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See how the Root Tip Remover works! New Animation!

October 5, 2011 Leave a comment
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DENTISTS SPEAK! Most Recent Testimonials

Link to testimonials on our website:
“I have to admit that I was skeptical at first, but when I was in the middle of a difficult extraction and the upper first molar I was extracting broke, leaving the curved DB root tip in the bottom of the socket, I thought my whole morning was going to have to be rescheduled because I knew it was going to take me a considerable amount of time to get this root tip out.  Then I remembered that Kat had dropped off one of her Root Tip Removers for me to try.  There have been several root tips that in the past I thought should have been easy to get out, as they were fairly well luxated.  However, it never ceases to amaze me how tricky and time consuming such a task can become. With Kat’s specialized instrument, I was able to get a great hold of the root and, consequently, elevated it out with very little difficulty. This was amazing and saved my whole morning of production, preventing my rescheduling all of my patients.  Every doctor should have this instrument in his or her drawer!”
-Dr. Ilan Orgad, DDS-
“The Root Tip Remover is a great instrument! I have been practicing dentistry for several years, and wish I had this instrument years ago.  I have sent most of my extractions over to the Oral Surgeon, because I have had a few root tips unexpectedly break off, and ruin my production for that day. After this happened several times, it was not worth keeping them in my schedule.  After I used the Root Tip Remover for the first time, I told my front desk to schedule all extractions with me, and not to send them out. This has increased my production, and allows me to run on time even if a root tip breaks off.  It has taken the fear out of keeping extractions in house because I now know I have a way to get root tips out if one breaks off during the extraction.  I will recommend this product to all of my friends.”
-Dr. Margarita Koutsoumbas, DDS-
“I would recommend the Root Tip Remover to my colleagues!”
-Dr. Richard Clark, DDS, MAGD
“I have a family practice, and extractions are something I frequently face. The Root Tip Remover has been a great instrument to remove difficult and hard to reach root tips. The root tips pop out in 1-2 minutes with this new instrument. I would recommend this to all of my colleagues.”
-Dr. Daniel Lee, DDS-
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Parallel lines of thought and design philosophy.

February 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Small Never Means Weak at InventDent

“Integra LifeSciences is  making everything you touch and do as simple as possible.” This is the first line of their company profile.   These words parallel the vision and philosophy of InventDent especially when they go on to say: “we are dedicated to limiting uncertainty for surgeons.”  I could not put it any better.

They go on to make some remarkable statements that reflect all the qualities of our flagship product the Root Tip Remover.

  • ” Simplifying procedures and products to eliminate unnecessary steps, recognizing that time is your scarcest resource.   Involving surgeons in creating better products and procedures because we believe surgery is a blend of art and science.   Having the best trained professionals dedicated to anticipating the needs of the busiest surgeons.  Delivering our products when and where you need them, every time.  Quickly replacing or repairing products, because minutes matter.”

At InventDent we could not agree more.  We could not be happier to read this.  Our mission statement reads almost identically to that of this multi-billion dollar corporation.

I remember a team discussion during the design phase of our advanced Root Tip Remover.  The needs of busy dentists and their patient safety comfort and optimal outcome were paramount, but we could not find the exact words for our vision.  Leave it to Integra to put it down in words we always wish we could say.    Convenience, speed and ease of use always came to mind along with quick cleaning and making our product reusable  was always  part of the design specifications of the Root Tip Remover.  But Integra nailed it when they put down these beautiful words.  It is as though they reached into our hearts and minds and became to poet to our vision.

I find it amusing that we specialize in the art of removing broken root tips.  It has been a real problem for many years and has cause many a dentist and patient much grief.  The design of existing instruments are adequate, however we kept hearing complaints from dentists about the difficulties they faced in this area of their practice.  So we decided to solve the problem once and for all.   We took it upon ourselves to invent a root tip remover that easily fit into the hand of the dentist and easily fit into the mouth of a patient so the doctor could FEEL exactly where he was placing the RTR .  Easy positioning and tactile feel was compulsory to the design and has resulted in what we believe to be the finest instrument in existence for the quick and safe extraction of broken root tips without causing unneeded trauma to supportive tissue.   Combining all these facts we designed the advanced Root Tip Remover to perform well beyond any existing instrument while keeping it simple.

Reading the Integra website we could not be happier to approach them with confidence and anticipation.  We suspect Integra will be intrigued by the simplicity and effectiveness of the RTR and we hope they will feature it in their New Products list.   We plan on introducing an extended length RTR to the line in the next six months to give dentists even more simplicity control and convenience in the extraction of broken root tips.

Christine (Kat) Johnson, Feb 18 2011

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Thank you!

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Thank you to all the dentists and office managers of dental practices for their response to our recent mailing.   At InventDent Kat Johnson and William Zimmermann are here to answer any and all questions you might have regarding the Root Tip Remover and the remarkable properties of this instrument to transform your practice into a lower stress and higher profitability enterprise.  Profits should come from better quality dentistry.  At InventDent Bill and Kat understand this and we encourage dentists all over the world to investigate the world of simple effective and deceptively advanced technologies like our Root Tip Remover.  Again thank you for your participation in the conversation.  Feel free to comment or email us as we continue the conversation regarding quality dentistry and practice management.   We love your emails and posts but did you did you know you can contact us directly?  1.425.802.2100  Feel free to give us a call.  We are here to help educate and forward your practice every day.

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Putting your finger on value, defining merit

February 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Dentists ask us  why such a small (in fact very small) instrument is so incredibly effective above all other methods of managing complicated root tip extractions.  They marvel that our product costs 1/3 of the closest competitive product.  We believe in it so very much that we considered giving dentists a double or even triple your money back guarantee.  The truth is that everybody loves it and we have never heard a single negative report or review concerning our Root Tip Remover product.

The fact is Dental technology advances at InventDent.  We do not approve the development of a new product unless it is substantially superior to anything on the market.  People tend to forget that  simplicity is often the most elegant part of any design.  At InventDent we take this very seriously as we advance dentistry with every new instrument we create.  The root tip extractors of the past are 300% to 800% more expensive than the InventDent RTR and can cost up to six thousand dollars.  Some of of them require you to replace burs every time you use them and cost three times as much as our Root Tip Remover.



By contrast the InventDent Root Tip Remover cost only $250 for stainless steel and $300 for Titanium.   Period.   No replacement parts and no heavy learning curve  and no added expenses.   It is so easy to use that our training can be done over the phone.   Our RTR has no moving parts and is practically indestructable.   We joke about why dentists call us for new ones… when they do it is usually because their assistants lose them or accidentally throw them out.

It IS SMALL!  It is designed to fit perfectly between a dentists finger tips for precision positioning.  It is like driving a sports car… it handles well and gets around objects easily and it is FAST.   In fact most broken root tips that once required an oral surgeon to remove can now be extracted in less than 2 minutes.

Many attempts have been made to advance this important part of dentistry.  InventDent has perfected it and it is called the Root Tip Remover – our premiere product now available directly from

For the purpose of this blog entry we stress the problem appears to be that many dentists have learned to live with and stick to “old faithful” instruments they have come to know because they never try alternatives…  We understand this comfort zone at InventDent and it is for this reason that we have created this discussion blog.

Our founder Kat Johnson assisted oral surgeons and dentists for years and has worked with them on hundreds of surgical procedures.  As the story goes, after years of observing them she began to design new products in her mind as she observed the ineffectiveness of the instruments her dentists were using not to mention the stress placed upon the dentists, patient and office schedules.   Not long after leaving her job as a dental assistant Kat took a job with the prestigious Richardson Group, a Seattle based dental consultancy.   Now Kat is 0ne of their top consultants.  Her knowledge of dentistry and her keen eye for design has resulted in several new instrument designs, the first being the Root Tip Remover.  She immediately had the RTR patented registered at the FDA and fully tested.  After three years of real world use it has passed with flying colors.  Even prestigious dental offices and universities use it regularly including the University of Washington School of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and the University of Washington School of Dentistry.  It has been tested and re-tested and has won nothing but praise by everyone concerned.

It is difficult to imagine dentists with thirty years experience getting all excited over our Root Tip Remover ONCE THEY FINALLY TRY IT.  It is not difficult for us believe in it because we know ” it simply works.”  The hard part is getting dentists move out of their old comfort zones to try it!  Once they witness the power of this instrument they understand the remarkable effect it can have on their practice.

The positive impact of the Root Tip Remover on a practice  is manifold.  The list of attributes goes on and on.  It is not the purpose of this post to list them but you can visit the website or hang out with Anastasia, our virtual animated assistant created by our Marketing Director William Zimmermann (that would be me).  She is quickly becoming the cartoon mascot at InventDent.  Everyone loves Anastasia while we complete production of video testimonials from dentists who have been using the RTR for years.  These videos are in production now and will be on our website soon.

We believe in our product.  It is a genuine advancement in mastery and control of everyday extractions.   It allows general dentists to risk extraction without worrying about that call to the oral surgeon which adds heavy duty stress and disrupts dental office schedules every day across the country and across the world.  To limit complications and risk to patents is to lower stress and make your career as a dentist more enjoyable.   How bad could that be?

Once dentists begin to see into a new paradigm the value of this remarkable instrument begins to unfold.   The significance this advancement takes hold and it is smooth sailing from that point forward.  Just like personal computers, dental instruments have become simpler smaller and better designed.   We hope you will explore the many virtues of this remarkable product and enjoy the Root Tip Remover at your practice soon.  If you have any questions please call our offices anytime.  We welcome the inquiries and always return calls and emails within 24 hours.

We invite you to check out Anastasia and all the facts surrounding this real breakthrough product at our website:

Written by William Zimmermann

VP Marketing Services, InventDent LLC

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Anistasia Explains details about the InventDent Root Tip Remover

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment
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Engineering Perfection – Simple Elegance Rules

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment



Deceptively advanced technology – simple – portable – reusable – effective.

When we set out to design this new technology we took every aspect of this procedure into account.  We wanted to increase the ease and safety of every extraction in the world, so that finally, dentists would experience  minimized risk in every extraction they perform – forever.

Simply put the Root Tip Remover is a permanent solution to an old nagging problem.  Evidence of this can be found from these important facts with no marketing hyperbole:

  1. The RTR causes less trauma to the area than most root remover systems.
  2. No need to  remove excess bone (essential to reconstruction)
  3. It is a simple easy ergonomic  procedure that supplants technologies costing fifty times as much as the RTR while the RTR out-performs even the most sophisticated removal kits.
  4. If a root tip breaks off, it takes minutes not hours to remove it
  5. Its small size allows for nimble navigation and clear view of the root tip for quick and easy removal.
  6. It moves through decay to anchor into solid tooth structure for root tip removal

Elegance Design Form and Function

Proven Results:
1.   Root Tip Remover is clinically proven to remove residual root tips with less trauma to the patient’s jawbone.
2.   Healing time is decreased due to reduced bone removal and trauma.
3.   Avular bone remains in tact so the ridge is preserved
4.   Less trauma to to the area gives better healing time for implant placement.
5.   Badly decayed teeth that are decayed below the gum line will be able to be removed with ease.
6.   The Root Tip Remover is a dynamic tool to remove residual root tips.

Kat Johnson, Inventor

Conclusions: by Kat Johnson

Every dentist has had the experience of removing a tooth and feeling the root tip fracture off and remain in the socket. You feel that dread come over you and you know your going to be here a while, possibly hours. You request your schedule to be cleared or moved to a later time, effecting your production for the day over a $300.00 + extraction. You reach for the bulky instruments and elevators you have on your tray and know that they are just to big to get between the bone and the tooth to get enough leverage to loosen the root tip from the periodontal ligament.  You may need to remove additional bone and cause more trauma to the area, extending the healing time and the discomfort the patient will experience after this appointment. The next several hours there is a lot of force and tension, not to mention what your patient is experiencing during this procedure. With all of this you still might not be able to get that root tip out!  You might have to leave the root tip and hope an infection does not set in.

Now you have another option! An option that will revolutionize your extraction procedures. You will be able to perform these procedures with out the fear of digging out root tips. The Root Tip Remover will remove these broken off pieces with ease! With its specially designed surgical cutting screw you are able to rotate it right down into the root canal and as it anchors into the dentin it will allow you enough strength and leverage to pull out the root tip with ease! Root tips will be removed in minutes, not hours. Your production goals will be increased because you will be able to keep those difficult extractions in house instead of referring them out to an oral surgeon.

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Biography and history for the InventDent founder Kat Johnson

January 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The Colors of Perfection

Kat Johnson invented the Root Tip Remover in 2007.   She had been consulting dental practices for years and became dissatisfied with some of the patient outcomes she witnessed during routine extractions.   “I listened to the dentists as they described the pain of sending waiting rooms full of patients home in order to extend a procedure to remove a difficult root tip after it broke off during a routine extraction.  Worse yet was the humiliation of calling in an oral surgeon to handle a dangerous medical extraction of a broken root tip in order to preserve easily damaged nerve and soft tissues.”

Kat Johnson is an authority.  She works with dental practices through her position at The Richardson Group.   Before then she worked as a dental office consultant she was a dental assistant where she gained inside and experience that has brought her to a point where she now helps hundreds of dentists, their staffs and practice managers  to refine and correct problems in order to make their practices enjoyable and more efficient.

“It is lonely at the top.  But I love my work”  Kat jests when asked how she keeps up with so many different practices?”  She answers “I love it.”  I love my clients, I enjoy inventing new ways for them to service patients and make more money by offering excellence and raising the bar higher than they ever thought possible.  “And I love inventing new dental instruments. ”

Kat says: “When I invented the Root Tip Remover I had bee a dental assistant for a few years.  It was just a dream at the time.  My dentist would struggle and sweat (and sometimes swear) over jawbone surgery that was simply chasing after a root tip that was hard to remove.  Sometimes the patient would be sent out for extensive surgery just to get the root tip.   It did not seem necessary, so I set out to fix the situation.”  That was the beginning of Inventdent and the remarkable instrument, the Root Tip Remover.

Kat goes on to describe how she founded InventDent.   “So I founded InventDent, retained a manufacturer, sent them the specifications and had a prototype manufactured, had it tested by several dentist friends who absolutely loved the Root Tip Remover.  So I had a few more made and the rest is history.  Now dentists all over the world especially in developing countries are finding this little instrument to be one of the most useful instruments on their tray.”

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