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Product News In June 2021 Issue

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Aerosol protection loupes provide a complete seal around the eyes to protect the user from aerosol spray, according to the manufacturer. The silicone eyecups attach to the frame magnetically, making them easy to remove for cleaning and disinfecting. Available in 2.5×, 3.0×, and 3.5× magnifications, the loupes feature a maximum depth of field and coaxial alignment and provide true magnification with precision optics. Two lightweight frame styles are offered in a choice of black or tortoise.

For more information, contact Designs for Vision, Inc., 4000 Veterans Memorial Highway, Bohemia, NY 11716. (800) 345-4009; www.designsforvision.com.

Intraoral Sensor

The sleek, compact design of the Blū intraoral sensor—4.8mm thick in a choice of two sizes—ensures patient comfort during digital imaging, according to the company. With 27 PL/mm theoretical resolution and a 980mm2 active image area, the sensor is designed to deliver sharp, clear images. The durable, affordable sensor can be used with more than 25 software packages, and the support plan includes virtual training for in-office use.

For more information, contact Digital Doc LLC, 4789 Golden Foothill Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762. (800) 518-1102; www.digi-doc.com.


Offering smooth consistency and viscosity, Velvet Etch 40% phosphoric acid etchant provides precise control for easy, exact placement. According to the manufacturer, the vibrant purple etchant works well for total etching techniques and is ideal for selective etching of both dentin and enamel, even on vertical tooth surfaces. The 22ga pre-bent applicator tips are designed to reach the smallest fissures. Velvet Etch is available in packages of four or 12 prefilled syringes.

For more information, contact Vista Dental Products, 2200 South St., Racine, WI 53404. (877) 418-4782; www.vistaapex.com.

Custom Metal Bands

DynaFlex custom direct-printed metal bands ensure a precise, comfortable fit, according to the manufacturer. With no need for separators or a band-fitting appointment and with fast, simple cementation, custom bands save time for both staff and patients. These 316L medical-grade stainless steel bands are available with most fixed orthodontic appliances, including palatal expanders, transpalatal arches, and Hanks telescoping Herbsts. To order, submit a standard full-palate digital scan.

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

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