DentiPatch™, from Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a lidocaine-based, dental-anesthetic patch that minimizes the pain of oral injections and soft-tissue dental procedures. The patch, the size of a small paper clip, is applied directly onto the palate or gums and offers safe, localized numbing. DentiPatch™ takes effect quickly and is left in place for less than 10 minutes for most procedures, with the numbing effect lasting for up to 45 minutes. It is said to be the first approved transoral-patch system of any kind - offering dentists, hygienists and patients a true alternative to the pain associated with needle injections and other dental procedures. For details, circle the number below.
NOVEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.