Precision Local Anesthetic Buffering System
Onset provides profound anesthesia in minutes, allowing dentists to stay with the patient and stay on schedule.
Onpharma provides practitioners a way to buffer anesthetic immediately before the injection, rather than after. Traditionally, practitioners rely on the patient’s physiology to buffer the anesthetic, which can take from 5 to 15 minutes. By buffering before the injection with the Onset mixing pen, dentists can stay with their patients throughout the procedure, saving 10 to 15 minutes per appointment.
Injecting pH-buffered lidocaine with epinephrine saves time because the anesthetic can take affect much more quickly, 2 minutes or less. Adjusting the pH of the anesthetic to physiologic neutral is more comfortable than injecting traditional nonbuffered anesthetic. These benefits improve the patient experience and allow practitioners to take control of their schedule.
Fourteen dentists participated in Dental Product Shopper’s evaluation of Onpharma’s Precision Local Anesthetic Buffering System, rating as ease of incorporating into clinical practice, patient comfort during injection, effectiveness in reducing anesthetic onset time, and profoundness of local anesthetic.
Ease of Incorporating into Clinical Practice
Conisisting of 3 separate products––Onpharma Sodium Bicarbonate Inj., 8.4% USP Neutralizing Additive Solution, Onset Mixing Pen, and the Onset Cartridge Connector, the Precision Local Anesthetic Buffering System is the first and only automated and convenient way to adjust the pH of lidocaine with epinephrine cartridges at chairside immediately before injection.
When evaluators were asked to rate the ease of incorporating the Onpharma system into their practice, 11 rated it as excellent and 3 rated it as very good. One evaluator said that he “was able to start working immediately following the injection and that it has reduced my procedure time.”
Patient Comfort During Injection
All 14 dentists who participated in this evaluation said patient comfort was very important to
important when purchasing an anesthesic system. When the evaluators were asked to rate the overall patient comfort of the Onpharma system, 11 rated it as excellent, and 3 rated it as very good. One evaluator said, “Amazing product for initial injection. Thrilled to provide this new level of comfort to my patients.” Another evaluator said, “The other day, the police chief in our city stood up after a filling and said, ‘I didn’t feel a thing’.”
Effectiveness in Reducing Anesthetic Onset Time
According to Onpharma, the Precision Local Anesthetic Buffering System offers a simple way to adjust the pH of a lidocaine cartridge immediately before injection in a process that takes about 10 seconds. When the evaluators were asked to rate the product’s effectiveness in reducing the anesthetic onset time, 12 rated it as excellent and 2 rated it as very good. One evaluator from Lancaster, PA, said, “the rapid onset of mandibular block anesthesia is a great time savings to me and the patients are very pleased to not have to ‘sit and wait’.” Another evaluator, who asked his patient how he would rate the injections he received said, “What injections?”
Profoundness of Local Anesthetic
When evaluators were asked to rate the profoundness of the local anesthetic when using the Onpharma system, 11 rated it as excellent, 2 rated it as very good, and 1 rated it as poor. When asked what he liked best about this product, one evaluator said,“The profoundness of anesthesia. I never have to re-inject especially on the mandibular blocks. It is pretty much instant profound anesthsia.”
When the evaluators were asked if they would recommend the Onpharma system to their colleagues, all of them said definitely. When asked if they would purchase it in the future, all 14 evaluators said definitely. At the end of the evaluation, the dentists were asked to give their overall satisfaction rating of the Precision Local Anesthetic Buffering System. Twelve evaluators gave the system an overall satisfaction rating of excellent, 1 rated it as very good, and 1 rated it as good. One evaluator said, “There is nothing more stressful and frustrating than sitting down to begin a procedure and having to stop to reinject. Onset has eliminated almost all of that.”
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