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Isolite Systems manufactures both the Isolite and the IsodryTi dryfield illuminators.
Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

By Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Tue. 2 March 2010

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CHICAGO, USA: The Midwinter Meeting is traditionally the place where companies unveil new technology and new equipment. One of those companies, Isolite Systems, a maker of innovative dental isolation technology, introduced a new product, the IsodryTi. The new product was assessed while conducting market research on the company’s original, award-winning Isolite dryfield illuminator dental isolation system, the company said.

The original Isolite provides five levels of intra-oral illumination, comfortably retracts the patient’s tongue and cheek, protects the throat and keeps the mouth gently propped open with continuous suctioning of the dental patient. With the tongue out of the way and a bright, dry field in which to work, dental procedures are completed an estimated 20 to 30 per cent faster with less stress for the dental professional and improved comfort for the dental patient.

The new product, IsodryTi, is exactly like the Isolite, but without the internal oral lighting.

“After conducting market research, we found that there is a segment of dental practitioners who, after years of practicing dentistry, prefer to work only with external lighting, so we created the IsodryTi, which has all of the same retraction, protection, mouth-propping, and ongoing aspiration of the original Isolite, but without the advanced intra-oral illumination of our premier product,” explained Jim Hirsch, president and product designer.

With no computer circuitry or advanced lighting technology, the IsodryTi has a lower manufacturing cost and the resulting price may make the company’s dramatic dental isolation benefits even more affordable to some dental practices.

“We have found many dental practices wanting to have our isolation technology installed in every operatory of their practice, but they don’t necessarily need the intra-oral illumination feature in every room. Or, we have clinics and teaching facilities with capital budget constraints, and the lower price point of IsodryTi will help them bring state-of-the art isolation to more operatories allowing them to serve more patients, said Sandra Hirsch, general manager.

As with the original Isolite, the IsodryTi utilizes the patented, all-in-one Isoflex mouthpiece. The unique shape and softness of the mouthpiece is key to the system’s advanced dental isolation. The latex-free mouthpiece comfortably allows fluids and debris to be aspirated from deep within the oral cavity. Built-in tongue, cheek and throat shield protect the patient from injury and provide an added measure of assurance that the airway is better protected from possible dental debris.

Single-use Isolite mouthpieces are available in five sizes to fit the spectrum of patients from small child to large adult.

More information is available from Isolite Systems.

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