American Dental Tech Blog

  • Quick Tip Tuesday #80: Amalgam Separation & Central Vacuums

    Products and their brands will come and go, but that doesn't mean you have to buy new ones all of the time just to keep up. Most often your old equipment will have repair parts available and/or there will be special adaptors to allow you to use the old equipment with the new equipment. This doctor asked us this:

    Lucky for you, your dry or wet central vacuums (repair parts here) will go with any of the amalgam separators we carry. If you have questions about the ones we offer, let us know.

    We have a Practice Tip that will help you pick out the right amalgam separator for you.

  • FDA Alert: Nationwide Recall of EpiPen & EpiPen Jr.

    The FDA has sent out an alert regarding Meridian Medical Technologies’ Mylan EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. (epinephrine injection) that are used to treat severe allergic reactions. The company has voluntarily recalled 13 EpiPen lots, distributed between Dec. 17, 2015 and July 1, 2016.

    Device failure reports have been few, but the risk of potential life-threatening allergic reactions brought about the company’s voluntary recall. The impacted lots may contain defective components that would cause the EpiPen to not activate.

    Consumers are urged to keep and use their EpiPens until they are provided with a replacement and per the product label, seek emergency medical attention immediately after using their EpiPens, especially if the device did not activate.

    Please see the FDA’s official communication for more information.

  • Quick Tip Tuesday #79: A/W Syringes

    When it comes to purchasing dental supplies, I'm sure you have looked at two or three products and wondered: What product(s) are right for my practice? There are so many products to choose from and a lot of times it comes down to price. However, are those products the best for the environment, how long do they last, do they clean easily, what kind of assistance comes with my purchase, and will I be spending my money wisely. Those are all thoughtful questions to think about and your answers will vary. This dentist asked us about the right option for going green when it comes to choosing their air and water syringe tips:

    Knowing a little about the differences between metal and plastic AW syringe tips will help you decide what is best for you. If you go the route of disposable plastic tips, BeeSure has a ton of great products and is also conscious of the environmental impact.