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December 2018 Marketplace for Dental Hygienists

A listing of featured products.

PROPHY PASTE DELIVERS ACP

Premier, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, offers Enamel Pro. This remineralizing prophy paste is formulated to deliver amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP), as increased fluoride uptake is critical to strengthening tooth enamel and reversing the demineralization process. Enamel Pro is designed to provide high fluoride uptake into the enamel. 888-773-6872; premusa.com.

EXAMINATION GLOVES

Hourglass International, Benicia, California, offers Scion700 Nitrile Exam Gloves. These gloves are created from LOW DERMA accelerator-free nitrile to reduce the risk of developing glove-related dermatitis. Scion700 Nitrile Exam Gloves are soft and ergonomically designed to help reduce hand fatigue. They provide chemical resistance, while the textured fingertips enhance sensitivity and control. Available in a steel blue matte finish to eliminate glare and reduce eye strain, the gloves are packed in a 300-count box, in sizes XS to XL. Free samples are available. 800-277-0994; hourglass-intl.com.

TOOTH CREAM

VOCO, Indian Land, South Carolina, offers Remin Pro. This tooth cream provides a combination of nanohydroxyapatite, fluoride, and xylitol. Applied using a finger or with a soft toothbrush, Remin Pro is designed to protect against demineralization and erosion, while restoring mineral balance, strengthening the tooth, and preventing sensitivity. It is available in three flavors: strawberry, melon and mint. 803-470-2820; vocoamerica.com.

PROPHY PASTE FLAVORS

Three new NEXT prophy paste flavors are now available from Preventech, Indian Trail, North Carolina. These patient-pleasing flavors break from the traditional mint flavoring—orange-vanilla, raspberry, and strawberry. The fresh, nonsplatter, flash-rinsing flavorful prophy pastes are available in appropriate grits. 800-474-8681; preventech.com.

BRUSH HEAD

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, offers patients the Oral-B® Pro GumCare replacement toothbrush head for an advanced gentle clean. This round brush head is designed to clean tooth-by-tooth and provide excellent plaque removal. Its ultra-thin and regular bristles work to provide a gentle brushing experience along the gumline. 513-983-1100; dentalcare.com.

ERGONOMIC HAND INSTRUMENT

Premier, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, offers a new line of hygiene and diagnostic instruments, PremierAir. These lightweight, ergonomically designed instruments combine rugged polymer handles with a comfortable nonslip grip. Less pressure is needed to maintain control, reducing hand fatigue. 888-773-6872; premusa.com.

SODIUM FLUORIDE VARNISH

Profluorid Varnish from VOCO, Indian Land, South Carolina, now comes in bubblegum flavor. Packaged in an easy-to-use SingleDose delivery system, Profluorid Varnish provides the same quick uptake formulization, low film thickness, and smooth feel. This white transparent 5% sodium fluoride varnish also comes in caramel, mint, cherry, and melon flavors. 888-658-2584; vocoamerica.com.

WATER SYRINGE TIP

Pac-Dent, Brea, California, offers clinicians its Armor™ Air/Water Syringe Tip + Sleeve Combo. It features a disposable syringe tip design with a six air-core design, and a nonslip sleeve made with special copolymer film that provides superior infection control. The Armor Air/Water Syringe Tip + Sleeve Combo is designed to minimize preparation time by combining air/water syringe tip and sleeve placements into a one-step operation. 909-839-0888; pac-dent.com.

DISPOSABLE PROPHY ANGLE

Preventech, Indian Trail, North Carolina, offers its new Pivot Plus disposable prophy angle. The prophy angle features external edges for more efficient polishing on adjacent teeth and interproximal areas. Its lower profile allows for improved posterior access. It is available in both right and contra styles in soft and firm spiral cups. 800-474-8681; preventech.com.

RECHARGEABLE TOOTHBRUSH

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, makes the Oral-B Genius Professional electric rechargeable toothbrush. Equipped with advanced technology, the toothbrush features triple pressure control to reinforce gentle brushing, position detection technology, and a pro-timer for better brushing habits. Its oscillating-rotating technology loosens and sweeps plaque away. 513-983-1100; dentalcare.com.

PIT AND FISSURE SEALANT

BioCoat Bioactive Resin Pit and Fissure Sealant by Premier, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, provides teeth with long-term bioactive protection. Equipped with SmartCap Technology, BioCoat delivers daily remineralization and provides the benefits of extended release of calcium, phosphate, and fluoride ions to strengthen tooth enamel and protect against acid attacks. The product offers easy handling and is designed to provide excellent adhesion to seal margins against microleakage. 888-773-6872; premusa.com

INFECTION CONTROL COMPLIANCE

Preventech, Indian Trail, North Carolina, supports infection control compliance in all 50 states with ēsamate handpieces. Compliance with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for sterilization may not be enough as 11 state dental practice acts already mandate heat sterilization of handpieces. Both the MW and ST ēsamate handpieces are heat sterilization tolerant, and are said to offer proven air-driven performance. These handpieces do not require charging or batteries, they fit ēsa disposable prophy angles and are backed by a 2-year warranty. 800-474-8681; preventech.com.

PROPHY ANGLES

EcoBee, Pinole, California, has introduced the BeeSure Ice 90˚ Oscillating Prophy Angles. Made with 50% recycled plastic, the BeeSure Ice features exterior star-ridged prophy cups for improved interproximal cleaning. The oscillating action helps to reduce heat and friction. BeeSure Ice 90˚ Oscillating Prophy Angles fit all standard headpieces. 888-811-6839; ecobeeworld.com.

PIT AND FISSURE SEALANT

VOCO, Indian Land, South Carolina, introduces a pit and fissure sealant with a 70% (w/w) fill rate, Grandio Seal. The nano-based material’s viscosity combines optimal flow and precise application and is designed to provide superior wear resistance and reduced shrinkage. The sealant is delivered in VOCO’s NDT syringe to avoid waste and extra clean up. 803-470-2820; vocoamerica.com.

TOOTHPASTE FOR HEALTHY GINGIVA

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, presents Crest Gum Detoxify. This toothpaste is designed to improve gingival health with stannous fluoride, aid in the prevention of caries, and help prevent gingivitis. The activated foam is said to deliver stannous fluoride up to 4 mm below the gumline. The paste is designed to provide a cool, clean feeling for 12 hours after brushing. 513-983-1100; dentalcare.com.

 

 

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. December 2018;16(12):44–46.

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