DryShield and How It Protects against Aerosols

Posted by AUSTGEN FAMILY DENTAL on Oct 22 2021, 03:15 AM

During dental procedures, dental care professionals are always at high risk of transmittable diseases. This concern has further gained attention because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The aerosol particles of COVID-19 are posing an even greater threat these days. Aerosols pose a threat to the dentist and other members of the dental staff. The menacing virus remains viable in aerosols for some time, posing a threat to multiple patients exposed during that period. The ultra-fine viral particles may enter the bloodstream of the infected person and target body organs like the heart and brain.


How Can This be Prevented?

During a dental procedure, whether it is fixing cavities or applying sealants, it is important to isolate the working area and keep it completely dry. Use of rubber dental dams may make patients feel uncomfortable and leave them with aches in their jaws. 

The flagship DryShield solution is the way out for all such issues. It is an unconventional all-in-one appliance that includes a modern isolation and mouthpiece system. It is a patented autoclavable isolation system that keeps the risk down to the lowest possible levels. Apart from providing isolation, retraction, and keeping the working environment clean, it also provides continuous high volume suction to help reduce aerosols.

What Does DryShield Do?

Thanks to the advancements in dental technology, we can now integrate all the vital chores of a high-suction evacuator, dry angles, gauze, cotton rolls, and bite block in a single appliance. This easy-to-use device is capable of performing all the duties of a high-suction evacuator, bite block, tongue shield, and oral pathway protector, providing incomparable levels of simplicity and comfort to dentists.

Features of DryShield

  • DryShield offers two options, an autoclavable and another single-use, ensuring maximum convenience. 
  • To install the equipment, we can attach it directly to the HVE. There is no requirement for any special equipment for installation.
  • The mouthpiece is made up of soft and flexible material, and its size marks a matching interchangeable bite block. This enables the patient to rest and the dentist to customize a perfect fit for individual patients.
  • This hands-free appliance with continuous high volume suction ensures a pleasant dental experience for patients. 

Benefits of DryShield

DryShield has changed the old traditional procedures of working for modern dentistry. Some benefits of DryShield includes:

  • Easy installation and uncomplicated operation
  • Completely safe for patients
  • Saves time for both the dentist and patient
  • No need for a dental assistant 
  • Increased productivity of dentist  

We can now keep our work environment dry and clean, streamline our dental procedures and get the job treatment done efficiently, thanks to the DryShield.

Please reach out to our dental practice in Greenwood, IN, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Austgen. Please call us at (317) 885-6400 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

Leave A Reply

Please fill all the fields.

1405 W County Line Rd Suite A, Greenwood, IN 46142

Phone: (317) 885-6400

Office Hours

MON - WED 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

THU 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

FRI - SUN Closed

Get in Touch


Call: (317) 885-6400

Contact Us

1405 W County Line Rd Suite A,
Greenwood, IN 46142


Phone: (317) 885-6400

Fax: (317) 885-6425



Monday - Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 12:30 pm