Th Ivoclar Odyssey Laser

New products, including Odyssey 2.4G diode laser

Nov. 1, 2005
Ivoclar Vivadent introduces the Odyssey 2.4G diode laser for soft-tissue applications.

New Odyssey® 2.4G diode laser

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Ivoclar Vivadent introduces the Odyssey 2.4G diode laser for soft-tissue applications. Featuring a revolutionary wireless power control, the Odyssey 2.4G is the most compact, portable, and affordable soft-tissue dental laser to date. With a laser wavelength of 810+/-20 nm, the Odyssey 2.4G has a high affinity for soft tissue, making it an invaluable tool for everyday soft-tissue applications. Odyssey 2.4G’s first-ever wireless power control allows greater flexibility in the operatory, without the hassle of another cord in an already limited space. The simplified control panel provides four convenient settings for simple programming of the three most commonly used settings, offering enhanced ease of use. The adjustable parameters also can be used in the manual setting.
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BisCover™ Low Viscosity (LV) brush-on polish

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Bisco, Inc. releases BisCover LV, a new low-viscosity, light-cured, brush-on liquid polish and esthetic sealant. The light-cured resin formulation is used to seal restorations while leaving a smooth polished/glazed surface. BisCover LV cures without a sticky oxygen-inhibited layer, and it may reduce or eliminate the need for manual polishing. It is recommended for use both intra- and extraorally on direct and indirect composites, provisionals, acrylic appliances, and resin-modified glass ionomers. BisCover LV cures to a hard, smooth-polished surface, eliminating patient discomfort which often results from manual polishing techniques. BisCover LV is sold individually in a 5 ml bottle or as a kit. To order or learn more, call (800) 247-3368 or visit

New patient brochure explains reasons

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“Crowns, Veneers, Inlays & Onlays. Why Can’t I Just Have a Filling?” is the newest brochure to join the Stepping Stones to Success family of products. Dentists and staff frequently have detailed models, pictures, and photos to show their patients, but less frequently do they have written support as to why these restorations may be preferable to “fillings” and why they are more expensive. This brochure focuses on the answers to “Why can’t I have a filling?” It is written in easy-to-understand, positive terms that can back up office descriptions and illustrations. (There are no photos or illustrations; the brochure is an adjunct to office models and pictures.) It addresses common indications for crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays, talks about insurance benefits and why these services have limited coverage, and answers the question, “If my insurance will not pay, why should I have this done?” It was written by Carol Tekavec, RDH, an insurance columnist for Dental Economics®, speaker for the ADA Seminar Series, and a practicing dental hygienist. The cost is $35 for 50 brochures, plus UPS shipping.
For more information or to read the high-quality, eight-panel brochure, go to or call (800) 548-2164

New-patient provider for dental practices

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Sago Corp. spec-ializes in providing new patients for dental offices through its AAA Call Center. AAA Call Center’s expert booking agents will contact residents near the dental office and offer a $1 check up with one or two necessary X-rays. The potential client will then be immediately transferred to the dentist’s receptionist, or the agent will make an appointment based on the schedule the dentist provides. If the potential client does not show on the scheduled time, AAA Call Center will automatically re-schedule. There are no long-term contracts, just a simple month-to-month agreement. There are no hidden fees, and the dentist only pays per appointment. Compared to other marketing tools, AAA Call Center will provide the best return on investment plus free advertising and residuals.
For more details, call (818) 705-9825 or visit

Discus Dental licensed to distribute Aphthasol®

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Distributed exclusively to licensed dental professionals by Discus Dental, Inc., Aphthasol is the first FDA-approved and only prescription drug specifically indicated for the treatment of aphthous ulcers in healthy adults. Studies show that up to 25 percent of dental patients suffer from Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers (RAU) but, until now, treatment options have been marginally effective or simply palliative. Finally, Aphthasol is clinically proven to accelerate healing and reduce pain.

Aphthasol, Amlexanox Oral Paste (5%), is a tasteless and odorless mucoadhesive paste that is known to be a potent inhibitor of mast cells and allergic response. Mast cells are found in greater quantities in RAU lesions when compared with healthy mucosa. Aphthasol is proven to provide 72 percent faster healing time and 90 percent faster pain resolution when compared to no treatment.
For more details, call (800) 422-9448 or visit

A-dec’s new 500® side and 12 o’clock delivery

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A-dec now offers a line of cabinet-mounted systems that keep instrumentation out of the direct view of patients while facilitating greater productivity. Ergonomically designed, A-dec 500 12 o’clock systems feature a round, rotating, and height-adjustable worksurface with plenty of room. Assistant’s instrumentation rotates around the worksurface and, with five pivot points, offers better visibility, less stretching, and reduced motion. On the Duo Delivery system, doctor’s instrumentation moves independently from the worksurface and includes four pivot points and individually adjustable instrument holders to improve positioning.

The new systems seamlessly integrate ancillary devices that formerly required cumbersome boxes, wires, and tubing. All of this is now hidden inside, with provisions for future new technologies. An optional deluxe touchpad offers streamlined controls for chair, dental light, handpiece functions, and other integrated accessories.
For more information, visit or call (800) 547-1883.

New “pressed to” option from MicroDental

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MicroDental introduces MicroDental P2C-Pressed to Captek, the newest addition to MicroDental’s “pressed to” offerings. MicroDental P2C unites the desirable gold properties of Captek with its incomparable porcelain expertise. MicroDental P2C is indicated for full coverage crowns and bridges up to 18 mm with no more than two consecutive pontics. As the leaders in pressed restorations, MicroDental technicians maximize both the beauty and function necessary for successful P2C cases.
For more details, call (800) 229-0936.