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Product News Published in August 2019 Issue

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Scanner Upgrades

The Heron intraoral scanner has been upgraded for improved accuracy and margin line detail, according to the manufacturer. The small, lightweight scanner visually guides the user and identifies missing data to improve image acquisition. Bilateral bite alignment enhances precision during full-arch scanning. An optional camera feature provides thumbnail previews and full-screen images for review; images can be saved in multiple common formats. Under the company’s free update program, new software updates will be automatically applied when available.

For more information, contact 3DISC, 365 Herndon Parkway, No. 18, Herndon, VA 20170. (800) 570-0363; www.3disc.com.

Aligner Pliers

The T-class aligner plier series from Allure Ortho now includes vertical, hole punch, 1mm dimple, 2mm retention, tear drop, and horizontal aligner pliers. According to the manufacturer, these satin-finished stainless steel pliers provide easy, smooth action, with strong cutting and bending edges, and are 100% corrosion-resistant.

For more information, contact Allure Ortho, 1 Main St., No. 10, Whitinsville, MA 01588. (844) 442-5587; www.allureortho.com.

Patient Starter Kit

The Platypus Complete Ortho Starter Kit includes the company’s specially designed orthodontic toothbrush, travel toothbrush, and flossers, along with an interdental brush, mint wax, a mouth mirror, and a sticker and wristband provided by Bikers Against Bullies USA. According to the company, the toothbrushes and flossers are designed to enable easier access to the teeth and gums for better cleaning without damage to appliances. Everything is packaged inside a 24oz water bottle that can be custom-printed with a brand or message.

For more information, contact PlatypusCo, 2935 Stockyard Road, Unit L3, Missoula, MT 59808. (888) 543-6313; www.platypusco.com.

Magnetic Allen Pencil

A newly designed magnetic Allen pencil, charged by a rare-earth magnet, is now available for use with the DynaFlex CS system. The charged pencil attracts and attaches to the screw provided in the system kit, according to the manufacturer, allowing easy placement and tightening with the CS corrector.

For more information, contact DynaFlex, 10403 International Plaza Drive, St. Ann, MO 63074. (866) 346-5665; www.dynaflex.com.

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