Impression material. What a mess. At least that’s my experience as a dental patient. It really can't be helped...it's the nature of the beast. I can imagine it’s not all that much fun for dentists and assistants either.
DENTSPLY Raintree Essix has this pretty cool device that I suspect makes the whole impression material mixing a much more pleasant experience for clinicians. The Hurrimix Alginate and Stone Mixer looks like a sleek stainless steel box, but on the inside are 4 mixing containers (2 for alginate and 2 for stone) that make it possible to reliably mix impression material quickly. The mixing containers are round so it’s easy to remove material and the containers are easy to clean.
According to DENTSPLY Raintree Essix, mixing is completed in 5 easy steps:
This video shows you exactly how to use the machine.