PPE & The EOS System

Hi, I’m Dr. Todd Shatkin, and welcome to this Monday Morning Minute. Good morning, Fitz. How are you doing today? I’m doing great, Doc. How are you doing? I’m doing excellent. Good morning, everybody.

I’m very happy that things are starting to pick up as far as dental offices opening up around the country. But we want you to be cautious and we want you to know that we’re going to be here for you to help you get through this phase. Because the reopening phase is going be tricky as well as the phase where you were mandated to close or to do only emergency care. We now have to go through the second phase, which is reopening, and we have to do it in a very cautious manner to protect you, your patients, and your loved ones and, of course, your staff.

So we at Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® Want you to know, number one, we’re here. We’re sticking with you the whole way. Number two, we want you to know that we’ve made some adjustments to our repertoire of offerings that we bring to you from ,Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® I’ve been very concerned about this pandemic and the fact that I felt dental offices would have a tough time getting the necessary PPE materials that they might need to protect themselves. So very early on in this whole situation, I invested in a manufacturing plant to make N 95 masks, and we’re going to be doing that right here in our facility.

We’re building a clean room as we speak, the equipment is being shipped to us, and first part of June, we’re going to be manufacturing N 95 masks. Not K. N 95 Masks N 95 masks. That means they’re made right here in the United States of America. These masks look similar to these, but they’re going to be N 95, and they’re going to be made here in the United States, right here in Buffalo, and they’re going to be available to you, and we’re going to have unlimited quantities. You’re not going to have to scramble for N 95 masks. In about five or six weeks from now, I would say the second week of June, we’re going to have ample quantities of N 95 masks to take care of you, so don’t worry about that. Number two, I want Fitz to talk to you a little bit about the other things that we’ve been doing in the office to help our patients, our doctors, and our customers.

Fitz I want to tell you, these are reusable. They can use this over and over. They can spray they can even use the hand sanitizer liquid spray and spray it on there, clean it off, and they can reuse this. The other thing I want you to know is I’ve been hard at work coming up with a tremendous air filtration system for your office. Some of you who may have visited our office in the past saw my operating room with the air showers in the ceiling that not only filters the air, but pushes the air down and pushes the bacteria away from the operating room tables or the operatory chairs.

This is a great concept developed in Sweden, and we are carrying this system, and we’re going to design these systems to suit your office. So if you need an air filtration system that will prevent bacteria and viruses in the air, call us up, get us a copy of your office plans or even a diagram or even some photographs of your ceiling and your office. We can design a system that will work very efficiently for you at a reasonable cost to protect you and your staff and your patients.

In addition to that fits, we’re doing the EOS system. It’s a brand new system called extra oral suction. And what that is is a device that sits about five or six inches away from the face during dental procedures to collect all of the aerosol, whether it’s saliva, blood in the air. It’s going to be sucked up and whisked away by this HEPA filtration system. It’s an extra oral system. We call it the EOS system. It sucks away the bacteria and the viruses in the air. The particles and the aerosol that come from the mouth sucks it away through a carbon HEPA filter, carbon filter and UV light disinfection. It’s a very strong disinfecting system, and it’s just one more layer of added protection for your office.

You can order those now, Fitz. Take the orders at 24 95. It’s a special introductory price. Okay, we’re going to have these available in six to eight weeks. But order them now because we’re going to go fast, and then we’re going to have to put another order in. We got 140 of these on order, so the first 140 people that buy them will get them at 2495-2495.

Okay, so how many are you going to need for your office? Well, I’m going to take at least five for my office. That leaves 135 for you, because these things are fantastic. They really will work well. You want to put not only is it to protect you and your loved ones and your practice, your patients and your staff, but you want to put your very best foot forward to let your patients know that you are doing everything possible to protect them when they come into your office.

So when they come in, they’re going to see you wearing the N 95 masks. You’re going to use the face shields. You’re going to have the protective gowns. You’re going to have the air filtration system in the ceiling. You’re going to have it over the patient’s mouths, and they’re going to feel very comfortable. And you’re going to use this to market your practice as something different than the rest of the people in your community. So I’ve never steered you wrong before. I’m not going to steer you wrong this time. If you follow my guidelines and follow my protocol, you’re going to be having a wonderful, successful year for the rest of 2020 and on into the future.

And don’t forget about our mini dental implants. Once you’re all geared up, like Dr. Shatkin says there’s no better way to create revenue than to place our mini dental implants. And our monos. And the monos, the new monos. We just sold some today to a nice gentleman. I’ve been doing the monos now for about three months. Fits. I’ve done over 120 of these. I’m shocked that I have not had one of them fail or loosen. Not one? Not one.

They’re a very unique thread design. They engage the bone very well. You can bend the abutment. They come in a 30, a three three, a three seven five, and a four two diameter. But they taper to a very narrow point so you can engage the bone really, really nicely. And these threads, I’m telling you, they really engage the bone. And no infections, no failures, nothing with it.

And we’re getting a lot of positive feedback from the doctors who are calling in who purchased the mono starter kit which you buy ten mono implants and you get all the instrumentation which is well over $500 at no charge. And the doctors that have purchased it were getting very positive feedback the same result that Dr. Shatkin is getting on his. So take advantage of that. Absolutely. Place them on us.

If you have any questions about any of this, you can call Fitz. You can call me. You can call Chuck or Nick or Kevin, any of our people at Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.®. We’d be happy to talk to you about it. Everybody’s back.

They’re all back. We’re on full staff, both at Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® And my dental office. Now, even though New York hasn’t fully reopened the dental practices we’re back in full gear, ready for our patients to come in. And during this pandemic, I’ve still been doing many implants. Almost every day, we take out teeth that are infected or hurting people. And if they’re in the chair and they’re already numb, put the implant in. Why? Make them come back for a second visit. Do it when they’re there. Get it taken care of.