Category Archives: Dental Product Reviews

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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V-Rings Mean Rock Solid Posterior Composite Contacts

As our profession has evolved from amalgam to composite for posterior direct restorations, one of the biggest clinical challenges has been creating consistently good proximal contacts.  A number of gizmos have come through the marketplace promising to solve this vexing … Continue reading

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Chairside Denture Reline Magic!

Tokuyama Rebase II Review I don’t deal with a lot of removable prosthetics.  But, I do see some.  And, anything that makes that part of my practice easier and better is a good thing. Denture relines have always been a … Continue reading

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Ultradent Valo Curing Light Review

Wide-Spectrum LED – Yes.  Halogen – No more. For many years, I was happy with my halogen curing light.  But, it did annoy me that I had to regularly measure the light output and replace expensive bulbs when they either … Continue reading

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Picasso Lite – It’s time to pull the trigger on a diode laser!

For a long time, I simply refused to pay the tremendous price for a diode laser.  I did see a use for it in my practice.  But the relatively limited uses (soft tissue procedures) didn’t justify the huge cost.   I … Continue reading

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Optragate for Full Arch Prep & Impression

I love things that make my dental life easier.  The Optragate by Ivoclar is one of them.   What is it?  It’s sort of like a rubber dam with a big opening in the middle and a built-in flexible frame.  It … Continue reading

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Win the Isolation Battle with Isolite!

More and more we’re all doing adhesive composite restorations.  And, we know that any sort of moisture contamination spells disaster.  So, between you and your assistant, you’ve got only four arms and hands to prep and restore teeth while simultaneously … Continue reading

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