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Systemp.link Temporary Cement by Ivoclar Vivadent - For years I have been telling anyone who would listen about a great temporary cement called Provilink from Ivoclar Vivadent.

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Systemp.link by Ivoclar Viadent
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Systemp.link Temporary Cement by Ivoclar Vivadent- For years I have been telling anyone who would listen about a great temporary cement called Provilink from Ivoclar Vivadent. Ivoclar Vivadent has recently replaced Provilink with an even better and more convenient temporary cement. Systemp.link is a dual-curing luting composite for the temporary cementation of provisional crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers. It is available in two shades, Transparent and A3, making it particularly suitable for the cementation of temporary restorations in the anterior region. Systemp.link is eugenol-free, making it suitable for use with all-ceramic restorations or lab-fabricated composite restorations that are to be permanently cemented using an adhesive technique. Systemp.link also is compatible with all conventional temporary materials. The material features a balanced mix of compressive strength and Shore D hardness which yield optimum retention and “wear” time. Systemp.link is designed for easy handling by simply applying a mixing tip to the convenient automix double-push syringe and loading the cement directly into the temporary. The mixing tip ensures a quick and efficient mix, minimizing procedure time and reducing waste. Order from your dealer or call (800) 533-6825 for more information.

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TempSpan from Pentron Clinical
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TempSpan Provisional System from Pentron Clinical - If your practice is like mine, you mix and match a lot of different products to get the result you want. When making temporaries, I use one product for the matrix, another one for the temp material, another one to polish, and yet another to cement. Pentron now introduces something very logical - a system to make your provisionals which includes everything you will need. TempSpan is a comprehensive line of four provisional materials that provides clinicians with the essential tools to fabricate durable, highly esthetic provisional restorations quickly and effectively.

The system includes TempSpan Dual-Cure Temporary Crown & Bridge, which is a dual-cure composite available in seven standard shades that can be light cured intraorally and extraorally when used with TempSpan Clear Matrix material. This is a transparent vinyl polysiloxane material that enables light activation of dual-cure provisional materials. For cementing the provisional restoration, TempSpan CMT Temporary Cement provides ideal retention, easy clean up, and minimized postoperative sensitivity. Designed to eliminate the time-consuming step of polishing provisional restorations, TempSpan Glaze creates a lustrous gloss on provisional restorations and is the only glaze that can be light cured with halogen as well as LED curing lights. Each of the materials featured in this system is designed to save you time by providing you with ideal products in convenient delivery systems. Order online at www.pentron.com or call (800) 551-0283.

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Pulsar by Oral-B
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Pulsar by Oral-B - Here is a new toothbrush that I have been using since it was introduced at the CDA meeting in San Francisco in September. This brush combines manual brushing bristles with special bristles that electronically vibrate to help your patient do a better job of removing food and plaque while brushing. The MicroPulse bristles feature a rubberized surface with textured blue cleaning pads. As the bristles penetrate between teeth, the pads grip the surface to sweep away food and plaque. This unique pivoting and pulsing action enables the MicroPulse bristles to penetrate deep between teeth - 25 percent deeper than the Oral-B CrossAction toothbrush. In addition, Pulsar has a pressure-sensitive split head that adjusts to the contours of your teeth to clean hard-to-reach places and moderate the amount of pressure applied to teeth and gums. The Pulsar is a brush that I can recommend from personal experience. For me, it has not replaced flossing, but I can honestly say that my mouth feels cleaner after using the Pulsar. Order from your Oral-B representative or call Oral-B Customer Service at (800) 833-3315 for more information.

A Practice Management Extravaganza by the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration - This meeting will be held at the beautiful St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, Calif., on March 1-5, 2006. As President of AADPA, I believe Dr. Marc Herman (our Program Chair) and I have put together a Practice-Management Extravaganza!

Wednesday evening, the festivities will begin with Tim Gard and his presentation, “Create Your Own Comic Vision - Stress Reduction Through Humor.” Thursday, our keynote speaker is Nido Qubein, speaking on “If I Wanted to Buy What you Sell, Would I Buy It From You?” Andrea Clasen is speaking on “The Ritz Carlton Gold Standard, How To Get There,” and Debra Engelhardt-Nash is speaking on “Mission Impossible: Attracting, Hiring and Retaining a Superb Team.” You also can listen to Dr. Arlen and Brian Lackey speak on “CAD/CAM Dentistry: Revolutionary Treatment.”

Then we have our Lunch and Learns. This allows you to visit one-on-one with top specialists in our Academy. After the Lunch & Learns, we have our Consultant’s Round Table: “The AADPA Divas - All We Learned in Four Decades of Dentistry,” moderated by our very own Dr. Burt Press. Joining Dr. Press will be Divas Lois Banta, Annette Ashley Linder, and Andrea Clasen. Or, you can choose to hear Adrian Jurim speak on “Preparing Exquisite and Predictable Veneers.” Following the presentation, Adrian will take 30 doctors into a room for our first hands-on veneer prep course.

Dr. Robert Cialdini will speak on “Influence: The Ultimate Power Tool.” You can listen to Dr. Tom McDougal present “What The Successful Dentist MUST Do To Stay Ahead.” In addition, Dr. Bud and Karin Sipko will speak on “Who Pays Your Salary? Creating The Patient Centered Practice.” This will be followed by Annette Ashley Linder speaking on “Do You Have Too Much Time On Your Hands? How To Avoid Cancellations,” or hear Lois Banta speak on “Solving The Mystery of Patient Finance: How To Help Patients Afford The Dentistry They Want.”

A second Lunch and Learn follows the morning speakers. There are two choices. The first is the “Mel Tekavec Mastermind Group,” and the second is an interactive session with Lois Banta titled, “Real Life Solutions: You Be The Consultant!” The afternoon includes Brian Hufford speaking on “Extreme Financial Makeover - Realize Your Goals,” Larry Katz on “The Business of Dentistry - Are You Making A Living?” and Dr. Vincent Prestipino speaking on “Immediate Placement and Loading of Dental Implants: Trends and Considerations.” Also, on Thursday and Friday, Dr. Arlen Lackey and Dr. Larry Emmott will offer private consultations in our exhibitor’s Technology Hall.

Saturday morning allows you to listen to Dr. John Kois, speaking on “Implementing Cost Effective Dentistry: New Dimensions In Restorative Treatment,” or Karen Reisman, speaking on “Did You Hear What I Didn’t Say? How To Get Your Message Across.” Our luncheon is next, with Karen Reisman speaking on “Letters From Einstein - Equation For Change.” As a special bonus, Dr. John Kois is staying Saturday afternoon to present his lecture on “Learning From Failures.”

With a meeting like this, come early and stay late. The St. Regis Beach Resort is a unique hotel, and this meeting will be a unique experience. Call AADPA Executive Director Kathy Uebel at (800) 689-7515 to make arrangements.

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