I spent 10 years as a dental assistant before going dental school. In that time I acquired some super powers. Super Hearing: I could hear if my doctor needed something from clear across the building, Psychic Powers: I knew what my doctor was going to need before they even knew what they were going to need, and a Hulk Right Hand: from squirting out heavy body impression material on a routing basis.
Here at the Dental Advisor we recently received the PowerMix™ (Clinician’s Choice) automatic impression material dispenser. What makes this different from some automatic impression material dispensers is that it is cordless and portable (weighing in at 2 pounds). According to the manufacturers it dispenses void-free impression material at the press of a button, filling a full arch impression tray in only 10 seconds! The impression material is proprietary, so you have to use their material that fits into the unit. You can dispense the material either using the dispenser hand held or leave it in the cradle, which is portable.
What were the Initial Insights of the Dental Advisor team?
– The entire unit is very portable, it would be easy to hop from operatory to operatory with this.
– When using handheld, the shape is kind of awkward to hold in your hand.
– Talk about fast! It filled a full arch tray in no time, as promised.
– Very smooth dispensing of material.
What do our Clinical Evaluators and their patients think about this product once it’s used in their offices? Look for our clinical evaluation in an upcoming issue!