Monday, April 24, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017
As many of you know, I’m pretty passionate about curing and the science that drives it. This is a new product for the people at NuSmile. This light has a wavelength output of 440-465nm which is what is needed to set most composites on the market today that contain CPQ as the photoinitiator. I don’t have any clinical experience with the device, but I like its low profile design.
Low-heat, light-weight, ergonomic light is ideal for use with pediatric patients
HOUSTON, TEXAS, April 6, 2017—NuSmile Ltd., the worldwide leader in pediatric esthetic restorative dentistry, announced today that its LED Curing Light is now available in Canada. Made with light-weight durable cast aluminum housing, the NuSmile LED Curing Light delivers excellent performance and convenience at an affordable price. Its optimal wavelength of 440-465 nm effectively light cures all of the most common dental cements, composites, sealants and varnishes used in pediatric dentistry.
The light provides two high-output settings (1,300 and1,800 mW/cm2), while generating much less heat than other lights. Its ergonomic low-profile design houses the LED source at the end of the tip to make the light easy to use and comfortable for the practitioner and the pediatric patient, even when working with harder to reach second molars. This innovative tip design also prevents breakage.
Equipped with a choice of either a 110 volt or 240 volt UL rated power supply, the LED Curing Light is designed to fit with the practice’s standard dental unit bracket or mounted using the bracket supplied in the kit. It also comes with a convenient countdown timer, a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, and a charging base.
“Our goal was to give our customers the ultimate curing light for pediatric dentistry,” said Diane Johnson Krueger, NuSmile founder and CEO. “With our LED Curing Light’s unsurpassed combination of design, performance and pricing, it is gratifying to say that we’ve truly achieved that goal.” As with other NuSmile products, the NuSmile LED Curing Light is sold direct to dental practices. For more information on the LED Curing Light or other NuSmile products, call +1-800-346-5133 or visit www.nusmile.com.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Dentsply Sirona’s CEREC Club provides its members in more than 70 countries with a comprehensive range of services. Dentsply Sirona is presenting the new CEREC Club with its attractive offerings at the IDS 2017, making membership even more appealing.
Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics announces the expansion of treatment indications for the MTM® (Minor Tooth Movement) Clear•Aligner. The clear aligner combines proven orthodontic techniques with advanced digital modeling to provide dental professionals with a streamlined solution for treating minor anterior misalignments.
MTM® Clear•Aligner is uniquely engineered to deliver the space and force needed to accomplish tooth movement. The technology utilizes a proprietary “open pathway” architecture that allows teeth to move easily into the desired positions. Unlike other clear aligners, MTM®Clear•Aligner does not require clinicians to bond unsightly attachments to teeth, to accomplish movement. No attachments saves practice chair time and provides for a more esthetically pleasing treatment solution for the patient. To facilitate tooth movement MTM® Clear•Aligner uses integrated “force points”, programmed into the aligner, to provide a greater range of tooth movements, while making aligner placement and removal easy for the patient.
MTM® Clear•Aligner targets the movement and positioning of the six most visible teeth, on both the upper and lower arches. These teeth are known as the social six. The aligner movements address tooth; spacing, tipping, torqueing, intrusion, extrusion, and rotation. Ideal candidates are those who are experiencing adult tooth crowding, orthodontic relapse, or those who seek cosmetic enhancements. Of the thousands of cases completed since the products’ launch, many dental professional note that most of their patients sought simply to improve their smile.
Brad Clatt, Group Vice President of Orthodontics states, “[Native Advertisement]Whether a dental professional currently prescribes clear aligners, or has been waiting for an aligner system that better fits the needs of their patients, MTM Clear•Aligner is a simple solution to address one of the most common misalignments seen in adult patients today. Dentsply Sirona prides itself on keeping patient care, where it belongs, in the hands of the clinician, and offers each clinician a customized approach to treating their patients. MTM Clear•Aligner is a highly affordable solution for both doctor and patient, with the ability to move the social six to the desired position, creating the patient’s Ideal Smile.”
To help offices get started with MTM Clear•Aligner, Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics offers an attractively-priced Welcome Kit that includes discounted patient cases, a web based training course, practice marketing and office integration resources. To learn more about the MTM Clear•Aligner visit the Dentsply Sirona booth #2414, during the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Annual Session.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Noting “the five-year relative survival rate for those with localized oral cancer and oropharynx cancer at Stage I-II diagnosis is 83 percent, compared with only 38 percent in patients diagnosed at Stage IV,” the ADA News (4/11, Burger) reports that nine oral cancer-related continuing education courses will be available at ADA 2017 – America’s Dental Meeting in Atlanta. “It’s an epidemic,” said North Carolina-based dentist Dr. Jonathan A. Bregman, who will be teaching two courses on oral cancer detection at ADA 2017. Dr. Bregman said that in recent years there has been a “steep increase” in diagnoses of oral cancer, especially due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). “It’s all about detection and screening,” said Dr. Bregman.
Registration for ADA 2017 opens May 10. Learn more about the annual meeting at ADA.org/meeting.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Schick CDR sensors set the standard for digital X-ray technology in 1998. Today we announce it’s time to sunset the CDR sensor and help our Schick family upgrade their technology.
Charlotte, March 31, 2017. From its launch in 1998, the Schick CDR sensor range served to set the standard for digital X-ray technology in the dental industry. Building on Schick’s existing multiple film-like sizes of sensors first introduced in 1994, the CDR range introduced revolutionary technologies, which we now take for granted as industry standards.
With the introduction of the CDR sensor came the now industry standard CMOS-APS technology and USB connectivity. CDR also helped launch unique solutions in CDR Wireless, the industry’s only truly wireless sensor solution, and CDR Pluswire, the first in the line of sensors with in-office replaceable cable technology, a feature still unique to Dentsply Sirona. It also inspired our unique adhesive parallel positioning system.
While we look back on the developments coming out of this product, we will use 2018 to mark the sensor’s 20th birthday. It will also mark the retirement of CDR. Superseded in recent years by Schick Elite and Schick 33, reduced demand for Schick CDR and escalating production costs means it is time to say goodbye.
From March 31, 2018, Schick CDR sensors will no longer be serviced or supported by Dentsply Sirona or Patterson Dental and no further software releases will be made to support the sensors.
To ensure these changes have minimal impact on our clinicians’ practices, a trade-up program is available to help upgrade practices to Schick 33. Offices should contact their local Patterson branch or Dentsply Sirona representative for more information.
Additionally, throughout the next 12 months, Dentsply Sirona will celebrate the technology and people that made such a difference to the field of intraoral imaging, as well as those dental professionals who benefited so much from its use.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
This is a pretty cool idea. The ability to actually *pour* a denture base is one that is not on interesting, but should be a pretty good time saver as well… at least until we start printing dentures.
York, Pennsylvania, April 4, 2017 – Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, announced the introduction of Lucitone® HIPA (High Impact Pour Acrylic).
Lucitone® HIPA is a high impact pourable acrylic denture base. It is the first pourable acrylic denture base on the market to exceed both of the required ISO standards for improved impact resistance. Lucitone HIPA was introduced in the United States in January and launched globally at the IDS Meeting in Cologne.
Catherine Bonser, Dentsply Sirona Director of Prosthetics Global Removable Products, commented “Lucitone HIPA truly provides solutions to dental labs. Labs who use the traditional heat cured technique can now work faster, while still providing a high impact denture. Increased durability reduces the potential for fractures in the dental lab resulting in time and cost savings due to less remakes. And, increased durability reduces the risk of breakage from the patient during normal use.”
Lucitone HIPA is a self-curing denture base material designed for use in fabrication, repair, rebasing, or relining of full and partial dentures, including implant overdentures or other dental appliances. In addition to being the first high impact pourable acrylic denture base, Lucitone HIPA also features excellent color stability and accurate fit to model.