Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is there a place for Tooth Mousse® in the prevention and treatment of early dental caries? A systematic review

BMC Oral Health 2015, 15:113  doi:10.1186/s12903-015-0095-6
The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6831/15/113

 

Abstract

Background

It is important for Dental Professionals to consider the evidence for the effectiveness of the preventive strategies used to maintain good oral health and reduce the risk of caries in their patients. Whilst many of the traditional preventive activities, including the recommendation and use of fluoride products and the placement of fissure sealants have a wealth of clinical evidence to support their use, some of the newer preventive agents have a more limited evidence base. In order to investigate the level of scientific support behind one such technology, a systematic literature review was carried out to assess the effectiveness of Tooth Mousse® (MI Paste®) and Tooth Mousse Plus® (MI Paste Plus®) in the prevention and treatment of early dental caries.

Methods

A broad search strategy using Medline via OvidSP and EMBASE was performed in order to capture all published studies to related Casein Phosphopeptide-Amorphous Calcium Phosphate. In addition to the above searches the terms “CPP ACP” and “casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium phosphate” were searched using PREMEDLINE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials. Inclusion criteria were clinical trials of participants of any age, comparing the use of Tooth Mousse® (MI Paste®) or Tooth Mousse Plus® (MI Paste Plus®) to a routine oral care regimen and reporting recognised clinical outcome measures for early caries lesions. Only research studies in English were selected.

Results

7576 articles were identified, but the majority were duplicates. Once these were removed 172 articles were inspected and the focus on ‘CPP-ACP formulations of Tooth Mousse® (MI Paste®) and Tooth Mousse Plus® (MI Paste Plus®) resulted in 29 articles being selected, and of these 12 studies met the inclusion criteria and were considered acceptable for the systematic review.

Discussion

The overall findings of this review did not show any significant benefits of using Tooth Mousse® (MI Paste®) products over brushing with a fluoride toothpaste for the prevention of early dental caries. With regard to the regression of white spot lesions in orthodontic patients there is a tendency towards a benefit for the use of Tooth Mousse® (MI Paste®) but the quality of evidence is limited. There is a lack of evidence to support the use of Tooth Mousse Plus® (MI Paste Plus®) over Tooth Mousse® (MI Paste®) at this time.

Conclusion

This review suggests that further well-designed randomized controlled trials are required prior to the widespread recommendation of Tooth Mousse® products for the prevention and treatment of early dental caries in the general population.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Top Five Ways Intraoral Scanners are Changing Oral Surgery



ATLANTA—Each year, the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) showcases the latest scientific findings and technological advances in the field of oral surgery. One such piece of innovative technology is the digital intraoral scanner.
“Intraoral scanners may still be new to OMS, but they can be used in a number of ways to improve efficiency, eliminate waste and provide more comfortable experience for patients,” Gary Salman, U.S. director of oral and maxillofacial surgery, Carestream Dental, said. “We have recently made improvements to the scanner specific to oral surgeons, including a dedicated implant planning workflow and all new HD 3D imaging.”
Carestream Dental introduced its intraoral scanner, the CS 3500, to oral surgeons at the AAOMS Annual Meeting in 2014. Now, just in time for the 2015 Annual Meeting, here are the top five ways digital intraoral scanners are changing the way oral surgeons practice.
  1. New for 2015, custom abutments, which allow for patient-specific anatomical shape, can be fabricated by simply scanning a scan body using the CS 3500’s custom abutment workflow and then sending the data to the appropriate lab. This streamlines the process and saves valuable chair time.
  2. CS 3500 digital impression data, stored on the office network, can easily be shared between the oral surgeon and referring doctors, speeding up the process of treatment planning, implant placement and the restorative process. Not only that, digital files can be quickly uploaded to the lab of the surgeon’s or referring doctor’s choice through a secure web-hosted platform.
  3. The CS 3500 allows the oral surgeon and general practitioner to easily work together. For example, staff at the OMS practice take digital impressions and submit the case to the lab. The crown can then be sent directly to the general practitioner for the final restorative work. This prevents the patient from having to make multiple separate visits between doctors.
  4. Intraoral scanners eliminate traditional impression materials by digitizing the area of interest scanned and making it available for instant chairside viewing—ultimately saving time and reducing mess.
  5. The latest feature of the CS 3500, HD 3D imaging, offers enhanced color and superior detail for more accurate digital impressions, making diagnosis and surgical planning more precise from the start.  
“Now that updates to the scanner’s software make digital impressions even more true-to-life, we’re sure to see the CS 3500 continue to change the way oral surgeons practice and improve the overall patient experience,” Salman said.
The latest upgrade to the CS 3500’s CS Acquisition software—3D HD imaging—improves image quality with more vivid color and details that better reflects the in-vivo situation. Also known as 3D “texture mapping” from a technical perspective, the enhanced quality and color of the images provide more details to support margin line detection. Users can easily switch to HD 3D images with just the click of a mouse to show patients visually appealing images, which can make patient/doctor communication, as well as case acceptance, easier.
The CS 3500 allows practitioners to easily acquire true color, 2D and 3D images and requires no external heater or trolley system. Additionally, the CS 3500 uses open-format STL files for easy sharing and can be plugged directly into a computer’s USB—making it a truly portable. The scanner offers workflows for restorative dentistry, orthodontics and implantology.
Carestream Dental will be showcasing the CS 3500 at the AAOMS 2015 Annual Meeting exhibition in Washington, D.C., Oct. 1-3, 2015, in booth #1418. Visit the booth to preview HD 3D imaging, or learn more about the integration agreement between CS WinOMS practice management software and Intuit Demandforce.
For more information on any Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions or to request a product demonstration, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.
About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 888.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.


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Monday, September 28, 2015

Sirona Introduces Completely Revised inLab® Software 15

 

New Software Provides Dental Technicians Unprecedented Freedom of
Design, Materials and Indications

Charlotte, NC (September 23, 2015) – Sirona Dental, Inc., the dental technology leader, is pleased to introduce the completely revised inLab® Software 15. After making its debut at this year’s International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany, the much anticipated inLab Software 15 will be available to laboratory professionals starting in late October 2015.

The newest software provides inLab users unprecedented freedom of design, materials and indications. Equipped with numerous new features and benefits, the latest software allows dental technicians to process files from any digital impression service and features new application modules such as implantology and removable frameworks. 

The completely revised inLab Software 15 is the only software that can import files from any and all current digital impression units including Sirona Connect, iTero, and 3Shape once the lab has received them, which may require third party portals. Furthermore, because the software is designed as a completely open system, the updated Software 15 also accepts any .STL cases making case acceptance and client requests virtually limitless. The new software can also export to any mill, fabrication device or service provider, offering dental technicians unprecedented freedom of choice for their laboratory.

In addition to the recently introduced inLab Partial Framework application, inLab Software 15 features pivotal new implantology capabilities, substantially expanding the laboratory’s offerings and improving the technician’s work. Combining all steps in the restorative production process, it is now possible to design as well as mill implant surgical guides and implant bridges with or without soft tissue, including All on Four and screw-retained bridges. .

What’s more, users can also efficiently create removable partial frameworks from start to finish with the new inLab Software 15. The inLab Partial Framework module allows the design of baseplates for milling from wax for casting, sent to Sirona’s infiniDent® service, or exported through .STL files for 3D manufacturing with laser sintering or Valplast®.

Along with the integration of dental databases, one of the most remarkable and exciting features of the new software is the unique jaw-oriented biogeneric reconstruction feature that uses the entire occlusal surface of the jaw, as well as the patient’s individual occlusal curves, as a reference for its initial proposal. Jaw-oriented biogeneric proposals create individual patient-specific restorations with natural function and beautiful esthetics with minimal effort.

Along with the new inLab SW 15, Sirona Connect capabilities have also been upgraded. The new chat window capabilities allow labs and doctors to chat about their cases. Users can send screenshots or files through the chat window with ease. This allows labs to provide design services for CEREC doctors.

For more information on the inLab Software 15.0 and all inLab CAD/CAM solutions, please visit www.inLab.com. 

About Sirona Dental, Inc.

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers and handpieces. Visit www.sironausa.com for more information about Sirona and its products.

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

In Vitro Evaluation of ProRoot MTA, Biodentine, and MM-MTA on Human Alveolar Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Terms of Biocompatibility and Mineralization

Journal of Endodontics October 2015Volume 41, Issue 10, Pages 1646–1652 

Abstract

Introduction

Stem cell technology has been a great hope for the regeneration of cells of pulp-dentin complex and dental structures together with surrounding bone and periodontium. The main challenge in the regeneration process is a successful combination of stem cells and efficient inductors such as inductive biomaterials. In this regard, today, manufacturers propose novel tooth filling materials. The current study was aimed to compare the effect of ProRoot MTA (Dentsply Tulsa Dental, Tulsa, OK), Biodentine (Septodont, Saint Maur des Fossés, France), and MM-MTA (Micro-Mega, Besançon Cedex, France) on the cell viability, hard tissue deposition capacity, and osteogenic differentiation of human bone marrow stem cells (hBMSCs) derived from mandibular bone.

Methods

Dental materials were packed into Teflon rings (Grover Corp, Milwaukee, WI) and placed on Transwell inserts (Corning, Corning, NY) to determine the toxicity of tooth filling materials by the 3-(4,5-dimethyl-thiazol-2-yl)-5-(3-carboxy-methoxy-phenyl)-2-(4-sulfo-phenyl)-2H tetrazolium assay on days 1, 3, 7, and 14; 20% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) was used as a positive control for the toxicity assay. hBMSCs were characterized by their surface markers with mesenchymal stem cell antibodies. Teflon rings were cocultured with hBMSCs followed by the induction of osteogenic differentiation. The osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs and hard tissue formation of the materials were evaluated by analyzing the messenger RNA expression levels of osteonectin, Runt-related transcription factor 2, and collagen type 1A by real-time polymerase chain reaction expression analysis, measurement of alkaline phosphatase activity, and visualization of calcium deposits by alizarin red staining.

Results

MTA, Biodentine, and MM-MTA did not exhibit a cytotoxic effect on hBMSCs after 14 days in culture. Even though all the materials significantly stimulate (P < .05) osteogenic differentiation of hBMSCs compared with the negative control, ProRoot MTA showed greater osteoinductivity than Biodentine or MM-MTA according to the messenger RNA expression, alkaline phosphatase, immunocytochemistry, and alizarin red staining data.

Conclusions

All of the dental materials used in this study show the osteogenic differentiation potential of hBMSCs. Therefore, newly introduced MM-MTA can also be used as a material of choice in routine dental treatment.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A randomized trial of direct pulp capping in primary molars using MTA compared to 3Mixtatin: a novel pulp capping biomaterial

 

Objective

This study aimed to examine the efficacy of 3Mixtatin (a combination of simvastatin and 3Mix antibiotic) as a novel pulp capping biomaterial in DPC of human primary molars.

Methods

In this randomized clinical trial, 160 primary molars from 83 healthy children aged 3–6 years were randomly allocated into four groups. Small traumatic non-caries pulpal exposures were treated by DPC using simvastatin, 3Mix, 3Mixtatin, or MTA. Capping materials were covered with hard-setting zinc oxide eugenol (ZOE) cement, and then, teeth were restored with amalgam. Clinical and radiographic examinations were conducted at 2, 6, and 12 months after treatment. The data were compared using chi-square test at a significance level of 0.05.

Results

One hundred and twenty-nine teeth were available for follow-up study. By the end of 12 months, the overall success rates were 93.8% in MTA, 91.9% in 3Mixtatin, 62.5% in 3Mix, and 57.1% in simvastatingroups. No statistically significant difference was found between the outcomes of MTA and 3Mixtatin groups (P > 0.05). 3Mixtatin had statistically superior results compared to 3Mix and simvastatin (P < 0.01).

Conclusion

Radiographic and clinical outcomes in 3Mixtatin group could suggest it as an acceptable alternative in DPC of primary molar teeth.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Carestream Dental Donates CBCT System to University of Alabama at Birmingham in Honor of Dr. David Sarver



ATLANTA—The faculty and staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry are dedicated to providing first-class education and cutting-edge resources to the next generation of students. That’s why Carestream Dental is pleased to support the School’s goals with the donation of a CS 9300C system in honor of well-known orthodontist David Sarver, D.M.D., M.S.
“We are deeply appreciative of Carestream Dental’s gift in honor of Dr. David Sarver, a UAB School of Dentistry alumnus,” Michael Reddy, D.M.D., dean of the UAB School of Dentistry, said. “Staying at the forefront of technological advances is one of the School’s highest strategic priorities.”
The donation comes as part of a lifetime achievement award given to Sarver in recognition of almost 20 years consulting for Carestream Dental. During that time, he played an important role in designing and developing CS Orthodontic Imaging software. Sarver is also the designer of the Sarver Analysis Module for CS Orthodontic Imaging and CS OrthoTrac practice management software. In honor of his dedication to advancing the specialty of orthodontics, Carestream Dental donated the CS 9300C to the university of his choosing.
“I served at UAB as a clinical associate professor for 15 years and worked closely with many teachers at the university,” Sarver said. “I appreciate their dedication to both their students and the dental profession. I owe them a real debt personally and it was a simple choice for me to designate UAB as the recipient of Carestream Dental’s very generous gift.”
The CS 9300C is a four-in-one system that features panoramic, CBCT and the cephalometric imaging that is so vital to orthodontics, as well as the ability to scan PVS impressions and stone models. Students can familiarize themselves with seven selectable fields of view, from single/dual jaw to maxillofacial options. They can also practice the ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) principle with Low Dose and Fast Scan modes, which are particularly beneficial to the young patients the students will one day be treating. 
“Carestream Dental and Dr. David Sarver are synonymous in digital dentistry innovations,” Chung How Kau, Ph.D., chairman of the UAB School of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics, said. “This gift in his honor not only will benefit the UAB Dentistry Department of Orthodontics but all of our residency programs and our D.M.D. students.”
Sarver compares the value of CBCT to that of keeping an eyeglass prescription up-to-date. Much like how putting on a new pair of glasses brings things that were once blurry into sharp focus, a CBCT scan provides “greater acuity to diagnostic vision.”
“Trying to visualize the location of impacted teeth or whether pathology is present has suddenly come into focus, as though—prior to this technology—I needed glasses but didn’t know it,” Sarver said.
Sarver received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from UAB School of Dentistry and Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics; a member of the Edwards H. Angle Society of Orthodontists; a Fellow of both the International and American Colleges of Dentists; and a Fellow in the American Association of Esthetic Dentists. Sarver also co-authored the fourth and fifth editions of “Contemporary Orthodontics,” the most widely used orthodontic text in the world. He currently practices in Vestavia Hills, Ala., outside of Birmingham.
For more information on Carestream Dental’s innovative solutions, please call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.  
About the UAB School of Dentistry
Since its founding in 1948, the UAB School of Dentistry has developed a rich history of health care innovation and gained a national reputation for excellence. The School continues to supply the community with the world’s most equipped and knowledgeable dentists with its accredited predoctoral and nine accredited postdoctoral areas of study.

About Carestream Dental
Carestream Dental provides industry-leading imaging, CAD/CAM, software and practice management solutions for dental and oral health professionals. With more than 100 years of industry experience, Carestream Dental products are used by seven out of 10 practitioners globally and deliver more precise diagnoses, improved workflows and superior patient care. For more information or to contact a Carestream Dental representative, call 800.944.6365 or visit www.carestreamdental.com.

About Carestream Health
Carestream is a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions; X-ray imaging systems for non-destructive testing and advanced materials for the precision films and electronics markets. For more information about the company’s broad portfolio of products, solutions and services, please contact your Carestream representative, call 888.777.2072 or visit www.carestream.com.


Brasseler USA® Creates iPhone® Application for Dental Professionals

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New Procedure Solutions Application is Easy to Use and
Features Procedure Systems Designed by World-Renowned Clinicians

Savannah, GA (August 20, 2015) – Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of innovative, quality dental instrumentation, announces the wide release of the new Solutions Finder application, helping dental professionals identify the right solution kit for their patients and procedures. The application is currently available in the iTunes store at no cost to all iPhone® and iPad® users.

The new Brasseler USA Procedure Solutions application is designed to be used by dental and laboratory professionals when they need to find the appropriate Brasseler bur systems for a specific procedure. Once they have found the best kit for the task at hand, the application allows them to request a price quote or to purchase the kit online.

The Brasseler USA Procedure Solutions application is efficient and easy to use:

·       Dental professionals input information based on the specific procedure they are working on including crowns, veneers, inlay/onlays, composites, amalgams, removable prosthetics, laboratory procedures, and more.
·       The user can then choose between a wide variety of material choices within the procedure category.
·       Once the material is selected, the application displays a selection of recommended procedure systems for the specified material.
·       The user can then view detailed information about each recommended solution kit, including photos, system components, and various complimentary items.

The application covers all Brasseler bur systems, including procedure systems designed by top clinicians in the dental industry exclusively for Brasseler USA. The Brasseler USA Procedure Solutions application will be continually updated with additional content as new kits become available.

To download the new Brasseler USA Procedure Solutions Application, please visit http://brasselerusa.com/app

For more information about all Brasseler products and services, please visit BrasselerUSA.com or call 800-841-4522.

About Brasseler USA®

Brasseler USA® is a leading ISO Certified healthcare company, providing quality instrumentation to healthcare professionals for use in restorative dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery and oral hygiene. Over the past 35 years, Brasseler USA has developed a reputation as an innovative market-leader in diamonds, carbides, polishers, endodontics, hand instruments and handpieces. Today, Brasseler USA offers the most comprehensive assortment of instruments and power systems under one brand in the world.  For more information, please visit BrasselerUSA.com. 

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Evaluation of the injection pain with the use of DentalVibe injection system during supraperiosteal anaesthesia in children: a randomised clinical trial

International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to compare the use of a traditional syringe (TS) and the DentalVibe (DV) Injection Comfort System on the pain of needle insertion and injection of supraperiosteal (SP) anaesthesia into the mandibles and maxillas of children aged 6–12 years.

Methods

The study was a randomised, controlled, crossover clinical trial, comprising 60 children requiring an operative procedure with SP anaesthesia on both their mandibular and maxillary molars, bilaterally. One of the molars was treated with a TS, and the contralateral tooth was treated with the DV for both arches. On each visit, subjective and objective pain was evaluated using the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale and the Face, Leg, Activity, Cry, Consolability Scale. Patients were asked which technique they preferred. The data were analysed using Wilcoxon signed-rank test, Spearman's correlation test, and Mann–Whitney U-test.

Results

No statistically significant differences were noted between TS and DV for pain during injection and needle insertion for supraperiosteal anaesthesia in either the maxillary and mandibular operative procedures.

Conclusions

Children experienced similar pain during SP anaesthesia administered with a TS and the DV, regardless of gender and jaw differences. DV was less preferred over the traditional procedure in children.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Color Stability of CAD/CAM Fabricated Inlays after Accelerated Artificial Aging

Karaokutan, I., Yilmaz Savas, T., Aykent, F. and Ozdere, E. (2015), Color Stability of CAD/CAM Fabricated Inlays after Accelerated Artificial Aging. Journal of Prosthodontics. doi: 10.1111/jopr.12353

 

Abstract

Purpose

To investigate the influence of accelerated artificial aging on the color stability of three different inlay restorations produced with a CAD/CAM system.

Materials and Methods

Thirty non-carious human mandibular molar teeth were used. The teeth were embedded in autopolymerizing acrylic resin blocks. Standard Class I inlay cavities were prepared, and the teeth were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10) to fabricate inlay restorations: (1) a feldspathic-ceramic group, (2) a resin nano-ceramic group, and (3) a leucite glass-ceramic group. Optical impressions were made with CEREC software, and the restorations were designed and then milled. The inlays were adhesively cemented with a dual-polymerizing resin cement and left in distilled water at room temperature for 1 week. Color measurements were performed with a spectrophotometer before and after accelerated aging in a weathering machine with a total energy of 150 kJ/m2. Changes in color (∆E, ∆L, ∆a, ∆b, ∆C) were determined using the CIE L*a*b* system. The results were assessed using a one-way ANOVA and Tukey's HSD test (p = 0.05).

Results

The color changes of the materials ranged from 2.1 to 9.29. The highest color change was seen in the resin nano-ceramic material. This change was not clinically acceptable (∆E > 5.5). No significant differences were found in the ∆L and ∆a values of the test groups.

Conclusions

Color changes were observed in each evaluated material after accelerated aging. All CAD/CAM inlays became darker in appearance, more saturated, a little reddish, and more yellow.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Smart Mouthguard Monitors Your Saliva, and Your Health


Researchers demonstrate a wearable system for tracking chemicals in saliva that may correspond to fatigue and other health issues. 

ORTHOPHOS SL Easily Delivers Sharper-Than-Ever 2D and 3D Imaging in the US

Sirona launches an innovative new generation of ORTHOPHOS designed for general dental practices and specialists in the US at CEREC 30. Using the proven ORTHOPHOS platform, both the upgradable ORTHOPHOS SL DCS (2D) 

and the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D, which comes in two package options, 
ORTHOPHOS SL 3D-Ai and ORTHOPHOS SL 3D-i,offer advanced imaging technology that maximizes contrast at the lowest possible dose from endodontic treatment to analyzing airways.

 

Charlotte, NC (September 18, 2015) – The new ORTHOPHOS SL Family has been launched in the US at CEREC 30, Sirona’s celebratory meeting in honor of the 30th anniversary of its industry-changing CEREC CAD/CAM system. 

 

The ORTHOPHOS SL 3D package options provides various volumes that can also be flexibly positioned in the entire mid-face region or lower jaw, is also joined by the ORTHOPHOS SL DCS, an upgradable 2D version of this newest generation built on the proven ORTHOPHOS platform. Both offer Sharp Layer (SL) technology and the Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS), which provide an unprecedented level of image definition for a detailed diagnosis at the lowest possible radiation dose. 

 

In addition, there are numerous features such as EasyPad operation, Easy Volume Indicator (EVI), the AutoPositioner for 2D and 3D patient positioning, and ambient light that further workflow efficiency and support the clinician’s ability to capture the highest resolution with 2D and 3D images that aid in diagnosis and treatment.

 

 

 

Sharp Layer

 

Sharp Layer technology produces sharp images and automatically adapts the panorama curve of the DCS to the patient’s individual anatomical situation, making it unnecessary to first select jaw morphology and front tooth position, thus simplifying the operation of the x-ray unit. 

 

According to Jörg Haist, Director Product Management Imaging Division at Sirona, SL technology offers numerous other technical features that improve image quality “to provide the best x-ray resolution on the market with ORTHOPHOS SL and win over dentists with high standards all over the world.” It generates several thousand images from different angles during a single rotation, offering excellent panoramic images and the opportunity to correct positioning errors retroactively.

 

Furthermore, interactive Sharp Layer technology makes it possible to shift the depth of focus retroactively in the buccal-lingual direction, so that in case of unclear overlays, it is immediately apparent which structure is in front and which is behind, and it automatically combines fragments with the best focus to form a single radiographic image with incomparable sharpness.

 

Direct Conversion Sensor 

 

The revolutionary Direct Conversion Sensor minimizes signal loss and maximizes definition by converting x-rays directly into electrical signals without first converting them into light. As a result, less information is lost and the image data yielded is significantly better in relation to the applied dose. The Direct Conversion Sensor thus generates highly precise x-ray images with a reduced radiation dose especially efficiently.

 

Flexible options for any practice

 

The ORTHOPHOS SL is available in multiple configurations to best fit your practice. The ORTHOPHOS SL DCS is a 2D unit ready to be upgraded with a 3D module. ORTHOPHOS SL 3D-i offers various volume sizes—including 5 cm x 5.5 mm for endodontic treatment and 8 mm x 8 for implants. ORTHOPHOS SL 3D-Ai offers up to 11 x 10 cm for airway assessment, which can also be flexibly positioned in the entire mid-face region or lower jaw. 

 

Additionally, ORTHOPHOS SL units can be equipped with an optional cephalometric arm on the left or the right to fit the needs of the practice.

 

 

EasyPad

 

The updated EasyPad, which swivels and twists, guarantees optimal and simple operation. Its touchscreen provides higher resolution and greater contrast with an improved feel and easily visible buttons and symbols, so the user can quickly and easily recognize the functions required. 

 

Patient Positioning Made Easy

 

Stable patient positioning prevents motion blurring that can impair contrast. With the patented AutoPositioner and the three-point fixation of the head with forehead and temple supports, patients can be positioned for an image easily, safely, and reproducibly. 

 

Furthermore, the 2D units with the motorized three-point head fixation and stable handles provide patients the necessary support, with integrated temple width measurements to ensurean orbit specific to each patient, resulting in high image resolution. To determine the correct tilt of the head, the ORTHOPHOS SL operator needs only to press up and down arrows on the patented AutoPositioner and indicate it using corresponding symbols and colors on the EasyPad. 

 

On the 3D unit, the Easy Volume Indicator (EVI) light localizers show the patient’s position in the volume. The integrated temple width measurement ensures an orbit specific to each patient and thereby results in high image sharpness.  

 

Ambient Light

 

The soothing ambient light has an extensive range of colors for the ORTHOPHOS SL and creates a pleasant atmosphere for patientsfitting perfectly into the image of a modern practice. 

 

Major Innovations Signals a New Generation

 

Dr. Tarun Agarwal, a practicing dentist from Raleigh, North Carolina has hailed this latest generation of ORTHOPHOS. “The new ORTHOPHOS SL combines two new technologies that enable high resolution images of anatomical structures at a low dose.” He stresses that the DCS makes an especially efficient generation of imaging possible and points out that it is the addition of the reconstructive Sharp Layer process to the highly developed panoramic process that provides high contrast images for better diagnostics and treatment for patients. 

 

For additional information on all Sirona Dental products and services, please visit www.sirona.com.

 

About Sirona DentalInc. 

 

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, and handpieces. Visit www.sironausa.comfor more information about Sirona and its products.

 

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Sirona’s CEREC® 30th Anniversary Extravaganza Proves Successful for Enhancing Orthodontic Practice Productivity


CEREC Technology Allows Orthodontists to EffortlesslyCapture and Export Digital Impressions to Produce the Most Accurate Fabrications

 

Charlotte, NC (September 17, 2015) – Sirona Dental Inc., the pioneer of digital dentistry, recently unveiled new products and services to enhance orthodontic workflow at its globally renowned CEREC 30th (C30) anniversary celebration. Sironacontinues to set a standard of excellence by introducing new innovations designed to seamlessly transition traditional orthodontic practices looking to improve productivity throughthe utilization of CEREC technology.

 

Digital orthodontics streamlines procedures by rapidly scanning and analyzing impressions for initial proposal while seamlessly coordinating with external service providers to ensure that a final treatment proposal is readily available.CEREC Omincam quickly captures a digital scan of the entire jaw, and in conjunction with ORTHO SW software, generates a full color model which displays both hard and soft tissue in their natural shade. After the final impression is produced, ORTHO SW immediately exports the model to a lab for fabrication.

 

Additionally, in connection with Invisalign® and ClearCorrect™, CEREC Omincam simplifies the aligner treatment process, effectively designing and transferring information whether the procedure requires clear aligners, brackets, retainers, or bridges. Omnicam perfectly suits allorthodontic practice needs with several model options, including CEREC AC Connect, which centralizes patient information in a mobile acquisition unit; CEREC AFwhich is ideal for multiple-practice orthodontists; and CEREC AIergonomically built to fit Sirona treatment centers for a comfortable and convenient patient experience. Moreover, CEREC software intuitively guides orthodontists through every procedure, dispensing constant feedback and on-screen prompts to mitigate mistakes, and ensure a precise finish. Digital integration eliminates costly and impractical physical storage demands by comprehensively recording all information while enabling instant data retrieval. 

 

Michael Augins, President of Sirona Dental, Inc., remarked on Sirona’s orthodontic services. “CEREC orthodontic technology provides traditional practices with the ability to wield complete control of patient planning and management by saving time while increasing efficiencyC30’s unmatched congregation of digital ideas, innovations and solutions were successful in instantly exceeding the needs of all orthodontic practices withthe unveiling of our top-of-the-line advancements.”

 

For additional information on all Sirona Dental products and services, please visit www.sirona.com.

 

About Sirona DentalInc. 

 

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, and handpieces. Visit www.sironausa.comfor more information about Sirona and its products.

 

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Sirona Announces SIROWORLD: An Exclusive Community for Digital Dentistry Professionals


 

Sirona to Create Collaborative Community for Technology-Driven 
Dental Professionals

 

Charlotte, NC (September 18, 2015) – Sirona Dental, Inc.,the worldwide leader and pioneer of digital dentistry,announces SIROWORLD, a new community with a host of benefits for future-thinking dental professionals interested in collaboration and improving their practices with advanced dental technologies.

 

SIROWORLD represents an opportunity for dental professionals to share experiences with colleagues who are both long-time Sirona clinicians, as well as those who are just getting started: it’s a partnership between dentists who share a vested interest in digital technology. Networking with respected and recognized clinicians using Sirona technologies not currently incorporated at your practice, will let dentists discover how to truly maximize the potential of Sirona technology. 

 

Additionally, SIROWORLD will hold an annual event August, 2016 in Orlando, FL. The SIROWORLD community will congregate to network and discuss the past, present, and future of digital dentistry. While collaborating with like-minded, technology-driven dental professionals is the core of SIROWORLD, members will have access to a variety of other benefits.

 

 

 

 

Members will also have exclusive access to educational and entertainment events at major dental trade shows where dentists can learn from nationally and internationally recognized leaders in digital dentistry, and enjoy special entertainment events among peersWhen asked about the SIROWORLD educational events Michael Augins, president of Sirona Dental, Inc. said, “Sirona has enlisted some of the foremost individuals in the digital dentistry world to help practitioners enhance and differentiate their skill sets via a multitude of innovative lectures and hands-on courses. All participating dental professionals will be enriched as a result of the immense educational curriculum.”

 

SIROWORLD will also offer a VIP membership with specialized admittance to many events including VIP reserved seating, eligibility for certain special trips such as the prestigious IDS in Bensheim. Furthermore, VIP members will gain exclusive access to the latest Sirona technologies and innovations. Pricing for SIROWORLD is now available at $1,995 a year for a standard membership and $2,995 a year for VIP membership.

 

Dentists who join SIROWORLD are not only growing their practice in a smart way, but are a part of the definitive community for digital dentistry. For more information on joining SIROWORLD, visit www.SIROWORLD.com.

 

 

About Sirona DentalInc. 

 

Sirona, the dental technology leader, has served dealers and dentists worldwide for more than 130 years. Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a complete line of dental products, including CAD/CAM restoration systems (CEREC), digital intra-oral, panoramic and 3D imaging systems, dental treatment centers, and handpieces. Visit www.sironausa.comfor more information about Sirona and its products.