First Truly Cordless Prophy Handpiece Allows Complete Freedom of Movement and Choice
DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, recently unveiled the StarDental® iStar Cordless Prophylaxis Handpiece at this year’s California Dental Association’s (CDA) Spring Session. Designed to make dental hygiene procedures fast and easy, the iStar is the first true cordless prophy handpiece that allows full freedom of movement and is compatible with all disposable prophy angles.
The lightweight, well-balanced, cordless design of the iStar is ergonomically designed for optimum freedom of movement and comfortable use. Free of extraneous handpiece tubing, the iStar relieves wrist stress caused by cord drag while providing superior accessibility with less effort to posterior regions during prophylaxis procedures. Moreover, the need for a foot pedal is eliminated, freeing the user of extra operatory obstacles. The iStar also comes with a storable charger.
With the highest torque (2.0 Ncm) of any cordless prophy handpiece currently available, the iStar is equipped with consistent steadfast power comparable to air-driven handpieces. The unwavering stable rotation provides reliable and comfortable operation for fast, effective dental hygiene procedures.
Operated by an easily accessed single multi-function button, the iStar offers multiple speed settings. A 5-speed control of 500- 2,500 rotations per minute allows for numerous procedures to be performed from tooth polishing to treatment with seamless automatic speed adjustment. The iStar accepts all disposable prophy angles (with the exception of the RDH Freedom) giving the hygienist the freedom to choose any one of multiple angles depending on patient preference, procedure, or polishing paste preferred. The small, battery operated device delivers three continual hours of use with variable speed performance.
Optional disposable sleeves are available for the iStar that create an ideal fit and improved grip while providing increased infection control and safety compliance. The iStar system carries an 18-month warranty.
For more information about, or to request a demo on, the new iStar cordless prophy handpiece, please visit www.dentalez.com/iStar.
We’re proud to announce that our NuSimplicity chair has been featured in the independent, April 2015 Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report®.The article, “Ergonomics and the Patient Chair,” covers the day-to-day challenges and solutions regarding ergonomics and work-related pain. CR exposes the high prevalence of pain in the industry stating that, “Estimates of back and neck pain among clinicians are astounding, with some studies showing over 80% of dentists and staff affected.” Clinicians Report suggests that this pain problem be addressed with a multifaceted approach including taking breaks to stretch throughout the day and keeping your procedure schedule varied to avoid repetitive movements. Another important step to managing pain is selecting the right patient chair – that’s where the NuSimplicity comes in.
“The NuSimplicity chair combines ergonomic design principles with patient comfort and functionality…
- Convenient controls
- Fast and smooth operation
- Very good access for under chair and good access around patient
- Very good patient comfort”
– Clinicians Report
The article concludes, “Developing and maintaining a neutral working posture minimizes risk of repetitive strain injury and back and neck problems. When positioning the patient, clinical access and clinician ergonomics should be of primary importance. Select a patient chair that allows operator close access to the patient with a thin and narrow back so the clinician’s legs can go under or straddle the patient without the operator leaning over. The NuSimplicity chair was designed for and has many desirable features for excellent ergonomics.”
UPCOMING EVENT: CDA Anaheim
We’re excited to see everyone next week at the California Dental Association Presents: The Art and Science of Dentistry! CDA Anaheim is one of the largest dental conventions in the nation where attendees can expect to see the latest and greatest in technological advancements. With hundreds of product launches from over 550 companies, there is something for everyone, not to mention the convention has the added benefit of being conveniently located to Disneyland! Not registered yet? There is still time to sign up!
At our DentalEZ® booth, #1160, you’ll be able to:
- Learn about our products, including the recently introduced Sterilization Center and Amalgam HoG. And, come see our brand new iStar Cordless Prophylaxis handpiece make its formal debut!
- Be the star! Stop by on Thursday afternoon to get your complimentary digital caricature especially created for you by JK Expressions. You’ll also have a chance to win a free iStar handpiece! If you aren’t the lucky winner, you can always take advantage of our launch special: Order an iStar before May 15th and get $100 off!
- Expect great savings! As always, enjoy money saving offers when you place your orders at the booth.
And, if you’d like to take a deeper dive and learn even more about the iStar, join Rick Gross, a DentalEZ Senior Product Manager at 12:00 pm on Saturday as he discusses the iStar as part of the Update on Products New to the Market! Lecture, moderated by Tricia Osuna.
See you next week!
Each year on April 22nd, we celebrate Earth Day. It’s a day meant to remind us of how important it is to treat the planet with care, not just today but every day. The day-to-day ways in which you help the environment, like turning off the water while brushing your teeth absolutely matter. However, there’s simply no substitute for implementing more substantial changes in your dental practice. DentalEZ has proudly offered green dentistry products for years. From the operatory to your utility room, here’s just some of what we have to offer.
Our StarDental LubeFree handpieces substantially reduce the waste your office creates by eliminating the need for additional oil cans.
Our EverLight LED Operatory Light uses 70% less energy than a typical halogen light and lasts 27,000 hours longer…that’s 10x longer!
And, our newest addition, the Amalgam HoG is leading the industry in filtration. Its high efficiency filtration system is designed to safely and effectively remove harmful waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Powered by Apavia®, the HoG uses advanced vacuum technology and has an industry-leading retention rate of 99.7%.
Check out our Green Dentistry page to learn about all of our environmentally conscious product offerings!
Happy Earth Day!
Join Judy Bendit as she presents an ergonomics centered webinar, “Repetition Works …Except When it Hurts” on Tuesday, April 28th at 7:00PM (4:00PM PST).
DentalEZ happily hosts this CE webinar in which participants will review some of the many ergonomic challenges dental professionals face each day and learn about ways to overcome them.
Judy will review seated positions while treating patients, patient positioning, and eliminating negative repetitions by replacing them with positive approaches, along with many other ergonomic topics. If you’d like to learn more, registration for the webinar is now open.
As a longtime advocate of ergonomics in dentistry, Judy has been invited to present at over 300 dental and hygiene meetings in the United States and Canada. She holds an Adjunct Faculty position in the Periodontal Department, Temple-Kornberg School of Dentistry and is a volunteer for the Global Smile Foundation performing community outreach around the world. In recognition of her expertise as a presenter, Judy has been recognized for several years as a “Top Leader in Dental Education” by Dentistry Today. She has been a longstanding member of the ADHA and a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Dental Hygiene. Learn more about Judy by visiting her website, www.judybendit.com.
Register for the webinar!
The Oral Cancer Foundation issued a press release yesterday, continuing their efforts to increase awareness for oral cancer. We’re honored to be a part of the work they do!
"NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., April 9, 2015 -- April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. 2015 marks the 16th year that The Oral Cancer Foundation has led the effort to raise awareness of this disease and the need for an annual screening….Our private sector corporate partners include Bristol-Myers Squibb, Henry Schein Dental, LED/VELscope, OralID and Identafi. The university partners this year are NYU, Penn Dental Medicine, and Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Primary risk factors for developing an oral or oropharyngeal cancer:
- Tobacco use in all its forms
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- A persistent HPV16 (human papilloma virus #16) oral infection
Oral cancer signs and symptoms identifiable in a conventional visual and tactile screening:
- An ulcer or sore that does not heal within 2-3 weeks.
- A discoloration on the soft tissues of the mouth that persists. It may be white, red, or even blackish in color.
- A swelling or lump in the mouth that persists. This also applies to a tonsil that is swollen but painless.
- Any abnormality that bleeds easily when touched. (friable)
- A lump or hard spot in the tissue. (induration)
- Tissue raised above that surrounding it, a growth. (exophytic)
- A sore under a denture, which even after adjustment of the denture, still does not heal.
- A numb feeling in the mouth or lips.
- Persistent sore throat, hoarse voice, or cough.
- A painless fixated lump felt on the outside of the neck, which has been there for at least two weeks.
- Difficult or painful swallowing, or a painless sensation that when swallowing things are becoming stuck in your throat.
- An ear ache on one side (unilateral) which persists for a protracted period of time."
Read the Oral Cancer Foundation’s entire press release.
DentalEZ is here to help!
If you’re an Identafi owner providing a free oral cancer screening event during April, we can help! We’ll provide all the necessary disposables, promotional information and patient literature free of charge! Request materials.
If you’re expecting a large crowd, we’ll even loan you an extra Identafi unit!
If you aren’t an Identafi user yet, if you purchase an Identafi Oral Cancer Screening System in April, you'll save $300!
Or, save $900 when you upgrade from a Velscope to an Identafi Oral Cancer Screening System.
DentalEZ® Enhances Family of NextGen® Dental Cabinets With Two New Additions
We're pleased to announce two recent additions to our DentalEZ® NextGen® line of dental cabinets, the new NextGen® Sterilization Center and NextGen® Basic Cabinets.
The efficient design of the NextGen Sterilization Center provides the entire dental team with all necessary requirements for a seamless sterilization process in one Single Flow Center.
- Spacious upper storage cabinets equipped with luminous task lighting
- Glove, soap, and towel dispenser
- An equipment tower with pull-out shelves and open storage spaces
- A deep drop-in sink with faucet/spray
- Tapmaster® hands-free faucet control
- Stainless steel waste drop with basket
- Two enclosed pull-out surfaces for equipment
The DentalEZ NextGen Sterilization Centers are available in four Single Flow Center sizes: 72", 96", 120", or 144" and can be completely customized per size or design to fit specific practice requirements.
In addition, the new NextGen Basic Cabinet line consists of three economical workstations ergonomically designed for workflow efficiency and ease of use. The NextGen Basic Team Workstation and its left-to-right pivoting mobile work surface hold either duo or assistant only instrumentation. The thin, tapered work surface is designed for ease of use during procedures and can be conveniently moved out of the work area with an effortless left or right gliding motion.
Other NextGen Basic Team Workstation features include:
- Upper storage module with two spacious cabinets
- Luminous task lighting
- A built-in electrical outlet with powder-coated aluminum trim to accommodate ancillary devices
- Clean water system
- Easy access drop-down pull-out front shelf for additional storage.
- Base drawers (optional soft close)
The NextGen Basic Doctor’s and Assistant’s Workstation (side workstation) is equipped with side cabinets that are available in a wide variety of door and drawer configurations to meet each unique practice requirement. Features include:
- Spacious storage drawers
- Convenient countertop metal trash drop
- Standard single lever stainless steel faucet
- Stainless steel sub-base with adjustable feet for leveling cabinets
- Optional Tapmaster foot-activated faucet control
- Optional soap dispenser
- Optional finished back panel
The NextGen Basic Dual Access Workstation (DAWS) is a shared workstation ideal for dual open bay operatory layouts. The Basic Dual Access Workstation is available in three models:
- DAWS Model A includes a privacy panel
- DAWS Model B includes a doctor’s console
- DAWS Model C includes x-ray bi-fold doors
Features of the NextGen Basic Dual Access Workstation include:
- An aesthetically pleasing stainless steel shared sink section
- Countertop-mounted stainless steel trash drop
- Numerous storage areas including: accessory item drawers, a customized storage area (available in numerous configurations of doors and drawers), a sink plumbing area, and a trash waste area
- A sub-base with adjustable feet for leveling cabinets
- Spacious upper-level storage area
- Easy-load glove, cup, and towel dispensers
- Access panel that can be used for a cabinet-mounted light or x-ray
- Tapmaster foot-activated faucet control
Heather Trombley Appointed President, Interim President Vickie Waitsman Returns to Role of Vice President, General Counsel
Malvern, PA (March 31, 2015) – DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Trombley as President, effective March 31, 2015. Trombley succeeds former President Gordon Hagler who announced his retirement in July 2014 following almost a decade of service with DentalEZ.
Following Hagler’s retirement, Vickie Waitsman stepped in as Interim President for approximately nine months. Waitsman has been Vice President, General Counsel of DentalEZ for over 20 years and will remain an active officer of DentalEZ, returning to her original role within the company while transitioning president responsibilities over to Trombley.
“Heather has my complete endorsement and support,” remarked Waitsman. “Her background and leadership qualities make her the ideal choice to lead DentalEZ. I look forward to working closely with her.”
Trombley comes to DentalEZ with 25 years of business leadership. Most recently, she was Vice President of Marketing for CONMED Corporation's orthopedics division before which she led Hall Power and Service, a $150M global powered instrument business. Trombley holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
"DentalEZ is a great company with a long legacy in the dental industry for product quality and service,” remarked Trombley. “I am both delighted and honored by the opportunity to lead this company in continuing to provide outstanding solutions for dental professionals."
“We are extremely grateful for all of Vickie’s substantial contributions and leadership not only within our organization but to the dental industry as a whole,” remarked Jeffrey E. Perelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DentalEZ. “I have much confidence that this transition of leadership will be seamless and that our new President will continue to uphold DentalEZ as an industry leader. Heather has the perfect mix of business leadership and product management knowledge needed to propel our company to the next level of greatness.”
The RAMVAC Amalgam HoG made its official debut at the Chicago Midwinter Meeting just a few weeks ago. If you weren't able to attend the CMW and you're interested in learning more about the HoG, this post is for you!
The new RAMVAC® Amalgam HoG is a high efficiency filtration system designed to safely and effectively remove harmful waste in an environmentally responsible manner. Powered by Apavia®, the Amalgam HoG employs advanced vacuum technology and has an industry-leading retention rate of 99.7%.
The Amalgam HoG provides dental practices and patients with economical and environmentally conscious water purification. The Amalgam HoG is equipped with an advanced cyclonic filtration system that efficiently and effectively separates and removes amalgam, mercury, alloy, and other unsafe contaminants from the waterline, protecting and extending the lifespan of the vacuum pump and virtually eliminating harmful waste into the environment.
The Amalgam HoG has a large tank capacity and is durably designed to safely and reliably service up to 10 water systems at one time. The large replacement canisters reduce the frequency of necessary change outs and are universally molded with industry-standard connections that fit all existing installed units. The simple design allows canisters to be removed and replaced without tools. Moreover, the Amalgam HoG has a clear exterior, providing users with visual fill level inspection and making replacement easily identifiable. All replacement canisters are environmentally safe and recyclable.
The Amalgam HoG provides ease of maintenance with no traps to deal with and, depending on the plumbing system, allows ambidextrous installation and replacement. The patented no-tool necessary housing allows for easy access to the filter for extremely simple replacements. Amalgam HoG filters come with a unique handle for lightweight and easy removal, a bag for proper disposal, and a double O-ring bottom canister exchange.
In addition, the Amalgam HoG complies with all existing and pending state regulations. The Amalgam HoG meets all proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations and is compatible with all new standards, preparing users with early compliance. The Amalgam HoG is NSF certified ISO 11143:2008, and also complies with the American Dental Association’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) that protect the dentist, staff, and patient.
The DentalEZ March Dealer Newsletter is now available! If you're a DentlalEZ partner and you aren't getting these delivered to your inbox, go ahead and subscribe. This month we share promotions, price reductions and new product offerings!