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Product News Published June-July 2018 Issue


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Handpiece and Coupler

The Air-Free 90° Titan with a new 360° swivel coupler directs airflow away from the patient for improved comfort, according to Medidenta. Venting from the rear of the handpiece is also more convenient for the clinician because there are no air currents in the mouth to blow powder and other debris around, thus expediting clean-up.

For more information, contact Medidenta, 3325 W. Ali Baba Lane, Suite 603, Las Vegas, NV 89118. (800) 221-0750; www.medidenta.com.

Clear Aligner

The SLX clear aligner for teens and adults uses the Sagittal First treatment system and easily integrates Motion 3D appliances, promoting shorter treatment times with fewer aligners, according to the manufacturer. Clinicians can submit, review, and track cases through the easy-to-use online portal and upload STL files from any leading intraoral scanner via an open-source platform.

For more information, contact Henry Schein Orthodontics, 822 Aston Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92008. (800) 547-2000; www.henryscheinortho.com.

Children’s Book

Emma Gets Braces! was written by a Board-certified orthodontist for 7- to 10-year-olds but will appeal to all ages, according to the author. Follow Emma as she learns all about braces from A to Z. Designed for use in waiting rooms or as patient giveaways, the book can be purchased from major retailers or wholesale through the author’s website.

For more information, contact Dr. Baron D. Hall or Mascot Books, Inc., 620 Herndon Parkway, Suite 320, Herndon, VA 20170. (703) 437-3584; www.barondhall.com.

Smart Aligner Case

A new smart case and app for clear aligners allows real-time tracking and reminders, parental monitoring, and easy location of lost cases, according to the manufacturer. Available for both iOS and Android, the nCase is Bluetooth-compatible. The aligner case runs on batteries, so that users do not have to remember to keep it charged.

For more information, contact nCase Inc., 10300 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89135. (415) 745-9365; www.ncase.io.

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