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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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WaveOne_Files2_02_11Single File Shaping Technique Improves Practitioner Efficiency and Shaping Speed.

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties today announced WaveOne™, a single-use reciprocating file and obturation system expected to set new standards in root canal shaping procedures. WaveOne will allow practitioners to save time and increase patient safety while providing premium-quality root canal treat­ment.

WaveOne is an M-Wire® Nickel Titanium file powered by the e3™ Torque Control Motor with reciprocating motion – a rotation technique that reduces file breakage, while requiring only one instrument per root canal in most cases. WaveOne has been shown to decrease total shaping time by up to 40 percent compared to traditional rotary techniques in continuous motion.

“Single file shaping of an entire root canal system may sound like a myth to some, but with WaveOne, trying is believing,” said Greg Phillips, Senior Category Manager for DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties. “The patented motion uses a large rotating angle in the cutting direction, while using a smaller angle in the opposite direction. This allows the file to eventually make complete revolutions – something no other reciprocation system has been able to achieve.  The motion helps the WaveOne file to succes­sively progress along the canal path while respecting the root canal anatomy.”

WaveOne is developed for single use, removing the risk of cross-contamination and dramatically reducing the potential for dangerous file breakage. WaveOne files are available exclusively in pre-sterilized blister packs and fitted with a nonautoclavable handle.

With 15 programmable continuous rotation settings, the e3™ Torque Control Motor is pre-programmed with settings for the WaveOne reciprocating file, as well as all Tulsa Dental Specialties’ continuous file systems including ProTaper®, ProFile® Vortex® and GT Series X®, and the Gates Glidden drills.

For more information or to purchase the WaveOne reciprocating file system, please visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com or call 1-800-662-1202.

About Tulsa Dental Specialties and DENTSPLY

Tulsa Dental Specialties is one of the leading producers and marketers of endodontic and dental implant systems and bone grafting materials in North America.  It is a division of York, Penn.-based DENTSPLY, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products for the dental market. For further information, please visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com.

 

DENTSPLY is a leading global dental products company, listed on NASDAQ, with approximately $2.2 billion in annual sales. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of dental products in the areas of dental implants, endodontics, orthodontics, restoratives, preventives and prosthetics. DENTSPLY distributes its dental products in over 120 countries, under some of the most well-established brand names in the industry, and operates more than 30 manufacturing sites in 15 countries. For further information, please visit www.dentsply.com.

 

Contact:
Jason Logan
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties
918.878.0151
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