Last week we received the Dentalvibe unit for evaluation & clinical testing. It's an interesting device composed of a retraction system with a bright white LED for illumination. This is combined with a vibration system that is designed to interrupt the pain sensation associated with dental injections.
The device is rechargeable and site in a charging stand when not in use. The retraction part consists of a Y-shaped piece of plastic which comes in contact with the patient and is disposable.
It's an interesting concept and an interesting device. We'll be using it in a large number of cases a d report back on our results.
Here is more info from the company website:
The revolutionary solution to dentistry's #1 challenge: patient anxiety about pain
It’s the primary challenge all dental professionals face: 50% of Americans, according to worlddental.org, avoid dental care entirely, because of anxiety about pain - most often, the pain of dental anesthetic injections.
DentalVibe is a cordless, handheld, easy-to-use device designed to reduce the pain and fear associated with the dreaded dental injection for adults as well as children. DentalVibe can be used with any dental anesthetic injection syringe to deliver comfortable injections in all areas of the mouth.
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