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Musical Dentist Drills

Dr. Dhanni Gustiana Creates an Instrument That Helps Sooth Patients

— October 11, 2012 — Lifestyle
Going to the dentist is often the stuff of nightmares for both children and adults, but Dr. Dhanni Gustiana has figured out a way to make it more of a pleasant experience--at least relatively pleasant. He has modified the standard dentist drill to add a soothing musical component that will help calm his younger patients as he works away in their mouths.

Living and working in Java, Indonesia, Dr. Dhanni Gustiana rightly assumes that the jarring drill sound can be quite alarming, especially to children. Spending only 6 million rupiah (about $595), he not only made his drill play music, which sounds louder in the mouth, Dr. Dhanni Gustiana also decked it out with flashing lights and cute rubber toys for added distraction.
Trend Themes
1. Musical Dental Tools - Integrating music into dental tools can help alleviate anxiety and create a more pleasant experience for patients.
2. Enhanced Patient Experience - Adding features like flashing lights and cute rubber toys to dental tools can provide distractions and create a more enjoyable atmosphere for patients.
3. Child-friendly Dentistry - Developing dental tools specifically designed to cater to children's needs and fears can help build trust and reduce anxiety in young patients.
Industry Implications
1. Dentistry - Dentists can incorporate technology and innovation into their practice to improve patient comfort and satisfaction.
2. Medical Equipment Manufacturing - Manufacturers can explore the creation of specialized dental tools that integrate music, lights, and toys to cater to different patient demographics and enhance the overall dental experience.
3. Pediatric Healthcare - Pediatric healthcare providers can adopt child-friendly dental tools and techniques to create a more positive and less intimidating environment for young patients.
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