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JCO Product News published in April 2012

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Flowable Composite

Venus Diamond Flow is a flowable composite designed for low shrinkage, high flexural strength, and excellent color adaptation. In addition to bracket bonding, the product can be used as a sealant for pits and fissures or for type 2 preventive resin restorations in cases of small carious lesions of the enamel and dentin, according to the manufacturer. Diamond Flow shades are an exact match with the Venus Diamond composite system.

For more information, contact Heraeus, 300 Heraeus Way, South Bend, IN 46614. (800) 431-1785; www.heraeus-dental.com.

Laboratory Discs

Komet USA has introduced a large-diameter diamond disc that can divide a plaster cast in a single, clean cut, minimizing the follow-up work needed to create straight surfaces on interproximal segments, according to the company. The 987P disc, suitable for both plaster and resin, features distinctive toothing with perforations that allow an unobstructed view of the working area. The disc is designed for either clockwise or counterclockwise rotation.

For more information, contact Komet USA, 3042 Southcross Blvd., Suite 101, Rock Hill, SC 29730. (888) 566-3887; www.komet-usa.com.

Mobile Access

Dentrix Mobile, a remote-access tool that allows doctors and staff to view appointment schedules and patient information on smartphones and iPhones, is now compatible with iPads and Motorola Xoom tablets. The latest version allows the user to add notes to the appointment book and to confirm appointments while away from the office, according to the company. BlackBerry, Palm Pre, and Android devices are also supported.

For information, contact Henry Schein, Inc., 135 Duryea Road, Melville, NY 11747. (800)372-4346; www.dentrix.com.

Virtual Skylights

Illusions of Nature virtual skylights and windows are designed to enhance patient relaxation and comfort by bringing dramatic lighting and natural elements into interior treatment areas. Options vary from static rectangular ceiling and wall images to customized shapes and digital-cinema presentations that change over time.

For more information, contact The Sky Factory, Box 1177, Fairfield, IA 52556. (866) 759-3228; www.skyfactory.com.

PRODUCT NEWS is presented as a service to the reader and in no way implies endorsement by JCO.

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