Chicago Midwinter Meeting · Chicago, Illinois · Saturday, February 23, 2019 Vol. 12, No. 3 Scenes from the Chicago Midwinter See a James Bond-style movie, pick up some Mardi Gras beads and check out a lot of booths. Almost like printing time 50 temporary crowns in less than 10 minutes? New 3-D printer increases efficiency. Celebrating the smiles of millions Annual America’s ToothFairy event gives attendees many reasons to cheer. »pages 6–8 »page 10 »page 12 Fat Saturday By Robert Selleck, today staff n Continuing education in dentistry has historically crossed the industry’s academic and marketplace borders, and perhaps nowhere is that more visible than in the exhibit halls of the world’s major dental meetings. The CDS Midwinter Meeting is no excep- tion, presenting seemingly unlimited opportunities for practitioners to not just keep pace — but take the lead with dentistry’s latest innovations. If it’s not a course in a booth or nearby classroom, there’s some other educational opportunity typically linked to the products and services 8see SATURDAY, page 4 4 Attendees at the Midwinter Meeting have plenty of opportunities to learn, both in and out of the lecture halls. Many companies, including Hiossen Implant (booth No. 1028), are offering educational sessions on the exhibit hall floor. (Photo/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) 3 Today is your last chance to visit with the more than 600 companies in the CDS Midwinter Meeting exhibit hall, with the exhibition portion of the meeting closing at 4 p.m. (Photos/ Robert Selleck, today Staff) AD
6 scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 Scenes from Friday 5 Nichole Neff, left, and Niko Tsirigotakis of Dental Dynamic Staffing (booth No. 939). 5 Victoria Sikora, left, and Tanya Tsiaousis of GlaxoSmithKline (booth No. 4425). 3 The folks at Solvay Dental 360 (booth No. 1545) are here at the Midwinter Meeting to tell dental professionals about Ultaire AKP, a high- performance polymer for RPD frames. 5 Seungmin Lee, left, and Suryun Baeg of Blureo (booth No. 1615). 5 Jordan Taub of TAUB Products (booth No. 1911). Photos by Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff 5 You can see a James Bond-themed movie presentation in the Henry Schein One booth (No. 2825). 5 Cat Lester, left, and Paige Maurer of Scheduling Institute (booth No. 743).
Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 scrapbook 7 5 Author and lecturer Dr. Gregori Kurtzman of Silver Spring, Md., begins his day at the Midwinter Meeting. 5 The reps from DenMat (booth No. 4030) have plenty to smile about. From left: Ryan Weppler, Doreen Schillinger, Mack Bradley and Jason Dempsey. 5 Stu Sickles of Dental Health Products (booth No. 3830). 5 Uroé Vampelj, left, and Dick Linde of Fotona (booth No. 2137). 5 Amy Lusk, left, and Sarah Jockin, DDS, of Dentsply Sirona (booth No. 2011). 5 Here at the Midwinter Meeting, Mercury is available to help attendees with information. 5 From left: Don Rickert, Pam Werner and Carl Huff of Ansell (booth No. 4034). 5 Bryan Boucher, left, and Sandra Trevino-Pelkey of SS White Dental (booth No. 2916).
8 scrapbook Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 5 Jake Gennosa, left, and Chip Vagnoni of Acteon (booth No. 3011). 5 Nicholas Navarro of GrowthPlug (booth No. 1616). 5 It’s this way to Henry Schein Dental (booth No. 2719). 5 As seen from above on Friday morning, the show floor bustles with activity. 5 From left: Tammy Spiegel, Brenton Lively and Brian Habas of Sonendo (booth No. 819). 5 Jan Lord of the American Dental Association (booth No. 4008). 5 Mark Eisen of DMG (booth No. 1611) gets into the spirit of this meeting’s theme with a set of Mardi Gras beads. 3 From left: Gale Hostert, Fred Berk and Joy Riddle of Pulpdent Corp. (booth No. 3211). 3 John Hinton of Anutra Medical (booth No. 2144).
10 AD exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 5 Grant Gastineau, DDS, who has a private practice in Chanute, Kan., learns about the just-launched Planmeca Creo C5 chairside 3-D printer from Planmeca Clinical District Sales Manager Suzanne O’Connor during the Planmeca Mardi Gras Party on Thursday evening at the McCormick Place Hilton. Attendees were invited to handle the company’s latest offerings in 2-D and 3-D imaging, chairside milling, intraoral imaging, intraoral scanning and 3-D printing. (Photos/Robert Selleck, today staff) Dentistry gets its own 3-D printer By Robert Selleck, today staff n Planmeca used this year’s Midwinter Meet- ing to launch its Creo C5 3-D printer, offering demonstrations of the technology in its booth (No. 1020). The 3-D printer is custom-engineered for dental professionals to enable delivery of same-day appliances, including surgical guides and dental models. The printer, which uses FDA-approved resins, can create surgical guides or dental models in less than 15 minutes, 50-60 temporary crowns in less than 10 minutes or up to five full arch dental models in one print. “It’s all about creating a more efficient work- flow and enabling practices to provide more in-office services,” said Lenny Asuncion in the Planmeca booth Friday morning. Asuncion is Planmeca’s product marketing manager — CAD/CAM. The Planmeca Creo C5 uses LCD Photomask technology, which projects a uniform light source that virtually eliminates imperfections when printing dental appliances. The printer does not require calibration, features an easy- to-use touch display with pre-programmed set- tings and uses open STL and PLY files for seam- less integration. The Creo C5 will soon fully integrate with Romexis (Planmeca’s all-in-one suite of dental- practice software), fully linking the printer into treatment processes from start to finish: scan- ning, designing, creating a model to clearly com- municate with the patient, milling and creating Here in Chicago See the Planmeca Creo C5 3-D printer in action and learn more about its many capabilities in the Plan- meca booth (No. 1020). 3 A recently printed full-arch model is visible on the just-launched Planmeca Creo C5 3-D printer. Up to five models can be printed at a time on the versatile printer, created specifically for dentistry. surgical guides to ensure successful outcomes. The resins used by the Planmeca Creo C5 come in proprietary capsules labeled with QR codes that the printer automatically reads to ensure the correct resin is being used for the planned printing. The result is high-quality 3-D printing materials — without any material waste. The device has garnered quite a bit of atten- tion at its unveiling at the Midwinter meeting, with groups of dentists frequently gathering around it in the Planmeca booth for a demonstra- tion. “It really is a time-saver,” Asuncion said. Chicago Booth No. 3521
12 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 America’s ToothFairy holds Celebration of Smiles By Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff n Thanks to the generosity of corporate sponsors, volunteer treat- ment provided by individual care providers and organizational support from America’s ToothFairy: National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, countless numbers of children from low-income homes now have healthy smiles. Since its founding in 2006, Amer- ica’s ToothFairy has provided treat- ment and education to nearly 9.7 mil- lion children, according to the organi- zation’s annual report. In addition, the NCOHF has distributed $14.4 million in dental products and equipment and has awarded more than $2.4 million in grants to clinics. Last year alone, more than half a million children received clinical and educational services and nearly a quarter-million caregivers received oral health education, the organization reported. Results like these gave attendees at Celebration of Smiles, the annual event held by America’s ToothFairy, plenty of reasons to cheer. The gath- ering was held Thursday evening at AD 3 At far left, Matt Siemer, executive director of Mobile Care Chicago, accepts a check from Tim Rogan, senior vice president and general manager of Patterson Dental, during the annual Celebration of Smiles event Thursday evening at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. (Photos/Fred Michmershuizen, today Staff) 3 At left, Jill Malmgren, executive director of America’s ToothFairy, offers a presentation on the organization’s many initiatives. the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, adjacent to the Midwinter Meeting. Jill Malmgren, executive director of America’s ToothFairy, offered a roundup of the organization’s most recent initiatives, which all target underserved children. Malmgren also announced recipi- ents of two of the association’s most recent grants. Mobile Care Chicago, which provides high-quality services to underserved children in and around Chicago, received a $5,000 grant sponsored by Patterson Dental. Matt Siemer, executive director of Mobile Care Chicago, accepted a check from Tim Rogan, senior vice president and general manager of Patterson Dental. In addition, the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, which provides service delivery and caregiver educa- tion and reinforces the importance of oral health for the entire family, received a $5,000 grant sponsored by GC America. Dr. Marcio de Fonseca, associate professor and head of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of University of Illinois, was on hand to receive a check presented by Dr. Mark Heiss, GC America’s director of regu- latory and academic affairs. Celebration of Smiles concluded with a presentation offered by the organization’s chair, Ann Bruck, U.S. professional services and industry relations manager of 3M Oral Care, who offered thanks to the many spon- sors and volunteers who make the initiatives of America’s ToothFairy so successful.
15 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 Buffering: I have heard of it in lectures, but what is it? The science behind buffering and providing a more predictable patient experience profoundly numb on the first try and most patients in just two to three minutes. Patients with diminished buffering capacity can get numb more readily and predictably with buffered anesthetic. proven science with groundbreaking innovations. Anutra is revolutionizing local anesthetic delivery by coupling Come see for yourself in booth No. 2144 AD By Anutra Medical Staff n Anutra Medical is proud to bring chairside the ability to buffer your anesthetic. This science has been around for more than 50 years in the medical market, and now you can use it in your dental practice. What is buffering? In the simplest terms, buffer- ing neutralizes acids with bases. Anutra leverages sodium bicarbonate to buffer with lidocaine. The result transforms a practice’s efficiency and dramatically enhances the patient experience, according to Anutra. By bringing the local anesthetic to the body’s pH, the sharp sting of the acid is significantly reduced, leading to a more comfortable injection. Addi- tionally, buffered anesthetic leads to the patient becoming numb more predictably, the company asserts. Buffered anesthetic gets a patient Here in Chicago To learn more about buffering and Anu- tra Medical, stop by booth No. 2144. 5 (Photo/Provided by Anutra Medical)
16 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 Dentsply Sirona’s Primescan: Taking digital impressions to the next quality level By Dentsply Sirona Staff n With Primescan, you can produce scans amazingly fast. You can capture an entire upper jaw in less than 30 seconds and a full arch scan in less than a minute. During the scanning process, the dynamic lens completes more than 10 movements per sec- ond, thereby enabling the “Dynamic Depth Scan.” The result is more than 1 million 3-D points per second. This is thanks to Intelligent Processing, which filters, processes and com- presses the high volume of data so that models can be calculated faster. The high-precision Smart Pixel Sensor captures the data at an extremely high resolution and assesses the contrast in each pixel. For every 3-D image, Primescan con- solidates more than 50,000 images per second, thereby offering a level of scanning precision that has never been achieved before, according to Dentsply Sirona. The new, patent pending tech- nology in the form of optical high frequency analysis is used to cal- culate the 3-D points, resulting in an increased level of accuracy. This is further supported by an optical design that has been optimized for the measuring principle used and by the mechanical robustness of the optics. Primescan enables a flexible, intui- tive and very simple scan procedure, enabling faster access to tooth sur- faces without the need for significant tilting. The captured images are cal- culated in a flash and put together without any visible scan interrup- tions. To monitor the scanning pro- cess simply and easily and to be able to assess the model immediately, the accompanying Primescan AC acquisi- tion center has a modern touchscreen 5 Primescan by Dentsply Sirona offers a flexible, simple scan procedure. (Photos/Provided by Dentsply Sirona) that pivots and swivels as needed to ensure it is always set to the most favorable ergonomic position. Den- tists acknowledge the intuitive opera- tion and high level of comfort during first-time use, which is also greatly appreciated by patients, the company asserts. The new “Acquisition Center” is a workstation designed for modern dentistry and with the dentist in mind. The beautiful, sleek design comes with a touchpad and a 16:9 wide-format movable touchscreen, offering you a highly intuitive and ergonomic work platform, according to the company. The unit also features full mobility with a long-life battery. Simply charge overnight, and you are ready the next morning for hours of cable-free operation. Primescan also scores in terms of hygienic safety. Thanks to the smooth surfaces of Primescan and the acqui- sition center, the hygienically criti- cal areas, which are often difficult to clean, can be reprocessed safely, quickly and easily. The intraoral scan- ner can be subjected to all necessary hygienic reprocessing (wipe disinfec- tion, autoclaving, hot air sterilization, high-level disinfection). This is made possible by three sleeve concepts (stainless-steel sleeve, stainless-steel sleeve with disposable window and disposable sleeves). An excellent choice for outstand- ing results: Primescan is your perfect Here in Chicago To learn more about Primescan and other Dentsply Sirona products, stop by booth No. 2011. starting point into digital dentistry, Dentsply Sirona states. No matter how you would like to design your workflows, Primescan is an enabler for efficient digital workflows — both chairside in your practice and with your preferred partners. Digital impressions with Prime- scan are easier, faster and more accurate than ever before, according to the company. Enjoy the scan with Primescan! 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.
18 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 Zirconia crown placed with TheraCem By Alan J. Acierno, DDS n Clinicians are always looking for ways to be more efficient without sacrificing the clinical quality of the products they use on patients. One material that allows practition- ers to do this is Bisco’s TheraCem dual-cured, calcium and fluoride- releasing1, resin cement. self-adhesive TheraCem’s (booth No. 4800) strength has been proved with a range of materials: everything from PFMs to zirconia and lithium disili- cate. Having one cement that can be used in a variety of situations and with different materials cuts down on costs and can make procedures easier on the dentist and staff. The handling and dual-cure fea- ture of the cement also makes cleanup simple and offers ease of use in situ- ations where light curing is difficult. References 1. Gleave CM, Chen L, Suh BI. Calcium and fluoride recharge of resin cements. Dent Mater. 2016 (32S):e26. AD 5 Fig. 1: TheraCem dual cure resin cement with zirconia crown on tooth No. 19. (Photos/Provided by Alan J. Acierno, DDS) 5 Fig. 2: Application of TheraCem to the internal surface of the crown. 5 Fig. 3: Crown ready for cementation. 5 Fig. 4: Seated crown with extruded cement. 5 Fig. 5: Cement after tack cure for two seconds. Note ease of cleanup. 5 Fig. 6: Final restoration.
Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 exhibitors 19 Consider the use of non-surgical laser applications in treatment of facial esthetics By Harvey S. Shiffman, DDS n Erbium Yag and Neodymium Yag are two of the most researched wavelengths in medicine and den- tistry. Both of these wavelengths are found in our Fotona Lightwalker laser. Smoothlase uses the photo- thermal capabilities of the Erbium and Neodymium lasers to convert and initiate the formation of new collagen in mucosal tissues and supporting tissues of the face and lips. Indications For patients with age- and lifestyle- related loss of facial volume, elastic- ity and dryness all caused by loss of collagen. Also as a preventative therapy to maintain “young colla- gen.” Patients who do not want surgi- cal intervention or artificial materials injected. What happens when we hand a mirror to our patients to view the Here in Chicago For more information on the treatment of facial esthetics with lasers and other technology, stop by the booth, No. 2137. results of our dental restorations? They immediately check their hair, facial wrinkles and sagging. Facial esthetics are a concern for most of our dental patients. We can provide beautiful, functional dental reconstructions, and the patient still has facial loss of tone, wrinkles, lip imbalances and loss of elasticity. The Smoothlase group of intraoral laser rejuvenating procedures use both of these same wavelengths to tighten skin, improve elasticity, skin tone and texture in a minimally inva- sive manner all from inside the mouth. Liplase can rejuvenate, plump, define and balance the lips without injec- 5 Consider using Fotona Smoothlase to convert and initiate the formation of new collagen in mucosal tissues and supporting tissues of the face and lips. (Photos/Provided by Fotona) tions or artificial materials. These procedures are fully within the scope of dental practice and allow practitioners to give our patients the “finishing” treatments needed and desired. AD
20 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 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.
22 exhibitors Chicago Midwinter — February 23, 2019 Giving back, one toothbrush at a time 4 Benco Dental’s Chuck Cohen at a ‘Lessons in a Lunchbox: Healthy Teeth Essentials and Facts About Snacks’ session. Underserved elementary school children are gifted a bright orange lunchbox filled with supplies for healthy teeth and smiles (Photo/Provided by Benco Dental). AD Benco Family Foundation gifts to Chicago schools mark a milestone: More than 1 million toothbrushes donated since 2015 By Benco Dental Staff n Imagine life without a toothbrush. The consequences — disease, pain, tooth loss — are all too real for millions worldwide, many of them right here at home. In celebration of National Chil- Here in Chicago For more information, visit booth No. 3834. dren’s Dental Health Month, the Benco Family Foundation will donate PRO-SYS® toothbrushes to every Chi- cago Public School elementary stu- dent. In addition, a gift of 40,000 toothbrushes will be made to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Dentistry community ser- vice programs. According to Patrick D. Smith, DMD, MPH, clinical assistant pro- fessor, UIC-College of Dentistry: “The Division of Prevention and Public Health Sciences supports community-based initiatives geared toward increasing access to care and reducing oral disease of underserved populations. Our dental students work with more than 35 community partners across the state to provide dental care and oral health educa- tion. This donation from the Benco Family Foundation will further those experiences and support our part- ners as they promote oral health in their respective communities.” The gifts mark a milestone for the foundation: More than 1 million tooth- brushes donated worldwide. And the foundation already has big plans for next year. “Through our toothbrush dona- tion, the Benco Family Foundation is excited to build a strong rela- tionship with the Chicago Public Schools and hopes to bring ‘Lessons in a Lunchbox: Healthy Teeth Essen- tials and Facts About Snacks’ for the second- and third-grade classes next year during the Chicago Den- tal Society Midwinter Meeting,” said Rebecca Binder, executive director. “This national oral health and nutri- tion program reaches underserved elementary school children with a bright orange lunchbox filled with all the supplies for healthy teeth and smiles.” Since 2015, the Benco Family Foun- dation has been helping people across the globe through toothbrush dona- tions with its Buy-One-Give-One pro- gram. For every PRO-SYS brand adult tapered or antimicrobial toothbrush purchased, the philanthropic arm of America’s largest family-owned den- tal distributor donates a toothbrush to someone in need. Additionally, the foundation sup- ports Global Smile Foundation’s efforts to bring first-class surgical repair to patients with congenital facial deformities in the developing world from South America to Africa, to the Middle East and India.