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Product News in July 2021 Issue

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Bracket-Wire System

The Damon Ultima System provides faster, more precise finishing by enabling earlier, more accurate control of rotation, angulation, and torque, according to the company. This full-expression orthodontic system has been re-engineered to integrate round-sided rectangular wires and parallelogram-shaped bracket slots, nearly eliminating slot play. The ability to apply lighter forces promotes patient comfort. Neutral, retrocline, and procline options are available for torque control; larger archwires and different materials can be ordered for more difficult cases.

For more information, contact Ormco, 1717 W. Collins Ave., Orange, CA 92867. (800) 854-1741; www.ormco.com.

Appliance Cleaner

OrVance Retainer Cleaner was developed specifically to clean removable appliances, including retainers, aligners trays, mouthguards, and night guards. According to the manufacturer, only two cleanings are needed per week, making the product more convenient and economical for patients and thus encouraging compliance. The effervescent tablets are available in packages of 28 (a three-month supply) or in four-tablet trial packs that also include a QR code linking to an instructional video.

For more information, contact OrVance, 6477 Cherry Meadow Drive S.E., Suite 5, Caledonia, MI 49316. (888) 508-1290; www.orvance.com.

Media Mount

The Molar Media Mount plus HoverShield attaches directly to a dental light to support either a tablet device (sold separately) or a clear acrylic splatter barrier (included). According to the manufacturer, a standard tablet weighing less than 16oz can easily be attached to the 20" aluminum arm using a ball-and-socket assembly. The tablet can then be positioned in the patient’s view for entertainment or education. When splatter protection is needed, the 12" × 12" Hover­Shield can be mounted instead.

For more information, contact Molar Media Mount LLC, Mill Creek, WA. www.molarmediamount.com.


“The Survival Guide for Ortho­dontists” podcast provides insights and information to help practices thrive in today’s ever-
changing marketplace, according to the hosts and founders, Amy Epstein and Dr. Leon Klempner. Topics focus on evolving and expanding a practice by emphasizing expertise and trust, not by lowering fees. Recent discussions have included remote monitoring, financial metrics, solo practice, communication, and technology. Monthly episodes are available through the company website, Apple Podcasts, or SoundCloud.

For more information, contact People & Practice, 2025 Broadway, Suite 25J, New York, NY 10023. (888) 866-DOCS; www.pplpractice.com.

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