December 08, 2023
Dentistry has evolved significantly, introducing innovative equipment and techniques to elevate patient care. Among these developments, dental ultrasonic scalers stand out as an important device in maintaining oral hygiene. As we discuss the history, science and application, we’ll discover the wealth of benefits these high-tech devices in modern dentistry can provide.
History of Ultrasonic Scalers:
The introduction of dental ultrasonic scalers dates to the mid-20th century when technological innovations started revolutionizing dental practices. An American periodontist introduced the first ultrasonic device in the 1950s, pioneering the use of ultrasonic vibrations for calculus removal. Since then, advancements in materials, technology, and design have enhanced these devices, making them a vital a
October 27, 2023
Welcome to the world of precision and excellence in dental care with maxill Dental Products. In the realm of dental finishing and polishing strips and tools, maxill offers a comprehensive array of solutions tailored to the needs of dental professionals. Whether you're seeking the finesse of single-sided diamond stainless steel strips, the versatility of polyester strips, or the precision of interproximal reduction systems, maxill's innovative range of products empowers practitioners to achieve unparalleled results.
From interproximal perfection to efficient dental procedures, maxill's offerings are designed to elevate the quality of patient care and streamline the work of dental professionals. Join us on a journey through the maxill Dental Product line, where each tool is meticulously crafted to enhance the precision and quality of dental procedures.
Elevating Dental Finishing
October 20, 2023
History and Innovation…
In the realm of sports, one name has consistently stood out as the epitome of superior intra-oral protection—Pro-Form Laminate Sports Guards. These exceptional mouthguards have a rich history dating back to their inception in 1967, born from the innovative mind of a dentist with a vision for safeguarding the smiles of professional hockey and football players. The Pro-Form Laminate was developed with the unwavering commitment to provide athletes with not just protection but also unparalleled comfort.
What sets Pro-Form apart is its unique two-layered construction. This groundbreaking design was a game-changer in the industry, as it offered a level of retention, protection, and comfort that far surpassed other available materials. This innovation quickly ele
April 27, 2023
Dentists use dental dams as a barrier to isolate specific teeth or oral tissues during certain dental procedures.
The dental dam acts as a barrier to prevent saliva, blood, and other bodily fluids from interfering with the dentist's view and access to the tooth or oral tissue being worked on.
April 04, 2023
Dental impression materials have evolved significantly over the years. In this article, we will discuss the different types of impression materials commonly used in dentistry, including polyvinyl siloxane, polyether, agar hydrocolloid, and alginate hydrocolloid, along with a brief history of their development.
Dental impression materials are an essential component of restorative dentistry. They are used to create an accurate replica of a patient's teeth and oral structures for the fabrication of dental restorations or prostheses.
The 3 Types
There are three types of impression materials: preliminary, final, and bite registration.
Preliminary impressions are used to create a rough model of the teeth and oral structures for diagnosis and treatment planning.
March 01, 2023There are two main elements to the reprocessing of a dental bur. First, what does the manufacturer of the bur state to do with the bur? Is it single use or can it be reprocessed? Second, if it can be reprocessed what are the steps from end-to-end use that meet IPAC standards of practice.
August 12, 2022Although digital imaging is at the forefront of dentistry, not every office has a digital scanner or a second or third scanner to fully eliminate manual impression taking. In every office there seems to always be the one or two impression guru’s that constantly capture a fabulous impression. You too can be an impression guru with the review of some simple elements and skills that can deliver a more predictable ‘good impression’ organized with proper planning.
December 08, 2021
Before being an RDH, I was a CDA and then a CPDA for 4 years. I oversaw ordering burs, sterilizing burs, and storing them in bur blocks in an official bur drawer. These were the years where a loose unpackaged sterile burs in a bur block was acceptable in infection prevention and control.
December 01, 2021
I remember my trips to the dentist as a child and looking at the dental bur blocks on the counter. I remember thinking there were so many and hoping they did not have to use the giant ones on me. At the time, of course, I did not realize that there were so many types of burs.