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Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:26

Amalgam Separator Rule Reinstated

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Removing mercury from the dental practice (and from the environment) is a good thing, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring dental offices to effectively manage dental amalgam discharges into sewer systems.  According to new EPA regulations, effective July 14, 2017, all dental offices must have begun the utilization of amalgam separators by July of 2020. The facilities that place or remove amalgam will be required to collect and recycle scrap amalgam, as well as clean the chair side traps with non-bleach or non-chlorine cleanser so as not to release mercury. Compliance to this updated regulation will reduce annual discharge of mercury by 5.1%, a significant reduction. Dental offices can meet this standard by using, properly operating, and maintaining a dental amalgam separator certified to achieve at least 99% reduction of total mercury.

As more information about the environmental impact of amalgam waste becomes available, the dental industry is responding with advances in its technology to capture and recycle this waste. Amalgam separators are solids collectors that capture the amalgam and remove it along with other sedimentation that flows through the dental waste stream, functioning with the use of the vacuum and the waste water flow. Building a reputation as an environmentally friendly practice can do much more than generate new patients. The better a practice’s reputation, the more talented employees you can attract, and the more loyalty you can inspire in patients. Promoting proper amalgam disposal can be included as one important aspect of your conscientious practice.

That’s why DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions offers the RAMVAC® Hg5 Amalgam Separator. This easy-to-operate and maintenance-free separator integrates well with our dry vacuum systems to reduce sludge buildup in the air-water separator tank, meaning less time and money spent on vacuum maintenance and repair. With a transparent, easy-to-change collection container that requires no tools, the Hg5 is available in multiple sizes to fit any practice and can be wall-mounted or free-standing. This separator is functional for both wet and dry vacuum sizes, is compact to save space, and has a flexible design for hard-to-fit applications. The RAMVAC Hg5 Amalgam Separator helps you meet the new EPA regulations and takes care of waste management and recycling so you don’t have to. Contact your local DentalEZ rep to learn more!

At DentalEZ®, we pride ourselves on providing some of the best possible products in the dental industry. The StarDental® 430 Series of high-speed handpieces has been our best seller over the past several years, and each piece within this series is equipped with many innovative technologies that set them above the rest. These technologies include a ceramic bearing turbine that is harder and lighter than stainless steel; steam resistant solid glass rod fiber optics; and a small head design that improves accessibility, visibility, and speed. Overall, this series of handpieces is geared toward increasing efficiency, speed, and ease while maintaining quality and integrity.

Last year, we introduced the latest model in this line of revolutionary products, known as the 430 Torque. Ergonomically designed with a stylish satin finish, the 430 Torque delivers both power and choice to the user. An Independent Study conducted by The Dental Advisor resulted in the 430 Torque displaying the highest watts of power at 27 watts and maximum power output when compared to competing brands.

 In addition to the small head, ceramic bearing turbine, and option of fiber optics, the 430 Torque comes with several other attributes that contribute to its success. Dual air drive control produced by the double bucket rotor design maximizes airflow to the turbine and delivers powerful performance, while the unique vortex washer is designed to minimize debris “suck back” into housing and prevent damage. The unique dual beam bifurcated glass design prevents shadowing in front of the bur, and the co-axial water spray optimizes the direction of spray and water pressure, cooling the bur and flushing the operatory site. Finally, the 100% stainless steel body provides a durable instrument and ensures the long-lasting benefits of the 430 Torque.

Learn more or request a 430 Torque demo at www.DentalEZ.com/430Torque or review our entire selection of StarDental handpieces at www.DentalEZ.com/StarDental

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 15:20

DentalEZ Celebrates 2017 World Otter Day!

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May 31st 2017 is World Otter Day.

In honor of the RAMVAC® Otter dental separation tank, DentalEZ® is celebrating World Otter Day by raising awareness about the plight of otters. Otters are being illegally hunted worldwide which is dramatically declining the population of 12 of the 13 otter species.


RAMVAC Utility, a DentalEZ Integrated Solutions brand, named a line of our lines of Dental Vacuum Tanks the “Otter Tank” because they are strong and water-tight.

Otters:

  • Strength: Otters display great power via their tails, which help propel them great distances.
  • Water-Tight: Otters have the amazing ability to close their noses and mouths to a water tight seal in order to dive deep underwater.
  • Intelligence: Otters are one of the few mammals who have learned to use tools, using rocks to pry open shellfish.

 Otter Tanks:

  • Proven strength and toughness
  • Non-corrodible advanced polymer
  • Large, clog resistant drain valve
  • Easy-access top inlet and pump connections
  • Allows multiple “tank + vacuum unit” configurations
  • Easily configured for suspended installation
  • 12" height extender available to raise drain valves

Learn more about RAMVAC’s Otter Tank here, or their adorable, quasi-aquatic namesakes here.

 

Friday, 19 May 2017 12:32

Product Category Spotlight: Dental Chairs

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Every dental office is unique, including a varying number of doctors, hygienists, assistants, and of course, patients. At the center of each operatory is the apex, the dental chair. Wouldn’t it be nice to know you have the best access to work on your patients, without injuring yourself?

Our ergonomically designed dental chairs are the solutions to this challenge. All DentalEZ chairs boast a thin, narrow back to provide clear sight lines and direct access to the oral cavity, so you can focus on the patient..

The New CORE™ Chair

 

Our new CORE chair provides great support and helps patients stay relaxed for a positive dental experience. Featuring an extremely strong baseplate and stable footprint, the CORE Chair situates patients in an ideal position with a durable hydraulic lift cylinder. The chair is quiet yet powerful with smooth operation

  • Hydraulic cantilever mechanism
  • Heavy duty cast iron chair frame
  • Aluminum casting chair back, base, armrest, and headrest ensuring long lifetime of the chair
  • Emergency shut-down control
  • Double articulating headrest that adjusts easily to fit the patient
  • Flip down armrests for easy patient entry and exit
  • Touch pad control with four programmable preset positions
  • Standard Naugahyde and NaugaSoft upholstery with wide lower back for patient comfort
  • 30-degree swivel rotation with lock
  • Optional foot control with programmable preset positions
  • Optional upgrade of Ultraleather upholstery

 

The NuSimplicity™ Chair

The NuSimplicity Chair features:

Ergonomics: Minimize Twisting & Reaching

  • Thin tapered back
  • Slim 12-3/4” width at top of chair back
  • Integrated touch pads located on both sides of upper backrest.

 Simplicity: Added Value

  • Simple chair controls include Auto Return, Last Position, 3 pre-sets and manual settings
  • Slim, wider cantilever for ease of internal umbilical
  • Easily visible illuminated “on” indicator

Flexibility: Positioning Made Easy

  • Height from 15”-35.5” accommodates sit down and stand up dentistry.
  • 60 degree rotation for positioning
  • Optional IV Armboard, IV Bag stand and body straps for Oral Surgery

Technology: Meet the Demands of Today’s Practices

  • Optional exclusive Airglide for ease of movement
  • Optional USB Port for todays’ technology needs
  • Optional Wireless controls – eliminates clutter from touch pad and foot control

 

If you are interested in learning more about the DentalEZ patient chairs, please visit www.DentalEZ.com/CORE or www.DentalEZ.com/Nu, where you can view videos, request literature and schedule a product demo.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 15:34

DentalEZ® Integrated Solutions Upcoming Events

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DentalEZ® welcomes spring with a series of regional events we’re looking forward to! DentalEZ has a mission to provide real solutions to the everyday challenges in the delivery of oral healthcare. Here is your chance to see our latest solutions in action. We recently launched our CORE Dental Operatory Equipment to help you succeed in providing uncompromising service with great value. With attractive pricing, a 5-year limited warranty and exceptional reliability, the CORE Chair, Delivery Unit & LED Light provide you with the strong foundation you need for success.

 

  • Star of the North: April 27-29, 2017, St Paul Rivercentre, St Paul, MN, Booth #501
  • Michigan Dental Annual Session: April 26-29, 2017, DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI, Booth #814
  • Utah Dental Association: April 27-28, 2017, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Booth #523
  • Ontario Dental Association’s Spring Meeting: May 4-6, 2017, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Canada, Booth #1703
  • Texas Dental Association Meeting: May 4-6, 2017, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, Texas, Booth #637

In addition to the new CORE products, you can also stop by to see StarDental® Instruments & RAMVAC® Utility products. We are offering the following specials:

  • Buy 2 StarDental high-speed handpieces, get 1 of equal or lesser value, FREE!
  • Buy an Osprey compressor and RAMVAC vacuum on the same purchase order, get a $500 rebate.
  • Buy a NuSimplicity Chair, get a $500 rebate.

 We hope to see you there!

 

 

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:55

Light Up Their Teeth, Not Their Eyes

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The best dental light is one that allows you to see true colors, does not interfere with bonding procedures, and does not blind your patient. 

A crisp, concise light pattern with a defined edge is the calling card of a quality dental light. Cool-burning, long-life LED bulbs balanced to daylight color temperature between 5,500 degrees to 6,300 degrees Kelvin Color Temperature provide lighting that does not distort colors.

 The Benefits of LED Lights

Traditional light bulbs burn out quickly and emit heat. Colors are not true, making it difficult to match shades when necessary. Some traditional bulbs have poor focus, creating uneven lighting with dark and bright spots.

LED lighting, besides being more energy efficient, has a number of benefits that overcome the problems of traditional light bulbs.

  • No filament to break down or “burn out.”
  • LEDs produce less heat.
  • LEDs are brighter per watt of energy applied.
  • LED lifespan exceeds 50,000 hours

Taking Care of Hygiene

As in any medical office, your dental equipment requires regular sanitizing. The dental light should be designed for easy cleaning with the appropriate antibacterial solutions or heat.

For example, DentalEZ’s CORETM light has magnetically attached handles that can be removed and autoclaved. You can also remove the lens for cleaning with the appropriate solution.

Another innovation available on many lights is the ability to adjust the light intensity without touching the light itself. Hands-free light adjustment reduces the need to press touch pads or dimmer switches with contaminated latex gloves.

To answer ergonomic concerns, you should not need to shift or stand to turn your dental light on and off, nor strain to shift the light focus.

Intensity and Focus

LED lights typically come in arrays, eliminating the need for a special reflector within the lamp assembly and providing direct lighting to the operating field. As mentioned above, the light intensity on the CORE dental light can be adjusted with a hands-free sensor to 10,000, 20,000, and 30,000 lux.

For the best focus, your light should move 360 degrees and provide a crisp, rectangular light focus that does not stray into the patient’s eyes.

Appropriate lighting is essential to precision dentistry. Use as much care selecting a dental light as you do for your next drill.

If you are interested in learning more about the CORE delivery unit or any item in the CORE dental operatory, please visit www.dentalez.com/CORE, where you can view a video, download literature and schedule a CORE™ demo.

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:47

Deliver Quality Dental Service with Your Dental Unit

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One rule of patient comfort is never to let them see your tools. Another is to keep your joints and muscles from becoming damaged due to poor positioning of your equipment.

You need a delivery unit that can be ergonomically positioned while keeping instruments, syringes, and equipment out of the direct sight-line of the patient.

Positioning Your Dental Unit

The placement of the delivery unit impacts the way the dentist and technician work. Units can be placed to the rear of the patient, at the patient’s side, over the patient’s thorax, or over the patient’s head.

Rear, over-the-head, and over-the-thorax placements are all problematic. In each case, the dentist is forced to reach for tools out of range of vision and in a position that requires the muscles and joints to be stressed.

Over time, repetitive stress injuries, lower back problems, and other musculoskeletal problems appear, limiting the dentist’s working life.

You should not be required to shift your field of view while locating and retrieving instruments. In the meantime, your technician needs proximity to the most frequently used handpieces.

Potential mounting solutions include Magellan-mounting or mounting the unit to a fixed console that places it near the dentist's dominant side for left or right-handed dentistry. To increase productivity, your unit should be ideal for two- or four-handed practice. Select a unit with the brake-release handle on the side. A bonus is integrated dual access touch pads.

 Unit Design

The tray should lie securely in a groove-recessed border to prevent slipping. You do not want everything on the floor because you tried to move the unit or bumped it with an elbow. Be sure to have an adequate number of integrated handpiece holders available at the front of the unit. For aesthetic purposes, you can look for easy snap-on covers for unused holders. Place the air gauge where you can monitor pressure during procedures. A unit mounted on an aluminum flex arm is more stable and easy to position than one on a rigid arm or that is made of heavier material.

A separate assistant’s unit should be mounted to the rear and contain a centrally located solids collector. This unit is another opportunity to provide integrated touch-pad operation. The rear unit should be easily located wherever the assistant is sitting or standing. Look for a unit that was designed with extensive research and feedback from practicing dental hygienists and technicians.

The dental unit is the engine that drives treatment. It should have pride of ergonomic placement to enhance your ability to continue to perform.

If you are interested in learning more about the CORE delivery unit or any item in the CORE dental operatory, please visit www.dentalez.com/CORE, where you can view a video, download literature and schedule a CORE™ demo.

“Repetitive strain injuries are on the rise in dentistry. Many dentists/dental hygienists have been diagnosed with an MSD, and a majority have experienced some type of musculoskeletal pain in their shoulders and neck, hands and wrists, low back, or forearms and elbows.”
Colin Graham, Employer Ergonomic Services

A patient is in your chair for a brief time. You and your assistants are bent over the patient chair for hours every day. The patient goes home with no pain while yours grows with every movement you make because of the stress and strain on your body. It may be time to select a more ergonomic patient chair … for you, not your patients.

The patient’s comfort is an important aspect of their experience. However, you and your technicians must have easy access to the patient’s head without straining.

How to Select the Right Patient Chair and Dental Stool

The patient chair you choose can make a big difference to your body.

  • Make sure the patient chair, dentist’s stool, and delivery system align with the height of the dentist.
  • The height and backrest of the patient chair should remain neutral during procedures.
  • The patient chair should be lowered and reclined so the dentist can move freely without striking knees or thighs.
  • A small, thin headrest and narrow upper backrest allow the dentist to maintain a neutral posture and remain close to the patient. 

 All seating in the operatory must align with the dentist’s stature to prevent injury. A patient chair with adequate swivel rotation and lift allows you to get close to the patient’s head while maintaining good posture. Your knees are free to move without striking the chair frame.

 Durable Design

A quality patient chair is set on a hydraulic cantilever system and is made of a heavy-duty cast iron body. Weight is reduced with an aluminum cast chair back, base, armrest, and headrest. The back is wide, narrowing to the articulated headrest for access to the patient. The headrest is double-articulating that easily adjusts to the patient’s head. Armrests flip down so the patient can easily enter and exit the chair.

The CORE chair has a 30-degree arc of swivel, 15 degrees to the left and right of center. Control is through foot control or touch-pad, with programmable preset positions. Upholstery is a comfortable, easily cleaned material, such as Naugahyde, in a relaxing color to complement your operatory.  

The patient chair is the foundation, if you will, of comfort for your patients. However, the chair must fit you too so your practice continues to thrive.

 If you are interested in learning more about the CORE chair please visit www.dentalez.com/CORE, where you can view a video, download literature and schedule a CORE™ demo.

Thursday, 23 February 2017 14:05

DentalEZ® Introduces the CORE™ Operatory Package

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DentalEZ®, a supplier of integrated products and services for dental health professionals worldwide, is pleased to introduce the CORE package. Comprised of a patient chair, delivery system, and LED operatory light, the CORE package provides the complete essentials needed for a strong foundation in any dental operatory setting; comfort, quality, and efficiency all at an affordable price.

 

The CORE Chair provides optimal patient comfort, and is crowned with an easily adjustable double articulating, pinch-style head rest designed to work for the widest range of patients. Built with a fluid hydraulic cantilever mechanism, the CORE Chair is able to swivel 15 degrees, gliding effortlessly in both right and left directions. It has a reliable brake located on the back that secures the chair in a stationary position, and also has an emergency shut-down feature. The CORE Chair comes with a touch pad to control each function of the chair, and an optional foot control is available with four programmable pre-set positions. The CORE Chair is outfitted with seamed, durable NaugaSoft upholstery. The CORE Chair rests on a solid foundation made of durable cast iron, while the chair back, base, arm rest, and headrest are outfitted with an aluminum casting.

 

The CORE Delivery Unit comes equipped with five integrated handpiece holders, with easy snap-on caps available to cover unused holders for a clean, streamlined look. The unit offers recessed, secure tray placement for stability. The Magellan mounted CORE Delivery Unit allows for right- or left-handed dentistry, and is equipped with a side handle break for easy maneuvering. The rear assistant instrumentation has four different positions and can be located wherever the assistant is seated or standing. An easily accessible solids collector is also located in the middle of the unit. It is available with optional integrated touchpads.

 

Illuminating the oral cavity is the CORE LED Light. The CORE LED Light is rectangular in shape with 3 long lasting energy-efficient LED bulbs. With a dual axis movement, the CORE Light is effortlessly controlled by a sensor that reacts to a simple wave of the hand. Turn on/off and change intensity levels to either a low, medium, or high light (10, 20, and 30 thousand lux). Removable handles are magnetic, and the lens can be easily removed for cleaning purposes.

 

For more information about the CORE Package as well as all solutions from DentalEZ, please visit dentalez.com/core

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 15:40

Beyond the J-Chair

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With the J-Family of chairs ending its era, the NuSimplicity will headline the DentalEZ Equipment line-up. Launched in 2013, the ergonomic design of the NuSimplicity provides unparalleled features that allow the dental professional to freely maneuver while keeping patients calm and relaxed with its comfortable design. The narrow tapered chair back allows the patient to be reclined close to the operator’s knees, eliminating problematic reaching and twisting, and providing optimum access to the oral cavity. The base plate design of the NuSimplicity allows closer placement of operator stools to provide superior access to the patient. 

Dual location touch pad controls are conveniently located on both sides of the upper backrest providing dental professionals easy access without the need to stretch or reach. Dual touch pad controls come standard with the option to add a wireless foot control, unit-mounted touch pad or remote wireless touch pad.

In addition, the NuSimplicity is simple to operate and has advanced features while remaining economical and affordable:

  • Simple chair controls include auto return, last position, 3 preset controls and manual settings
  • Durable armrests drop down on both sides allowing easy patient entry and exit
  • Wide cantilever base design provides easy routing of tubing and wires, while the slim profile provides a clean and uncluttered environment
  • Optional air glide feature can be added to the chair

The NuSimplicity is quiet and has smooth hydraulic movements that help keep the dental professional focused and patients more relaxed. It has 60 degrees of rotation, and height flexibility from 15” to 35.5” to accommodate both sit-down and stand-up dentistry and ensure comfort for dentists of any stature.

An amazing feature that the NuSimplicity chair has is the DentalEZ exclusive air glide. It gives you the ability to move the chair with the patient seated with only the touch of a finger! No other chair in the industry has this versatility. For more information on the NuSimplicity and all DentalEZ offerings, please call 866-DTE-INFO or visit www.DentalEZ.com/Nu to request a demo.

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