The Quest™ Dry Field System combines a mouth prop, tongue shield and suction device into one easy to use appliance. When used in conjunction with the Access™ Cheek Retractor, it is proven to be highly effective in maintaining a dry field for orthodontic bonding and a variety of other dental procedures.
Product Information & Instructions
Prior to inserting the device:
- Verify that the rings of the tongue shield do not block the suction holes. If they do, simply rotate or slide the tubing into the proper position.
- Instruct the patient to open as wide as possible while you insert the tongue shield, and then to close lightly to hold its position.
To insert the tongue shield: (see enclosed photos)
- Hold the assembled device so that the tubing faces the patient, and the front of the device points downward.
- Insert in this position and then upright the tongue shield so that the rigid portion rests against the palate.
- The patient should relax their tongue and allow it to comfortably rest within the device.
- Verify that all suction holes are visible, facing outward and upward, and are unobstructed by tissue or by the tongue shield.
- Instruct the patient to bite down slightly to maintain the device’s position.
Assembly for re-use: Step 5 (in position)
- Thread the open end of the tubing through the ring on the lower posterior of the tongue shield.
- Continue threading the tubing through the remaining rings, ending at the opposite posterior ring.
- The closed end of the tubing should be at the distal edge of the device.
- Verify that all suction holes are visible, and are not blocked by the rings.
- Suction holes should face upwards and outwards.
- Thread the open end of the tubing through the anterior opening.
- Attach the low-volume suction adapter to the tubing.
- Attach the adapter to your suction source and generate suction as needed.