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Scott A. Norton, DMD, MSD

Scott A. Norton, DMD, MSD

Focus on family, patients, friends, growth, and community What can you tell us about your background? For as long as I can remember, I wanted to make people smile. I always loved getting the class laughing in grade school. Looking back, I am sure...

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Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Empathy, tenacity, and perseverance are keys to this clinician’s flourishing practice  What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and lived there until I was 13 years old. My family relocated...

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Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Focus on patients, family, academics, and endodontics What can you tell us about your background? I have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in business. I was accepted off of the alternate list for dental school and then attained...

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GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

Dr. Andrei Zoryan dispels some of the common myths surrounding carrier-based obturation Carrier-based gutta percha Carrier-based obturation (such as Thermafil®, GT® obturator, ProTaper® obturator [Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties]) is one...

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Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Dr. David C. Baker uses a technique that facilitates quick and predictable results Patient history The patient is a 34-year-old female who was referred by a local colleague. She had broken her lower right first molar and complained of some general...

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The Laschal FXP set incorporates transferred oscillation technology

Background There are other ultrasonic devices on the market that depend upon direct contact with a separated file to loosen and remove. However, it is absolutely impossible to restrict the contact of the tip to the file remnant itself. The vibrations...

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Superior customer service

Superior customer service

Dr. Roger Levin presents the 10 top ways to help create a perfect dental team With the changes brought on by the economy, top companies are bringing in the best resources they can find to evaluate where their organizations stand. They want to know...

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Office Matters: Hard-piped filtered water system vs. self-contained bottled water system

John Bednar helps avert problems coming down the pipe If your office currently has a hard-piped filtered water system, now is a good time to consider if and when you should change to a self-contained bottled water system. A hard-piped filtered water...

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Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

In part 1 of his series, Dr. Ace Goerig offers the first steps to becoming debt-free I was presenting at a recent AAE national meeting with over 200 endodontists in the room, and I asked the question, “How many of you are completely debt-free?” ...

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Rock Hill, S.C.—June 23, 2010—KOMET USA will use a state of the art digital marketing tool that plays videos directly on a mobile phone, showcasing its innovative product line.

 

KOMET USA’s upcoming Summer 2010 sales brochure will feature Microsoft® Tag, an innovative way for a person to use his or her mobile phone to play videos. The technology allows a person to scan a “tag” and play videos featuring KOMET’s OS Discs/OS30 oscillating handpiece and Endo Rescue Kit (Kit 4601).

The announcement was made today by Warren A. White, KOMET USA’s Chief Operating Officer of Sales and Marketing.

“This technology now gives KOMET USA’s current and potential customers an opportunity to see some of our products in action, without sitting in front of a computer,” White said. “The technology can be used with any smart phone, whether it’s a Droid, Blackberry or iPhone. KOMET USA is all about innovation, and we’re using this technology to better educate our customers on how much KOMET can make an impact in their practice.”

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KOMET USA will begin using Microsoft Tag on its print advertising in the upcoming August issues of Dentistry Today, Inside Dentistry, Dental Economics and Dental Product Reports. Both the KOMET Konnect and KOMET’s print advertising will explain how to download the Microsoft Tag application to a mobile phone.

To view the product demonstrations, please scan the tags below:

OS Discs/OS30 Oscillating Handpiece

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Endo Rescue Kit (Kit 4601)

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About the OS Discs/OS30 Oscillating Handpiece

Developed in conjunction with Professor Dr. Jost-Brinkmann of the Berlin Charité Dental Hospital in Germany, the OS (oscillating segment) Discs are safe and efficient for interproximal enamel reduction. OS Discs are 60-degree segmented with a radius of only 1.4 cm and a pivoting angle of 30 degrees, allowing access into tight spaces with excellent user control. The OS Discs are more effective than manual enamel reduction with greatly reduced risk of injuring the soft tissue. The OS Discs allows enough vision for the user without the need of a disc guard and provides optimal chip removal. The OS Discs are designed to be used in the KOMET OS30 oscillating handpiece. When using the micro-motor at full capacity, an effective performance of 5,000 oscillations per minute is reached. It is also possible to use the OS30 in an air motor; and at the motor’s maximum capacity, an effective performance of 2,500 oscillations per minutes can be reached. Before using the OS Discs KOMET USA recommends eliminating the interdental contact with a honeycomb-designed diamond strip. Afterwards, the user must guide the OS Discs from the occlusal side through the contact point in a slow, but continuous movement for maximum efficiency. KOMET USA developed 15 different OS Discs to be used with OS30 handpiece—nine with fine-grit diamonds and six with medium-grit diamonds. Out of the 15 OS Discs, eight are one-sided and seven are two-sided, and come in various thicknesses (0.13 mm to 0.45 mm).

About the Endo Rescue Kit (Kit 4601)

Developed in conjunction with Dr. Dominique Martin of Paris, France, KOMET’s Endo Rescue Kit is specifically designed for the quick and simple retrieval of a fractured rotary nickel-titanium instrument within the canal. This easy-to-use kit is invaluable to practitioners when an emergency occurs. The kit comes with an H269GK.315.016 endodontic tungsten carbide bur to enlarge the pulp cavity, improving a practitioner’s vision into the canal. Two reamers (G180A.204.110/G180.204.090) excavate the last few millimeters of the canal, providing the practitioner enough access to the broken instrument. The centre drill RKP.204.090 drill exposes the instrument’s surface, and finally, an extremely-fine trepan bur (RKT.204.090) is placed onto the fragment, seizing and holding it in place using residual dentin. The broken file is then removed from the canal in a counter-clockwise motion. The kit also comes with manual screw (150.155) for those practitioners who would rather not use a handpiece.

About KOMET USA

KOMET is a recognized worldwide leader in the production of highly specialized and precise dental rotary instruments. KOMET operates in the United States under the name KOMET USA, and sells direct to practitioners and dental laboratories. The Company’s US headquarters is located in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For more information about KOMET USA, please call 888-566-3887 or visit www.komet-usa.com.

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