Category Archives: Dental Product Reviews

Tokuyama Sofreliner Tough – Product Review

A while back, I posted a review of Tokuyama’s chairside hard reline material.  I was very impressed with the material.  Tokuyama thanked me by sending me a sample of their soft reline material.  And, until last week, it sat in … Continue reading

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Great Customer Service Is Alive and Well in the Dental Industry

I just wanted to post a quick note about two companies I recently contacted for help with their dental products. Designs for Vision The temple piece on my 3.5x surgical telescopes broke at the hinge.  There is an optical place … Continue reading

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Optragate – So Many Uses

I’ve written about the Optragate before:  Optragate for Full Arch Prep & Impression The Optragate (by Ivoclar) is a nifty disposable item that effectively retracts lips and cheeks exposing both dental arches for easy access. I use it mostly when … Continue reading

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Dental Product Review: Brasseler ET Flex Strips

Brassler ET Flex Interproximal Finishing and Contouring Strips Every once in a while, a dental company creates a perfect product.  The ET Flex finishing and contouring strips are one of them, in my opinion. Oftentimes, I find using traditional finishing … Continue reading

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Seeing Teeth Better and Seeing the Light!

Designs for Vision – Dental Magnification Review I’m not sure when I started using magnification in dentistry, but I estimate it’s been about 17 years.  I started with some 2.5x telescopes from Orascoptic.  They are technically and properly termed telescopes, … Continue reading

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Isolite saves my butt again.

This week, I had two particular patients that presented clinical challenges.  In both cases, treatment involved lower posterior teeth.  I’ve written about the Isolite in this blog twice before: Win the Isolation Battle with Isolite! (see video, too!) Isolite Saves … Continue reading

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Isolite Saves the Day

This is just a quick “what happened this week” post. Earlier this week, I had a patient who is in a wheelchair.  His neck had been broken in a chiropractor’s office.  Ironically, he is a retired chiropractor.  Really nice guy. … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Ortho Ministar – Product Review

Stop “Sucking Down” and get Super-duper Thermo-formed Results The “suck-down” machine has been a mainstay in the labs of dental offices for many years.  And, they typically get used a lot.  We use thermo-formed materials in our practice in a … Continue reading

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3M ESPE’s Disposable Intra-oral Impression Syringe – Product Review

I’m Back in Black… “I’ve been too long I’m glad to be back”…. back to the business of being a Dental Warrior!  (Pardon the AC/DC reference.)  I’ve been busy catching up on a variety of things after a week off … Continue reading

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Dentaltown Pilgrimage to 3M ESPE!

This weekend, I was among a special group of seven dentists from DentalTown.com that was invited up to St. Paul, Minnesota for a meeting with the folks at 3M  ESPE (dental division).  3M ESPE was interested in interfacing with real … Continue reading

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