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Isolite DV Mouthpiece

Feb. 17, 2011
Mouthpiece provides another size option for dentists who working with dental isolation technology.
SANTA BARBARA, California--Isolite Systems, maker of the Isolite and Isodry dental isolation systems, plans to launch a new Small Deep Vestibule mouthpiece size for the systems Feb. 24-26, 2011, at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting. To read more about Isolite, go to Isolite.Both dental isolation systems hold the patient's mouth open, keep the tongue out of the working field, and guard the patient's airway--all while continuously evacuating saliva and excess moisture. Working with Isolite Systems' dental isolation technology allows dental professionals to perform procedures more efficiently with greater control over the oral environment. The soft Isolite mouthpiece used with the Isolite and Isodry systems makes for a more comfortable experience allowing the patient to rest his or her jaw on a soft bite block versus having to hold it open for the entire dental procedure. With the tongue comfortably retracted by the Isolite mouthpiece, it is kept safely away from the dental procedure and the dental drill to avoid unintentional injury of the tongue. Additionally, the Isolite mouthpiece shields the patient's airway as an added measure of safety to prevent inadvertent aspiration of a foreign body such as a broken or extracted tooth, crown, or implant. With the addition of the new Small DV (Deep Vestibule) mouthpiece to its product line-up, Isolite Systems now makes available six distinct mouthpieces designed to fit various patients--from small children to large adults. The new size was developed for patients who need a small bite-block but have a relatively deeper vestibule compared to other small-mouthed people. For these patient types, the new shape and design of the Small DV mouthpiece allows for an even more complete tongue retraction and better fit in a patient’s mouth. Its expanded cheek shield shape provides improved suction that goes deeper into the vestibule. The new design features a more stable bite block and provides additional suction capacity behind the bite block itself, helping assure saliva does not pool behind the mouthpiece.The new Small DV mouthpiece was developed based on customer feedback. "We know that one size mouthpiece does not fit all patients," said Dr. Thomas Hirsch, Isolite Systems cofounder and director of clinical relations. "Isolite previously introduced the Medium DV mouthpiece to provide a better fit for adult patients with deeper vestibules. We had such a positive response to the Medium DV that we wanted to bring those same advantages to our smaller-sized patients."Added Lawrence A. Kotlow, DDS, PC, a board-certified specialist in pediatric dentistry: "The new Small DV mouthpiece is an excellent addition to the Isolite mouthpiece line. It gives me more options for mouthpieces and that helps me provide better patient care." The Small DV mouthpiece will be demonstrated along with the company's Isolite and Isodry dental isolation systems at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting at McCormick Place. Isolite Systems will exhibit at Booth #443. For more information, visit or call (800) 560-6066.To comment on this product, go to