Product Review: How The Wand All-Injection System makes the anesthesia process better for patients and dental staff

August 7, 2013
Stan Goff
Stan Goff

Issue 5

One patient and dental staff member tells us how The Wand from Aseptico saves both patients and team members from discomfort.

One patient and dental staff member tells us how The Wand from Aseptico saves both patients and team members from discomfort.

Being a registered dental assistant, Carrie Keogh Brown of Northridge, Calif., has been on both ends of the spectrum when it comes to painful anesthetic injections. She does not like needles herself and she dreads approaching squeamish patients about to get a traditional injection.

That’s why Carrie is very happy that her employer and her dentist, Dr. Guy Mangia of Sherman Oaks, Calif., was an early adopter of The Wand All-Injection System from Aspetico. Now she no longer worries about getting or giving dental injections.

The system, distributed exclusively by Aseptico, features a computer-controlled local anesthesia delivery to enhance the injection process for both the dental team member and the patient. The handpiece is known as The Wand.

“I cannot stand needles and I needed a veneer on No. 7. I had a short tooth so the doctor put a veneer on there,” she said. “Front injections are not fun. It brings tears to your eyes. But when you use The Wand, it’s night and day. You don’t have that pressure feeling. The Wand dilutes the pressure and it’s wonderful.”

Now Carrie would not go to a dentist unless the practice used The Wand. In fact, she’d go out of her way to stay with Dr. Mangia.

“If I had to move out of town I would actually fly in for him to do it because he uses The Wand,” she said. “It boggles my mind that a lot of dentists don’t use it. I don’t understand why.”

Not only does Carrie love missing out on the pain caused by traditional injections, she loves working with patients who also enjoy the technology and the “pain-free” dentistry they receive.

“It’s better for the patient and it’s like there’s no fear anymore,” said Carrie, who freely shares her story with friends and relatives. “They (friends and family) come to him because of it. You always see the saying ‘painless dentistry.’ It’s always what the doctor puts into it.”

Another benefit of the system is the ability to numb just one tooth at a time with no wait, unlike traditional injections. Dr. Mangia didn’t waste time putting The Wand All-Injection System into action at his practice.

“He’s been using it since it came out, for at least 10 years,” Carrie said. “When we have patients, it’s amazing. They ask if we’re  going to get them numb, and the dentist tells them we already did. They’re like, what do you mean?”

Working with happy patients makes for less stress on the staff.

“It’s just all around comfort for us and the patient,” Carrie said. “I have a number of patients who come in just because we have this technology. We do it on little kids and the kids don’t even flinch, it’s amazing.”

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How The Wand All-Injection System makes the anesthesia process better for patients and dental staff

One patient and dental staff member tells us how The Wand from Aseptico saves both patients and team members from discomfort. Written by: Stan Goff The Wand All-Injection System from Aspetico Date published: 07/09/2013 5 / 5 stars