Live WebinarOrthodontic Oral Hygiene
20 Aug 2019, 08:00 PM EST (New York)
Jackie Dorst BS RDH, John K. Weaver DMD
Isolite Systems, maker of the award-winning Isolite™ and Isodry dental isolation systems, will debut a new small deep vestibule (DV) mouthpiece for its dental isolation systems at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago, Feb. 24–26.
Both dental isolation systems hold the patient’s mouth open, keep the tongue out of the working field and guard the patient’s airway –— all while continuously evacuating saliva and excess moisture. Working with Isolite Systems’ dental isolation technology allows dental professionals to perform procedures more efficiently with greater control over the oral environment.
The super-soft Isolite mouthpiece used with the Isolite and Isodry systems makes for a more comfortable experience for the patient, allowing the patient to rest his/her jaw on a soft-bite block versus having to hold it open for the entire dental procedure. With the tongue comfortably retracted by the Isolite mouthpiece, it is kept safely away from the dental procedure and the dental drill in order to avoid unintentional injury of the tongue. Additionally, the Isolite mouthpiece shields the patient’s airway as an added measure of safety to prevent inadvertent aspiration of a foreign body, such as a broken or extracted tooth, crown or implant.
With the addition of the new small DV mouthpiece to its product line-up, Isolite Systems now makes available six distinct super-soft mouthpieces that are designed to fit patients varying in size — from small children to large adults.
The new size was developed for patients that need a small bite-block, but have a relatively deeper vestibule compared to other small-mouthed people. For these patient types, the new shape and design of the small DV mouthpiece allows for an even more complete tongue retraction and better fit in the mouth. Its expanded cheek shield shape provides improved suction that goes deeper into the vestibule. The new design also features a more stable bite block that provides for additional suction capacity behind the bite block, insuring saliva does not pool behind the mouthpiece.
The new small DV mouthpiece was developed based on customer feedback. “We had such a positive response to the medium DV mouthpiece that we introduced, we wanted to bring those advantages to our smaller-sized mouthpiece,” said Dr. Thomas Hirsch, Isolite Systems co-founder and director of clinical relations.
For more information about Isolite Systems and its products, including a video tour and clinical videos, please visit www.isolitesystems.com or call (800) 560-6066.