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New Products To See at the Chicago Midwinter

Feb. 1, 2011
Dr. Joe Blaes gives you brief descriptions of new products to see and vendor booth numbers at this month's meeting.

Booths 1306 & 1307 - C-Saw™ system with GP Separator from Danville

This is ideal for interproximal reduction. It provides rapid straight proximal reduction and protects the gingiva and tongue. In addition, natural contours are easily recreated. The full system includes an air-driven reciprocating handpiece with high torque, diamond blades, diamond strips in a C frame, and a unique GP Separator (proximal spreading clamp allows easy blade insertion) that protects the gingiva and tongue. Call (800) 827-7940 or visit for more information.

Booth 1600 - G-aenial™ Universal Flo & G-aenial™ Bond from GC America

This flowable is not just a base or a liner. With high viscosity, yet with good flow under pressure, it can be used as the final restorative material as well and is indicated for Class I, II, III, IV, and V restorations, minimum intervention cavities, and fissure sealants. It has a higher flexural strength and has better wear resistance than all other flowables. It polishes like a microfill and has better gloss retention. Because the material is thick, it is packaged in a totally new syringe design that makes dispensing accurate and easy. Order from your dealer.

Booth 1634 at the Patterson Dental Booth - Under Armour Performance Mouthwear from Bite Tech

Under Armour Performance Mouthwear from Bite Tech is a new line of custom mouthpieces and mouthguards designed to help any athlete improve strength, endurance, and reaction time, plus reduce athletic stress. It is powered by ArmourBite™, Bite Tech's patented technology. Now consider yourself an athlete when you are doing a difficult procedure on that difficult patient. Try wearing your own Bite Tech appliance. I do and I stay relaxed and focused on the task at hand with no sweating or clenched muscles. Simple and cost-effective to incorporate into any practice, this is a practice-building system available exclusively through Patterson Dental. For more information, visit

Booth 1802 - DENTSPLY Caulk SmartLite® Max LED Curing Light

DENTSPLY Caulk SmartLite® Max LED Curing Light has Dual Wavelength technology, which will provide curing confidence for all of your restorative materials. It features high output up to 1,400 mw/cm2, a built-in radiometer, four different output modes, and multiple time settings. You will never have to worry about running out of battery in the middle of a procedure again since the SmartLite Max can be used both cordless and corded. All of this, without the astronomical price tag. Visit

Booth 1802 - DENTSPLY Professional Caviton® Focused Spray® slimLINE® 1000 ultrasonic insert

The New Caviton® Focused Spray® slimLINE® 1000 ultrasonic insert from DENTSPLY Professional. Cavitron has combined the best features of the Focused Spray and slimLINE technologies to produce the Focused Spray slimLINE 1000 insert. This makes it ideal for dentists and hygienists who are looking for better ultrasonic access to interproximal and subgingival areas, and who appreciate the line-angle adaptation of 1000-design instruments to efficiently remove deposits. The result is a thinner tip that allows for improved access in hard-to-reach areas, including challenging subgingival areas, with minimal tissue distention for greater patient comfort. Order from your dealer or visit for more information.

Booth 1802 - A new system from DENTSPLY International and GlaxoSmithKline

DENTSPLY's NUPRO brand and GSK's Sensodyne brand have created an effective system designed for the care of tooth sensitivity, from the dental office to everyday use at home. This collaboration is based on NovaMin's calcium phosphate technology. There are three distinct products: 1. NUPRO Sensodyne Prophy Paste that will provide immediate relief from tooth sensitivity. 2. Sensodyne NUPRO Professional Toothpaste that dental professionals can dispense for patients to use every day with high fluoride for enamel and dentin remineralization with NovaMin technology. 3. Sensodyne for the everyday management of tooth sensitivity. Call (800) 989-8826 or visit for more information.

Booth 1811 - Waterpik® Water Flosser for Kids

Waterpik® Water Flosser for Kids is ideal for young patients who have orthodontic appliances and for those who struggle with traditional string floss. It is uniquely designed to accommodate smaller hands - ideal for ages 6 and up - and it has been clinically proven to be twice as effective as traditional floss for reducing gingival bleeding. It includes two tips - one Classic Jet Tip and one Orthodontic Tip - as well as an extra safe, kid-proof electrical design, three pressure settings, and compact size for easy storage. Visit for more information.

Booth 2145 - OraRisksm HPV test from OralDNA® Labs

OralDNA® Labs Inc., leaders in advancing wellness in dentistry through salivary diagnostics, and a subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics® Incorporated (NYSE: DGX), recently introduced its OraRisksm HPV test, a non-invasive, easy-to-use screening tool to identify the type(s) of oral human papillomavirus (also called HPV). Oral HPV is a mucosal viral infection that is a known risk factor for oral, head, and neck cancers. High-risk types of HPV that persist present an increased risk for cancers in these regions. This test will provide the dental clinician with the ability to establish risk for HPV-related cancers of the oral, head, and neck regions and determine appropriate referral and monitoring conditions. For more information, call (877) 577-9055 or visit

Booths 2608 & 2912 - Luxatemp® Ultra from DMG America

Luxatemp® Ultra from DMG America is next generation of the brand that set the benchmark for esthetic provisional materials in dentistry more than 20 years ago. I have been using it that long. Luxatemp Ultra incorporates a new technology that gives it increased strength when used for temporary crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers. It continues to deliver great esthetics and fluorescence makes temporaries look beautiful and more natural in all lighting conditions. The material is highly accurate, with outstanding adaptation to margins and is also faster curing and easier to handle than ever before. Visit

Booth 2815 - Sheer White!™ Teeth Whitening Films from CAO Group

Sheer White!™ Teeth Whitening Films from CAO Group are easily applied, stay where placed, and whiten teeth fast. The proprietary SheerFilm™ material molds tight to the teeth to ensure complete contact of SheerWhite!'s 20% carbamide peroxide whitening gel and to prevent washout of gel or leakage down the patient's throat. They are so comfortable your patients can speak clearly so they can be worn at work or overnight. I tried Sheer White! at the Greater New York meeting and they are terrific. They are distributed exclusively through Henry Schein Dental. Call (877) 236-4408 or visit for more information on SheerFilm's other uses.

Booth 3018 - New Search Marketing Solutions from Officite

A Web site built for visibility is a Web site built for new patients. Officite offers three proven search solutions with one result - new patients for your practice.
• Search Engine Optimization for first page search engine ranking
• Local Pay Per Click Campaign for targeted keyword advertising such as veneers, implants, and sedation dentistry
• Google Places Optimization for local maps listing and patient review management Visit for more information.

Booth 3216 - Kodak RVG 6500 System from Carestream Dental

The Kodak RVG 6500 System delivers a new range of flexibility and mobility to any practice. The system's durable and easy-to-use wireless design produces film-quality images and enables users to move freely between examination rooms. Along with its lightning-fast image acquisition, the system incorporates an Intelligent Positioning System (IPS) that improves image capture. The sleek IPS ring fits over the cone of your Kodak generator, helping you to easily align the beam and the angle of the sensor. For more information, call (800) 944-6365 or visit

Booth 3347 - Disposable High-Speed Handpiece from Azenic DHP™

The disposable high-speed handpiece from Azenic DHP™ is engineered with exceptional cutting efficiency and unique ergonomic design. The DHP offers the performance of a metallic high-speed handpiece with the convenience and infection-control benefits of a disposable. This product is designed for single-patient use and will perform a variety of clinical applications such as crown/bridge removal, tooth preparation, tooth extraction, and other standard high-speed procedures. Visit or call (888) 347-7576 for more information.

Booth 3400 - 2pro™ Total Access Disposable Prophy Angles by Premier® Dental Products Company

2pro cleans and polishes all tooth surfaces with its unique cup and tip design. Use the cup to polish all tooth surfaces and then without changing angles simply remove the cup and use the tip to clean those inaccessible areas like the gingival and proximal areas, occlusal surfaces, veneer margins and around implants, orthodontic brackets, and furcations. 2pro features a patented dual-action cup and tip design to guarantee total access to all tooth surfaces. It runs smoothly and quietly with no freeze-ups and less heat build-up due to the patented gearless design. Visit for more information.

Booth 3600 - Freedom from Orascoptic

Now is your chance to experience freedom in a whole new light. The innovative Freedom light is powered by small rechargeable battery pods that attach directly to the loupe frame. The lightweight headlight delivers 4,000 foot candles and will maintain its intensity over the full run time of the batteries. The compact pods and lightweight headlight attach to virtually any TTL loupe model on the market. Innovative capacitive touch technology allows the practitioner to control the light eliminating buttons, knobs, and switches. Visit for more information.

Booth 3600 - OptiBond XTR from Kerr Corporation

This is a new self-etch bonding agent that combines the power of a total-etch adhesive with the simplified protocol of a self-etch technique. The chemistry of the enhanced self-etch primer and the optimized adhesive in this two-bottle system brings better bond strengths to uncut enamel and dentin. As a result, OptiBond XTR provides great bond strength to all dental substrates in both direct and indirect modes (dentin/enamel, porcelain, precious alloy, nonprecious alloy, Zirconia, composite, titanium), and further reduces any risk of postoperative sensitivity. Visit for more information.

Booth 3635 - Biodentine™ from Septodont

Biodentine™ from Septodont is the first material offering bioactivity and outstanding sealing properties to fully replace dentin, both in the crown and the root. Wherever dentin is damaged, you can use this bioactive dentin substitute to preserve pulp vitality and to prevent clinical failures. This product is the result of 10 years of research and development in the Septodont laboratories. This is a unique technological platform or biocompatible and bioactive materials that promote remineralization and pulp healing. Visit for more information.

Booth 3831 - SL3™ from Discus Dental

SL3™ from Discus Dental is a soft-tissue diode laser with best-in-class portability, convenience, and value. SL3 integrates many award-winning features of NV Microlaser, including disposable fiber-tips, battery operation, and wireless foot pedal activation into a desktop laser package at a truly affordable price. Come by the Discus booth for a hands-on demonstration or visit for more information.

Booth 4017 - aveoTSD Anti-Snoring Aid from Glidewell Laboratories

This is a simple, inexpensive, and noninvasive anti-snoring medical device. The aveoTSD holds the tongue gently forward, preventing it from falling back and obstructing the airway, thus stopping or greatly reducing snoring. It is made from soft medical grade silicone and attaches to the end of the tongue using gentle suction. It increases the quality of life by improving sleep habits. aveoTSD comes in three sizes, but the medium-sized is the standard size and fits 95% of all patients. Call (800) 334-1979 or visit for more information.

Booth 4036 - PaX-Flex3D from Vatech America, Inc.

PaX-Flex3D from Vatech America, Inc., features any configuration including cone beam CT, true digital panoramic, and cephalometric imaging. Flex is a total digital radiography solution. The option of field upgrading to cephalometric and cone beam CT can occur at any time a practice's imaging needs develop. With multiple cone beam CT field of view (FOV) upgrade options, patient exposure can be limited based on clinical need. Patient positioning and image capture are performed simply and accurately. Visit for more information.

Booth 4146 - ERA Mini™ Dental Implant System manufactured by Sterngold Dental, LLC

The ERA Mini™ Dental Implant System manufactured by Sterngold Dental, LLC, is now being exclusively distributed by Zimmer Dental. The ERA Mini Dental Implant System is designed for both transitional and long-term denture stabilization, featuring the capability to correct implant misangulation. Four unique angle options offer flexibility to achieve the desired path of insertion, even in narrow, resorbed ridges. The system is easy to use and it enables uncomplicated, minimally invasive, chairside procedures to be done in as little as one visit. The system provides for affordable low-cost denture stabilization, which will markedly enhance a patient's quality of life. Call (800) 854-7019 or visit for more information.

Booth 4208 - MX2 Micro Series Electric Handpiece from Bien Air Medical Technologies

I saw this new handpiece in Orlando and have used it. I have been dying to tell you about it but I was sworn to secrecy. You must see and experience this handpiece in Chicago. With the new Micro Series, Bien Air delivers a 28% smaller and 23% lighter handpiece with all the performance that you expect from an electric. It is simply amazing! The Micro Series has LED lights, torque control, endodontic functions, and autoclavable motor and handpiece. Both the motor and the handpiece are maintenance-free - no more cleaners and no more oil! Go to the Bien Air booth and see all the bells and whistles or visit for more information.

Booth 4211 - ShortCut with GingiBRAID+ Retraction Cords by DUX

What a nifty idea! A container for GingiBRAID with a built-in cutter that allows you to cut any length of cord you need. This is a real time-saver. No more searching for scissors to cut the cord. GingiBRAID is a specially treated retraction cord that has great absorbency, less memory, fast acting hemostasis (with aluminum potassium sulphate), and low instrument penetrability. The amount of cord dispensed with each click is 0.4 on the average. Try three to four clicks for anteriors and four to five clicks for posteriors. Visit for more information.

Booth 4225 - RelyX™ Unicem 2 Automix Cement from 3M ESPE

RelyX™ Unicem 2 Automix Cement from 3M ESPE is the next generation universal self adhesive resin cement. It features enhancements to bond strength, mechanical properties, and esthetics, and has high adhesion, resistance to discoloration, long-term stability, and virtually no postoperative sensitivity. 3M ESPE has packaged it in an automix syringe delivery system with easy handling and flexible dose dispensing to save your treatment time. Best of all, this is the cement to use when cementing LAVA, Zirconia, E-Max, and everything else you can think of to cement. That sure simplifies your practice. Order from your dealer or visit for more info.

Booth 4230 - BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus from Shofu Dental Corporation

BEAUTIFIL Flow Plus from Shofu Dental Corporation combines the adaptation and convenience of a flowable restorative with the physical properties and functionality that rivals the leading hybrids. It is approved for all indications, including class II, BEAUTIFUL Flow Plus is a radiopaque, all-in-one base, liner, and restorative material. It has tooth-like light diffusion, chameleon properties, and polymerization shade stability provide intuitive and highly esthetic outcomes. With a smooth, self-leveling consistency, the restorations practically polish themselves. Visit

Booth 4408 - GrandioSO from VOCO America, Inc.

The leaders in nano-technology introduces an 89% filled universal nano-hybrid composite that combines a tooth-like modulus with low shrinkage and excellent polishability. The material has an extended working time under ambient light and, with its "intelligent shade" system, it will meet all your everyday needs. Order from your dental dealer, call (888) 658-2584 or visit

Booth 4809 - Full Breath Appliance from Appliance Therapy Group

Dental sleep medicine is the most rewarding, most rapidly expanding area of dental treatment today - and it's an easy fit into any practice. If you can put in a Hawley Retainer, you can treat sleep apnea effectively, easily, and profitably. The Full Breath Solution (FBS) is a single-arch oral appliance - the smallest, least invasive, most successful appliance available for reducing nightly air blockage. Fully patented and FDA-approved, it inhibits the movement of the tongue - gently keeping the mouth open and the air passage free. Visit for more information.

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