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Permanent link  National Childrens Oral Health Foundation at Midwinter Meeting

02/28/2010

Trucia Drummond, DDS, talks with Jennifer Drake, program administrator of the National Children's Oral Health Foundation, about the NCOHF's affiliate network and the educational products and services it provides. Facts about pediatric dental disease are available here.

Plus: Dr. Drummond puts her puzzle skills to the test building a mouth that is larger-than-life.

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Permanent link  Product Report: Cleankeys

02/28/2010

Worried about germs in the office? Add computer keyboard to the list of items you can quickly wipe clean to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.


Cleankeys, which bills itself as "the world's easiest to clean keyboard," is wipeable and waterproof. It comes in glass (completely smooth top) and acrylic (the keys have ridges you can feel).

In the video below, Doug Dahlen, vice president of sales at Cleankeys, Inc. (based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), explains how the keyboard is designed and how it may be used in dental and medical offices -- plus anyplace where there's dirt and debris.



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Permanent link  Product Report: Kodak Intraoral Camera

02/28/2010

Brett Brocki of Kodak Dental Systems was one of the most engaging account executives on the exhibit floor at Midwinter Meeting. In this video, Brett explains Kodak's 1500 Intraoral Camera and extraoral imaging system.

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Permanent link  Product Report: Isolite Dryfield Illuminator

02/28/2010

You know the drill: In the middle of an exam, a patient needs to rinse, or you need to re-adjust the lighting, or both of you need a break from trying to keep the tongue out of the way.

Meet the Isolite Dryfield Illuminator, a soft single-use mouthpiece that protects the tongue and cheek, evacuates fluid and oral debris, and illuminates the workspace. The company claims it can reduce procedure time by 20 to 30 percent.

In the first photo, Trucia Drummond, DDS (middle), shows Cissy Furusho, DDS, the product on the exhibit floor of the Midwinter Meeting. In the second photo, Furusho tries it out for herself.

Drummond said about 90 percent of patients are comfortable using it; some may feel claustrophobic.




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Permanent link  Product Report: Glove a licious

02/27/2010


What if oral examinations tasted like cherries?

That's the idea behind these flavored gloves, produced by Plak Smacker, a dental supply company based in Corona, Calif.

The gloves come in such flavors as vanilla, orange, bubblegum and grape. A rep tells us that they're working on a latex-free glove that tastes like black cherry.


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