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48 exhibitors Greater New York Dental Meeting — Nov. 26, 2017 Revolutionizing local anesthetic delivery: A shot both patients and practitioners can love Now, buffering can be done with the simple twist of a knob By Anutra Staff n “I didn’t even know you gave me a shot,” Barb said as Dr. Kelly picked up his handpiece and went to work immediately. For decades, the idea of getting a dental injection has terrified patients. Quite frankly, the uncertainty, unpre- dictability and long onset time of local anesthetic equally terrifies the practitioner. The Anutra Local Anesthetic Deliv- ery System redefines local anesthetic delivery, according to the company. It enhances patient experience and comfort while transforming a prac- titioner’s efficiency and profitability as well as the profundity and predict- ability of local anesthetic. Buffering is an age-old science that has been used in the medical commu- nity for decades. Buffering is simply taking something acidic and mixing it with something more basic to neutral- ize the acid. So why does this matter in dentistry? Lidocaine with epinephrine has a low pH, meaning it is extremely acidic. In fact, its pH is close to that of citric acid, which is found in limes and lemons. Could you imagine injecting lemon juice into someone’s mouth? We simply would not do that. Much of the burning and stinging sensation comes from the fact that local anesthetic is very acidic. The Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System makes buffering simple. By loading an Anutra Cassette at the beginning of the week, clinicians can simply buffer anesthetic for every patient by twisting the knob on the Anutra Dispenser. What adds to the power of buff- ered anesthetic is a topical effect that is a result of a CO2 microbubble that is formed when local anesthetic is mixed with sodium bicarbonate. Many practitioners report dropping a small amount on the mucosa prior to injecting for a very powerful topical anesthetic. 5 The Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System. (Photo/Provided by Anutra) Not only is patient comfort increased with buffered anesthetic, a practitioner’s efficiency is dramati- cally optimized. Because buffered anesthetic is raised to physiologic pH, the anesthetic crosses the nerve membrane more readily, meaning a patient can reach pulpal anesthesia in as little as two minutes, even with blocks. Additionally, anywhere from 4,000 to 6,000 times the active mol- ecules of anesthetic will cross the nerve membrane, making it more profound than normal lidocaine, as Here in New York To learn more about the Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System, stop by the booth, No. 5611. well as increasing the predictability that a patient will get numb the first time, even on those hard-to-numb patients. Not only does the Anutra Local Anesthetic Delivery System provide a simplistic platform for you to buffer in your practice, it also introduces the first-known FDA approved, multi- dose, one-handed aspiration syringe that is fully disposable. So what does that mean? It means you can hold up to 6 milliliters of anes- thetic in one single syringe. No need to reload cartridges — one syringe can hold the equivalent of at least three traditional 1.8 mL dental cartridges. With a cost point that is affordable, a revolutionary new syringe, a sim- plistic dosing system and a long shelf life, the Anutra Local Anesthetic is a no-brainer for every dental practice, according to the company.

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