The engineering and design challenge involved the creation of the flexible arm to accommodate various users. Months of engineering exploration and testing produced dozens of models that showcased multiple materials and mechanism solutions to accommodate the required range.
The holistic experience of the dental delivery system is designed evoke the arm's ease of use. The aesthetics are born from visual simplicity and functional necessity. Minimizing crevices and creating shield-like geometries for water and aerosols are critical for patient and technician safety. Every element of the design underwent carful consideration to ensure the system would pass the FDA's regulation and inspection processes.
The silicon overmold provides a simple, cleanable, durable surface. When combined, the arm provides a very natural, organic, and beautiful movement as it flexes to accommodate operating conditions. The Midmark Continental-Style Dental Delivery System provides maximum flexibility compared to existing solutions, via the unique, patent-pending spine of the whip arm.