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June 2020 Marketplace For Dental Hygienists

A listing of featured products.


Sunstar Americas, Schaumburg, Illinois, offers GUM® Soft-Picks® Comfort Flex Mint, which deliver a minty fresh sensation and feature flexible rubber bristles for gentle, effective between-teeth food and plaque removal. GUM Soft-Picks Comfort Flex Mint is the newest offering in the GUM line, which includes GUM Soft-Picks Original and Advanced, designed to clean between teeth as effectively as string floss. 888-777-3101;


BioMin Technologies, United Kingdom, has released BioMin F for Kids. Based on the same innovative technology as BioMin F, BioMin F for Kids releases a controlled and continuous supply of fluoride, calcium, and phosphate to form a protective barrier on the teeth, strengthening tooth enamel, and remineralizing initial surface damage. Each tube of toothpaste features Bino the dinosaur, comes with reward stickers, and is available in strawberry and melon flavors. BioMin F for Kids is for children ages 3 to 6, and does not contain titanium dioxide. + 44 (0) 203 281 7282;


The Palmero HVESolo™ from Palmero Healthcare, Stratford, Connecticut, is a new disposable evacuation tip designed for clinicians performing power instrumentation without assistance. The evacuation tip’s lightweight design and short (2.5 inches) length allows clinicians to easily and comfortably guide evacuation along with powered instrumentation throughout the mouth, using their nondominant hand. The Palmero HVESolo is a convenient, comfortable, and efficient device to improve the safety and effectiveness of dental procedures. The HVESolo features proper venting, a wide scoop tip, and rounded edges to maximize suction and improve visibility while enhancing patient comfort. It is also compatible with all high-volume evacuation lines. 800-344-6424;


CBDent, Los Angeles, introduces the Cannabidiol (CBD) toothpaste, CBDent. Developed by a team of dentists, medical doctors, scientists, and nutritionists, CBDent is an all-natural CBD toothpaste that kills bacteria, strengthens and restores tooth enamel, and whitens teeth naturally. A vegan product, the toothpaste contains broad-spectrum CBD oil, does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol, and is free of fluoride, parabens, gluten, and harsh agents. CBDent toothpaste comes in naturally flavored peppermint and spearmint. 909-801-0125;


SmartPractice, Phoenix, has expanded its line of Healthcare Bags. These bags are now available in more than 900 coordinated designs, making it possible for offices to have the same design on their choice of paper or plastic bags. Paper and plastic coordinated designs are available in three sizes. The plastic bags feature a die-cut handle on all sizes with the larger paper bags also featuring a reinforced handle for extra durability. The recyclable bags are manufactured in the United States and available within 5 days to 7 business days. Sample packs are available upon request. 800-522-0800;


CRYSTAL™, Louisville, Colorado, the creator of the original mineral salt deodorant, now offers a teeth whitening line, True Minerals. Crystal True Minerals is a naturally formulated mineral-enriched tooth whitening line that provides an alternative to strips and trays. These products contain clean, vegan ingredients that are gentle, sulfate-free, and enamel safe. Crystal True Minerals is offered in a three-step Advanced Dental Whitening System and a two-step process Daily Teeth Whitening Kit and Refill;


Preventech, Indian Trail, North Carolina, offers nada prophy paste. This prophy paste does not contain dyes, fluoride, oils, trace elements, and taste. Packaged in a convenient pre-made dose, nada saves the clinician time by eliminating the need to mix flour of pumice. The prophy paste’s consistency and abrasive performance mean the tooth surface is prepped and clean, increasing the likelihood of strong adhesions for sealants, composite bonding, and orthopedic bracket application. As an all-natural product, nada is an ideal solution for patients with allergies. 800-474-8681;


Power PLUS ultrasonic inserts from Hu-Friedy, Chicago, provide the power to effectively remove tenacious deposits and heavy extrinsic stains. Available with a variety of tips, these inserts feature an extended length that easily access deep periodontal pockets. The Power PLUS inserts are also equipped with a textured silicone grip for a secure grasp, and ergonomic, wide-diameter Popular Swivel handles that enhance operator comfort, control and maneuverability. 800-Hu-Friedy;


Hu-Friedy, Chicago, offers the instrument set, Empowerment Kit. This new set of hand scalers was designed to support clinicians who use power therapies and enhance the effectiveness of ultrasonic and AIRFLOW®1 treatment protocols to deliver optimal clinical outcomes. The 10% thinner blades allow clinicians to easily access tight interproximal spaces and effectively remove calculus subgingivally. Empowerment scalers are color-coded to easily identify and maximize efficiency. 800-483-7433;


ARM & HAMMER (Church & Dwight Co Inc), Ewing, New Jersey, has added new Essentials Toothpaste to its product line. This new toothpaste is made with only the essentials—100% natural baking soda with clinically proven benefits, fluoride for caries prevention, and naturally sourced calcium for the repair of the enamel surface. The new toothpaste is free of sodium lauryl sulfate, peroxide, preservatives, parabens, artificial sweeteners, and dyes. Available in two options: ARM & HAMMER™ Essentials Whiten & Strengthen Fluoride Toothpaste and Essentials Healthy Teeth & Gums Fluoride Toothpaste. 800-786-5135;


Forward Science, Houston, Texas, now offers the nonopioid oral pain relief gel, OrapeuticTM. The Hydrogel wound dressing received US Food and Drug Administration Clearance in December 2019, and was released by Forward Science in February 2020. Orapeutic is an all-natural, nonopioid product that provides patients with adequate pain relief and protection. 855-696-7254;


From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. June 2020;18(6):44-45.

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