Molini™ Mouth OpenerMMO-1
The Molini™ Mouth Opener used in conjunction with a proper head grip helps keep the mouth open, even for non-cooperating patients. The tapered end acts as a wedge to help get the mouth open when teeth are clenched, and the trim design allows greater visibility of the oral environment. The handle of the Molini Mouth Opener has a bulbous end and a secure grip surface to prevent slipping. The mouth opener is a good option when patients are uncooperative, bedridden, or have poor muscle control.
Some things we’ve been asked:
Is the Molini Mouth Opener “technique dependent”?
The Molini Mouth Opener was developed in conjunction with a technique where the clinician simultaneously holds the patient’s head and the Molini tool, as shown in the photo, with the appropriate points of support intra and extra orally. However, it can also be used for cheek/tongue retraction and as a standard bite block.
Can the Molini Mouth Opener be autoclaved?
The Molini Mouth Opener can be sterilized with temperatures up to 275 degrees Fahrenheit. In the case of biological contamination (e.g. blood), rinse with oxygenated water before putting it in the sterilizing equipment.
What’s the difference between the Molini tool and your Open Wide products?
The Molini tool is made from a hard plastic and has a tapered end for better insertion. It is ideal when the patient will not or cannot open the mouth.