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  1. serica serica 2017-05-17 04:00

    We generally think about ultrasonics as hygiene dental equipment. We find them in hygiene operatories, and we find them in the hands of dental hygienists. While there is no disputing that debridement of plaque and tartar is the main application of ultrasonic units, they can do so much more. Magnetostrictive and piezoelectric ultrasonic scaler are the two main types of ultrasonic units.While there is a broad selection of tips for magnetostrictive units, I find that the selection of tips for piezo units is much wider. These tips are designed for various dental disciplines, and they can help you to accomplish many things.Here are three uses for ultrasonics in your treatment operatory:No. 1: Agitating endodontic irrigantsSeveral studies have shown that ultrasonic activation of endodontic irrigants yields a canal space that is much cleaner with less debris. 30 to 60 seconds with a piezoelectric ultrasonic can yield a dramatic improvement in debris removal.No. 2: Removing decayWith diamond-coated tips, ultrasonics can remove decay conservatively with minimal collateral damage to soft tissue, making them perfect for cervical caries situations. Woodpecker Dental offers spherical, diamond-coated piezo tips that can remove decay with minimal gingival bleeding. Using tips like these can make tough restorations easier.No. 3: Removing crownsVibration is hugely beneficial for the removal of old restorations, and your hands could never produce the amount of vibration that an ultrasonic tip can. Use the vibrating capabilities of an ultrasonic to break up the crown-cement interface, which can help you to retrieve an old crown without having to cut it in half.These are just three examples of how an ultrasonic unit can help you in your treatment operatory, but there are many more. I frequently use my ultrasonics for plaque and calculus removal during restorative appointments. Sometimes, I find a small, subgingival calculus deposit while prepping a finish line for a crown. Other times, I need to debride some plaque for a direct restoration that involves the cervical margin of a tooth. In situations like these (and many others), having an ultrasonic works to my benefit. I think it is worth your time to consider adding an ultrasonic unit to your treatment operatories. You might be amazed at how often it gets used once you have it.

  2. icxngsihn icxngsihn 2017-05-11 11:07

    The General Sequence of a Root Canal Procedure

    Step 1

    Local anesthesia is administered via injections to numb the tooth to be treated and the surrounding tissues. If the pulp in a tooth is acutely inflamed, and therefore very painful, it may take a while to get it numb, but your dentist will not start the treatment until it is.
    Step 2
    A dental dam — a thin sheet of rubber or vinyl — will be placed over the affected and adjacent teeth. The tooth undergoing treatment protrudes through a hole punched in the dam, isolating it from the rest of the mouth. This allows the root canal treatment by root canal treatment equipment to be carried out in a sterile environment free from contamination by bacteria found in saliva or the rest of the mouth.
    Step 3

    A small access hole is drilled through the biting surface of an affected back tooth or from behind a front tooth, allowing access to the pulp chamber and root canals for treatment.
    Step 4

    The diseased and dead pulp tissue( dental pulp tester ) is removed from the tooth with specially designed instruments used to clean out the root canals and pulp chamber. This is not painful; the area is numb and the tissue being removed is either dead or dying. Once the pulp, along with the nerves contained in it, is removed, the tooth itself can no longer feel pain.
    Step 5

    The canals are disinfected with antiseptic and antibacterial solutions.
    Step 6

    The canals are then shaped with tiny flexible instruments to allow them to receive root canal fillings and sealers. The canals are washed and cleaned again to remove root canal debris prior to sealing them.
    Step 7

    Root canal fillings are selected that will exactly fit into the freshly prepared canals. Usually a rubber-like material called gutta-percha is used to fill the canal space. It is a thermoplastic material (“thermo” – heat; “plastic” – to shape), which literally is heated and then compressed into and against the walls of the root canals to seal them. Together with adhesive cement called a sealer, the gutta-percha fills the prepared canal space. Sealing the canals is critically important to prevent them from becoming reinfected with bacteria.
    Step 8

    A temporary or permanent filling material will then be placed to seal the access hole that was made to treat the canals, and the dental dam is removed. If the tooth lacks sufficient structure to hold a restoration (filling) in place, the dentist or endodontist may place a post (either metal or a very strong plastic) in one of the canals inside the tooth to help retain it.
    Step 9
    After the procedure, an antibiotic may be prescribed to treat or prevent infection. Be sure to follow the instructions of your dentist or endodontist carefully. After-effects of treatment are minimal, generally lasting from a couple of days to about a week. It is normal to have some minor discomfort after treatment including slight soreness that can usually be managed with over-the-counter (aspirin, ibuprofen) medications or prescription (codeine-type) drugs, or a combination of the two.
    Step 10

    Your tooth will need a permanent restoration — a filling or a crown — to replace lost tooth structure, and provide a complete seal to the top of the tooth. Your endodontist will send you back to your general dentist to determine which type of restoration is best for you. This step is of particular importance since many studies show that if the filled root canals are recontaminated with bacteria from the mouth, there could be a recurrence of infection around the tooth.

  3. icxngsihn icxngsihn 2017-04-21 10:49


    Many of the currently available dry vacs utilize oil in their motors for lubrication and cooling, much like a car. The “oil” dry vacs therefore exhaust oil vapors which pollute their immediate environment. The also require regular oil maintenance. The newer dental dry vacs can create powerful vacuum without using oil. Carbon fiber vanes eliminate the need for oil in the process.

    There are no oil levels to check, no oil to add, no oil to change, and most importantly, no oil in the exhaust that can be harmful to people and animals, and can cause severe damage to a roof or building exterior.

    Some “dry” vacuum systems offer a unique air-water separator. There is a compact plastic air-water separator that collects liquids and drains them efficiently into a small 20 gallon pail. Working with a gravity drain design, the tank drains every time the pump is shut off. The smaller tank drains more frequently, reducing the odors that are often synonymous with dental evacuation systems. This also eliminates the need for cleaning (something that every staff member will appreciate). Should the tank require draining during the day, the cycle takes approximately 6 minutes


    In the past, dental vacuum systems were large, heavy, industrial machines that had a large footprint, and were most often tucked away in a dedicated area in the basement or a utility room. Most industrial technologies have improved significantly over the past few decades; dry vacuum systems are not only much quieter, but also much smaller. The dental dry vac pumps currently available are typically similar in footprint or smaller than the wet vac that they replace. Dry vacs, unlike wet vacs, require an air/water separator to hold the collected debris. A 6-12 gallon tank can be attached to the motor or installed at any location in the plumbing system. This tank drains any material it collects automatically.

    the switch from wet to dry vac was very difficult due to the different plumbing standards required for the two different systems. (At one time, dry vacs required large diameter pipes for effective function.) Today, most dental dry vacs fit the same plumbing pipes that wet vacs use. The most popular wet vac plumbing size is 1-1?”.

    It is important for the dentist to confirm that their new dry vac system conforms to this standard. The time it takes for an experienced technician to switch from a wet to a dry vac is the same as the time to replace a wet system.

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  6. icxngsihn icxngsihn 2017-01-16 09:23

    The Advantages of an Intraoral Camera

    The dental explorer is said to have an accuracy of about 25%, and traditional radiographs have been reported to be about 68% accurate, but the tooth structure has to undergo enough damage for the lesion to become visible and by that time the patient is definitely getting a filling. These traditional lesion detection modalities are simply not capable of spotting small, early pathologies. But new technologies are now available to help clinicians locate and quantify potential problems in the gingival tissues as well as the teeth.

    Of course clinically identifying an issue is just the first step. A patient must understand the trouble and consent to treatment, and one of the best tools to get patients engaged emotionally with their oral health care is an wireless intraoral camera. When a patient can see a problem, he or she becomes more emotionally involved in the situation and engaged with finding a solution. With these patients the dental team doesn’t have to sell the patient on a treatment, they only need to find a time in the schedule to restore the problem and a financial plan that works for the patient.

    While there are options for lesion detection and intraoral imaging, only a handful are able to combine both technologies into a single device the way ACTEON has with the SoproCARE intraoral camera system. The SoproCARE combines the imaging prowess of a top intraoral camera with unique diagnostic illumination modes that can help identify suspected carious lesions or evaluate periodontal health.
    When capturing intraoral images, it helps to have flexibility so you are able to get the specific shot you need for the case at hand. When using the SoproCARE I’m able to choose from four magnification levels so I can shoot an extraoral patient portrait or smile, or intraorally capture a full arch, a single tooth or even fine detail on a tooth surface.

    Many intraoral cameras can do that, but with a combination system I can also switch to a diagnostic setting and in the case of the SoproCARE I can use 450 nm blue LED wavelength which makes potential carious lesions stand out from the healthy tooth structure in a way that is easy for not just a clinician but also for a patient to see and understand. With the SoproCARE this extra diagnostic capability goes even further with a periodontal screening setting that can provide images to help patients understand the periodontal issues discovered by their hygienists.
    These diagnostic capabilities make this type of enhanced intraoral camera a more effective clinical tool, but like all intraoral cameras it still needs to be easy to use with a convenient capture button or foot pedal, plug and play USB connectivity, and imaging software compatibility.

  7. icxngsihn icxngsihn 2016-12-30 09:09

    Mini dental implants for full dentures in Anchorage

    Mini dental implants are a further refinement among the implants. The smaller versions are similarly designed and structured as standard implants and are seen as a revolution in the dental world. Mini dental implants are those implants, which measure 0.6 cm or lesser in radius.

    Dentists at many of the Alaska denture clinics are advising their patients to opt for these smaller dental implants owing to the several benefits that they offer. The mini dental implants render the same advantages as that of a regular implant and come at half the price(dental implant motor). The treatment costs therefore are reduced to half. Owing to their size, they occupy less space in the mouth and do not interfere with the general functioning of the mouth. Another significant advantage of these implants is that they can be inserted directly in the jaws without using any surgical means. The dentist simply injects a local anesthesia during the insertion of the implant.

    The mini implants also permit the insertion of the dental corrective devices like crowns as soon as the implantation process is done. This is in total contrast to the normal dental implants, which required a minimum ninety days before any dental part could be inserted. This helps in saving the time for both the dentist and the patient since he can get his dentures fixed on the same day.

    The bone holding the root and the teeth together is known as alveolar bone. When a tooth is removed, the alveolar bone is reabsorbed and dissolves. If there is significant loss of this bone, the insertion of the standard implants requires the grafting of bones to that portion of the mouth. With the mini implants, the elaborate process of bone grafting can be done away with.

    The mini dental implants carry with them so many advantages. They save significant amount of money on dental treatment, valuable time and are highly convenient. However, some oral care is also essential to the part of the patient. He/she must be regular with the brushing and keep the dentures tidy. Untidy habits can infect the area around the mini implants and lead to unhealthy consequences. The person with the implants must also ensure that he/she does cut down on smoking and drinking so that the implants sustain for a longer period.

  8. icxngsihn icxngsihn 2016-12-17 08:36

    It’s easy to get flustered when searching for dental equipment for sale, so it never hurts to revert back to basics and focus on the tools that matter most to your success. Here are a few select things that every dentist absolutely needs to reach their full potential:

    Dental air compressors
    About 74% of adults believe that an unattractive smile can hurt their career success, and 100% of dentists should know that they cannot restore a smile without the right kind of equipment. One of the most basic and essential tools for dentists is a dental air compressor. When investing in dental air compressors, you need to evaluate the specific needs of your office. Oil-free compressors require very little maintenance and are less expensive than lubricated compressors, but you may be inclined to opt for lubricated versions for a variety of reasons.

    Dental digital imaging equipment
    If you’re a dentist in 2016, you already know that investing in the right kind of digital image equipment is half the battle. In dentistry, there are two types of digital imaging systems used in intraoral radiography: computed radiography (CR) and direct radiography (DR). These are then categorized into periapical and panoramic x ray machines. Furthermore, there are two sources of image noise used in digital imaging: statistical noise and structured noise. Due to the wide range of x ray machine capabilities, you should do some research of your own and rely on your education to figure out which machine is worth your investment.

    Portable dental chairs
    Many dentists purchase dozens of excellent chairs, use them for a couple of years, and then stress out when it’s time to switch locations. If your dental chairs are installed into the floors, you’ll basically need to spend one entire moving day learning how to relocate them. To avoid this, invest in portable dental chairs that won’t bust your budget.

  9. icxngsihn icxngsihn 2016-12-12 09:29

    Dental autoclave sterilizers have been known to play a significant role in the daily functioning of dental operatories and are recently becoming even more advanced and efficient due to advances in technology.

    Sterilizers such as The Midmark M11 UltraClave? Automatic Sterilizer now provide an intuitive display and simple prompts that help you easily select the cycle you need…whether it is for unwrapped items, pouches, packs or dental handpieces. Once the sterilization process is complete, the door conveniently opens automatically and quietly to dissipate the steam and provide fast and efficient drying of your instruments.

    The latest innovations allow for fast and easy use for efficient instrument processing, reliability and effectiveness for infection control assurance, automatic opening door for efficient instrument drying, and maximum space utilization and a complimentary design for your sterilization area.  Although these sterilizers can be a somewhat costly addition to a dental operatory, the time and money that they save dentists down the road is substantial.

    Taking a few pointers into consideration and performing routine checks and replacing old parts on your unit can help maximize the life and functioning of your model.

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