You know the drill: In the middle of an exam, a patient needs
to rinse, or you need to re-adjust the lighting, or both of you
need a break from trying to keep the tongue out of the way.
Meet the Isolite
, a soft single-use mouthpiece that
protects the tongue and cheek, evacuates fluid and oral debris, and
illuminates the workspace. The company claims it can reduce
procedure time by 20 to 30 percent.
In the first photo, Trucia Drummond, DDS (middle), shows Cissy
Furusho, DDS, the product on the exhibit floor of the Midwinter
Meeting. In the second photo, Furusho tries it out for
Drummond said about 90 percent of patients are comfortable
using it; some may feel claustrophobic.