Isolation devices: No man is an island, but his teeth should be
By Monica F. Anderson, DDS, contributing writer

Another alternative is combination isolation/evacuation devices that do more than just remove moisture. For example, Dentapops (Primotec) is a disposable three-in-one device providing mouth prop, suction, and tongue deflector. The patient bites on the mouth prop to stabilize the device. A glowing review in Dental Economics (May 2002, Vol. 92:5) concluded, “It is excellent … for all operative procedures on both arches … the dental assistant can use the extra time to attend to other tasks for greater efficiency.”

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