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Product Report

Feb. 1, 2003
Microcircuitry in Parkell's new TurboSENSOR™ scaler instantly detects whether the handpiece contains a 25KHz or 30KHz insert and automatically switches operating-frequency to match.

TurboSENSOR™ ultrasonic scaler

Microcircuitry in Parkell's new TurboSENSOR™ scaler instantly detects whether the handpiece contains a 25KHz or 30KHz insert and automatically switches operating-frequency to match. There is no need to manually select the operating frequency.

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The scaler features a dramatically expanded low-power range for improved patient comfort. It begins tip oscillation at power settings as much as 40 percent below other models, and features a very sensitive "perio" power adjustment. Yet, at its maximum setting for heavy calculus, the TurboSENSOR delivers greater power than any previous Parkell scaler.

A dual-stage foot pedal allows the operator to jump to high-power "turbo" mode simply by increasing foot pressure. The device includes two autoclavable handpiece sleeves, and features a five-year power-unit warranty plus a three-month money-back trial.

The TurboSENSOR costs $499 and may be ordered by contacting Parkell at 155 Schmitt Blvd, Box 376, Farmingdale, NY 11735, or call (800) 243-7446.

New Wingers disposable sensor holders

Steri-Shield introduces two new items in the line of Wingers disposable digital sensor holders — the anterior and posterior holders for use with small size (#1) digital X-ray sensors.

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The holders are designed to work with all popular sensors including Trophy, Schick, Dexis, Gendex, Dentrix, Planmeca, Sigma, DMD, Sirona, etc.

Technically perfect images are easily obtained with the Wingers positioning system regardless of the sensor used. Holder can be handheld with a hemostat, or quickly attached to a Rinn-type aimer ring and bar set. The versatile attachment points make working around a dental dam easy, and allow plenty of room for endo obturation files.

Holders are designed for single use only; do not heat or cold sterilize. For free samples, call (800) 699-7220 or visit

2003 RDH recognition lapel pins

Preventech has commissioned an artist to design a custom lapel pin to recognize and honor the significant contribution dental hygienists have made to preventive dentistry and patient education.

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The one-inch diameter, 18-kt. gold-plated pin is inscribed with "Registered Dental Hygienist" and "RDH" and features a colorful Hibiscus flower insignia along with a 2003 date.

The RDH recognition lapel pins are available free with an order of any Preventech product placed between January 1 through December 31, 2003. Preventech is the maker of Pivot® disposable prophy angle, esa™ disposable prophy angles and Next® prophy paste.

To request your recognition pin, simply send a copy of your dental dealer invoice to Preventech, 1150 Crews Road, Suite H, Matthews, NC, 28105, or Fax to (704) 849-2417.

Preventech also is offering a Dental Assistant lapel pin with a daisy insignia under the same terms for both Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Assistants. For additional information or to view the specific pin designs, please visit

Safegauze non-woven sponges

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Anyone who has struggled with cotton-filled gauze will appreciate this "easy-wipe" alternative from Medicom®. Finally, a highly absorbent, non-woven, and, most important, non-linting gauze is ideal for all procedures and available with exceptional pricing.

Safegauze sponges benefits include a spun-laced weave that provides added strength and a binding that reduces lint and increases softness. They eliminates cotton sticking to scaler tips or interfering with sealants. Safegauze sponges are cost-effective and economical — four plies of non-woven can substitute for eight plies of gauze. Safegauze is the highest weight available.

The sponges are available in a 2" x 2" 4-ply (Item #4522) case of 2,000 sponges, (Item #4522-5), case of 5,000 sponges, and a new 4" x 4" 4-ply (Item #4544) case of 2,000 sponges. Special offer: Buy one case Safegauze sponges, get one box Safe-Masks free.

Medicom, Inc® developed the product and is available through all dental distributors. Please contact your local dealer to place your order. For product information, call (800) 361-2862 or visit

Hu-Friedy's $500 product sweepstakes

Hu-Friedy announces the "Satin Swivel™ Sweepstakes" which runs from January 1 through March 31.

Simply call (800) HU-FRIEDY and tell us what you think about the new Satin Swivel ultrasonic insert and enter the contest to receive $500 (retail value) of Hu-Friedy products.

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Satin Swivel ultrasonic inserts are featured in the "3.2.1 Blast-Off" promotion which runs through March 31, 2003. This revolutionary new insert with an exclusive swivel feature minimizes the drag from the handpiece cord, offering control where you need it for effective scaling — at your fingertips. Simply roll the instrument slightly in your fingertips as you would a hand instrument for smoother, more efficient scaling. Hu-Friedy Satin Swivel ultrasonic inserts are guaranteed to be leak-proof. If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply return it — no questions asked.

For complete details on the "3.2.1 Blast-Off" promotion, contact your authorized Hu-Friedy dealer representative or call (800) 483-7433.

High-quality disposable angles in bulk packs

Dental Resources, Inc. announces that it is packaging its highly rated disposable prophy angle in bulk boxes of 1,200 angles.

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These American-made prophy angles have four different cup designs, a sturdy, metal-like polycarbonate stem, pre-lubricated gears, and a high-torque gear ratio. These excellent angles are now available in bulk for less than 28 cents each.

For free samples or to order, call Dental Resources at (800) 328-1276.

Free GODIVA truffles from Young Dental!

Buy three 200-count bags of D-Lish™ prophy paste, receive a box of GODIVA truffles free.

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New D-Lish prophy paste rinses away with ease! The unique formula allows for optimum stain removal while providing better rinsability and reduced splatter. D-Lish paste comes in the "De-licious" flavors of mint, cherry, grape, and cinnamon. It also is colored by grit for speedy identification. All flavors come in coarse, medium, and fine grits. D-Lish prophy paste is packaged in our exclusive Stay Fresh™ foil bag with a resealable zipper for easy storage.

To order, call your dental distributor. For your free chocolate, fax a copy of your dealer invoice — marked GODIVA — toll-free to Young (866) GO YOUNG. Offer ends March 31, 2003. For samples, call (800) 325-1881, Ext. 3145.

Cybersonic2® cuts brushing time in half

The new and improved Cybersonic2® by Amden just may be the next best thing to having a dental office in the home. This new system makes it possible to thoroughly and effectively clean teeth in just 60 seconds, down from the commonly recommended two minutes.

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Amden's Cybersonic2 offers seven key improvements over its first Cybersonic system, including faster brushing action with revolutionary Cyberspring™ spring-action bristles that deep clean at a groundbreaking 41,000 strokes per minute. The new system also features pre-strung flosser attachments that are easy to use, a sonic tongue cleaner to curb bad breath, and a new ergonomic and translucent handle that is easier to grip. All this for a suggested retail price of $129. In addition, Cybersonic2 features a charging light and has a built-in "Done in One" one-minute timer with a gentle pause after sixty seconds of use.

Amden products are available at Walgreens, Eckerd, Target, Sears, Linens and Things, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, May Department Stores, and Rich's.

For more information, call (800) 774-7525.

Next® prophy paste in two variety packs

Preventech has introduced a Next® prophy paste kid's variety pack and adult variety pack — an easier, more economical way for dental offices to offer their patients greater flavor selection.

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The Next kid's variety pack features tasty Bubble Gum and Cherry for younger patients, and Mint — popular with all patients. The Next adult variety pack offers the new Cinnamon, proven Mint, and Chocolate Mint, for adults with a sweet tooth. Both prophy paste variety packs are available in medium and coarse grit in boxes of 200-unit dose cups. The price is identical to a single flavor box of 200.

Next prophy paste features a non-splatter, flash rinse formula and provides the user with smooth handling characteristics and excellent stain removal.

Preventech also is the maker of Pivot® disposable prophy angles, and the innovative new esa™ (extended straight attachment) disposable prophy angle, America's fastest-growing brands of disposable angles.

For more information, call (800) 474-8681 or visit

Proxi-Tip® Pocket Traveler

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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.