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Welcome New DOVE HVE Valves

DOVE Valves were first introduced in 2014 to meet the challenge of providing clean, safe, uncontaminated evacuation valves for each patient.  DOVE Valves are the #1 selling Disposable HVE and Saliva Ejector Replacement Valve on the Market!  Our products range from HVE (High Volume) Valves to Saliva Ejector Valves, to adapter Tailpieces and Tailcap Plug Covers.

Our Newest DOVE innovation is our comfort driven HVE Valve series.  The new line focuses on comfort, optional sizes, color, chair flexibility and cost.

Comfort:  Evacuation Valve Comfort was a key factor of the design.  Our newest valve(s) are contoured to fit into large or small hands.  We’ve removed exterior fluting and softened all edging.  Exterior surfaces are smooth and the end result is a disposable instrument that feels like the traditional valve.

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Optional Sizes:  The HVE Valve market has evolved over the years.  Offices use a variety of lengths of HVE Valves dependent on the type of chair in each operatory.  We are excited to offer 2 distinct lengths of Disposable HVE Valves.  Our new disposable long neck option and our short neck option will allow offices to select valves that are similar in size and length compared to traditional valves.

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Color:  DOVE Valves are known for their bright aseptic blue color.  We are now excited to offer bright aseptic purple.  This color was hand selected by a group of RDH Dental Professionals and shares the status as the premier color in dental hygiene!  All new style HVE Valves are offered in either blue or purple.

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Chair Flexibility: The HVE market is flooded with connection styles.  Each dental chair will often have its own connector (Tailpiece) or utilize a DCI style.  In the U.S. alone up to 7 variations are available.  We now offer (3) connection sizes that cover nearly 99% of the U.S. Dental Chair Market.  Our small barb HVE Valve allows easy snap on connection to existing Belmont, Forest, Dental EZ and traditional DCI style connections.  Our medium barb HVE Valves allow easy snap on conversion to Royal, Pelton, Marus and DCI Comfort style chair connections.  Our large barb HVE Valve allows easy connection to Adec style valves.

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Performance:  DOVE High Volume (HVE) valves are simple to use, providing a seamless transition to disposable.  Each valve snaps into the connection, secures all styles of HVE straws and has a smooth rounded on/off turret that performs just like a metal valve.  No more leaking, sticking, gumming up of parts and no more time consuming cleaning procedures.

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Cost:  On May 1st, 2018 we reduced by pricing of our DOVE Valves by 20%!  This included our new comfort driven designs!  Better product, better design, better cost!

Conclusion:  Today, more than ever its vital to provide each patient with a safe, clean, good working instrument.  New DOVE Disposable Valves alleviate cross contamination risks between patients and eliminate the need for extensive metal valve maintenance while saving time and money.

Traditional Metal HVE Valves pose many challenges and problems.  They include leaking of the instrument, difficult cleaning processes, parts inventory, degrading performance and most important patient safety is compromised.  Simple wiping has proven ineffective when instruments are not autoclaved and scrubbed.  Intermittent flushing of the lines does not address each patient and instead skyrockets safety concerns for patients who are not first in the chair.  Its no question the New DOVE High Volume (HVE) Valves are the safest, maintenance free, best performing instrument on the market!

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Challenges of Reprocessing HVE and SE Valves

Do you know the correct way to maintenance and sterilize your HVE and SE Valves?  Did you know this is in upwards of 8 steps requiring time, precise assembly, inspecition and involves multiple small components?  Below are standard instructions for HVE and SE Maintenance:

To routinely maintain and sterilize the HVE and saliva ejector when disconnected from the vacuum system:
1.
Turn off the vacuum or open the control valve before disconnecting the HVE or saliva ejector.
2.
Remove the vacuum tip from the HVE or saliva ejector. Discard disposable vacuum tips.
3.
Remove the HVE or saliva ejector valve body assembly from the vacuum line by pulling it away from the tubing at the tailpiece.
4.
Disassemble the valve body assembly by pushing the control valve out of the HVE or saliva ejector valve body.  This step involves in upwards of
multiple small components.
5.
Inspect the O-rings. Remove and discard if damaged.  Many manufacturers require routine lubrication of O-rings.
6.
Clean undamaged O-rings with a soft brush and a health authority approved detergent. O-rings may be cleaned in place or removed and
cleaned at the discretion of the user.
7.
Clean all exterior and interior surfaces of the valve body and control valve using a health authority approved detergent and the brushes provided with
the product (or equivalent). Lumens or channels of the valve body must be cleaned with a brush of the proper length and diameter. The brush must be
long enough to extend through the lumen.
8.
Rinse thoroughly with water.  Sterilize and test instrument when placed back at chairside.
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