Introducing shieldVAC

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REDUCING AIRBORNE CONTAMINANTS AND DEBRIS

shieldVAC™ by TBS Dental is the first line of defense in reducing bacteria, viruses, and debris by capturing up to 95% of expelled dental aerosols in advance of personal protective equipment (PPE). In three simple steps, shieldVAC’s sleek, patent-pending design quickly and easily retrofits any operatory chair and utilizes the existing HVE.

Simple. Affordable. Effective.

Testimonials

“I have implemented shieldVAC in my practice to diminish aerosol exposure to myself and my staff.

Thank you TBS Dental for your cost effective innovative solution.”

“As a dental hygienist the thought of covid-19 overshadowed me with fear. The mouth being one of the prime port for transmitting the disease. With such relief I was introduced to the 5-star shieldVAC. It alloyed my fears, restored my confidence allowing me to give optimum patient care.”

We installed the shieldVAC unit in August and my hygienists were thrilled that they could deliver state of the art periodontal therapy utilizing piezo scaling and feel safe and protected
from COVID-19. The patients like it because they see we are proactive in providing a safe environment. The installation takes seconds and it works. During these tough times, it is great to have shieldVAC to make our lives less hectic and safer.

Patent-Pending System

The easiest and most affordable way to quickly prepare an office to reopen and protect your team and patients.

  • Protective

    Captures up to 95% of expelled dental aerosols in advance of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Simple

    Fast & easy retrofit with any existing dental chair and HVE setup.

  • Economical

    No expensive capital equipment necessary - eliminating bulky, noisy devices in the operatory where space is a premium.

  • Adjustable

    Utilizes adjustable arm attached to a shield that stays steady where positioned, making two-handed hygiene possible without an additional assistant to hold HVE.

Bacterial Transmission

facts and situations that affect virtually every dental office.
Treatment Splatter

Most risk occurs from splatter and droplet transmission to the midface of the dentist and assistant, as well as the nasal area of the patient. (1)

Procedural Incidents

Ultrasonic and sonic transmission during nonsurgical procedures had the highest incidence of particle transmission, followed by air polishing, air/water syringe, and high-speed handpiece aerosolization. (2)

Instrument-induced Spread

Ultrasonic instrumentation can transmit 100,000 microbes per cubic foot with aerosolization of up to six feet, and can last anywhere from 35 minutes to 17 hours. (3)

Aerosols Amplification

During dental treatment, there is a 5x greater risk of bacterial aerosols. (4)

Lost Productivity

The most common reason for dental professionals to miss work is respiratory infection. (5)

Revolutionary

The shieldVAC is totally new and different to anything that exists in the market today.  The shield is anti-glare and will not inhibit vision, even when wearing loupes. 

Assembly and Use

Take a look at how easy the shieldVAC can be utilized in your practice.

  • STEP 1: ATTACH AND PLACE SUPPORT ARM IN POSITION

    The nano steel flexible arm is secured to the chair, either at the headrest, at the chair arm, or to another manageable support. Use two hands to bend and shape the flexible arm into place.

  • STEP 2: SECURE SHIELD AND HVE TUBING CLIPS

    Insert the flat part of the barrier shield into the shield clamp, then tighten the knob to secure the shield in place. Secure each of the provided HVE tubing clips to the shieldVAC flexible arm.

  • STEP 3: INSERT ADAPTER AND CONNECT HVE

    Insert the plastic HVE insert adapter into the pre-cut hole in the barrier shield. Feed the HVE tubing into the plastic arm clips, then insert the HVE through the shield into the adapter. You are now ready to position the arm and use the shieldVAC.

Sturdy and Reliable

The arm strength is an important feature of the shieldVAC.  
It is engineered to stay in place.