Looking for super solutions at your dental practice? Check out these #6neatthings

Tired of tangled sutures? Sick of spills? Whether you are looking for accuracy, speed, or innovation at your practice, Benco Dental’s endless array of solutions have you covered.

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 

They are #drivingdentistryforward with the newest and coolest technology doctors need in the form of its #6NeatThings promotion.

Tired of tangles? Help is here with Citagenix Biotex™ Non-Resorbable PTFE Sutures.

A Biotex™ Non-Resorbable PTFE Suture is comprised of a single-arm, non-resorbable monofilament suture with a connected stainless-steel surgical needle. The suture is uncoated, undyed and sterile for single-use only, composed of 100% PTFE .

Biotex™ Non-Resorbable PTFE Suture.

Benefits to both patients and doctors include:

  • A soft texture, comfortable for patients.
  • Flexibility in the positioning of a square knot.
  • Ease of tying and removal.
  • Nonwicking. (Elimination of bacterial wicking that is usually associated to monofilament).
  • Tensile strength that is maintained.

See more product information about the Biotex™ Non-Resorbable PTFE Suture here.

Your team wished for the perfect general use sponge and Richmond Dental created it.

The Richmond Dental 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge combines the most desirable characteristics of sponges all into one product. It features a smooth, textured and lint-free surface that provides exceptional patient comfort and maximum absorbency.

Richmond Dental 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge.

Benefits of the 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge:

  • Lint-free, so no fibers are left in a patient’s mouth or on instruments.
  • Soft, yet textured surface that will not stick to tissue or gingiva.
  • Highly absorbent four-ply construction.
  • Larger sizes that are useful for hemostasis, covering larger areas in the mouth.
  • Durable for surface and instrument cleaning.

For the convenience of a dental practice, the Richmond Dental 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge is currently available in three sizes to meet the needs of daily use.

Learn more about the Richmond Dental 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge here.

After Triple Bristle™, you will never want to use a traditional toothbrush again.

The Triple Bristle™ Sonic toothbrush cleans in one third of the time of a regular toothbrush — just 40 seconds twice a day.

The three brushes are specially designed at a 45-degree angle and provide a superior cleaning of all surfaces of teeth at the same time by naturally adapting around the teeth of all shapes sizes and positions.

The Triple Bristle sonic toothbrush.

This brush head is effective and safe to use on braces, implants, veneers, caps, crowns, and other dental work.

Triple Bristle offers both adult and child sonic toothbrushes in many options like a GO toothbrush, a duo kit and the original single brush version.

The Triple Bristle Sonic toothbrush provides:

  • Advanced technology.
    • Built-in auto timer pauses, to allow you to change positions.
    • Micro-bubbles, which clean the smallest areas of the teeth.
  • Three-brush modes.
  • Rechargeable handle.

For more information about The Triple Bristle Sonic toothbrush, click here.

Eliminate accidental spills with the GIBSON Luer Lock Solution by Benco Brands.

GIBSON Luer Lock Solution is an endodontic irrigation solution that offers a unique luer-lock top.

GIBSON Luer Lock Solution.

GIBSON Luer Lock Solution is offered in four different styles.

  • GIBSON Healthcare 6% Sodium Hypochlorite with Surfactants.
  • GIBSON Healthcare 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate.
  • GIBSON Healthcare 17% EDTA Solution.
  • GIBSON Healthcare EDTA + Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution.

GIBSON Luer Lock Solutions eliminates prep time, spills, and odors.

Learn more about GIBSON Luer Lock Solution, here.

It takes time for things to Evolve. When it comes to cements, don’t wait any longer than you need to.

GC FujiCEM Evolve is a radiopaque resin-reinforced glass ionomer cement in a syringe delivery with a tack-cure feature and high radiopacity.

It can be used for cementation of a variety of substates and different types of indirect restorations.

GC FujiCEM Evolve.

Benefits for FujiCEM Evolve:

  • Three -second tack cure for easy cleanup.
  • Superior bond strength.
  • Rechargeable fluoride release and moisture tolerance.

To order GC FujiCEM Evolve, or for more information, click here.

Make sterilization a breeze with cutting-edge technology.

SciCan StatClave G4 is designed to deliver speed, capacity and efficiency.

StatClave is a Class B vacuum sterilizer that incorporates both pre-sterilization vacuum to improve steam penetration and post-sterilization vacuum to improve drying.

SciCan StatClave G4 Autoclave.

The StatClave G4 Autoclave can efficiently sterilize and dry wrap instrument loads in as little as 38 minutes.

Benefits of the the StatClave G4 Autoclave:

  • Closed-door drying and vacuum technology.
  • G4 equipment that can connect and send information to a smart device or computer.
  • Options to sterilize up to four full-size cassettes and four exam cassettes or 20 pouches with included pouch racks.
  • Fresh water used in every cycle to reduce the buildup of oils and debris.

Learn more about SciCan StatClave G4 Autoclave here.

 

Celebrate a new decade with bright ideas at your practice #6NeatThings

If your New Year’s resolutions include incorporating bright ideas into your practice in 2020, Benco Dental offers more than a few for consideration.
Below, they’ve pared it down to #6NeatThings.

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 

Benco Dental invites you to join in #drivingdentistryforward with the newest and coolest technology. Ready?

So much perfection in one disc.

Created with superb strength, long-term stability, high natural translucency, and excellent aesthetics, the Zir-Perfect CAD/CAM Zirconia Disc from Dental Creations delivers high-quality performance. 

The Zir-Perfect High Translucent CAD/CAM Zirconia Disc.

The Zir-Perfect also offers nine shades to ensure a perfect match for all patients. Count on its three-point flexural strength of 1200 Mpa as well as a natural translucency of 43 percent.

Interested in consistently delivering beautiful, natural-looking restorations with the Zir-Perfect high translucent CAD/CAM Zirconia disc?

Click here to learn more.

What’s new in sterilization? Midmark M11.

Redesigned and ready to deep clean. That’s the Midmark M11 Sterilizer in a nutshell: Safe, reliable and easy to use.

The Midmark M11 Sterilizer.

The Midmark M11 Sterilizer offers several key benefits to keep your dental equipment clean:

  • Steam-flush pressure pulse
  • Pre-programmed cycles 
  • LCD display 

For more information on the Midmark M11 Sterilizer, click here.

Effectively remove cement from tight spots with QwikStrip Serrated and Abrasive Strips. 

Effectively remove cement from in between tight spaces (your patients’ teeth) with the QwikStrip Serrated and Abrasive Strips. Color-coded based on the solution they provide, Creative Dental Concepts’ QuikStrips streamlines your process.

The QwikStrips.

Strips are single-sided, double-sided and curved, to provide an option for every patient’s treatment.

The QwikStrips offer several features to make cement removal and IPR procedures easy and safe to perform: 

  • Autoclavable 
  • Single-hand use 
  • Safety for patients and doctors
  • Depth-limiting design 

Learn more about QwikStrips by clicking here.

Gibson Healthcare provides full line of innovative products engineered for oral surgery

Collagen dental membranes, bone grafts and wound dressings are available with Benco Brands line of Gibson regenerative products.

The Hydrated Gibson Membrane.

The Hydrated Gibson Membrane offers several key features and advantages:

  • Highly purified porcine collagen derived from Achilles Tendon 
  • Predictable in-vivo resorption along with great handling characteristics
  • Ability to suture or use tacks 
  • Moderate drapability 
  • Repositionable 
  • Easy handling – doesn’t stick to instruments 

For more information on the Hydrated Gibson Membrane, click here.

Keep your evacuation systems clean and deodorized.

A concentrated neutral pH evacuation system cleaner from Benco Brands, Z-3 Z-Vac, offers compatibility with all amalgam separators.

The Z-3 Z-Vac from Benco Dental.

Several features set the Z-3 Z-Vac apart from other concentrated evacuation system cleaners:

  • Non-foaming formula
  • Biodegradable cleaner
  • Fresh lemon fragrance 
  • Pre-measured bottle 

To learn more about the Z-3 Z-Vac, click here.

Stop saliva ejector backflow with DOVE® Dental Products.

DOVE® Dental Products offers the only disposable evacuation valve system that quickly replaces the full-metal valve portion on the evacuation line.

The disposable evacuation valve system offered by DOVE® Dental Products.

The valves connect to any U.S. dental chair and offer both long neck, large barb and short neck, large barb.

DOVE® Dental Products also offer a clean valve for every patient, which eliminates extra steps. 

Read more about DOVE® Dental Products here.

Need new gadgets for your dental practice? Here are #6NeatThings from Benco

The holidays are here! Treat yourself and your staff to new equipment and supplies for 2020. Where to begin? With #6NeatThings from Benco Dental, of course.

From Hu-Friedy’s AIRFLOW®, Benco Brands’ Gibson Healthcare Needle Recapping Device, Amann Girrbach’s Ceramill Matik, and Onpharma’s Onset, to Opti-Probe Tips and V-Posil Heavy Soft Fast.

Benco Dental is driving dentistry forward with these six neat products that are designed to improve safety, sanitation and also save time in the dental practice.

Get with the flow

AIRFLOW® One (pictured right); AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master (pictured left).

Hu-Friedy’s AIRFLOW® One (pictured, above right) is the latest EMS (Electro Medical Systems) innovation for the “Guided Biofilm Therapy” for biofilm management and stain removal during prophylaxis procedures. The device is characterized by unique ergonomics, high precision, easy maintenance and compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Order today.

Hu-Friedy’s AIRFLOW® Prophylaxis Master (pictured, above left) is the latest EMS (Electro Medical Systems) innovation for the “Guided Biofilm Therapy”: a unique solution for caries, perio prevention and maintenance. Created for intensive professional use, the device is characterized by unique ergonomics, high precision, easy maintenance and compliance with the highest hygiene standards. Order today.

The only recap you’ll need

Gibson Healthcare Needle Recapping Device.

Benco Brands’ portable Gibson Healthcare Recapping Device allows offices to meet the CDC and OSHA requirements for one-handed needle containment. The easy-to-use device helps protect against needle sticks by covering the front and back of the needle, and allows protection against accidental needle sticks during recapping and disposal of the needle in a Sharps container. 

The pre-loaded, spring-activated system automatically advances to the next capsule, once one is removed, allowing for 100 needles of varying lengths and gauges to be recapped. Portable and lightweight with a non-skid bottom to ensure stability, this device is sure to offer your team and patients the protection they need. Order today.

The black box of innovation

Ceramill Matik

Ceramill Matik by Amann Girrbach opens up a still-unique segment within the digital dentistry world. As the first full-service unit, it combines three machines in one. Apart from the actual processing station, the system also performs the functions of a fully automated stock management system, as well as a machine-cleaning device.

The support in loading, cleaning and in material management allows massive time savings in every day laboratory routines. Furthermore, additional software tools help to make optimum use of the materials and the tools.

Ceramill Matik offers innovative processing methods, such as the patented carving mode (60 percent time savings), thrilling (production of one-piece abutments) and speed milling of acrylic materials, as well as the maximum material range from hard and brittle block materials to zirconium and PMMA materials and metal materials. Click here to learn more.

Onset is as easy as 1-2-3

Onpharma’s Onset.

Onset by Onpharma helps administer local anesthetic consistently. The buffering system raises the pH of local anesthetic outside the body closer to physiological. The device can be used with Articaine, Lidocaine, Prilocaine and mepivicaine. Onset raises the pH of the anesthetic instantly, taking wait time and the patient’s physiology out of the buffering process.

Benco offers “Introductory Order Buy & Try”. You wouldn’t buy a new Tesla without taking it for a test drive. Why should a buffering system be any different? That’s right. Test drive Onset and if you don’t like it we’ll refund your One Box Kit. No questions asked. Order today.

Tips on tips

Opti-Probe.

Opti-Probe Tips from PacDent offer the thinnest available double-side vented, luer lock irrigation needle, with close rounded tip. The double side vented openings create a “swirl-effect” for efficient irrigation. The closed rounded tip protects apex. Order today.

Get a better bond in less time

V-Posil Heavy Soft Fast 50 ml Cartridge Pack of 2 from VoCo

V-Posil Heavy Soft Fast from VoCo is to be used as heavy body tray material for: one-step impression technique (simultaneous technique) using dual viscosities, two-step impression technique using dual viscosities, and functional impressions.

No need to stock fast-set and regular-set material; V-Posil has thermo-activated set. It begins to set up when placed in the mouth (up to two minutes). It also features two-minute working time and two-minute setting time. The rapid snap set reduces the time in the critical zone by up to 50 percent, minimizing potential distortion due to human error resulting in fewer re-takes. Less product needed = money saved! Order today.

Three people holding Throat Scopes and smiling (Jennifer Holland, inventor, stands in the middle), with Edison Award Graphics surrounding them.

Perform dental exams clearly with Edison Award-winning Throat Scope®

The days of traditional oral examinations are over.
Throat Scope®, an innovative probing device manufactured by Holland Healthcare Inc., enables doctors to easily perform intraoral examinations of patients’ mouths.

The unpleasant experience of restraining a toddler, while a doctor used a tongue depressor and flashlight to pry open the young patient’s mouth, gave inventor Jennifer Holland (above, center) her lightbulb moment.

The 2017 Silver Edison Award-winning product provides a light source located inside the mouth to allow medical professionals one free hand to conduct a fast, accurate and pleasant oral examination experience.

The device is completely sterile. Plastic depressors attach to the handle and are disposed after use. The depressors are clear, which allow for light to easily penetrate through the transparent material.

The strong luminescence can help professionals spot abnormalities that may have been missed when using wooden depressors and a dental flashlight during examinations. Light emitted from flashlights do not fully illuminate the mouth like Throat Scope® does.

Don’t just read about it, take a look at Throat Scope® in this video.

Video by Holland Healthcare Inc.

These Throat Scope® features save time and add ease to examinations:

* a handle with three powerful LED lights with an estimated five-year shelf life.
* a handle that can be used under any circumstance to illuminate dark or hard-to-see areas, for instance, during difficult dental procedures.
* less frequently charging than a cell phone, because the environmentally-friendly tool works continuously for 20 hours.

Throat Scope® offers convenience and numerous unique benefits at an affordable cost – driving dentistry forward through innovation. A starter pack is priced under $35 at Benco.com and includes the Throat Scope®, two blades and 50 single-use depressors.

Speaking of the Edison Awards — Nomination deadline ends today

The deadline to nominate an innovation for the Edison Awards is today. The annual competition, created in 1987, honors excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation. Past winners have included Fortune 500s, small startups, and everything in between — including dental products and services. To nominate a new product that deserves recognition, learn details and submit an entry here.

Need a nudge? Be inspired by dentistry’s past honorees.

Now is the time to submit an innovation, rank among the dental industry’s most esteemed inventors and make a difference. Enter your nomination today.

Proven performance, new versatility: Benco presents Ivoclar Vivadent® IPS e.max® blocks for Amann Girrbach, expanded selection of mills

Proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks from Benco Dental certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2 and Mikro IC chairside mills.

“We’re excited to offer dentists and laboratories the world’s best-selling CAD/CAM material. Ivoclar Vivadent’s IPS e.max enhances our already strong portfolio of blocks,” said Terry Barrett, Benco Dental Chief Marketing Officer.

IPS e.max ceramic materials are known worldwide for their long-term reliability and esthetic excellence. Proven patient after patient and study after study, this is innovation that has stood the test of time. Following more than 10 years of clinical evidence and over 120 million restorations, IPS e.max boasts a remarkable 96% survival rate and 98% customer satisfaction. No wonder e.max remains the go-to for clinicians who demand quality backed by years of hard evidence.

Amann Girrbach’s in-office mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices through Benco Dental. Today, proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Motion 2 mills (shown).

Amann Girrbach’s in-office and laboratory mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices. They’re easy to purchase, easy to integrate, easy to support and manage. The Amann Girrbach mills incorporate seamlessly into existing practices thanks to simple training and a short learning curve. Step-by-step personalized tutorials and demonstrations are always available. All mills are also confidently backed by Benco Dental’s OneVisit® team and our nationwide network of customer support.

Together, the products are a dream team for any practice that wants to add affordable and proven reliable single visit dentistry capability.

Amann Girrbach’s in-office mills are proven, durable products that bring affordable one-day digital dentistry within reach of more practices through Benco Dental. Today, proven products partner with the introduction of Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks certified as compatible with Amann Girrbach Ceramill Mikro IC mills (shown).

Ivoclar Vivadent IPS e.max blocks for the Amann Girrbach mills, as well as Carestream CS 3100 and Straumann C Series mills, are available for order from Benco Dental today. For more information or answers to your questions, contact Benco Dental’s OneVisit team via email at onevisitsupport@benco.com or by phone at 1-800-GO-BENCO (select option 5, then 1).

Benco helps practices grow with Dental Intelligence

Dental Intelligence, a leader in helping dental practices use actionable data to improve patient care, team collaboration, and practice profitability, aligns with Benco Dental, the nation’s largest independent dental distributor. Their shared goal: helping all dentists in the United States grow in ways that are important to them and their patients.

“All of us at Dental Intelligence are thrilled with this opportunity to be aligned with a dynamic organization like Benco. We love how focused they are on addressing and resolving the many unique challenges faced by the dental industry today,” says Weston Lunsford, CEO at Dental Intelligence (shown at top).

“Our company has a single vision: To help dental practices to do more and even better dentistry, more efficiently. Everything we do revolves around this purpose – and we’re passionate about succeeding. Benco’s commitment to helping the practices they work with achieve greater success makes them an ideal partner for Dental Intelligence. We’re so excited to work together.”

Dental Intelligence works behind the scenes to gather data, analyze and find opportunities for dental practices. Their desktop dashboards, shown, provide complete transparency and eye-opening insights available instantly.

The Pleasant Grove, Utah-based company connects to a doctor’s Practice Management Software, then analyzes instantly, automates, finds opportunities, and communicates. Dental Intelligence smart tools work to make sure nothing falls through the cracks, while saving time, helping more patients, and increasing production. Among the smart tools:

  • Morning Huddle, a presentation automated with the click of a button, that in 15 minutes unites the dental team with clear and measurable goals, reviews yesterday, today, tomorrow and next week, celebrates victories and creates teaching moments.
  • Call Insight, a smart caller ID that improves patient experience and displays valuable patient opportunities.
  • Today’s Follow Ups, a daily communication assistant, auto-generates call lists for appointment confirmations, hygiene recare and unscheduled treatment.

“Benco Dental and Dental Intelligence share a passion for innovating to help dentists achieve more. This product delivers measurable results through a remarkable combination of hindsight, insight and foresight so users learn from what has already happened, respond better to what’s happening now and anticipate how to react smarter and more efficiently in the future.”

Terry Barrett, Chief Marketing Officer at Benco Dental.
Benco Dental will collaborate with Dental Intelligence, a leader in helping dental practices use actionable data to improve patient care, team collaboration, and practice profitability. Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, shown, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States Benco drives dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture while delivering a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide.

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip®customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM. Over 1,500 dedicated associates serve customers nationwide including 400+ sales representatives and 300+ factory-trained service technicians. Benco has been named one of Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for three consecutive years.

To learn more about Dental Intelligence software, used by thousands of dentists to manage and grow their practices, please visit: https://offers.dentalintel.com/benco-snapshot

Benco launches practice management solution powered by Open Dental software

Pioneers in open architecture, open source solutions for dentistry partner to deliver robust offerings, regular updates and affordability for every budget.

Benco Dental now offers Open Dental software, a total practice management solution for dental offices. Scalable for any practice size, this open source program designed by a dentist is available through the nation’s largest independent dental distributor.

“Open, not closed, is central to our philosophy on innovation. Partnering with Open Dental software to power Benco Dental Practice Management means we’re providing our valued customers with a proven, tested, affordable, continually improving solution, customized for us and backed by a robust support system of both Open Dental employees and users.”

Chuck Cohen, Benco Dental managing director

A pioneer in open architecture platform solutions, Benco Dental today presents its customers with another avenue for increased choice, rather than restrictive exclusives. Open Dental, based in Salem, Oregon was created in 2003 out of the belief that “powerful practice management software should also come with a price that’s within reach of every dentist”.

Among Open Dental’s robust offerings:

  • Powerful system. Reports are easy to generate, and the selection is comprehensive. Software optimizes workflow and lays the foundation for positive patient experiences. Paperless charting, online patient forms and text reminders generate easily. Claims process electronically to maintain a digital appointment book.
  • Effortless support. Expert telephone, chat and email available. Webinar training included. Software updates regularly and deploys rapidly. Automated features save time and energy.
  • Adaptable to every practice. Compatible withmost imaging software. Plug-ins and customization options available. Converts date from 200+ dental Product Management systems.
  • Affordable. Free trial. Low or no initial investment. Low Monthly support fees. Discount after 12 months.

Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest independent dental distributor in the United States, driving dentistry forward through innovative solutions and a caring family culture. Benco delivers a full array of supplies, equipment, technology and services to dentists nationwide. Benco Dental firsts include Painless® electronic ordering, automated supply management, BluChip®customer loyalty rewards, CenterPoint design/equipment superstores and OneVisitTM open architecture CAD/CAM.

To learn more about Benco Practice Management powered by Open Dental software, please contact your Friendly Benco Rep, call 1.800.GOBENCO or visit benco.com.

Chilly temps and even cooler dental innovations

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 

Benco Dental is driving dentistry forward with the newest and coolest technology doctors need in the form of its Six Neat Things promotion.

Z-Vac cleans and deodorizes systems and equipment.

While it’s cleaning and deodorizing, the Benco Brands Z-Vac concentrated Evacuation System Cleaner offers a neutral pH and leaves equipment smelling great with a fresh lemon fragrance. 

The Z-Vac Concentrated Evacuation System Cleaner from Benco Dental.

Used for cleaning and deodorizing systems and equipment, Z-Vac is compatible with amalgam separators and dissolves and destroys a wide range of dental debris. 

Among Z-Vac benefits: 

  • Non-foaming 
  • Biodegradable 
  • Premeasured bottle 

For more information on Benco Brands’ Z-Vac, click here.

Offer your patients affordable dentures with Nuvoflex’s Easy Denture 

With over 60 million people in the United States living life without even a single tooth in their mouth, Easy Denture can help provide full and bright smiles. 

Nuvoflex Easy Denture.

Once Easy Denture is in the patient’s hands, all he or she needs to do is follow simple steps: 

  • Place the denture in boiling water for 60 seconds 
  • Allow it to cool for 60 seconds
  • Fit it to the mouth shape
  • Create a tight suction by closing mouth and using a thumb to press against the top of the denture while sucking in.

Easy Denture costs a few hundreds of dollars in comparison to thousands of dollars for traditional dentures. 

Click here for more information on Nuvoflex’s Easy Denture.

Healthier gums? Look to Oral B GENIUS X Professional Exclusive and Oral B App

With the inclusion of Artificial Intelligence, the new Oral B GENIUS X provides real-time feedback to ensure best results from brushing.

Accessories offered with Oral B’s GENIUS X.

The power brush comes equipped with a timer to ensure that teeth are being brushed for a full two minutes as opposed to the 30-60 seconds that people brush on average.

GENIUS X benefits: 

  • Triple pressure control 
    • Reinforces gentle brushing 
  • Position detection 
    • Allows every zone to be targeted 
  • Customizable options with up to 12 different colors.

For more information on the Oral B GENIUS X, click here.

Enhance the protection, comfort of patients and staff with Provision New Safety Eyewear. 

The latest protective eyewear from Palmero offers everything from full-face shields and goggles to laser safety and bonding glasses. Every product offers comfort and affordability. 

Goggles offered in Palmero’s Provision New Safety Eyewear.

The Palmero Provision New Eyewear meets the 4 Cs of Safety Eyewear:

  • Certified – meets industry standards 
  • Clarity – high excellent optics with anti-fog and scratch resistance 
  • Comfort – ranges of frames, temple and nose bridge options to make the best fit 
  • Compliance – providing safety eyewear for everyone every day

Learn more about Palmero’s Provision New Safety Eyewear here.

Stay up to date with LED technology and Spring Health Product’s The CURE.

The CURE is the smallest, most powerful and durable LED curing light; now it features a wider lens. 

The CURE from Spring Health Products.

The LED has four diodes in the tip to provide a six-second cure at a wavelength capable of polymerizing most light-cured dental materials, even through porcelain. 

The CURE benefits: 

  • Lightweight (1.7 oz)
  • Slim, ergonomic design 
  • Durable, scratch resistant 
  • 11 mm lens
  • Easy disinfection 

The flat-back head and low-profile design ensure easy access to all areas of the mouth and the front and back power buttons allow for easy operations.

For more information on Spring Health Product’s The CURE, click here.

Use the Voco Traypurol Tabs to clean impression trays, instruments and more. 

Voco Traypurol tabs are simple to dose and use. Unlike traditional cleaning powders, the tabs automatically and completely dissolve in water. 

The Traypurol Tabs from Voco.

The Voco Traypurol Tabs:

  • Dissolve alginates and cements in a short amount of time
  • Are bio-degradable and pH-neutral 
  • Use gentle material – suitable for all rustproof metals and plastics

The solution is effective for up to 72 hours and doesn’t require the use of an ultrasonic cleaner. 

Click here to learn more about the Voco Traypurol Tabs.

It’s Thursday and Benco’s got #6NeatThings you should know about

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 

Benco Dental is #drivingdentistryforward with the newest and coolest technology doctors need in the form of its #SixNeatThings promotion.

Minimize waste and optimize price-effectiveness with Ivoclar Vivadent’s Adhese Universal.

Click and Bond! Universal adhesion arrives in an advanced delivery form.

Adhese Universal is a single-component, light-cured universal adhesive for direct and indirect bonding procedures that features compatibility with all etching techniques.

The Adhese Universal from Ivoclar Vivadent.

Adhese Universal is beneficial because it has high-bond strength and virtually no sensitivity. It’s also available in a traditional bottle, as well as a unique VivaPen delivery. 

The VivaPen offers advantages such as: 

  • Fast and convenient direct intra-oral application 
  • Lowest cost per application
    • Offers 190 single-tooth applicators 
  • 67% less material waste, compared to a conventional bottle 

Those interested in the Adhese Universal can read more about it here.

Dress your whole office staff in style with garments from Benco Brands 

Benco offers a variety of different garments to suit every need of your office: 

  • Benco Dental Premium Lab Coats 
  • Benco Dental Lab Coats 
  • ValuLine Lab Jackets 
  • Benco Dental Premium Isolation Gowns 
  • Benco Dental Isolation Gowns 
  • ValuLine Isolation Gowns 

Maxmize your comfort and keep your staff and your patients safe from cross-contamination with any of the garments offered by Benco Dental.

Click here to read more information on the garments. 

Get excellent material quality and outstanding processing characteristics for fast milling and polishing with the VITA SUPRINITY PC zirconia-reinforced block. 

The VITA SUPRINITY PC offers several benefits:

  • Partially crystalized 
  • Offers a fine grain 
  • Has high-accuracy share reproduction 
  • Has the strength of 541 MPa
VITA SUPRINITY PC 3 block options: A1-T, A2-T, A3-T.

The VITA SUPRINITY PC is even designed for minimal wall thickness which means it can be milled with very thin edges all while preventing any chipping.

When dealing with things like posterior and anterior crowns or veneers, don’t settle for anything less than the VITA SUPRINITY PC.

Learn more about the VITA SUPRINITY PC by clicking here

Never deal with accidental spillage again with Vista Dental Products’ Dripless Syringe 

When doing Endo irrigation procedures, protect you and your patients from the risk of bleach stains, damage to skin, eyes and oral mucosa. Costs no more than a standard syringe.

The pre-tipped syringes increase efficiency and lower costs from waste. 

The Dripless Syringe offered by Vista Dental Products.

The Dripless Syringe comes with several benefits: 

  • Reduced risk of bleach stains 
  • Reduced risk of skin irritation 
  • Reduced risk of damage to the eyes and oral mucosa 

The Dripless Syringe comes with 27ga side-vented needles that are tipped with the Appli-Vac Irrigating Tips, all while costing no more than a standard irrigating syringe. 

To learn more about Vista Dental Products’ Dripless Syringe, click here

Help your patients keep periodontal disease at bay with the Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel.

Fight bacteria in the pocket. Control and reverse early-to-late stages of periodontal disease. Perio Restore provides significant reduction of bacteria

The cleansing gel is a 1.7% hydrogen peroxide formula with mint flavor that helps reduces the effects of the disease when used in conjunction with personalized perio treatment trays between each dental visit. 

The Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel by DenMat.

The Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel can be used by a variety of patients: 

  • Those who have inconsistent homecare routines 
  • Those suffering from any stage of gum disease 
  • Those with extensive rotations like crowns, bridges or bonding 
  • Those who are high-risk during advanced medical treatments 

Click here to learn more about the Perio Restore™ Oral Cleansing Gel

The KaVo PROPHYflexTM 4 air polisher makes daily prophylaxis treatments easier, quicker and more thorough.

The KaVo PROPHYflexTM offers a seemless design that allows for disassembly, cleansing, disinfection, and the sterilization of the device to ensure the best possible infection control for patients. 

The KaVo PROPHYflexTM 4 is offered in a variety of colors.

The KaVo PROPHYflexTM 4 also offers several key benefits: 

  • Highly precise powder jet offers less powder mist
  • Narrow canal shape offers improved visibility during supragingival cleaning 
  • 360° rotation grip sleeve offers access to hard-to-reach spots 
  • Adjustable lengths for the handpiece offer the perfect fit for you 

Learn more about the KaVo PROPHYflexTM here

Heed some 200-year-old advice: Floss your teeth!

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A dispenser of Champion floss in the Benco Dental museum.

A large, heavy glass dispenser, filled with dental floss, is featured at the Benco Dental museum in Northeast Pennsylvania.  This “Champion” dental floss dispenser, from Johnson & Johnson, circa early 1900s, is much different from the lightweight, small floss dispensers we use today.  It has more in common with a paperweight. Still, the floss featured inside is not unfamiliar to people today.
When did flossing between teeth emerge as a health and hygiene practice? Turns out, dentists have been telling patients to floss since the early 19th century!

Quacks in the Profession

Floss came about due to the lack of professionalism in dentistry. Back in the early 19th century, the job of a dentist was not taken seriously. Most dentists of the time were little more than quacks. A Baltimore dentist in 1826 bemoaned this lack of respect in his book, Principles of Surgery:

This unsettled and vague state of practical Dental Surgery, not only exposes the profession and the unwary public to the errors of the dentist, but it also leaves the greatest opening for the most impudent and ignorant pretenders to assume a profession, which they utterly disgrace.… It is a well-known fact that there are quacks in every professions, and in every country; but it cannot be denied that they most particularly abound in the United States of America and England.

Dentists at that time didn’t know enough about how to prevent or treat tooth decay. They didn’t even know what caused it. One man was determined to improve the standing of dentists by learning all he could, and finding ways to help people keep their teeth intact. His name: Levi Spear Parmly. Born in Braintree, Vermont in 1790, he was a practicing dentist in New Orleans by 1818.

Slow Progress

Dr. Parmly stated he blamed the “slow progress of the dental sciences” for society’s lack of respect for dentistry. Parmly’s prescription for progress: “A great improvement of this department of surgery, will depend on pointing out to society the importance of preventing diseases of the teeth.”

Parmly vaguely suggested an institution for this kind of training and education, but nothing came of it. He decided to remedy his own deficiencies by heading to London in 1819, to learn all he could about dentistry. When he returned to America, he knew all there was to know at that time. He set up in New York and became one of the era’s most respected dentists. He believed that cavities were caused by foreign matter on the teeth and the best way to combat them was to keep the teeth very clean. He introduced flossing as the best way to prevent dental disease. It would take another 100 years for the idea to catch on.

In childhood, before the loss of the temporary teeth, the mouth should be regularly cleaned every evening,…the brush should at first be but gently applied, and then particular care taken to pass the waxed silk in the interstices, and round the necks of the teeth, where lodgements of the food (the causes of disease) are usually formed.

From Dr. Parmly’s book, A Practical Guide to the Management of the Teeth (1819).

Champion Floss to the Rescue!

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An ad for dental floss from 1945.

Despite advocating waxed silk to floss between teeth, evidence suggests that few people took up Dr. Parmly on his advice, as there was no commercial floss in the early 19th century.

*  In the early 1900s, Johnson & Johnson had entered the scene with their sterile waxed silk, Champion Floss, which was distributed in small, sterile tubes.
*By the early 1930s, floss was advertised in many major newspapers  throughout the U.S.
* By the 1940s, when silk became scarce due to the war effort, nylon was substituted and the rest is dental history.

Dr. Parmly was right all along:

Flossing is the best way to remove decay-causing food particles from your teeth. So whether you use old-fashioned waxed nylon floss, or Benco’s newest teeth-cleaning tool, the PRO-SYS® JetFloss, floss your teeth! Your mouth will thank you.

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Benco Dental’s newest tool for fighting tooth decay – the PRO-SYS Jet Floss.

About the Blogger

Guest blogger Jenn Ochman, Database Publishing Production Specialist in the Branding and Communication Department at Benco Dental, dedicates her time outside work to historical reenactment. She shares knowledge of dental history with TheDailyFloss.com readers on a monthly basis.