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May 2018 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

Silver Diamine Fluoride

SDI (North America) Inc, Bayswater, Australia, has received United States Food and Drug Administration registration approval to market its Riva Star silver diamine fluoride (SDF) desensitizer in the US. With SDF and potassium iodide (KI) as the key ingredients, Riva Star is designed to immediately relieve dentinal hypersensitivity. The product’s two-step patented procedure minimizes the risk of tooth staining. The KI solution is applied over the SDF, forming a silver iodine precipitate, which does not stain teeth. Riva Star is also designed to increase bond strengths of glass ionomer cements. It is available through all major dental distributors. 800-228-5166; sdi.com.au.

Comfortable Seating

The Brewer Company, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, introduces two new saddle stool designs to its 135 Series to improve operator comfort and productivity. The stools feature 360° Dynamic Motion technology to allow for freedom of movement that is said to engage core muscles and helps to strengthen back muscles over time to reduce pain and fatigue. The 135 Amazone Series has a narrower seat (13 inches wide) and is available in low or standard cylinder heights. The 135 Jumper Series includes a standard-sized seat and standard to high cylinder heights. Both include ultra-cushion comfort and a control ring just below the seat for adjusting seat height and the level of dynamic motion. 800-558-8934; brewercompany.com.

Activated Charcoal Whitening Toothpaste

The Natural Dentist, Madison, New Jersey, has introduced Charcoal Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste. Made with purified, activated charcoal from coconut husks, therapeutic herbs, and botanicals, this product provides a pleasing cocomint flavor and powerful breath-freshening and tooth-whitening properties. The toothpaste clings to the film on the teeth’s surfaces, allowing the patient to safely remove stains and plaque by using a toothbrush. The Natural Dentist Charcoal Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste does not contain harsh ingredients that can irritate the mouth, such as artificial sweeteners, flavors, or dyes. 888-317-4402; bleedinggums.com.

Examination Gloves

Hourglass International, Benicia, California, offers HandPRO Scion700 Nitrile Exam Gloves. These powder-free, low dermatitis potential gloves are created from the latest patented LOW DERMA accelerator-free nitrile technology to deliver improved stretch and chemical permeation resistance, excellent tactile sensitivity and softness, and reduced risk of glove-related allergic contact dermatitis. HandPRO Scion700 Nitrile Exam Gloves are not made with natural rubber latex and feature textured fingertips for enhanced tactile sensitivity. They are available in sizes extra small, small, medium, large, and extra large. 800-277-0994; hourglass-intl.com.

Dentrifice For Tooth Sensitivity

GSK, Warren, New Jersey, offers Sensodyne Rapid Relief nationwide. This dentifrice helps provide relief from tooth sensitivity in a short time with twice daily brushing. Its formulation with stannous fluoride is designed to create a protective barrier over a patient’s sensitive areas of teeth to keep outside triggers, such as hot or cold food and drinks, from reaching exposed dentin tubules. Sensodyne Rapid Relief is available in mint and Extra Fresh flavors. 888-825-5249; gsk.com.

Hypersensitivity Mouthrinse

Johnson & Johnson, New Brunswick, New Jersey, has released its newest mouthrinse, Listerine Sensitivity. Formulated with patented Crystal Block Technology that delivers daily repair of damage by creating a powerful barrier for continuous sensitivity protection, Listerine Sensitivity is designed to reach virtually all of a pa – tient’s sensitive areas. The mouthrinse blocks open tu – bules by depositing stable crystals on the surface of the dentin and deep inside the tubules. 888-222-0182; listerine.com.

Prophy Angles

Water Pik Inc, Fort Collins, Colorado, is the maker of the Waterpik® Gel-Grip® Prophy Angle with soft grips for comfort and control. The soft, latex-free dynamo green cup is a unique reverse helix rib design to reduce splatter and efficiently remove stains. The soft cup makes contoured cleaning easy and maximizes patient comfort. 800-525-2020; professional.waterpik.com.

Cordless Handpiece

Prophy Magic, Las Vegas, makes the Prophy Magic Freestyle Cordless Handpiece. Designed to offer a smooth start, the handpiece allows for easy loading and prophy paste control. The Prophy Magic Freestyle Cordless Handpiece is said to produce little noise and is intended to reduce patient stress. The full system comes with the handpiece, an internal rechargeable battery, two nose cones, a push button rheostat, 100 disposable sleeves, and a charging base. 866-546-2442; prophymagic.com.

New Surface Disinfectant Products

Hu-Friedy, Chicago, has launched the AdvantaClear Surface Disinfectant product line. These surface disinfectant products are available as wipes, liquid, or spray. Hu-Friedy asserts that AdvantaClear offers a 1-minute kill time for 30 of the most common pathogens, including human immunodeficiency virus-1, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, influenza A virus, Salmonella enterica, extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli, and other pathogens, in addition to a 2-minute kill time for tuberculosis. A ready-to-use, intermediate level disinfectant designed to clean and disinfect surfaces with a low-alcohol formula that will not affix blood or debris to surfaces, AdvantaClean is designed to be compatible with a wide range of surfaces such as acrylic, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, chrome, plastics, and more. 800-483-7433; hu-friedy.com.

Saddle Chair

Orascoptic, Middleton, Wisconsin, provides clinicians with BodyGuard Pro™ Saddle Chair. Designed for comfort and the best ergonomic sitting conditions, this saddle stool offers adjustable settings, a multi-angle pelvic position, and improved balance points to help reduce strain. With a small and anatomically contoured seat, the chair provides a custom fit for the user and close positioning to the patient. 800-369-3698, ext. 1; orascoptic.com.

Pediatric Dental Products

Sunstar’s, Schaumburg, Illinois, Butler Monsterz chairside line of products is designed to make dental appointments fun, easy, and memorable for pediatric patients. Under the Monsterz theme, these chairside products—prophy angles, prophy pastes, and fluoride varnish—deliver a continuity of fun dental hygiene that extends from the dental chair to selfcare using GUM Monsterz kids toothbrushes. Monsterz prophy angles are designed with a slimmer housing to allow for better access in smaller mouths. They come in four fun colors and feature a low profile, soft ribbed cup. 800-528-8537; sunstar.com.


From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. May 2018;16(5):58-59.

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