As a traveling Registered Dental Hygienist, DryShield is my favorite piece of equipment to bring to dental offices. I love that it’s portable and can easily attach to many different units. I use DryShield the most during quadrant scaling and root planing procedures. DryShield benefits myself as a clinician and the patient by increasing comfort and efficiency. On average, I’ve noticed that DryShield allows me to perform procedures 50% faster due to it’s ability to suction, remove excess water, and keep the mouth open all at once. I love how the mouthpieces are also easily autoclavable, which makes the product cost efficient. DryShield is an amazing product and reduces fatigue which makes my job easier!
DryShield has been a huge bonus to the office I work at. It has cut down the time almost in half for our operative visits.I work at the pediatric dentist office and the kids say it is a lot more comfortable then the rubber dam isolation we used to use. It catches all the water so the kids don’t feel like they are choking with all the water. I love that I can custom fit each DryShield for each patient. I even have some 3-year olds who are great with it! We use it for just about everything… fillings, stainless steal crowns, nu smile crowns, sealants, ultrasonic scaling and air polishing! I love it for air polishing because everything just gets sucked up right away. It used to take me 17-20 mins to do 4 sealants and now it only takes me 10 and I don’t even need an assistant passing things to me. It keeps the tooth completely dry. After I am done with it I just wash it off in the sink and drop it in the ultrasonic and then autoclave it. Even our general anesthesia cases have been going faster. We are able to work on 2 quadrants at a time instead of just one while the child is asleep. This has saved our patients’ parents lots of money since anesthesia cases are not cheap. This product has made everyone’s life better, from the dentist to the assistants.
There are many options for suction but I like DryShield the BEST. All the single-use options add up in cost… I love that I can sterilize DryShield! They have a few sizes that work and from an ergonomic standpoint, they make my job easier