Proper isolation of the oral cavity reduces humidity, protects the patient, offers less interruptions, provides retraction of the cheek and tongue, isolates the working field, and evacuates fluid from the oral cavity.
EZ DAM® allows for predictable results, increases resin bond strengths to teeth and decreases microleakage. Proper isolation prior to the placement of dental sealants is imperative to the long-term success of the bond. Restorative outcomes are improved by keeping the mouth dry and facilitating better impressions. The bottom line: better, consistent moisture control results in superior success.
EZ DAM® is perfect for:
When performing sedation EZ DAM® helps keep the mouth propped open for easier access to the oral cavity. It also retracts, protects and manages the airway and soft tissue during the procedure. EZ DAM® is great for placing implant screws and other small devices by keeping everything out of the way, protected and dry.
EZ DAM® is perfect for hygiene, it allows you to work quickly and easily in two quadrants at a time, increasing efficiency and streamlining procedures. The bite block is more comfortable for the patient and the specially designed customizable mouthpiece offers safety from injury, aspiration, reduces aerosolic particles and decreases other potentially infectious materials when using highspeed handpieces and ultrasonic scalers.
Ideally suited for the following:
Dental emergencies are unpredictable and are time critical. EZ DAM® provides your team with a safe and efficient way to control the oral environment regardless of the situation. The versatile combination of retraction, suction, throat packing and bite block allows the situation to be managed quickly and safely. Also, once anesthetized, the mouthpiece acts as a barrier for dislodged or undetected objects in the mouth. This is very convenient especially when multiple quadrants are involved.
Flexibility and freedom – EZ DAM® acts as a continual suction assistant which can free up your staff for other needs.
An EZ DAM® intro kit contain everything you need to start working with EZ DAM®.
The bite blocks come in 5 different sizes: Small, Small-Medium, Medium, Large and X-Large. The Small size bite block is great for children under 12 years of age. The Small-Medium bite block is ideal for small framed patients, especially females and teenagers. Medium, Large and X-Large bite blocks are fitted mostly for males. The way you gauge the bite blocks is to size the block to roughly 2/3 to 3/4 of a full mouth opening. One of the benefits of the EZ DAM® system is that the bite blocks are interchangeable quickly so you can easily size up the patients. You can sterilize the ones you’ve tried in, in order to be ready for the next patient.
The core is the connector that is the heart of the EZ DAM® system. You attach the bite block, mouthpiece and suction hose to it in order to configure the system for use. Make sure that you have the right orientation while assembling the system.
The suction hose comes with a control valve for suction at the top end so you can control the suction strength right at the oral cavity. On the other end of the hose is a high volume suction adaptor so it can easily be inserted into the HVAC to commence working with EZ DAM®. This allows the EZ DAM® system to easily be used and shared in several operatories. At the other end there is a nylon stopper around the hose to provide more width for mounting support.
The “Soft” mouthpiece is made of a unique latex-free material called Dynaflex, which is very flexible and trimmable. The soft mouthpiece comes in both “Adult” and “Junior” sizes and is recommended for all patients. The flexibility of the mouthpiece allows the practitioner to move freely by displacing the mouthpiece as they work around the oral cavity.
The “Retract” mouthpiece is also made from Dynaflex, but is more rigid and provides better retraction. It is also trimmable and is only available in the “Adult” size. The Retract mouthpiece is recommended for patients who are tongue thrusters and or patients that have thicker cheeks.
The T-connector allows you to permanently install EZ DAM® in your operatory by sharing the HVAC line. All you do is connect the T-Connector to your existing HVAC line which permits you to attach the EZ DAM® tubing in order to have both suction modalities available simultaneously.