We are a clinic that treats developmentally disabled clients. Our patients range from high functioning Downs patients to profoundly affected autistic patients. Achieving a dry field for restorative care can be a tremendous challenge. We find DryShield to be a significant help for many cases. Yes, some of our patients’ gag reflex is too pronounced to use it; but for most, DryShield protects our patients from the tastes and water spray that triggers their gag reflex. Also, DryShield controls our patient’s tongue and keeps it away from the bur. And, we get a dry field for placing our restoration. Finally, since the mouthpieces are autoclavable, it does not cost us anything if our patient cannot tolerate it. We are loving this product.