GrindAlert is a battery-powered sensing device incorporated into a lightweight, adjustable headband that senses facial muscle activity specifically related to teeth clenching and grinding, then signals the patient to stop by emitting an audible tone. GrindAlert is based upon proven electromyographic methodology (EMG) that measures the electrical output of targeted muscles.
Zila Professional Pharmaceuticals, a division of Zila, Inc., previewed the ViziLite(TM) chemiluminescent oral examination device at the Yankee Dental Congress, which ended recently in Boston. The ViziLite device is used in conjunction with a conventional visual oral mucosal examination to improve the identification, evaluation and monitoring of oral mucosal abnormalities in those at increased risk for oral cancer. The ViziLite test kit includes a handheld disposable chemiluminescent light and a one-percent acetic mouth rinse that work together to help dental professionals detect abnormalities in the oral cavity that might not be visible to the unaided eye.