Student thoughts..... 

What They Say

  • I felt (way) more confident going into the mouth after using the safety needle

  • Gives you the real feel of holding the syringe and placement of needle without the fear of penetrating tissue

  • Practiced steps 2x before injection-helped calm my nerves 

  • I like holding, feeling, and seeing where you are placing the tip. More realistic than pointing with cotton tipped stick

  • I like the instructor redirecting my position with her hand

  • The more I use the Safe-D-Needle, the better I feel when giving an injection
  • “We used the Safe-D-Needles on Monday with our second-year dental students. What a difference they make. The faculty all commented on how much smoother the experience was for our students. And thanks so much for making such a great product”
                                                                                                                Matthew Cooke, DDS, MD, University of Pittsburgh

  • “Thank you so much for your wonderful invention! It’s a great invention for our purposes!”

                                                                                                                                           John Hauge, DMD, University of Maine

  • “We just used them (SDN) yesterday and they were a resounding success. The instructors thought they were incredibly useful and I would never go back to not using them!”

                                                                                                                                      Jan O’Brien, RDH, Northern Virginia C C

  • “Incorporating the SDN’s in to my pre-clinical course has helped provide a truly authentic simulation for the beginning dental student. As a course director, I am thrilled at how the addition of the SDN’s into our clinical activity has enhanced student understanding of normal anatomic structures. The students were much more engaged with the activity and many commented on how the SDN helped to really ‘get the point across’.”

                                                                                                                                   Dawne Stefanik, DDS, Ohio State University

  • “ I was very impressed at their effectiveness as a teaching aid”

                                                                                                                                                 Denise Bridges, RDH, Cape Cod CC

  • “The needles are invaluable”.

                                                                                                             Arthur Dimarco, DDS, University of Eastern Washington

  • “Things went MUCH better with the Safe-D-Needle. I think this will be a great addition to our course in July.”                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                Manti Lehn, RDH, University of Colorado

  • “The long and short (pun intended) is the students and faculty LOVED the needles. Again, we absolutely loved them and I will be planning on purchasing them for my pain control course from now on.”
                                                                                                                                Beth Gray, RDH, Southwestern University

  • “We loved the Safe-D-Needle and will be ordering them for the student instrument issue in 2017.”

                                                                                                                               Missy Abel, RDH, College of Southern Nevada

  • “Everyone loved the practice needles! The instructors were very enthusiastic about them, and I for one loved being able to demonstrate an injection with a needle that was comfortable for the patient - after a year of use, I am still just as enthusiastic about the Safe-D-Needles.

                                                                                                                                             Mary Terkowski, DDS, Middlesex C C

  • “Very Positive Feedback. Your invention gave the students the experience of handling the syringe, finding the target and managing their path of entry, so that they had some measure of confidence before switching to the real thing.”

                                                                                                                                             Joanne Scorpio, DMD, Manor College

  • “…based on the overwhelming positive response our dental students had today using the needles, I would say they found them extremely useful.”

                                                                           Scott Howell, DMD, MPH, ATSU, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

  • “I just want to tell you that these Safe-D-Needles are absolutely fabulous! We just used them for the first time this morning and I truly do not know how I ever taught without them.”

                                                                                                                                        Jen Dyer, RDH, Concorde Career College

  • "The Safe-D-Needle was a huge success! Removing the fear of 'poking' the patient really relaxed the students. Students were able to practice the feel of the syringe in their hand as well as finding different fulcrums and stabilizers. In the 6 years I have participated in Local Anesthesia Lab, I have never had it run so smooth as it did using this device."

​Kristen Hall, RDH, BS, Salt Lake Community College