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Transitioning from softband to abutment: A video diary of Calvin Underwood’s journey

When a child and parent feel ready to make the switch from wearing a Ponto on a softband to an abutment, there are a number of steps that can help prepare a family. To better illustrate the journey, Brittney Underwood is sharing her son Calvin’s story of preparing for his bilateral abutment surgery in June, where he will be receiving two Ponto 3 SuperPowers.

Video one: Why Calvin is transitioning to a Ponto 3 SuperPower on an abutment

“Because he’s wearing his Ponto’s on a softband he’s not getting the access that he would have if it was direct bone contact” – Brittney

 

Video two: How Brittney is helping her son Calvin prepare for abutment surgery

“We’ve been explaining it to Calvin and showing him pictures of abutments.” – Brittney

 

We’re wishing Calvin good luck on his surgery this June! Stay tuned as Brittney keeps us up to date and shares how his surgery went and any differences he’s noticed after receiving his Ponto 3 SuperPowers on abutments.

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Introducing the First Ever Bone Anchored Hearing System Soft Healing Cap

Oticon Medical is pleased to announce the launch of the first soft healing cap on the market.

Soft_healing_cap_3The healing cap is intended to be attached to the Ponto abutment during the soft tissue healing period after a bone anchored implant surgery to hold the dressing in place and act as protective mechanical barrier.

The new soft healing cap is made of a specially selected thermoplastic elastomer material, designed to provide a dampening effect and stay in place if subject to impact. This flexibility allows the healing cap to absorb side forces when exposed to impact, rather than transferring that impact to the abutment, which can happen with a hard healing cap.

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