The New York Greater Dental Meeting is one of the largest dental conferences in the world. At the 2017 meeting, over 52,000 health care professionals attended the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with over 1,500 Technical Exhibits demonstrating the latest technology in the dental profession. 

It was featured on their daily issue that with this year’s event, “visiting the Greater New York Dental Meeting Exhibit Floor is like an endurance run; you need a large bag to carry all the giveaways from exhibitors, bring a bottle of water and snacks, because you can easily spend days! With over 1,600 exhibit booths and about 700 companies, attendees have chosen year-after-year to attend the Greater New York Dental Meeting as their onestop shop. The choices are endless and the atmosphere is lively and fun“.


Three members of the QuietOn Team (Pekka, Janne and Olli) participated in the Exhibition for 5 days during the last week of November. Each day the QuietOn booth was visited by a variety of doctors, dental device distributors, and dental students to test the device. 

Initially, we were skeptical about the need of a speech friendly hearing protector in the US market, even though, the device has been well received in European markets. However, the feedback we received based on experiences was surprising. Some of the dentists told us that their work wears them out. Working on average 7-10 sessions on a daily basis in a continuously noisy environment (with all the tools and background noise), they were completely exhausted by the end of the day. Another dentist even told us that he had been in the profession too long and he already was having hearing problems. Many more dentists told us that their customers would appreciate wearing such a product during their treatment as well. 


It was an eye opening opportunity for us to learn about the market and most importantly, the experience of users with the device. The earplugs were introduced to and tested by dentists, dental device distributors and many other visitors working in the field. Many of them showed a strong interest in the device. Some purchased onsite, some did a bulk purchase and some distributors even suggested meetings for partnership discussion.


The average noise exposure during dental treatments is 76 dB (A) and momentarily 86 dB (A). The noise level of an ultrasonic scaler can even reach 107 dB. This can potentially harm one’s hearing. With active noise cancelling ability up to 40 dB, QuietOn effectively reduces the noise at dental clinics, while enabling communication between staff and patients. 


QuietOn's noise reduction performance

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