Michelle Turco & Michelle Greig
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Educational Goal
Inform dental professionals of a innovative alternate approach to dental treatments

1. What is an Isolite system?
2. How does an Isolite system work?
3. Advantages and disadvantages for Isolite
4. Who can use the Isolite system?
5. Which dental procedures can the Isolite be used for?
6. Where can the Isolite system be purchased?
7. Costs of an Isolite system, as well as replacement costs

What is Isolite?

Isolite is used to help expose the teeth and have easier access to “help improve dentistry”.
It provides more comfort for the client, a drier area for the clinician,
and lightens up the area being worked on.

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The Isolite provides you with these benefits:
- Isolates maxillary and mandibular quadrants simultaneously- Retracts and protects tongue and cheek- Delivers bright, shadowless illumination throughout the oral cavity- Continuously aspirates fluids and oral debris- Barriers the throat to prevent inadvertent aspiration of material

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How Does it Work?
Step 1: Prepare for Placement
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Step 2 & 3: Position Isthmus and Insert Mouthpiece
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Step 4: Place Bite Block onto Occlusal Surfaceisolite step 4.jpg
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Step 5: Position Isthmus Behind Tuberosity
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The Isolite mouthpiece is placed into the oral cavity within seconds, instantly retracting the cheek and isolating the tongue out of the way of the area being worked on. “The throat is completely protected from inadvertent aspiration of dropped material”.
“Powerful dual-channel suction of Isolite” benefits both the clinician and client, it is a drier barrier used to isolate the teeth proven to be better than a dental dam, and it allows the client to feel comfortable with the water level instead of getting the feeling of drowning.
When the Isolite is inserted in the mouth it provides a “shadowless illumination”, because the light is included in the mouthpiece it avoids the clinicians head and hands getting in the way of blocking the light and also eliminates the light from getting in the clients eyes.
With the built in bite-block it leaves the clients jaw feeling at ease as they don’t have to strain it to keep their mouths open the entire appointment.
All of these accessories included in the Isolite leaves the "dental professional with an uninterrupted access to an entire quadrant”.

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Video 1

(Dentalcompare, 2011)
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- 5 sizes; pediatric, small, medium, medium DV (deep vestibule) and large- Bright, adjustable LED light- Systems available with or without illumination- Bite block; soft and comfortable- Tongue and cheek protection- Two, separately adjustable, vacuum channels- Bilateral isolation 2 quads at a time- Mouthpieces are disposable which is good for infection control- Protection from unsafe aspiration of materials- Instructional DVD for proper placement- Will fit into most high– or low–volume slots- Hands-free retraction- Latex-free

- Client's positioning cannot be “too upright”
- Without proper training/technique of placement, gag reflex can be triggered
- Cannot be used with a client that has an extreme gag reflex
- For dental professionals, the mouthpieces can be costly

Professional Testimonials
“Nothing reduces humidity like Isolite. Rubber dams and cotton rolls are great, but there is nothing that gives us total control over the oral environment in so many applications as Isolite. At this point, we use it daily and couldn’t practice without it.”
—Drs. Michael Melkers and Jeanine McDonald

“When I use the Isolite I can work much more efficiently and quicker. I don’t have to keep switching cotton rolls, or suctioning. I can just move from tooth to tooth without interruptions.”
—Jason Prillwitz, RDH

Video 2
(Endodontics77, 2009)

Who Can Use Isolite?
The Isolite system can be useful for dental hygienists, dentists and other dental specialists.

Which procedures can the Isolite be used for?

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Where is it Available?
It is available to buy online on the Isolite website


Isolite i2 $1695 USD
Isodry (no illumination) $795 USDBarrier sleeves 100 per box $16.95Disposable mouth piece $2.50 each = $25 per box (of 10)
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Crossword Puzzle



Isolite Systems. (2012). Retrieved from

Dentalcompare. (2011). Mouthpiece anatomy: How it works, [Video file]. Retrieved June 30, 2012, from

Endodontics77. (2009). Isolite systems video 2, [Video file]. Retrieved June 30, 2012, from

Image References

Image 1: Isolite System. (2012). Isolite, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 2: Isolite System. (2012). High performance dentistry, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 3: 21st Century Dental. (2000). Isolite isolation system, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 4: Isolite System. (2012). The i2 system, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 5: Isolite System. (2012). Prepare for placement, [Online Image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 6: Isolite System. (2012). Position isthmus and insert mouth piece, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 7: Isolite System. (2012). Bite block onto occlusal surface, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 8: Isolite System. (2012). Isthmus behind tuberosity, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 9: Isolite System. (2012). Mouthpiece placement and procedures,[Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from

Image 10 a,b,c,d: Isolite System. (2012). Tables of procedures and system benefits, [Online image]. Retrieved July 4, 2012 from

Image 11: Reuters. (2011). Isolite system mouthpiece, [Online image]. Retrieved June 27, 2012 from