Dentapen by Septodont

Equipment Guide

A consistent injection of anesthesia is an essential step toward a more comfortable patient experience. But dentists face a variety of issues when using a traditional syringe, such as adhering to the recommended injection time (1milliliter in 1 minute); variations in pressure, which can damage tissue and cause discomfort to the patient; and providing consistently high-quality injections throughout the day. The Septodont Dentapen – a new generation of electronic syringes, designed to perform less painful injections – ensures these challenges are greatly reduced.

As with most electronic syringes, the Dentapen injection is monitored with a constant flow, at the right pace, enabling the dentist to focus more on needle insertion1.  The dentist remains in better control of the injection and the patient experiences less pain. According to one recent study of 50 dentists who received a palatal injection, 96 percent preferred injections from an electronic syringe vs. manual syringe, and their pain perception was reduced by a factor of two2.

A self-contained, cordless, intuitive device that matches the dentists’ habits, Dentapen is a leader among electronic syringes. There is no console, tubing, foot pads or proprietary disposables for dentists to contend with. Dentapen can be held in two different ways: by the wings, like a manual syringe, or pen-like, for a precise injection during special procedures. Dentists can use any local anesthetic cartridge and their favorite dental needle. And, patients find the small, modern look to be less threatening and more reassuring, enabling them to relax.

Clinicians can determine whether the Dentapen by Septodont is right for their dental practice by considering the following:

  • Do my patients appear anxious about receiving an injection of anesthesia?
  • Would I benefit by using a new injection technique – one that is more exact and less painful for my patients?

Some dentists may question whether it’s practical to purchase the Dentapen:

  • “The Dentapen costs more than traditional dental syringes.”
    • True, but Dentapen offers much more than an easier way to give an injection. It ensures a much-improved patient experience. Quick injections can be painful. The Dentapen forces dentists to slow down their injection pace, thereby significantly improving the patient experience.

When patients are more relaxed, dentists can work more efficiently, with better outcomes. Dentapen is an important step in the right direction.

  1. CCLAD (Computer-Controlled Local Anesthesia Device).
  2. Hochman MN, Chiarello D, Hochman CB, Lopatkin R, Pergola S, Computerized Local Anesthesia Delivery vs. Traditional Syringe Technique. NY State Dent J. 1997; 63:24-9.

Editor’s note: Sponsored by Septodont.