Dental Shield

The Bedi Shield facilitates the administration of personal dental activities like brushing, denture cleaning, giving medication, applying mouth swabs, dental checks and other activities.

Client
Bedi OralCare
Work category

Background

i4pd was tasked to redesign Bedi OralCare’s current product on the market which came in two sizes, to produce a one-size fits all dental shield to protect the fingers of carers of vulnerable patients. The product was to have a strong aesthetic appeal, be manufactured in the UK and provide a more comfortable bite surface for the patient.

Bedi OralCare - Dental Shield
Bedi OralCare - Dental Shield

Our Approach

The team worked with Raman Bedi, founder of Bedi OralCare, to design and manufacture the Bedi Shield – the first in their family of dental oral care products. Intensive ergonomic studies of anthropometric data and an iterative prototyping process with 3D printed models meant we were able to design a solution that fitted the maximum user demographic with a one-size product. We produced a dual material product; a strong plastic core with an elastomer over mould that aids both the carer and improves patient comfort when interacting with the product. The Bedi Shield is manufactured within the UK and has helped to build the brand image of Bedi OralCare as their founding product.

Since the release of the Bedi Shield the company have also expanded into animal health to support veterinary clinics safely administer medication and check the health of teeth. 

Result

Two distinct product lines were created for the two legged and for legged patients. The company now sell their product online via their website and also for the veterinary market via their partners at KRUUSE Retail. 

Bedi OralCare - Dental Shield

“This is an awesome piece of kit. It is a basic process whereby the caregiver can easily clean the teeth of people living with dementia at any stage. It is safe. It is effective. Some people were hesitant at first. However, once they got used to it, and once they felt the benefit of having clean teeth and a clean mouth, they accepted it without hesitation. As a Clinical Dementia Specialists I will be recommending it to my patients.”

Dr Daniel J Nightingale, Clinical Dementia Specialist

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