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Endo Tribune Asia Pacific Edition

ENDOTRIBUNE Asia Pacific Edition No. 3/2015 Endo Products 21 DTI Planmeca has introduced a new imaging mode that was developed especially for use in endodontics and in cases dealing with small anatomical details, such as imaging of the ear. The new mode, which produces ex- tremely high-resolution images with a very small voxel size of only 75 µm, is available for all Planmeca ProMax 3D imaging units. According to Planmeca, the new mode provides clinicians with perfect visualisation of even the smallest anatomical details. Owing to new intelligent noise and artefact removal algorithms, noise-free and crystal-clear im- ages can be produced, the Finnishdentalequipmentmanu- facturer said. With Planmeca ARA, for example, artefacts re- sulting from metal restorations and root fillings in the patient’s mouth that cause shadows and streaks in CBCT images can be removed effectively. In addition, thenewPlanmecaAINOAdaptive Image Noise Optimiser is in- tended to reduce noise in CBCT images resulting from a particu- larly low radiation dose or small voxel size without losing valu- able details. The company said that the filter particularly im- proves image quality in the endodontic mode, where noise is inherent due to the extremely small voxel size. It has also proven useful when used in accordance with the Planmeca Ultra Low Dose protocol, where noise is induced by the particu- larly low dose. Planmeca AINO also allows the reduction of exposure values and consequently the radiation dose in all other imaging modes, according to Planmeca. ET DTI With endodontic treatment, there is the risk of superinfec- tion. The French laboratory ITENA Clinical claims to have solvedthisproblemwithitsrevo- lutionary Irrigatys handpiece. This two-in-one device is used for both irrigation and agitation of the cleaning solution inside the root canal. To achieve this, the laboratory put a perforated metal tip at the top of the hand- piece to deliver the cleaning so- lution in an oscillating movement. A removable tank allows the root canal to be treated successively using sodium hypochlorite and EDTA. The irrigation line directs thecleaningsolutionthroughthe metal tip. The patented technology, achieved after six years of re- search, optimises the results of a very complex procedure, ac- cording to the company. Ambi- dextrous, light and flexible, the device has excellent ergonom- ics, providing intuitive handling. Irrigatys recharges on a charg- ing station that can be fixed to the chair. Irrigatys is available with all of its accessories in a starter kit. The metal tips are available in two sizes, 17 mm and 21 mm, to cover all clinical cases. ET Irrigatys Endodontic imaging mode available from Planmeca Changing the DNA of NiTi • 300% more resistance to separation • No shape memory + Extreme flexibility = Superior Canal Tracking • Regains shape after sterilization = Multi-use 002319 AD

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