The SFDA of the People's Republic of China has approved Milestone Scientific's STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System computer. The SFDA has bifurcated approval of STA System computer from the Wand hand-piece. Milestone expects the SFDA to approve the Wand hand-piece in the coming months. Upon approval of the Wand handpiece, Milestone's exclusive Chinese distributor, China National Medical, will be able to commence sales of the STA System across the country.
The STA System is a computer-controlled, pressure-sensitive injection system, which provides dentists with audible and visual signals as to in-tissue pressure and needle location. Milestone's latest achievement in computer-controlled local anaesthesia delivery makes the injection process more comfortable for both dentists and patients and allows for the painless delivery of local anaesthetic. In addition to its general use for all dental injections, the STA System is capable of predictably and more comfortably administering "single tooth anaesthesia" into the periodontal intraligamentary space. This injection results in the patient having no collateral numbness and no pain along with instant, predictable anaesthesia.