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April 1-7, 201328 Industry News United Kingdom Edition Luxator ® LX– Directa’s new mechanical periotome offers improved safety, precision and access The Swedish dental manufacturer Directa AB sets a new standard for atraumatic extraction - introducing the mechanical periotome Luxator® LX. Luxator LX enables optimal access and safer extractions with minimal tissue damage. Used in combination with other Luxator instruments (Periotome, Dual Edge, Forte and RootPicker), Luxator LX is strongly advised for hard to reach areas, especially molars and separated roots to preserve the tuber and minimise the risk of fracture of the lingual or buccal plate. The reciprocating movement in vertical direction secures cutting of the fibres in a patient friendly way. The self directing tip follows the root surface, reducing the risk of bone damage. The durable titanium coated tips are available in two sizes, short and long. The titanium coating allows them to glide easier into the socket and remain sharp. RecommendWith Confidence Oral-B electric toothbrushes lead the way in clinical research, with over 225 studies and 140 clinicals supporting both the products efficacy and safety. Indeed, the most recent clinical research published in the American Journal of Dentistry, has reinforced the efficacy of Oral-B’s oscillating-rotating electric toothbrushes. When compared to Sonicare Diamond Clean™, the Oral-B® Triumph® (oscillating-rotating) was found to reduce the number of bleeding sites by more than 34% and there was also a 30% greater reduction in gum line plaque compared to Diamond Clean. Following the clinical, researchers conducted a patient perception assessment and asked all patients to rate the two brushes. The Oral-B Triumph had a higher rating than the Sonicare Diamond Clean, so much so that those who did prefer it expressed a higher intent to recommend it to others! Whilst both brushes are obviously safe to use, it is significant that there are discernible differences between the two. Practitioners can be confident that when recommending the Oral-B Triumph that they’re recommending a product that really does provide optimum performance in plaque and gingivitis reduction, so the brushing efforts of patients can be rewarded with improved oral health. Quality Endodontic Distributors Ltd QED’s Superendo B&L- beta and alpha II The perfect combination The Superendo B&L-beta enables fast and easy delivery of warm obturation material for the endodontic backfill technique, facilitating rapid obturation of even the most difficult root canals more completely, in less time, and with less patient discomfort. Cordless, compact and easy to handle, it features variable temperature settings which allow Practitioners to control the flow characteristics of the material; a rechargeable lithium ion battery which will support hours of use from a single charge; and a choice of needle size 23g and 25g with a 3600 swivel for improved access. Supplied with three tips, the Superendo B&L-alpha II is the ultimate in cordless warm vertical compaction devices and supersedes old-fashioned cable machines. It features multiple temperature settings to accommodate both gutta percha and resilon, with a quick heating tip that reaches temperature within 10 seconds. Completely cordless, compact, lightweight and ergonomically designed it incorporates a rechargeable lithium-ion battery which facilitates multiple uses on a single charge and allows the operator to complete many cases without the need to recharge. For further information telephone Quality Endodontic Distributors Ltd on 01733 404999, email sales@, fax 01733 361243 visit or contact your local QED Salesperson. Exciting News, the Lisa autoclave from W&H now comes with a highly effective fast cycle With the Lisa 500 sterilisers, W&H now offers the option of rapid sterilisation of unpacked instruments, in addition to the proven Class B cycles and the gentle ECO B function, which minimises duration of instrument exposure to high temperatures. To improve efficiency, the Lisa requires no cooling down period between cycles. The new ‘Fast 134 Cycle’ offers the option of an even faster more economical sterilisation cycle at no extra cost. The Lisa has now been enhanced by the new ‘Fast 134 cycle’ which allows you to sterilise unwrapped handpieces as well as solid instruments in just 14 minutes. In order to better support our customers, W&H Premium Care and Premium Careplus Service Plans for W&H decontamination products have been developed to enhance your decontamination facility in line with current guidelines, ensuring peace of mind and the confidence that your sterilisers are working at peak performance. W&H’s 24 hour online support offers added information and decontamination guidance at For further details regarding the full range of W&H products and services, please contact W&H (UK) Ltd on or +44 (0)1727 874990. New Hand Disinfectant Gel from Kemdent Buy 4 packs of the new 4 x 650ml PracticeSafe Hand Disinfectant Gel from Kemdent and get a‘No touch’PracticeSafe Hand Disinfectant Gel Dispenser free of charge during April 2013. PracticeSafe Hand Disinfectant Gel is the new rapid action high level hand disinfectant from Kemdent, suitable for frequent use. It allows hygienic hand disinfection in seconds with no sticky residue on hands or gloves. PracticeSafe Hand Disinfectant Gel preserves the epidermis of the skin. It is effective against: MRSA, E-Coli, H1N1 Influenza A Virus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococcus hirae, Staphylococcus Aureus, Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) vegetable cell formation (growing cells) of Gram positive organisms, Aspergillus niger, Candida albicans. PracticeSafe Hand Disinfectant Gel used with the PracticeSafe Hand Disinfectant Gel Dispenser provides a correct dosage every time. The pouches can be replaced without coming into contact with any airborne micro-organisms and they contract efficiently so they are very easy to dispose of. For information on the full range of Kemdent disinfectants, ChairSafe, PracticeSafe, PracticeSafe Soak and InstrumentSafe visit the Kemdent website For further information on special offers or to place orders call Helen on 01793 770256 or visit our website Complete Coaching Expertise in 7connections Find your ideal partnership or bespoke coaching service with 7connections, the brand new business that paves the way for dental practices to achieve success. The 7connections team has an unparalleled understanding of the business of dentistry and offers a tailor made service to suit the unique needs of every practice. Guiding you every step of the way, 7connections offers: 1. Training - showing your team how to do things 2. Consultancy - helping your team to apply the training in practice 3. Coaching - holding you and your team accountable for progress 4. Management - helping you to implement systems 5. Leadership - teaching you to lead your team 6. Mentoring - sharing our experience 7. Partnership - releasing equity and joining you in the ownership of your practice Find the missing link to your dream practice with 7connections, for better dentistry, greater rewards, and first class patient care. For more information about 7connections please call Chris Barrow on 07713 644437 web: Success All Round: BioHorizons and The Dentistry Show 2013 Following yet another vibrant and highly successful event, the team behind The Dentistry Show are delighted to announce BioHorizons will once again sponsor the flagship clinical programme, the Aesthetic Dentist Conference, in 2014. General Manager of BioHorizons, Ken O’Brien commented, “The Dentistry Show 2013 provided BioHorizons with the perfect launch pad to announce our new Tapered Plus implant and our Multi Unit abutment, in addition to generating many new leads. “The event provided the perfect arena to interact with both existing and prospective customers, as well as the press. 2013 is proving to be a very exciting year for BioHorizons and with our Laser-Lok technology the future looks very bright indeed, which is why we have decided to support the clinical programme again in 2014. “We hope that by sponsoring the Aesthetic Dentist Conference next year, it not only demonstrates our on-going support for clinicians, but will also give us a platform to showcase our cutting edge technology.”The Dentistry Show is unique in providing top quality education to all members of the dental team, offering vCPD through a combination of world-class lectures, innovative Live Theatre demonstrations and hands- on workshops, alongside a trade floor with over 350 exhibitors and it’s all completely free for dental professionals. For more information visit, call 020 7348 5269 or email Target Bad Breath with New CB12 As dental professionals you are well aware that bad breath is a recurring and persistent problem for half of the population, sapping confidence and blighting interpersonal relations in every sphere and at every level. The most common cause of bad breath/ halitosis, is the creation and exhalation of gaseous ‘volatile sulphur compounds,’ or VSCs, which are formed as the mouth bacteria break down food particles. While traditional mouth rinse treatments work by masking the smell, often only for a short time, CB12 has two active ingredients which combine to eliminate the VSCs at their source. A feature of CB12 is its ability to adhere to tissues inside the mouth, ensuring it remains effective for longer, and published clinical studies have shown it is effective for at least 12 hours. CB12 also contains fluoride to help prevent tooth decay, and promoting improved overall oral health. One strength, available in two flavours, mint menthol and mild mint menthol, to suit all patients. Delivering effective and instant protection from a single 10ml dose, CB12 is a clinically proven breakthrough in the elimination and management of bad breath. For more information on CB12 please visit Keeping up with the industry Dr Richard Kahan at the CIC 2013 17th & 18th May at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington Designed specifically to help dental practitioners keep up-to-date with their dental skills, Healthcare Learning: Smile-on is proud to host the 10th Clinical Innovations Conference 2013, in collaboration with the AOG and The Dental Directory. Amongst the confirmed line-up of highly respected speakers will be Endodontic Specialist, Dr Richard Kahan. “After speaking at the CIC last year, I found the event to be very well organised while providing a wide range of education to suit all delegates,” he says. “I found audience participation to be great, and really felt that delegates were responding to what I was saying. “In order to keep up with such a fast-paced profession, I think it is important that clinicians employ a variety of learning methods, and one of these should definitely be attending events such as the CIC. I believe this to be a very useful way for practitioners to update their knowledge and skills.” Richard will be joining a fantastic programme of speakers which include Nasser Barghi, Irfan Ahmad, Ian Buckle, Manish Bose, Ash Palmer, Wyman Chan, Adi Moran and many more. To find out more or to book your place, please email or call 020 7400 8989 Paediatric Dentistry Training With UCL Eastman:“first class” Dr Shahir Shamsuddin is an associate at Park Vue Dental Practice, London. He successfully completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Paediatric Dentistry with the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in May 2012. “One highlight of the course was the mix of seminar and laboratory-based teaching. The course is comprehensive and it was great to have the opportunity to be taught and then practice procedures in phantom head,”says Dr Shamsuddin. “The facilities were first class and the tutors were very helpful and approachable. “We were also able to discuss our own cases from practice together as a group and formed a network of peers. I’m still in touch with them now for guidance and advice on difficult cases. “I’m able to undertake more treatment within the practice – techniques taught on this course can also be applied to adult patients, and my management of children and nervous patients is much better. I refer far less children than before. “If you’re able to treat a child or nervous patient well, your practice will grow. Parents will readily recommend you to other parents and to friends and family.” For admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Officer, on For specific course enquiries please contact Richard Banks, Programme Administrator, on or 020 7905 1281 or visit UCL EastmanTraining in Implant Dentistry:“It’s been life changing” Dr Kamini Patel is principal dentist at Charlbury Dental Practice in Oxfordshire. She successfully completed her Implant Dentistry Diploma at the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in July 2012. “One highlight of the course was the teaching staff,” says Dr Patel.“There were many different lecturers, all at the top of their field. They had worked with very difficult cases, so we had the benefit of their insight into various aspects of implant dentistry. “The live surgery lectures were brilliant and there were very good teaching facilities and labs, all of which helped me to get organised in my own practice. “The course has given me a lot more confidence with treating my patients and I can provide a whole new field of dentistry, whereas in the past I’ve had to refer my patients. It’s very empowering for me and the patients are a lot happier not having to go somewhere else.“ For admissions enquiries please contact the Admissions Officer, on For specific course enquiries please contact Richard Banks, Programme Administrator, on or 020 7905 1281 or visit EndoCare – best service, guaranteed AtEndoCarewearesolelycommitted to the diagnosis and treatment of dental pain and infection. Our state-of-the-art practices located throughout London offer patients a comfortable, calming experience and our dedicated team of experts are wholly committed to providing successful Endodontic treatments, and an outstanding level of care. Here at EndoCare we pride ourselves on offering exceptional service and support to all our referring practices. We guarantee that we will give the best service to your patient and communicate with you promptly as to what treatment is required, has taken place and what is required in the future. We will also recommend the type of restoration best suited to the case, appropriate timing, and any follow-up the patient requires either with ourselves, or with you. We welcome referrals from colleagues either by post, on-line or by telephone. In addition we would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and meet you in person. We are currently arranging CPD points for attending the practice and observing Endodontics. To learn more about how we can become an invaluable extra member of your team, contact EndoCare today. For further information please call EndoCare on 020 7224 0999 or visit