ADA 2018 · Honolulu, Hawaii · Friday, October 19, 2018 Vol. 11, No. 2 An even better camera for dentists The digital camera designed with dentistry in mind just got even easier and faster to use. Straight from the sources’ mouths What three real patients actually thought about their removable partial dentures. Show off your ULD radiation levels Planmeca introduces a certification program to increase dialogue with your patients. »page 6 »page 9 »page 10 Endless opportunities By today Staff n When you come to an event like ADA 2018 — America’s Dental Meeting, you probably have a goal (or two) in mind. Whether that goal is to pick out new products to increase innovation in your office or to learn new techniques to implement immediately, the oppor- tunities here in Honolulu are seem- ingly endless. A diverse range of educational top- ics is covered in this week’s schedule, featuring world-class speakers and pillars in the dental industry. From hygiene to minimally invasive den- tistry to team building, you are sure to find a lecture, workshop or exhibit- hall demonstration that fits your exact needs. At the same time, an array of exhib- 8see ENDLESS, page 4 5 (Photo/today Staff file photo) Best of Class Technology Awards celebrate innovators n The Cellerant Best of Class Tech- nology Awards, now in the 11th year, are on display here at the ADA 2018 — America’s Dental Meeting. The awards recognize some of the most innovative dental products that manufacturers have released. Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant Consulting Group, created the award. The recipients are: Emerging • DEXIS and Simplifeye DEXvoice. • Simplifeye Amplify. New winners • 3D Systems NextDent 5100. • AdDent Calset Composite Warmer • Orascoptic EyeZoom. • Digital Doc LUM G2. and CoMax Composite Dispenser. Three-time winners • DDS Rescue. Six-time winner • 3Shape TRIOS MOVE. • Dentrix G7. • DEXIS FS Ergo by KaVo. • Garrison Dental Solutions Composi-Tight 3D Fusion. • MMG ChairFill by MMG Fusion. • Orascoptic Spark. • WEO Media. Eight-time winner • LED Dental VELscope Vx. Two-time winners • Bien-Air TORNADOS. • Ultradent Gemini 810 + 980 Diode Laser. Four-time winner • Shofu EyeSpecial C-III. Five-time winners • Bien-Air iOptima INT. Most of the winners are showcasing their winning products in the Best of Class Aisle at booths Nos. 1438 to 1447, right outside of the Digital Future of Dentistry.
6 exhibitors ADA 2018 — October 19, 2018 EyeSpecial adds features for faster and easier use Pre-programmed shooting modes enable digital camera users to navigate through tasks without extensive photographic skills or experience By Shofu Dental Staff n According to Shofu Dental, cap- turing high-quality clinical photo- graphs in a predictable and consistent manner has been the hallmark of EyeSpecial C-II, the first digital cam- era designed exclusively for dentistry. A fourth-time recipient of the prestigious Cellerant’s Best in Class Technology Award, the EyeSpecial C-II captures images for case docu- mentation, diagnosis and treatment planning, patient communication and education, insurance verification, legal documentation and dental lab collaboration. Proprietary to Shofu’s camera are dental-specific, pre-programmed shooting modes that enable clini- cians, assistants, hygienists and den- tal laboratory technicians to navi- gate through their photography tasks without the need of extensive photo- graphic knowledge or experience. For instance, in order to record orthodontic photographs with the EyeSpecial camera, an operator will just need to select the button corre- sponding to FACE MODE to capture extraoral images. In a similar method, an operator will choose STANDARD MODE to achieve anterior and buccal intraoral photographs, and MIRROR MODE to accomplish occlusal pictures. For every step of any photo series, the EyeSpecial will automatically set the appropriate f-stop, aperture and focal length to deliver an ideal photograph, leaving an operator with the selection of a pre-programmed mode. Incorporating intuitive, high-tech functions tailored specifically for dentistry, the EyeSpecial camera is designed to handle dental applica- 5 The new and improved EyeSpecial C-III digital dental camera helps dental practices and laboratories increase patient acceptance and productivity. (Photos/Provided by Shofu Dental) tions without requiring any retro- fitted add-ons. Specifically, one of the more useful features of Shofu’s camera is the ISOLATE SHADE MODE, which instantly grays out the gingival tissue to improve visual perspicacity for accurate shade analysis and com- munication with a dental laboratory technician. When combined with a draw/edit function, which allows for making notes directly on images, this attrib- ute may be of value for an effective treatment evaluation or a discussion about the progress or challenges in a treatment modality. Equipped with a cropped-frame, high-resolution sensor and ultra- innovative FlashMatic module, a pro- prietary system of ring and dual-point flashes, Shofu’s camera demonstrates true-color reproduction and an excep- tional depth-of-field range, according to the company. Here in Honolulu For a live camera demonstration and to learn how the new EyeSpecial C-III can improve communication with your dental laboratory and patients, stop by the Shofu booths, Nos. 1111 and 1444. The EyeSpecial also possesses anti-shake attributes to ensure clear images. The panoramic LCD screen of the camera is larger than displays and viewfinders of typical digital single-lens-reflex (DSLR) and point- and-shoot cameras, and it can be oper- ated with a gloved hand. The screen employs gridlines that facilitate a proper image alignment, helping reduce the risk of photo- graphing patients at an incorrect angle. Engineered to provide function- ality, the ultralight (weighing ca. 1 lb) EyeSpecial camera complies with the most stringent infection control protocols. The heavy-duty camera’s body is water-, chemical- and scratch-resistant, and it can be swiftly disinfected with a sterilizing towelette, virtually eliminating the possibility of cross-contamination. The latest model of this smart camera, EyeSpecial C-III, is packed with plenty of milestone upgrades, including a larger sensor, a faster processor, optimized software and a higher resolution LCD screen, all of which will help the entire dental team achieve their photography tasks in a more intuitive, faster and easier fashion, the company asserts. For a live camera demonstra- tion and to learn how the new EyeSpecial C-III can improve commu- nication with your dental laboratory and patients, visit Shofu’s booths, Nos. 1111 and 1444.
8 exhibitors ADA 2018 — October 19, 2018 Henry Schein strengthens and expands its global dental implant business with three investments By Henry Schein Staff n Henry Schein Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of health- care products and services to office- based dental, animal health and med- ical practitioners, has announced three investments that will advance the company’s dental implant busi- ness strategy. Henry Schein will enhance its position in the premium implant seg- ment through the acquisition of Intra- Lock, a provider of dental restoration solutions, including proprietary sur- face, connection and biomaterial and small-diameter implant technologies; expand into the lower-priced segment of the dental implant market through the planned acquisition of a majority interest in Medentis Medical, a dental implant manufacturer based in Ger- many; and strengthen its geographic footprint in Europe with the acquisi- tion of a majority interest in Pro-Cam Implants B.V., CAMLOG’s exclusive AD distributor in the Netherlands. Intra-Lock, Medentis Medical and Pro-Cam Implants will complement Henry Schein’s existing solutions for implant-based tooth replacement and strengthen the company’s position in the global dental implant mar- ket, according to the company. These acquisitions will broaden the compa- ny’s geographic reach, add innovative technologies, enhance its manufac- turing footprint and further its com- mitment to serve the lower-priced segment of the implant market. “The dental implant category has become increasingly important, and we are committed to offering custom- ers a wide array of the products and services associated with implant den- tistry, thereby providing a complete solution for the benefit of the dental practice,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief exec- utive officer of Henry Schein. “We believe with the investments we have made in CAMLOG, BioHorizons and Here in Honolulu To learn more about Henry Schein, Intra-Lock, Medentis Medical or Pro- Cam Implants, stop by the Henry Schein booth, No. 1305. now Intra-Lock, Medentis Medical and Pro-Cam Implants, we are well positioned to compete in the high- growth global dental implant market. We welcome our new colleagues to Team Schein and look forward to con- tinued success together.” Intra-Lock A U.S.-based dental implant manufac- turing and sales company, Intra-Lock International and Intra-Lock Manu- facturing is known for its OSSEAN® surface structure. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., the company has approximately 50 employees. Dr. Thierry Giorno, CEO and director of research and devel- opment of Intra-Lock, will act as a consultant, providing insights and strategic guidance to help accelerate the development of implants and new technologies for Henry Schein to help dentists and improve oral health. Medentis Medical Based in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler and founded in 2001, Medentis Medi- cal is a fast-growing provider of value- priced dental implants. A German manufacturer of high-quality, lower- priced dental implants, the company sells its products in more than 40 countries and has 75 employees. Pro-Cam Implants Pro-Cam Implants B.V., CAMLOG’s exclusive distributor in the Nether- lands, is one of the leading implant solution providers in the Netherlands, according to Henry Schein. In the future, Pro-Cam Implants will repre- sent the BioHorizons implant lines and biomaterial portfolio.
ADA 2018 — October 19, 2018 exhibitors 9 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,” Connie said. “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 5 Connie’s metal partial vs. her Ultaire AKP partial. (Photos/Provided by Solvay Dental 360). 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. ‘It has been life-changing for me. 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.’ Here in Honolulu To take advantage of a special offer — two Ultaire AKP partials for the price of one — be sure to visit booth No. 1043. 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. “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. 1043. * 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.
10 exhibitors ADA 2018 — October 19, 2018 Planmeca USA introduces its ULD certiﬁcation program By Planmeca USA Staff n In March, during the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta, Planmeca USA introduced a unique certifica- tion program designed to encourage dialogue between patients and their dental practitioners on imaging radia- tion levels. The Helsinki, Finland-based den- tal technology company, with North American headquarters in Roselle, Ill., manufactures and sells imaging equipment, such as the Planmeca ProMax® 3D family of units. This CBCT system has a unique ultra-low-dose (ULD) feature that delivers a lower dose of radiation while achieving imaging quality that allows orthodontists to provide an optimal diagnosis. AD “A Planmeca ProMax 3D system using ULD can drastically reduce patient radiation by up to 77 percent — without a statistical reduc- tion in image quality,” said Planmeca USA in a press release. To help encourage these conversations about imag- ing safety, Planmeca USA developed a complimentary ULD certification program exclusively for Planmeca ProMax 3D ULD-capable systems. Here in Honolulu To learn more about the Planmeca Pro- Max 3D family of units or the Planmeca ULD certification program, stop by the booth, No. 1035. The company cited a study pub- lished by Dr. J.B. Ludlow and D. Koivisto that demonstrates radiation doses used in dental imaging can be reduced without loss of diagnostic quality. The company is not aware of any other dental imaging manufac- turer, with an independent study, that can claim the same. Because of attention in the lay press about this issue, it’s more likely that dental patients, too, may have questions and concerns. ULD certiﬁcation program features: • Planmeca ULD certified office display materials to inform patients that you are using advanced safety/ quality care X-ray equipment. • Access to downloadable digital materials for use on your website and social media outlets to educate and market your practice as Planmeca ULD certified. searchable database of Planmeca ULD certified dentists, for prospec- tive patients who seek low-radiation imaging practices in their area. • A complimentary program avail- able to all practices using Planmeca ProMax 3D Ultra Low Dose enabled systems. The Planmeca ULD certification registration program is available at www.planmeca.com/na/uld/. To see the study, go to https://goo. • Ability to become part of a gl/UPW5vL.
ADA 2018 — October 19, 2018 exhibitors 11 Presenting the StarDental 430 Torque Flex handpiece To learn more, visit booth No. 1635 here in Honolulu By DentalEZ Staff Here in Honolulu n DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions is proud to present the 430SWL® Torque Flex handpiece from StarDental®. Combining the power of the Star- Dental 430 Torque with flex coupling, the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece provides convenient, powerful per- formance for your practice, accord- ing to the company. With 31 watts of power, the 430SWL Torque Flex has the power you need for all of your high-speed procedures. “Dentists can now experience the power of our best performing hand- piece without having to change their existing flex swivels,” said Eric B. Reno, brand manager — StarDental Products. To learn more about the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece from Star- Dental, stop by the DentalEZ booth, No. 1635. Made in the United States, the 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece is dependable while maintaining fea- tures similar to the 430SWL Torque. The small, 11.1-mm diameter head and the fiber optics are ideal for operative site visibility, the company asserts. Backed by a two-year limited warranty, the 430SWL Torque Flex comes with a lubricated design option to match your existing processing regimens. For more information about the 430 Torque Flex, visit www.dentalez. com or contact your local DentalEZ sales rep. About DentalEZ DentalEZ Integrated Solutions is com- mitted to providing real solutions to everyday challenges in oral health care by uniquely combining innova- tion focused on simplification and effi- ciency in value-based products and outstanding customer service and support, according to the company. DentalEZ manufactures a full line of products and brands, including StarDental, DentalEZ Equipment, RAMVAC®, NevinLabs™ and Colum- bia Dentoform®. For more informa- tion, visit www.dentalez.com. 3 The 430SWL Torque Flex handpiece from StarDental. (Photo/Provided by DentalEZ) AD