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March 2016 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.


Oravital Inc, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is pleased to announce the Biofilm DNA® oral microbial salivary test, a highly sensitive DNA test that detects both the presence and thresholds of specific pathogens via the collection of salivary, subgingival, and tongue biofilm samples. The biofilm analysis provides the dental professional with a detailed, multipanel, whole-mouth picture of the patient’s oral health. The test is a complement to the BiofilmGS® test, which uses site-specific Gram stain analysis to determine the exact type and location of oral infection. (800) 909-6468;


Vista Dental Products, Racine, Wisconsin, offers the Pocket Probe™, designed to improve access to hard-to-reach interdental and periodontal spaces. The flexible, two-piece tip is made from soft plastic that is gentle on the gingiva. Featuring a closed-end design, the tip has three side-vented irrigation ports to provide irrigation in difficult-to-access spaces. The tip is ideal for at-home use to help patients improve their self-care regimens. (877) 418-4782;


Plaque HD, Joliet, Illinois, has launched its Plaque HD Plaque-Identifying Toothpaste with teal disclosing agents to identify plaque buildup on teeth. Created by dental professionals, the toothpaste incorporates Targetol™ technology. This innovative product contains plant-based teal disclosing agents to color any plaque missed, so users know to continue brushing until all plaque has been removed. Plaque HD is ideal for children, pregnant women, patients with orthodontic appliances, individuals who consume high-sugar diets, and athletes
who drink energy/ sports beverages. (800) 401-1214;


Bonfit America Inc, Culver City, California, makes Steripod, a clip-on protector that fits any standard or power toothbrush. Each Steripod contains the antimicrobial thymol and a patented design to help keep toothbrushes fresh and clean for up to 3 months. The protector may help to reduce the risk of contamination from airborne particles. Specially designed so air circulates freely around the toothbrush so it can dry naturally, Steripod is available in a variety of bright colors. (800) 526-6348;


Stoma Dental, St. Louis, has introduced the new DOVE® Backflow Prevention SE Valve—a one-way valve that virtually eliminates backflow cross-contamination risk between patients. Exposure to backflow, which is caused by greater negative pressure in the patient’s mouth than in the saliva evacuator tubing, raises the risk of serious health consequences. The new SE valve only allows for one-way flow or suction, as an internal flap prevents any opportunity for backflow. The DOVE Backflow Prevention SE Valve is simple to operate. An easy switch activation operates the opening and closing mechanism. At the end of each procedure, the valve can be pulled off of the vacuum line and discarded. (855) 800-DOVE;


Steri-Shield, Las Vegas, has launched the Beam, a competitively priced, portable, high-capacity LED curing light. Powered by a lithium ion battery, the light features three easy-to-program curing modes with independent time-setting selections in 5-second to 40-second increments. An enhanced optical condenser light guide transmits blue light wavelength between 420 nm and 480 nm at 1,200 mw/cm2 to 2,000 mw/cm2 light intensity (according to selected mode). Suitable for all curing composites, the light provides up to 80 30-second cure cycles between charges with auto shut-off and low-battery alarm. (800) 699-7220;

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. March 2016;14(03):68.

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