RKS worked with Discus Dental to disrupt the composite category by benchmarking and defining a strategy to outperform existing products. Utilizing our Psycho-Aesthetics methodology, we identified critical touchpoints and improvements that would bring the most value to users in a high-paced environment. The key improvements included an ergonomic handle for easy dispensing and color-coded graphics to quickly identify the right materials. Additionally, the team integrated haptic and visual feedback to enable the user to properly dose the expensive composite material. The hinged cap helps ensure that the cap doesn’t get lost, and material is wasted. The design was prototyped, iterated, and tested with users to ensure that the final solution addressed the end-users’ needs. This award-winning system of composite syringes created strong patents in the category and enabled Discus Dental to deliver a better user experience for their customers.
Tactile thumb grips make the syringe comfortable to hold & use only requiring half of the force of the competition.
Clearly labeled shading & color coding make it fast and easy to find on the shelf or in the caddy.
Easy-to-see tick marks to aid the clinician or dental assistant to tell at a glance how much composite is remaining.
Audible and tactile feedback for unit-dose applications. With every half-rotation of the Nuance system, the clinician will hear and feel a click confirming that 0.1 grams of composite has been dispensed.
Flat base allows syringe to stand on a tray or counter for easy visibility and accessibility.
Hinged flip top cap rotates 180˚ allowing full material access & won’t get lost. The cap keep contents fresh and free of contamination.