By Tony Edwards, DrBicuspid.com editor in chief

February 20, 2019 -- A highlight of the upcoming 2019 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting will be the vast exhibit hall, where hundreds of companies will showcase their products. Here we bring you a part two of our preview of new and recently introduced products to look for while you're walking through McCormick Place in Chicago

This part includes imaging, practice management, and restorative products. Also be sure to check out part one of our preview.

Primescan intraoral scanner
The new Primescan intraoral scanner. Image courtesy of Dentsply Sirona.

Imaging

Dentsply Sirona debuts intraoral scanner

Dentsply Sirona is launching its new Primescan intraoral scanner at the Chicago meeting.

The Primescan intraoral scanner has a patent-pending digital impressioning technology that enables high-precision digital impressions to be taken of the entire jaw. Tooth surfaces are scanned with high-resolution sensors and shortwave light, capturing up to 1 million 3D data points per second. Virtually all tooth surfaces can be captured by the scanner, including areas up to 20-mm deep.

The scanner also is designed to interact with various digital workflows, including those of dental laboratories, CEREC, and other companies, according to Dentsply Sirona.

See the scanner at booth No. 2011.


Practice management

Coding community gets new name, launches online portal

A popular dental coding community will unveil its new branding and launch an online portal for mastering insurance coding.

The Dental Codeologist Community will become the DentalCodeology Insiders. The insiders program includes monthly webinars, newsletters, an active online community, and meetings during major dental and hygiene conferences.

The new DentalCodeology Insurance Navigator Method will be an Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE)-certified online portal for dental professionals dedicated to mastering accurate insurance coding. The information will include white papers, webinars, videos, and blogs, according to DentalCodeology.

Learn more about the offerings at booth No. 1226 (CuraProx).


Henry Schein One launches practice marketing package

Henry Schein One is launching a comprehensive practice marketing package.

The package, Practice Marketing from Henry Schein One, combines multiple marketing solutions and is integrated with the Dentrix practice management software.

The program includes website and online marketing, patient engagement, and online reputation tools. The new package can help practices diversify their marketing approach and broadcast a more powerful practice message, according to Henry Schein One.

Learn more about the package at booth No. 2825.


Lighthouse debuts paperless registration program

Screen capture from Patient FastTrack
Screen capture from Patient FastTrack. Image courtesy of Lighthouse.

Lighthouse is introducing a paperless registration program as part of its Lighthouse 360 patient communication system.

Patient FastTrack allows patients to register from their smartphone. The program offers patients the opportunity to provide intake information and electronically sign agreements in advance of their scheduled appointment, reducing waiting room time and eliminating manual effort, according to Lighthouse.

The program also has new features that practices can customize according to their needs, the company noted.

See the program at booth No. 1431.



Restoratives

Microcopy features new carbide bur

Microcopy is featuring its new NeoBurr 3302 carbide bur in Chicago.

The NeoBurr 3302 has the same features as the company's NeoBurr 330 but with a blended neck for increased durability. This means that the section of the bur between the cutting head and the shank is blended, with no reduction in neck width.

The new design also removes the weld joint, which increases its strength of the bur and removes any weak points in the neck that might cause breakage, according to Microcopy.

See the bur at booth No. 4207.

NeoBurr 330
The NeoBurr 3302 blended neck carbide burr. Image courtesy of Microcopy.

No fee was paid to DrBicuspid.com for inclusion in this editorial feature.


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