GantGuard Dental and Surgical Bibs
by Dr. Ona Erdt | Posted on October 4, 2019
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How come it never fails that when you are doing endo on a patient they wear black that day or when doing oral surgery they wear white? When doing endo, when I was an assistant and now as the doctor I am hyper aware of that little drip hanging on the end of the syringe full of sodium hypochloride. Are they going to leave with a polka dot shirt or can I whip the syringe over to the tooth in time? Bibs help, but there are always exposed areas as it rotates around on the patient or the shoulders… enter GantGuard Dental and Surgical Bibs.
Here at the Dental Advisor, we recently received GantGuard Dental and Surgical Bibs (Gant Medical). What makes these bib unique? Actually several things. For one, they have a cutout for the neck so they can wrap around and stick onto the patient’s back. This allows for more coverage around the neck and shoulders (where that sodium hypochloride drip is coming around). They are nearly twice the size of a regular dental bib for extra coverage and come in surgical length that actually goes down as far the the patient’s lap! They stick directly onto the patient via an adhesive that does not have strips that need to be pulled off over the adhesive. Finally, they have a very unique delivery system. They come in rolls and can be dispensed from a wall dispenser or a portable box dispenser!
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GantGuard Dental Bib
Bib wraps around patient’s shoulders and adheres to their back
Pull apart to activate adhesive, no strips to pull off
Surgical length goes all the way down to patient lap
Pediatric size (thanks Shelby for demoing the kid version too since there were no kids in the clinic that day, LOL!)
GantGuard comes in rolls
Wall mounted dispenser
Portable box dispenser
Neck must be removed prior to placement (left) plastic backing (right)
Adhesive on the bib that gets activated once separated
What were the Initial Insights of the Dental Advisor team?
– Great patient coverage not just length wise but also wrapping around to the patient’s back.
– Neck opening may not be suitable for patients with large necks or patients wearing hoodies.
– Wall dispenser is a fantastic idea!
– Opening the bib to expose the adhesive properly requires some practice. You have to “snap it open” and we ruined quite a few bibs trying to perfect this technique.
What do our Clinical Evaluators and their patients think about this product once it’s used in their offices? Look for a possible clinical evaluation in an upcoming issue!