Thursday, July 18, 2019

DryShield Evaluation Starting Soon


I’m excited to let you know that in the not too distant future (as in the next week) the team and I will start an evaluation of the DryShield isolation system.

I’m excited to be able to do this and to provide to all os you my evaluation of DryShield… especially since ewe’ve been doing a pretty vigorous test and evaluation of the Isolite system.  The 2 products are pretty much direct competitors and it will be nice to be able to report back to all of you on the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Anyone who practices knows what it’s like to battle and to attain proper isolation of the field.  Today’s materials, especially bonded ones, require a very organized field that allows the operator to directly control how much moisture is present and how much water/moisture is used.  The long term success of a restoration can be directly affected by moisture.  Water, saliva, blood, and crevicular fluid can ALL create havoc for an operator.  These things *must* be controlled.

I’m also a big fan of competition in any given field.  Competition drives innovation which can create incredible advances on products.  Here is what DryShield has to say about their product, direct from the company website:

DryShield performs all of the tasks of a high-suction evacuator, bite block, tongue shield and oral pathway protector in one easy-to-use device. It’s an intelligent breakthrough in isolation that brings unmatched levels of ease and comfort to doctors and patients alike.
Installing DryShield is quick and easy, transporting your dental office into the future in seconds.
DryShield Pediatric Starter Kit boasts the ground-breaking, U.S. and worldwide patent-pending, autoclavable mouthpiece. DryShield mouthpieces are engineered to be fully autoclavable.
Turn your practice into a 100% DryShield Pediatric practice. Feel the freedom to use DryShield on ALL pediatric patients and procedures. Maximize the full potential of DryShield.
• DryShield Isolation System
• Portable Operatory Kit
• Y Connector Kit
• Cleaning Brush
• Autoclavable Mouthpiece X-Pedo (4-pack)
• Autoclavable Mouthpiece Pedo (4-pack)
• Autoclavable Mouthpiece Small (4-pack)
• Autoclavable Mouthpiece Medium (4-pack)

The kit is on its way to my office and should be arriving in the next day or 2.  Once it arrives, my assistant Nicky will be doing the install (I love it when I can turn her loose on a project and *know* it will be done right) and then we’ll get right down to putting DryShield through its clinical paces.

We’ll be using it in a variety of situations and for a variety of procedures.  If you’re interested to find out how it’s going before I post my final evaluation, you can get info on my Twitter feed (@jflucke) or though my Facebook feed or from my Instagram page.  I’ll be updating the social media feeds on Dryshield as I go through my evaluation.  Of course, I’ll also be updating those feeds on any personal or technology ramblings on a regular basis.  Be sure to stay tuned!

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