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Product News in July 2023 Issue

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Now available in the U.S., the sonic Y-Brush brings a 360° approach to toothbrushing, with an innovative Y-shaped brush head that enables all sides of the teeth to be brushed simultaneously. This unique shape naturally positions the 35,000 nylon bristles at a 45° angle to the teeth for optimal plaque removal, according to the company. A children’s version is also available.

For more information, contact Y-Brush, 14-22 Avenue Barthélémy Thimonnier, Bâtiment I, 69300 Caluire-et-Cuire, France. +33 7 83 47 71 58; www.y-brush.com/en.

Automatic Injection Device

CALAJECT is a computer-­assisted device designed to help clinicians deliver pain-free injections. The system controls the flow rate, which ensures a smooth and gentle flow of anesthesia; even palatal injections can be carried out with less patient discomfort, according to the company. The pen grip provides a relaxed working position, and the finger support allows the needle to be kept perfectly still.

For more information, contact Rønvig Dental Mfg., Gl. Vej­levej 59, DK-8721 Daugaard, Denmark. +45 70 23 34 11; www.ronvig.com/en/calaject.

Retraction Paste

VOCO’s astringent retraction paste contains aluminum chloride to temporarily widen and dry the gingival sulcus, creating the ideal condition for taking accurate impressions, according to the manufacturer. The product is packaged in a custom-engineered cannula with a flexible plastic tip for precise application; each 3g cannula contains enough paste for three teeth. The material is a bright turquoise color for high contrast and visibility and washes off easily with a water rinse.

For more information, contact VOCO America, Inc., 1245 Rosemont Drive, Suite 140, Indian Land, SC 29707. (888) 658-2584; www.voco.dental/us.

Pain-Relief Gel

BioStōm gel manages oral pain and protects wounds by adhering to the tissue and forming a protective barrier, preventing irritation and contamination and maintaining a moist wound environment. Packaged in syringes for precise clinical application, this FDA-cleared product contains a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients and was formulated to provide oral pain relief without the use of opioids, according to the manufacturer.

For more information, contact Forward Science, 10810 Craighead Drive, Houston, TX 77025. (855) 696-7254; www.forwardscience.com.

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