Innovations in Dental Tools
Dr. Mace is an innovator in dental surgery and technology. Not only does he use the latest techniques, but he also invented, designed, and developed a time-saving device to more accurately and efficiently treat patients with cavities. His original device, The Orbiter, has 6 patents in 3 countries and is at the cusp of dental innovation and technology.
Patient Benefits of The Orbiter
Dr. Mace at James Mace DDS in Washington, Missouri has many patients who have cavities or tooth decay. As the cavity develops, it begins to wear a large hole in your tooth. To repair this and prevent further damage, Dr. Mace and his team recommend a cavity filling. During this procedure, Dr. Mace will use a special light device to fill the cavity. By design, blue light is used to secure the cavity. This process is also referred to as curing. Although the patient does not see the blue light, the dental assistant, hygienist, or dentist has to avoid looking directly at the blue light because it can damage their eyes. To solve this, Dr. Mace invented, designed, and developed a tool called The Orbitor, which is an easy-to-move, automatic eyeshield placed over the blue light to protect the clinician’s eyes. Studies have shown that this tool can save up to two days of eye damage annually for your clinician. But, what does this mean for you?
Why Patients LOVE The Orbiter
Compared to other devices, The Orbiter cures a filling on a tooth more efficiently and accurately. When clinicians use devices without The Orbiter, they typically look away from the blue light to avoid long-term eye damage. However, this can cause the filling to cure improperly leaving it loose and likely to fall out. Additionally, patients love that The Orbitor’s auto-adjusting feature saves time during the procedure. This means getting in and out of the dental office faster!