The Isodry® dental isolation system was named a Pride Institute Best of Class Technology Award winner for 2013. The awards recognize dental products that dramatically improve workflow for the dentist and improve results for the patient. This year’s award-winners were announced in the July 2013 issue of Dental Products Report magazine. Designed and manufactured by Isolite Systems in the USA, Isodry is one of 18 honorees to be named to this year’s list.
Proper dental isolation is important to dental procedures because it minimizes contamination thereby contributing to clinical success. The Isodry dental isolation system is a proven, easy-to-use alternative to traditional forms of dental isolation, such as the rubber dam or manual suction and retraction. The system aids in dental procedures by improving patient management and giving dental professionals unprecedented control of the oral environment: keeping the patient mouth open, improving visibility, controlling suction and oral humidity, and minimizing sources of contamination.
The key to Isolite Systems’ dental isolation technology are the Isolite Mouthpieces that work with the company’s systems. Morphologically correct Isolite Mouthpieces are available in five sizes and are designed to fit patients from pediatric to large adult. The wide range of mouthpieces means that it is now much simpler to have effective isolation for every patient of every size. Isolite Mouthpieces are soft and comfortable and provide an added measure of safety during the dental procedure – protecting the patient from foreign body aspiration and shielding the tongue and cheek from injury by the handpiece or other dental instruments.
“We are extremely honored to receive the Pride Institute Best of Class Technology Award for our Isodry system,” said Jim Hirsch, Isolite Systems Founder and Director of Product Development, “We absolutely believe that our isolation systems are changing the world of dentistry for the better. The recognition from the Pride Leadership Panel is meaningful in that the panel doesn’t select winners lightly. Your product has to really pass the test.”
The Pride Institute Best of Class Technology awards were launched in 2009 as a new concept to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. A panel composed of leaders in dental technology convenes each year to determine the honorees. Organized by Dr. Lou Shuman, President of Pride Institute, the panel is committed to a selection method that is unbiased and rigorous. This year’s panel members includes: Dr. John Flucke, Technology Editor of Dental Products Report; Dr. Paul Feuerstein, Technology Editor of Dental Economics; Dr. Larry Emmott, Technology Editor of DentalCompare; Dr. Lou Shuman, President of Pride Institute and Creator of the Best of Class Technology Initiative and Technology Expo; Dr. Marty Jablow, Technology Consultant and Columnist for DrBicuspid.com;. and Dr. Parag Kachalia, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.
Winning products from this year’s Pride Institute Best of Class Technology Award will be featured in a special Technology Expo taking place during this year’s ADA Annual Session in New Orleans, Oct 31 – Nov. 3, 2013. Awards will be presented to the winning companies at a private reception on Friday, November 1.
About Isolite Systems
Isolite Systems is committed to transcending the limitations of existing dental technology with innovative products that help dental professionals work more productively with less stress and fatigue. Isolite dental isolation is in use at leading dental practices, dental schools, and military and public health facilities. It has received significant industry recognition for its contribution to the advancement of dentistry and has been favorably reviewed by leading independent evaluators. For more information about Isolite Systems and its products, including a video tour and clinical videos, please visit www.isolitesystems.com or call 800-560-6066.