Thursday, December 2, 2010
How about this great little keyboard/mouse (touchpad) I found at the Greater NY Dental Meeting. Small footprint and wireless. I put the little USB dongle into my computer and was typing in less than a minute. It seems like the perfect input device for a dental treatment room. Look at their website for an array of products like this. http://www.econo-keys.com/
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Brontes office closing is latest bite out of the Bay State’s R&D lab
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Cariescan- a new caries detector that uses electrical impedance similar to apex locators. It shows porosity and ccan give an acccurate rendering of the location and size of the carious lesion but usingthe probe from occusal, buccal and lingual. www.cariescan.com
Orascoptic Freedom- new loupes with battery pack in the headset www.orascoptic.com
CAO group- new home bleaching product with wax forms that stay on securely ( you have to leave them on for an hour) www.caogroup.ccom
Philips Acquires Discus - This was the big news. It will be interesting to see if Discus stays as a whole or if parts are spun off.
Eco Dentistry Association www.ecodentistry.org go green in your dental practice. It goes beyond fewer disposables- dental manufacturers are looking at ways to redesign products to reduce energy consumption and waste.
Oragenics- www.oragenics.com probiotics to reduce periodontal and caries producing oral organisms with simple daily mints.
Dental Sharing www.dentalsharing.com HIPAA compliant simple system to allow exchange of dental images and information among offices over the internet instead of email.
Vidar xray scanner www.vidar.com unit digitizes xrays -fmx in (clear) mount, pan or other sizes. Not only scans but digitally enhances.
DentalEz (Star) www.dentalez.com change over to LEDs in the swivel connector for brighter and longer lasting fiberoptics.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Reported this AM. Philips has acquired Discus Dental. These rumors have been around for a while. It is an interesting fit for Philips as they are in the consumer health care market. Discus also has many other dental products and processes. They recently got into the laser market with the acquisition of Zap laser. Should be interesting. Since I am at the ADA meeting today the buzz should give more insight for more info.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
http://www.physicsforceps.com/ (Golden Misch)
Friday, April 16, 2010
The site is put together by Nate Farley, DDS and Kent Howell, DMD from Columbus OH. Thanks guys.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
From that point on it was meeting after meeting- in fact Thursday and Friday were pretty much every hour on the hour. I was able to update on new products (electronic bruxing monitor from Finland), reincarnations of companies ( see the new Discus and new Denmat), updates in intraoral scanning as well as lab scanning of impressions, and more. Also announcement of an interesting merger of SciCan, MicroMega and SycoTec. Here are a few of the interesting items:
Apex locator that can read your files while in the handpiece http://www.medicnrg.com/
New research on performance enhancing mouthguards http://www.bitetech.com/
New compact inexpensive digital camera http://www.dinecorp.com/
Totally cleanable wireless computer keyboard http://www.cleankeys.com/
Caries detection with fluorescence ( reported here last year) http://www.soprolife.com/
New High def online CE http://www.dentaledu.tv/
and lots of secret new stuff......
I did miss my meeting with the new digital intraoral scanner from Israel and I apologize to my friends there at http://www.densys3d.com/ I will give a full report here as soon as I update my information.
Of course there was plenty of social time, meeting up with old friends, making many new ones, going to a great event at the top of the Sears tower ( going out on the glass balcony on the 103 floor) and staying up very late. Chicago is a great city and I will not be waiting until next February to get back there.