Dental Review continues its brief walk through the BDC and Dentistry Show
Hall 5 of the NEC was a bustle of activity during the 17th and 18th of May. Visitors were treated to new materials, fascinating presentations, improved technology, and better business practices – we continue our tasting menu visit to the aisles with a few more delicious items.
COLTENE: Did you upgrade your dentistry?
COLTENE is recognised as a brand that provides dentists with innovative ways to upgrade their dentistry, thanks to its portfolio of restorative, endodontic and general dental solutions.
This year’s Show saw the launch of the new BRILLIANT COMPONEER, a composite materials system for performing chair-side restorations in one session – no laboratory work necessary. The new material was demonstrated by dentist Chris Siddons (top).
He said: “The BRILLIANT COMPONEER system offers better gloss retention over time than other composites, has excellent polishability and stability, and has a range of restoration indications from reconstructing teeth to dealing with carious defects; it can even create aesthetic veneers in just 20 minutes, and fitting just two veneers pays for the whole set.
“It’s the sort of tremendous innovation we’ve come to expect from COLTENE, and we’re never disappointed.”
Visitors also saw the latest addition to the Hyflex EDM file system, the Glidepath file 15/.03, for the preparation of severely curved canals.
To find out more, visit www.coltene.com.
TePe: New GOOD Compact toothbrush and GOOD Tongue Cleaner
Leading oral health brand, TePe, has expanded its sustainably produced TePe GOOD™ range with the introduction of the TePe GOOD Compact toothbrush and TePe GOOD Tongue Cleaner the UK’s first bio-plastic tongue cleaner.
They are produced using renewable raw materials, sugar cane and castor oil. This enables TePe to recirculate up to 95% of the CO₂ emissions during the products’ life cycle, offering a more sustainable choice to consumers and the industry, without compromising on product quality, design or hygiene.
As with all TePe products the toothbrush and tongue cleaner are manufactured using 100% green energy at TePe’s Swedish Malmö factory, which has the largest solar power plant in the city.
The new compact toothbrush has been developed in collaboration with dental experts to ensure a high-quality design, featuring an ergonomic handle, tapered head and rounded filaments for maximum cleanliness, making it ideal for children and adults who prefer a smaller brush head.
The tongue cleaner has been designed to remove bacteria from the tongue, helping to prevent bad breath and improve oral health. It corresponds to the natural shape of the tongue, making it easier to reach far back in the mouth, while the slim shape reduces the gag reflex, and with three slightly raised cleaning surfaces for a triple-effect, one stroke should be enough to clean the tongue efficiently.
The TePe GOOD Compact toothbrush and TePe GOOD Tongue Cleaner will be available from the end of May 2019. For orders or more information contact your local dental wholesaler.
Dental Elite: “Excellent”
Whether visitors to the stand were interested in selling or buying a dental practice, needed support with finance, were looking for a new job, or trying to fill a vacancy, Dental Elite could help.
Hilary Harris – one of many dental professionals who have worked with Dental Elite during their practice sales process – said: “I did consider other options, but Dental Elite seemed to offer a more comprehensive package.
“I worked primarily with Phil Kolodynski, who kept in regular contact throughout the process and was always easy to reach. Dental Elite were excellent – I could not fault them.”
For more information, visit www.dentalelite.co.uk.
Waterpik: Oral Health
On the Waterpik stand visitors had the chance to see all the latest products on offer, including the newest Waterpik Water Flosser models plus the ever-popular Whitening Water Flosser and Complete Care range.
The star attraction was the new Sonic-Fusion the world’s first and only flossing toothbrush which promises oral healthcare benefits and has been developed to improve and enhance user’s home oral health regime.
For more information, visit www.waterpik.co.uk.
Wisdom: 235 years' experience
Celebrating over 235 years' experience in oral health, Wisdom Toothbrushes displayed its full product portfolio, including the UK’s best-selling rubber interdental brushes – Wisdom Clean Between – which are Wisdom says are clinically proven to reduce gingival disease.
Visitors also saw the Wisdom Pro-flex Wire Interdental Brushes, with their unique flexible hinge and curved profile that improves access to all areas of the mouth. The Wisdom Clean Between Easy Slide Tensioning Flossers with the patented Waveform Tension Control System featured a taut, silk-like tape to facilitate effortless interdental cleaning.
During the Friday session, Wisdom partnered with Dr Barry Oulton whose lecture offered insights into the ways dental professionals can improve patient compliance by reinforcing and embedding unconscious patterns of behaviour to encourage habit change for interdental cleaning.
To find out more, visit www.wisdomtoothbrushes.com.
Clark Dental: Technological expertise
The expert team from Clark Dental engaged visitors with insights into the latest technological solutions in modern dentistry. This included the new Primescan intraoral scanner from Sirona, which not only provides cutting edge imaging but can also be digitally connected with CEREC systems to facilitate full chairside workflows.
Visitors also took part in hands-on demonstrations of the ORTHOPHOS SL 3D CBCT scanner, which features Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) and Sharp Layer (SL) technology to ensure high-resolution images can be captured at the lowest radiation doses.
For more information visit www.clarkdental.co.uk.
The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show 2019 delivered opportunities for learning, networking and fun. It offered up to 14 hours of enhanced CPD and tabled lecture sessions tailored to each member of the dental team alongside an extensive trade exhibition.
Visitors declared it success: “I really enjoyed the Show. There was a good range of companies represented and range of lectures – it was great to get core CPD done,” said Samantha Hast, associate dentist.
Mohammad Yunas, dentist, enthused: “Another brilliant British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show. Having been a frequent attender, every year there are fantastic, informative lectures, new techniques and products. A must-attend for everyone.”
The British Dental Conference and Dentistry Show, co-located with DTS.