The CS 12460 Velvet from Curaprox, Mesa, Arizona, is now available in the United States. Already a favorite overseas, Curaprox’s CS 12460 Velvet offers a gentle, effective clean. The new CS 12460 Velvet features 12,460 ultra-fine filaments to provide a deep clean while remaining gentle on enamel. According to the company, benefits of the CS 12460 Velvet include: combatting plaque with no damage to teeth and gingiva; 45° octagonal handle that ensures people use the brush at the recommended angle; compact brush head that reaches challenging areas of the mouth, including molars; and no hard bristles or tough scrubbing as the CS 12460 cleans with just gentle circular movements. 800-919-0120. curaprox.us
3M Oral Care, Saint Paul, Minnesota, has introduced Clarity Aligners Flex + Force, a new aligner system that provides two unique aligner materials in one treatment design and gives patients a customized treatment experience. The system is made of a proprietary five-layer blend of materials and offers clinicians Advanced Tx Design through the 3M Oral Care Portal, which provides treatment from simple to complex cases. 3M Clarity Aligners are also indicated for the alignment of teeth during orthodontic treatment of malocclusion and can be used to address patients with mixed dentition. The aligner material also fits well and isn’t noticeable when wearing. Clarity Aligners Flex is designed to offer excellent force persistence; stain and scratch resistance; easy insertion and removal; good engagement with attachments; flexibility and resilience; and durability while reducing thickness. 800-423-4588. 3M.com/ClarityAligners
Pac-Dent Inc, Brea, California, has announced the launch of its ProMate CL, a new cordless hygiene handpiece. The ProMate CL is a lightweight cordless handpiece (3.8 ounces), with an ergonomic quick-touch button and blue-tooth-powered foot pedal. The handpiece offers a new option for clinicians to polish without the restraints of cords, short battery life, or heavy handpieces. The ProMate CL is designed to offer dual-mode speed control; six-speed settings, and long-lasting battery life. The ProMate CL is also compatible with all most disposable prophy angles (Doroit style). 909-839-0888. pac-dent.com
Philips Oral Healthcare, Stamford, Connecticut, now offers its Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige. Harnessing artificial intelligence to create an effective and personalized brushing experience, the Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige toothbrush is designed around patients’ unique brushing habits. As patients brush, SenseIQ technology senses, adapts, and cares for teeth and gingiva. The power toothbrush uses sensors to detect brushing pressure, cleaning motion, and coverage, and then adapts automatically by adjusting intensity when it senses patients are brushing too hard. The new Premium All-in-One brush head is designed to brush away plaque, remove stains, and care for gingiva. Patients can also pair Philips Sonicare 9900 Prestige with the free Philips Sonicare app. The app offers patients real-time feedback on pressure, cleaning motion, duration, and frequency. 800-203-3344. philipsoralhealthcare.com
AeroPro by Premier, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, is a lightweight, ergonomic cordless and pedal-less handpiece. Designed to help reduce hand fatigue by allowing clinicians to rotate the prophy angle a full 360° for improved intraoral access and comfort, the AeroPro delivers long-lasting power thanks to ChargeSMART Battery Technology. The AeroPro cordless handpiece is United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention compliant by protecting patients from cross-contamination by using custom-fit disposable polyurethane barriers that slide easily over the motor component. 888-670-6100. premierdentalco.com
AquaSonic, Los Angeles, offers The Vibe Series toothbrush. Each one comes with eight brush heads and a custom hard-shell travel case made of bisphenol-A -free plastic with space for two brush heads. The Vibe Series has a motor that produces 40,000 vibrations per minute. The Vibe Series toothbrush features ultra-fast wireless charging, four brushing modes, and a smart vibration timer to ensure users are moving to a new quadrant every 30 seconds. The sleek handle is also waterproof, and each brush head lasts 4 months. aquasonic.com
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. August 2021;19(8):45.