The Boomer Foot mouse and an opportunity!

So, I have a favor to ask and something awesome to provide!  I’m excited because we’ve been selected as a finalist in the VoltCrowd $50K Challenge, the challenge starts today and we are attempting to raise $50,000 over the next 5 weeks for Boomer the Foot Mouse.

We would love to have you support our campaign by being the first contributors.  Without your support as with anything in life, we are unlikely to get off the ground and succeed.

The way crowd funding works is that if you contribute a certain amount, you will receive a perk or reward.  We have some fantastic perks available, for example, for $25 you will get a cool tshirt that says “Do it with your foot” OR you can preorder one of the first Boomers for half off what retail will be!!

You can visit the link here:

I can’t do this without you!  With your support we are going to change many peoples lives!!

Many Thanks and Blessings!!


Taiwan Buyers in Idaho!

I was so honored to meet and get to introduce the Dental R.A.T. to several Taiwan buyers.  We met with  several buyers for health and beauty supplies. They have had a strong relationship with the Idaho Department of Commerce and they enjoy working with Idaho companies. It was a fun day and evening with all of the buyers and several other companies around the Treasure Valley that are interested in international trade.

We got to introduce them to Basque food and they got to see several companies based here in Idaho. Its so neat to meet with so many other companies and learn about their products also!  Here are a few Idaho companies I was honored to be amongst:

I really enjoyed learning more about Taiwan and their culture also!  Very nice people!

Entering Europe with the Dental R.A.T.!

We are officially going to be entering Europe with the Dental R.A.T.!  So we have signed up for the EuroPerio meeting in Vienna Austria!  We are so anxious to take our foot mouse out into more countries and of course very anxious to get to go to Germany! We really feel that a foot mouse will be very well accepted over in Europe as they have regulations requiring infection control in the dental operatories.  The EuroPerio dental meeting only happens every 3 years and alternates its location.  It is June 6-9 2012. There are 82 countries represented at this dental meeting- yet it is an english speaking conference with world renown speakers!  Sounds like a great place to go doesn’t it?

If you would like to read more information about this dental conference just click EuroPerio.

New Foot Mouse

As we’ve gotten more Dental R.A.T.s out there we have had many doctors ask for a smaller one with just a mouse with left and right mouse clicks for opening up x-rays and running intra-oral cameras in their operatories.  While researching this new unit, we realized that this new one would work very well also in the disabled market, for the general public that has a hard time using a hand mouse.  Since my patent covers this we decided to move forward & we have received an SBIR grant award to move forward.  So we are currently in the middle of research & development for our new smaller foot mouse (no name yet:)).  There are a lot of people that either have arthritis or carpal tunnel or missing limbs.  It would be so fun to have something to offer them that is wireless, simple and easy to use with one foot.  Its coming… so keep your eyes out.  In the meantime the existing Dental R.A.T. will work for those with upper extremity disabilities, but the new one will be smaller and without the numbers.

Interesting Perio Products

We always get to learn about new products at all the shows we go to but at the AAP Perio meeting in Miami we had some very interesting neighbors.  I thought I’d pass their info on since you might be interested in periodontal products if you are looking at the Dental R.A.T. to help perio chart:)  At the time the Periowave was still waiting for FDA approval; by now it could be approved but I thought I would share the info!

I know its usually very overwhelming at the meetings to visit all of the exhibits and often people feel so “attacked” by the “sales people”.  But most of us have new products that we are paying big bucks for a booth to show you and we want a chance to get to talk to as many people as we can to get the word out.  I know before I branched into the other side of hygiene into sales I didn’t realize that people paid thousands of dollars to have a booth at these meetings just to talk to me, nor did I realize most have been flying all over the country from show to show pretty much every week!  I just knew I was being treated by my doctor to get to go to a meeting and learn what I could- and have fun with the team:)

I realize a lot of offices haven’t been traveling as much lately and so I thought I’d pass on a little of what I saw new at the AAP perio meeting:)

PerioWave –

Periowave  – photodisinfection for the treatment of gum disease – Periowave™ is a non-antibiotic therapy that, unlike antibiotics, quickly destroys gram negative bacteria without promoting the development of bacterial resistance. Periowave™ does not exhibit many of the issues commonly associated with antibiotics, such as allergic or sensitivity reactions, opportunistic infections such as oral yeast infections, or the requirement to take prolonged doses of medication. As Periowave™ utilizes a cold (non-thermal), low-power diode laser as the activating light, it does not cause damage to root surfaces or surrounding tissues. There is no heat involved in this process.



novabone – NovaBone® is a calcium phospho silicate composed of elements naturally occurring in the body and has the proven ability to signal genetic pathways to accelerate natural bone growth.