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JCO Product News published in June 2012

VOLUME 46 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (373-374) 2012

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Online Practice Promotion

Sesame Sweepstakes is designed to grow a practice's social-media community through contest or sweepstakes promotions on Facebook and other social networks. The company handles details including compliance with the social-network guidelines and local and state regulations, promotional e-mail blasts and newsletters to existing patients, and capturing and reporting of entrants' data.

For more information, contact Sesame Communications, 542 First Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104. (877) 633-5193; www.sesamecommunications.com.

LED Operatory Light

Midmark's Dental LED Operatory Light delivers bright white light at intensities of 27,000, 21,000, or 15,000 lux, and its 22-watt power consumption is 50% less than that of the leading dental LED light, according to the manufacturer. A "compositesafe" setting uses filters designed to remove the 470-nanometer blue light known to cure composites. Features include an optional motion-controlled on/off switch and an easily accessible control touchpad.

For additional information, contact Midmark Corporation, 60 Vista Drive, Versailles, OH 45380. (800) MIDMARK; www.midmark.com.

Enamel-Stripping Tool

The C-SAW Interproximal Reduction System provides safe, easy interproximal reduction and finishing with ultimate control and efficiency, according to the manufacturer. A low-speed, high-torque reciprocating handpiece is fitted with single-sided, diamond-coated files designed to reduce tooth material at a faster rate and to withstand greater lateral pressure without failure. A special clamp provides interproximal separation and soft-tissue protection during procedures.

For information, contact Great Lakes Orthodontics, Ltd., 200 Cooper Ave., Tonawanda, NY 14150. (800) 828-7626; www.greatlakesortho.com.

Cordless Curing Light

Opal Orthodontics' VALO Ortho curing light is now available in a cordless version, featuring a lithium-iron-phosphate rechargeable battery housed in an aluminum body with Teflon coating. Multi-wavelength LEDs produce high-intensity light at 395-480 nanometers for polymerization of all light-curable dental materials, according to the manufacturer. The handpiece is designed to fit a standard dental unit bracket, or it can be mounted elsewhere using the supplied bracket. Four batteries, a battery charger, and a power supply with universal plugs (100-240V) are also included.

For more information, contact Opal Orthodontics, 505 W. 10200 S., South Jordan, UT 84095. (888) 863-5883; www.opalorthodontics.com.

Management Alerts

Dolphin Management software now supports a custom alert for practices using the AcceleDent micro-pulse appliance, designed to facilitate faster tooth movement. The AcceleDent icon pops up automatically in the record of a patient using the device, serving as a reminder to the orthodontist and staff, according to the company. The software feature is included in the Dolphin Management 5.5 update or can be requested directly from Dolphin.

For information, contact Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions, 9200 Eton Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311. (800) 548-7241;

Self-Ligating Bracket

The Sensation Active Ceramic Self-Ligating Bracket is produced from a durable and translucent ceramic material and features a rhodium-coated stainless steel clip. A unique guide rail helps stabilize opening and closing forces of the bracket clip, resulting in a faster archwire changes, according to the manufacturer.

For more information, contact Ortho Technology, 17401 Commerce Park Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647. (800) 999-3161; www.orthotechnology.com.

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