6 Neat Things to help you grow your practice

BB VPS Transfer Connector & Ribbon Holder

Never waste impression material again!

  • Transfer impression material left from one cartridge to another
  • Reusable ribbon holders enable a strong connection between cartridges
  • 100 transfer connectors & 5 ribbon holders

Read more about the VPS Transfer Connector & Ribbon Holder here.


Clorox Versa Sure Wipes

 

VersaSure Alcohol-Free Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes by Clorox –  Are you looking for a disinfectant wipe that is Alcohol-free with low odor and low residue? It kills bacteria and fungus, including MRSA and TB, in 2 minutes!

Read more about the Clorox Versa Sure Wipes here.


Gant Bibs

The only self-adhesive bib without tabs. No more bib chains to sterilize. Bibs stick to patient, with non-irritating/toxic adhesive. Repositionable, keeps patients clothing stain-free, twice the size of ordinary bibs. Four sizes Classic, Signature, Surgical and Pediatric.

GantGuard bibs are unlike any ordinary cloth, plastic and paper bibs. The new GantGuard™ Dental and Surgical Bibs protect more of the patient’s clothing while eliminating cross contamination. There is no more costly, cold and uncomfortable alligator clips, chains and sterilization and they free up storage space while saving practices’ money.
GantGuard bibs keep patient clothing clean, stain-free and dry and are almost twice the size of ordinary bibs.

Simply snap open the bib and the adhesive activates. The Dental and Surgical Bibs also reposition easily and are completely disposable, eliminating alligator clip sterilization and cross contamination. There is a perforated neck cut-out area covers clothing and collars, providing greater coverage and comfort.
They offer patented non-toxic, non-irritating adhesive that adheres easily and comfortably to cloth or skin and leaves no residue. Gant Bibs are ISO 10993-5 and ISO 10993-10:2010 Certified.

Gant bibs are proudly made in the USA and available in 2-ply and Blue, Mauve, Periwinkle, White or Gray. GantGuard Classic Dental bibs measure 18”x16” and 500 bibs per case, Signature Dental bibs measure 18” x 22” and Surgical bibs measure 19”x 29; both come 640 bibs per case, and Pediatric bibs measure 13.5” x 16.5” and come 800 bibs per case.

Read more about the Gant Bibs here.


Ivoclar Cervitec

Cervitec Plus varnish is formulated to protect at-risk, exposed and sensitive tooth surfaces. The proven combination of 1% chlorhexidine and 1% thymol firmly adheres to tooth surfaces creating a shield of long-lasting protection. Transparent clear varnish.

Read more about the Ivoclar Cervitecs here.


SciCan G4 Statclave

This Class B sterilizer has new features and a sleek design. Go from dirty to sterilized and dry in 38 minutes. The G4 technology connects and sends information to your smart devices so you can have vital notifications at your fingertips.

Read more about the SciCan G4 Statclave here.


VOCO Admira fusion xtra

One omni-chromatic shade. 4mm depth of cure. Easy to polish, highly stain resistant with a high gloss. Low initial shrinkage of only 1.25%. 100% BPA-Free. Non-stick handling. 84% filled with superior physical properties.

SIMPLICITY IN 1 SHADE

+ X-TRA

  • x-tra low shrinkage
  • x-tra depth of cure
  • x-tra high biocompatibility

Single-shade omni-chromatic restorative with a 4 mm depth of cure

  • Only ONE omni-chromatic shade; no guesswork and no more wasted shades
  • 4 mm depth of cure – saves time
  • Easy to polish, highly stain resistant with a high gloss
  • Exceptional longevity with low initial shrinkage of only 1.25 % (v/v)
  • 100% BPA-Free with no classic monomers for higher biocompatibility
  • Based on VOCO’s successful nano-ORMOCER Technology
  • Available in capsules and syringes
  • Non-stick handling
  • 84% filled with superior physical properties

Read more about the VOCO Admira fusion xtra here.

Benco Dental announces strategic collaboration with Dental Intelligence

The nation’s largest independent dental distributor aligns with Utah-based leader in the industry known for top software used to track, analyze, manage and grow dental practices.

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.

Dental Intelligence logo

“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.”

Weston Lunsford, CEO at Dental Intelligence.
Weston Lunsford, CEO at Dental Intelligence.

“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,” says Weston Lunsford, CEO at Dental Intelligence.

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,” said Terry Barrett, Chief Marketing Officer at Benco Dental.

Terry J. Barrett, Benco Dental Chief Marketing Officer

“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.”

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

ABOUT DENTAL INTELLIGENCE
Dental Intelligence is the world’s smartest software used by thousands of dentists to manage and grow their practices. Dental Intelligence simplifies the team’s daily activities that are most important in improving patient health and increasing profitability in the practice. To learn more, visit http://www.dentalintel.com/

ABOUT BENCO DENTAL
Benco Dental, headquartered in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is the largest privately-owned dental distributor in the United States, offering a full array of supplies, equipment and services to dentists across the nation.  Founded in 1930 by Benjamin Cohen, the company has remained focused on its unique mission to drive dentistry forward through innovative solutions and caring family culture. Within the past 88 years, the company has grown from a single downtown location to a national network that includes five distribution centers, and three design showrooms, one at the company’s Pa. headquarters, one in Southern California, and one in Texas. Benco, which has been named one of Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care and Biopharma for the past three years, one of the NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women for the second consecutive year, and Pennsylvania’s Best Places to Work® for 12 of the past 14 years, is proud to feature a highly skilled team of more than 400 professionally trained sales representatives and over 300 factory-trained service technicians. For more information, visit benco.com or call 1.800.GO.BENCO.

Fall brings cool temps, colorful leaves and new 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. 

The 6 Neat Things feature the 3M Xerostomia, Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes, SA Cement Universal, Formlabs Form 3, Gibson Healthcare Collagen Plugs and Benco Dental lab supplies.

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

Help patients relieve pain from dry mouth with the new 3M Xerostomia Relief Spray.

The professional-grade solution is designed to provide rapid, effective and convenient relief of xerostomia symptoms. The simple-to-use spray allows patients to apply it wherever and whenever they need to.

The Xerostomia Relief Spray from 3M.

The product offers several benefits that help relieve the uncomfortableness caused by dry mouth brings. These include: 

  • Rapid and long-lasting relief 
  • A lipid-based spray to moisturize the mouth 
  • The convenience of a spray nozzle – no mixing or rinsing needed 

Read more about the 3M Xerostomia here.

Extend the life of your upholstery with the Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes.

The wipes by Palmero Healthcare effectively protect, clean, and restore upholstery to ensure that it lasts longer.

The wipes are pre-moistened with an advanced water-based silicone formula.

The Palmero Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes.

The Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes can be used to sanitize a variety of surfaces such as: 

  • Leather 
  • Vinyl 
  • Plastic 
  • Rubber 
  • X-ray aprons 
  • Dental unit chairs 

To learn more about the Palmero Protectall Upholstery Cleaner Wipes, click here

Say goodbye to complicated bonding protocol with the Panavia SA Cement Universal.

The primer-free product allows for easy and quick cementation and offers high-bond strength to all materials, including:

  • Porcelain
  • Lithium disilicate 
  • Composite resin 
  • Zirconia 
  • Both Precious and Noble metal 
The Panavia SA Cement Universal.

The SA Cement Universal is suitable for a variety of procedures such as: 

  • Crowns and bridges
  • Inlays and onlays 
  • Posts
  • Adhesion bridges 

Click here to learn more about the SA Cement Universal.

Step into the world of 3D printing with Formlabs Form 3 Low Force Stereolithography

Using linear illumination and a flexible tank to turn liquid into resin prints, the Form 3 creates flawless prints every time. 

The Form 3 offers benefits on several fronts: 

  • Low cost-per-part printed
  • Most-used dental 3D printer in the world
  • Best quality at best price
  • Perfect fit and finish ensured
  • Open system: accepts any .stl file

The system constantly monitors print performance and allows the most creative ideas to be brought to life.

The Form 3 3D printer from Formlabs.

Integrated sensors help to maintain ideal print conditions and send alerts about the state of the machine.

Read more about the Formlabs Form 3 Low Force Stereolithography by clicking here

Heal and protect patients’ wounds with the Gibson Healthcare Collagen Plugs.

The highly-purified collagen plugs are porous, sterile and resorb within 30 days of application. Healthcare wound dressings also come in tape and foam form.

The Collagen Plugs from Gibson Healthcare.

The collagen plugs offer several key features and advantages:

  • Predictable in-vivo resorption 
  • Great handling characteristics 
  • Ability to suture or use tacks 
  • Moderate ability to be draped
  • Ability to be repositioned
  • Easy handling – does not stick to instruments 

To learn more about the Gibson Healthcare Collagen Plugs, click here

Get everything you need for labs all in one place with Benco Dental.

By offering a great choice and variety of flexibility, Benco Dental lab supplies are suited to fit every lab and every situation.

Some of the lab products offered by Benco Dental are shown above.

Benco Dental can supply doctors with all of the vital instruments they need to operate in a lab such as: 

  • Lab stones 
  • Plasters 
  • Pumice 
  • Acrylic 

For more information on Benco Dental lab supplies, click here.

Dental innovation in the air

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with the latest equipment and technology. 
As summer winds to its end, Benco Dental breezes in with a few advancements to consider, in the form of its Six Neat Things promotion.

The Six Neat Things featured from August 9 to 29 are, from left: TNN Needle Guide, GCI Tri Plaque ID Gel, Banditt Xtra Grip Forceps, Optimum+ NiTi Rotary Files, Ivoclar Vivadent’s Ivoclean and Mora Systems.

Bend Septodont Evolution needles more easily with the TNN Needle Guide

The TNN Needle Guide will allow dentists to more safely and effectively bend a Septodont Evolution needle to the 90° – 130° angle needed for the TNN Technique.

The TNN Needle Guide from Septodont provides pre-sterilization for single-use that protects patients from cross-contamination.

The TNN Needle Guide offers several features and benefits, which include:

The TNN Needle Guide allows needles to be more easily bent for dental procedures.
  • Guide for bending dental needles prior to use
  • Pre-sterilization for single-use that protects patients from cross-contamination
  • Groove to apply device to cannula of needle to protect against needle-stick injuries.

The guides can also be used in other dental procedures where dentists determine the need.

For more information on the TNN Needle Guide, click here.

Help your patients rid their teeth of stubborn plaque with the GC Tri Plaque ID Gel

This product allows patients to easily visualize the areas where they should concentrate and improve their brushing and flossing routine. It identifies areas were plaque still remains after teeth have been brushed.

The GC Tri Plaque ID Gel from GC America.

The GC Tri Plaque ID Gel offers several benefits, which include:

  • Ease of application and removal
  • Ability to assess the effect of dietary changes
  • Identification new, old, and extra-high caries risk plaque
  • Inclusion of sucrose to enhance acid-producing plaque

For more information on the GCI Tri Plaque ID Gel, click here.

Extend the life of your extraction forceps with the new Banditt Xtra Grip forceps

A Titan’s black Diamond Nano composite coating offers unique properties from natural diamonds, which gives the forceps a high micro-hardness, exceptional resistance when it comes to corrosion and even resistance to abrasive wear for up to 50 years. 

The Banditt Xtra Grip Forceps from A Titan.

These forceps offer many beneficial qualities that set them apart from their competitors:

  • Scratch-resistant
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Non-reflective in patients’ mouths

Additionally, the beaks of the forceps reduce hard- and soft-tissue damage. They also offer new beak innovation with biomechanics grooves that provide an unparalleled grip, compared to other forceps on the market.

Read more about the Banditt Xtra Grip Forceps here.

Efficiently and safely shape canals with the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files

This Benco Brands system offers file-to-file matches to other brands.

The different options offered from the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files shown above.

The Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files are compatible with the same motor, handpiece and setting as the other brands, so there’s no transition time.

Benefits of the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files include:

  • Shortened shaping time
  • Compatibility with existing handpieces and settings
  • Allowances for a wide range of canal morphologies

More information on the Optimum+ NiTi Rotary files can be found here.

Promote the formation of strong, permanent bonds with Ivoclar Vivadent’s Ivoclean

This universal paste effectively cleans the bonding surfaces of dental restorations that have been contaminated after intraoral try-in to create optimum conditions for the adhesive luting procedure.

Ivoclar Vivadent’s Ivoclean.

Ivoclean effectively cleans all types of restorative materials:

  • Glass-ceramics
  • Zirconium oxide ceramics
  • Aluminum oxide ceramics
  • Precious metal alloys
  • Base metal alloys
  • Lab-fabricated composite restorations

The economic and time-saving gel allows the try-in of pretreated restorations.

Click here to learn more about Ivoclar Vivadent’s Ivoclean.

Simplify office spaces and create better patient connections with Mora cabinetry

Mora from Herman Miller is a versatile casework solution that furnishes spaces across a facility and keeps people focused on each other.

A showcase of some of the work included in the Mora System by Herman Miller.

Mora cabinetry offers an alternative to traditional millwork and provides clean lines, thoughtful features and the ability for customization.

What does Mora offer?

  • Short lead times
  • Modularity
  • Field-replaceable parts
  • Modern healthcare design

Mora offers simple, yet elegant design features, all while keeping its functionality at the forefront of its purpose. This system allows doctors to achieve beautiful, well-running, practical office spaces.

Summer sizzle? Cool dental products 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. 
As the July temperatures sizzle outside, Benco Dental presents a few of cool advancements to consider in the form of their Six Neat Things promotion.

The Six Neat Things featured from July 19 to August 8, are, from left: Two Striper Dental Diamond Instruments, PRO-SYS™ JetFloss, Centrix NoMIX Temporary Cement, Ivoclar Vivadent 3s PowerCure System, and DCI Edge bluetooth dental chairs.

Fix faulty chairs in a snap with DCI Edge Bluetooth technology

The DCI Edge dental chairs offer Bluetooth technology for quick troubleshooting.

Now offering Bluetooth diagnostic capabilities, DCI Edge chairs allow dentists to get to the root of issues faster than traditional dental chairs.

What does this mean for your office?

  • Reduced downtime
  • Reduced service calls
  • Reduced disruption

The chairs are also equipped with a circuit board that communicates with a web app and stores error codes that aid in diagnosing problems both onsite and remotely.

The Bluetooth technology connects with a web app to make problem-solving easier.

How the technology benefits your office

The new Bluetooth DCI Edge chair technology saves time, money and frustration for both doctors and their patients.

The PRO-SYS JetFloss offers effortless flossing all through the power of water.

The PRO-SYS JetFloss.

This water-powered flossing system is more versatile and flexible compared to traditional dental floss.

With 12 quick connect tips, it’s easy to leave your whole mouth feeling clean.

  • Jet tip: reaches around teeth and under the gumline more effectively than floss.
  • Orthodontic tip: washes away plaque and particles around braces, bridges and crowns
  • Periodontal tip: provide cleanliness and comfort by massaging the gum tissue all while reaching into the pockets for a deep clean.
  • Tongue tip: keeps breath fresh by removing bacteria from the very back of the tongue.
Some of the tips offered with the PRO-SYS JetFloss from left to right: jet tip, orthodontic tip, peridontal tip and tongue tip.

On top of all of that, the PRO-SYS JetFloss even keeps your breath fresh with its tongue tip, which removes bacteria from the very back of the tongue, an area not easily reached by traditional toothbrushes or dental floss.

This water-powered flossing system is easy to clean and care for with self-contained tip storage and a large 800ml. water reservoir.

To learn more about the PRO-SYS JetFloss click here.

Never worry about a loose crown or bridge again with the Centrix NoMIX Temporary Cement.

The Centrix NoMIX Temporary Cement.

This single-component, moisture-activated temporary cement is a perfect short-term solution for loose crowns and bridges. The professional-strength cement saves both doctors and patients from making emergency trips to the office. The NoMIX Temporary Cement gives patients an alternative solution to provisional crown failures.

The take-home applicators help avoid unscheduled visits and late-night trips to the dentist office by allowing patients to temporarily reseat their own crowns.

What are Centrix’s NoMIX Temporary Cement benefits?

The NoMIX Temporary Cement comes in convenient take home tubes.
  • Ease of use, dispensing, cleaning and removal from prep
  • Syringe delivery for chairside application
  • Take-home applicators for patient use emergencies
  • Slight expansion upon setting for a tight margin seal
  • Low-film thickness
  • Eugenol-free, so it won’t interfere with resin placements

Learn more about the NoMIX Temporary Cement here.

Create long-lasting Class I and Class II adult composite restorations with Ivoclar Vivadent’s 3s PowerCure system.

Ivoclar Vivadent’s 3s PowerCure System.

By offering a three-second curing process, this system shortens the curing process greatly. The kit offers a variety of pieces that all aim to reduce the number of materials, shorten the process, lower the chance of errors and deliver high quality esthetics for your patients.

The 3s PowerCure offers automatic assistance that ensures reliable curing results. The curing light automatically detects movement of the handpiece and even alerts the user of improper use by vibrating and automatically extending the exposure time by 10%.

Items offered in the 3s PowerCure System Kit.

What’s included in the kit?

  • The Bluephase PowerCure curing light
  • The new Tetric Powerfill and Powerflow composites
  • The Adhese Vivapen bonding agent

For more info on the 3s PowerCure System, read about it on Benco’s website.

Make impressions even easier with DenMat’s The Gripper Double-Bite Impression Trays.

The Gripper Double-Bite Impression Tray by DenMat.

The Gripper® Double-Bite Impression Trays offer a versatile function of being both an impression tray, as well as an ergonomic thumb grip that doubles as a writing surface.

This impression tray is a metal-plastic hybrid that fits most patients and a comfort to VPS dual arch impressions. The slim profile and soft mesh lining offer maximum strength and accuracy without causing any discomfort to patients.

The Gripper Double-Bite Impression Trays offer:

  • multi-functional trays that fits most
  • ergonomic thumb grip that also doubles as a handy writing surface
  • double-reinforced design with wall grooves for superior material retention and precision

Read more about The Gripper Double-Bite Impression Trays here.

The Two Striper Diamond Dental Instruments offer diamonds that last longer and deliver faster than other brands.

The Assorted TSZtech 5-Pack of diamond dental instruments from Two Striper.

Two Striper burs are developed with a proprietary P.B.S. brazing process that is recognized as the best bonding system in the industry.

The Assorted TSZtech 5-Pack offers a variety of different instruments.

The Assorted TSZtech 5-Pack offers the highest-rated all-ceramic-cutting and is especially effective on today’s new generation of tougher ceramic materials

The Diamond Standard Two Striper offers many benefits such as fewer burs, less chair time and happier patients.

Check out more info on the Two Striper Diamond Dental Instruments here.

2D or not 2D? That is the question for dentists.

A 3D panoramic model offered by Carestream.

When should you stick with a 2D pan or make the switch to a 3D pan at a dental practice?

Both 2D and 3D panoramic images are useful when diagnosing and further treating dental patients. However, the two technologies cannot be used interchangeably, and there are situations where each would be a better fit. To make sure your patients receive the best treatment and care possible, it’s important to determine the different times each of these panoramic imaging technologies should be utilized.

What is 2D imaging?

2D panoramic imaging is most simply explained as a two-dimensional view of the three-dimensional oral cavity space. 2D pans use fan-like imaging to capture views of patients’ mouths and are most useful in common, simple procedures or diagnoses.

When are 2D pans most beneficial?

  • Diagnosing Tooth Decay. Since 2D images primarily highlight the teeth, it’s easy to see when something is amiss. In a situation where a patient is experiencing tooth decay, the use of 2D imaging can help identify the issue quickly.
  • Diagnosing Bone Loss. For similar reasons, bone loss in and around the oral cavity can also be examined and repaired with the help of a 2D panoramic image.
  • Routine Check-ups. 2D imaging is crucial to help the everyday flow in an office. Keeping up to date on patients’ records is simple with 2D imaging. With reduced amounts of radiation exposure, regular updates of patients’ oral cavities serve as references when identifying any implications they may be facing.
A 3D panoramic X-ray model offered by Kavo.

3D pans in the spotlight

3D pans use Cone Beam Computed Technology to produce three-dimensional images that offer height, width and depth. Useful in more intricate procedures, they can also help diagnose seemingly unsolvable issues.

CBCT offers insight as to the location of nerves and blood vessels to ensure a more accurate depiction of the patient’s oral anatomy. 3D pans are often used for more serious procedures or diagnoses.

When are 3D pans most beneficial?

  • Placing Dental Implants. Thanks to a seemingly infinite amount of information on a patient’s oral cavity the 3D pan offers, a doctor can be completely certain when deciding where to place an implant.
  • Identifying Bone Defects. CBCT offers a higher percent of sensitivity when detecting artificial bone. It can also aid in identifying bone destruction from a tooth infection.
  • Extraction of Wisdom Teeth. For a complicated procedure like extracting implanted teeth, having a full array of knowledge is vital. With 3D pans, doctors can view everything from the nerves in a patient’s oral cavity to sinuses. Having this knowledge ensures a smooth and painless procedure.
A 3D panoramic X-ray model offered by Vatech.

Ready to take the next step?

Benco Dental offers cone beam imaging solutions that for any panoramic X-ray need.

  • Benco Dental can open doors to industry leading manufacturers like Carestream Dental, Vatech and Kavo.
  • The result: unprecedented treatment planning and patient communication capabilities, along with world-class service and support.
  • Contact your Friendly Benco Rep today at 1.800.GOBENCO

Is polishing better than glazing? One expert says yes.

In a recent article for Dental Creations, Jim Emmons, CDT, FNBC explores the topic. Emmons, who has developed many techniques for dentistry such as The Spectrafire Air Brush System and Wet Palette Humidors, among others, has published books such as The Aesthetic Edge: Bioluminescent Color and Ceramics and The Spectrafire Digital Shade Communication System.

“The advent of pre-shaded zirconia is making the benefits of polishing superior over glazing. Polishing takes less process time as you do not have to fire the restoration again. By the time you shade and glaze the restoration and then fire the crown again, glazing will add 40 minutes to your process time.

When determining how to finish your restorations, all the evidence points to polishing. Polishing of a restoration is the gift of excellence to the patient and the reputation of quality for the technician.”

Jim Emmons, CDT, FNBC

Emmons cites an article published by Dr. D. Nathanson in 2011, that distinguished between polishing versus glazing of zirconia.

“He did a study at Boston University named, ‘1650 Human Enamel Wear Against Four Dental Ceramics in Vitro.’ In this study, he found that ‘at 600,000 strokes, the polished zirconia caused significantly less wear to enamel than the glazed zirconia.’ He also concluded, ‘the polished zirconia remained unchanged, but the glazed zirconia showed significant loss of the glaze layer.'”

Dr. D. Nathanson
Jim Emmons, CDT, FNBC

Why does Jim Emmons suggest Z-Shine Diamond Polish by Dental Creations, ltd.?

Z-Shine Diamond Polish, according to Emmons:

  • Is not an industrial repackaged product. This polish was specifically designed to polish zirconia and lithium di-silicate ceramics.
  • Requires use of only a #11 soft bristle brush for 30-45 seconds total to polish all four sides of any restoration, Z-Shine Diamond Polish.
  • Requires only quick and easy clean up with a small tooth brush and soapy water.

Want to learn more about how Z-Shine Diamond Polish offers high

quality, restoration longevity, and time savings? Read Jim Emmons complete article: https://dentalcreationsltd.com/to-glaze-or-not-to-glaze/

Innovation doesn’t take a summer vacation

The nation’s largest family-owned dental distributor strives to make it simple to stay up to date with all of the latest equipment and technology.
Benco Dental presents a few of these advancements.

The four products featured from left: Digital Doc XTG, RelyX Luting Plus, TPH Spectra ST and Benco Brands Natural Extensions

Give your work a flawless finish with the TPH Spectra ST.

The TPH Spectra ST Universal Composite Restorative

When Dentsply Sirona added SphereTEC™ filler to TPH Spectra composite, the benefits were numerous.

TPH Spectra ST Advanced granulated spherical fillers were designed with a well-defined particle size distribution and surface microstructure that work together with a trusted resin matrix to enhance handling and esthetics.

Their extra step: Asking the experts — the clinicians — which product improvements could make the composite more valuable to their patients and more efficient in their process?

Those answers drove the innovation. The new and improved TPH Spectra ST offers optimized handling, enhanced chameleon blending and improved durability; all of the things that matter to dentists most. The TPH Spectra ST makes this process even easier by offering five ‘Cloud’ shades that cover the full VITA® range that help make procedures more efficient.

The TPH Spectra ST offers a variety of shades to ensure the perfect match.

For more information on the TPH Spectra ST, click here.

Gear up for any visit with the Natural Extensions nitrile air gloves.

The Natural Extension nitrile air gloves by Benco Brands

This new, high-tech exam glove offers protection but also yields freedom and range of motion

The Natural Extension makes it possible to forget you’re wearing gloves. Natural Extensions nitrile air practically disappear on your hands, so you can focus on what you’re feeling. Refresh your routine with the glove that’s more like an extension of your own skin.

  • The best tactile-sensitivity
  • Non-sterile
  • Single-use Only
  • Nitrile, powder-free

Read more about the Natural Extensions here.

Say goodbye to cement messes with the RelyX Luting Plus

The RelyX Luting Plus by 3M ESPE

RelyX Luting Plus offers an assist with procedures like cementing a Zirconia crown.

By offering better bond strength and easier cleanup compared to other leading RMGI cements, the RelyX Luting Plus by 3M ESPE is formulated to make every day procedures like PFMs (porcelain fused to metal) and metal, or pediatric, crowns faster and more reliable.

For convenience, the RelyX Luting Plus is also available in the Clicker Dispenser for trial usage.

For more info on the 3M RelyX Luting Plus, check it out on our website.

Don’t let your old X-ray machine hold you back.

The Digital Doc XTG portable X-ray system

The Digital Doc XTG portable X-ray system produces high quality, diagnostic X-rays for both film and digital sensors.

This device benefits dentists by offering the freedom of movement and the removal of clunky X-ray equipment. However, it can still be mounted on tripod or arms for added stabilization.

Benefits include:

  • Rechargeable Battery (at least 150 exposures per charge)
  • Low Patient Exposure
  • Camera-like Operation
  • Ease of Use
  • Portability for Multi-Operatory Use
  • Film, Plate and Sensor Capability
  • 60 Kv Frequency X-Ray

Click here for more info on the Digital Doc XTG.

Let’s talk about dentin.

Whether providing outstanding adhesion to dentin or creating an all-in-one dentin substitute, Septodont is delivering innovation. Two unique products stand out in the recent offerings: a root canal sealer, BioRoot™ RCS Mineral-based RC Sealer, and an all-in-one dentin substitute, Biodentine.

BioRoot RCS from Septodont. Bioactive mineral root canal sealer.
BioRoot RCS from Septodont, bioactive mineral root canal sealer.

Got a tooth in trouble? This outstanding adhesive seals the solution.

BioRoot™ RCS Mineral-based RC Sealer, created from pure calcium silicate, is monomer-free, which ensures zero shrinkage.

How does it present a tight seal with single cone obturation? Outstanding adhesion to dentin and gutta-percha points. BioRoot continues the sealing process in the presence of moisture.

A convenient hand-mix presentation offers a few additional benefits:
•• Full control of the final viscosity
•• Reduced risk of cross contamination compared to in-mouth inserted syringes
•• Less material waste through hand dosage of powder.

See case results at: https://www.septodontusa.com/products/bioroot-rcs
Order BioRoot RCS at: https://shop.benco.com/Product/4854-320/bioroot-rcs-kit

One material, seven uses.

Biodentine, an all-in-one dentin substitute can be used for a base/liner, direct and indirect pulp capping, pulpotomies (under stainless steel crowns), root perforations and apical surgeries.

Made from the highest purity mineral, it offers versatility and excellent sealing properties. It acts quickly (sets in 10-12 minutes) so that full restorations can be completed in one office visit.

It does not stain, offers excellent radiopacity, and eliminates surface preparation and the bonding required due to the micro-mechanical anchorage. 

How does it save teeth? Biodentine features a higher compressive strength than dentin, it preserves pulp, and promotes pulp healing, which in most cases eliminates root canal therapy. 

Read the clinical results: https://www.septodontusa.com/products/biodentine

Order Biodentine: https://shop.benco.com/Product/4322-798/biodentine-bioactive-dentin-substitute-box-of-15?SearchId=3bb78eb3-6ff9-4b6e-aff4-687b03709150

How to buy a dental chair: Start with 3 simple questions.

Want to be sure you select the right chair for your dental office?

The needs of every dental office and its patients vary. Sure, some general guidelines may stretch across the entire profession of dentistry, but when it comes down to it, what does your chair need to be capable of to suit you and your patients?

The process of buying a dental chair is simple when it’s broken down into three categories: function, fabric and color.


Fusion Package from Forest Dental, shown, features a patient chair with flip-down armrests that make it easy for your patients to get in and out.
  1. Function. What do you need your chair to do?
    How intricate do you want the controls to be? The Midmark UltraComfort Dental Chair (shown at top) offers four programmable presets to create effortless placement of both the patient and the chair. Do you need it to recline a little or a lot? How much do you need it to raise or lower? How accessible does it need to be? The Fusion Package from Forest Dental, shown above, features a patient chair with flip-down armrests that make it easy for your patients to get in and out. Backrest — narrow or wide? Select a chair that can do all that you need it to.
DCI Edge Series 5 Chair, shown, offers four layers of memory foam to ensure patients are always comfortable.

2. Fabric. What makes your patients the most comfortable?
From Ultraleather to pearlized or nauga soft upholstery, the material of your chair matters. A chair with memory foam like the DCI Edge Series 5 Chair (shown above) offers four layers of memory foam to ensure patients are at ease. Also, select a fabric that remains clean with everyday use.

The 1800 Spirit Dental Chair from Pelton & Crane, shown, is available in 37 color options.

3. Color. How can a chair complement your color scheme? Match your dental chair to the rest of your equipment, finishes and overall style. The 1800 Spirit Dental Chair from Pelton & Crane (shown above) is available in 37 color options. The color of your chair should not only match the office but should also balance it.

How does Benco make selecting a dental chair easy?

When renovating an operatory or dental office, there are many factors to consider. Benco Dental makes it easy with CenterPoint design showrooms located in California, Texas and Pennsylvania. Visit one of the locations to meet with an Equipment Specialist and test drive a huge selection of dental chairs. A wide range of options are guaranteed to fit every office and every budget.
Call 1.800.GOBENCO to learn more.