Great Product Experience -
A Dentists Point of View
BY DR. CHRISTIAN HAHN
As a dental professional, have you ever used a product
and thought, “this would work so much better if it could
only do X, Y or Z?”
Well, I was given the opportunity to offer my thoughts
and have them brought to life. I’ve been working with
DentiSmart on their new sectional matrix system that
solves a number of issues I was having with other
sectional matrix systems.
For example, some matrix rings have a tendency to
spring off mid procedure, loose their ability to separate
teeth, deform or even break after a relatively short
period of time. And, sometimes bands can be hard to
grip or rip if you pull a bit too hard.
DentiSmart designed a simple and elegant solution
to these problems - the SmartView Sectional Matrix
System. The matrix bands have a reinforced placement
tab that’s easier to get a hold of without tearing and
they’re coated for easy removal. The new matrix
retainer or “SmartView Clip” works more like a spring,
solving the durability and other issues. The idea is
that a spring can compress hundreds of times while
still keeping its shape and making it easier to open.
This new design also allows the clip to direct forces
perpendicular to the tooth and down, which means it
stays where you put it. As an added bonus, it doubles
as a rubber dam clamp while retaining the matrix band. This was a pleasant
surprise because as I am always looking to reduce clutter in my operatory!
All in all, the product experience has been great. The folks at DentiSmart really
listen to my clinical concerns and worked as a team to create a great product.
I now have a custom made tool that makes my life easier. It’s new to the
market so if you get a chance give it a try. And, look for their new
AdaptiBands, they are coming out this Fall (2013) and will eliminate flash.
I’m really looking forward to trying them.
doubles as a
rubber dam clamp.
Results are – great
contacts with less