The unique concept of Four-Handed Dentistry was developed beginning in the early 1960’s by dental researchers at the University Of Alabama School Of Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. The research found existing dental equipment did not meet the criteria or allow the true concept and techniques to be properly implemented. In spite of the exhaustive, cutting-edge R&D, existing dental manufacturers ignored and were unwilling to review the findings and ultimately invest in the design of equipment to accommodate the concept. Health Science Products, Inc. (HSP) rose to the occasion and has been producing the unique patented systems that meet and exceed the criteria ever since.
Health Science Products, Inc. was founded in 1969 and charged itself with the responsibility of designing and manufacturing dental equipment to meet and exceed the criteria defined in the research. The Dentassist® Unit, with its transthoracic delivery position, met all the criteria for Four-Handed Dentistry and allowed the dentist to increase productivity and reduce stress and fatigue. The quality of its components and the simplicity of its design have kept a vast majority of the original units functioning at peak performance and allow our dental clients to maintain the productivity levels the unit was designed to achieve.
HSP has continued its charter and tradition of research and development in the design of dental equipment for True Four-Handed Dentistry. HSP was the only dental equipment manufacturer ever to develop a hands-on training program that teaches the procedures of True Four-Handed Dentistry. With the development in 1991 of the HSP IntegraSystem dental chair-unit-cabinet system, the first in the industry that allows the Dentassist® to be universally positioned from the left side of the chair to the right, the company made long-term commitments to the dental profession. HSP’s custom, build-to-order manufacturing facility can expand production capabilities, allows improved quality control, expands our R&D, and facilitates increased service and support capabilities so that general dentists and specialists can have systems built specifically to maximize the time and motion results for their practices.
For the last four decades, HSP has been meeting the needs of the profession at the highest level. With our facilities, our management team and all products designed to exceed accepted standards, our next quarter century appears even brighter in meeting the ergonomic, asepsis, safety and productivity requirements of the profession in the 21st century.