ProMate™ CL Delivers Efficiency, Convenience in a Cordless Handpiece
As an experienced public health dental hygienist, Amber Lovatos, RDH, has dedicated a significant portion of her career to providing care to underserved populations in a variety of settings. Whether she's working in a practice, at an event, or in a portable dental setting, Lovatos says having a flexible, lightweight handpiece is crucial to allowing her to treat high volumes of patients safely and effectively.
"After trying a variety of cordless handpieces, I have found that the Pac-Dent ProMate™ CL handpiece is exceptional, and I highly recommend it," says the Spring, Texas, clinician. "It possesses several excellent qualities and efficiently addresses numerous issues that dental hygienists face."
Most notably, Lovatos says, the ProMate CL cordless handpiece features a lightweight design and power control. It also offers a six-speed setting that can be controlled using a food pedal or button activation. Moreover, it satisfies infection-control standards with its autoclavable outer sheaths and boasts an extended battery life.
"Another advantage of this handpiece is that I can utilize any prophy angle of my choice, regardless of the brand, although I particularly appreciate the ProMate AntiSplatr™," Lovatos notes. "My personal experience with the ProMate CL has been amazing. It's very user-friendly and lightweight, which helps alleviate strain on my hand and wrist."
As a former Director of Dental Administration for a non-profit medical/dental clinic, as well as an award-winning hygienist, Lovatos knows that basic factors such as the weight or battery life of the practice's polishing products can greatly affect a hygienist's daily routine.
"The ProMate CL's extended battery life is a major benefit for me, especially when working portable dentistry or moving between rooms throughout the day," she explains. "In such scenarios, access to power outlets can be limited, so having a long-lasting charge ensures that I can work uninterrupted. This allows for more efficient appointments and ultimately enhances the quality of patient care."
Along with the ProMate CL handpiece and ProMate AntiSplatr disposable prophy angle, Pac-Dent's hygiene offerings include ProPaste™ One, a convenient pre-assembled disposable prophy ring and paste combination that eliminates the need to autoclave or sanitize a prophy ring for the next patient. The single-use system serves as an ideal solution for mobile hygienists like Lovatos.
For hygienists who can't afford to slow down during a busy workday, Lovatos offers the following advice: "If you're in the market for a cordless handpiece, it's essential to conduct thorough research to find a product that meets your specific needs. Personally, I appreciate having the freedom to use any prophy angle I choose and the ability to control the handpiece via button activation," she says. "You will not regret your decision to change to the ergonomic and effective ProMate CL."
Amber Lovatos, RDH, BSDH, MAADH
Author, Smiles Por Vida;
IG Dental Hygiene Influencer of the Year