Chicago Midwinter Meeting · Chicago, Illinois · Thursday, February 22, 2018 Vol. 11, No. 1 Partial dentures just got better The polymer frame material that’s not too rigid and stiff and not too flexible either. A hands-free HVE suction solution Dr. Lee Ann Brady discusses the impact suction devices can have on your patients. Compliance and CDC: Are you ready? Dr. Howard Glazer explains how you can make sure your practice meets the guidelines. »page 14 »page 30 »page 35 Time to get going 5 Attendees explore the exhibit hall during the first day of the Chicago Midwinter Meeting in February 2017. (Photos/today Staff file photos) n There’s a chill in the air, the end of February is approaching and there is a whole lot of people milling around the McCormick Place West Build- ing — three very good signs that the Chicago Dental Society’s annual Mid- winter Meeting is back in business for another year. Its 153rd, to be exact. And this year the Midwinter Meet- ing has an extra point of honor in its favor — back in September, it was named to the Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100, the trade-show-industry magazine’s annual listing of the pre- vious year’s top-100 shows. The Mid- winter Meeting was the only dental trade show among the magazine’s 2016 honorees. 8see GOING, page 4 AD America’s ToothFairy launches 5th annual Smile Drive Program in conjunction with National Children’s Dental Health Month focused on providing vital oral care products to children in need. n This month, in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month, ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foun- dation invites the dental community to participate in a national program America’s The America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive® engages volunteers across the country in collecting oral-care prod- ucts for underserved children and families and increasing oral-health awareness. Since the Smile Drive began in 2014, more than 1.2 mil- lion oral care products have been 8see SMILE, page 4
6 news Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Henry Schein announces ﬁnalists for third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal By Henry Schein Staff n Henry Schein Inc. has announced the nine finalists for the third annual Henry Schein Cares Medal, an award given to nonprofit organiza- tions from the fields of oral health, animal health and medicine that demonstrate excellence in expanding access to care for the underserved. The nine finalists (three from each field) were selected by a panel of inde- pendent judges comprised of experts from the fields of medicine, philan- thropy, social entrepreneurship and business, as well as previous Henry Schein Cares Gold Medalists. The judges will choose from those finalists a gold, silver and bronze medalist for each field. Winners will be announced later this year at Henry Schein’s national sales meeting for each respective business unit. In alphabetical order, the finalists are: AD For more information To read more about how Henry Schein Cares is making a difference, visit the blog, www.helpinghealthhappen.org. • Medicine: Care 2 Communities (St. Paul, Minn.); Community Volun- teers in Medicine (West Chester, Pa.); and The Night Ministry (Chicago) Each medalist will receive a cash award through the support of the Henry Schein Cares Foundation in the following amounts: $15,000 for gold, $10,000 for silver and $5,000 for bronze. In addition, each finalist will receive $10,000 worth of product from Henry Schein. Since its founding in 1932, Henry Schein has been dedicated to fulfill- ing its responsibilities as a corporate citizen by giving back to the indus- tries and communities it serves. The company created the Henry Schein Cares Medal in 2015 to honor com- munity organizations that shared the company’s commitment to serving society and whose work has been especially effective in bringing care to people and animals in need. “Throughout our company’s his- tory, we at Henry Schein have been guided by the principle that everyone, regardless of their economic standing or personal circumstances, deserves quality health care,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “These nine organizations share that idea and embody a spirit of generosity that deserves recognition, and we are proud to honor them with the Henry Schein Cares Medal.” The Henry Schein Cares Medal is an initiative of Henry Schein Cares, the company’s global corporate social responsibility program. 5 (Photo/Provided by Henry Schein) • Oral health: Community Treat- ment (Festus, Mo.); Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care (Washing- ton, D.C.); and My Community Dental Centers (Boyne City, Mich.) • Animal health: Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (West- brook, Maine); Brooke USA (Lexing- ton, Ky.); and the Massachusetts Soci- ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Boston)
8 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Predictable and functional esthetics with low shrinkage and reduced stress By Shofu Dental Staff n One of the greatest limitations in the use of resin composites is the material’s shrinkage during polym- erization. This process, typically associated with dynamic development of elastic modulus, creates a network of stress cells within the resin composite and its interface with the tooth struc- ture. The unrelieved stress can weaken the bond between the tooth structure and the restoration. Consequently, marginal leakage, tooth fracture and a restoration’s displacement may occur and further initiate the forma- tion of secondary caries and post- operative sensitivity. On average, the majority of resin composites in the market shrink about 2 to 5 percent. As polymerization shrinkage can- not be completely eliminated, a pleth- ora of techniques and protocols has been developed to conduct the manip- ulation of restorative procedures to minimize the effects of shrinkage and associated shrinkage stress. Introduction of various new com- posite systems with low-shrink chem- istry may also help overcome the problem. A next generation of a bioactive composite indicated for all cavity classes, I—V, Beautifil II LS (Low Shrink) provides general practition- ers with the means to reduce polym- erization shrinkage and shrinkage stress while creating predictable and functional esthetics. Like all restorative materials from Shofu, this novel composite incorporates the proprietary bioac- tive Giomer chemistry, clinically proven in eight- and 13-year recall studies to release and recharge fluo- ride and other beneficial ions and inhibit plaque formation to help establish a stable pH in the oral envi- ronment. Highly filled, 83 wt percent, Beau- tifil II LS demonstrates excellent compressive and flexural strength (ca. 370 MPa and 120 MPa, respec- 5 Functional and naturally beautiful restorations created with Beautifil II LS. (Photos/Frank J. Milnar, DDS, AAACD) Here in Chicago Receive 6 C.E. credits by attending today’s lecture from Dr. Zase on “Cos- metic Pearls for General Practitioners,” being held from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Also, visit Shofu’s booth, No. 2807, to experience the EyeSpecial C-III camera firsthand and connect with a team of certified dental assistants. fillers, which also exhibit tooth-like optical properties and natural esthet- ics. Available in syringes, tips and value kits, in 14 dentin and enamel shades, Beautifil II LS offers the cli- nicians predictable and functional esthetics with greater strength, higher wear resistance and naturally beautiful esthetics, according to the company. Features of Beautiﬁl II LS (Low Shrink) • Lowest volumetric shrinkage (0.85 percent) and shrinkage stress (2.72 MPa). • Greater strength and higher wear resistance. • Tooth-like esthetics with natural fluorescence and chameleon effect. • Polishes in an instant. • Sustained fluoride release/ recharge with bioactive Giomer chemistry. 5 Beautifil II LS. (Photo/Provided by Shofu Dental) tively), maintains ideal color stability and polishes in an instant, producing a long-lasting sheen, according to the company. Among the distinguishing features of Beautifil II LS are its low-shrink attrib- utes. In rigorous international bench tests, this ground-breaking material demonstrated volumetric shrinkage of 0.85 percent and polymerization shrinkage stress of 2.72 MPa, the lowest characteristics among all uni- versal composites in the market today. Shofu attributes these outstanding results to a new proprietary monomer and high-density pre-polymerized
10 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Spend time polishing, not sterilizing New hygiene handpiece also focuses on ergonomics By Avid Dental Products n Avid Dental Products® is excited to launch its newest product, the Avid Premier™ Hygiene Handpiece. The Avid Premier was designed with proper sterilization procedures in mind. Industry standards are ever changing. The need to quickly access a sterilized handpiece has become a priority. The Avid Premier comes standard with four aluminum sleeves, provid- ing hygienists with an uninterrupted workflow. The seamless transition between sleeves allows for a faster, cost-effective procedure. Hygienists will spend more time polishing and less time sterilizing, according to the company. The Avid Premier is quiet and light- weight. Hygienists have the option AD For more information To learn more about Avid Dental Prod- ucts, call today, (573) 483-2843, email firstname.lastname@example.org or reach out to your favorite distributor about our product line. You can also find Avid Dental Products on Facebook, Twitter, Insta- gram and LinkedIn and can see product tutorials on its YouTube Channel. Con- nect with Avid by using the hashtags #WeAreAvid and #FitIn. to use a barrier sleeve to cover the rear portion of the motor. Oiling is not necessary with this handpiece. Additional sleeves are available for purchase to last an entire work day. “I love the ease of switching the sleeves between patients,” said Libby at Dr. O’s office. All industry disposable prophy angles work with the Avid Premier Hygiene Handpiece. The Avid Pre- mier motor comes with a lifetime warranty when used with Avid Fit® Disposable Prophy Angles. The Avid Premier will be available in March 2018 at the Hinman Dental Meeting. Visit the company there at booth No. 330. In addition to the Avid Premier, the Avid Fit Hygiene Handpiece is a great addition to dental practices focusing on ergonomics. Hygienists are able to polish while keeping their wrists in a truly neutral position. The Avid Fit was launched in 2016, and it was just named “2018 Dental Advisor Top Award — Innovative Design,” receiv- ing a ++++ (87 percent) rating. Recent updates to this product include a sterilizable locking seal. Avid Dental Products’ product line also includes soft cup, firm cup and mini soft and firm cup disposable pro- phy angles. The angles work with the Avid Fit Hygiene Handpiece and the Avid Premier to create a true hygiene system, according to the company. Avid Finish™ Prophy Paste is gluten- free and uses no dye. Avid Dental Products strives to continually provide the dental indus- try with superior ergonomic and innovative products while building strong, mutually profitable relation- ships with customers, the company asserts, adding that its team has extensive knowledge of the dental industry with high-quality products and a strong commitment to customer service. The result, according to the company, is excellent order fulfill- ment and service for customers. Established in 2014 and located in Bloomsdale, Mo., Avid Dental Prod- ucts began when founder, Chris J. Carron, recognized the need for ergo- nomic dental products and devel- oped the Avid Fit Hygiene Handpiece and the Avid Fit Disposable Prophy Angles. Carron has been involved in manu- facturing dental products for more than 20 years. He formed his own company, where he manufactures products for various companies in the dental industry. During his career, his company became the third larg- est producer of prophy angles in the United States. He continues to lead Avid with expertise, motivation and determination.
14 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Solvay Dental 360 shows off its paradigm-shifting polymer Here in Chicago, company offers dentists special pricing for premium alternative to metal partials By Solvay Dental 360 Staff n Solvay Dental 360™ is bringing Ultaire™ AKP, a high-performance polymer for removable partial den- ture (RPD) frames, here to the Chi- cago Dental Society’s 2018 Midwinter Meeting. Ultaire AKP was specifically designed to fill the gap between metal RPDs, which can be too rigid and stiff, and other polymer frame materials that can be too flexible. Here at the show, Solvay Dental 360 will have a special offer for den- tists who visit its booth: Two Ultaire AKP partials for the price of one. To recieve the offer, dentists can stop by booth No. 1447. “Dentists and patients alike are demanding better materials for RPDs, and Ultaire AKP delivers in a way that metal and other polymer options sim- ply cannot,” says Shawn Shorrock, global director, Solvay Dental 360. “We saw an unmet need to replace metal in dental materials, similar to other markets we serve such as orthopedic and cardiovascular, and we worked closely with dentists to ensure Ultaire AKP best serves their needs and those of their patients.” As patients become more aware of the effects of metal — the potential allergies, toxicity and taste — they are also becoming more proactive, ask- ing for partial dentures that feel natu- ral, comfortable and are esthetically appealing. Ultaire AKP is an innova- tive aryl ketone polymer that pro- vides a biocompatible, lightweight, metal-free, non-irritating and more esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal RPD frames, accord- ing to the company. Ultaire AKP is a rigid material — not flexible — suitable as a metal replacement and different than the other non-metal materials currently on the market, the company asserts. It is both strong enough and tough enough to be tooth-supported and help reduce bone loss, yet it is flexible enough to engage undercuts more deeply. Making multiple adjustments to a milled RPD can be time-consuming and frustrating for patients and den- tists alike. Furthermore, months or even years of adjustments tend to wear down once-healthy teeth. Not 5 At top, the Ultaire AKP. 3 At left, the traditional metal partial dentures compared to the Ultaire AKP. (Photos/Provided by Solvay Dental 360) only does Ultaire AKP provide an esthetically pleasing, biocompatible alternative to metal, once an RPD made out of Ultaire AKP is designed and fitted, adjustments should not be necessary — saving the dentist and patient valuable time. “Ultaire AKP is a paradigm-shift- ing polymer — it really hits the sweet spot between metal and the flexible systems on the market today,” says Ryan Murphy, PhD, technology man- ager and polymer scientist at Solvay Dental 360. Here in Chicago To learn more about Ultaire AKP, stop by the Solvay Dental 360 booth, No. 1447. “It is a unique proprietary chemis- try developed specifically for RPDs. There is no direct one-to-one compari- son to any of the metal or polymer sys- tems that are currently on the market for RPDs.” Solvay Dental 360 is a part of the global company Solvay, a leader in high-performance polymers used in the health-care industry for medical and dental devices, equipment and instrumentation, including implant- able applications. With more than 35 brands avail- able in more than 1,500 formulations, Solvay has the broadest portfolio of high-performance health-care poly- mers in the world. Additional information and condi- tions of the promotion can be found at SolvayDental360.com.
16 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Six ﬁles, one system, reliable results By DiaDent Staff n Introducing DiaDent’s new heat- treated nickel titanium rotary file system — Dia-X Files. With its progressive taper design and cutting efficiency, the new Dia-X Rotary Files offer precision, flex- ibility, safety and reliable clinical results, according to DiaDent, the com- pany behind the product. It provides 143-plus percent the resistance to cyclic fatigue than Dia-PT Rotary Files. Dia-X Files feature the same exact geometries as Dia-PT Rotary Files; however, the heat-treated nickel tita- nium construction offers extreme flexibility and durability, according to the company. With Dia-X Rotary File’s convex triangular cross-section, it reduces rotational fiction and contact with the canal wall. The heat-treated surface is also coated, providing high corro- sion resistance. Dia-X Rotary File’s handle is only 11 mm in length, offer- ing improved accessibility to teeth. Its flat-noncutting file tip efficiently AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the Dia-X File sys- tem, stop by the booth, No. 4308. You can pick up a brochure and a sample while you are there. removes debris and soft tissue. Dia-X Rotary File is highly integrable as it is designed to work with your current technique and system. The Dia-X File system features just three shaping files and three finish- ing files (DX, D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5). The DX file has a length of 19 mm, providing excellent access in restric- tive and hard-to-reach areas, the company asserts. It has a much faster rate of taper than D1 and D2 files, so it can optimally shape canals in shorter roots and produce desirable shapes in the coronal section of longer canals. The shaping files have increas- ingly larger tapers over the length of the cutting blades so that each file can engage, cut and prepare a specific area of the canal. The D1 3 The Dia-X File system, left, and an illustration of how the D1 file works with the shape of a tooth. (Photos/Provided by DiaDent) File is designed to expand the glide path and prepare the coronal third of the canal, whereas the D2 File can enlarge and prepare the middle third. They are designed to create glide path and remove debris efficiently, even in calcified or severed curved canals. D3, D4, and D5 are the finishing files and have yellow, red and blue identification rings. These finishing files have a decreasing rate of taper to improve flexibility and safety by reducing the potential for dangerous taper lock. Usually only one finishing file is needed to prepare the apical third of a canal. All Dia-X Rotary Files have depth markings on the blade to save chair time. Use the perfect shape-matching DiaDent Dia-Pro T Gutta Percha and Paper Point to com- plete the obturation. A brochure and sample can be requested by contacting DiaDent by phone or email or stopping by the booth, No. 4308, here in Chicago. DiaDent will also be exhibiting at the Hinman Dental Meeting (booth No. 1645) from March 22-24 and at the AAE meeting (booth No. 724) from April 26-28. For more product and company information, call (877) 342-3368.
18 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Implantmed SI-1015: Respect for your needs By W&H Staff n W&H introduced the Implantmed surgical unit in 2001. The company asserts it’s a high-quality device — safe, simple to use with a high degree of precision and flexible application options. The new generation builds on those tried-and-tested features and adds an array of all new benefits: a color touchscreen interface, a wireless foot pedal, shorter/lighter and more pow- erful motor with LED+ capability and a unique ISQ module for assessing the stability of an implant. W&H Implantmed SI-1015 supports practitioners for both oral surgery and implantology. Improved safety Immediate load … early load … or the conventional route? Deciding on the best time for load- ing implants is becoming more com- plex when trying to take into account all of a patient’s risk factors. According to the company, the integrated automatic thread-cutter function and precise torque control actively helps the operator during implant placement — especially in dense bone. Using the documentation function stores all parameters, the implant insertion torque/time graph, optional ISQ measurement data, doc- umentation ID and tooth position on a USB stick for patient records. As an option, the W&H Osstell ISQ (Implant Stability Quotient) module for the Implantmed SI-1015 is a non- invasive measuring system of pri- mary stability/osseointegration. Combining the detailed insertion torque graph with the ISQ measure- ment reduces risk in deciding opti- mum loading time and assists in moni- toring osseointegration of an implant. Simplicity: New color touchscreen user interface and redesigned pump The new Implantmed SI-1015’s user interface helps the practice team to streamline. A high-tech color touch- screen with a tempered glass surface makes it easy to operate and disinfect, according to the company. The navi- gation system and the customizable programs allow the operator to focus on the surgery. 5 The new Implantmed SI-1015. (Photo/Provided by W&H) The Implantmed can be custom- ized for up to six individual users for reduced risk in group practices using multiple implant brands and their individual protocols. A redesigned coolant pump means the irrigation tubing can now be loaded faster under sterile condi- tions. Precise: Powerful motor and new surgical handpieces with LED+ In its class, the new motor is the strongest (6.2 Ncm), lightest and shortest, the company asserts, adding that the ergonomic shape and balance combined with a W&H handpiece can reduce operator physical strain. Five new short surgical handpieces with LED+ fully illuminate, regardless of the motor speed. Flexibility: Wireless multi-functional, multi-device foot pedal The new optional wireless foot pedal offers even greater flexibility and con- Here in Chicago To learn more about the Implantmed SI-1015 and other W&H products, stop by the booth, No. 1327. venience, according to the company. The Implantmed can be operated with the foot control as an alternative to the touchscreen. One foot pedal can be used with multiple W&H devices (Piezomed, etc.).
20 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Anutra Medical introduces 1 percent lidocaine as a new product offering By Anutra Medical Staff n Medical device company, Anutra Medical, is now adding 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine 1:100,000 to its product offerings, making this particular concentration of lidocaine more accessible to the dental market than ever before. A published study that appeared in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofa- AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the Anutra Lo- cal Anesthetic Delivery System or 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine 1:100,000, stop by the Anutra Medical booth, No. 5101. cial Surgery in October 2017 showed that buffered 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine can be equally as effective as 2 percent lidocaine with epinephrine for a maxillary field block. This independent study by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, found that buffering 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine 1:100,000 with the Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System® “reduces the pain on injection with a maxillary field block and results in similar lengths of pulpal anesthesia tested with a cold stimulus” as compared to the traditionally used 2 percent lidocaine with epinephrine 1:100,000. As a result of the study showing the benefits of the lower concentra- tion of lidocaine, Anutra Medical is now adding 1 percent lidocaine with epinephrine, 1:100,000 as one of its regular product offerings. In other studies conducted in April 2017, utilizing the Anutra Local Anes- thetic Delivery System, The School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, found that, “Mean blood level differences of lido- caine for each patient were signifi- cantly lower after nerve block with the buffered drug compared with the nonbuffered agent.” Anutra Medical is excited to intro- duce 1 percent lidocaine 1:100,000 into the dental market in a more accessible format than it has been in the past. The option of this new concentration of lidocaine to dental practitioners further shows Anutra’s dedication to increasing patient expe- riences while transforming practi- tioner’s efficiency, according to the company. Anutra is currently accepting orders for the new product offering. 5 The Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System. (Photo/Provided by Anutra Medical)
22 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 COLTENE expands HyFlex EDM endodontic product line to include new size and 20/.05 preparation ﬁle By COLTENE Staff n COLTENE has expanded its HyFlex EDM endodontic product line. HyFlex EDM files are now available in 21 mm as well as 25 mm. In addition, a 20/.05 preparation file has been added to the line, which enables the clinician to treat curved canals only with the efficient HyFlex EDM system. Here in Chicago Visit booth No. 4000 to see the new HyFlex EDM files for yourself. To re- quest a free sample, visit Hyflexedm. coltene.com. 10/.05, the 20/.05 file allows minimally invasive, fast preparation of the canal, according to the company. After creating a glidepath with the HyFlex EDM files are indicated in cases with calcification or retreat- ment. Fabricated using EDM (electrical discharge machining) breakthrough technology, HyFlex EDM offers up to 700 percent greater fracture resist- ance compared to traditional Niti files (Int Endod J. 2015 May 22. doi: 10.1111/ iej.12470). The OneFile is designed to increase the number of cases that can be prepared with confidence using just one or two HyFlex EDM files. AD 3 The HyFlex EDM file. (Photo/ Provided by COLTENE)
24 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 DentalEZ unveils next-generation products StarETorque customizable electric system and the ﬁrst InOfﬁce workstation for in-ofﬁce labs promise versatility, simplicity By DentalEZ Integrated Solutions Staff n DentalEZ Integrated Solutions debuts its latest innovations today on one of the industry’s biggest stages: Here at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting. AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the StarETorque customizable electric system and the first InOffice workstation for in-office labs, stop by booth No. 1807 or go on- line to www.dentalez.com. The new Star®ETorque™ advances the electric handpiece with a one- touch system that allows the practi- tioner to move seamlessly between high- and low-speed applications, according to the company. From car- ies removal to root canal treatment, StarETorque covers a range of opera- tory needs with a lightweight tool that combines power, performance and flexibility. The other innovative product showcased at the DentalEZ booth, No. 1807, is the InOffice™ workstation developed for the dental practice. This new workstation can be cus- tomized for today’s needs, with the flexibility to add new features as the needs of the practice change. “We’re excited to debut these new products at the Midwinter Show,” said Bob Senesac, DentalEZ’s sen- ior director of marketing. “As high- performance partners of the dental industry, we are constantly striving to develop new products that provide solutions to everyday challenges in the delivery of oral health care. We’re focused on simplification and efficiency, value-based products and outstanding customer service and support.” StarETorque electric system The StarETorque uses a small, light- weight, brushless motor for less noise and vibration to benefit both patient and dentist. The motor is autoclav- able, with six customizable operative modes for both endodontic and pre- paratory procedures, which provide the ultimate in flexibility, according to the company. “This compact, intuitive system gives dental professionals the free- dom to work seamlessly through a variety of procedures,” said Eric Reno, senior product line manager of handpieces. “It’s truly customizable, letting the user move from high- speed to low-speed settings with a simple touch.” The motor control unit of the StarETorque features a bright, easy- to-read color touch screen and a com- pact design for a small footprint as a standalone or detachable for modular mounting. “We wanted to deliver a product that was intuitive, innovative and individual,” said Reno. InOfﬁce Workstation for the dental practice DentalEZ brings that same level of customization to workstations, as well, according to the company. It all starts with the basics: A frame, legs and a counter top. From there, the options to customize are endless. Add the features you need, including overhead lighting, an air gun, a handpiece and more. You also have esthetic choices, such as steel color and solid surface countertops. InOffice gives dental professionals the opportunity to make flexible workstations that work best for them. A key feature is front dust col- lection. The dust collection system has the highest particle capture rate compared with leading brands, based on independent testing, according to the company. “We wanted to deliver a product that would allow the dental profes- sional the flexibility to add some features as their needs change,” said Kim Pinegar, senior product line man- ager of lab workstations. “Being able to select the features you’ll use day- to-day makes for a more productive, more enjoyable work environment.”
28 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 3M and 3Shape partner to advance digital workﬂows for orthodontics By 3M and 3Shape Staffs n 3M and 3Shape have announced their intention to work together to advance the field of orthodontics through digital workflows support- ing indirect bonding, clear aligners and other emerging digital orthodon- tic workflows. “Our partnership with 3Shape puts our customers first and is designed AD Here in Chicago To learn more about digital workflows for orthodontics, stop by the 3M booth, Nos. 3825/4025, or the 3Shape booth, No. 4815. with practitioners, their patients and their businesses in mind. Our goal is to make it easier for orthodontists to engage patients, provide effective treatments and run a profitable prac- tice. The workflow will include our indirect bonding solutions, our cus- tomized lingual offering and future new offerings in the digital ortho- dontic space,” said Jim Ingebrand, president and general manager, 3M Oral Care Division. For 3M’s and 3Shape’s joint cus- tomers, the cooperation will enable use of the 3Shape TRIOS scanner and 3Shape indirect bonding software with 3M’s Incognito™ lingual appli- ance system, the Clarity™ ADVANCED brackets with APC™ Flash Free tech- nology for indirect bonding proce- dures, as well as future orthodontic product offerings. These combined solutions will enable better outcome while improving productivity of the practice, according to the companies. “3Shape believes that an open mar- ket with freedom of choice is in the best interest of doctors and patients. Partnering with 3M will help ortho- dontists provide better treatment for their patients using 3Shape’s award- winning TRIOS scanner and digital workflow software with 3M’s treat- ment solutions in integrated work- flows,” said Allan Hyldal, 3Shape vice president, orthodontics and implan- tology. Emerging technology is enabling new efficiencies and greater predict- ability in the practice of orthodontics. While technology is changing how orthodontics is practiced, the end goal remains the same — a beautiful smile and healthy teeth that will last a lifetime. No two smiles are alike. To develop customized treatment plans for each patient’s unique clinical diagnosis, orthodontists need flexible, choice- based solutions that deliver the best outcomes for their patients. About 3M At 3M, science is applied in collabo- rative ways to improve lives daily, according to the company. With $32 billion in sales, the company’s 91,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews. is About 3Shape 3Shape changing dentistry, together with dental professionals, across the world by developing inno- vations that provide superior dental care for patients, according to the company. Its portfolio of 3-D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions for the dental industry includes the 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner, the upcom- ing 3Shape X1 CBCT scanner and scanning and design software solu- tions for dental labs. Visit www.3shape.com to learn more.
30 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 A new hands-free HVE suction solution A Q&A with Dr. Lee Ann Brady on the new Ivory ReLeaf device from Kulzer By Kulzer Staff n Dr. Lee Ann Brady is a nationally recognized dentist and dental educa- tor who says her goal is to partner with patients to assist them in making the best dental-health choices. Brady shares her experience with the new Ivory® ReLeaf ™ from Kulzer. What are some of the challenges you face as a clinician during common dental procedures? Keeping the field isolated from saliva, managing the water spray from equipment and retracting the tongue and cheek. Which procedures do you ﬁnd suction devices to be most useful? All procedures, as long as the suction can be hands-free. AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the new Ivory ReLeaf from Kulzer, visit the booth, No. 2000, to request a sample. You were one of the ﬁrst clinicians to try the Ivory ReLeaf. In what situations do you ﬁnd it to be most effective? It can be used with or without a bite block, so it is great for patients who cannot tolerate a bite block or have small mouths. It can also be easily taken in and out of the mouth as needed, and the patient can close his or her mouth, which is necessary for some proce- dures. What do you see in terms of the impact on patients when using the product? They are more comfortable as they do not feel the water pooling in their mouth and like they have to resist swallowing. It also protects the inside of their cheek. 4 Dr. Lee Ann Brady. (Photo/Eric Seid, today Staff) What do you see as the value of Ivory ReLeaf to a practice? Shorter appointments, greater daily production, enhanced patient comfort and setting your practice apart.
32 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Orascoptic makes history with Cellerant tech awards 5 The three Cellerant awards for The Spark cordless headlight, Ease-In-Shields and the new OmniOptic interchangeable loupe system. (Photo/Provided by Orascoptic) AD By Orascoptic Staff n Orascoptic has made history by becoming the first company ever to win three Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology awards. The Spark™ cord- less headlight, Ease-In Shields™ and the new OmniOptic™ interchangeable loupe system all stand out in ways that set the products apart from oth- ers in the industry, according to the company. With a legacy of setting the stand- ard for quality craftsmanship and introducing transformative products to the medical vision industry, Oras- coptic is proud to be recognized for its advanced product performance and clinician-first features. According to the Orascoptic, it is hoped that these three products will help bring the world closer to the day when every health-care procedure will be performed with superior visu- alization and under ideal ergonomic conditions, in order to drive the best patient outcomes. Orascoptic believes fully in this vision, and there is no better place to drive this vision forward than here at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, one of the largest dental congresses with thousands of professionals from all over the world. Orascoptic is excited to have the three award-winning products, as well as the rest of its extensive line of loupes and headlights, at its booth for all attendees to see and test out for themselves. Orascoptic is located at booth No. 1203 — make sure you stop by. You can also visit orascoptic.com to learn more about products that focus on magnification, illumination and ergonomics. Here in Chicago Stop by the Orascoptic booth, No. 1203, to test out and learn more about all the products the company offers.
Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 exhibitors 35 Compliance and CDC: What you should know By Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD for n Is your office in compliance with the new CDC sterilization guidelines? Recently the CDC issued additional guidelines infection control, which contains the most up-to-date infection prevention recommenda- tions and expectations for safe care in the dental setting. Dental hand- pieces are specifically mentioned in the following quoted statement: including “Dental handpieces and associated attachments, low-speed motors and reusable prophylaxis angles, should always be heat steri- lized between patients and not high level or surface disinfected. Although these devices are considered semi- critical, studies have shown that their internal surfaces can become contaminated with patient materials during use. If these devices are not properly cleaned and heat sterilized, the next patient may be exposed to potentially infectious materials.”1 In my humble opinion, it implies that any item that can be removed from the air line should be heat steri- 5 (Photo/Provided by Medidenta) lized. This includes hygiene hand- pieces, low-speed motors and any quick disconnects that are being used in your dental practice. Several state dental boards are making this a mandatory procedure — which it should be, to not only pro- tect our patients but also ourselves and our staff. Fortunately, Medidenta is trying to do its best to help us out with this particular situation, and Medidenta’s CDC bundle does just that. When you buy the Meditorque Elite three-piece kit, which consists of an Elite 25k low-speed motor, an Elite latch contra angle and an Elite nose cone attach- ment, you then get for free — yes, free — your choice of one Prophy Pro Hygiene handpiece or one Atom high- speed handpiece. It is Medidenta’s way of helping us out so that our den- tal practices will comply with these new guidelines. You probably have seen Medi- denta’s CDC bundle advertisements. Because the CDC guidelines specifi- cally call out slow-speed motors, this three-piece kit allows you to have a slow-speed motor with attachments and also receive a hygiene handpiece for free. Or, of course, you can get the free Atom high-speed handpiece, which I personally think is the bomb! Reference 1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Summary of infection prevention practices in dental set- tings: Basic expectations for safe care.” Atlanta, Ga: Centers for Dis- ease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; October 2016. Here in Chicago To learn more about the new CDC sterilization guidelines and the CDC Support Bundle, stop by the Medidenta booth, No. 2609, or go online to www. medidenta.com. About the author Howard S. Glazer, DDS, FAGD, practices in New Jersey. For more than 24 years, he has lectured and published articles on various areas of dentistry. Glazer has confirmed that he has not received any renumeration from the manufac- turer of the products reviewed or its af- filiates during the prior three years. All reviews are the opinions of the author. AD
36 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Glidewell Dental Laboratories takes C.E. offerings on the road Dallas symposium sells out By Robert Selleck, today Staff n Attendee response to the inaugu- ral Glidewell Dental Symposium 2017, held in November in Dallas, has the company planning a 2018 follow-up. “It exceeded my expectations. I’m very, very pleased with it,” said Glidewell Laboratories President and CEO Jim Glidewell in an interview with Chairside Live, the company’s online educational and informational video platform. Commenting on the event’s unique format, Glidewell said: “I think it’s going to be a big hit, and we’re going to see this beyond Dallas. We’re getting information out there and helping dentistry to be more responsive and more valued.” The sold-out, single-day sym- posium brought together 11 opin- ion leaders from various sectors of dentistry, each delivering 30- to 40-minute presentations. Topics included esthetic dentistry, digital dentistry, dental implants, tissue regeneration, sleep-related dentistry and practice management — all with a focus on tools and techniques that are helping dental practices achieve clinical and business success. Attend- ees of the event were able to earn up to eight C.E. units. When asked in the Chairside Live interview if more such events will be held, Glidewell said: “Absolutely. We think we can go to every major city in the United States, and this idea will work.” In addition to the speakers, the event included an interactive exhib- its area featuring the latest tools and resources Glidewell Dental has avail- able for practices. Attendees were also able to take a virtual-reality tour of the main lab areas at the company’s 71,000-square-foot facility in New- port Beach, Calif. With a staff of 4,500, the company is the largest employer in Orange County, operating out of a total of 650,00 square feet of office space, Glidewell noted in opening remarks at the symposium. Chad Duplantis, DDS, who is in pri- vate practice in Fort Worth and speaks internationally, presented “Digital Dentistry: The New Office Paradigm.” Duplantis covered the history of his increasingly digital practice. His set up incorporates the latest offerings from glidewell.io (In-Office Solution), Here in Chicago To learn more about Glidewell Den- tal Laboratories, stop by the booth, Nos. 4016/4021. clinical director with Greenberg Den- tal and Orthodontics, which has more than 70 offices and 240 practitioners across Florida. He outlined in detail how he approaches various cases and works closely with Glidewell lab pro- fessionals. “My goal is for my patients to pick up a mirror and say they love their provisional,” Barrett said. Introduced as the “Father of Implant Dentistry,” Jack Hahn, DDS, delivered the event’s closing keynote, “The Emergency Implant.” Hahn, who maintains a private practice in Cincin- nati, quickly and self-deprecatingly guided the audience through the earliest days of his 45 years of expe- rience in placing dental implants. Today, Hahn is perhaps best known for his involvement in the design of the Hahn Tapered Implant System. With a clinician’s eye, Hahn outlined in detail the latest thinking in evalu- ating and successfully performing immediate implant placements. Other speakers included Anama- ria Muresan, DMD, ME, CDT, on “New Techniques for Successful Veneers”; Carrie Webber on “Get- ting Your Patients to Say ‘Yes’ to the Big Cases”; Justin Chi, DDS, CDT, on “The Reengineered PFM”; Raymond Choi, DDS, on “Indications for Small- Diameter Implants”; Paresh Patel, DDS, on “Monolithic Zirconia from Single Crowns to the Full Arch” and Charles Schlesinger, DDS, on “Ridge Preservation Protocol for Success.” Many of the presenters teach continuing-education course at the Glidewell International Technology Center, a 2,800-square-foot, state-of- the-art training, education and dem- onstration center that for years has provided comprehensive programs on all aspects of implant and restora- tive dentistry. The Dallas event represented the first time the company has pack- aged a full symposium of such train- ing outside of its Irvine base. The $125 preregistration tuition included breakfast, lunch and a closing cock- tail event. You can monitor or sign up for noti- fications at glidewellsymposium.com to learn about a planned symposium for this year. 5 Introduced as the ‘Father of Implant Dentistry,’ Jack Hahn, DDS, delivers the Glidewell Dental Symposium 2017’s closing keynote, ‘The Emergency Implant.’ (Photos/Robert Selleck, today Staff) 5 Anamaria Muresan, DMD, ME, CDT, presents ‘New Techniques for Successful Veneers’ during the Glidewell Dental Symposium. which comprises a package of tools and support that enable practices to scan, design and even mill in house (with full support from the Glidewell lab) to provide patients with quicker service — not just with single crowns but with bridges, inlays, onlays, par- tials, aligners, ortho appliances and more. It’s all about “simplifying your workflow and making your office more efficient,” Duplantis said, com- menting on the process used to deter- mine how and when to keep control in house or when to tap into additional expertise from the lab. Tim Kosinski, DDS, MAGD, a gen- eral dentist in Bingham Farms, Mich., presented “Esthetic Implant Success.” Kosinski, who is an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, used a show of hands to determine that nearly half of the general dentists in the audience were placing implants. He quickly covered one of his recent cases involving a fractured tooth in a patient with very thin facial palatal bone. The case involved immedi- ate implant placement with a Hahn Tapered Implant, graft material and a custom temporary abutment from Glidewell Dental Laboratories. “Visu- alize the case finished before you ever start,” Kosinski said, when sharing his thought process from initial scan- ning through follow-up. “Every single one of you should be doing sleep dentistry,” advised Suzanne Haley, DMD, in present- ing “Preventing Sleep Divorce.” The sleep dentistry and general dentist who practices in St. Simons Island, Ga., emphasized that dentists only screen and treat (or refer) — leaving diagnosis to physicians. Noting that research shows that snoring and other sleep disorders have a bigger negative impact on lifespan than smoking, Haley said, “You can save a marriage. You can save a life. You can change a life.” She explained in detail how she heavily relies on a number of Glidewell’s sleep-dentistry products. Presenting “Quality Provisionals for Esthetic Success,” Steven Barrett, DDS, shared an emotionally charged video capturing his patients’ reac- tion upon first seeing their smiles following his placement of BioTemps Provisionals. Barrett is partner and
38 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 TAUB Products: Esthetic products developed for KOLs, clinicians, dental educators and your practice By TAUB Products Staff n As industry products and tech- nology advance at a continually fast pace, new procedures and methods are implemented. The focus at TAUB Products is to keep pace with these advances by offering products that deliver the best results possible, through simple and easy integration, no matter how doctors and labs prac- tice dentistry. TAUB is proud to introduce a revolutionary dual-cure acrylic resin — STELLAR DC Acrylic, which the company describes as being great for creating verification indexes, trans- fer and insertion guides for implants; pick-up impression copings; abutment seating jigs; connecting or fixing sin- gle implants parts for soldering and welding; and creating structure mod- els of implant components. STELLAR DC Acrylic can be light cured in 20 seconds or will cure on its own in 60 seconds. It provides the fastest production time of any pattern resin and acrylic, burns out completely and leaves no residue, according to the company. The mate- rial can be layered, reproduces detail accurately and grinds easily. A new technique allows it to repair cracked or damaged dentures in minutes. “STELLAR DC Acrylic is a great addition to our product line,” said Jordan Taub, executive vice presi- dent at TAUB Products. “Using our chemistry and technology, we can now offer the CDT and prosthodontist an acrylic that increases production by dramatically reducing production times, which helps the bottom line. STELLAR’s on-demand continuous flow of material allows quick and easy fabrication,” he added. TAUB is known for three prod- ucts that solve many issues when placing cement-retained implant res- torations: GoCHx Gel Syringeable Chlorhexidine, Liquid Magic Resin Barrier abutment access plug and ZERO-G Bio-Implant Cement. According to Jordan Taub: “Zero-G provides permanent cementation of implant restorations and, at the same time, retrievability of those restora- tions. This is the best of both worlds for the doctors who want access to the abutment and also for the doctors Here in Chicago To learn more about TAUB Products, stop by the booth, No. 1911, for prod- uct demonstrations, literature, show specials and cookies. who never want the restoration to come off. “When we designed this cement, we understood incomplete cleanup of other cements, and peri-implan- titis was a cause of concern. Giving Zero-G the highest radiopacity over any other implant cement makes any excess cement extremely visible. The cleanup is unlike anything else on the market; any excess can be completely removed.” Liquid Magic Resin Barrier Mate- rial is used for implant and cosmetic dentistry. It can be used to fill abut- ment access holes, replacing Teflon tape and other products typically used. Liquid Magic is placed into the access hole, light cured and can be easily removed. Liquid Magic can be used for cement or screw-retained restorations. As a barrier product, it can be used when isolation is desired. GoCHx Gel Syringeable Chlorhex- idine is a thin, non-alcohol based gel containing 0.8 percent chlorhexidine in a water-soluble formula. As a gel, GoCHx can be applied precisely, stay- ing where it is placed, and rinses com- pletely. Use GoCHx Gel for everyday use. From no-prep restorations to full mouth reconstruction, using emax®, CEREK®, zirconia, lithium disilicate, feldspathic porcelain and PFMs, FUSION-Zr® Esthetic Resin Cements provide the best results, according to the company. These esthetic cements allow dentists to present their best work by offering ease of use, fast cleanup, high-bond strength and cor- rect color representation. “My patients expect my restora- tions to pop,” said Ross Nash, DDS, of the Nash Institute in Charlotte, N.C. “They can’t just be good; they need to be the best. I get best results when using Fusion-Zr Resin Cements.” Launched in 2016, Ca-Lok Flow- able Adhesive Calcium Base/Liner is a light-cured, calcium-filled resin. Unlike any other resin or MTA bases 3 STELLAR DC Acrylic. (Photo/Provided by TAUB Products) and liners, Ca-Lok offers adhesion to tooth structure, preventing move- ment and sensitivity, and has seam- less compatibility to other restorative materials, according to the company. Ca-Lok is radiopaque and releases cal- cium and fluoride. Use Ca-Lok when practicing conservative dentistry. TAUB Products is located at booth No. 1911. Please stop by for a dem- onstration, grab literature, have a famous Old Man Pa Cookie, have one more famous Old Man Pa Cookie and find out about TAUB show specials. TAUB Products is also currently looking to build its lecture-based clinicians. If you feel any of these products have value in your dental education programs, please stop by the booth, call TAUB at (800) 828-2634 or email Jordan Taub at jordan@taub dental.com.
40 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 ‘Uni-Verse-All’ holds any size sensor New product makes taking X-rays easier and faster for everybody n Digital X-rays are changing how you manage patient diagnostics. But while digital is faster and easier to use, it poses some unique challenges too. Sensor positioning is one such challenge. Unlike film, sensors are rigid and thick. And unlike film, there is no standard size to a “size-2” sensor. All this makes finding a quick and easy way to position your sensor somewhat more difficult than when you were using film. With Flow Dental’s new Uni-Verse- All positioner, you could take every imaginable X-ray while using only one positioner and one aiming ring. Sounds impossible, yet Flow’s Uni- Verse-All sensor positioner does just that. It will hold just about any size sensor. The Uni-Verse-All sensor holder lets you reposition the sensor along the bite plane so you can go from AD Here in Chicago To learn more about Flow Dental offerings, stop by booth No. 1521. a periapical to a bite wing in seconds, and without changing parts. The Uni-Verse-All is easy to use and set up is fast. You choose from two sizes of sensor holders (both included in Flow’s starter kit). You then snap the sensor holder into the Uni-Verse- All positioner and slide on the aiming ring. Just like that you’re ready. Move the holder down for anteri- ors or periapicals, up for bite wings. Lightweight for added patient com- fort, Uni-Verse-Alls are re-useable and autoclavable. A starter kit with everything you need retails for less than $57. For more information, or to order, you can contact your local dealer or visit www.FlowDental.com. (Source: Flow Dental) 4 With Flow Dental’s new Uni-Verse-All positioner, you could take every imaginable X-ray while using only one positioner and one aiming ring. (Photo/Provided by Flow Dental)
42 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Gelato takes home Top Prophy Paste award for ﬁfth consecutive time By Keystone Industries Staff n Keystone Industries’ Gelato Pro- phy Paste was named the Top Prophy Paste in the hygiene category of The Dental Advisor’s 2017 Product Awards, an award Keystone has now won from the respected publication five times consecutively. In the clinical research conducted on Gelato, 35 consultants used the product more than 2,500 times and came to an overall 91 percent clini- cal rating. Among the consultants, 63 percent said they would switch to Gelato Prophy Paste, and 80 percent said they would recommend it to den- tal professionals. Consultants involved in the clini- cal testing also remarked that Gelato Prophy Paste “does not splatter,” “is easy to rinse” and “cups are color- coded and easy to open.” AD Here in Chicago For more information on Gelato Prophy Paste or any of Keystone’s many prod- ucts, stop by the booth, No. 4011. The annual Product Awards compiled by The Dental Advisor are one of the most respected awards to receive in the dental industry because of their in-depth research and analysis the highest-quality products on the mar- ket. recognize to Because the prophy paste market is flooded with many superb prod- ucts, The Dental Advisor’s editorial board must debate, discuss and vote on a product that fits its criteria for innovation, quality and excellence every year. 5 (Photo/Provided by Keystone Industries) Gelato is one of few products to win this many times consecutively. Gelato Prophy Paste was created and designed with dental hygienists’ needs in mind. The main goal of the product is to allow easy use for the dental hygienist with great results and to give the patient a satisfying experience. This is made possible by being able to apply Gelato smoothly without any splatter, all while coming in six flavors, including piña colada, bubble gum, cherry, mint, raspberry and orange sherbet. The paste comes packaged in 200-count boxes of single-use cups, for convenient use and to eliminate cross-contamination. Gelato is also available in four different grits: fine, medium, coarse and x-coarse. More buying options are available as well, such as 6-ounce (exports only) and 12-ounce jars.
44 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Headlights: Now in high-deﬁnition By Designs for Vision Staff n Designs for Vision is introducing an advanced photonic design that provides uniform light distribution with maximum intensity. The patent-pending headlights optically focus the light from the LED to provide 45 percent more light with uniform distribution. The new LED DayLite® Micro HDi™ combines the new high-definition imaging with a very lightweight headlight in combination with the new Micro power pack, according to the company, which says the Micro power pack is the lightest and small- est available. The complete unit includes two power packs, and each power pack can run up to 10 hours. Designs for Vision has also added the high-definition imaging to LED DayLite WireLess Mini HDi, provid- ing a lightweight, cordless solution with light intensity comparable to many corded headlights. You can choose high-definition imaging with either a wired or wireless design to AD Here in Chicago You can see the Visible Difference® yourself by visiting Designs for Vision’s booths, Nos. 2602 and 4421, or contact the company to arrange a visit in your office by calling (800) 345-4009 or emailing email@example.com. the weight by 40 percent while provid- ing an expanded-field, full oral cavity view at 3.5x magnification. Building on the award-winning design, the newest addition to the Micro Series line is the Micro 4.5EF Scopes. These scopes reduce both the size and weight of the telescopes by 44 percent. On the move Designs for Vision has expanded into a new 67,500-square-foot location at 4000 Veterans Memorial Highway in Bohemia, N.Y. You can visit www.DesignsFor Vision.com/move.htm to check out some photos of the new facility. 5 The new HDi headlights from Designs for Vision can provide up to 45 percent more light with uniform distribution. (Photo/Provided by Designs for Vision) meet your preference, and all HDi headlights will illuminate the entire oral cavity. Designs for Vision’s WireLess head- lights free you from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modu- lar designs uncouple the headlights from a specific frame or single pair of loupes. Prior technology married a cord- less light to one pair of loupes via a cumbersome integration of the batter- ies and electronics into the frame. The compact design of the LED DayLite WireLess headlights are inde- pendent of any frame/loupes. In addition, Designs for Vision is also featuring the REALITY 5-star rated The Micro 3.5EF Scopes, which utilize a revolutionary optical design that reduces the size of the prismatic telescope by 50 percent and reduces
46 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 Expand your horizons at KaVo Kerr’s 3D Congress Register today and save 50 percent off tuition with promo code: CMW50 By KaVo Kerr Staff AD n 3D Congress, hosted by KaVo Kerr, is a unique three-day event featuring imaging solutions from i-CAT™ and KaVo that provides dental profession- als with an educational environment dedicated to cone beam 3-D (CBCT) imaging applications. Join colleagues, vendor partners and KaVo Kerr imag- ing specialists to learn how you can leverage the power of 3-D technology into your practice. In addition to topics covering implant planning and successfully incorporating 3-D into your practice, Here in Chicago To register for the 3D Congress, head to congress.kavokerr.com. For more information, stop by the KaVo Kerr booth, No. 1500. we have added to the program an opportunity to experience one-on- one anatomy and pathology consulta- tions with Dr. Bruce Howerton. The complete program includes an Orthodontic Track, 3D Learning Lab and the trusted names dental profes- sionals look to for guidance. The 2018 lineup includes: • Dr. Kevin AminZadeh • Dr. Bobby Birdi • Dr. Cynthia Brattesani • Dr. Sean K. Carlson & Dr. Juan • Carlos Quintero • Arthur Curley, JD • Dr. Lou Graham • Dr. Bruce Howerton • Laura Howerton, RDH • Dr. Diwakar Kinra • Dr. Daniel • Dr. Doug Liepert • Dr. Steve Olmos • Dr. Lou Shuman • Christine Taxin • Doug Woods • Kenna Wuistinger Additionally, 3D Congress has a dedicated area specially focused for the staff — but all dental professionals are welcome. The 3D Learning Lab offers an opportunity for you and your staff to see our software and technology in action. The 3D Learning Lab is truly a hands-on opportunity, and our hopes are that participants will take advantage of sitting down with one of our speakers or on-site experts and review a scan together. All who sign up for the 3D Learning Lab are encouraged to bring your list of questions about using 3-D in your practice — we are ready to provide answers. The mission of the 3D Learning Lab is to have participants leave 3D Congress with a truly valuable educa- tional tool that provides an extra level of confidence in treatment planning and patient education in your practice 3D Congress provides an opportu- nity to earn up to 16 C.E. credits. Reg- ister today at congress.kavokerr.com.
48 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2018 5 The Heron IOS scanner. (Photo/Provided by 3DISC) AD Here in Chicago To check out the Heron IOS 3-D scanner and the QuantorClinic software, stop by the 3DISC booth, No. 920. 3DISC showcases its latest innovation By 3DISC Staff n First previewed at the Interna- tional Dental Show in March 2017, 3DISC’s new 3-D scanner, Heron IOS, has already generated a great deal of interest, according to the company. Now, the imaging company is the market-ready demonstrating scanner to the public, first at the Greater New York Dental Meeting in November and now here in Chicago at the Midwinter Meeting. After a two-year development pro- cess, 3DISC is showcasing the new scanner together with the Quantor- Clinic software. According to the company, this is a major milestone as it moves forward into the final phase of the project, bringing the scanner to market and finally into dental clinics. Inviting potential partners and distributors to experience the scan- ner in action, Deputy Group CEO of 3DISC Thomas Weldingh said, “We have had an exciting year and have worked hard on keeping development on schedule. I am pleased to announce that we are ready to market the Heron IOS. We are keen to meet with potential partners and distributors in Chicago this month and expect to ship the first scanners to clinics early in the second quarter of this year.” Innovative technology Heron IOS is a 3-D intraoral scanner created for the modern dental prac- tice, according to the company. A smart solution for digital impression taking, the scanner has a small, light- weight design and ergonomic grip and features an open-format output for the widest integration. According to 3DISC, the break- through product’s intuitive workflow has the potential for improved clinic productivity and patient care — essen- tial factors for a good return on invest- ment. The scanner comes with 3DISC’s QuantorClinic software package, which fully supports order creation, scanning and file sharing with dental laboratories and production facili- ties. More information about distribu- tion, availability and pricing can be obtained by e-mailing sales@3disc. com.