Kulzer has launched the high-volume Ivory ReLeaf hands-free HVE suction device — described as time-saving and patient-friendly. The device assists with evacuation, retraction and maintaining a dry field during a wide array of dental and hygiene procedures.
Kulzer asserts that unlike saliva ejectors, Ivory ReLeaf is not only a hands-free suction device, but also a high-volume suction device. According to the company, the device works in all four quadrants with ergonomic comfort and full view of the oral cavity without the need to be moved around, which can save up to 15 minutes of time per patient — representing a potential for hundreds of dollars in increased production throughout the day.
“The ingenious aspect of Ivory ReLeaf’s design is that its disposable leaves use the cheek and vestibule area for support, rather than relying on the shape of the arch or the orientation of the teeth,” said Lesley Melvin, Kulzer’s director, marketing and product management. “This provides 280 degrees of suction around the leaf to make time-saving uninterrupted suction throughout the oral cavity possible.” Ivory ReLeaf further contributes to practice efficiency by connecting to existing dental vacuum systems in less than 60 seconds.
Patients are less likely to feel claustrophobic because the device does not obstruct the airway. Additionally, because Ivory ReLeaf does not reach the soft pallet, gag reflexes are rarely an issue. Its universal mouthpiece, or “leaf,” is a custom blend of latex and BPA-free polymer that is soft and comfortable.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, when patients close their lips around low- volume saliva ejectors, backflow can occur when the pressure in the patient’s mouth is less than that in the evacuator. “(Such) backflow, which can include previous patients’ waste material, colonized biofilm from the tubing, and chemicals from flushing the line, is simply not possible with Ivory ReLeaf,” Melvin said.
You can order a free sample of Ivory ReLeaf at mydental360.com/releaf. Learn more at www.kulzerUS.com.