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May 2022 Marketplace

A listing of featured products.

crestStannous Fluoride Toothpastes

P&G Crest + Oral B, Cincinnati, offers stannous fluoride dentifrices to improve gingival health. Crest Gum Detoxify and Crest Gum and Sensitivity are designed to work against gingivitis up to 4 mm below the gumline by neutralizing plaque bacteria and binding to and blocking toxic metabolites from attaching to immune receptors—preventing a cellular inflammatory response. The result is long-lasting antibacterial gum protection after brushing. Crest Gum and Sensitivity also occludes exposed tubules to provide relief from sensitivity and  creates a layer of protection to shield exposed dentin. 800-566-7252. dentalcare.com


air techniques

Intraoral Sensor Design Aids Placement

Available in sizes 1 and 2, the new SensorX intraoral sensor from Air Techniques, Melville, New York, features rounded corners for patient comfort and ease of placement. Clinical use is further aided by the white housing that makes the sensor easy to see and position within the oral cavity; additionally, the design allows the device to be positioned closer to the tooth for sharper radiographs. Designed to offer excellent image quality, SensorX features enhanced CsI complementary metal oxide semiconductor technology that ensures fast transmission of high-resolution images. The new Air Techniques scintillator layer reduces scatter and concentrates light collection, further supporting diagnostic imaging. Direct USB connectivity and plug-and-play simplicity round out the SensorX’s offerings. 800-AIR-TECH. airtechniques.com


steri-shield

Disposable Bitewing Features Integrated Barrier

The Wingers Integrated Barrier disposable bitewing, new from Steri-Shield, Fernandina Beach, Florida, features three products in one. Unlike other sensor positioners, this product provides a sensor holder inside a comfort padded, elastic infection control barrier. According to Steri-Shield, this reduces clinical setup time to obtain a radiological image from approximately 60 seconds to five seconds, and saves the costs of purchasing three separate items. In addition, the seamless elastic barrier eliminates micro holes which may occur in the heat-sealed seams of plastic film sensor barriers. This disposable device fits all Size 2 sensor holders on the market, and each bag of 60 pieces includes a sterilizable aimer ring and bar. 800-699-7220. steri-shield.com


curaden

Simple and EffectivePower Toothbrush

Offered under the Curaprox brand, Curaden, Mesa, Arizona, announces the launch of the new Hydrosonic Easy, the latest addition to its innovative lineup of power toothbrushes. Described as uncomplicated, yet technologically advanced, the Hydrosonic Easy delivers up to 84,000 brush movements per minute via three brushing modes. Intuitive, single-button operation, droplet-shaped brush heads, and what the company characterizes as hydrodynamic action allow patients to effectively clean teeth and even reach interdental spaces. 800-919-0120. curaden.us


orapharma

Educational App for Periodontal Patients

Described as an interactive oral health educational tool, the MyPerioHealth app from OraPharma, Warminster, Pennsylvania, helps patients understand their stage and grade of periodontal disease on a single, digital platform at the point of care. The MyPerioHealth app represents an additional resource for dental professionals when using staging and grading guidelines established by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP). It is designed to encourage dialogue and support interactive assessment in a patient-friendly, portable manner. By responding to a series of short questions, patients and providers can obtain a wealth of information regarding periodontal health status. The MyPerioHealth app complements manual staging and grading by streamlining data collection and automating calculations, per the AAP guidelines. Intended for use on a tablet or cell phone, the app is available on both iOS and Android platforms. 866-273-7846. myperiohealth.com


premier

Four-In-One Hygiene System Introduced

Introduced by Premier Dental, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, izzo is an innovative, direct-to-consumer initiative designed to optimize self-care. Described as a four-in-one system that elevates the typical toothbrush approach, izzo features a three-speed oscillating toothbrush as the centerpiece of a polishing system that includes an interchangeable polishing cup, as well as a scaler to remove debris and plaque from hard-to-reach areas. The system also comes with a sanitizer case designed to kill pathogens that can linger on the brush head between uses. 888-670-6100. izzosmile.com


directa

Prophy Paste Features Hydroxyapatite

The ProphyCare lineup by Directa, Newtown, Connecticut, has expanded with the addition of ProphyPaste HAp. Designed for effective stain removal and gentle final polishing, the mint-flavored formula’s unique composition includes hydroxyapatite to effectively block open dentinal tubules, providing a barrier for instant relief from hypersensitivity. In addition, the cleaning power of this one-step paste transitions to gentle polishing as its particle size is fragmented during prophylaxis, which saves chairtime. Featuring a smooth and creamy texture, the product reportedly will not liquefy or separate, and is easy to rinse off. 800-537-8765. directausa.com


design for visions

Clinical Eyewear Collaboration

Through a joint effort with Ziena Eyewear, Designs for Vision, Bohemia, New York, has debuted Aerosol Protection Loupes. This collaboration was initiated at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic when Designs for Vision was contacted by clinicians who wanted to incorporate protection from aerosols into their loupe setups. A surgeon from the United Kingdom suggested Moisture Chamber Glasses, which utilize a seal around the eye to aid dry eye syndrome. Designs for Vision contacted the manufacturer, Ziena Eyewear, and the partnership resulted in loupes featuring 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 Aerosol Protection Loupes are offered in 2.5x, 3.0x, and 3.5x magnifications, and will accommodate most prescriptions. The stylish frames are available in black or tortoise shell, and accept both wireless and wired headlights. 800-345-4009. designsforvision.com


star aligners

Orthodontic Clear Aligner Solutions

StarAligners, Burlington, Vermont, offers orthodontic solutions for treating mild to moderate aligner cases with its StarAlignersPro. The system is designed for patients who may need a post-treatment tune-up through a lineup that includes 3D Customized Smile Summary, Aligner Kits, Whitening Foam, and Star Essix Retainers. StarAlignersPro is said to give clinicians more control and flexibility in treatment planning via its Star Portal case management system. Offering sustained force for predictable tooth movement, StarAlignersPro differs from the competition with custom, clear aligners made of Zendura FLX, which StarAligners claims is the clearest aligner material available. 877-425-4468. staraligners.com


burst

Toothbrush For Kids

BURST Oral Care, Walnut, California, has launched the BURST kids Sonic Toothbrush. The toothbrush features a 2-minute timer that pauses every 30 seconds to indicate it is time to brush the next quadrant, and features standard or sensitive brushing modes. The small, ergonomically designed soft-touch silicone handle provides a sure grip and easier manipulation of the brush for children developing fine motor skills. Featuring a pediatric-sized brush head and soft-charcoal, tapered bristles, the BURSTkids Sonic Toothbrush is suited for those with primary teeth to mixed dentition (ranging from 2-year-olds to preteens). Kids will appreciate the vibrant color choices of purple, pink, or blue. burstoralcare.com


crest

Toothpastes and Mouthrinse Without Artificial Ingredients

Colgate, New York, offers the Colgate Zero product lineup. Formulated without artificial flavors, sweeteners, or coloring, the line includes Colgate Zero peppermint toothpaste, which has a microfoaming formula that provides a deep clean and caries protection, while also strengthening enamel. The Colgate Zero for Kids 2–6 Years toothpaste holds the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance and has a kid-friendly natural strawberry flavor. Younger children will enjoy Colgate Zero for Kids 3–24 Months, which has a baby-friendly, natural mild fruit flavor and is safe if swallowed. Designed to kill 99% of oral bacteria, Colgate Zero Mouthwash Fresh Breath is alcohol-free and has a natural, cooling peppermint flavor. Finally, the Colgate Zero for Kids Manual Toothbrush is free of bisphosphonate-A and is suitable for children ages 2 and older. 800-468-6502. colgate.com/en-us

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. May 2022; 20(5)44-45.

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