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Product Guide 5

A listing of featured products.

LIGHT SYSTEM

SheerVision Inc, Rolling Hills, Calif, introduces the new FireFly LED Portable Light System, which provides powerful, long-lasting illumination with unrestricted mobility. The FireFly is lightweight and features a high, center-focused beam. The system comes with two 5-hour batteries and a 90 minute rapid charger. The LED light produces a 2,400 foot candle beam in a pure white color. (877) 678-4274; www.sheervision.com

SALIVA ABSORBENTS

Microcopy, Kennesaw, Ga, provides NEODRYS™, saliva absorbents designed to keep the parotid gland in check for more than 15 minutes. New Comfort Edge™ technology contains poly backing that protects the cheek. NEODRYS is available in two sizes: large (blue) and small (yellow). (800) 235-1863; www.neodrys.com

HAND INSTRUMENT

PDT Inc, Missoula, Mont, makes the Montana Jack™ RIGID designed to adapt like PDT’s original Montana Jack but with extra rigidity for removing very tenacious calculus without increasing the actual width of the blade. The Montana Jack RIGID can also be used with cements and overhangs. (800) 240-9895; www.pdtdental.com

COLD SORE TREATMENT

Quantum Inc, Eugene, Ore, provides Lip Clear Lysine+, an all natural ointment that helps eliminate cold sores quickly. The cream is designed to eliminate cold sores in 4 days. (800) 448-1448; www.quantumhealth.com

NEW DENTIFRICE

Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, announces its new dentifrice—Crest PRO-HEALTH™ Toothpaste. The dentifrice uses a proprietary technology called the Polyfluorite System™, a combination of stabilized stannous fluoride (0.454%) and sodium hexametaphosphate, a whitening and antitartar agent. The stannous fluoride helps kill and inhibit bacteria and the sodium hexametaphosphate polishes away extrinsic stains and protects against new ones. PRO-HEALTH has received the American Dental Association seal of acceptance for cavity protection, sensitivity, tartar/calculus, whitening, breath, gingivitis, and plaque benefits. (800) 543-2577; www.dentalcare.com

ENZYMATIC TABLETS

Mydent International, Hauppauge, NY, makes DEFEND Enzymatic Tablets, designed for the presoaking of instruments and as an evacuation system cleaner. The tablets dissolve in 45-60 seconds and are nontoxic, noncorrosive, and biodegradable. (800) 275-0020; www.defend.com

IMPLANT INSTRUMENTS

AIT Dental Inc, Beverly Hills, Calif, offers Implant-Prophy+® instruments designed for use on implants. The instruments are resharpenable, autoclavable, and available in Gracey 5/6, 11/12, 13/14, and Columbia 13/14. Implant-Prophy+ instruments will not scratch any abutment system and can also be used on root sensitive areas, composites, and veneers. (800) 876-4620; www.aitdental.com

NEW VERSION OF PRACTICE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Patterson Dental Supply Inc, St Paul, Minn, announces the release of Patterson EagleSoft Version 13.00, the latest version of the clinical and practice management software offering new features designed to ensure optimal efficiency. In response to feedback from current users, the new version provides time-saving tools to assist practitioners with each patient visit, from check-in to walkout. (800) 294-8504; www.pattersondental.com

HYPERSENSITIVITY TREATMENT

Sultan Healthcare, Engelwood, NJ, introduces DuraShield®, a 5% sodium fluoride varnish. Intended for use as a desensitizing agent to relieve hypersensitivity on areas of teeth where dentin or cementum is exposed. The formula sets on contact with saliva and remains on contact for up to 8 hours. DuraShield provides fluoride uptake with minimal food or drink restrictions after application and very little fluoride is ingested during application. (800) 637-8582; www.sultanhealthcare.com

CURET SERIES

PDT Inc, Missoula, Mont, introduces the O’Hehir New Millennium™ series of curets. The series includes a curet with a 310° degree bilateral cutting edge to effectively remove deposits with any motion, push, or pull, side-to-side or diagonally. The series comes with a customer satisfaction guarantee. (800) 240-9895; www.pdtdental.com

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. December 2006;4(12): 24, 26, 28.

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