Chicago Midwinter Meeting · Chicago, Illinois · Friday, February 22, 2019 Vol. 12, No. 2 Scenes from the Chicago Midwinter Win an Apple watch from a sloth and check out rows and rows of other exhibitor booths. »pages 6–8 Settle in for the Henry Schein One show Take a break from walking the exhibit hall to watch ‘Agent Bonding’ in action. »page 10 Donation milestone: 1 million toothbrushes Chicago Public School elementary students get a special gift from the Benco Family Foundation. »page 12 4 Playing for their enthusiastic second line Thursday morning outside the exhibit hall is Tubad and the Kings of Nola, from left: Amir ‘Tubad’ Gray on tuba, Gustavo Cortinas on snare drum, Leon Q. Allen on trumpet, Michael Gore on bass drum and Royce Harrington on trombone. To their right is Midwinter Communications Committee Member Dr. Ingrid Schroetter and her sister and Communications Committee Vice Chair Dr. Astrid Schroetter. (Photo/Robert Selleck, today Staff) AD March on in By Robert Selleck, today Staff n The Mardi Gras fun started with a bang and a blast just outside the Mid- winter Meeting exhibit hall Thursday morning, with meeting organizers joining the band Tubad and the Kings of Nola in a spirited parade through the lobby. The internationally acclaimed New-Orleans-second-line brass band played “When the Saints Come March- ing In,” “Do What You Want” and “Ooh Nah Nay” as members of the CDC’s organizing committees danced along with parasols swinging in tune. 8see MARCH, page 4 AD
6 scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Scenes from Thursday 5 The team members from Glidewell gather for a group photograph at their booth (No. 3219). 5 Dave Lage, left, and Erika Flanigan of Essential Dental Systems (booth No. 4015). 5 Dr. Eugene Casagrande of Wand Dental/Milestone Scientific (booth No. 2717). 5 Milton Lorring, left, and Charlie Martin of DentalEZ (booth No. 1411). 5 Meeting attendees learn about laser technology options at Convergent Dental (booth No. 1643). Photos by Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff 3 From left: Shaista Hasan, Payal Shah and Scott Pepper of quip (booth No. 447). 5 Nory Candelario, left, and Eva Hernandez of Trident Dental Laboratories (booth No. 4213).
Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 scrapbook 7 5 The Benco Dental booth (No. 3834) as seen from above. 5 Erica Wilson of MTI Dental (booth No. 5226). 5 From left: Mike Newton, Charles Sobieraski and James Farleo of Eclipse Loupes (booth Nos. 940 and 5043). 5 Steve Crawford, left, and Jeff Lupu of Coltene (booth No. 4000). 5 From left: Alejandra Molina, Tori Schober and Emily Kemberling of Keystone Industries (booth No. 4011). 5 Ask the sloth at Weave (booths No. 628, 1343 and 4643) about entering a drawing to win an Apple Watch. 5 Gerson Moreno, left, and Michael Burseth of Bisco Dental Products (booth No. 4800). 5 Cherie Boles of Lares Research (booth No. 2813).
scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 5 From left: Kellie St. Onge, Kristin Ansted and Brian Mergentime of Solmetex (booth No. 2139). 5 Greg Slayton, left, and Kevin Fox of Salvin Dental Specialties (booth No. 1034). 8 4 Kevin Bourland, left, and Bob Garnica of Shofu Dental Corp. (booth No. 2807). 5 Brad Baker of Flow Dental (booth No. 3521). 5 The folks at Invisalign iTero (booth No. 5011). 5 Dr. Richard T. Kao is the new president of the American Academy of Periodontology. He is based in Cupertino, Calif. 5 Visit Trinon Collegium Practicum to learn about hands-on implant courses. 5 The gang from DMG (booth No. 1611). 5 From left: Mike Lupo, Jacie Eber and Kevin Brennhofer of Designs For Vision (booth Nos. 1808 and 4421).
10 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Step into the Henry Schein One theater By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n Do you enjoy going to go to the movies? Most people do. And with the annual Academy Awards ceremony taking place less than two days from now, there’s perhaps no better time for Henry Schein One to unveil its blockbuster, which features “Agent Bonding” in a slick feature about his “license to drill.” It’s not to be missed. After watching the short movie in the theater at the newly designed Henry Schein One booth, attendees can learn about an expanded portfo- lio of practice management tools to help attract new patients and improve the patient experience. These offer- ings include a free practice marketing assessment, WebMD Enhanced Pro- files for Dentists, Dentrix Live Chat for patients to communicate with dentists via practice websites and an all-in-one network infrastructure called TechCentral OmniCore Lite. “The launch of our new booth and theater, featuring new solutions to help improve the patient experi- ence, demonstrates the company’s AD 3 At far left, step into the movie theater at Henry Schein One (booth No. 2825) to learn how connected management solutions can improve the experience for your patients. (Photos/ Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) 3 At left, executives from Henry Schein One tell dental industry editors about the latest offerings available during an in-booth presentation Thursday morning. continued commitment to delivering integrated technology that works as one,” said Jim Harding, CEO of Henry Schein One. “Our customers can rely on us to deliver on our promise of integrating practice management solutions to improve the practice workflow and each step of the patient journey.” Harding was one of several key leaders from Henry Schein One who were on hand Thursday morning dur- ing a briefing for editors from various dental industry trade publications. Henry Schein One is a joint ven- ture of Henry Schein Inc. involving the products and services of Henry Schein Practice Solutions and the dental businesses of Internet Brands, a KKR portfolio company. “When dentists partner with Henry Schein One, they can rely on our trusted advisors and support staff to help each member of their team use both technology and busi- ness management best practices to improve their business and grow,” the company press release said. The Henry Schein One website, www.henryscheinone.com, offers dental professionals the opportunity to further explore connected practice management solutions that simplify each stage of the patient experience. (Source: Henry Schein Inc.)
12 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Benco Family Foundation celebrates 1 millionth toothbrush donation, introduces new vendor partners By Robert Selleck, today Staff n At a press conference Thursday here in Chicago, the Benco Family Foundation announced its donation of PRO-SYS® toothbrushes to every Chicago Public School elementary student in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month as well as its contribution of an addi- tional 40,000 toothbrushes to the University of Illinois at Chicago Col- lege of Dentistry community service programs. With these contributions, the Benco Family Foundation will top 1 million toothbrushes donated. “Through our toothbrush dona- tion, the Benco Family Foundation is excited to build a strong relationship with the Chicago Public Schools and hopes to bring Lessons in a Lunch- box: Healthy Teeth Essentials & Facts About Snacks for the second- and third-grade classes next year during the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting,” said Benco Executive Direc- AD tor Rebecca Binder in a press release. Benco also announced partner- ships with Tokuyama, OnPharma and NunoErin. • OMNICHROMA by Tokuyama is a universal composite that matches the entire classical VITA shade range with just one composite. The inno- vative Smart Chromatic Technology uses structural color as the main coloring mechanism. It delivers improved clinical outcomes while reducing inventory stock and waste — and chair time. • Onset® by OnPharma is a buffer- ing agent that provides faster onset, less chair time and improved practice flow. Onset numbs within 35 seconds for some patients and 90 seconds or less for most others by adjusting with a sodium bicarbonate solution to raise the pH of the anesthetic. This enables practitioners to remain chairside, improving patient experience and workflow. Onset buffers four of the five major local anesthetics in den- 3 Benco Design Manager Melissa Sprau describes the Ucreate by NunoErin as Event and Travel Coordinator Dane Bower and Sales Communication Liaison Ragan Knecht (back to camera) demonstrate how the interactive screen can engage younger patients. (Photo/Robert Selleck, today Staff) tistry: lidocaine, articane, prilocaine and mepevicaine. Its cartridges now feature a three-year shelf life. Addi- tionally, the opened product no longer has to be used or discarded in one practice day, with that now extended to five days. • Ucreate by NunoErin is a multi- touch interactive screen with a mod- ern design and originally developed games. The device puts creativity at younger patients’ fingertips, as their touch guides them through a whimsical world of play. According to the developers, the device can trans- form an everyday space — such as a dental-practice waiting area — into an enchanting destination. Benco is featuring these three insightful solutions, alongside lead- ing-edge services, equipment and merchandise in booth No. 3834.
Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 exhibitors 13 Why are lasers so necessary? Nightlase procedure for snoring, and so much more than I can express in this short article! The other thing about the Lightwalker by Fotona is the sci- ence behind the laser, and its proce- dures: from bonding to PIPS/SWEEPS for endodontic procedures, perio and even the Nightlase/Smoothlase esthetic procedures. Science is a very important aspect of a laser purchase. You want one that you can stand behind with your patients, staff and, of course, yourself that you are using the best of the best for your patient care. Backed by science! Don’t let the price tag disturb you. These lasers pay for themselves in short order by time savings per pro- cedure. Not to mention that the laser may open doors for you to provide other procedures you may not have ever done before. There are myriad procedures I never did before that the laser does better than traditional methods. All in all, lasers are amazing tools that make all of your proce- dures better and quicker. That makes my day-to-day practice run so much smoother. Come by the booth, and I’ll answer any questions you still have! AD Here in Chicago To learn more about Fotona lasers, stop by booth No. 2137. do with them, and they are not that viable to help pay for the cost of the laser. The Erbium YAG laser can do it all! Especially the Fotona Light- walker. It has both the Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths and, to tell you the truth, this laser does it all. From endo, to all hard- and soft-tissue pro- cedures, you can think of, plus the By Mark Colonna, DDS n Why lasers? I’ve been asked this question for nearly 20 years now. There are so many reasons to use lasers in dentistry, but also so many choices as to which laser to buy/use. So, which one is the best choice for my practice, you might ask? Well, I’m at the Fotona booth to help you decide, so come visit, and let’s chat live! But, for now… Let’s start by answering the last question. With so many choices: diodes, CO2, Erbium, Nd:YAG, etc., the choices, let’s face it, can be daunt- ing (and the possible price tag can be daunting too!). So just like a patient asks, “How much is this gonna cost me?” I’ll share my journey and “whys” and what I feel is the best option for the price and the patient care. I wanted a laser that can do eve- rything! I didn’t want a laser that just did soft tissue. Why waste time and money on that when I can get a laser that does fillings, crowns, endodontics, soft tissue, oral surgery and more! When I looked at lasers, I wanted a return on investment as well. With a diode or soft tissue-only laser, there is only so much you can About the author Dr. Mark P. Colonna graduated from the Loyola University School of Den- tistry Chicago in 1983. After receiving his degree, he practiced in St. Charles, Ill., and taught at the dental school until 1992, holding the positions of assistant clinical professor of radiol- ogy and assistant clinical professor of operative dentistry. In 1992, he moved to Whitefish Montana and later founded the Mon- tana Center for Laser Dentistry, where he began offering his patients the latest in minimally invasive dental care technology. A pioneer in the use of laser dentistry, Colonna is the first dentist in the world to use the laser technology to prepare teeth for full crowns and porcelain veneers using only the laser, i.e., without the use of drills or the need for local anesthesia.
14 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Primescan perfects digital impressions By Dentsply Sirona Staff n Easier than ever, faster than before, more accurate than previ- ously possible — all describe Primes- can, the new intraoral scanner from Dentsply Sirona. With its completely new, patent- pending digital-impression tech- nology, Primescan enables high- precision digital impressions to be taken of the entire jaw. These scans pre- sent numerous possibilities for users. Primescan was designed for vari- ous digital workflows — with the laboratory directly in the practice, with CEREC or in cooperation with external partners. Validated inter- faces noticeably simplify the process, offering dentists the flexibility they desire, according to the company. What was considered an absolute sensation more than 30 years ago is almost taken for granted today. In terms of quality, digital intraoral impressions are technically equal to, and in some cases superior to, traditional impressions, while also offering an improved patient experi- ence. Dentsply Sirona introduced the digital impression to dentistry with CEREC. Now, with Primescan, Dentsply Sirona is introducing an intraoral scanner with outstanding technol- ogy, which enables scans that are more precise than anything we have known before, the company asserts. This has been substantiated by a new study at the University of Zurich1. “Dentists rightly expect products and solutions from Dentsply Sirona that make their work at the dental practice easier, safer and better,” said Dr. Alexander Völcker, group vice president, CAD/CAM and orthodon- tics at Dentsply Sirona. “Primescan is the solution to an important issue in practices — the option of faster, precise impressioning — which is model calculation, is complete in just two to three minutes. With Primescan, users can lev- erage the full potential of digital processes for better treatment. The modular concept offers a suitable solution for every need within the practice. The digital 3-D model can be transmitted to a laboratory via the new Connect software (formerly Sirona Connect) and can also be further processed with different soft- ware, e.g., for orthodontic or implant treatment planning. The newly developed Connect Case Center Inbox enables laborato- ries around the world to connect to the Connect Case Center. This allows a validated scan data from Primes- can to be received easily for further processing in the desired programs and workflows. Alternatively, the res- toration can be planned and manu- factured in the practice using the new CEREC software 5, with its new design, intuitive touch functionality and noticeably improved screen reso- lution, according to Dentsply Sirona. Dr. Alexander Völcker expresses his confidence in the technology: “Digital impressions with Primes- can are the starting point for other exciting digital processes, without limiting the future decisions of dental practices. With our seamless solu- tions and validated workflows with external partners, we are setting new standards which, thanks to digi- tal technologies, enable even better dentistry.” Reference 1. Mehl A et. al., Accuracy of complete- and partial-arch impressions of actual intraoral scanning systems in-vitro, Int J Comput Dent., Publishing date: March 2019 Unless stated otherwise, all state- ments in this article refer to a compari- son of Dentsply Sirona products. 5 Primescan, a new intraoral scanner. (Photos/Provided byDentsply Sirona) Here in Chicago To learn more about Primescan and other Dentsply Sirona products, stop by booth No. 2011. easy to manage in the usual practice environment, which is reliable, which delivers clinically flawless results and which is simply fun to use.” Primescan’s optical impression system has been decisively devel- oped. The scan of the surfaces of the teeth is completed with high-resolu- tion sensors and shortwave light, cap- turing up to one million 3-D points per second. With optical high-frequency contrast analysis, they can now be calculated more accurately than ever before, according to the company. Dentsply Sirona has submitted a patent application for this process. With Primescan, it also is possible to scan deeper areas (up to 20 mm). This enables digital impressions even for subgingival or particularly deep preparations. Virtually all the tooth surfaces are captured, even when scanning from very acute angles. Pri- mescan captures the dental surfaces immediately, in the required resolu- tion and with a high degree of clarity even at great depths, thereby ensur- ing a much more detailed 3-D model. The precise scanning technol- ogy enables Primescan to be imple- mented universally. Not only does it produce high-precision images of natural teeth and preparations, it also provides extremely accurate images of other materials commonly used in dentistry, according to Dentsply Sirona. For example, implant specialists appreciate the simple impressions of edentulous arches or sites with implants, and orthodontists highly rate the detailed scan results for soft tissues (gums, frenulum). With this new scanning technology, impres- sions can be completed very quickly. A full jaw impression, including Up your mouthguard game with the Pro-Vac vacuum former By Keystone Industries Staff n There is no debate: Custom-formed thermoplastics offer the best quality fit for patients everywhere. Mouth- guards formed this way offer superior protection, and all appliances bring the comfort of a fit customized for the individual patient. While the manufacturing of such appliances is usually done in a lab, Keystone Industries is happy to bring the process to your office with the Pro- Vac vacuum former. The Pro-Vac offers the same con- Here in Chicago To learn more about Keystone Indus- tries products, visit No. 4011 venience and power of the Machine III at a fraction of the cost. Bringing the Pro-Vac into your office can increase patient services, accelerate appliance delivery times and save lab fees, according to Keystone. Improving on the design of the Machine III, the base of the Pro-Vac vacuum former is made of a strong, lightweight thermoplastic designed for high temperatures. This housing dampens vibrations better than traditional housing, result- ing in a quieter unit. In addition, the thermoplastic casing brings the cost of the Pro-Vac down almost 20 percent from the cost of the Machine III, while maintaining the same superior oper- ating level, the company asserts. The Pro-Vac and Machine III are both more powerful than any other dental vacuum former, according to Keystone, and produce more accu- rate and defined thermoplastics than any other model. Its heating element design and placement ensures even heat distribution throughout the ther- moplastic material. This makes the Pro-Vac ideal for producing bleaching trays, sports mouthguards, implant splints, custom impression trays, den- ture bases, copings, and temporary crowns, bridges, splints and orthodon- tic devices. For superior performance, reliabil- ity and price, add the Pro-Vac vacuum former to your office, Keystone Indus- tries recommends.
Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 exhibitors 15 Buffering: Better than ever with Onset Here in Chicago Visit one of the nation’s largest family- owned dental distributors and learn more about Onset at booth No. 3834. each patient is being treated the way I would want them to be treated.” Local anesthetic cartridges have a pH of about 3.5, roughly the same as lemon juice. After injection, the body must raise the pH of the anesthetic towards physiologic (~7.4) before the patient can achieve pulpal anesthe- sia. The body’s buffering process takes time and keeps doctor and staff waiting to begin the procedure. With the Onset system, you can instantly raise the pH of the anes- thetic chairside prior to injecting, taking time and the patient’s physiol- ogy out of the process, according to Benco Dental. The local anesthetic injection now has the pH of normal saline, instead of lemon juice. Standard anesthetics contain only 1 in 25,000 de-ionized molecules, the active form of the anesthetic. Buffering with Onset right before injection results in a 6,000-fold improvement in the amount of avail- able active anesthetic. Put simply: This instantly raises the pH of the anesthetic closer to physiologic pH levels, taking the wait time out of the buffering process. Not only is Onset easy to use and a proven productivity booster, it’s more cost-effective than ever thanks to the new, five-day shelf life, Benco Dental asserts. If your practice aver- ages four working days per week and administers local anesthetic on an average of four to seven times per day, your Onset investment is only $12-$14 per day, a significant reduction vs. the previous version. Factor in the time savings and improved patient experience, and adding Onset to your practice is an investment that pays off daily, accord- ing to Benco. AD By Benco Dental Staff n Faster onset, less chair time, improved practice flow — all deliv- ered by one buffering agent. And it’s better than ever. Now, Onset can be used to buffer four of the five major local anesthetics used in dentistry: lidocaine, articane, prilocaine and mepevicaine. Plus, its useful life once opened has been extended from one practice day to five — a real money saver, according to Benco Dental. “I have been using Onset for the past couple of years, and I couldn’t be more happy with the results of each injection,” said Jason W. Erickson, DDS, of Erickson Dental in Irving, Texas. “The medical field has been buffering anesthetics for years and when Onset became available to den- tists, it was a no brainer to add it to my practice.” The benefits of buffering are obvi- ous. It’s better for patients and prac- titioners alike, Benco asserts. When you can numb patients in seconds rather than minutes, you can stay by the patient’s side the entire time for an improved patient experience. It also means you can get right to work, so patients spend less time in the chair and your practice flow improves significantly. “Patients report a noticeable increase in comfort with each injec- tion and anesthesia is achieved much quicker,” Erickson said. “It’s an aspect of each procedure that is irreplace- able and gives me the confidence that 5 Benco Dental introduces the latest benefits of Onset by Onpharma, shown, which now can be used to buffer four of the five major local anesthetics in dentistry: lidocaine, articane, prilocaine and mepevicaine. (Photo/Provided by Benco Dental)
16 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Introducing Pro-V C&B temporary material 3 Don Rice of Bisco says the new Pro-V C&B temporary crown and bridge material is strong and durable and offers excellent esthetics. (Photo/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n Here at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting, Bisco Dental Products is introducing Pro-V C&B temporary crown and bridge material, designed to quickly and easily create durable and natural-looking restorations. “Its best features are strength and durability,” said Don Rice of Bisco, dur- ing an interview back in November at the Greater New York Dental Meet- ing, where the product was officially launched. “It also offers excellent esthetics.” Rice said that Pro-V C&B means great results with fewer fractures, less breakage and less fixing. “It also has nice luster and a pol- ished look, without even having to polish,” Rice said. According to Bisco, Pro-V C&B was developed using a multifunctional acrylic composite, creating a tempo- rary restoration that is a superb mix- ture of “strength, durability, flexibility and esthetics that emulates a natural tooth.” The self-curing material is avail- AD Here in Chicago Visit Bisco Dental Products in booths Nos. 4800 and MR45. More information is also available at www.bisco.com or by calling (800) 247-3368. able in four essential shades, polishes beautifully and can be trimmed with minimal effort, making it the ideal temporary crown and bridge mate- rial, according to Bisco. According to the company, addi- tional features and benefits of Pro-V C&B include: fast setting within four minutes; fast finishing with quick removal from impression and natural luster (saving both time and money); simple application that flows ideally into the impression with great control; and strength that is suitable for long-term temporary restorations. In addition, the material offers tooth-like translucency, opalescence and natural fluorescence and is suit- able for demanding anterior tempo- raries, according to the company.
18 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Free up your time Don’t let numbing be the reason you’re behind By Anutra Medical Staff n Practitioners are constantly look- ing at workflow efficiency. Many offices spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to make the work day as productive as possible. One thing that might be missed in this process is looking for the root cause of why an office runs behind: Getting the patient numb. “The benefits of Anutra that I see in my practice are huge,” said Larissa Bishop, DDS. “Following administra- tion, my pediatric patients become almost instantly and profoundly AD Here in Chicago To learn how you can free up your time, stop by booth No. 2144. numb and rarely ever feel themselves getting numb. This allows me to start working on the patient immediately. “Anutra has also increased my profits,” she added. “Since we’ve been using it regularly, we’ve decreased our standard appointment time by 10 minutes, which has allowed us to schedule up to another hour and 20 minutes of production each day per doctor.” The Anutra Local Anesthetic Deliv- ery system solves buffering for den- tistry, the company asserts. With a simple twist of a knob on the dis- penser, health-care professionals can precisely mix sodium bicarbonate 5 (Photo/Provided by Anutra) and lidocaine, providing a buffered solution for your patients. Free up your time! Stop by booth No. 2144 for more information.
20 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 COLTENE introduces its BRILLIANT Crios By COLTENE Staff n COLTENE is pleased to present its BRILLIANT Crios reinforced com- posite bloc for permanent restora- tions here at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. BRILLIANT Crios combines all the advantages of an innovative submicron hybrid composite material with those of a CAD/CAM fabrication process for reliable, esthetic and fast restorations without a separate firing process, according to COLTENE. The outstanding mechanical prop- erties of BRILLIANT Crios are the result of controlled, stress-free ther- mal curing, COLTENE states. The mul- timodal composition of dental glass and amorphous silica in combination with a reinforcing resin matrix make BRILLIANT Crios the ideal material for single-tooth restorations, the com- pany asserts. BRILLIANT Crios is a strong mate- rial that is high in flexural strength. Its dentin-like modulous of elasticity reduces stress peaks during chewing, resulting in decreased risk of mate- rial fatigue. Due to its shock-absorb- AD Here in Chicago COLTENE will be demonstrating its new BRILLIANT Crios bloc and related products at booth No. 4000. Stop by to learn more about this new CAD/CAM composite-based material. ing effect, it is extremely well suited for implant restorations, according to COLTENE. BRILLIANT Crios is distinguished by superior precision. Even when ceramic materials have started chip- ping, BRILLIANT Crios can still be ground with ease and precision in the case of extremely thin margins. This highly accurate precision offers greater freedom of preparation, the company states. BRILLIANT Crios offers natural esthetics with a glossy result. A broad spectrum of 13 shades in two translucencies covers the needs in the anterior as well as posterior region of teeth. Immediately after grind- ing, BRILLIANT Crios displays an extremely homogenous surface. The 5 Take a look in person at the new reinforced composite bloc, BRILLIANT Crios, at COLTENE’s booth, No. 4000. restoration can therefore be brought to a high gloss finish very quickly. In Chicago, COLTENE will be dem- onstrating its new BRILLIANT Crios bloc and related products including ONE COAT 7 UNIVERSAL bond and DuoCem and SoloCem cements at booth No. 4000.
22 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 4 DentalEZ now offers True Caries Teeth, a teaching aid for dental students, from Columbia Dentoform. (Photo/ Provided by DentalEZ) AD DentalEZ launches True Caries Teeth from Columbia Dentoform New innovative caries material can enhance students’ learning experience By DentalEZ Staff n DentalEZ Integrated Solutions is proud to present now-available True Caries Teeth from Columbia Dentoform. Products from Columbia Dento- form have been used to train dental students around the world for genera- tions. In continuing that tradition, Colum- bia Dentoform is now offering a sig- nificant advancement in the teaching of caries identification and removal with True Caries Teeth, according to the company. Unlike painted caries, the True Caries Teeth have a sticky, rubbery feel, providing a very tacti- cal sensation and response for the student, which allows for removal by a curette. “These teaching aids are developed to feel virtually identical to what actual soft caries feels like because they are life-like and scoop-able,” noted Carlos Martinez, international and special markets sales director for DentalEZ. “True Caries Teeth provide a realistic and superior learning sce- nario with cutting-edge technology for the advancement of dental health, thereby readying students to face the challenges that come with clinical work.” For more information about True Caries Teeth, visit www. columbiadentofor.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 efficiency in value-based products and outstanding customer service and support. DentalEZ manufactures a full line of products and well-known brands, including StarDental®, Den- talEZ® Equipment, RAMVAC®, Nevin- Labs™ and Columbia Dentoform®. For more information, visit www. dentalez.com. Here in Chicago For more information about True Caries Teeth or other DentalEZ products, visit booth No. 1411.
24 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Solvay Dental 360 shows off its paradigm-shifting polymer Here in Chicago, company is offering dentists a premium alternative to metal partials By Solvay Dental 360 Staff n Solvay Dental 360™ is bringing Ultaire™ AKP, a high-performance polymer for removable partial den- ture (RPD) frames, to the Chicago Midwinter Meeting. Ultaire AKP was specifically designed to fill the gap between metal RPDs, which can be too rigid and stiff, and other polymer frame materials that can be too flexible. “Dentists and patients alike are demanding better materials for RPDs, and Ultaire AKP delivers in a way that metal and other polymer options sim- ply cannot,” says Shawn Shorrock, global director, Solvay Dental 360. “We saw an unmet need to replace metal in dental materials, similar to other markets we serve such as orthopedic and cardiovascular, and we worked closely with dentists to ensure Ultaire AKP best serves their needs and those of their patients.” As patients become more aware of the effects of metal — the potential allergies, toxicity and taste — they are also becoming more proactive, ask- ing for partial dentures that feel natu- ral, comfortable and are esthetically appealing. Ultaire AKP is an innova- tive aryl ketone polymer that pro- vides a biocompatible, lightweight, metal-free, non-irritating and more esthetically pleasing alternative to traditional metal RPD frames, accord- ing to the company. Ultaire AKP is a rigid material — not flexible — suitable as a metal replacement and different than the other non-metal materials currently on the market, the company asserts. It is both strong enough and tough enough to be tooth-supported and help reduce bone loss, yet it is flexible enough to engage undercuts more deeply. Making multiple adjustments to a milled RPD can be time-consuming and frustrating for patients and den- tists alike. Furthermore, months or even years of adjustments tend to wear down once-healthy teeth. Not only does Ultaire AKP provide an esthetically pleasing, biocompat- ible alternative to metal, according to the company, but once an RPD made out of Ultaire AKP is designed and fit- ted, adjustments should not be neces- 5 At top, the Ultaire AKP. 3 At left, the traditional metal partial dentures com- pared to the Ultaire AKP. (Photos/Provided by Solvay Dental 360) sary — saving the dentist and patient valuable time. “Ultaire AKP is a paradigm- shifting polymer — it really hits the sweet spot between metal and the flexible systems on the market today,” says Ryan Murphy, PhD, technology manager and polymer scientist at Solvay Dental 360. “It is a unique proprietary chemis- try developed specifically for RPDs. There is no direct one-to-one compari- Here in Chicago To learn more about Ultaire AKP, stop by the Solvay Dental 360 booth, No. 1545. son to any of the metal or polymer sys- tems that are currently on the market for RPDs.” Solvay Dental 360 is a part of the global company Solvay, a leader in high-performance polymers used in the health-care industry for medical and dental devices, equipment and instrumentation, including implant- able applications. With more than 35 brands in more than 1,500 formulations, Solvay has the broadest portfolio of high- performance health-care polymers in the world, the company asserts. Additional information can be found at SolvayDental360.com.
26 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 MTI Dental unleashes the Lynx By MTI Dental Staff n MTI Dental, a leader in dental handpiece manufacturing, recently announced the release of the Lynx dental lab motor. This newest addition to the MTI catalog offers a quality solution with a sleek modern design for dentists to perform in-house lab work, according to the company. If you own a milling machine or receive less than perfect results from your partnering lab, then look no fur- ther, the Lynx dental lab motor could be your solution. The Lynx dental lab micromotor is easy to operate with a plethora of different settings to provide optimal results when filing, trimming and polishing restorations, the company asserts. Lynx has been a well-respected brand in dental handpieces for dec- ades, and this lab motor follows that lineage. The Lynx lab motor is just the introduction to a series of high- quality modern dental equipment AD Here in Chicago To learn more about MTI Dental, stop by booth No. 5226. industry leading warranties, 40 years of experience and five-star personal service. At MTI Dental, “We’re not just sales people, we are American manufacturers.” Lynx Dental Lab Series informa- tion and features: • Introductory offer: $345 • Sleek modern design • E-type electric micro-motor with holder • 0 to 30,000 RPMs • Variable speed by hand or foot controller • Forward and reverse options • Built-in safety overload sensor • Durable carbon brushes • Includes foot pedal controller • Built-in bur/mandrel holder • Risk-free 30-day guarantee 5 MTI Dental’s new Lynx dental lab motor. MTI will release throughout 2019. some adjustments in-office.” As MTI’s Vice President Peter Miranda said: “Every dentist per- forming restorations of any kind, by partnering with laboratories or mill- ing in-house, should have a quality lab motor. It is another valuable tool in the modern dentist’s armament that will create value by increasing efficiency, reducing costs and saving valuable chair time by completing MTI continues to create value for dental practitioners by delivering high-quality products cost effec- tively, the company states. As time goes on, there are fewer and fewer options for affordable qual- ity dental equipment. In a market saturated in aftermarket, gray label and non-compliant equipment, turn to an American manufacturer with
28 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Open your hand and say ahhhhh By Ansell Staff launched n Ansell, a leader in protection solu- tions and maker of the Microflex® and MICRO-TOUCH® examination gloves, has its MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE® series, a diversi- fied portfolio of dental examination gloves, which according to the com- pany, outperform the competition. MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE is 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 or to request a free sample, you can visit www.ansell. com/DentaGlove. Here in Chicago To check out the MICRO-TOUCH DENTA-GLOVE series and other Microflex examination gloves, stop by the booths, Nos. 4034 and MR29.
30 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 22, 2019 Solmetex names Kevin Danahy as president By Solmetex Staff n Solmetex, a global provider of amalgam separation technol- ogy and dental waste-management solutions, is pleased to announce that Kevin Danahy has been named its president, a new position at Solmetex, reporting directly to CEO Nick Mozzicato. Danahy most recently served as vice president of global emerging technologies and specialty sales at Zimmer BIOMET and before that served as vice president of global robotics clinical and technical sales. Danahy brings more than 17 years of senior management experience in accelerating revenue growth and building high-performance teams to drive long-term success. “We are all very excited to have join the Solmetex team,” Kevin “Kevin has an Mozzicato said. excellent track record of implement- ing key strategic objectives, as well as building strong and competent organizations. I am confident he will have a positive impact for our part- AD 5 Kevin Danahy is the new president at Solmetex. (Photo/Provided by Solmetex) ners, dealers and customers.” Effective immediately, Danahy will lead the overall strategy for Solmetex, across sales, marketing, operations, engineering and service efforts. Danahy will be responsible for developing and executing innova- tive, scalable solutions that will be instrumental in transitioning a fast- growing company to the next level while ensuring operational excel- lence across the company. “I am truly humbled to join such an amazing dynamic team that has a Here in Chicago To learn more about the latest technol- ogy in amalgam separation, visit booth No. 2139. single focus of delivering a standard of excellence in all that they do,” Dan- ahy said. Solmetex has been an industry leader in the manufacturing of amal- gam separators for more than 20 years in the dental industry, with a primary focus on keeping dental practices compliant with the ever-changing regulatory environment. Solmetex’s Hg5 series of products are ISO 11143 certified, accompanied with a simple recycling and compli- ance program that meets all exist- ing and new EPA dental regulation requirements on the handling and disposing of amalgam waste within the dental practice. For more information, contact Solmetex at (800) 216-5505 or visit www.solmetex.com.