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News Bulletin : ADA News Bulletin November 2011
29 NOVEMBER 2011 nEW fLOSS SUITAbLE fOR bRIdGE And IMPLAnT PATIEnTS X-FLOSS has been developed by the new Australian dental company, iDontix, for use by bridge and implant patients. Launched in Australia in July 2011, X-FLOSS was invented by dental hygienist, Lise Slack, who has some 30 years’ experience in periodontic and prosthodontic practices. Consisting of a firm plastic threader with bulky floss attached, the principal of X-FLOSS will be familiar to dental professionals. However, the firm threader ensures easy use by bridge and implant patients to get through bridges and reach over deep flanges of fixed upper dentures supported by implants. The bulky floss ensures areas under bridges, around implants supporting dentures and the abutments of implants can be effectively cleaned. X-FLOSS is also suitable to use under the wide ‘tulip’ shaped crowns of single posterior implants. X-FLOSS is also suitable for adult patients with orthodontic appliances for cleaning between teeth by using the threader to reach the interproximal spaces. For further information or to purchase X-FLOSS contact Erskine Dental. Practices can order online at www.erskinedental.com.au; or practices and patients can phone toll free: 1800 817 155. product news Guidelines for Product news items bOOKInG And COPY dEAdLInE First day of the month preceding publication. COnTEnT And ILLUSTRATIOnS Priority will be given to new products and new presentations of currently available products which are newsworthy from a dentist’s point of view. The text should be informational rather than commercial in tone with an indication of where the product may be purchased or further information obtained. Content will be subject to customary editorial scrutiny and discretionary expert comment. One colour illustration may be included. These should be high quality, colour photographs or transparencies and free of advertising text. COST A charge of $330 per entry covers space and normal production charges. POSITIOn Material will be included in the ‘Product News’ section of the News Bulletin and placed at editorial discretion. All entries will be grouped together in a prominent position. PRODUCT NEWS is a service to our readers and is not an advertisement for the products identified. Information reported here is provided by the manufacturers and distributors and, although it is screened for reliability, the News Bulletin does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of all data. Requests for additional information should be addressed to the manufacturers or distributors listed. nEW bROAd GAUZE fLOSS fOR CLEAnInG LARGER TOOTH SURfACES New Australian company, iDontix, launched a second new product, X-RIBBON, onto the Australian market in July. X-RIBBON was also invented by dental hygienist, Lise Slack, who has some 30 years’ experience in periodontic and prosthodontics practices. X-RIBBON is a broad gauze floss designed for cleaning larger tooth surfaces, e.g., long ‘perio’ teeth and diastemas. X-RIBBON can be used against a tilted tooth to prevent a pseudo pocket developing. Distal to the last molars are often difficult for patients to reach and clean. The X-RIBBON wraps around these teeth for cleaning which in turn assists in reducing the incidence of decay or gingivitis. X-RIBBON can also be used against tooth surfaces adjacent to spaces from a missing tooth. The distal cantilevers of fixed implant dentures and dental bars can also be cleaned effectively with X-RIBBON. For further information or to purchase X-RIBBON contact Erskine Dental. Practices can order online at www.erskinedental.com.au; or practices and patients can phone toll free: 1800 817 155.
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