Frequently asked questions
What are the primary benefits of using an Isolation Technique to control the oral environment?
Using Isolite Systems’ family of products allows the dental practice to implement a protocol for Isolation Technique (IT). The Isolite products provide several key benefits when establishing this standard:
- Increased visibility. The nearly transparent Isolite® Mouthpiece allows complete visibility of the entire oral field. When using Isolite®, the patient's oral cavity is illuminated from within the mouth, providing a unique, shadowless illumination that benefits both practitioner and patient.
- Quick, reliable isolation. The Isolite Mouthpiece enables total control of the oral environment, and Isolite®, Isodry® and now Isovac® are the only dental devices that deliver continuous retraction, protection and suction in a single device.
- Faster procedures. Dentists, dental assistants and hygienists using Isolite's family of dental isolation products have reported reduced procedure times of 20-50%, making the entire practice more productive.
- Better ergonomics. Practitioners tell us they enjoy dentistry more when using our products. Hygienists and technicians tell us our products have extended their careers by reducing fatigue during daily procedures.
What types of procedures are appropriate for Isolite®?
Using the Isolite® Mouthpiece in combination with the Isolite®, Isodry® and Isovac® allows dental practitioners to treat almost all dental procedures where quick, reliable isolation is needed. Click here to see a list of commonly performed procedures.
What does the Isolite® Mouthpiece do?
The key to our technology is the Isolite Mouthpiece. Compatible with the full line of Isolite's family of products, the Mouthpiece is the heart of our system.
Isolite's proprietary and patented Mouthpiece has been specifically designed and engineered around the anatomy and morphology of the mouth to accommodate every patient, from children to the elderly. It is constructed out of a polymeric material that is softer than gingival tissue for patient comfort, and it has excellent optical qualities. Its safety advantages and ease of use will boost your practice's efficiency, results, and patient satisfaction.
When the Isolation Mouthpiece is put in place, the patient's cheek and tongue are automatically retracted and protected, resulting in an immediate decrease in the risk of patient injury. The Mouthpiece obturates the entrance to the throat, minimizing the chance of debris aspiration. This makes the patient more comfortable and provides the additional benefit of being able to monitor the patient's airway. The Mouthpiece's thick construction provides an extra layer of protection from dental instruments and controls the patient's tongue. The patient can comfortably rest their jaw thanks to the built-in bite block, and you have free access to both the upper and lower quadrants. And because the Mouthpiece is single-use, patient cross-contamination is eliminated. In addition, the Mouthpiece has bilateral, 360° evacuation to keep the field dry and reduce humidity.
How is illumination better with Isolite®?
By lighting the patient's oral cavity from within the mouth, Isolite®, our flagship product, provides a unique shadowless illumination that is unmatched. Unlike conventional lighting, light emanating from the Isolation Mouthpiece cannot be blocked by practitioners' head or hands. Clear, bright illumination reduces eyestrain for the practitioner and allows better visibility of the working field. Strain associated with headlamps or movement of the overhead lamp are greatly reduced or eliminated.
How can my hygienists benefit from the Isolite technology?
Hygienists love using the Isolite Isolation Mouthpiece because it is like having an extra set of helping hands, and we have designed the new Isovac™ dental isolation adaptor with them in mind. Hygienists find using our Mouthpiece useful for quad scalings and sealants. Another big plus: continuous aspiration reduces operatory airborne aerosols.
How quickly can the mouthpiece be placed?
Easy to place and comfortable for the patient, the Isolite® Mouthpiece can be placed in only a few seconds and removed even more quickly. We suggest that you practice your Mouthpiece placement technique before trying it on patients. Guides for Mouthpiece placement are included in the Instructions For Use and are also available online. Of course, if you would like additional help with instructions or technique we are always glad to help! Please phone our customer support hotline at 800-560-6066.
Do the Mouthpieces contain latex?
No. The Mouthpieces are hypoallergenic, and do not contain natural rubber latex.
Is the Isolite® Mouthpiece comfortable for the patient?
Yes! When sized correctly, patients experience increased comfort. It gives them a place to rest their jaw and they no longer worry about their tongue or cheek being injured. They relax.
Are there different sizes of the Isolite® Mouthpiece?
Yes. Isolite Mouthpieces are available in six anatomically and morphologically correct sizes to accommodate every patient, from children to the elderly: Pediatric, Extra Small, Small, Medium, Medium DV (Deep Vestibule), and Large. All of our Isolation Mouthpieces are manufactured of a polymeric material that is softer than gingival tissue for patient comfort and have excellent optical qualities.
Is there some place I can see a demonstration of Isolite Systems’ product lines?
I have more questions. Who can I ask?
If you have more questions, we have answers. Call our Customer Support Hotline at 800-560-6066.