Dentist Dr Knut Hufschmidt has been successfully using the OptraGate lip and cheek retractor for over nine years, optimizing the treatment procedures in his dental practice.
In his practice Dr Hufschmidt uses OptraGate on a regular basis. Applying the device is routine for him: “In addition to professional teeth cleaning, I use OptraGate consistently in all treatment situations in which complete isolation with a rubber dam is not possible or not necessary. I use it for initial examinations to direct and indirect restorations in the anterior and posterior region.“
As a practitioner, Dr Hufschmidt benefits from OptraGate by having easy access to a considerably enlarged treatment field and by being able to achieve relative isolation effortlessly. OptraGate also helps patients to hold their mouth open for longer. The lips of the patients are more effectively protected from mechanical irritations and rotary instruments. “The best aspect of it all is, however, that I can completely focus on my patient and their problem and, at the same time, I can increase my efficiency,” says Dr Hufschmidt. “This brings about more flexibility, efficiency and ergonomics.”
OptraGate has convinced Dr Hufschmidt of its advantages. Try out the lip and cheek retractor in a variety of treatment situations to form your own opinion.
Restoring a deciduous tooth under relative isolation
Occlusal filling on tooth 46 under relative isolation
Class V filling on tooth 44 under relative isolation
Seating a partial crown on tooth 36 under relative isolation