Chicago Midwinter Meeting · Chicago, Illinois · Saturday, February 24, 2018 Vol. 11, No. 3 Scenes from the Chicago Midwinter Listen to a presentation, test out some products and do a little shopping for your practice. A year of oral health successes America’s Toothfairy thanks its supporters and shares its plan for the future. The workstation that grows with you Start with the basics, then add even more options as your needs change and grow »pages 6–10 »page 12 »page 18 Deep-dish deals By Robert Selleck, today Staff n Whether you come for the deals and stay for the pizza, or vice versa, you end up winning no matter what with the Midwinter Meeting exhibit hall. Deep discounts and other show- specials are standard fare, and today is your final chance this year to stock up on staples or take advantage of introductory opportunities on new products and services. The choices seem endless. In the Trans America Medical booth (No. 1422), you can find a list of 10 show- special deals on an array of dental instruments. The 40-year old com- pany is attending its 28th Midwinter Meeting. In booth No. 5105, you can ask Lars Kahre or another Futudent rep about 8see DEALS, page 4 AD 5 A Midwinter Meeting regular, Chris Stumpf, RDH, of Dodgeville Dental in Dodgeville, Wis., always has at least one slice before leaving Chicago. And she always shops the exhibit hall, leaving this year with stock of the Ultradent Whitening System (booth No. 3811), fluoride treatments and other hygiene products. (Photos/ Robert Selleck, today Staff) Recognizing 2018 honorees n In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the dental profession, the Chicago Dental Society honored four individuals Thursday for their dedication to academic and scien- tific excellence; volunteered services and free dental care to underserved patients; and promoting awareness of the impact of oral health on overall health. Dr. Darryll Beard, Dr. Edwin “Ted” Parks, Prof. Gail Williamson and Dr. Wanda Laszcz were presented with the Cushing, Gordon J. Christensen Lecturer Recognition, and CDS Foun- dation (CDSF) Vision Award during the opening session of Midwinter Meeting. “Those involved with the Chicago Dental Society work together for one common goal: To make dentistry bet- ter by improving patient treatment through education,” said Dr. Louis Imburgia, CDS Board President. (Source: Chicago Dental Society)
6 scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 Scenes from Friday 5 Sarah Belaidi, left, and Carly Fish of Air Techniques (booth No. 1425). 5 Bill Berry, left, and Janie Wright, RDH, of Preventech (booth No. 2615). 5 Brad Baker of Flow Dental Corp. (booth No. 1521). 5 Drop by the RGP booth, No. 3315, to test out some new chairs for your practice. 5 From left: Michael Porro of Henry Schein Dental (booth No. 2819) leads a digiTALK presentation on the digital workflow with Dr. Meena Barsoum and Dr. Joe Favia. It was one of many digiTALKs offered throughout the day in the Henry Schein booth. 5 Ebelin Morales of DentalEZ (booth No. 1807). Photographs by Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff 5 A number of new and innovative offerings are available at TAUB Products (booth No. 1911). 5 The experts at Sonendo (booth No. 1229) are on hand to tell meeting attendees about the GentleWave technique for endodontic disinfection.
8 scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 6 From left: Alejandra Renteria, Mary Franco and Javier Gonzalez of Top Quality Mfg. (booth No. 2404). 5 Daniel Parrilli, left, and Jens T.W. Kuhn of Kettenbach (booths Nos. 2239 and 4715). 5 Erika Flanigan of Essential Dental Systems (EDS, booth No. 2502) holds the award-winning Irritrol two-in-one irrigation solution. 5 Ben Schoen of Orascoptic (booth No. 1203). 5 Albert Garza of Solvay Dental (booth No. 1447). 5 Shelby McCollister of Kulzer (booth No. 2000) offers demonstrations of the new Ivory ReLeaf HVE suction device. 5 Doug Woods, left, and Dede Targowski of KaVo Kerr (booth No. 1500). 5 Dr. Todd Shatkin of Shatkin FIRST (booth No. 816) offers a presentation Friday morning.
10 scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 5 Jeff Bunker of Beaverstate Dental Systems (booth No. 2708). 5 Dr. Gregori Kurtzman of Silver Spring, Md., visits the exhibit hall. 5 Colby Ledbetter of Convergent Dental (booth No. 4806) holds the Solea laser. She’s wearing a diamond and blue topaz ring in 14-karat white gold, which was the grand prize in the raffle at Oral Health America’s Gala & Benefit, held Wednesday evening. 5 Greg Smith of Surgitel (booth No. 1008). 5 Attendees gather for a presentation at Ivoclar Vivadent (booth No. 1617). 5 Meeting attendees visit with the reps at Fotona (booth No. 2044) to learn about the Lightwalker dual-wavelength laser. 5 The gang at Salvin Dental Specialties (booth No. 1139). 5 From left: Lisa Costello, Jillian Foley, Mark Eisen and Carmen Costa of DMG America (booth No. 2802).
12 chicago event Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 America’s ToothFairy: NCOHF celebrates year of successes By Robert Selleck, today Staff n America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation staff members gathered with repre- sentatives from many of the organiza- tion’s supporters Thursday evening to celebrate 2017 successes. The Celebration of Smiles event is held annually offsite during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. America’s ToothFairy Executive Director Jill Malmgren thanked the many companies that have donated funds, products and other resources to support the broad network of non- profit community-based providers the foundation helps support. Thanks to such support, since 2006 more than 8.8 million children and caregivers have received oral-health care and education; more than 1 mil- lion screenings have been provided to underserved children; more than 1.2 million oral-care products have been provided to underserved families; and more than $18 million in oral- health educational materials, grants and in-kind donations have been made. Among the foundation’s goals for 2018, Malmgren said the plan is to provide 350,000 dental-care products to at-risk children, a number that was almost achieved in 2017. The evening’s celebration included a live performance from former “American Idol” contestant Tony Tatum and an inspirational talk by former National Basketball Associa- tion great Muggsy Bogues, widely known as the shortest player to have performed in the NBA. He is best remembered for his sea- sons as point guard with the Charlotte Hornets. In his remarks, Bogues shared a poignant story about having a broken front tooth restored as a child grow- ing up in public housing in Baltimore. He said the confidence boost he had after the procedure was transforma- tive and continues to benefit him today because it enabled him in his youth to more openly smile and read- ily communicate with others. The evening included a silent auction featuring sports and music industry memorabilia, including a signed basketball and vintage Hor- nets T-shirt from Bogues. The non-profit organization is devoted to expanding access to den- 5 NBA-great Muggsy Bogues shares a poignant story about the transformative confidence gain he realized after having a broken front tooth restored as a child. (Photos/Robert Selleck, today Staff) 5 America’s ToothFairy Executive Director Jill Malmgren thanks the organization’s many supporters, including underwriters 3M, DENTSPLY Sirona, GC America, Invisalign, KaVo Kerr, Patterson Dental and Septodont. Here in Chicago To learn more about America’s Tooth- Fairy’s mission to promote the im- portance of oral health and its link to overall systemic health for at-risk children, you can visit www.ncohf.org. Here in Chicago, you can find them in the exhibit hall in booth No. 1003. tal care for at-risk children. All of the funds it raises go directly to such programs. 5 Muggsy Bogues’ autographed basketball commands center court in the evening’s silent auction.
14 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 Internal characterization of a transitional restoration milled from hybrid-ceramic material using HC Block/Disc and LiteArt Stain System By Abel Fernandez, MDT, CDT n In a dental laboratory, planning a successful clinical case involves a multifaceted collaboration between a clinician and a dental laboratory tech- nician. This process includes discuss- ing an overall treatment plan, and it incorporates studying the clinical photographs and digital and die stone models, preparing the diagnostic wax-ups and provisional restorations (mockups), and designing the func- tion and esthetics of a restoration. The ability to provide a long-term temporization for an individualized, full-mouth restoration is an impor- tant phase of a successful treatment plan. This step gives both the dentist and the patient confidence that a final restoration will meet the require- ments of functionality and esthet- ics. Furthermore, when fabricating a multiple-unit case, specifically for the anterior region, patients concerned with the quality and esthetics of a temporary restoration may not accept a monochromatic solution. Therefore, choosing an appropriate transitional material and a shade adjustment sys- tem is an important part of a success- ful treatment plan. Laboratory procedure A new-generation CAD/CAM mate- rial, HC Block/Disk (Shofu Dental) in a shade A2-LT/M (low translu- cency / block size medium), meets all the criteria of an effective long-term provizionalization. Comprised of 61-percent zirconium silicate embedded in a high-tempera- ture/high-pressure polymer matrix, a densely-packed nanofiller of HC Block/Disk forms a skeleton which uniformly absorbs masticatory forces and promotes resistance to break- down phenomena. The high flexural strength of 191 MPa and Vickers hard- ness of 66 Hv0.2 make HC Block/Disk a good candidate for a vast spectrum of indications, including long-term tran- sitional restorations and permanent anterior/posterior restorations for inlays/onlays, full-contour crowns, and implant-supported cases. With a total milling time of 11 min- utes and 30 seconds, with Cerec inLab MC XL (Dentsply Sirona), under wet conditions, HC Block/Disk showed excellent machinability in terms of damage tolerance, wear of CAD/CAM instruments and the ability to be milled in a very low thickness. Fig. 1 Here in Chicago For more information about Shofu products, visit the company at booth No. 2807. terization effects of natural dentition, the stains were diluted with LiteArt Clear Liquid (Fig. 1). Solidilite V light- curing unit (Shofu Dental) was used to polymerize the restoration for one minute. An overlay of an indirect flow- able composite, Ceramage F-59, was applied with a small, flat brush to enhance the translucency, to create the depth and space and to shield the restoration from damages (Fig. 2). The final curing was carried out for three minutes with the Solidilite V appliance. Minor surface contouring accen- tuating the morphology and texture was created with a Dura-Green Stone and a diamond bur. CompoMaster (Shofu Dental), a two-step, diamond-filled abrasive sys- tem, was used to finish and pre-polish the restoration without impeding its complex anatomical details. The final restoration was polished with a bristle brush and Dura-Polish Polishing Paste (Shofu Dental). To obtain the wet, glossy sheen the unit was super-polished with a felt wheel and Dura-Polish Dia Polishing Paste (Shofu Dental). The achieved transitional restora- tion was fully functional and visually appealing (Fig. 3). Conclusion Transitional restorations offer an excellent means of a treatment. Whether prescribed as a short-term or a long-term modality, this restorative option offers an efficient and inexpen- sive interim solution to a variety of patients, including those undergoing a periodontal therapy, the geriatric population, the dental-implant users and as a phase antecedent to an indi- rect esthetic restoration. In a very short time, HC Block/ Disk, Ceramage and the LiteArt Stains can create a successful transitional restoration that is both functional and highly esthetic. About the author Abel Fernandez, MDT, CDT, is the owner of Master’s Touch Dental Laboratory in San Marcos, Calif. 5 (Photos/Provided by Abel Fernandez, MDT, CDT) Fig. 2 Fig. 3 The evidence also supports that fabricated with HC restorations Block/Disk achieve ideal marginal integrity and fit. As a composite-based ceramic restorative, HC Block/Disk is highly compatible with other resin-based materials, allowing dental laboratory technicians to create highly individu- alized customizations with a stain system, such as the LiteArt (Shofu Dental), and to repair or modify with a direct or indirect restorative mate- rial, such as Ceramage (Shofu Dental). After milling, the sprue was removed, and contacts and occlu- sion were minimally adjusted with a Dura-Green Stone (Shofu Dental). To create adequate canvas for internal characterization with the LiteArt and final layering with Ceramage F-59, the unit was cut labially. In order to provide reliable mechan- ical retention, first the surface of the milled restoration was roughened by sandblasting with aluminium oxide particles (ca. 50—100 mm), at 2-3 bar pressure, for 10 seconds. Then neatened with a clean brush without the presence of water. The cleaning process can also be conducted with oil-free compressed air. Strong and durable chemical reten- tion for the successive staining was obtained with CeraResin Bond Adhe- sive System (Shofu Dental). Initially, and CeraResin Bond 1 was applied to prime the surface. After 10 seconds, CeraResin Bond 2 was added, left undisturbed for 10 seconds and sub- sequently light-cured for 20 seconds. The restoration was naturalized with LiteArt Stain System, which incorporates novel multifunctional monomers photo-initiators, responsible for emulating the natu- ral dentition’s optical properties of light diffusion and anisotropy. The proprietary chemical composition of the LiteArt also supports a failsafe adhesion to a variety of substrates including direct and indirect com- posites, PMMA and other resin-based materials. The high-viscosity nature of LiteArt Stains allows for a precise application and prevents product’s wasting. The color spectrum utilized for internal staining of the restoration included: • White (W) — to create decalcifica- tion spots, crack lines, white bands, to bring out the marginal ridges, and to enhance the tips of the cusps • Khaki (K) — to emphasized cervi- cal and palatal areas, and the develop- mental grooves • Cyan (C) — to highlight and inten- sify translucent areas • Orange (O) — to mirror the char- acteristic of inter proximal contacts To achieve the nuances and charac-
16 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 TRIOS MOVE offers great ergonomics and patient excitement By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n Here at the Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, 3Shape is introducing TRIOS MOVE — a new hardware setup for its award-winning 3Shape TRIOS intraoral scanner. During a press conference Thursday morning, Rune Fisker of 3Shape said TRIOS MOVE offers practitioners two ben- efits: great egronomics and patient excitement. Now, the 3Shape TRIOS scanner, monitor and PC are on a lightweight, fully adjustable positioner, said Fisker, who demonstrated the func- tionality of TRIOS MOVE for dental professionals and members of the dental industry press who gathered around for the presentation. “3Shape TRIOS MOVE mobility AD Here in Chicago To learn more about TRIOS MOVE, visit the 3Shape booth, No. 4815, or visit the company online at www.3shape.com. enables doctors to always position the screen in the right place to provide a superior experience for both dentist and patient,” the company said in a press release announcing the devel- opment. “3Shape TRIOS MOVE is perfectly balanced and can be rolled effort- lessly from operatory to operatory,” the press release said. “Dentists are always telling us how thrilled their patients are to see their digital impressions onscreen. We cre- ated 3Shape TRIOS MOVE, the ulti- 5 Rune Fisker of 3Shape demonstrates the company’s new TRIOS MOVE during a press conference Thursday morning. (Photo/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) mate scanning and communications tool, to give professionals a simple and exciting way to share dynamic treatment information close-up with patients and advance treatment dialogue and acceptance,” said Tais Clausen, co-founder and co-CEO of 3Shape. According to the company, doc- tors who already own a 3Shape TRIOS 3 intraoral scanner can pur- chase 3Shape TRIOS MOVE setup separately, which includes the PC and monitor. Doctors can then plug their own TRIOS scanner into the unit. To generate excitement among patients, there are three 3Shape TRIOS apps: TRIOS Smile Design, TRIOS Treatment Simulator and TRIOS Patient Monitoring. A fourth app for patients, My3Shap, will be available soon. 3Shape is also launching a new professional online community for 3Shape TRIOS dentists and labs, the 3Shape Community, providing a platform for dental professionals to expand their knowledge and to network with digital dentistry col- leagues from around the globe. Mem- bership is free as part of CliniCare and LabCare packages for 3Shape owners. Also during the press conference, 3Shape announced the launch of an open clear aligner workflow and updated digital denture software, called Denture Design.
18 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 Kim Pinegar of DentalEZ Integrated Solutions demonstrates the front-vacuum dust-collection system on the InOffice workstation at booth No. 1807. Clinicians can buy the basic workstation and later add the shelves, light, front and/or back vacuum system, center drawer, arm supports and other options. (Photo/ Robert Selleck, today Staff) AD New InOfﬁce workstation grows with your practice Get only what you need in the beginning, then expand later as your needs change, grow By Robert Selleck, today Staff n As more practices embrace CERAC and in-office milling, clini- cians are finding that a flat surface in a backroom just doesn’t cut it for completing prep work. “As dentists move more of this type of work into the practice, they’re finding that hav- ing a dedicated work station that isn’t just a countertop is becoming more important,” said Kim Pinegar, DentalEZ senior product line man- ager of lab workstations. Pinegar provided an overview of the new DentalEZ InOffice worksta- tion Thursday morning in the compa- ny’s booth (No. 1807) in the Midwinter Meeting exhibit hall. “A main benefit of the InOffice system,” Pinegar said, “is how flexible it is. You can get just what you need now and expand later as your needs expand.” The core of the station is the frame, legs and a counter top. From there, the options to customize are endless, including length, height, drawers, shelving, overhead lighting, arm sup- ports and front and/or rear vacuum system for dust collection. Accord- ing to the company, the dust collec- tion system has the highest particle capture rate compared with leading brands, based on independent testing. You can see the InOffice worksta- tion set up in the DentalEZ booth (No. 1807) or learn more at www. dentalez.com. Here in Chicago You can see the InOffice workstation set up in the DentalEZ booth (No. 1807) or learn more at www.dentalez.com.
22 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 KaVo Kerr unveils new products in Chicago By Robert Selleck, today Staff n KaVo Kerr unveiled three new products at a dental industry press event in its booth (No. 1500) Thursday morning, providing media represent- atives with hands-on demonstrations of the devices. The DEXIS FS Ergo by KaVo intraoral sensor is already avail- able to order. The KaVo X Pro intraoral scanner and Dex Voice will be avail- able in coming months. “These are transforming what’s happening in the industry,” KaVo Kerr Vice President of Marketing, North America, Phil Prentice said when introducing the additions to the company’s extensive imaging- systems portfolio. Prior to describing the products in more detail, Filippo Imperi, KaVo Kerr vice president commercial, imaging, said, “We have increased our invest- ment in imaging to expand the pace of innovation.” The FS Ergo is described as repre- senting a new category of intraoral sensor, designed to improve patient comfort and diagnostic detail. Accord- AD Here in Chicago Learn about three new products — the DEXIS FS Ergo by KaVo intraoral sen- sor, the KaVo X Pro intraoral scanner and the Dex Voice — at the KaVo booth, No. 1500. ing to the company, the size and flex- ibility of the FS Ergo make it particu- larly well suited for patients with low tolerance for standard sensors. The sensor can “give” as X-rays are being captured to provide patients with as comfortable a radiographic experi- ence as possible. The sensor housing is described as being resistant to bite marks and able to withstand a wide variety of disinfection chemicals. The cable-to- sensor connection passed rigorous testing of pulling, twisting, straining and bending. The USB connector held up to high-frequency testing of inser- tion and removal. The positioning system enables the sensor to easily exit and protects the longevity of the cable from wear and tear. 5 Joanna Hucky describes and demonstrates the soon-to-be- released KaVo X Pro intraoral scanner in the KaVo booth Thursday morning. (Photo/ Robert Selleck, today Staff) The KaVo X Pro intraoral scanner for digital impressions, which will be available later in the year, also was demonstrated. Imperi said patient and practitioner ergonomics were the starting points for the instrument’s design, with high accuracy and seam- less integration with other imaging- system components and the Dexis platform serving as the foundation for performance. Also planned for release in coming months is Dex Voice, which is built on the Amazon Echo/Alexa platform and fully integrates with the Dexis software. The smart speaker will enable cli- nicians to deliver voice commands to Alexa to perform Dexis actions that normally would require keyboard or other manually entered commands. You can conduct your own hands- on testing and learn more about the new imaging-systems tools in the KaVo booth (No. 1500) here at the Midwinter Meeting.
24 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 SoloCem self-adhesive dual-curing resin cement saves clinicians’ time By COLTENE Staff n Clinicians can eliminate steps and save time using SoloCem, COLTENE’S self-adhesive dual-curing resin cement. Self-adhesive SoloCem achieves reliable bonding values — with no additional bonding required — making it a true one-step process for the clinician, the company asserts. MDP and 4-MET(A) monomers ensure strong bonding values on a range of different materials (ceramic, metal, composite) and for a variety of indications (crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, endodontic posts and implant abutments). The one-step cementation process saves time for the dentist without sac- rificing reliable bonding, according to the company. SoloCem is available in three shades: dentin, white opaque and AD Here in Chicago Visit COLTENE at booth No. 4000 to check out SoloCem. You may also re- quest a free sample by visiting cements. coltene.com. translucent. 5 ml refills are available for each shade as well as an intro kit that contains 5 ml syringes of dentin and translucent and 10 each of two mixing tip varieties. In a recent Dental Advisor Clinical Evaluation, clinicians rated SoloCem at 92 percent on a scale of 1 to 100. Additionally, 96 percent of the clini- cians who tested the cement said they would recommend the product. Visit COLTENE at booth No. 4000 and ask to demo SoloCem. You may also request a free sample by visiting cements.coltene.com. 5 (Photo/Provided by Coltene)
26 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 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 Products, call (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.
28 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 Patients discover the advantages of a metal-free, lightweight, comfortable option for RPDs By Solvay Dental 360 Staff n Solvay Dental 360™ went to the source to gain perspective on the patient experience for its metal-free removable partial dentures made with Ultaire™ AKP. ‘Very comfortable, very lightweight, very easy to speak with’ For decades, Connie wore low-quality upper and lower partial dentures with poor occlusion, putting her remaining teeth at risk. She was eager to try a metal-free option, especially when she heard it was lightweight, comfort- able and biocompatible. “The Ultaire is very comfortable, very lightweight and very easy to speak with. I don’t feel that it moves as I talk or eat. I feel that it follows the contour of my mouth more, and it’s very much more comfortable. If someone approached me about the Ultaire product, I would definitely tell them that it’s a good product and absolutely try it!” ‘Ultaire is great, it’s fantastic, I love it’ For years, Zitta had worn metal den- tures with clasps that left her mouth scarred and sore. Then Zitta’s dentist prescribed Ultaire AKP metal-free removable partial dentures, and her mouth pain became a thing of the past. Made from high-performance poly- mer and molded to the shape of the individual patient’s mouth, Ultaire AKP dentures lock into place with smooth, stationary, bone-like clasps. At the final try-in appointment, Zitta surprised everyone by dancing with joy about the fit and feel of her new Ultaire AKP partial. “Ultaire filled out my mouth better. It transformed my whole face,” Zitta said. “Ultaire is great. It’s fantastic. I love it.” ‘It has been life-changing for me’ Two years ago, Jaclyn was fitted with a lower metal partial denture to replace her missing back molars. But her partial was tighter on one side than the other, and it tended to trap food underneath the metal. Adjustments ‘It has been life-changing for me. Eating with the new Ultaire frame, it’s like I have my molars 5 Connie’s metal partial vs. her Ultaire AKP partial. (Photos/Provided by Solvay Dental 360). back. I mean, most of the time I forget I even have it in my mouth.’ Here in Chicago To take advantage of a special offer – two Ultaire AKP partials for the price of one – be sure to visit booth No. 1447. Additional information and conditions of the promotion can be found at SolvayDental360.com/Chicago. “Eating with the new Ultaire frame, it’s like I have my molars back. I mean, most of the time I forget I even have it in my mouth.” Ready to try Ultaire AKP? Get two for the price of one This special offer — two Ultaire AKP partials for the price of one — is for dentists who visit booth No. 1447. Additional information and condi- tions of the promotion can be found at SolvayDental360.com/Chicago. * The testimonials, statements, and opinions presented are applicable to the individuals depicted. Results will vary and may not be representative of the experience of others. The testimo- nials are representative of experience but the exact experience will be unique and individual to each technician or patient. 5 Zitta’s metal partial vs. her Ultaire AKP partial. 5 Jaclyn’s metal partial vs. her Ultaire AKP partial. didn’t help. She still suffered extreme metal denture discomfort. “A lot of healthy things that you eat such as nuts and granola, things that I loved, I was unable to eat them,” Jaclyn said. The day Jaclyn’s dentist first put the new Ultaire AKP partial denture in her mouth, Jaclyn could feel the difference immediately, “It actually fit perfectly the first time ... It has been life-changing for me,” she said.
30 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 Henry Schein named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for the seventh time Recognition honors those who operate with purpose and incorporate integrity into their ecosystems By Henry Schein Staff n Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the stand- ards of ethical business practices, as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. This is the seventh consecutive year that Henry Schein has been recognized and it is the only honoree in the Healthcare Products industry, underscoring the company’s commit- ment to leading with integrity and pri- oritizing ethical business practices. In 2018, 135 honorees were recog- nized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries. The 12th class of honorees AD Here in Chicago Visitors to CMW can learn more about Henry Schein’s digital solutions (booth No. 2819), Henry Schein exclusive merchandise (booth No. 2819), Henry Schein office design (booth No. 2719), and Henry Schein Practice Solutions (booth No. 3218). had record levels of involvement with their stakeholders and their communities around the world. Meas- uring and improving culture, lead- ing authentically and committing to transparency, diversity and inclusion were all priorities for honorees. “We at Henry Schein are honored to be named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for a seventh time and this year’s sole honoree in the Healthcare Products industry, as it reinforces our commitment to fulfill- ing our responsibilities as a corporate citizen by giving back to the profes- sions and communities we serve,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “Since our founding in 1932, we have pursued the ideal of ‘doing well by doing good,’ and we remain steadfast in our belief that great success can be achieved by serving the needs of society, hold- ing ourselves to the highest ethical standards and building our continued success on a foundation of trust and teamwork.” “While the discourse around the world changed profoundly in 2017, a stronger voice emerged. Global cor- porations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condi- tion,” said Ethisphere’s CEO Timothy Erblich. “This year we saw companies increasingly finding their voice,” Erblich said. “The World’s Most Ethi- cal Companies continued to show exemplary leadership. Henry Schein, in particular, has been a powerful voice in expanding access to health care in underserved communities around the world, and I congratulate Team Schein for being recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Com- panies.” Once again, the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies have proven that operating with integrity leads to greater financial performance. Research has found that, when indexed, listed World’s Most Ethi- cal Companies outperformed the U.S. Large Cap Index over five years by 10.72 percent and over three years by 4.88 percent. Ethisphere refers to this as the “Ethics Premium.” The World’s Most Ethical Com- panies assessment is based upon the Ethisphere Institute’s Ethics Quo- tient® (EQ) framework, which offers a quantitative way to assess a com- pany’s performance in an objective, consistent and standardized manner. The full list of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies can be found at worldsmostethicalcompanies.com/ honorees.
32 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 ‘The products are tested for bio-compatibility and feature inner coatings to promote hand health.’ Open up and say ahhhhhh New MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE series is designed just for dentistry By Ansell Staff n Ansell, a global leader in protec- tion solutions and maker of the popu- lar Microflex® and MICRO-TOUCH® examination gloves has launched its MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE® series, a highly-diversified portfolio of dental examination gloves, which according to the company outperform the competition. MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE is AD the first series of examination gloves developed specifically for the needs of dental professionals, according to Ansell. Certiﬁed for use in oral exams All products in the series are certi- fied for use in oral examinations for patient safety and peace of mind and are designed with the most advanced film technologies to meet the unique and demanding needs of the dental profession, the company asserts. The products are tested for bio- compatibility and feature inner coat- ings to promote hand health. For more details about MICRO- TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE examination gloves or to request a free sam- ple, you can visit www.ansell.com/ DentaGlove. 5 The MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE series includes ‘Blue Nitrile’ (pictured), ‘Magenta Nitrile Allogel,’ ‘Green Neoprene’ and ‘Laytex Hydracare.’ (Photo/ Provided by Ansell)
34 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 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.
36 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 Choose the ‘WireLess’ light that’s best for you 5 The LED DayLite WireLess Mini and LED DayLite WireLess headlights. (Photo/Provided by Designs for Vision) AD Don’t get caught being tethered to a battery pack By Designs for Vision Staff n Designs for Vision’s LED DayLite® WireLess™ Mini and LED DayLite WireLess headlights free you from being tethered to a battery pack. The simple modular 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 bat- teries and electronics into the frame. The LED DayLite WireLess headlights are independent of any frame/loupes. The patent-pending design of the LED DayLite Wireless headlights is a new concept: a self-contained head- light that can integrate with various platforms, including your existing loupes, safety eyewear, lightweight headbands and future loupes or eye- wear purchases. Best of all, the LED DayLite Wire- less headlights can be easily trans- ferred from one platform to another, expanding your WireLess illumina- tion possibilities across your eyewear options. The LED DayLite WireLess Mini weighs less than 1 ounce and, when attached to a pair of loupes, the com- bined weight is half as much of inte- grated cordless lights/loupes. The LED DayLite WireLess pro- duces more than 40,000 lux at high intensity and 27,000 lux at medium intensity, while the intensity of the LED DayLite WireLess Mini is 27,000 lux. The spot size of each of the LED DayLite WireLess headlights will illu- minate the entire oral cavity. The LED DayLite WireLess is pow- ered by a compact, rechargeable lithium-ion power pod. The Wire- Less Mini is powered by specialty rechargeable lithium-ion cylindrical cells. Both LED DayLite WireLess headlights come complete with three batteries/battery pods. The charging cradle allows you to independently recharge two batteries/battery pods at the same time and shows the pro- gress of each charge cycle. Here in Chicago To see the LED DayLite WireLess Mini and LED DayLite WireLess headlights, stop by the Designs for Vision booths, Nos. 2602 and 4421, or contact the com- pany to arrange a visit in your office at (800) 345-4009 or email@example.com.
38 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 24, 2018 4 ‘When your existing patients like and trust you, they’re your strongest advocates,’ said RecordLinc CEO Travis Rodgers, left, with Dr. Derek Wallin. (Photo/Provided by RecordLinc) AD RecordLinc launches patient-to-patient online dentist referral software Check out ‘I LUV MY DENTIST’ By RecordLinc Staff n After months of successful beta testing, RecordLinc, a den- tal practice-management software company, recently announced the official launch of “I LUV MY DEN- TIST,” the newest addition to its suite of automation products. referrals This web-based software gives patients a simple way to submit word-of-mouth using email, texting and social-media platforms. The fully automated sys- tem seamlessly integrates with the most popular practice-management systems and requires no team train- ing. Once “I LUV MY DENTIST” is installed, it operates on autopilot, inviting top patients to refer friends to dental practices by sharing con- tact information. “70 percent of patients say they chose their dentist based on a word-of-mouth referral, and we make it easy to increase word of mouth referrals,” said Travis Rodgers, CEO of RecordLinc. Another feature of “I LUV MY DENTIST” is the addition of positive testimonials listed directly on the dental office website. “When your existing patients like and trust you, they’re your strongest advocates,” Rodgers said. “To celebrate the launch, we are sharing the ‘LUV’ with our custom- ers. For a limited time, we’ll waive the startup fee and offer 50 percent off the monthly service cost.” To learn more about “I Luv My Dentist” and how it can make it easier for your patients to refer, visit www.LuvDentist.com. For more information To learn more about “I Luv My Dentist” and how it can make it easier for your patients to refer, visit www.LuvDentist. com.