SUNSTAR AMERICAS — Butler Monsterz
Who are the Monsterz?
Sunstar provides quality Monsterz-themed products under the Butler brand, a name that professionals have trusted over many years.
The Sunstar Monsterz are Dino, Lily, Lenny and Lola. The Monsterz characters aim to help create a fun experience while visiting the
dental office at an early age. Each colorful and unique looking character has been assigned a special mission and will assist the dental
professionals in delivering quality oral hygiene care and education while making the visit exciting for young patients and their parents.
The Monsterz characters and their story can be a supportive resource to work together with dental professionals, so young patients will
look forward to coming back for their next appointment.
What enables Butler Monsterz to bring excitement and smiles to children, parents, and professionals?
New Butler Monsterz chairside products, which aim to focus on helping create fun pediatric patient appointments and build sustainable habits of good oral hygiene at early age, will support the
(already-available) GUM Monsterz toothbrushes. The full product line will work hand-in-hand to deliver continuity in memorable dental hygiene experiences that now can extend from the dental chair
to home with the full Monsterz line of products.
Monsterz chairside products will empower young patients with color and flavor selections during the appointment to enhance interaction with dental professionals providing a positive experience
with chairside procedures, turning a can-be anxious dental visit into a fun interactive experience for the younger patients.
The Butler Monsterz chairside products with four fun and unique characters will provide a distinctive, holistic approach to helping dental professionals create an enjoyable pediatric care experience
for patients and their parents. Bringing smiles could be a universal goal with the Monsterz product line.
When will Butler Monsterz products be available?
We’re anticipating the family to arrive in the Fall of 2017. Stay tuned for exciting updates!
TOKUYAMA — Shield Force Plus Desensitizer
What really sets Shield Force Plus apart from other desensitizer products on the market?
At the end of the day, what really matters to any clinician is that the products they use are both effective and easy to use, and Shield Force Plus delivers on
both aspects better than other products. Shield Force Plus is the only desensitizing product that will provide immediate sensitivity relief that also lasts up to
three years. On top of this, Shield Force Plus is quicker and easier to use—just apply, dry, and light-cure, all done in 30 seconds. No dental dams, isolation,
or mixing required.
Are there any tips and tricks for using Shield Force Plus?
Using Shield Force Plus is pretty simple and straightforward. However, the air-drying step should be done carefully. We recommend that the applied area be
dried with gentle air for five seconds and then strong air for five seconds. Jumping straight to strong air for the full 10 seconds may blow Shield Force Plus
off of the applied area and prevent it from working properly.
What is the best way someone can try Shield Force Plus out?
As with almost all Tokuyama products, Shield Force Plus has a 100% satisfaction guarantee that allows new users try the product out for up to 30 days
risk-free. If they don’t love it, and there is still at least 50% of the product left in the bottle, they can return it and get their money back.
VOCO — Profluorid Varnish
What is Profluorid Varnish?
Profluorid Varnish is a transparent, 5% sodium fluoride varnish that is indicated for the treatment of hypersensitive teeth, due to its fast fluoride
uptake; for the sealing of dentinal tubules for cavity preparation and sensitive root surfaces. It is also indicated as a cavity liner under amalgam
restorations and, based on the recommendation of the ADA (JADA 2013), it is an excellent fluoride treatment for the prevention of caries.
What is unique about the application and dosing of the material?
Profluorid Varnish comes in a non-messy SingleDose delivery system, which contains enough material for either a child application or an adult
application. It is easily opened by peeling back the corner to expose the varnish and the application brush.
Depending on practitioner preference, Profluorid Varnish can be applied either with the supplied brush or with a gloved finger. The material maintains a homogenous
mixture, thus additional mixing prior to application is unnecessary. Profluorid Varnish enables a more enjoyable application experience due to its extremely thin film thickness—a characteristic that
minimizes the headaches often experienced with competitor products such as the “clumping effect” (seen by practitioners) and the “sweater effect” (seen by patients).
Saliva is also needed to move the varnish into interproximal areas for a full coverage application. As a colophony-based fluoride varnish, best results are achieved by eliminating any excessive moisture
(i.e. saliva) from the tooth where the application will begin initially. This minimizes clumping on the brush and will allow for better flow and coverage application, but still allows for maximum distribution of the
sodium fluoride to all surfaces of each tooth especially the interproximal areas. The material is also available in tubes.
How does Profluorid Varnish taste?
Profluorid Varnish is available in five mild and great-tasting flavors without the unpleasant aftertaste of some other materials. The material is available in caramel, mint, cherry, melon, and Profluorid Varnish’s
newest flavor, bubble gum. There is a palate-pleasing flavor for everyone. Patients have also reported that Profluorid Varnish not only taste better it feels better as it does not leave their teeth with that
“gucky” feeling, especially after a prophy treatment.
Are there any harmful ingredients in Profluorid Varnish?
No. Profluorid Varnish does not contain tree nuts, peanuts, corn, shellfish, eggs, milk protein, soy, gluten, triclosan, petroleum, red dye/artificial coloring, saccharin or aspartame. Profluorid Varnish
is, however, sweetened with xylitol.