Isolite introduces new mouthpiece

Isolite Systems will launch a new mouthpiece for the Isolite dryfield illuminator at the Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting in Chicago this week, according to the company.

The Isolite dryfield illuminator combines the functions of light, suction, and retraction into a single tool, the company said. With the addition of the new Medium DV (deep vestibule) mouthpiece to its product lineup, Isolite Systems now offers five mouthpieces for patients varying in size -- from small children to large adults.

The new design of the Medium DV mouthpiece allows for more complete tongue retraction, and its expanded cheek shield shape provides improved suction that goes deeper into the vestibule, according to Isolite Systems. The new design also provides for additional suction capacity within the bite block itself, ensuring saliva does not pool behind the mouthpiece, the company noted.

Dennis Fasbinder, D.D.S., a clinical professor at the University of Michigan, tested Isolite's new Medium DV mouthpiece. "I have quite a few patients that fall between the medium and large sizes," Dr. Fasbinder stated in a press release. "When using the medium mouthpieces, the tongue would occasionally slip under the retractor. With the new Medium DV design, there's enough extra retraction to address all these situations."

The Medium DV mouthpiece goes on sale March 1, 2009.

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