples or more information, contact a SmartPractice® glove specialist at (800) 522-0595, Ext. 555.

Steri-Brush Sterilizing System

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This anti-bacterial Steri-Brush toothbrush system will revolutionize the way you store your toothbrush. Medical studies have shown that harmful bacteria such as cold germs thrive on the bristles of toothbrushes. By using the Steri-Brush you will ensure that your toothbrush is clean and safe. Just pop your toothbrush into your personal colored cup and add the specially formulated solution. The Steri-Brush system makes a colorful and practical addition to every bathroom. Available in two- or four-cup combinations, each one comes with a free bottle of anti-bacterial solution.

For more information, visit

Guardian Seal Pit and Fissure Sealant

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Guardian Seal is a 30-percent filled, light-cured, pit-and-fissure sealant that offers a patented fluoride-releasing mechanism. Its viscosity and the unique micro-brush needle tip make placement effortless. The shade is translucent enough to detech decay, yet opaque enough to see.

To experience the difference, contact your authorized Kerr dealer or call (800) KERR-123.