For desensitizers, have a look at the Glu/Sense kit, from Centrix. It’s a HEMA/glutaraldehyde system that reduces or eliminates post-op sensitivity by penetrating and sealing dentin tubules and precipitating proteins under restorations. Its no-drip formula provides control and accuracy during placement because it stays where it’s placed. The exclusive SofNeedle™ with foam tip enables easy and exact placement and complete coverage of dentin. It’s compatible with most cements and dentin bonding agents. On etched enamel, use it as a wetting agent, to keep collagen fibers from collapsing. Kit contains 6 x 1.0ml syringes + 60 SofNeedle Tips.
If you’re in the market for disclosing solutions, you’ll want to see the SS HurriView II Plaque Indicating Snap-N-Go Swab system (you get 72 in a box) from Beutlich Pharmaceuticals. It’s a great tool for improving oral hygiene routines, leading to better plaque control. Patients see old plaque turning blue, and new plaque turning reddish-pink. It’s right for in-office evaluation or dispensing for use at home.continue reading
Looking for fluoride products? Butler Monsterz White Fluoride Varnish Variety Pack, at a unit dose of 0.4 ml, with 45 in a box. It’s from Sunstar Americas, and it’s xylitol-sweetened and gluten-free. It comes in 3 monster-friendly flavors (mint, cherry, and strawberry).
Two accessories that are popular with office practitioners are the Aquarius Professional Water Flosser WP-660 and the Cordless Advanced Water Flosser, from Water Pik. Get 10% more water pressure for the ultimate cleaning experience. A pulse modulation system provides cleaning and gum massage modes. There are 10 pressure settings and 6 unique tips. The Cordless system features a magnetic 4-hour rapid charging system, ultra-quiet operation, waterproof design, and global voltage compatibility. It's perfect for small spaces, travel, and use in the shower. It’s available in several designer colors. There’s even a two-year warranty!
Office medicaments and analgesics are part of any busy practice. Give your patients GC Dry Mouth Gel, from GC America, when they’re suffering from impaired saliva production. You get ten 40 gm tubes, in five different flavors!
We’ve also got the Abreva Cold Sore Treatment Cream Spray Pump, from GlaxoSmithKline. This is the only non-prescription cold sore medicine approved by the FDA to shorten cold sore healing time. Its unique formulation uses the active ingredient docosanol to penetrate deeply, and help knock out that forming sore in as little as 2 or 3 days.
More seriously, you may have oral cancer screening to do. For this, we offer the ViziLite Plus system with TBlue (10 per package) from DenMat. This is for annual monitoring of abnormal oral cell lesions. Pre-cancerous and cancerous cells can be hard to distinguish. Clinical study has shown that ViziLite TBlue after a conventional visual examination resulted in no false negative outcomes, and a substantial reduction in false positives. You can run the ViziLite check in 2 minutes. It uses disposable technology, to eliminate cross-contamination. It’s well-tested, used by healthcare professionals like you for more than a decade now.
Pit and fissure sealants are central to caries-prevention. Have a look at the Toothfairy BPA-Free Pit & Fissure Sealant from Septodont. Here is a low viscosity, opaque material in which polymerization is initiated upon exposure to a high-intensity blue light source. It’s indicated for the covering and sealing of pits and fissures in occlusal surfaces of posterior molars. That low viscosity ensures penetration into the dentinal tubules. It takes no time to cure, it has low shrinkage, and it’s got a high polymerization conversion. You get 2 sealant syringes and a gel etchant syringe, plus 20 sealant tips, all in one box!
There’s also the BeautiSealant kit, from Shofu Dental. This is a tooth-colored, fluoride recharging, pit and fissure sealant with a self-etching primer that speeds treatment time by eliminating the need for phosphoric acid etching. Using an advanced, self-etching primer, BeautiSealant helps preserve healthy enamel that is easily demineralized with harsh acid-etchants, while still maintaining superior bond strength. Seeping deeply into pits and fissures, the HEMA-free primer bonds equally to enamel or dentin preparing the tooth surface for a secure and long-lasting bond. You get flawless handling characteristics, because the viscosity and the syringe design both contribute to a smooth, bubble free consistency, and reduce the common issue of overfilling. It’s highly radiopaque, so you can see what you’ve done at follow-up. It’s even full of Surface Pre-Reacted Glass (S-PRG) filler particles, pre-charged with fluoride during manufacturing, that also recharge when fluoride concentrations in the mouth are high.
Prophylaxis is impossible without prophy supplies. Check out our very popular Angie Disposable Character Prophy Angle, from Angelus Dental. These are the disposable kind. You can get them in 12-packs or 100 at a time. It’s the gentle way to work, designed with children in mind. Or there’s the autoclavable Prophy Angle Kit, with oil and wrench, from Temrex. This is a more traditional stainless steel shaft-and-gear assembly, that fits all standard handpieces.
You want it? For preventives, we’ve got it, all at Sky Dental!