High Performace Portable Electric Dental Unit

Period of Performance: 12/18/1998 - 06/18/1999

$118K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Bell Dental Products, LLC
6565 S. Dayton St., Suite 3500
Englewood, CO 80111
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Development of a high performance electric powered portable dental unit is an important element of a strategy to improve the mobility, deployability, and effectiveness of the United States military mobile dental corps. Of prime importance are: lighter weight, smaller cube, and lower power consumption. This project will define the requirements for a portable unit, survey the marketplace for candidate light-weight, small cube, low power components, and build a prototype to demonstrate the feasibility and value of such a product. BENEFITS: There are thousands of people in remote areas of the world that could receive dental care with this type unit. This type unit would make it easier for dentists to provide care in: nursing homes, hospitals, homes, prisons, and other institutions.