John W. Farah, DDS, PhD
The editors of THE DENTAL ADVISOR™ proudly bring you the "Shared Secrets" column. Every other month, we will feature dental products and equipment that have received top ratings in THE DENTAL ADVISOR™. Take your practice to the next level with the help of our "Shared Secrets."
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Rembrandt Sapphire is a broad-spectrum, xenon-power arc light designed for curing and bleaching. Time settings and display are located both on the base unit and on the handpiece. The pistol-grip handpiece is lightweight and ergonomically designed. A rolling stand with an arm extension is available to hold the light and handpiece while performing bleaching procedures. Dual-arch bleaching is accomplished by replacing the curing probe with the Rembrandt Whitening Crystal acrylic attachment. The crystal provides even distribution of light over the entire arch, producing very good whitening results.
Go Between Cleaners
John O. Butler Co.
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Go Between Cleaners are cylindrical brushes for cleaning interproximal spaces. The pocket-sized brush contains bristles coated with chlorhexidine and includes a plastic cover. Patients who evaluated the brushes found them to be soft, flexible, and comfortable on soft tissue. Dentists found them to be particularly useful for periodontal and orthodontic patients and a good alternative for patients who cannot or will not floss.
GC America, Inc.
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EXAMIX NDS is a hydrophilic, addition silicone impression material for all impression needs, including crown and bridge and removable prosthetic cases. The material is supplied in automix cartridges in an array of viscosities. A hand-mixed putty, EXAFLEX, is also available. EXAMIX NDS was highly rated for its ease of use and accuracy. The color contrast between viscosities allows good visibility of the prepared margins. Working and setting times are sufficient for multiple preparations; however, when faster setting is desired for single-unit cases, EXAFAST NDS is recommended.
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John W. Farah, DDS, PhD, and editor of THE.DENTAL.ADVISOR™, maintains a full-time dental practice in Ann Arbor, Mich., and lectures internationally on dental products, materials, and equipment. John M. Powers, PhD, and editor of THE.DENTAL.ADVISOR™, is a professor of restorative dentistry and biomaterials at UT Health Science Center at Houston. He also is director of the Houston Biomaterials Research Center.