Here is the latest press release on the Single Tooth Anesthesia System that I am currently using in my office.
21 Jun 2007
Milestone Scientific, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MLSS), the recognized leader in advanced injection technologies, today announced that it has been granted CE Mark approval for its award winning Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA(TM)) System. This approval permits the Company to begin marketing the STA System to dental professionals in European Union countries and other countries around the world that recognize the CE Mark approval process.
"We are very pleased to receive CE Mark approval for the STA System, which represents yet another key step forward in the execution of our global marketing and commercialization strategy for this novel product," stated Leonard Osser, Chairman and CEO of Milestone Scientific. "Considering key countries within the European Union will boast a near $33 billion collective market for professional dentistry services in 2008, according to the recent Barnes Report, this presents a compelling growth opportunity for Milestone and gives us more than ample customer targets to pursue as we advance STA's worldwide market penetration initiatives."
The FDA-cleared STA System, recently distinguished as a "2007 Top 100 Product" by leading industry publication Dentistry Today, is comprised of a computer-controlled drive unit and a single-use disposable handpiece/needle assembly. It provides newly-patented, real-time visual and audible feedback and verbal announcements via Milestone's patented CompuFlo(TM) with Dynamic Pressure Sensing (DPS(TM)) technology, thus taking the guesswork out of the administration of anesthetic. Specifically, the STA System enables the dental professional to precisely administer an intraligamentary injection to anesthetize a single tooth in only one or two minutes, rather than administering a mandibular block that anesthetizes an entire quadrant. The STA intraligamentary injection has an immediate onset, whereas the typical block injection can take eight to 12 minutes before a dentist can start treatment. The dental literature shows that approximately 30 percent of mandibular block injections are missed due to limitations of technique and delivery. This can add another five to ten minutes to the time a patient has to wait to be reinjected by the dentist. In addition, the STA intraligementary injection lasts as long as a traditional infiltration or mandibular block. All of this is accomplished with a technology that has been clinically proven to provide a pain-free injection.