Part of my role of being a Physiotherapist requires ergonomic assessments at many dental clinics. I noticed that both patients and Dental Assistants complained about pain caused from the lack of support provided during dental procedures. Although there are many products which keep the mouth open, there is nothing on the market to reduce the downward force exerted by the dentist. The JawPro truly is the solution for both dental assistants & dental patients, backed and designed in collaboration with dentists & oral surgeons.
We discovered that during extended dental procedures that require sedation the Dental Assistant is required to support the mandible from an awkward ergonomic angle to maintain a patent airway & resist against the downward forces of the procedure. This results in musculoskeletal workplace injuries. The JawPro eliminates the need for the Dental Assistant to support the Mandible during these procedures, helping to prevent postural injuries and allowing the Dental Assistant to have both hands free to actually assist the dentist.
A recent Australian study found that 85% of the adult populations are still at least a little anxious about painful or uncomfortable procedures during a dental visit.
So why all the fear and anxiety; because it hurts your jaw! Having to open your mouth for long periods can cause your Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) to go into dysfunction due to inflammation and misalignment. There is nothing to simply support the jaw from the downward forces of the dentist. The JawPro is going to fill that void in the dental world and revolutionise the way we treat patients. It will decrease pain, fear and anxiety surrounding dental visits leading to regular visits and healthier teeth/gums. However the JawPro is not only designed for the patient, it has a very important role in looking after the Dental Assistants and Technicians.
Overall the JawPro:
- Comfortably supports your jaw during any dental procedure.
- Minimises jaw pain, TMJ dysfunction and soreness during and after dental treatments.
- Minimises jaw locking and overextension.
- Reduces treatment breaks and overall treatment time.
- Reduces ergonomic demands of the Dental Assistant & risk of workplace injuries.
- Helps maintain a patent airway.
The JawPro works by displacing the downward forces exerted by the Dentist through your upper chest instead of your TMJ.The strength of the device is provided from the ratchet design that allows for an easy locking system. The device is simple to put on and is flexible allowing a one size fits all approach. The high quality material allows for easy cleaning as we understand that hygiene is paramount in any dental setting.
The JawPro is the ultimate tool for creating a better dental experience for everyone!