Lares Research introduced an ergonomic breakthrough- the world’s smallest and lightest prophy handpiece , the Pastel Plus. The Pastel Plus is significantly quieter and the low pressure start minimizes splatter. This innovative addition to the Lares family of handpiece products substantiates their global positioning as a dental handpiece category leader. During the 2017 ADF dental meeting in Paris, Lares was awarded the Most Innovative Product for the Fluoresce HD, the world’s first dual wavelength LED swivel coupler enabling dentists to choose between white or 405 nm (UV) LED light output from their air turbine by a small switch on the outside surface of the coupler. The Fluoresce coupler is compatible to all Lares Handpieces such as the world’s first 5 year warranty handpiece, Legacy 5.