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Product Guide 7

A listing of featured products.

LOUPES

OptiVision Industries (OVI), West Boylston, Mass, offers lightweight and ergonomic loupes, featuring large width of field, flip up design, and dual action hinges. OVI loupes are also easy to adjust and come standard on a lightweight titanium frame. OVI offers a 30-day trial period on all loupes. 877-OVI-LOUP; www.oviloupes.com

LED LIGHT SOURCE

PeriOptix Inc, Mission Viejo, Calif, offers the PeriStar™ LED light source, which uses a patented Hybrid™ reflector and lens technology to increase the brightness of the portable light. Attachable to any loupe system and Freedom™ headband, the PeriStar uses inexpensive lithium ion cells that can be quickly and easily recharged. (888) 360-0033; www.perioptix.com

CARIES DETECTION DEVICE

neks Technologies Inc, Montreal, introduces D-Carie mini™, a new pen-sized device designed to make the process of locating and diagnosing caries simple, fast, and accurate. It is a lightweight, cordless device that uses fiber optic technology and light emitting diodes (LEDs) to accurately detect both occlusal and interproximal caries. (866) 877-6357; www.neks.com

MINOCYCLINE HYDROCHLORIDE MICROSPHERES

OraPharma Inc, Warminster, Pa, offers ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) 1 mg microspheres to treat periodontal disease. The ARESTIN microspheres are placed into periodontal pockets to which they adhere and then deliver therapeutic drug concentrations for up to 14 days after administration. ARESTIN is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing procedures for the reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. ARESTIN can be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program, which includes good oral hygiene and scaling and root planing. (888) 273-7846; www.arestin.com

PATIENT EDUCATION DVD

Patterson Dental, St Paul, Minn, announces the new CAESY DVD 2007, the latest version in the patient education DVD series by CAESY Education Systems. The DVD offers newly designed and reorganized menus; more extensive links; and presentations with more modern-looking graphics and new video footage, narration, and content. The DVD contains 20 new and 46 updated presentations. (800) 691-1980; www.caesy.com

FLOSS

Johnson & Johnson Oral Health Products, Skillman, NJ, introduces REACH® CLEANPASTE™ Floss, which is infused with the CLEANPASTE formula. The product is designed to glide easily, be shred resistant, and leave no messy toothpaste residue. REACH CLEANPASTE Floss is available at leading dental distributors in regular and tight teeth varieties. (800) 224-6513; www.cleanpaste.com

ORAL RINSE

The Natural Dentist Inc, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, makes the Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Daily Oral Rinse, a natural mouthrinse designed to kill bacteria and reduce gingival bleeding. The rinse contains a blend of naturally occurring antimicrobial agents and botanicals to soothe swollen and sore gums. It contains no alcohol, chemicals, artificial sweeteners, dyes, or preservatives. (800) 615-6895; www.thenaturaldentist.com

UNIT DOSE SEALANT

Pulpdent Corp, Watertown, Mass, is now offering its Embrace™ WetBond™ Pit and Fissure Sealant in unit dose packaging, called Embrace Sealettes. The Embrace sealant bonds chemically and microchemically to the moist tooth, integrating with the tooth structure to create a strong, margin-free bond. Embrace Sealettes are pipettes containing 0.2 ml of the sealant, an amount sufficient to seal four teeth. The user snips off the narrow end of the pipette and gently squeezes the bulb to dispense the sealant. (800) 343-4342; www.pulpdent.com

From Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. December 2006;4(12): 30, 32.

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