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DentaCalm™ pediatric

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Specially sized and weighted for children.

DentaCalm™ practice kit

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Bundle and save.  DentaCalm blankets for all your patients.

DentaCalm™ Adult

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Regular and heavy sizes for adults.

DentaCalm™ weighted blankets are a cost-effective way for dental practices to help their patients feel more at ease and positive about their trip to the dentist.

Weighted blankets apply deep touch pressure. This is a proven technique to help alleviate anxiety and fear associated with dental treatments.


Dental anxiety is very common. Helping your patients feel less anxious and fearful of going for dental treatments can have a direct positive impact on your revenue.


DentaCalm™ weighted blankets are specially designed for Adult and Child patients to help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress during a visit to the dentist office.


Our weighted blankets are made from wipe-clean material and conform to Dental Surface Disinfection Protocols.  


CARE AND MAINTENANCE


DentaCalm™ blankets are made with medical-grade, water-resistant woven nylon fabric. They can be wiped clean with pre-saturated disinfectant wipes (e.g., CaviWipes™) or thrown into a front-loading washing machine. And they conform to disinfectant protocols for multi-patient use environments.


Usage:

  • For warmth: Heat to a maximum temperature of 130° F/55° C and let the retained heat radiate and soothe.  DO NOT use in microwave oven.
  • For cooling: Chill your DentaCalm™ blanket in the freezer for 15 minutes and enjoy the comforting cool of the glass bead filling.

Technical Information:

  • Made from medical-grade, hypoallergenic nylon fabric
  • Available in a variety of sizes and weights
  • Filled with glass micro beads
  • Cleanable in a washing machine or with disinfectant wipes
  • Includes a one-year warranty


WARRANTY  DentaCalm™ products are guaranteed against defects in workmanship for 1 year. 


MADE IN CANADA

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research & Validation

Deep pressure input alleviates stress during invasive dental procedures.

Wisdom tooth surgery is an invasive dental procedure with high stress levels, and an alleviation strategy is rarely applied during extraction. Research concludes that deep pressure input of a weighted blanket is effective in reducing feelings of stress and anxiety in dental patients.


"Effect of deep pressure input on parasympathetic system in patients with wisdom tooth surgery"

Journal of the Formosan Medical Association (2016)

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Alleviating anxiety by using a weighted blanket

 The application of Deep Touch Pressure (DTP) has demonstrated a calming effect on the alleviation of anxiety in the dental environment.


"Physiological Effects of Deep Touch Pressure on Anxiety Alleviation: The Weighted Blanket Approach"

Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering (2012)

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Eases Kids' Fears During Dental Visits

 For many children, a trip to the dentist is a stressful experience. the sensory environment (i.e. the sounds, smells, and lights) associated with the clinical setting can cause a child's anxiety levels to rise. This is especially true in children with developmental disabilities. Children were significantly more relaxed during dental care when using a sensory adapted environment using Deep Touch Pressure.


"Influence of Adapted Environment on the Anxiety of Medically Treated Children with Developmental Disability"

The Journal of Pediatrics (2009)

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DentaCalm Brochure (pdf)

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DentaCalm DFU Canada (pdf)

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DentaCalm DFU USA (pdf)

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DentaCalm 4-page brochure (pdf)

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 Ballast Blankets is licenced in accordance with the Medical Devices Regulations of the Food and Drugs Act to manufacture medical devices for distribution.  

Manufactured in Canada under licence and registration with Health Canada. 

Registered as a Class I medical device.

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Find our products listed on the American Dental Association Dental Product Guide