We know you care about your patients' safety, which is why we developed DOVE® valves to make it easy for you to keep hygiene a top priority.
If they knew about the risk of saliva, blood, bacteria, and viruses from other patients getting into their mouth during their dental visit? They would be quite upset and would demand that you take steps to prevent this. Your patients trust you to use the latest technology to keep them safe from potential infection, so don't betray that trust by continuing to do things the old way, which results in around a quarter of patients getting backflow from the suction lines.
Valves are supposed to be cleaned after every patient, but many dental offices aren't aware of this or just don't have the time in between visits for a lengthy autoclave cleaning process so they just wipe off the exterior. DOVE® disposables don't have this problem, it only takes seconds to attach a new valve and you're ready for the next patient.
Many of our original customers have built their business by educating patients on all they do to keep them safe in the dental chair. Showing your patients how you invest in their health through backflow prevention and disposable evacuation valves goes a long way toward patient retention and builds trust with you, their provider.
Of course, the cost structure is different for disposables compared to metal valves. On the one hand, it'll cost around $1.50 to $2 per valve, but on the other hand, you save the upfront cost of buying metal valves, and the labor cost involved in cleaning them properly and frequently enough. And when it really comes down to it, a couple of bucks per patient is well worth the benefit of preventing backflow, eliminating the bacteria that accumulates in metal valves, and capturing the aerosols inside and outside the patient's mouth. If you choose to pass this cost on to your patients, they'll be happy to pay a small premium for that extra level of protection.
DOVE® works closely with dental practices to develop our patented products while continually improving our US-based manufacturing processes to ensure the best quality while keeping costs down. The result is a range of products focused on patient safety that fit intuitively and ergonomically into your practice (and your budget).
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