MULTIFUNCTIONAL X-RAY UNIT
J. Morita (877-566-7482; morita.com) now offers the Veraview X800, an X-ray unit with three-dimensional (3D), panoramic, and cephalometric capabilities. The X800 features technology that automatically sets the optimal X-ray beam angle, horizontal for 3D or raised 5° for twodimensional panoramic images. It’s this slight upward projection for panoramic imaging, the company says, that enhances image quality by eliminating potential super imposition of anatomical structures. For 3D imaging, a horizontal beam minimizes distortion and reduces metal artifacts. The unit offers up to 11 fields of view (FOV) covering dental and maxillofacial areas. This model also offers Morita’s 3D Reuleaux Full Arch FOV, as well as a unique zoom reconstruction capability.
SUPPORT DURING THE FIRING PROCESS
Support Peg from Keystone Industries (800-333-3131; dental.keystoneindustries.com), is designed to simplify the dental firing process. Support Peg holds the crown or jacket in place for the firing process, and will crumble out with ease once the process is complete. Dental professionals fill the crown or jacket and insert the Support Peg syringe — no drying time is necessary. Benefits include no pre-drying time, zero firing distortion and does not contaminate. For temperatures from 400°C to 1300°C and for use with e.max and Lava crowns.
DENTAL OFFICE ORGANIZATIONAL TOOL
Zirc (800-328-3899; zirc.com) and the Academy of Chairside Assisting bring the latest in office organization with a new RESET service. A team of Efficiency Experts will come to the dental practice and work with the dental team to create a custom, color-coded organization plan. The team will advise what to purge or keep and create an orderly system from tiny burs, to gauze, composites, instruments and other items in the operatory that need to be organized. The dental team will also earn four continuing education credits.
DENTAL LASER SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE
Convergent Dental (800-880-8589; convergentdental.com) has introduced the 3.2. Version of Solea Software (SW). Offering a significant increase in cutting speed, smoother surface finishes and Solea’s analgesic effect, SW 3.2 further simplifies the user interface with a single mode that cuts any tissue in the oral cavity. Solea SW 3.2 is delivered via WiFi free of charge to all existing Solea users with an active service contract.
NEW SURFACE DISINFECTANT PRODUCTS
Hu-Friedy (800-483-7433; hu-friedy.com) has launched the AdvantaClear Surface Disinfectant product line. These surface disinfectant products are available as wipes, liquid, or spray. AdvantaClear features a 1-minute kill time for 30 of the most common pathogens, and other pathogens with a 2-minute kill time for tuberculosis. A ready-to-use, intermediate level disinfectant, AdvantaClean is designed to be compatible with a wide range of surfaces such as acrylic, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, chrome, plastics, and more.
NEW DIGITAL SENSOR
KaVo (866-528-6537; dexis.com) introduces DEXIS FS Ergo, a flexible digital intraoral X-ray sensor that is said to create exceptional comfort for dental patients. The sensor pairs newly developed flexible sensor technology with a soft housing. The proprietary holder system is uniquely designed to accommodate the flex of the sensor and adapt to each patient. The FS features a submersible sensor housing that is resistant to bite marks, and can withstand a wide-range of disinfection chemicals. Its contoured positioning system allows the sensor to easily exit and protects the longevity of the cable from wear and tear.
From MENTOR. May 2018;9(5): 33.