Product News in April 2020 Issue
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The Midwest Stylus Plus high-speed air handpiece line now includes the Mini, with a shorter (9.7mm × 11.8mm) head for extended bur projection. The Mini also features a dimpled design with flat sides for better handling, a single-port water spray, and Midwest or K-style connections. According to the company, its Dynamic Speed Control limits excessive free speeds at higher pressures to protect bearings and reduce noise.
For more information, contact Dentsply Sirona, 221 W. Philadelphia St., Suite 60W, York, PA 17401. (800) 877-0020; www.dentsplysirona.com.
Lingual Retainer Wire
The unique “flex linkage” of Ortho-FlexTech lingual retainer wire reduces bond-failure rates while maintaining corrections and preventing relapse, according to the manufacturer. The pliable wire lies flat against the teeth and readily adapts to the curve of the lingual arch, making it easy to place and more comfortable for the patient. Designed primarily for lower 3-3 or upper 2-2 retention, the wire is available in stainless steel or gold.
For more information, contact Reliance Orthodontic Products, 1540 W. Thorndale Ave., Itasca, IL 60143. (800) 323-4348; www.relianceorthodontics.com.
Web Portal Upgrades
Multiple upgrades for the Oral Care Portal have been introduced to improve the customer experience, according to 3M. With the Treatment Tracking app, patients can track aligner wear time and statistics, capture and share progress photos, and receive treatment-planning videos and updates from providers. Progress Scan allows doctors to compare scans with treatment plans to monitor progress and make needed changes. The Dark Mode feature supports higher-contrast viewing while using the portal.
For more information, contact 3M, 2724 S. Peck Road, Monrovia, CA 91016; (800) 401-3001.
Perio Restore is a noninvasive home-use system for prevention and treatment of periodontal infections. Each kit includes a digitally designed, customized tray that the patient fills with 1.7% hydrogen peroxide gel. According to the manufacturer, a 10- to 15-minute application significantly reduces bacteria levels and prevents recolonization by pushing the gel into the periodontal pocket to break up biofilm. The treatment works between the teeth and below the gingival margin.
For more information, contact DenMat, 1017 W. Central Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436. (800) 433-6628; www.denmat.com.