Practicon Inc, Greenville, North Carolina, makes ADDaSeal™ Adhesive Face Mask Strips that create an airtight seal onto the nose bridge of any face mask. The medical-grade, hypoallergenic adhesive gently adheres to the skin to keep face masks in position, optimize filtration, and reduce eyeglass fogging. Dispose of the strip along with the mask or reapply on reusable face masks. 800-959-9505; practicon.com.
Designs for Vision, Ronkonkoma, New York, introduces the Aerosol Protection Loupes, which use soft silicone inserts to provide a protective seal around the eyes. These inserts are connected to the frame via embedded magnets, so they are easy to remove and disinfect. The loupes are available in 2.5x, 3.0x, and 3.5x magnifications, and most prescriptions can be incorporated into the loupes. The frames are available in black and tortoise shell, and the frames accept both wireless and wired headlights. 800-345-4009; designsforvision.com.
XLDent, Loretto, Minnesota, offers XLDent practice management software, which provides an intuitive, robust, easy-to-use solution that automates key business processes and ensures dental teams have the tools they need to manage the practice more profitably. XLDent features realistic restorative and periodontal charts, automated progress notes and medical history updates, and a truly paperless solution with paper-free forms and patient check-in. XLDent software has options for on-premise or cloud-based, and supports multiple location practices in one database. 800-328-2925; xldent.com/products.
DentalEZ, Malvern, Pennsylvania, now offers the easy-to-use extraoral Forest Hands-Free high-volume evacuator (HVE) holder that can fit just about any dental chair quickly and easily. The Forest Hands-Free HVE holder offers an extra layer of at-the-source high-volume suction during aerosol-generating procedures, allowing the user to position the HVE with ease and precision, with or without supplemental staff. Easy to clean, the holder is compatible with most patient chairs and comes with a simple plug-and-play kit that includes everything needed to assemble and use. 866-383-4636; dentalez.com.
Ho Dental Co, Las Vegas, makes One For All Foaming Hand Sanitizer, which is designed to kill more than 99.9% bacteria, fungi, and viruses (including human coronavirus) in less than 15 seconds. Its active ingredient, benzalkonium chloride, is one of three United States Food and Drug Administration-compliant ingredients for hand sanitizers, and eliminates bacteria on contact. One For All is fortified with patented Nanodex™ technology, which is intended to form a long-lasting barrier on the skin that continues killing bacteria until washed off. 702-430-9847; hodentalcompany.com.
NSK America, Hoffman Estates, Illinois, makes the iProphy Mobile, a light, quiet, steady cordless handpiece. Weighing in at only 90 g, the iProphy Mobile is designed to produce less wrist stress and provide better access to those hard-to-reach places. The 57.8 dBA level is easy on the ears. 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. This handpiece accommodates any disposable prophy angle. 888-675-1675.
MouthWatch LLC, Metuchen, New Jersey, offers the MouthWatch Intraoral Camera. The affordable intraoral camera produces high-quality images, provides seamless integration, and is simple to use with one-button operation. The camera is also lightweight at just 31 g and comes with an ergonomic handle to enable effective and pain-free use throughout the workday. A money-back guarantee and responsive lifetime customer service are also included. 877-544-4342; mouthwatch.com/intraoral-cameras.
Dental Herb Co, Lancaster, New Hampshire, makes Tooth & Gums Tonic, an antimicrobial oral rinse designed to reduce harmful bacteria and gingival inflammation. Alcohol-free and nonstaining, the rinse is designed to provide a valuable solution for periodontal treatment and maintenance. Tooth & Gums Tonic is ideal for periodontal therapy, post-procedure care, implant maintenance, and oral malodor treatment, or as an in-office preprocedural rinse. 800-747-4372; gotrulynatural.com.
EverSmile, Inglewood, California, makes EverSmile PreOp, a preprocedural mouthrinse formulated to provide maximum antiviral and antibacterial efficacy with a minimum amount of rinse time: 15 seconds. Additionally, oral health professionals and patients both understand the safety and efficacy of hydrogen peroxide, and this familiarity with the active ingredient makes PreOp an easy addition to the dental routine. EverSmile PreOp comes in mint and bubblegum flavors, to ensure that patients of all ages enjoy the rinsing experience and are able to fully comply with directions. EverSmile PreOp expands into foam while rinsing, so less product is dispensed while still achieving full coverage. For use, rinse 4 ml to 5 ml around the mouth for 15 seconds, and then spit. One dose of PreOp is 5 ml. Each 500 ml bottle treats 100 patients. 866-363-1138; eversmilewhite.com.
Clinician’s Choice, Brookfield, Connecticut, has added True Dental Dams to its lineup. These dams can be easily punched, stretched and placed, and glide smoothly through contacts while offering exceptional durability and tear-resistance. The dams’ dark blue and purple colors provide enhanced visibility and better color contrast with dentition. The introduction of True Dental Dams is part of Clinician’s Choice clinical protocol to maximize infection prevention and help control oral fluids. These medium gauge, latex or latex-free dams are designed to provide the fit, seal and isolation required for optimal clinical results. 800-265-3444; clinicianschoice.com.
Air Techniques, Hicksville, New York, has debuted a ventless vacuum series. The new Mojave Vent-Less and VacStar Vent-Less systems are described as using innovative, industry-first dental vacuum exhaust air filtration technology. These new models are ideal for high-rise buildings, offices without vents, and any practice that wants to upgrade its vacuum system. Each model has a medical-grade, ultra-low particulate air (ULPA) filter with a 99.995% retention rate, ensuring it is safe to exhaust directly into the mechanical room, according to the company. Air Techniques’ proprietary exhaust ULPA filter with diffuser guarantees maximum airflow from vacuum equipment, while also helping to eliminate biological cross contamination. These systems require a filter change once per year. 800-AIR TECH; airtechniques.com.
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. June 2021;19(6):44-45.