Brushes, Dental, Prophylaxis, Vacuum-Supplemented
Definition : Dental brushes designed for connection to a suction unit to facilitate simultaneous manual cleaning (i.e., prophylaxis) of teeth and removal of fluid and particles from the mouth. These brushes typically consist of a hollow-handle evacuating brush that may be connected via a flexible tube to a healthcare facility vacuum outlet or to a dedicated portable suction unit. Vacuum-supplemented manual brushes permit the removal of debris, plaque, bacteria, and fluid from the mouth during dental procedures; they are also used in people who are unable to swallow or have difficulty swallowing and expectorating and/or in emergency situations.
Entry Terms : "Vacuum-Supplemented Dental Brushes" , "Toothbrushes, Vacuum-Supplemented" , "Vacuum Toothbrushes" , "Vac-U-Brushes"
UMDC code : 17597
ASI Medical Inc
ASI Medical was founded with the purpose of developing mobile dental delivery systems that allow dentists the ability to easily set up a dental office without the cost of specialized dental plumbing and construction delays. ASI began operations in 1994 with the initial product line of self-contained mobile dental equipment or portable dental equipment and carts with a built in air compressor, suction and a closed water supply for complete operation from just a standard electrical outlet. ASI is now recognized as the highest quality manufacturer of mobile and portable dental equipment with optimal performance, longevity and sound level.
Bill Elkins, a registered pharmacist in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, founded the Medi-Crush Company in 1975. The first product sold was referred to as the "Medi-Crush." This simple, yet revolutionary product, allowed for crushing medication into a powder form for easier consumption.
Owens & Minor
Owens & Minor is the leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply-chain management solutions. Most of O&M's sales consist of consumable goods such as disposable gloves, dressings, endoscopic products, intravenous products, needles and syringes, sterile procedure trays, surgical products and gowns, urological products and wound closure products.