July/August 2019 Marketplace for Dental Hygienists
A listing of featured products.
SINGLE-DOSE FLUORIDE VARNISH
VOCO, Indian Land, South Carolina, offers Profluorid Varnish, a clear 5% sodium fluoride varnish. Profluorid Varnish is packaged in an easy-to-use, nonmessy Single Dose delivery system that makes application quick and simple. The material is transparent, features a high immediate fluoride release, and is ideal for treating sensitivity after scaling and root planing. Its enhanced flow characteristics are designed to help the solution access difficult-to-reach areas. The varnish is tooth-shaded, will not discolor the teeth, and comes in five subtle flavors without any aftertaste. 888-658-2584; voco.dental/us/
Gypsy Dental Temping, Minden, Nevada, has created a mobile application to simplify the business of dental temping. The application allows clinicians to conveniently store and share their business cards, availability to work, any documents needed, pay periods, and pay rates. The free mobile app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. 202-996-8228; gypsytemping.com
DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY SYSTEM
Air Techniques, Melville, New York, has added the ScanX Classic View digital radiography system to the ScanX View family series. Its easy-to-use interface enables preset scan modes, resulting in more reliable scanning. A large color touchscreen allows a preview of the scanned image to be checked quickly. The ScanX Classic View also features four slots for simultaneous scanning and enables digitization of phosphor storage plates for all intraoral formats, sizes 0-4, and extraoral panoramic and cephalometric plates. 800-247-8324; airtechniques.com
Premier Dental,Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, now offers the AeroPro™ Cordless Handpiece, a cordless prophy system that provides clinicians with greater mobility and control. This lightweight, well-balanced, ergonomic, cordless, and pedal-less handpiece helps reduce hand and wrist stress by allowing dental hygienists to rotate the prophy angle a full 360° for improved intraoral access and comfort. AeroPro features a long battery life and a quick-touch button that enables fingertip control. The system accepts most types of disposable prophy angles, and is United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-compliant by protecting patient safety from cross-contamination by utilizing custom-fit disposable polyurethane barriers that slide easily over the motor component. 888-670-6100; premierdentalco.com
DENTAL UNIT WATERLINE TABLET
Sterisil Inc, Palmer Lake, Colorado, has rebranded its Citrisil Dental Waterline Microbial Control Tablet with an updated look and a more practical tablet quantity in every box. Maintenance boxes will now include two orange shock tablets and 48 maintenance tablets. Citrisil Dental Waterline Microbial Control Maintenance boxes are still available in 1 liter and 2 liter formulations for both white and blue tablets. The tablet-based, waterline treatment solution features a fully compatible shock and maintenance protocol with every box of maintenance tablets sold. 719-622-7200; sterisil.com.
Paradise Dental Technologies (PDT Inc), Missoula, Montana, now offers The Pineyro Arch™ Kit. Designed with Alfonso Piñeyro, DDS, the instrument set allows dental hygienists to treat full fixed hybrid patients without the removal of prostheses. The kit contains four instruments: Pineyro Arch Ti 1 Anterior Arch, Pineyro Arch Ti 2 Posterior Arch, Pineyro Arch Ti 3, Mesial/Distal Arch and Pineyro Arch Ti 4 Specialty Arch. 800-240-9895; pdtdental.com
Palmero Healthcare, Stratford, Connecticut, welcomes two new additions to its ProVision® Safety Eyewear product line. The new eyewear provides oral health professionals and patients with eye protection during routine bonding procedures. ProVision Eyesaver Sleeks™ Red Frame/Red Bonding Lens is a line of ultralight goggles engineered to fit over prescription eyewear, with adjustable temples for a broader facial fit and integrated side shields for all-around eye protection. Palmero offers a red option that filters out the harmful blue light rays generated during bonding procedures. The ProVision Infinity™ Replacement Lens and Bonding Lens is described as an upscale line of eyewear designed to reduce fogging and static, with unique tilt and telescoping features that ensure the eyewear can adapt comfortably and optimally to any facial structure. Palmero has also extended the product line to include a new bonding replacement lens that provides full protection from harmful blue light rays. 800-344-6424; palmerohealth.com
CORDLESS HYGIENE HANDPIECE
NSK America, Indian Trail, North Carolina, introduces the iProphy Mobile, a new cordless hygiene handpiece. The iProphy Mobile produces less wrist stress, as it only weighs 90 g, and provides clinicians better access to difficult-to-reach places. The handpiece is easy on the ear, due to its 57.8 dBA. The iProphy Mobile has a powerful 2.0 torque and offers two ways of operating for a smooth performance: steady fixed rotations in five speeds (500 rpm to 2,500 rpm) or a one-touch variable speed. It accommodates any disposable prophy angle. 800-838-9328; nskdental.com
Ultradent, South Jordan, Utah, has unveiled new packaging for its award-winning, professional take-home whitening system, Opalescence Go tooth whitening. The sleek redesign includes a new dispense feature that allows patients to remove the box top, turn the lid, and remove each individually wrapped tray with ease. In addition to the newly designed boxes and easy dispense system, patients will receive a 1-oz tube of Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste in every full patient kit, which includes 10 individually wrapped, disposable, prefilled upper and lower UltraFit trays that mold to the teeth for a custom-like fit and molar-to-molar coverage, according to the company. 800-552-5512; ultradent.com.
DENTAL COMPLIANCE CENTER
The GreenLight Dental Compliance Center™ by Hu-Friedy, Chicago, provides a single, convenient online portal that contains everything a dental practice needs to develop and maintain a compliant infection prevention program. This resource helps oral health professionals stay on top of infection prevention standards to protect the safety of their patients and staff, and avoid violations that can jeopardize their practices. The portal provides comprehensive and up-to-date information on compliance, including state board regulations, product information and safety data sheets, training videos, insights on the infection prevention coordinator role, and other topics related to infection prevention compliance. Each new GreenLight member receives a free consultation with Hu-Friedy’s team of experts. GreenLight Dental Compliance Center is a members-only Hu-Friedy resource. 800-483-7499; greenlightcompliancecenter.com
Elevate Oral Care, West Palm Beach, Florida, has launched Just Right 5000. The meter-dosed, prescription-based toothpaste was developed exclusively for moderate- to high-risk pediatric patients. The child-friendly bubble mint flavor and unique pump provides a pea-sized dose (0.25 mL) with each pump. Dispensed twice daily, Just Right 5000 provides 6-months of protection. Parents will appreciate the pump’s mess-free design. 877-866-9113; elevateoralcare.com
The new Oral-B GENIUS X with Artificial Intelligence (AI) from Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, will offer patients a personalized brushing experience. Available by September 2019, the GENIUS X’s AI technology tracks where people are actually brushing their mouth, and provides personalized feedback on the areas that require additional attention via an Oral-B app. The Oral-B GENIUS X also helps ensure patients brush for the right amount of time, with the right amount of pressure. 800-566-7252; oralb.com/en-us/geniusx
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. July/August 2019;17(7):54–55.