Product Report

Dental Herb Company's Tooth & Gum Tonic is now available in a 64-ounce operatory-sized dispenser. This is the first truly natural product that is conveniently packaged for chairside use.

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Truly natural operatory-sized rinse

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Dental Herb Company's Tooth & Gum Tonic is now available in a 64-ounce operatory-sized dispenser. This is the first truly natural product that is conveniently packaged for chairside use. It can be utilized as a pre-operative anti-microbial wash or as a post-operative rinse following procedures such as crown preparation, deep scaling, etc.

Patients leave the office with fresh breath and a clean-feeling mouth, rather than tasting blood or dental materials. The convenient easy-to-use pump dispenses the correct amount for the average patient rinse, and each economical bottle contains approximately 500 doses.

For more information, call (800) 747-4372.

APF fluoride "pudding" delights patients

Dental Resources is now making a new, light, fluffy fluoride pudding! The new gel has a unique filler that makes the product look and act similar to pudding. It is light, tastes great, will not migrate down the throat, and the patients love it. It will not puff up and splatter like foams, yet it has some of the same light characteristics of foam.

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The effectiveness of the new fluoride pudding is similar to other APF gels with its initial fluoride uptake requiring only 60 seconds of actual treatment time.

The new pudding comes in six great flavors — chocolate, bubble gum, marshmallow, strawberry, vanilla, and orange. It also is available in a neutral formula — mint.

The new gel is packaged in pint bottles with a handy flip-top spout. For more information and free samples, circle the number below or call Dental Resources at (800) 328-1276.

FLOSSBRITE® — The Ultimate High-Tech Flossing Device?

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Bergman Oral Care has introduced a new, exciting, unique, and innovative hand-held flossing device, FLOSSBRITE®.

FLOSSBRITE is the world's only single-handed, self-contained flossing device, with convenient floss advance and tensioning right in the handle.

Nothing beats flossing along with regular brushing and professional care for effectively improving and safeguarding your patients' gingival health. Now, for the first time, you can give the gift of compliance — FLOSSBRITE.

For more information, call (877) 356-7727 or visit www.flossbrite.com.

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.

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

Dentsply introduces Jet-Fresh™ prophy powder

Dentsply Professional, makers of the PROPHY JET® and Cavitron™ JET with SPS™ Technology, is proud to announce the launch of JET-Fresh™ mint-flavored Prophy Jet powder.

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JET-Fresh™ is a revolutionary new prophy powder featuring a patient-friendly, sodium-free formulation that eliminates the undesirable salty taste often associated with air-polishing powder. In addition, a University of Indiana study proved JET-Fresh to be significantly less abrasive than medium-grit prophy paste, thereby making it kinder to the enamel than traditional rubber-cup-and-paste polishing. Finally, the improved flow characteristics of this breakthrough formulation allow JET-Fresh to be more equipment-friendly, thus improving ease of maintenance.

For more information, call (800) 989-8826 or visit www.professional.dentsply.com.

Highlander Naturals' new Kissing Condition™

With the growing popularity of the "Dental Spa," many offices are offering products and services to pamper and soothe. Now, healthcare professionals can offer their patients the gift of smooth, comfortable lips year 'round with a totally natural moisturizer to keep their lips in Kissing Condition™.

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Created by a dentist, Kissing Condition is Mother Nature's richest lip conditioner. Packed with nature's most precious ingredients, Jojoba, Shea butter, cocoa butter, apricot kernel oil, Calendula-infused virgin olive oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and honey, this unscented formula is excellent for sensitive lips. It is petroleum-free, with no artificial preservatives or synthetic chemicals. As with all Highlander Naturals products, it is not tested on animals. Because it is so rich, it takes just a bit, and glides on easily to comfort stressed, parched lips.

Kissing Condition is elegantly packaged in convenient, long-lasting .25-ounce containers wrapped in sheer metallic fabric. As a service to professionals, Highlander Naturals can place your label on the product to remind your patient of your thoughtful gift.

Kissing Condition is available with display boxes if desired. Add a caring touch of élan to your "Dental Spa" with the affordable luxury of Kissing Condition.

To order, call (888) 878-7627 or visit www.highlandersoaps.com.

Oral-B Indicator® features new improvements

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Oral-B Laboratories recently unveiled design enhancements that improve the effectiveness of its classic Oral-B Indicator® toothbrush. The new brush, now available, features a new oval-shaped brushhead that offers better access to posterior teeth and a new comfort-grip handle that is ergonomically designed for improved comfort and control. Five vibrant new colors enhance the sleek, contemporary look.

Dental professionals who currently order Oral-B Indicator will receive an automatic upgrade to the new brush at no extra charge on all shipment plans. Dental professionals also may opt to emboss their office information on the brush handle in Oral-B's bold gold imprinting.

For more information, call (800) 446-7252 or visit www.oralb.com.

First FDA-approved prophy paste for sensitivity

Ortek's ProClude is the first FDA–approved prophylaxis paste clinically proven to significantly reduce tooth sensitivity while cleaning and polishing teeth. In two clinical trials conducted at the State University of New York at Stony Brook that evaluated 61 patients with 640 chronically sensitive teeth, ProClude provided immediate, long-lasting protection after a single application, and sensitivity reductions between 84 and 90 percent remained constant throughout a four-week trial.

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ProClude contains a natural complex based on saliva chemistry that plugs and seals dentinal tubules. In addition, completely exposed tubules in dentinal discs treated with ProClude remained sealed even after being challenged with hydrochloric acid for 24 hours.

For more information, call Ortek at (888) 435-2600 or visit www.proclude.com.

NSK America introduces cordless handpiece

The TASKAL Wizard cordless hygienist handpiece is simple to operate and adaptable to all hand sizes. The microchip technology in the TASKAL Wizard delivers smooth, powerful, and dependable torque with nine unique speed settings. The cordless micromotor is especially suited to hygiene prophylaxis applications, and is compatible with disposable angles.

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Its features include a slim body design, one-hour quick charge, low-battery indicator light, optimal hand-balance, and an ultra-wide speed range from 125 to 10,000 rpm.

The set (order #Y141-006) comes with the TASKAL Wizard motor, PR-FC attachment for disposable angles (4:1 reduction), and NE140 charger stand. NSK America offers a 30-day risk-free trial.

The TASKAL Wizard set retails for $780. To find out more, visit www.nskamerica.com. To order, call (888) 675-1675.

Vital Defense D™disinfectant and holding solution

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Vital Defense D™, a concentrated hard-surface disinfectant and instrument holding solution, is now available from Vital Defense Company. Formerly distributed through Block Drug (Glaxo Smith-Kline), Vital Defense D is a dual-phenolic disinfectant that is effective against TB, HIV, and a wide variety of viruses and fungi.

Approved as both a surface disinfectant and a disinfecting instrument holding solution, Vital Defense D is concentrated — one ounce makes one quart of solution. This makes it extremely cost-effective compared to ready-to-use disinfectants, costing only about $0.04 per ounce when diluted as directed.

To order or for more information, call (800) 218-2002.

The Ultimate Flosser makes it easy

A revolution in dental flossing, the Ultimate Flosser was developed by a periodontist to help reduce the difficulty and pain associated with the common method of flossing.

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This easy-to-use flosser is ideal for people of all ages, and virtually eliminates the difficulty and finger pain associated with the common method of flossing. The Ultimate Flosser makes flossing fun and promotes good oral hygiene. Simply wind the floss into place and begin flossing. The floss is advanced at the click of a button.

The Ultimate Flosser features many advantages over the standard floss fork or other items currently on the market. There is no constant restringing of floss; a clean piece of floss is advanced at the push of a button. It also is a reusable floss dispenser with one-hand convenience. The flosser's unique tension mechanism allows the user to maintain constant floss tension. Other features of the flosser include a floss cutter to help with the disposal of used floss, and a floss-spool eject button. Includes two 30-yard refill spools, which equates to a four-month supply of floss.

The Ultimate Flosser is available from Almore International Inc. Call (800) 547-1511 or visit www.almore.com.

New illuminated dental mouth mirror

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The Defend MirrorLite is a new illuminated dental mouth mirror that provides the clinician with shadowless illumination of the oral cavity. It is perfect for oral diagnoses, oral cancer exams, implants, air abrasion, and restorative dentistry. The MirrorLite promotes optimum hygiene by bathing the mouth with true-color LED light for greater visibility during procedures.

Strong, lightweight, and durable, the compact MirrorLite is battery-operated and works ergonomically to decrease eye and back strain commonly associated with dependence on standard overhead lighting systems.

For more information, call Mydent Corporation at (800) 275-0020 or visit www.defend.com.

Amdent US30 portable piezo ultrasonic

Introducing a truly self-contained portable ultrasonic scaler with irrigation. No need for water and air hook-ups — just plug and play!

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Using its experience as the leader in piezo-ultrasonic scalers with more than 100,000 scalers sold around the world, Amdent introduces its newest product, the US30 portable scaler, model Unicorn. The Amdent Unicorn combines the proven US30 piezo ultrasonic scaler with a medicament dispenser.

Reservoir refill is easy and quick. Water or medicaments normally associated with scaling or subgingival treatments can be used in the reservoirs.

This model is loaded with features that benefit both users and patients, such as smooth surfaces for easy clean-up and better asepsis, tips with linear movement producing very little noise during scaling, and fast calculus removal, thereby improving patient comfort. Only a fine mist is necessary during operation, allowing better visualization of the tooth. It is fully autoclavable, and comes with a two-year warranty.

For more information, contact your local dealer or call DBI America at (800) 884-3507.

Oral-B makes brushing fun for kids

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Oral-B Laboratories introduces the Oral-B® kids' battery toothbrush, the first battery-powered toothbrush specifically developed to meet the changing oral-care needs of children ages 3 and up. Featuring an oscillating brushing action that cleans better than a manual toothbrush, it combines the proven advantages of power brushing with the fun of bright colors and beloved Disney characters.

The new powered brush features a small brushhead, and the extra-soft "flowered" bristles are gentle on teeth and gums. A raised center row of Indicator® bristles thoroughly clean chewing surfaces. The easy-to-hold SQUISH GRIP® handle ensures a firm and safe grip.

Now available to professionals at $8.95, the Oral-B kids' battery toothbrush also is available at food, drug, and mass-merchandise retail outlets.

For more information, call (800) 446-7252 or visit www.oralb.com.

BrushPicks® — The World's Best Toothpicks™

On average, people brush their teeth for only 37 seconds, and fewer than one-third floss daily. Is it any surprise that 75 percent of adults have some form of periodontal disease? The first and only completely reversible stage is gingivitis. Two-thirds of adults have it.

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Newly published clinical research shows that BrushPicks® reduce gingivitis and bleeding gums — better than the leading floss. When you're not brushing or flossing, BrushPick!

BrushPicks are flexible plastic devices with distinctly different features on either end. One end is a narrow three-sided blade that slips comfortably in the gaps between teeth. Its grooved design helps dislodge particles, remove plaque, and massage gums. The other end is a narrow probe with six side-bristles. Moving it in and out or twirling it in the interproximal spaces ensures that no particles will be left behind. It can go where no traditional toothpick has ever gone before, and do it without damaging dental work.

BrushPicks are sold in food, drug, and mass-merchandise stores in packs of 60, 120, and 300 units, and also in the new refillable keychain dispenser. For more information, visit www.dentalconcepts.com, or call (201) 576-9700.

Medicom® offers your choice of style and shape

Medicom® saliva ejectors are easy to use, with non-rusting alloy wire that easily shapes into your desired configuration. Medicom saliva ejectors are designed for increased patient comfort and safety with the bonded and smooth tip. World-renowned Swedish quality offers optimal suction.

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Medicom saliva ejectors are available in clear with a blue tip (#500), clear with a white tip (#501), and white with a white tip (#502). Packaged 10 bags per case.

Medicom, Inc. developed the product, which is available through all dental distributors. Please contact your local dealer to place your order.

For product information, call (800) 361-2862 or visit www.medicom.com.

On-site medical waste destruction

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Medical Innovations, Inc., introduces the safe and logical alternative to the medical waste carrier. The Medical Waste Machine conveniently and economically replaces medical waste-removal costs and disposable sharps container purchases — expenses known to increase and incur never-ending costs to the dental office.

In addition, the system reduces the office's liability exposure because there are no sharps on site. The sterilization process converts the medical waste to ordinary waste immediately. The procedure is easier, quicker, and more cost-effective than disposable sharps containers. The system also makes an important environmental contribution because the waste going to the landfill is not only reduced in volume by an average of 75 percent, but is sterile as well.

By saving dental offices money, eliminating their liability and paperwork, and improving the environment, the Medical Waste Machine offers an unequivocal number of advantages over expensive medical-waste carriers.

For information, call (508) 358-8099 or (866) 223-5858, P.I.N. #3010.

Free Access II cheek and lip retractor

Offering convenient hands-free retraction and improved clinical performance, J. Morita USA's new Free Access II cheek and lip retractor is the perfect companion to in-office bleaching procedures. The new transparent material makes it ideal for photography and a variety of clinical situations, specifically bleaching.

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Unique intraoral extensions retract powerful buccinator muscles, increasing visibility and access to the intraoral work area. The tension setting is adjustable for maximum patient comfort.

Free Access II is safe for autoclave or dry-heat sterilization, and is available in small and large sizes.

For more information, contact your local dealer, call (888) 566-7482, or visit www.jmoritausa.com.

Clean-Zone toothbrush sterilizer kills germs

Clean-Zone is a great product to offer your patients to encourage frequent brushing. Much like a germicidal lamp used in hospitals for sterilization, the unit uses ultraviolet wavelengths of < 300 nm to kill bacteria and viruses typically found on your toothbrush.

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Clean-Zone is compact enough to carry in your purse or gym bag. Simple to use, it works on two "AA" batteries that will last up to two months if used twice daily. The UV lamp lasts 1,000 hours.

Keep your toothbrush away from potential germs in a clean, sterile environment. At just $19.95, this is a great value (Model CZ-250V).

For more information or to order, call (800) 323-2690 or visit www.videodental.com.

Children's dental book calms and instructs

In "P" is for Patience, Joanne Pasienza, RDH, combines her expertise in the field of pediatric dentistry with her love for writing, poetry, and artistry to create a calming and informative guide for children and what they can expect when visiting the dentist's office.

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Through rhyme, the alphabet, and creative and realistic artwork, the author describes various aspects of the dental visit. Children will learn about dental hygiene, the structure of their teeth, why a cavity forms, the instruments the dentist and hygienist uses, and other equipment used to help the dental team look inside their mouths and restore oral health.

By approaching the topic in a straightforward and honest manner, children can overcome their anxiety about visiting the dentist, and be rewarded with a bright, beautiful smile.

For more information, call (800) 788-7654 or visit www.dorrancepublishing.com.

Intraoral camera now in user-friendly USB version

VideoDental Concepts' OraCam is now being offered in a USB version. This easy-to-use "Pen-type" intraoral camera features a compact, elegant, and ergonomically designed handpiece. It offers high-quality images, natural colors, and onboard memory for storing images. An auto on/off feature activates the unit by simply removing the handpiece from its holder.

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A two-step thumb slide on the handpiece adjusts the focal length for both full-face and posterior molar views. The built-in Sony® CCD chip stabilizes motion for a great-looking picture.

Low power consumption; ideal for portable computers too. No batteries needed; just plug and play! An optional wireless transceiver package makes it completely portable for $195. Extra docking stations are only $995 each.

OraCam's price also is unbeatable. At just $3,395, this is the best value in the industry! You can buy two OraCams for the price you'd pay for one of the others.

To place an order or find out more, call (800) 323-2690 or visit www.videodental.com.

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