Voco Dental, Indian Land, South Carolina , offers Profluorid Varnish, which has a thin, smooth, and pleasant consistency, and comes in five great flavors: melon, caramel, cherry, mint, and bubblegum. Caramel is the most popular and many users say it tastes like cake batter. Additionally, Profluorid Varnish has a high fluoride content of 5%, or 22,600 ppm, and high immediate fluoride release, which not only serves to deliver protective power to the tooth structure, but immediately reduces sensitivity. This is particularly important as the average requirement for patients to leave fluoride varnish on the teeth is 4 hours to 6 hours, and many remove it before this window. The high fluoride release increases the overall effectiveness of the treatment by immediately treating the tooth with an optimal dose of fluoride. 888-658-2584. voco.dental
Pac-Dent, Brea, California, offers 25K and 30K magnetostrictive ultrasonic universal insert tips. Compatible with all magnetostrictive handpieces, the new inserts were designed to enhance workflows and clinical efficiency with the company’s South East Instruments Autoscaler. Made in the United States, the Autoscaler is available in 25K and 30K models, and features a detachable handpiece assembly and precise water control. Clinicians will appreciate the new universal inserts’ base flow water delivery and nonslip grip that helps optimize tactile sensitivity during ultrasonic treatment. 909-839-0888. pac-dent.com
In 2022, Solmetex, Northborough, Massachusetts, introduced the NXT DryVac Tankless Vacuum, which is designed to provide superior operational performance with low acquisition costs and virtually no maintenance, all in a compact footprint for easy installation. The NXT DryVac’s modular construction is a tankless central suction system that is 100% water free, with an integrated air/water separation system. The economical NXT DryVac is a cost-effective solution. 877-207-1551. solmetex.com
Made in the United States by Preventech, Pivot Disposable Prophy Angles have been a fixture in dental hygiene operatories for more than 25 years. Dental hygienists have counted on Pivot’s “runs like metal” performance to run smoothly, quietly, and get through the prophy every time. Pivot’s nonlatex cups are designed to be softer, more elastic, and more like natural rubber. The cup reaches deeply interproximally and splays into the sulcus easier, allowing for a more complete cleaning and polishing.Preventech offers eight varieties of Pivot Disposable Prophy Angles Cups. Pivot is available in soft and firm nonlatex cups, tapered brushes, right and contra styles, and the Pivot Plus Spiral Cup DPAs with external edges that make polishing adjacent teeth and interproximal areas much easier. 800-474-8681. preventech.com
From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. November/December 2022;20(11)46.