Clinicians Report from August 2022, Volume 15 Issue 8, Pages 1, 2, 3 & 4
FIRST LOOK AT A NEW TECHNOLOGY THAT MAY SIMPLIFY ORAL SURGERY
- - Background: Many dentists accomplishing surgical procedures (such as tooth extractions, implants, sinus lift procedures and impacted tooth removal) use rotary or hand instruments to remove bone. Can these procedures be accomplished with more adequate vision, easier, safer, and with more comfort for the patient? The Magnetic Mallet uses electromagnetic forces and provides high-intensity impact to bone facilitating bone remodeling and removal. The Magnetic Mallet by Osseotouch is a novel technology that is among the most innovative that CR has recently seen.
- - Purpose: Clinicians Report's team of Scientists, CR Clinicians, surveyed users, and ultimately an oral surgeon tested and reviewed the Magnetic Mallet to give a first clinical look at its pros and cons and determine whether the Magnetic Mallet can offer a better experience for both the dentist and the patient.
- - Methods: The Magnetic Mallet is used in complex extraction procedures, which are among the most challenging procedures accomplished in a dental office. Extraction procedures often start and end without a glitch; however, unexpected challenges arise. Surgeons are always looking for better instruments and better techniques. Since the Magnetic Mallet was among the most innovative products evaluated this yew, it received a "CR First Look."
- - Results: The Magnetic Mallet, as opposed to a hand mallet, improves patient comfort. There were no patient complaints either immediately after surgery or during any stage of recovery when using the Magnetic Mallet. The Magnet Mallet does seem to provide a better overall experience.
- - Conclusions: Among the new technology evaluated this year, the Magnetic Mallet was among the most innovative and therefore worthy of a "CR First Look”. For dentists regularly accomplishing oral surgery and looking for cutting-edge technology, the Magnetic Mallet is a significant improvement over the conventional surgical, particularly for difficult extractions.