Orofacial Therapeutics Receives CE Mark Approval for its QuickSplint® Interim Oral Appliance

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – July 27, 2017 Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, has received CE mark approval, allowing the company to initiate marketing efforts and commercialization in Europe.

QuickSplint is an interim oral appliance that can be fabricated quickly and easily in the dental practice. It is the only oral appliance designed specifically for short-term use of up to 2 – 4 weeks.

QuickSplint was named a 2016 Clinical Problem Solver by The Dental Advisor, a Reader’s Choice Top 25 First Impression Product and Reader’s Choice Top 100 Product for 2017 by Dentistry Today magazine, and received favorable review by Joshua Austin, DDS, FAGD in Dental Economics magazine in September 2016.

“QuickSplint, for me, has so many functions in my general practice. I use it all the time. It’s a quick, easy, inexpensive device – a practice builder, patient rapport builder, and a great service to be able to offer our patients,” stated Lee Ann Brady, DMD.

QuickSplint gives dentists the ability to offer their patients an immediate temporary solution for pain and protection including:

  • Same-day treatment for acute jaw pain, orofacial pain
  • Diagnostic aid for bruxism
  • Post-op healing aid after periodontal surgery, oral surgery and other long dental procedures
  • Post-op temporary protection for anterior provisional veneers, newly placed implants, endodontically treated teeth, and new dental restorations
  • Anterior bite-plane/deprogrammer
  • Transitional or emergency oral appliance

To learn more about QuickSplint and its uses for general dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implant surgery, and more visit the QuickSplint website at www.quicksplint.com.

 

About Orofacial Therapeutics, LP

Founded by orofacial pain expert, Bradley Eli DDS, MS, Orofacial Therapeutics LP is a San Diego-based medical device company that develops a variety of aids for dentistry and orofacial pain. Dr. Eli and the company hold multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain. The company’s popular interim oral appliance, QuickSplint, has been successfully utilized with patients for more than ten years and became available to dentists and dental specialists in 2011. QuickSplint is FDA 510k cleared and is made in the USA. The company’s products are available for sale for use by licensed dental or medical professionals. The company accepts orders by phone, fax, online, and through a select number of dental labs and dealers. For more information, visit www.quicksplint.com.

QuickSplint is a registered trademark. Link to the Press Release with video and supplemental information. 

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We’re Raising Awareness about Postoperative Jaw and Muscle Pain

On the surface, it may not seem like that big of a deal. A little soreness in the jaw after a dental procedure is common, and most cases will resolve on their own. But for a percentage of patients, jaw pain won’t resolve normally. If not addressed within the first 30 days, injury to jaw joints and muscles have a greater than 50% chance of progressing to chronic or intractable pain. These patients are at a higher risk of developing a chronic temporomandibular disorder.1

Orofacial pain expert, Bradley Eli, DMD, MS, regularly sees patients with chronic temporomandibular disorders in his practice. From initial symptoms of jaw soreness and limited range of motion, symptoms can increase, expanding in scope-of-pain to include headaches, earaches, neck pain, and jaw dysfunction, such as clicking and locking.

Facts About Postoperative Jaw and Muscle Pain

And here’s an astounding fact:  Most people with jaw pain that persists for at least one month, continue to report pain 5-years later. Ouch! That is a lot of pain and suffering.

Here’s another astounding fact:  Chronic pain conditions, including TMD, constitute the primary reason for seeking healthcare, the most common reason for disability and opioid addiction, and the highest driver of health care costs.

We now know that long-term pain management becomes increasingly difficult if the pain persists. Patients with chronic jaw pain often have clinically significant personal suffering, including disability, addiction to opioids, work loss and disability, high health care costs, and avoidance of routine dental care, resulting in the deterioration of oral health.

But here’s the good news:  If promptly diagnosed and treated within 30 days, an estimated 90% of cases can be improved in 4 weeks – cutting off the progression to chronic pain and its associated personal and public costs.

Per Dr. Eli, “If we can stop an acute jaw sprain or strain from progressing to chronic TMD, why wouldn’t we? If we can prevent pain and suffering for our patients, why wouldn’t we? And if it also reduces overall medical costs and opioid addiction, why wouldn’t we? We should and we can.”

By raising awareness about the importance of diagnosing and treating postoperative jaw and muscle pain among the dental profession, and about the possible progression to chronic pain, we believe the number of cases that progress to chronic TMD can be reduced, thereby reducing the pain and suffering of patients, while also helping to lower rates of opioid addiction and lower health care costs.

Here’s what we’re doing as a company to raise awareness about Postoperative Jaw and Muscle Pain:

  • Developed the JAMSS Protocol

We’ve developed a diagnostic protocol, called the JAMSS Protocol, to help dentists have a clear protocol for diagnosis and treatment of postoperative jaw and muscle pain and a guide to risk assessment for their patients. JAMSS is an acronym for Jaw and Muscle sprain/strain. The JAMSS Protocol maybe downloaded for free from the company’s website: http://www.quicksplint.com/downloads/

  • Developed Dental Continuing Education for Postoperative Jaw and Muscle Pain

In conjunction with dental leaders and colleagues, we produced a continuing education course, “Postoperative Jaw and Muscle Pain: A guide to risk assessment, prevention, and treatment,” by Lee Ann Brady, DMD; James Fricton, DDS, MS; and Brad Eli, DMD, MS. This is an online continuing education course which was published in the April 2017 issue of Inside Dentistry magazine, and is available to all dental professionals online via Inside Dentistry Continuing Dental Education website for a cost of $16 (2 CE units). Online CE: https://id.cdeworld.com/courses/5065-Postoperative_Jaw_and_Muscle_Pain

  • Providing Free Dental Continuing Education in Southern California in May & June

We are hosting a one-hour accredited dental continuing education course in Southern California throughout the months of May and June. Brad Eli, DMD, MS, will present, “Treating Acute Jaw Pain in Your Practice.”

  • Making Clinical Information Kits available to Dentists

We have developed Clinical Information Kits for dentists which includes clinical information about acute jaw pain, the JAMSS Protocol, jaw exercises, patient self-care measures, and more. Call Orofacial Therapeutics at 800-760-0526 for more information.

  • Offering Clinical Information to Dental Study Clubs

We have developed information kits for Dental Study Clubs which includes clinical information on PowerPoint slides, images, case studies, samples of QuickSplint, and more. Contact Orofacial Therapeutics with details about the name, location and date of your study club to request a dental study club kit.

Post-operative jaw and muscle pain may not seem like that big of a deal – especially in relation to the dental procedure being performed. It’s a topic that seems simple and minor, but is actually complex, and possibly life-changing, for some patients. Research shows a progression to chronic TMD in a percentage of cases of post-operative jaw and muscle pain. Vigilant dental professionals can, and should, intervene early and conservatively to help guard against such a pain progression utilizing new information and tools to aid dentists in risk assessment, prevention, and treatment.

Take advantage of our free dental continuing education courses in May & June in Southern California, or take an online course for $16. Earn 1 – 2 CE’s. Click on the links above for more details and to register.

 

 

1 Fricton, James et al. Preventing chronic pain after acute jaw sprain or strain. The Journal of the American Dental Association, Volume 147 issue 12, 979-986.

 


Benco Dental is Now Distributing QuickSplint

QuickSplint, a Clinical Problem Solver for Dentistry, will now be available for sale through Benco Dental, the largest privately owned dental distributor in the US

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Jan 11, 2017 Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, will now be available for sale through Benco Dental, the largest privately owned dental distributor in the United States.

QuickSplint is an interim bite plane that can be used as both a diagnostic aid and healing aid for dentistry. It is the only splint designed specifically for interim use and it is now available via Benco Dental.

QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated quickly and easily in the dental practice. It is the only dental splint designed specifically for short-term use of up to 4 – 6 weeks. QuickSplint was named a 2016 Clinical Problem Solver by The Dental Advisor, a Reader’s Choice Top 25 First Impression Product by Dentistry Today magazine, and received favorable review in Dental Economics magazine in September 2016.

“When we saw QuickSplint and the positive reviews coming in on the product, we felt that it served a need for our customers,” said Matthew Alles, Marketplace Product Manager for Benco Dental.

Headquartered in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Benco Dental is the largest privately-owned and fastest-growing full-service dental distribution company in the United States. The company employs 1,300 people, has 50 regional show room locations and 5 distribution centers servicing more than 30,000 dental professionals.

QuickSplint gives dentists the ability to offer their patients an immediate solution for pain and protection including:

  • Same-day treatment for acute jaw pain, orofacial pain
  • Diagnostic aid for parafunction and bruxism
  • Post-op healing aid to help jaw muscles relax and recover after dental treatment
  • Post-op temporary protection for anterior provisional veneers, newly placed implants, periodontal surgery,Benco Dental logoendodontically treated teeth, and other new dental restorations
  • Anterior bite-plane/Deprogrammer
  • Transitional or emergency appliance

To learn more about QuickSplint and its uses for general dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implant surgery, and more visit the QuickSplint website at www.quicksplint.com.

About Orofacial Therapeutics, LP

Founded by orofacial pain expert, Bradley Eli DDS, MS, Orofacial Therapeutics LP is a San Diego-based medical device company that develops a variety of aids for dentistry and orofacial pain. Dr. Eli and the company hold multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain. The company’s popular aid, QuickSplint, has been successfully utilized with patients for more than ten years and became available to dentists and dental specialists in 2011. QuickSplint is FDA 510k cleared and is made in the USA. The company’s products are available for sale for use by licensed dental or medical professionals. The company accepts orders by phone, fax, online, and through a select number of dental labs and dealers. For more information, visit www.quicksplint.com.
QuickSplint is a registered trademark of QuickSplint LLC.

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New Dental Distribution Partners Announced for QuickSplint

quicksplint-interim-bite-planenov-2016SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Nov 21, 2016 Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint, will now be available for sale through three new distribution partners: Ultimate Dental, Excellence in Endodontics, and Surgical Tools, Inc.

QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated quickly and easily in the dental practice. It is the only dental splint designed specifically for short-term use of up to 4 – 6 weeks. It was recognized as a Reader’s Choice Top 25 First Impression Product by Dentistry Today magazine, and it was named a 2016 Clinical Problem Solver by The Dental Advisor, which reports objective clinical evaluations, product comparisons, clinical performance studies, and laboratory test results for the dental industry.

“We are enthusiastic about our new distribution partnerships. Each partner provides a unique expertise and customer base that can benefit from the use of QuickSplint,” said Ann McCulloch, president, Orofacial Therapeutics.

Ultimate Dental, headquartered in Memphis, TN and Excellence in Endodontics – eie2.com, headquartered in San Diego, CA, distribute products to general dentists and endodontists for the endodontic specialty including products for root canals, endodontic retreatment, endodontic surgery, dental implants, and traumatic dental injuries.

Benefits of QuickSplint for endodontic procedures:

  • Helps dentists diagnose myogenous versus odontogenic pain
  • Provides patient comfort overnight by reducing bite force and giving the instrumented tooth time to heal from apical inflammation
  • Addresses jaw fatigue and minimizes jaw muscle sprain/strain prior to, during, and following long endodontic procedures
  • Can help preserve tooth structure after therapy by avoiding the need to cut down the occlusion on the tooth or crown

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Surgical Tools, Inc. is headquartered in Bedford, VA with offices worldwide. The company distributes a large catalog of medical and dental supplies, including the leading brands of surgical instruments, equipment and disposables. Surgical Tools, Inc. is a preferred government vendor and holds two Schedule 65 Government Contracts, Federal Supply Schedule Contract V797P- 4353B (Medical-Surgical Contract) and Federal Supply Schedule Contract V797P-2247D (Dental Contract).

To learn more about QuickSplint and its uses for general dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implant surgery, and more visit the QuickSplint website at www.quicksplint.com.

About Orofacial Therapeutics, LP

Founded by orofacial pain expert, Bradley Eli DDS, MS, Orofacial Therapeutics LP is a San Diego-based medical device company that develops a variety of aids for dentistry and orofacial pain. Dr. Eli and the company hold multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain. The company’s popular aid, QuickSplint, has been successfully utilized with patients for more than ten years and became available to dentists and dental specialists in 2011. QuickSplint is FDA 510k cleared and is made in the USA. The company’s products are available for sale for use by licensed dental or medical professionals. The company accepts orders by phone, fax, online, and through a select number of dental labs and dealers. For more information, visit www.quicksplint.com.

QuickSplint is a registered trademark of QuickSplint LLC.

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QuickSplint Receives Dental Industry Recognition

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Aug 16, 2016 Orofacial Therapeutics, LP announced today that its premier product, QuickSplint®, has received two recent industry recognitions. QuickSplint was recognized as a Reader’s Choice Top 25 First Impression Product by Dentistry Today magazine, and it was named a 2016 Clinical Problem Solver by The Dental Advisor, which reports objective clinical evaluations, product comparisons, clinical performance studies, and laboratory test results for the dental industry.  quicksplint-interim-bite-planenov-2016

QuickSplint is an interim dental splint that can be fabricated quickly and easily in the dental practice. It is the only dental splint designed specifically for short-term use of up to 4 – 6 weeks. Uses for QuickSplint include:

  • First aid for acute symptoms
  • Protective splint and healing aid
  • Diagnostic aid
  • Anterior bite-plane/Deprogrammer
  • Transitional appliance

QuickSplint was selected as a Reader’s Choice Top 25 First Impression Product and was featured in the June 2016 issue of Dentistry Today magazine, the nation’s leading clinical news magazine. The magazine has a monthly print circulation of 140,000, and its website, dentistrytoday.com, receives an average of 90,000 visitors per month. First Impression products are generally new products that are being introduced to the dental industry for the first time. QuickSplint was selected based on reader interest among all First Impression products featured over the past year.

QuickSplint was selected as a 2016 Clinical Problem Solver by The Dental Advisor, and it was featured in the July-August 2016 Vol. 33, No. 06 of THE DENTAL ADVISOR. Clinical Problem Solvers are selected by practicing clinicians as excellent products for solving a particular clinical challenge. THE DENTAL ADVISOR has been providing relevant information to the dental profession for more than 33 years.

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“When we created QuickSplint, it was our vision to help dentists and specialists address an unmet need for diagnosing parafunctional bruxism and as an immediate aid for temporary care and protection of teeth and jaw. We found that QuickSplint has many practical applications across dentistry and it is rewarding to see dentists embracing it in growing numbers,” said Ann McCulloch, president of Orofacial Therapeutics.

To learn more about QuickSplint and its uses for general dentistry, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, periodontics, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implant surgery, and more visit the QuickSplint website at www.quicksplint.com.

 

About Orofacial Therapeutics, LP

Founded by orofacial pain expert, Bradley Eli DDS, MS, Orofacial Therapeutics LP is a San Diego-based medical device company that develops a variety of aids for dentistry and orofacial pain. Dr. Eli and the company hold multiple patents in the fields of both sleep and pain. The company’s popular aid, QuickSplint, has been successfully utilized with patients for more than ten years, and became available to dentists and dental specialists in 2011. QuickSplint is FDA 510k cleared and is made in the USA. The company’s products are available for sale for use by licensed dental or medical professionals. The company accepts orders by phone, fax, online, and through a select number of dental labs and dealers. For more information, visit www.quicksplint.com.

QuickSplint is a registered trademark of QuickSplint LLC. Parafunction Risk Rating, Parafunction Risk Ratings, Parafunction Risk-Rating Table are copyrights of QuickSplint LLC.

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Two Savvy Solutions for Implant Stabilization with QuickSplint

Among the many practical uses of the QuickSplint, is as an aid to minimize complications associated with implant treatment. QuickSplint is a temporary bite plane designed for interim care. The immediate appliance serves as a healing and protective aid that can be worn for several weeks under the dentist’s direction, until the patient no longer needs it, or until the patient is transitioned into a long-term appliance.

Developed for overnight wear, QuickSplint functions as an anterior bite plane and provides immediate posterior tooth disclusion. QuickSplint fits from cuspid to cuspid and can be quickly and easily fabricated for upper or lower jaw. A chair side champion, QuickSplint takes less than five minutes to fabricate.

QuickSplint is anaid to minimize complications associated with implant treatment

Posterior implant site protector

The QuickSplint appliance allows clinicians to provide patients with an immediate bite appliance the day of implant surgery. QuickSplint inhibits parafunctional clenching and minimizes complications during the osseointegration phase. Immediate posterior disclusion is achieved, protecting the surgical site from post-procedure trauma associated with occlusal force.

Anterior implant site stabilizer

The mighty bite plane can also be used as an aid to stabilize and protect an anterior implant site. QuickSplint is an immediate substitute for an essix device. Try this practical technique at your practice.

  1. Block out the implant site to create an isolation box
  1. Load heavy body VPS into the QuickSplint tray
  1. Take the impression
  1. Let the material set
  1. Gently remove the impression
  1. Remove and discard the block out material; trim for fit and comfort
  1. Re-insert the QuickSplint and check for fit
  1. Instruct patient on insertion and removal technique

With the QuickSplint in place, the isolation chamber helps protect the implant site from impact and direct forces. Parafunctional clenching is inhibited and complications during the implant healing phase are minimized. Patients can enjoy a comfortable, temporary appliance while at rest and sleep.

Here’s how to fit patients for QuickSplint https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCWOcFF494I

The Benefits of QuickSplint Add Up

From a dental practice management perspective, QuickSplint is not only beneficial to the patient and the success of the dental procedure; it’s practical, time-saving and reimbursable. QuickSplint is a low-cost investment ($20 per) for implant protection, especially for patients who brux or clench. QuickSplint appliances are reimbursable and conform to dental codes D8210 and D9940.

First-time customers are invited to try the QuickSplint starter pack which provides a special added value. Call (800)760-0526 to order the only multi-purpose, custom fit, interim bite plane in dentistry. Visit QuickSplint online http://www.quicksplint.com


Welcome to the Mighty Little Blog!

We are starting a blog as a way to share information on the topics of occlusion, parafunction and facial pain within general dentistry, restorative and cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, periodontal surgery, and endodontics. 

We do this because we believe our product, QuickSplint, can play a significant role as a healing and protective aid in these areas of dentistry.  We might also add any number of other topics as we are inspired to do.  But whatever the topic, we hope you’ll join in.

What started all this?  The Quick QuickSplint story. The QuickSplint story starts the way many dental products do:  a dentist invented it.  Dental floss, rubber dam, fluoride in toothpaste, the dental drill and many more commonly used daily tools and supplies started with one dentist solving a problem for himself or his patient1.  And so it is with QuickSplint.

Dr. Bradley Eli first invented QuickSplint to provide his orofacial pain patients same-day treatment and overnight relief.  “I was focused mainly on using QuickSplint to help show patients how they brux and to give patients overnight relief of acute symptoms.  The idea for QuickSplint came to me as a way to provide immediate treatment of symptoms and help to engage the patient in understanding their parafunction thereby improving case acceptance.  The design, unique features and production of device all followed my personal use over ten years, with hundreds of patients – I felt compelled to make it available to others as a tool to assist them as well” says Dr. Eli.

The original idea turns into a MIGHTY BIG idea. As we started sharing QuickSplint with other dentists, we were amazed by the response. And what we have learned from cosmetic dentists, implant dentists, endodontists, periodontists and orofacial pain specialists is that QuickSplint fills an overlooked need in dental care!

Temporary bite-planes or splints have long been recognized as aids in the diagnosis, treatment, protection, and healing of patients.  But they are time-consuming to make.  The over-the counter products did not allow for careful assessment and overall patient management. QuickSplint is a time-saving, practical and affordable solution and dentists are quick to recognize its advantages and many practical uses.

We will tell you more about the dozens of practical applications for QuickSplint, the mighty little bite-plane with jaw-dropping powers in future blogs. But for now, we just wanted to introduce ourselves and share our story with you.

Thanks for reading!


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