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Product Report in May 2017 RDH: New products from Mydent, GSK, and others

May 1, 2017
The Product Report from May 2017 issue of RDH provides information on new products from Mydent, GSK, and others.

Parodontax by GSK Consumer Healthcare

The company claims that Parodontax is 40% more effective at reducing bleeding gums than a sodium monofluorophosphate toothpaste. Parodontax works to strengthen teeth and keep the seal between gums and teeth tight, helping to protect against gum disease. Originally launched in Germany in 1937, the Parodontax toothpaste brand comes to the United States using the active ingredient stannous fluoride. The toothpaste is available online in clean mint, whitening, and extra fresh flavors.


Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner by Air Techniques

Air Techniques, Inc., has launched a new vinyl upholstery cleaner, which maintains the integrity of the material for longer life of dental chairs made out of artificial leather. It cleans without leaving any residues, and the cleaner is made of a blend of special surfactants, silicone compounds, and avocado oil. Monarch Vinyl Upholstery Cleaner safely cleans all vinyl and artificial leather. It can be used daily if required and is currently available in a spray bottle.


Thera-Smile by Mavrik Dental Systems

Mavrik Dental Systems recently introduced an in-office tooth whitening treatment technology, Thera-Smile. Thera-Smile treatments are delivered via Mavrik’s Thera-Oral system, which features a vacuum-sealed mouthpiece where delivery of medicaments is fully controlled in dosage and temperature. According to Mavrik, this promotes more immediate and dramatic whitening results, while also protecting against common tooth and gum sensitivity issues.


DefendLoc by Mydent

DefendLoc Pre-Folded Sterilization Pouches features a flap closure that eliminates time-consuming flap adjustment, helping to eliminate misaligned seals that can compromise sterility. The reinforced plastic pouch and rugged medical-grade paper guard against tears and perforations. A strategically placed thumb notch simplifies pouch opening and instrument removal. Pouches are constructed with dual internal and external indicators that change color when the optimum sterilization temperature has been reached, both in the autoclave chamber and inside the pouch.


Pro Thin by American Eagle Instruments

The Pro Thin line consists of seven periodontal instruments featuring thinner blades and lighter handles. The line started with the M23 Thin scaler, and evolved into a complete set of instruments that now includes thinner versions of the Blackjack scaler, Barnhart 5-6 curette, and Gracey Access instruments 1-2, 7-8, 13-14 and 15-16. The Pro Thin line’s thinner blades also feature American Eagle Instruments’ patented sharpen-free XP Technology.


Fluorescent by Vista Dental

Fluorescent take-home whitening offers syringes that are easily applied at home. Whitening kits are available in 10%, 16%, and 22% concentrations of carbamide peroxide gel. The higher percentage formula provides the same results while reducing wear time. Ideal for patients who have healthy, unrestored teeth and healthy gums but who like a brighter smile. Wish to try it before you buy it? Just text “WHITENING” to 41411 to receive your first kit free of charge.

Call (877) 418-4782 or visit

ImplantPro by Brasseler USA

Brasseler USA expanded its ImplantPro line with the new ImplantPro Titanium Probes. An alternative to plastic probes, ImplantPro Titanium Probes feature precise, black color markings on a smooth surface. Three single-ended probe marking styles are available. ImplantPro Titanium Probes are made from non-heat-treated 6Al-4V titanium, keeping the Rockwell C hardness at a low 25-31 HRC and comparable to most implant abutments, then coated in bright zirconium nitride for superior color contrast.

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DiamondClean Smart by Philips Sonicare

The app for Philips Sonicare compiles data for technologies developed for the DiamondClean Smart and the Philips Sonicare Breath care system with breath analyzer. The built-in smart sensor technology in the DiamondClean Smart toothbrush offers personalized coaching for improve brushing techniques. The breath analyzer in Philips Sonicare Breath care system measures, tracks, and helps patients address the impact of oral bacteria on breath quality. Both products seamlessly sync with the Philips Sonicare app.