Please activate JavaScript!
Please install Adobe Flash Player, click here for download

today Chicago Midwinter Meeting Feb. 26

exhibitors30 Chicago Midwinter Meeting — February 26, 2015 By Flow Dental Staff n Conversion from film to digital takes many forms. It’s not just the dental office that is moving from film to digital imaging. Flow Dental, long a leading manufacturer of dental film and film accessories, has also transformed its product portfolio to include unique products essential to every dental practice that’s gone digital. “Wedeterminedthatourrelevancy in a digital world would hinge on our ability to provide dentists with acces- sories that improve sensor or PSP usage and augment procedure work- flow, (no pun intended),” said Bill Winters, president of Flow. “Dentists have really responded to our digital products. They recognize the added value we put into each product. They don’t buy our products based on price; they buy based on the benefits to their practice and their patients.” Take the PSP market. Today, one out of every eight phosphor plate users relies on Flow’s Safe’n’Sure line of PSP envelopes. Safe’n’Sure’s three product styles each offer elegant time-saving solutions to enhance throughput and productivity while helping to extend the life and usage of the phosphor plates. A great example of this is Flow’s Safe’n’Sure OPT style. These PSP covers are designed for plates that include magnets — about 25 percent of the market. Unlike any other product, Flow pre-loads the cardboard insert half- way into the PSP envelope. Not only doesthiseliminateatime-consuming step, but it also assures the plate can never be loaded incorrectly (as the magnetontheplatehastolineupwith the cut-out on the cardboard insert). To enhance removal of the plate, the OPT has a unique butterfly seam. This allows the user to easily remove the plate, without having to touch it. This prolongs and preserves the lon- gevity of the plates. Flow’s DELUXE Safe’n’Sure line was recently featured in a review by Clinical Research Associates. More than 75 percent of dentists who reviewed Flow’s Deluxe Safe’n’Sure saidtheywouldrecommendittotheir peers. Inthesensorarea,Flowalsodistin- guishes itself. Take its new Snuggies adjustable sensor sleeve. Snuggies allows the user to cinch-tight the sleeve around the sensor, regard- less of sensor size or thickness. This means the operator no longer has to twist the sleeve around the sensor cableinordertokeepitinplace.It’slit- tle things like that which add to office productivity and reduce expensive sensor repairs or replacements. Other sensor accessories include Sensible’s adjustable sensor posi- tioner, which allows the user to move from an anterior to a posterior or even to a bite-wing position, all with the same bite block. The Sensible bite block can be adjusted to the mid-line ofanysensor,whetherhorizontallyor vertically placed. It’s the only sensor positioner that can do all this, accord- ing to the company. Today, Flow is far from finished re-inventing itself. Its newest product is the Exposure line of articulating strips. “As a leader in diagnostic prod- ucts, we felt extending our line into this area made sense,” Winters said. “Plus we built the machinery to make it right here in the United States.” Exposure articulating strips elimi- nate the need for forceps. They come with their own handles. “They’re easy to use and long enough to reach the back molars,” Winters said. “Dentists will appreci- ate the added convenience of not hav- ing to search for forceps or get the ink all over their gloves.” Flow recently celebrated 40 years in business. Its sister company, Wolf X-Ray, is celebrating more than 80 years of service to the medical imag- ing market. “Asafamily-ownedbusiness,”Win- ters said, “much like the majority of dental offices we service, we are proud to be a valued provider of unique and elegant products. And the best is yet to come!” Family-owned Flow Dental expands digital imaging line 5 Fig. 1: Flow’s Safe’n’Sure OPT-style PSP covers are for plates that include magnets. Flow pre-loads the cardboard insert halfway into the PSP envelope. (Photos/Provided by Flow Dental) 5 Fig. 3: Flow Dental’s newest product is the Exposure line of articulating strips (with no forceps needed). 5 Figs. 2a, 2b: The Sensible’s adjustable sensor positioner enables the user to move from an anterior to a posterior — even to a bitewing — position, all with the same bite block. The bite block can be adjusted to the midline of any sensor, whether horizontally or vertically placed. Here in Chicago For more information on Flow Dental’s products, visit, contact your local dealer or stop by booth No. 905. 40-year-old company keeps pace with practices going digital 5 Fig. 2a 5 Fig. 2b

Pages Overview