Indie Product Showcase
Fresh entrepreneurs, wheel re-imaginers, and over-the-edge dental products are what makes these independent businesses so crazy good. You need some of this stuff, seriously, and you won’t find all these suppliers listed anywhere else but here. You don’t even have to ask Schein or Patterson to move over because there’s nothing getting in the way of you having good products at good prices from real people in dentistry.
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If you’ve never used a headlight for illumination before, boy, are you in for a wow moment! Dentist Don Ton has created an affordable headlamp with everything you need to bring that focused macro world into full spectrum. Wanna good unbiased review before you purchase? We gotcha one right here on DentalBuzz.
Kimberly Goodson, RDH has been an indie pal of DentalBuzz for many years, and has a pal of her own to share with clinicians who need a better way to perio chart. PerioPal is an easy to use voice-driven periodontal charting system that promotes a comprehensive exam, not just “pocket charting.” The software is competitively priced and includes all of the training materials you’ll need to improve your data collection.
Who would have ever thought that a four foot long blue tube could make such an ergonomic difference in the professional lives of so many dental hygienists? Ann Arrington, RDH did, and her dream is your aching back’s good night sleep as well. You can get this suction adapter and well-priced hygoformic saliva ejectors sent to you with a few shopping cart clicks.
It’s all about being lightweight in the end. Or in the front, of your eyes, of course. These are the least-expensive through-the-lens (TTL) loupes with a splatter shield available anywhere. They totally conform to your face, with bendable earpads, nosepads, and excellent optics. You’ll also love the personal service from this father-son duo in Switzerland (and a few other family members). You can’t beat Swiss-made precision, plus they also have featherweight headlights that boast good battery life. You’ll never cinch up a pair of loupes to your head again once you’ve gone with SandyGrendel SwissLoupes.
Or R.A.T., to be more precise. This “Remote Access Terminal”, invented by hygienist Becky Logue, is an effortless foot mouse that enables hands-free access to perio charting, intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and probably any other control that you can think of on your computer.
Palatal injections are a blankety-blank. You try not to do them because sometimes they’re worse than the pain you’re trying to prevent. Enter Accupal. This little doohickey gizmo actually lets you numb the lingual of numbers eight and nine without squirms and tears, gosh darn it! It utilizes ultrasonic tissue stimulation to disrupt the injection site, and then Accupal vibrates the needle itself. What a cool way to make your patients more comfortable.
Come on, you knew we had to bury this business website in here somewhere! From its debut in 2005, BlueNote Communicator has become the top-selling and most comprehensive intra-office software messaging system created especially for dental offices. The powerful concept of BlueNoting takes office communications to a level of intuition where team members hear a broadcast and instinctively know what to do. Be sure to also take a look at its streamlined sister, BlueNote Status. Both include 30 day free trials and are the lowest-priced dental communication software available.
Tongues and lips and spit and gagging must really be a problem because there are a lot of solutions out there. Mark Frias, RDH has come up with a great way to get supreme isolation for a lot less than you may have been paying before. Quick, read this DentalBuzz article about the Kona Adapter and then purchase a few for your office before anyone complains that a dental company is NOT ripping them off.
If you’ve suspected that all the suction and high speed handpiece noise has been taking its toll on your hearing, you’re probably right. Jodi L. Little is an audiologist who has been passionately preserving the details of sound for dentists without the high cost of customization. You’ll find that the Dental Ear is a hearing protection system that allows clear, natural communication while preventing damage from hazardous sound levels.
Looking for a non-clinical system for communicating in your practice? SideNotesIM might be your ticket to secure office instant messsaging that doesn’t use the internet in order to pass information from person to person. Download instantly at the website.