Chicago Midwinter Meeting · Chicago, Illinois · Thursday, February 21, 2019 Vol. 12, No. 1 Note to your patients: Fear no more A simple twist of a knob can eliminate anxiety for your patients and keep them coming back. A non-surgical way to treat sleep issues Give your patients 24/7 improvement in nasal breathing with this proprietary protocol. Replace 30 shades with 1 composite Imagine one shade clinically proven to match practically any tooth. Now you don’t have to imagine. »page 8 »page 16 »page 24 Entering into fun n And we’re off! The 154th annual Chicago Midwinter Meeting is officially under way, and there is fun and education to be had around every turn. Open up the Chicago Midwinter app on your smartphone, and you will find more than 200 courses, hands-on workshops, lectures and live-patient demonstrations taking place dur- ing the next three days. Take a walk near the general registration area and come away with souvenir Mardi Gras beads, being distributed in honor of this year’s theme, “A Midwinter Mardi Gras: Celebrating Innovation, Camaraderie and Diversity.” (Don’t worry: No flashing is required at this event!) And later this afternoon, head to the opening session to be entertained by acclaimed former television late-night show host Jay Leno. You can find him in Ballroom W375E, with the ses- sion beginning at 5:30 p.m. AD 5 Attendees enter the exhibit hall during the 2018 Chicago Midwinter Meeting. (Photo/today file photo) Scouts earn ‘Oral Health Action Hero’ patches with America’s ToothFairy By America’s ToothFairy Staff n Scouts across the nation are now becoming “heroes” in their communi- ties, thanks to America’s ToothFairy and DentaQuest. A donation from DentaQuest allowed 2,000 scouts to earn an “Oral Health Action Hero” patch at no cost for their participation in America’s ToothFairy’s Health Education and Resource Outreach (HERO) Program. “We are focused on positive, last- ing health changes at the commu- nity level,” said Steve Pollock, presi- dent and CEO of DentaQuest. “The HERO Scout Patch Program is an excellent way to teach children how to adopt preventive habits, develop an interest and awareness in oral health, 8see TOOTHFAIRY, page 5
6 AD exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 Introducing Beautiﬁl Flow Plus X, a bioactive hybrid composite Here in Chicago To learn more about Beautifil Flow Plus X and other Shofu Dental products, visit booth No. 2807. 3 Beautifil Flow Plus X, a new bioactive hybrid composite with patented nano-S-PRG filler particles. (Photo/Provided by Shofu Dental) By Shofu Dental Staff n During the 2018 ADA Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Shofu Dental Corp., a leading manu- facturer of award-winning dental materials and equipment, announced the introduction of Beau- tifil Flow Plus X, a new bioactive hybrid compos- ite with patented nano-S-PRG filler particles. The latest injectable hybrid restorative in the Beautifil product line, Beautifil Flow Plus X dem- onstrates excellent flexural and compressive strength, maintains exceptional color stability before and after curing, and contains bioactive Giomer technology — the release and recharge of six beneficial ions, according to the company. These bioactive ions inhibit plaque formation, minimize hypersensitivity, neutralize acid and release and recharge fluoride. The newly developed patented nano S-PRG filler particles provide Beautifil Flow Plus X enhanced mechanical properties and effortless polishing that produce a sustainable high-gloss finish, Shofu asserts. The improved thin-walled needle tip dispenses the material without stick- ing or oozing at the end of delivery, making precise direct restorations an ease. Intended for direct anterior and posterior restorations, Classes I–V, Beautifil Flow Plus X is available in two viscosities. With excellent shape retention, F00 (zero flow) accurately restores occlusal morphology without slumping, 5 (Graphic/Provided by Shofu Dental) and F03 (low flow) thoroughly wets the cavity walls and has superior adaption, according to the company, which also asserts that Beautifil Flow Plus X has outstanding versatility with natural shade reproduction that can be achieved by the chameleon effect since the material blends seamlessly with the surrounding tissue. Beautifil Flow Plus X is available in 2.2 g syringes in either F00 and F03 in the most com- mon tooth shades, as well as in opaque dentin, enamel, bleach and effect shades. The shade selection allows for all esthetic requirements of direct restorations in both multi- and single- layer techniques. More information on Beautifil Flow Plus X can be found on Shofu’s website at www.shofu.com. Chicago Booth No. 3521
8 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 Patient satisfaction is all that matters in today’s dental market By Anutra Medical Staff n Practioners look to provide their patients with the best possible care and attain the highest patient satis- faction possible. The most feared part of oral care is the patients’ perception that they will need to get an injection. This fear keeps patients away from the dentist or gives them a reason to switch offices/providers. Most practioners think they give a painless injection, but the science does not support that claim. Local anesthetic is extremely acidic, and the high level of acidity causes the burn and pain that a patient feels. In the simplest terms, buffering neutral- izes acids with bases. The Anutra Local Anesthetic Deliv- AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System, stop by the booth, No. 2144. ery System solves buffering for den- tistry. With a simple twist of a knob on the dispenser, health-care profession- als can precisely mix sodium bicar- bonate and lidocaine, giving you a buffered solution that will reduce the anxiety in your patients. As patients have more and more choices for their dental care, don’t lose a single patient because they fear coming to you. Give them the experi- ence that keeps them coming back for years. 5 These happy patients can be yours. (Photo/Provided by Anutra Medical Staff)
10 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 ACTEON North America launches PIEZOTOME CUBE By ACTEON North America Staff n ACTEON North America is proud to introduce the PIEZOTOME™ CUBE, a brand new ultrasonic bone surgery device that will change the way den- tists think about atraumatic extrac- tions, according to the company. One of the most common proce- dures dentists perform are tooth extractions. Although they are a common procedure, they can present some unique challenges for general dentists and specialists alike. The PIEZOTOME CUBE can help dentists make their extractions more atraumatic and predictable, asserts the company. The high-frequency, ultrasonic vibrations of the CUBE disrupt only the PDL and bone and will not damage soft tissue, so it is very effective even with ankylosed teeth. This eliminates having to cut a surgical flap in the AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the PIEZOTOME CUBE, visit booths No. 3011 or MR1. You can also see more at www. acteongroup.com/us/my-products/ equipment/surgery/piezotome-r-cube. percent more power than previous devices, making procedures very fast. The touch screen makes power selec- tion simple, and the CUBE can also perform sinus elevations, ridge split- ting, bone block grafting and crown lengthening. gingiva, preserving the periosteum. The extremely thin extraction tips preserve more bone — even the thin- nest of bone in the buccal area — to facilitate immediate implant place- ment. In addition, patients experience reduced pain, swelling and trauma post-operatively, according to the company. With the Dynamic Power System Inside (DPSI), the PIEZOTOME CUBE boasts the highest cutting power of any ultrasonic bone surgery device on the market, according to the com- pany, which adds that it has 30 3 The PIEZOTOME CUBE. (Photo/ Provided by ACTEON North America)
12 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 Offering the NXT Hg5 amalgam separator By Solmetex Staff n The EPA Dental Amalgam regula- tion went into effect in July 2017 and requires most dental practices across the United States to properly handle, dispose and recycle their dental amal- gam waste for the purpose of keeping amalgam (50 percent mercury) out of our waste-water streams. Dental amalgam waste is com- posed of two major components: wet amalgam waste and dry amalgam waste. The installation of an ISO 11143 certified amalgam separator prior to July 14, 2020, is now required for the collection of wet amalgam waste, while the dry amalgam waste is to be properly recycled in a clearly marked receptacle for amalgam waste, according to the American Dental Association’s Best Manage- ment Practices (BMPs). Solmetex has been a pioneer in amalgam separation and a market leader for 25 years. Its mission is to offer dental practices a simple, com- plete and comprehensive solution to amalgam waste handling, basically AD Here in Chicago To learn more about the latest technol- ogy in amalgam separation, visit booth No. 2139. a “compliance made easy,” total solu- tion approach. Solmetex’s latest amalgam separa- tor, the NXT Hg5, meets or exceeds all requirements of the EPA dental rule, plus it includes a simple but comprehensive mail-back recycling program, according to the company. In addition, the NXT Hg5 now includes a Practice Waste Solutions Amalgam Bucket for the recycling of dry amalgam waste, a requirement of the new regulation. Items such as chairside traps, vac- uum filters, contact and non-contact amalgam, teeth with amalgam and amalgam capsules — anything that touches amalgam — now needs to be recycled in a bucket labeled as amal- gam waste. Solmetex offers the mail-back recycling program for its entire prod- 4 Solmetex’s latest amalgam separator, the NXT Hg5, includes a mail-back recycling program. (Photo/Provided by Solmetex) uct line, included in the cost of the products. The Solmetex Compliance Center, located on the Solmetex website and available 24/7, keeps track of all prac- tices’ recycling and product informa- tion, including certificates of instal- lation and warranty, certificates of recycling and compliance, as well as product shipping labels, ensuring the dental practice will never be without proper documentation of compliance. The purpose of the EPA regulation is to ensure that amalgam waste is not entering waste-water and water- treatment facilities. Solmetex prides itself on being a truly green prod- uct solution; the packaging is eco- friendly and 100 percent recyclable. Maintenance is minimal, collection container change-out is simple, and the recycling program couldn’t be easier, Solmetex states. Additionally, Solmetex is proud to manufacture its products in the United States.
14 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 STELLAR materials at the forefront of implant surgery Don’t worry about fractures during the healing phase with STELLAR DC Acrylic By TAUB Products Staff n All-on-X immediate and delayed load full-arch guided surgeries have become the pinnacle procedure in implant full-mouth smile reconstruc- tion. Full-arch guided surgeries offer a patient with an otherwise non- existent smile the ability to have a confidence-inspiring smile with excellent occlusion and alignment. A guided surgery is not inexpen- sive to the patient. It has a price tag where the patient will expect the very best components and materials are used, for the very best results. If the patient comes back because of PMMA denture fractures at the cyl- inder interface, in the middle of the healing phase, not only is the patient upset but the labor and time to fix the issue and reseat the healing denture will seriously affect the overall profit, patient confidence, doctor confidence in material resin choice and predict- able outcomes of the procedure. STELLAR DC Acrylic is a revolu- tionary, dual-cure PMMA pick-up and conversion resin with amazing cure speed and unsurpassed durability, over any other pick-up resin used for All-on-X denture pick-ups and conver- sions, according to TAUB Products. It can speed up the pick-up and conver- sion time by 30 plus minutes. STELLAR offers extreme “rock hard” durability, the company asserts, and won’t fracture throughout the Here in Chicago To learn more about TAUB Products, including STELLAR DC Acrylic, stop by the booth, No. 1911. “STELLAR DC Acrylic is a game changer for pick-up and conversions of immediate load temporary resto- rations and locator pick-ups,” said Jordan Taub, vice president at TAUB Products. “Using our chemistry and technology, the CDT, super GP and periodontist now have an ultra- durable, fast-setting, no-heat, no- shrinkage acrylic that dramati- cally reduces production times and repairs, flushing the bottom line with recovered lost revenue.” TAUB is known for an implant restorative system consisting of three products that are said to solve many issues when placing cement and screw-retained implant restorations: GoCHx Gel Syringeable Chlorhex- idine, Liquid Magic Resin Barrier abutment access plug and ZERO-G Bio-Implant Cement. TAUB Products can be found at booth No. 1911. Stop by for a demon- stration, grab literature and find out about show specials. The company is also looking for more lecture-based clinicians. If you feel these products have value in your educational programs, stop by the booth, call (800) 828-2634 or email Jor- dan Taub at email@example.com. 5 STELLAR DC Acrylic Resin. (Photos/Provided by TAUB Products) healing phase when used as directed. STELLAR DC Acrylic Resin is great for: creating implant verification jigs, welding index jig components, trans- fer and insertion guides for implants; open tray or closed tray pick-up impression copings; abutment seat- ing jigs; picking up denture locators and chimneys; and creating structure models of implant components and repair dentures. It can be tack cured in five seconds, fully light cured in 20 seconds and will cure on its own in 120 seconds. It provides the fastest production time of any acrylic, has no shrinkage, has no polymerization heat during cure and has no tension after cure, according to the company. Hit a Bullseye: New alignment device stops the guesswork for handheld X-rays By Flow Dental Staff n Take the guesswork out of hand- held X-ray positioning with the new Bullseye. Bullseye mounts onto the acrylic ring around your handheld X-ray device, such as Xray2Go. the Nomad or Once mounted, you simply slide the aiming ring on your positioner along the alignment bar until it nests within the Bullseye. With the Bullseye ring, your X-rays will always be in perfect parallel or bite wing alignment, and you elimi- nate cone cutting or costly re-takes, according to the company. Bullseye is re-usable and mounts in seconds. It is available through your local dealer. Here in Chicago For more information on the Bullseye, or to order, stop by booth No. 3521, contact your local dealer or visit www. FlowDental.com.
16 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 Breakthrough non-surgical laser sleep applications can aid dentistry patients By Harvey S. Shiffman, DDS n Snoring and sleep disordered breathing affects millions of Ameri- cans, both adults and children.1,2 The signs and symptoms are the result of partial or complete collapse of the upper airway during sleep.3 The structures involved in our protocol include the soft palate, uvula and the base of the tongue.4 The goal of the treatment is to decrease the amount of blockage of the upper airway.5 Dentists are in a great position to help screen and, in many cases, treat these problems with airway health management. The gold standard for the treat- ment of sleep disordered breathing is the CPAP type device. Following that, in 1981, was the introduction of man- dibular advancement devices (MAD). Both of these treatment modalities show a reduction in compliance over time and significant side effects. However, the NIGHTLASE™ Snor- ing and Sleep Apnea Reduction Ther- apy protocol is a unique approach to treatment using the Fotona Light- walker dental laser with a proprie- tary protocol and handpiece. Another positive benefit is the 24-hour-a-day improvement in nasal breathing vs. CPAP and MAD. NIGHTLASE uses the photother- mal capabilities of the Fotona Light- walker laser to convert and initiate the formation of new and more elastic collagen.6 The target mucosal tis- sues are the oropharynx, soft palate and uvula. The proprietary “Smooth Mode” pulse characteristics create a non-ablative heat generation that ini- tiates the conversion of existing col- lagen to more elastic and organized forms and also initiates “neocollagen- esis,” the creation of new collagen. The effect of the laser energy as it penetrates (by transmission) deeper into the tissues is a low-level photobio- modulation that directly affects the fibroblast cells and has been found to stimulate protein production from quiescent cells.7 This process results in a visible elevation of the soft palate and uvula Here in Chicago To learn more about the NIGHTLASE Snoring and Sleep Apnea Reduction Therapy protocol and the Fotona Light- walker dental laser, stop by booth No. 2137. About the author Dr. Harvey S. Shiffman is in general practice at the Laser Dental Center in Boynton Beach, Fla. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Den- tistry and completed a general practice residency at Georgetown University Medical Center, with an emphasis on treating medically compromised pa- tients. Shiffman completed certification with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) in three types of laser systems and was recently awarded a fellowship in the ALD. He is personally involved in the use and development of cutting- edge technology and has performed tens of thousands of laser dental proce- dures during the past 15 years. Shiffman is an instructor for the Academy of Clinical Technology. He most recently lectured at the Yankee Dental Congress, the Greater New York Dental Meeting, Rocky Mountain Den- tal Convention, American Sleep and Breathing Association, Seattle Study Club Symposium and the 2018 Lasers and Health Conference in Portoroz, Slovenia, on “Advances in Laser Den- tistry.” Shiffman is an adjunct professor in the Department of Prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine. CO2 laser, and radiofrequency injury in the porcine soft palate. Laryngoscope 109: 1316-1319. 5. Fomin D, Nicola E, Oliver C, Farci M, Dibbern R, et al. (2007) Collagen type analysis in the soft palate after surgical intervention with CO(2) laser and radio- frequency ablation. Photomed Laser Surg 25: 449-454. 6. Liu H, Dang Y, Wang Z, Chai X, Ren Q (2008) Laser induced collagen remod- eling: a comparative study in vivo on mouse model. Lasers Surg Med 40: 13-19. 7. Christopher Spock, Adrei Metelitsa et al. Lasers and Lightsources to Activate Fibroblasts. Cosmet Dermotology 2012; 25:27-33. 8. Miracki K, Vizintin Z (2013) Nonsurgi- cal minimally invasive Er: YAG laser snoring treatment. J Laser and Health Academy 1:36-41. 5 Photos show before and after the use of the NIGHTLASE Snoring and Sleep Apnea Reduction Therapy protocol. (Photos/Provided by Harvey S. Shiffman, DDS) and tightening of the oropharyngeal tissues, which leads to an improve- ment in the upper airway volume. The results can be seen in the photo above. NIGHTLASE therapy is indicated for cases when the patient has been diagnosed with chronic snoring, UARS or mild to moderate sleep apnea and either cannot or chooses not to wear a MAD appliance or CPAP device. It can also be used in co- therapy with those devices. NIGHTLASE has a significant suc- cess rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research published by Miracki and Visintin8 has shown that it can reduce and attenuate snoring and provides an effective non-invasive modality to lessen the effects of obstructive sleep apnea. NIGHTLASE therapy is not a permanent alteration and lasts from six to 12 months and is easily touched up at follow-up appointments. We consider NIGHTLASE to be another tool in our treatment “tool- box,” giving us more options and the possibility of better results when used in combination with MADs and CPAP for those patients who may not get adequate improvements from those therapies alone. References 1. A Report of the National Commission on Sleep Disorders Research (1995) Wake Up America: A National Sleep Alert. Washington, D.C.: U. S. Government Printing Office. 2. Young T, Peppard PE, Gottlieb DJ (2002) Epidemiology of obstructive sleep ap- nea: a population health perspective. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165: 1217- 1239. 3. Lattimore JD, Celermajer DS, Wilcox I (2003) Obstructive sleep apnea and car- diovascular disease. J Am Coll Cardiol 41: 1429-1437. 4. Courey MS, Fomin D, Smith T, Huang S, Sanders D, et al. (1999) Histologic and physiologic effects of electrocautery,
18 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 COLTENE introduces the new BioSonic UC150 Ultrasonic Cleaner By COLTENE Staff n COLTENE presents the BioSonic® UC150, the latest product in its award- winning line of ultrasonic cleaning systems. With its sleek, Swiss design, the new BioSonic UC150 is built for versatility, efficiency and conveni- ence, according to the company. The UC150 offers a stainless-steel tank with a 1.5-gallon use capacity designed with a small footprint while providing generous capacity. The unit can accommodate multiple cleaning configurations, including beakers, baskets and up to four medium-size instrument cassettes. The UC150 can be used as either a countertop unit or a recessed unit, allowing for flexibility in any sterili- zation center setting. A multilingual touchscreen allows full functionality with a gloved hand. AD Here in Chicago Visit COLTENE at booth No. 4000 to see the new BioSonic UC150 and enter the drawing for your chance to win a unit. The UC150 touchscreen features cus- tomizable temperature settings, run time, solution tracking and data log- ging. Included with the touchscreen is a USB interface that allows for downloading of cleaning data. The unique plastic hinged lid mini- mizes noise and traps vapors, creat- ing a quiet and comfortable working environment. The open/close detec- tion feature encourages protocol com- pliance and ensures closed operation. The lid can also be used as a tray to air-dry instruments prior to bagging and autoclaving. 3 The BioSonic UC150. (Photo/Provided by COLTENE) An optional built-in controlled heating feature (70-140 degrees F) can improve efficiency of the ultrasonic cleaning process by quickly heating the unit to its desired cleaning tem- perature. Additionally, a built-in high temperature safety feature protects the unit from overheating. The BioSonic UC150 comes pack- aged with a cassette basket included, as well as a recess template and gas- ket. Additional BioSonic accessories and ultrasonic cleaning solutions can be purchased separately.
20 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 DentalEZ acquires Forest Dental Design-forward manufacturer to give DentalEZ an expanded portfolio and extended reach By DentalEZ Staff n DentalEZ® recently announced the acquisition of Forest Dental, a 45-year-old manufacturer of dental operatory equipment. Located in AD Here in Chicago To learn more about DentalEZ Inte- grated Solutions or Forest Dental, stop by booth No. 1411. Hillsboro, Ore., Forest is known for its highly reliable yet simple technol- ogy. The acquisition of Forest Dental gives DentalEZ Integrated Solutions an exciting new addition to a diverse and growing portfolio of dental prod- ucts, according to DentalEZ. “We’re in a time when practices recognize the importance of ele- vating and enhancing the patient experience,” said Heather Trombley, president and COO of DentalEZ. “For- est Dental uses beautifully crafted design to create a fun factor for both the patient and the staff. But the bril- liance of their design extends well beyond the esthetic. Its products embody the design idea of simplicity — no more or less than exactly what the customer needs.” The acquisition of Forest Dental allows DentalEZ to continue with its new long-term strategic goals. The complementary product offering extends the DentalEZ reach across a variety of customer segments. In addition, the companies will be able to leverage the benefits of shared sup- ply chains and operational functions. Current Forest customers will have the benefit of availing themselves to the more diverse line of products available from DentalEZ. Plus, the two entities will be able to utilize a single sales team, Professional Sales Associates, that is already familiar with Forest Dental Products. The Forest Dental brand will con- tinue as part of the DentalEZ port- folio of products, and the company will go to market as Forest Dental Equipment. The current Forest Dental leadership team will remain in place in Hillsboro, including Hank Barton who bought Forest Dental in 2004. Barton’s vision — making dental equipment more exciting and estheti- cally appealing — has become a sig- nature trait of Forest designs. This includes offering practices a diverse color palate, carbon fiber trims, chrome accents, contrast upholstery stitching and more. “It’s with great enthusiasm that we take this next step forward for Forest Dental,” said Barton. “The real beauty of this is that DentalEZ recognizes and respects what we have accomplished in the market place, and with its back- ing, Forest can go further, faster than we ever could have alone. Everyone at Forest is excited about this next stage in our long history.” 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 efficiency in value-based products and outstanding customer service and support. For more information, visit www. dentalez.com.
22 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 New bulk restorative sets fast and strong — and is still long-lasting BISCO’s REVEAL HD Bulk has optimized refractive index to enable superior curing-light transmission By Johan Figueira, DDS, and Iveth Ramirez, DDS n Dentistry has always been a health-care service, with tooth decay its greatest adversary. Advance- ments in preventative treatment continually seek to improve overall oral health, while advancements in restorative materials are responsible for restorations that are stronger and long lasting. The most recent improvements to many of these materials enable practitioners to simply and efficiently place large restorations without sacri- ficing strength and longevity. A new bulk-fill composite, REVEAL® HD Bulk from BISCO (www. bisco.com), is a perfect example of this innovation. It enables the clini- cian to place the material in one or two “bulk” increments despite a large preparation. REVEAL HD Bulk contains a pro- prietary filler technology that allows an optimized refractive index for superior light transmission, which means that light can be effectively refracted and distributed through the material, allowing for an optimized depth of cure. The category-leading depth of cure allows for a strong restoration from the top-down so you can place the composite in 5-6 mm increments.* A 28-year-old male patient pre- sented with a broken molar (#18 O/B surfaces) (Fig. 1). To approach this case using mini- mally invasive dentistry, a PA was first taken to evaluate decay and check occlusion. After a rubber dam was placed and all existing decay was excavated (Fig. 2), SELECT HV ETCH® 5 Fig. 1 5 Fig. 2 5 Fig. 3 5 Fig. 4 5 Fig. 1: Broken molar (#18 O/B surfaces). (Clinical photos/Provided by Johan Figueira, DDS, and Iveth Ramirez, DDS) 5 Fig. 2: After a rubber dam is placed, all decay is excavated. 5 Fig. 3: REVEAL HD Bulk is placed in two large increments and light cured. 5 Fig. 4: Occlusal adjustment and polish. 5 Fig. 5: Final radiograph. 5 Fig. 5 was placed along the uncut enamel margin, followed by ALL-BOND UNI- VERSAL adhesive. Then, REVEAL HD Bulk was placed in two large increments (Fig. 3) and light cured. After occlusal adjust- ment and polish (Fig. 4), a final radio- graph was taken (Fig. 5). In summary, even though vulnera- ble adults continue to face challenges, more older people than ever before are keeping a greater number of their natural teeth for life as a result of decades of effective prevention and education. Bulk-fill composite is an invalu- able “direct, one-appointment” option for posterior restorations because it offers a high depth of cure for quick and confident placement but doesn’t sacrifice any of the other improve- ments of today’s composites, such as handling and polishability. Here in Chicago To learn more about REVEAL HD Bulk, visit BISCO at booth No. 4800, call (800) 247-3368 or go online to www. bisco.com. time chairside and is an affordable solution. BISCO’s REVEAL HD Bulk saves *Varies based on the shade selected.
24 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 Replace 30 shades with just one composite By Benco Dental Staff n Every shade. One choice. OMNI- CHROMA from Tokuyama Dental is the most vibrant breakthrough in composites yet, according to Benco Dental. The culmination of 35 years of research and development, one shade is clinically proven to match the color of practically any tooth. It’s one of those rare, you-have-to-see-it- to-believe-it products, according to Benco. Innovated to color match like you’ve never seen before, this is the first formula ever to match any smile from A1 to D4 in just one application. AD Here in Chicago Stop by the Benco Dental booth, No. 3834, to learn more about Toku- yama Dental’s OMNICHROMA and other innovative products that can help your practice. “OMNICHROMA is groundbreak- ing — a win-win for all offices,” said Dr. Peter Auster of Pomona, N.Y. “No need to stock 30 composite shades that expire and take up space. So eco- nomical, and it works great!” Think about how much time — and money — you waste dealing with multiple shades. It adds up quickly. OMNICHROMA makes every day a lot simpler. You simply reach for the same product virtually every time. OMNICHROMA employs Smart Chromatic Technology in place of the pigments in traditional composites, 3 OMNICHROMA is a universal composite that esthetically matches the entire classical VITA shade range with just one shade. (Photo/Provided by Benco Dental) so structural color becomes the main coloring mechanism. Structural color occurs when different wavelengths of light are amplified or weakened by the structure of a material itself, expressing colors other than what the material may actually be. From A1 to D4, all shades of teeth express a narrow range of red-to-yellow color. The 260 nm identical spherical fillers of OMNICHROMA are the perfect size and shape to match surrounding tooth color, according to Benco. The response from dentists is enthusiastic. “OMNICHROMA is a one-stop shop for shade matching, and it has excellent handling properties, pol- ishability and wear resistance,” said Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz of Salem, Mass. “I can achieve pre- dictable, excellent results with this composite, and it has become the first material that I reach for in most direct-restorative clinical situations.” Best of all, there’s no tradeoff compared with traditional compos- ites, Benco asserts. OMNICHROMA’s compressive and flexural strength is equal to or exceeds the competition. Plus, there’s no learning curve for most clinical cases, according to the company. The paste is opaque-white before curing, allowing for higher visibility and easier placement. After curing, it becomes natural in appear- ance and matches the color of the sur- rounding tooth. However, in large Class III and IV cases, it may experience shade- matching interference because of a lack of surrounding dentition. The solution is simple: OMNICHROMA BLOCKER, a supplementary mate- rial used in conjunction with OMNICHROMA as a lingual layer to prevent shade-matching interfer- ence. It can also be used to mask slight staining or to reconstruct a highly opaque tooth. “Vital to our aim of driving den- tistry forward is propelling cutting- edge products into wide use by edu- cating customers and encouraging acceptance,” said Terry Barrett, chief marketing officer for Benco Den- tal. “We’re excited to help launch OMNICHROMA because it’s a genuine game changer: a totally new solution to the challenge of shade matching that, even more amazingly, saves time and money.”
26 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 21, 2019 Time to ‘Rely On Henry Schein’ New campaign features real stories of customers By Henry Schein Staff n Henry Schein recently launched a brand campaign titled “Rely On Henry Schein” that conveys the real- life stories and experiences of cus- tomers discussing the critical role Henry Schein plays in their success. The campaign initially featured three dental practices and their unique stories that reflect the com- pany’s mission to help clinicians be more successful so they can focus on delivering the best quality care. The #RelyOnHenrySchein cam- paign launched with videos on the company’s website and social media pages, followed by advertising place- ments in dental trade magazines as well as in Henry Schein’s own publi- cations. The launch featured the stories of three dental practices and their own- AD Here in Chicago To learn more about Henry Schein and the #RelyOnHenrySchein campaign, visit booth No. 2819. ers: LIC Dental Associates, and Dr. Ish- winder Saran, of Long Island City, N.Y.; Roschella & Zinger Dental Group, and Drs. Karen Roschella and Ann Zinger, of Marriottsville, Md.; and Cli- nique Dentaire Tapiero Bouhadana, and Drs. Maurice Tapiero and Anne Bouhadana, Saint-Bruno-de- Montarville, Quebec, Canada. of Each story details an event in which Henry Schein’s full-service expertise allowed the practice to prosper in a time of urgent need. More stories of how customers “Rely On Henry Schein” will roll out through 2019. “We strongly believe that our high- touch, full-service value proposition makes a positive difference in the lives of our customers, and we can think of no better way to convey that message than to have our customers tell their story in their own words,” said Stanley M. Bergman, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Henry Schein. “We are hon- ored that these exceptional profes- sionals would allow us to share their experience with Henry Schein, and we look forward to bringing more success stories to life in the months ahead.” Each from the #RelyOnHenrySchein campaign highlights specific solutions offered in Henry Schein’s full-service model, which encompasses all of the solutions needed to improve a cus- tomer’s operational success, includ- ing business, clinical, technology stories of the and supply chain solutions. The anecdotes explore a particular event that led the customer to call on Henry Schein for help. In “Built from the Ground Up,” Saran tells the story of how Henry Schein helped him establish his first practice. In “Equipment Down!”, Roschella and Zinger explain how Henry Schein reacted quickly to avoid the loss of potentially weeks of disruption by a sudden equip- ment failure. And in “The Come- back,” the husband-and-wife team of Tapiero and Bouhadana describe the tragic loss of their practice to a fire and the work Henry Schein did to get the business up and running. To learn more about the cam- paign, visit www.henryschein.com/ relyonus.