Meeting in San Francisco offers plenty of new and innovative products

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Meeting in San Francisco offers plenty of new and innovative products

The exhibit hall at the CDA meeting in San Francisco was crowded with attendees. (DTI/Photo Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Thu. 9 September 2010


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA: Hundreds of exhibitors were on hand to showcase new and innovative products as the CDA presents The Art and Science of Dentistry meeting got under way. The meeting, running from 9 to 11 September, gave attendees the opportunity to comb the aisles looking for the latest in dental technology.

The goal, of course, is to arm one’s practice with better tools that will improve efficiency — and, ultimately, make treatment outcomes better for patients.

One company on the cutting edge of new technology is GENDEX. Meeting attendees crowded the company’s booth to learn more about the new GX S-700 sensor and the GXCB-500 HD, a high-definition cone-beam scanner featuring 2-D or 3-D scans. In celebration of these new innovations, the company was offering complimentary non-alcoholic mixed drinks, served right on the show floor.

“We’re very excited to have this amazing platform at this show to let people have the opportunity to come see what’s new and get in on the excitement for these new products,” said Bill Popek, director of sales for GENDEX.

Here is a quick rundown of some of the other new and exciting products that were on display in San Francisco:

At DENTSPLY Caulk, interest was high for SureFil SDR flow posterior bulk fill flowable base. According to the company, the product optimizes the way the polymer network is formed while curing, reducing polymerization stress.

A similar product, the new Venus Bulk Fill posterior composite, is available from Heraeus. According to Heraeus, Venus Bulk Fill is a low-stress, flowable composite that enables bulk filling of 4mm and provide an efficient and easy solution for esthetic posterior restorations.

The NV Microlaser from Discus is designed to put diode laser technology in your hand with a convenient, cordless device. The company says the laser is the first of its kind and is the smallest, lightest laser in the world.

The Maestro Buccal Tube from Ortho Organizers is a non-convertible, single tube with a large, funneled entrance, side grip areas and color-coding that are designed to help simplify treatment by allowing for easier identification, placement, positioning and wire insertion. In addition, the 80-gauge mesh bondable pad offers consistent and proven bond adhesion.

Sikka Software Corp. was offering business intelligence and benchmarking tools that are designed to help optimize a dental practice.

Video Dental Concepts was offering photographic technology that allows you to instantly simulate how treatment with crowns, veneers, whitening, bridge and implant and other procedures will affect a patient’s smile.

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