What changes will your patients notice

the first time they walk through your clinic doors?

Changes in Dentistry

Increased concern over COVID-19 has brought attention to an area of dentistry that shouldn't be overlooked: routine procedures performed many times a day in your dental office producing bioaerols capable of transmitting infectious diseases.

 

Dental offices are in one of the highest risk categories for transmission and contraction of COVID-19. Face-to-face communication, exposure to body fluids, and the aerosolization of these fluids during routine procedures puts you, your staff and your patients at a high risk for transmission of many infectious diseases. 

This has caused tremendous change in the world of dentistry. What changes will your patients notice when they walk through your doors their first day back? Are you prepared to answer their questions about aerosols?

What can you tell your patients when they ask about aerosols?

You've spent your time at home researching, planning and preparing to reopen your clinic with increased safety protocols. Your patients have also been at home, thinking about COVID-19 aerosols and contemplating cancelling their next appointment.

Be proactive. While your wallet may be telling you otherwise, now is the time to market to your patients how you plan to keep them safe. If you don't do it, you can be sure the clinic down the road will. 

Upon returning to your clinic, you and your dental care team need to be knowledgeable and ready for your patients who will be asking about aerosols. They have been hearing about aerosols and COVID-19 for months, and many have become "experts" through their own internet research. Find out any information they already know and correct any misconceptions right away. A well-informed patient is more likely to return. 

 

They will want to hear what you are doing to reduce their risk. What data-driven changes to your clinic's protocol are you making for their safety? Several studies have found that properly placed, continuous high volume suction can eliminate over 90% of aerosols during dental procedures. Adding proper HVE suction to your procedures is one simple way to improve patient safety. 

Advance patient education with this free, comprehensive patient flyer on aerosol reduction in your dental clinic:

 

ADA and OSHA recommendations

So, what do the ADA and OSHA recommend for aerosol control and safety for dental professionals during this time? There advice on the matter has been quite limited. Essentially, both recommend reducing or eliminating procedures that produce aerosols. In today's dental clinic, that eliminates quite a bit. 

If aerosol producing procedures are necessary, both the ADA and OSHA recommending using dental dams with HVE suction. While the standard of care in some circumstances, dental dams are not appropriate or convenient in every situation. Additionally, if you are trying to reduce the amount of dental care staff exposed to aerosols, four-handed dentistry is counterproductive. Further, dental hygienists using ultrasonic scalers produce a high amount of aerosols and do not have an extra set of hands for HVE aerosol control.

Studies have shown that using high-volume isolation systems are equally or more effective at reducing spatter and aerosols during your dental procedures when compared to dental dams and HVE suction as recommended by OSHA and the ADA. 

Additionally, high-volume isolation systems are much more practical and convenient than dental dams and HVE Suction. They are easy to use for a variety of clinical applications performed both by dentists and hygienists and offer continuous, hands-free uninterrupted suction and aerosol control properly placed at the source of production.

Increase the standard of care recommended by the ADA and OSHA and take extra precautions with research-based approaches to aerosol reductions.

 

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For 90% aerosol reduction,

make the right choice with HVE isolation...

... and choose the right adapter

The VacuLUX HVE Adapter: Significantly More for Significantly Less

The VacuLUX HVE adapter was designed and engineered to offer dentists and dental hygienists all of the aerosol reduction and isolation of Zyris' and Dryshield's systems at a fraction of the cost while solving many of the problems associated with their systems. 

Simple Installation

Plug the VacuLUX HVE adapter into your existing HVE valves for the simplest installation of a high-volume isolation system on the market. Insert the adapter just like your suction tips.

 

The VacuLUX was designed to fit all standard HVE valves and to rotate 360 degrees while maintaining a tight suction seal. The Dryshield adapter connects directly to your HVE hose, not valve, and does not rotate to prevent binding and pull from the hose. 

Easily interchange between your suction tips and high volume isolation from one procedure to another with the VacuLUX adapter. Interchanging between Dryshield's or Zyris's Isovac and your HVE valve to use suction tips is not so easy. It requires difficult removal of their barbed adapters from your hose and re-installation of your valve for each interchange as well as for autoclave sterilization. 

The VacuLUX's simple installation also allows for portability between rooms. Simply pull out the adapter from the valve and go from one room to another. Dryshield does offer a cumbersome portability kit for an additional cost that plugs into your valve for easy removal. However, your system is then impeded by two noisy valves, your HVE valve and the Dryshield valve. 

Keep high-volume isolation simple with and easy with the VacuLUX HVE adapter.

Illumination by the HyperLUX Light Engine

Enjoy the option to add illumination to your Dryshield or Zyris mouthpieces at any time. All of the VacuLUX HVE adapters are equipped with an embedded borosilicate glass light guide to flood your workspace with shadowless illumination by easily coupling to our HyperLUX light engine. 

Our portable light engine magnetically couples to the VacuLUX adapter through our patented system, transferring up to 140,000 LUX of bright, white light through a fiber optic light guide. 

This portable illumination system can be shared between rooms. The light engine runs on rechargeable lithium ion batteries and does not require any complicated installation or power hookup for use. Zyris' Isolite system costs $1895, and is permanently installed at your chair.

You can upgrade to add illumination to your VacuLUX HVE adapter at any time for only $369. If you choose to go with Zyris' Isodry or Isovac systems (non-illuminated), you cannot later upgrade to add illumination without purchasing and installing a complete new system, the Isolite system. 

Dryshield's system does not offer an option for illumination. The VacuLUX HVE adapter, however, can illuminate Dryshield's mouthpieces, both autoclavable and disposable. Additionally, the multi-use HyperLUX light engine powers all of Ascentcare's other illuminated dental instruments with same magnetic coupling fiber optic system.

Alluminum Construction

Lightweight and very durable, the VacuLUX is made with 7075 aerospace grade anodized aluminum. Weighing only one-ounce, the adapter itself is very comfortable for your patient. 

The aluminum construction of the VacuLUX allows for repeated autoclaving without breaking down and needing costly replacement over time like plastic constructed adapters. With increases in safety protocols, daily autoclaving is a feature many dentists are opting for. 

Valve-free

Our adapter was designed to be valve-free for multiple reasons. The one-piece design is simple to sterilize and does not require time-consuming disassembly and reassembly like Zyris's systems. There is no maintenance of o-rings or parts to be repaired or replaced over time. 

 

One of the biggest complaints about Zyris' and Dryshield's systems is the unavoidable noise of air movement past their valves. Noise next to your patient's ear makes it difficult to communicate and overall an unpleasant experience.  

By designing our adapter without a noisy, built-in valve, we have given dentists the option to remove the noise with our Whisper Lite Kit. This hose extension kit allows you to keep your HVE valve docked at your table and attaches directly to our adapter. This removes the sound of the valve away from your patient's ear, removes weight and increases comfort. 

Made in America

Ascentcare Dental Products is proud to design, engineer and manufacture our products in the United States, at our FDA registered facility in our home state of Michigan. We take care to assemble and test all of our products and each one that leaves our facility meets our high standards for quality and excellence. 

Want to know more about the VacuLUX HVE Adapter? Our representatives are ready to answer your questions! Give us a call at (616) 600-4505