When one door closes, another one EZGlides open.

At least that’s the case for those dentists using Tuttnauer’s EZPlus Fully Automatic Sterilizers to meet the most current standards ANSI/AAMI ST55.
The newly-designed, ergonomically-friendly EZGlide door on the EZ9 and EZ11 (9-inch and 11-inch chambers, respectively) features a sleek modern look and effortless opening and closing.
Family-run for the past 89 years, the global sterilization enterprise is led today by third-generation CEO Ran Tuttnauer.

Third generation CEO Ran Tuttnauer

Third generation CEO Ran Tuttnauer

“It’s become clear to me that aside from the instruments and handpieces used by the doctors, the single most frequently used item in a dental office is a sterilizer. I knew doctors wanted to feel secure in their purchase of Tuttnauer autoclave,” he said.

For this reason, Ran Tuttnauer’s company offers a 10-year warranty on the chamber (and a two-year warranty for parts and labor) gives a sense of the durability of the company’s products, including the EZPlus models.

“Everything came from listening and feedback from the medical professional,” he added.

That same feedback helped inspire innovations for the company’s latest offerings:
 * EZView Multi-Color Display offers real time cycle information that is easy to read, even from a distance. The EZView displays cycle parameters, temperature, and pressure in the chamber. During a cycle, each stage is displayed with an active color wheel and text.

* EZPlus models offer closed door drying, meaning the door remains closed through the dry cycle to maintain sterility and ensure efficient drying. A high efficiency air pump circulates filtered air through the chamber for fast drying. 0.2µ HEPA filter (replaceable).

* A network port provides connection to a local network for remote monitoring of the system.

To learn more about the company’s commitment to infection control, visit: http://www.tuttnauerusa.com/about/corporate-overview


Another reason to visit Denver: A moment with Dr. Mic Falkel

Held in downtown Denver, by the Metro Denver Dental Society, the Rocky Mountain Dental Convention (January 22 – 24) combines a breadth of education with the natural beauty and winter attractions of Colorado. Now entering its 108th anniversary, the RMDC is the largest continuing education event for dental professionals in its region.

One presenter, Dr. Mic Falkel (shown), Founder, Chief Medical Officer of  Onpharma, created a buffering technology, Onset, which uses Sodium Bicarbonate to raise the pH of local anesthetic toward physiologic pH.

The challenges of local anesthetic — patient anxiety, wasted time, overall efficacy — are legion. In an attempt to make the entire process easier for dentists and their chairbound charges, Dr. Mic Falkel, who majored in chemistry and biology prior to dental school, put his lab skills to work.

“Once a chemist, always a chemist,”  Dr. Falkel,  a general dentist who has been a partner at the Monterey Peninsula Dental Group in California since 1989, told Incisal Edge magazine in a 2014 interview. Dr. Falkel more than a decade ago began work on his brainstorm: Onset, a buffering system that enables dentists to prepare local anesthetic chairside and administer it immediately.

His session at the RMDH, “The Art & Science of Buffering Anesthetic: Defining the Future,”  will focus on the science of local anesthesia, including: the time course of analgesia, the factors that contribute to inconsistent anesthetic performance and how the body must overcome the acidity of local anesthetic injections before the anesthetic can take effect. A novel ex-vivo alkalization (buffering) system will be described, along with the role buffering anesthetic plays in “Defining the Future” of local anesthesia in dentistry.

“I wanted to be able to give anesthetic and go right to work,” Dr. Falkel told Incisal Edge. “It’s not just about your time; it’s your patients’ time as well.”

View the online program of presenters at: http://s3.goeshow.com/mdds/rmdc/2015/program.cfm


Want to leave impressions in the hands of experts?

Manufactured by Medit, a leading developer of structured light 3D scanners, colLab suggests a fast and easy solution for those who want the speed of CAD/CAM but would prefer to leave impression-making in the hands of experts.

Their solution – colLab Zone- provides an option similar to having a laboratory at your practice.

According to colLab, you can provide your patients with the perfect-fit restorations by simply sending your impression data and receiving the completed results just in your clinic.

A team of 3D design experts who have on average 5-years of CAD/CAM experience provide 3D design services. Therefore, the precise margin lines, contact areas, and the bite of the restorations as well as the production of any restorations that have an ideal tooth shape are guaranteed.

Benefits include: time savings, precision, high quality restorations, all-ceramic materials, shortened chair time, among others.

To find out more, visit: http://www.collab.zone/en/collab

A risky recommendation?

Electronic cigarette manufacturers aim to label their products as less risky than smoking.

They’re seeking a nod from the Food and Drug Administration, but if the American Dental Association has any say, they won’t get it.

The ADA recently requested that FDA consider published and ongoing research before making a decision on the request. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act gave the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco (and nicotine delivery) products, including electronic cigarettes.

The ADA Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs is preparing its own set of comments that will address the more technical and scientific topics in this area.

“The lack of published literature makes it virtually impossible to justify claims that these products are somehow less harmful to the oral cavity than combustible tobacco products, or without other adverse effects,” said Dr. Maxine Feinberg, ADA president, and Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, ADA executive director, in a Dec. 5 letter sent to the FDA.

Read more at: http://www.ada.org/en/advocacy/advocacy-news/dec-09-ada-letter-to-fda


Just when you thought you couldn’t multi-task more…


Not convinced you can squeeze a Sumo Squat into your daily routine?

If you brush your teeth, Fox 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman shared a suggestion with her Minneapolis and St. Paul viewers that might convince you otherwise.

Instead of just standing there waiting for the time to pass during your morning and nightly brush, try this two-minute butt-and-thigh workout. Do these four moves (Alternating Reverse Lunge, Basic Squat Pulses With Side Leg Lift, Glute Kick Backs and Sumo Squat) intensely for 30 seconds each without a break. After you try it, you’ll never be able to stand still while brushing your teeth again.

To find out more about Ali’s Online Daily Workouts, visit www.CoreCamper.com