Evacuation devices, air/water syringe tip, and dental unit

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Evacuation devices, air/water syringe tip, and dental unit

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High-volume (velocity) evacuator (HVE) tip

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To evacuate large volumes of fluid and debris from the oral cavity

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1. Stainless steel evacuator tip
2. Plastic evacuator tip—Disposable plastic
Straight or slightly angled at one or both ends
Also available in plastic that may be sterilized

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Evacuator tip attaches to high-velocity tubing on dental unit.
HVE tip is used on most tray setups.

 

imageHVE Tip must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Disposable plastic HVE Tip should be disposed of in the garbage. Single use only.

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Low-volume (velocity) saliva ejector tip

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To evacuate smaller volumes of fluid from the oral cavity

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Disposable plastic for single use only
Can be bent for placement under tongue and in other areas of mouth or can be used straight
Variety of styles

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Attaches to low-velocity tubing on dental unit.
Saliva Ejector Tip is used on most tray setups.

 

imageDisposable Saliva Ejector Tip should be disposed of in the garbage. Single use only. Refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding possible backflow from low-volume saliva ejectors.

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Photos courtesy Isolite Systems, Santa Barbara, CA.

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Dryfield illuminator (isolite)

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To retract tongue, evacuate saliva and water from patient’s mouth
To provide light to the working area of the mouth
To gently hold patient’s mouth open during use
To serve as a barrier to the airway, protecting the patient from inadvertent aspiration of dental material

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Isolite is attached to high-velocity evacuation port of the vacuum system.
No special devices are required to operate system installed on the dental unit.

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Isolates an entire quadrant
Used for maxillary and mandibular procedures
Light settings for light-sensitive curing material

 

imageIsolite must be cleaned, bagged individually or bagged/wrapped in a tray setup, and then sterilized. A chemical/steam indicator device should be included in the wrapping. Disposable plastic should be disposed of in the garbage. Single use only. Refer to manufacturer’s recommendation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.

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Low-volume (velocity) mandibular evacuator

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To evacuate smaller volumes of fluid from the oral cavity
To use on mandibular arch

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Feb 3, 2015 | Posted by in Dental Hygiene | Comments Off on Evacuation devices, air/water syringe tip, and dental unit
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