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Aug. 1, 2002
CAESY Education Systems, Inc., announces its new patient-education solution, Enterprise Plus. The manufacturer describes it as a cost-saving, all-inclusive patient-education solution that boosts case acceptance.

CAESY Education Systems debuts Enterprise Plus

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CAESY Education Systems, Inc., announces its new patient-education solution, Enterprise Plus. The manufacturer describes it as a cost-saving, all-inclusive patient-education solution that boosts case acceptance.

It distributes patient education in the reception area, operatories, and consultation room as well as following up with the patient at home.

Enterprise Plus combines CAESY Enterprise - the first network-based patient-education program - with Internet Communication Suite - CAESY's online patient-education and communication package that augments dentists' Web sites.

It provides patient-education content in digital, printed, online, and email formats that helps patients make informed treatment decisions. In-office digital presentations, take-home printed material, e-mailable patient-specific presentations, and searchable Web site content can have a positive impact on your case acceptance.

For more information, visit www.caesy.com.

Metrex announces new benefits of CaviCide.

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CaviCide surface disinfectant and decontaminant cleaner is now effective against both hepatitis B virus (HBV) and tuberculosis (TB).

CaviCide is a 3-in-1 product - cleaner, decontaminant, and disinfectant. It has a fast kill time - effective against HBV in three minutes. It is bactericidal (including MRSA and VRE), fungicidal and virucidal (including HIV-1 and herpes simplex virus Types 1 and 2) in three minutes and tuberculocidal in 10 minutes. CaviCide is an all-purpose cleaning and disinfection product that is perfect for any critical-care area.

CaviCide is safe to use on all non-porous surfaces and fixtures including plastics, stainless steel, chrome, glass, PlexiglasRegistered, and painted surfaces. Available in six convenient sizes - 2-oz. spray, 8-oz. spray, 24-oz. spray, 1 gallon, 2.5 gallons, and 55 gallons.

For more information, call (800) 841-1428, visit www.metrex.com, or email at [email protected] for a brochure.

Optional feature increases ergonomic efficiency

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DentalEZ announces the availability of the Air Glide feature, an optional component for its DentalEZ chair line. The feature was developed to further increase comfort and efficiency. The Air Glide, which is essentially an air pillow that supports the rear of the chair base, can be easily integrated to function on the J-Chair®, the V-Chair™ and the aXcs®Chair. The feature allows for free and easy floor positioning in favor of optimal ergonomic comfort for the dentist and the patient.

The doctor- and patient-friendly option creates an ergonomically sound, hygienic, and organized work environment with the ability to raise the chair off the floor and facilitate operatory conversion from left to right. The Air Glide allows for versatile floor positioning, which, among other things, provides optimal access for handicapped patients.

For more information, visit www.dentalez.com or call (866) 383-4636.

Anti-snoring device and marketing system

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Keller Laboratories, Inc. introduces the Crystal Clear®anti-snoring device (ASD) marketing system to help educate patients about the nonsurgical solution to snoring that is available from their dentist.

The Crystal Clear ASD marketing system contains the tools for the doctor and team to effectively market the Crystal Clear ASD to their patients. The system includes patient brochures designed for the reception area with information about the causes of snoring and the Crystal Clear ASD solution, and four personalized posters designed to prompt patients to ask about treatment. The system also includes a sample of the device so the patient will know what to expect. Finally, the system contains prescription forms and a case box for the convenience of the doctor's office.

It is made from the same premium material as Keller's exclusive Crystal Clear Soft bite splint, proven to be very comfortable and have a high level of patient acceptance.

For more information, call (866) 535-5371 or visit www.kellerlab.com.

Easy yet comprehensive Web-based software

Ciraden, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive business services and technology solutions to dental practices throughout the United States, has brought to market the first truly comprehensive practice-management software over the Web for the dental industry - Ciraden.

The state-of-the-art application includes a vast array of features and functions generally not found in leading desktop solutions. The Web-based Ciraden system was designed to manage virtually every aspect of the dentist's professional life enabling not only the effective management of each patient transaction, but also providing cost-effective purchasing of supplies and services necessary to manage a dental practice.

Ciraden extends its functionality beyond the basic practice-management software by offering dentists online appointment scheduling, finance and accounting, insurance, purchasing, marketing, pharmacy, and human-resource management. Additionally, the Ciraden system allows for quick and simple sharing of information across multiple office locations.

For more information, visit www.ciraden.com or call (888) 247-2336.

Bell Dental unveils electronic endo handpiece.

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Sensitive and powerful, the ENDOBELL™ TC dental system lets you perform root canals with speed and efficiency so you can see more patients. Precision torque control minimizes the risk of file damage - and fewer problems mean happier patients.

Nine programmable settings let you customize the set-up to match your preferences and treatment system.

Features include the latest, lightweight electric motor technology for smooth, quiet operation. It automatically reverses upon reaching its torque limit setting, accomplished through programmable settings for torque, speed, and handpiece ratio.

The ENDOBELL accommodates all ISO standard E-type contra-angles, offers an optional autoclavable design, and comes with a two-year warranty.

For more information, call (303) 292-2137 or visit www.belldental.com.

Fourth-generation precision apex locator

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DentCorp.™ Research and Development company introduces the Bingo-1020, a portable, microprocessor-controlled apex locator engineered for precise measurments during root canal treatment.

The Bingo-1020 can measure with proven precision to 0.1 mm under both wet and dry conditions. This portable unit provides a large graphic display of where the endo file is located in real time, as well as other essential information.

Features include the Root Wizard tracking algorithm, the Root Zoom, Virtual Apex predetermined point, a built-in tutor mode, and self-test. The Bingo-1020 is fully automatic, and can also detect perforations.

The Bingo-1020 operates on a rechargeable battery, weighs just 10 oz., and is compact. The large, easy-to-read LCD measures 3 1/4" by 2".

To order or for more information, call your dental dealer, or Dent Corp. at (800) 454-9244, email at [email protected], or visit www.dentcorp.com.

Web sites with virtual office tours

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Dental WebSmith, Inc. is now offering iPIX virtual office tours with their Web sites. This revolutionary technology allows patients to tour your dental office from the comfort of their own homes. By using the same technology used by hotels and automobile manufacturers, patients can actually take 360-degree tours of your office. Patients can visit your waiting area, treatment rooms, and sterilization area.

A virtual tour in conjunction with a detailed Web site allows new patients to become familiar with you, your staff, and your office before they ever walk through the door. This helps reduce their apprehension and anxiety.

Auto-play CDs can be created with the virtual office tour including a link to your Web site. These can be mailed to new patients or new residents in your area.

For additional information, call (800) 606-6422 or visit www.dentalwebsmith.com.

Ergonomically designed operatory package

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Dentech Corporation is offering the Advance Operatory Surround Mount Package, an ergonomically designed operatory that includes the ECO 19 patient chair, Advance unit, doctor's stool, assistant's stool, unit-mount light, and light post with surround mount. This package offers a flexible, easily adaptable operatory.

The unit improves productivity by reducing hand and eye fatigue. It can be configured in a wide variety of ways, and features an accessory socket for easy mounting of electronic devices, autoclavable quick-disconnect HVE and SE, three-handpiece automatic control (expandable to four), and a balanced arm with air brake.

The Dentech ECO 19 chair offers superior patient comfort while allowing the dental team easy access from all directions. It features a contoured backrest that has compensated tilt and movable left and right armrests for ease of access and optimum patient comfort.

The Advance Operatory Surround Mount Package will sell at approximately $10,000 and will the include Inner Circle®training for the practice (retail value $995). The program offers increased productivity, and lowers risk of work-related stress, fatigue, and injury. It includes printed materials, on-site training, and access to a password-protected Web site with more information and special offers.

For an additional fee, the Halo™ Ambient Light can be added to the package. The Halo bathes the operatory in bright, nearly glare-free, color-corrected light that eliminates eye strain - the most common cause of fatigue.

The Advance Operatory Surround Mount Package is sold through full-service dealers. All products carry a five-year manufacturer's warranty.

For more information or for a dealer near you, call (800) 826-5004 or visit www.dentechcorp.com.

Discus introduces cordless LED curing light

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For the first time ever, you can have the power of a halogen curing light in a cordless, compact package with Flash-lite™, Discus Dental's new pocket-sized LED curing light.

Weighing only 4.2 oz, Flash-lite sells for a fraction of the price of competitive LED curing lights. It uses an optimally efficient wavelength to deliver quick polymerization of composites.

Unlike halogen units, Flash-lite produces virtually no heat, and there are no expensive bulbs to change. LEDs have thousands of hours of runtime. Flash-lite is powerful, yet easy to use and simple. It uses a one-touch operation for on/off as well as an audible indicator for curing times. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, it provides over 300 ten-second cures on a single charge, and delivers output comparable to the leading corded models. A built-in microprocessor monitors battery life, LED temperature, and system functionality. Quantities are limited. MSRP is $295.

For more information or to order, call (800) 422-9448.

Ease-of-use reigns supreme

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A new dental digital camera from Eastman Kodak Company combines state-of-the-art technology with innovative image capture tools, making it easier than ever to integrate digital photography into your practice.

The Kodak DX4900 Dental Digital Camera Kit, featuring the Kodak EasyShare Camera Dock, is designed to provide dentists with an easy, cost-effective way to create high-quality prints of dental images, including clinical views of teeth as well as patient portraits.

This camera can produce quality digital prints in only a few simple steps. Paired with Kodak DMI inkjet paper for dental imaging, even novices can quickly produce eye-catching prints that conform to accredited standards for case documentation.

The DX4900 features a compact 4.0 megapixel resolution with 6X zoom. Sophisticated color-management software produces excellent rendition of tooth and gum color. The EasyShare Camera Dock automates uploading images to workstations, and it recharges the batteries.

To make producing quality dental prints simple and easy, the kit includes innovative features such as a distance guide and positioning grid that eliminates the guesswork during shot set-up, the Kodak Dental Close-up Lens - a customized macro lens permitting close-up views of patients' teeth, and an easy-to-follow how-to guide.

The kit includes Kodak picture software for editing, managing, and sharing images, rechargeable batteries, USB and video-out cables, and two removable CompactFlash memory cards. It comes with a one-year professional warranty that includes advance unit replacement.

For more information, call (800) 933-8031 or visit www.kodak.com/go/dental.

New book challenges dentists to tune in to patients

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A dentist refers to a patient as "the root canal in room three." Another patient is told she needs a filling, which is done right on the spot - making her feel like she's being shoved through a fast-food drive-through. A third patient doesn't even meet the dentist until the last three minutes of his appointment.

What's wrong with these dental practices? Everything, says Dr. Barry Polansky, a Cherry Hill, N.J., dentist and author of The Art of the Examination: Why Patient Care Goes Beyond Clinical Correctness (Private Practice Publications, 2002).

Dentists often get a bad rap - and sometimes it's well deserved, says Polansky. By creating an optimal customer experience, however, the business owner demonstrates that his service is of high value - and the customer is more likely to return.

Dentists, however, are rarely taught such skills in dental school. Polansky's book can educate dentists, dental students, and office managers on how to run a happier, more successful practice and improve the bottom line.

The Art of the Examination sells for $79.95. To order, call (800) 453-9891 or fax at (800) 282-7358.

Virtual try-in feature enhances communications

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X-Rite, Inc., world leader in optical color measurement technology, announces the latest enhancement to the ShadeVision™ System, the "Virtual Try-In Feature," which allows the lab technician to virtually test the shade of the restoration before it is sent back to the dentist. The new feature allows the lab technician to electronically compare the restoration side-by-side with the original work. As a result, the chances for complete shade accuracy increase significantly, improving the likelihood of a satisfied dentist and patient.

Virtually measuring the accuracy of the shade match allows the lab technician to address and correct any concerns with the restoration before it is sent back to the dentist. This leads to an increase in productivity, a reduction in the number of remakes, and minimized patient visits. Additionally, the shade information can be electronically sent to the dentist for review and approval before the actual restoration is delivered.

For more information, visit www.shadevision.com or call (866) 617-4233.

High-quality imaging at an affordable price

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Video Dental Concepts is proud to introduce a unique concept to dental imaging technology - quality and affordability.

OraCam is a "pen-type" intraoral camera that is very easy to use. The compact, elegant, and ergonomically designed handpiece offers high-quality images with natural colors and onboard memory for storing images. An automatic on/off feature is built into the OraCam cradle and is activated simply by removing the handpiece from its holder.

OraCam offers a two-step thumb slide, which is located on the camera handpiece, to adjust the focal length for both full-face and posterior molar views.

The motion stabilizer actually can make an average picture look great. OraCam's anti-fog lens is illuminated by four superior white-light, high-luminance LEDs.

OraCam's price is unbeatable. At just $2,995, this is the best value in the industry! You can buy two OraCams for the price you'd pay for one of the others. An optional wireless transmitter and receiver package makes the camera completely portable for $195.

To place an order or find out more, call (800) 323-2690, email at [email protected] or visit www.videodental.com.

VibraJect reduces injection pain

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VibraJect, LLC, announces VibraJect, an analgesic syringe clip for dental injections. Patented and designed by oral surgeon Dr. Norman Pokras, VibraJect reduces pain associated with injections - especially palatal, mandibular block, intraligamentary, and those above the front teeth.

VibraJect is a small, easy-to-use attachment that snaps onto conventional dental syringes and vibrates the needle at high frequency. It does not require new injection techniques. The product requires two 1.5 volt batteries and can be turned on and off with a twist of the motor. There are no disposable accessories and no topical is needed, so injections can be administered more quickly.

VibraJect is based on the Gate Control Theory of Nerve Function which suggests that nerve endings sense vibrations first and then cannot transmit feelings of pain.

VibraJect is $199 which includes one motor cartridge, three autoclavable clips, and four replacement batteries.

For more information, call (800) 574-7544 or visit www.vibraject.com.

New findings compare effectiveness

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Listerine®Antiseptic Mouthrinse is the only leading, clinically proven, nonprescription mouthrinse widely established as an adjunct to mechanical oral-hygiene procedures for plaque and gingivitis control. Data from two six-month clinical trials comparing the effectiveness of rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash to daily flossing in fighting plaque and gingivitis were presented recently at a dental research meeting (IADR). The two studies showed that the antimicrobial action of Listerine is at least as good as flossing in improving gingival health and plaque reduction, especially in hard-to-reach areas of the mouth. These findings support the fact that rinsing with Listerine after toothbrushing benchmarks with the gold standard of flossing in controlling interproximal plaque and gingivitis.

The findings do not mean that flossing should be replaced with rinsing. Dentists and hygienists should talk to their patients about what is best for their oral healthcare routine, and devise strategies to target difficult-to-reach areas that are susceptible to plaque accumulation and gingivitis such as interproximal areas.

Interproximal plaque accumulation was reduced by 37.5 percent and 20 percent, respectively, in patients who rinsed twice a day with Listerine. In comparison, those patients who flossed daily showed a 2.1 percent and 3.4 percent reduction in interproximal plaque accumulation.

For more information, call Pfizer at (800) 223-0182.

New perio chip placement pliers

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The non-serrated Crystalmark-Poore perio chip placement pliers provide proper angles for chip placement, notably on posterior mesials and distals, while holding it in a closed resting position until released.

The "S" pliers are angled the same as standard cotton pliers while the "A" pliers are altered 90 degrees for easy posterior mesial and distal access. Both pliers require gentle pressure for release.

For more information, call (800) 950-2206.

New improved Green Team panoramic film

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Flow's Green Team panoramic film has been improved to provide even sharper images. The spectral sensitivity of the film has been enhanced by using a wider-area silver halide crystal formulation.

When used with green-emitting, rare-earth intensifying screens, Green Team film will yield crisp, sharp images.

Green Team is available in both 5" x 12" and 6" x 12" sizes, and comes in packages of 50 films each.

It is economically priced, as much as 40 percent less expensive than leading brands. Green Team film is available through your local dental dealer.

For more information, call (800) 356-9729 or visit www.flowxray.com.

New Mini-Illuminate? light-cure adhesive kit

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Ortho Organizers now provides a smaller, more conveniently sized Illuminate Light Cure Adhesive Kit. Each kit contains Illuminate Light Cure Adhesive, etching gel, light-cure bonding agent, brushes, and mixing pads.

The adhesive contains fluoride, requires no refrigeration, and does not set until exposed to a curing light so brackets can be precisely placed and any cleanup done prior to curing. Typical curing times are 20 to 30 seconds for metal brackets and 10 to 15 seconds for translucent brackets.

For more information, call (760) 471-0206, (800) 547-2000, or visit www.orthoorganizers.com.

Oxyfresh offers wholesale buying privileges

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Oxyfresh Worldwide, Inc. is pleased to introduce its new Preferred Professionals Program. This non-MLM program offers wholesale buying privileges without any initial or renewal fees, minimum purchases, or buying commitments.

Clinical training is provided by practicing dentists and hygienists who will show you how to customize an alcohol-free homecare regimen for any patient.

Oxyfresh offers three turnkey start-up packages which include training/marketing aids and free product.

For a free clinical information package and information on the new Preferred Professionals Program, call (800) 333-7374.

Next generation mini dental implants

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The "O" Company Inc., a trusted name in implant dentistry since 1973, is proud to offer the ISD mini transitional dental implant.

The ISD (Immediate Stabilizing Device) is a self-tapping, pure titanium grade-4 one-piece implant that requires a one-phase insertion technique. It is available with a crown-and-bridge head, or ball attachment head. The ball-head kit includes an ISD implant, brass analog, encapsulater, and two O-rings. The ISD implant has a diameter of 3 mm and is available in lengths of 10 mm, 12 mm, and 14 mm.

ISD offers more treatment options while giving patients what they came for - confidence, function, and comfort.

For a free ISD radiography template, call "O" Company Inc. at (800) 228-0477 or visit www.ocoinc.com.

New posters give your team needed tools

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Office Magic's new posters, "21 Ways to Get Paid Now!" and "21 Ways to be a Service Superstar!" pump up the volume around your office. They give you and your team specific advice - and a daily reminder - of exactly what to do and say for better results with your patients.

These eye-catching, laminated posters instill powerful words, phrases, and techniques that any team member can learn at a glance. They get everyone involved in providing exceptional service and maintaining a 100-percent collection rate.

The posters are just $29 each or $45 for both for a limited time, and are backed by Office Magic's famous one-year, money-back guarantee.

Order securely at officemagic.com, or call (800) 750-8779.

1,000-watt power supply with no noise

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Alpha-Core, Inc. offers a balanced, symmetrical-isolation power supply to eliminate the noise from unbalanced AC power lines. The BP 30 power system reduces common mode noise by 60dB. Maximum power is 1,000 watts with input and output voltages of 120V, 60 Hz. A version for 240V is available. Dimensions are 14.5" (368 mm) x 9.0" (228 mm) x 3.5" (89 mm) L x W x H, 26 lbs. (11.8 Kg). List price is $895.

For more product information, please contact Ulrik Poulsen, president of Alpha-Core, Inc., at (800) 836-5920, email to [email protected], or visit www.alphacore.com.

New stainless-steel sterilizer cassettes

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Alfa Medical Equipment, manufacturer of the Cox Rapid Heat Sterilizer, is pleased to announce the availability of stainless-steel cassettes made just for the Cox sterilizer.

Two sizes are available: the DDLCXP1 (no plier rack) for $84.90, and the DDLCX58 (with stand-up plier rack) for $98.90.

You can fit three of these complete instrument cassettes in a tray per sterilization cycle.

For more information, call (800) 762-1586 or visit www.sterilizers.com/cox-sterilizer.html.

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