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Midwinter Meeting gets under way in Chicago

By Sierra Rendon, DTA
February 21, 2014

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: As more than 30,000 dentists and dental professionals begin exploring all that the Chicago Dental Society’s 149th Midwinter Meeting has to offer, one thing quickly becomes clear: If you’re looking for the latest innovations in dentistry, you are in the right place. More than 600 exhibiting companies from around the world have brought their newest and greatest products and technology to this week’s show.

One such exhibiting company is the KaVo Kerr Group, which strategically unites leading dental consumable, equipment, high-tech and specialty brands under one global platform, and itself is featuring 20 new products here at the Chicago meeting.

i-CAT is showcasing its new i-CAT FLX CBCT featuring award-winning FLX technology and new Tx STUDIO 5.3 treatment-planning software. The i-CAT FLX offers 3-D imaging at a dose lower than a 2-D panoramic X-ray with QuickScan.

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Water Pik Inc. is introducing its Waterpik Professional Water Flosser, a new compact and contemporary design with on/off water control on the handle, an LED information panel and seven water flosser tips.

Orascoptic has new Nano HD loupes featuring high-definition, lightweight, comfortable loupes.

DEXIS has its new CariVu caries detection device, DEXIS Mac software, DEXshield radiation-reducing sensor holder and DEXIS photo digital app.

Specially formulated for orthodontic patients, ACT has its new ACT Braces Care anti-cavity fluoride mouthwash, available for attendees to try out on site. The mouthwash helps patients prevent caries and clean in and around fixed orthodontic appliances at the same time that it soothes oral tissue and freshens breath.

In the lecture halls, educational highlights are abundant.

“The Evolution of Digital Restorative Dentistry – LIVE!” featuring Dr. Alex Touchstone, Angela Guanzini, CDD, RDH, and Lee Culp, CDT, a free live patient demonstration, examines the possibilities of in-office, same-day restorative dentistry.

“Workshop: Anxious, Special-Needs Patients” with Dr. Harvey Levy shows attendees many tools used in the dental office to manage patients who have anxiety or special needs.

“Reality or Hype? Lasers in Periodontal Pocket Surgery” with Dr. Lloyd Tilt helps attendees separate fact from fiction and to evaluate what laser might best fit each patient.



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