Pennsylvania dentist rethinks traditional dental tools

A Pennsylvania dentist invented a star-shaped grip to help prevent pain while holding dental tools, ABC affiliate WHTM reported June 16.

Tammy Del Sol, DMD, of Harrisburg, Pa.-based Colonial Dental Group, told the news station she experienced carpal tunnel syndrome and needed surgery over time after holding dental tools like a mouth mirror.

She created the grip during the COVID-19 pandemic and was later accepted into the Penn State Ben Franklin TechCelerator program, which helps empower tech startups with professional guidance and funding. She earned $11,000 as part of the program, which she said will be used toward the development and testing of a scalpel prototype.

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