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Henry Schein will offer the complete dental isolation system from Zyris, which includes Isolite 3, Isovac 2, Isodry and a full line of mouthpieces. (Photo: Henry Schein)

Henry Schein to distribute Zyris dental isolation products

By Dental Tribune USA
September 03, 2020

MELVILLE, N.Y., USA: Henry Schein Inc. has entered into an agreement with Zyris Inc. (formerly Isolite Systems) to be the exclusive distributor of its complete dental isolation system. Schein is now offering the full line of Zyris products. These devices are designed to help dental professionals have greater control and visibility for procedures that require patients’ teeth to be isolated and repaired dry, such as laser surgery, crown preparations, restorations and extractions.

Minimizing bacteria to the mouth, this suite of solutions can enhance infection control protocols and aerosol management, helping practices provide a safer and more efficient patient experience, according to a press release issued by Henry Schein. The dental isolation system features hands-free, high-volume evacuator (HVE) devices and mouthpieces — all manufactured in the United States — that connect to a dental chair’s HVE line, giving dental professionals continuous suction throughout the entire procedure; retraction of the patient’s tongue and cheek to provide dentists with more working room; and airway protection from the water, blood, saliva and debris associated with dental surgery, the company said.

“As we continue to help our customers reopen their practices, it is essential that we offer solutions that enhance infection prevention protocols,” said AJ Caffentzis, president, U.S. dental distribution. “Thanks to our valued partner, Zyris, and its dental isolation system, our customers can rely on us to help them deliver a safer and more comfortable experience for their patients.”

Designed to improve safety, comfort and convenience for patients, as well as enhance practice efficiencies, Zyris’ dental isolation system, as exclusively distributed by Henry Schein, includes the following:

  • Isolite 3: The isolation device provides continuous hands-free suction to evacuate debris, helping to help mitigate negative variables that can impact treatment, including moisture, contamination, soft tissue interference, low visibility and restricted access, according to the company. To help improve visibility and access into a patient’s oral cavity, the tool features an integrated, long-lasting LED light (white and non-curing amber) with three levels of brightness. Illumination from this tool can provide enhanced visibility when placing light-sensitive materials, including resins, composites and adhesives, the company said.
  • Isovac 2: This tool is an adapter that can help improve mobility in the practice workflow, as it can easily be relocated to any operatory in a dental practice, and connected to an existing HVE line, ideal for dental teams who need additional support to maximize productivity, according to the company. The Isovac 2 control head can be disassembled in seconds for quick and easy cleaning. Further contributing to increased efficiencies, the Isovac 2 is sold as a three-pack, which allows for one Isovac 2 to be in use, one Isovac 2 to be ready for the next patient and one Isovac 2 to be cleaned and autoclaved after each patient, the company said.
  • Isodry: Connected directly into the dental chair’s HVE line and featuring an integrated vacuum hose, the strong, ultra-lightweight Isodry control head assembly is constructed of titanium and weighs only 2.5 ounces, the company said. The tool comes with six vacuum pipes that connect Zyris’ mouthpieces to the Isodry control head, giving dental teams the ability to treat six patients before the vacuum pipes need to be autoclaved.
  • Mouthpieces: Zyris’ patented, single-use mouthpieces, which can be attached to each of the three devices, retract the patient’s tongue and cheek, protect the patient’s airway and keep the mouth gently propped open, according to the company. Continuous two-channel adjustable suctioning facilitates the reduction of aerosols intraorally during dental procedures. Available in six sizes, the mouthpieces are designed to comfortably fit a broad range of patients from pediatric to geriatric, and each mouthpiece is constructed of soft polymeric material to help ensure their comfort, the company said.

“We are thrilled to partner with Henry Schein, whose extensive dental customer base can create a positive, minimally invasive dental experience for patients with our award-winning, easy-to-use dental isolation products,” said Sandra Hirsch, president and CEO of Zyris. “Together, we are committed to promoting better oral health through highly effective and technologically advanced solutions; helping more clinicians achieve optimal visibility, moisture control, improved efficiency and consistent results.”

More information is available online, at www.henryscheindental.com/isolite.

(Source: Business Wire)

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