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May 1, 2010
The Acu-Tip Electro-Surgical Cauterizing Instrument is now available from Practicon.
The Acu-Tip Electro-Surgical Cauterizing Instrument is now available from Practicon. With disposable
tips, this cordless, lightweight cauterizer provides hemostasis, removes soft tissue and lesions, and trims gingival tissue before impressions. Acu-Tip is safer than large, expensive AC-powered cauterizing systems since the DC battery power eliminates the need to ground patients, and the risk of any electric shock to patients or staff. The self-contained unit quickly reaches 2200°F (1200°C), and performs for 35 to 40 continuous minutes on two AA batteries (included). Kit includes cauterizer and four disposable tips. For more information, visit
Progeny® announces Vantage™ Digital Panoramic System, designed to bring full-featured yet affordable digital panoramic imaging to general dentistry. Vantage offers an exceptional range of features that include advanced user tools, expanded kV and mA range, field-selectable left or right patient entry, and a dedicated PC workstation with software included standard on every system. The system is designed for immediate productivity “out of the box.” Powered by the latest CCD imaging technology, automatic spinal compensation, and Progeny’s 3-Motion™ Imaging Rotation, Vantage delivers consistent, detailed images for analysis and diagnosis. Workflow enhancements include three lasers for precise positioning, left and right mechanical controls, four pre-programmed exam selections, and the unique VantageTouch™ user interface. For more information, visit Provisional Veneer, Crown & Bridge Resin from Pulpdent Corporation is a new rubberized-
urethane provisional material. Claiming it’s the first innovation in temporary materials in almost two decades, the proprietary chemistry provides greater strength and dimensional stability, and a tighter fitting provisional restoration. With Pulpdent Tuff-Temp Resin, temporaries grip the teeth and are tough and impact-resistant. Chipping, breaking, debonding, and recementations are minimized or eliminated. Tuff-Temp is dual cure and packaged in a 50 mL automix cartridge that fits into a standard one-to-one gun used for impression materials. It is available in six popular shades: A1, A2, A3, A3.5, B1, and Bleach. For more information, visit
VITA’s new ShadeAssist shade communication software takes the guesswork out of case planning, and also streamlines the process by creating a detailed prescription and case planning document that can be printed or e-mailed. ShadeAssist can be used as a stand-alone software where VITA shades can be entered manually for case planning and patient data storage, or in conjunction with the VITA Easyshade Compact where all the data is imported automatically for a complete digital shade solution. Once all the important information, images, and notes have been added, the user has the ability to print three different versions of the prescription or case planning document — one for the lab, one for the patient, and one for his or her files. For more information, visit

Mydent International has introduced two lightweight high-speed handpieces. The new DEFEND® Handpieces feature a four-hole quick-release connection with 360-degree swivel to reduce hand fatigue, and push-button cartridge for fast and easy bur changing. One handpiece has a full head size; the other has a mini-head. Replacement turbines with ceramic bearings are available for both versions. DEFEND handpieces combine superior intraoral access and greater visibility with strong, controlled cutting power. The lightweight design provides perfect balance for maximum ergonomics. Operation of 260,000 rpm at 32 psi and ceramic bearings provide smooth, quiet, vibration-free action. DEFEND handpieces come with a six-month warranty. For more information, visit

ConFirm Monitoring introduces Digital SoftX™ Foam Sensor Loops, which feature an adjustable loop design that provides for easy application and removal. SoftX™ foam loops cinch tightly for accurate, comfortable digital images, then open easily to eliminate pushing and pulling on delicate digital sensor wiring. Soft foam construction provides superior comfort for pennies per patient. SoftX™ Digital Sensor Loops are available in two sizes. Size 2 fits all size 2 sensors and phosphor plates, and size 1 fits all size 0 and size 1 sensors and phosphor plates. Made in the USA. For more information and a free Digital SoftX™ sample pack, visit is proud to introduce Crest® Pro-Health™ Sensitive Shield, the newest addition to the Crest Pro-Health
family. For consumers using the leading sensitivity toothpaste, they may not be getting all the protection they want. Crest Pro-Health is the only leading toothpaste to protect against teeth sensitivity and all these other areas dentists check most: cavities, gingivitis, tartar, plaque, fresh breath, and whitening. Individuals struggling with sensitivity no longer have to spend their time and money using more than one toothpaste to get comprehensive oral health protection for their teeth and gums. Crest Pro-Health Sensitive Shield contains the active ingredient Stannous Fluoride, which reduces sensitivity by blocking the painful triggers from stimulating nerves inside the tooth. For more information, visit
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