Congratulations On Purchasing Your New Molar Media Mount!
Please check out the video for a quick overview. More detailed instructions with pictures are below.
The Molar Media Mount is customizable to fit on the vast majority of dental light systems on the market
To correctly install your Molar Media Mount you will need to determine where on your dental light you are going to be mounting the bracket (this will determine which silicone inserts to use, and what length mounting screws you will need).
The most common position to mount is on the vertical pole/arm that is directly above the dental light.
The mounting bracket is designed to fit a wide assortment of pole shapes and sizes.
Most situations will require the 2mm thick siliconeinserts that are pre-installed in the mounting brackets.
In some instances there is not a vertical pole above the light and you will need to attach the mounting bracket directly to your dental light, or some other location. Further instructions for this situation are located at the bottom of this page
Choosing the correct length mounting screws
Included with your Molar Media Mount are many different screw sizes. Because every make and model of dental lights is different, you will need to determine which screw length best works with your situation.
You will need to hold the two sides of the mounting bracket in the position you will be mounting (usually you can hold it in this position with one hand). At this time, you can hold different screw sizes up to it to see which one is the right length.
You will want to error on the shorter side, because if you choose too long of a screw you can screw them right out the side of the mounting bracket (oops!)
You will notice that there is an extra shorter section of arm included in the box. This is included to allow total customization of the arm's length to your individual light setup. Most situations will not need to use this shorter arm.
However, if you are mounting your arm directly to the light itself, you will most likely need to replace the middle regular length section of the arm with the extra shorter section (see photo).
Adjust the angle of the arm so that the ball and socket joint is positioned level with the light and the light itself can not come in contact with the arm itself
You can finger tighten the thumb screws while you play around with finding the right angles. When you get the right position, you can use a coin (or flathead screwdriver) to tighten down the joints.
You will need to check the tightness of these thumb screws daily. As you begin using the molar media mount, you will find out exactly where your 'sweet spot' is where the device is held out of your way, out of the light's way , and right where the patient can see it. You want to make sure that the light can not come in contact with the arm or it's attached media device at any time, if it does you could inadvertently put undue stress on the arm and break it or knock of the attached media device.
The Molar Media Mount is made to hold an iPad Mini or smaller media device. It is not designed for a full sized iPad! The included Socket joint Mounting Plate has 3M VHB (very high bond) tape that will create a near permanent bond to your device or case. You can mount this directly to the back of the device, or to a plastic case of your choosing.
Soft Silicone cases do not bond well to adhesives, so make sure to test the bond of Mounting Plate to your device/case before attaching the device above a patient.
Connecting the Ball and Socket joint:
Loosen the Safety Screw a few turns until you can easily snap the ball and socket joint together. Then finger tighten the Safety Screw to lock the device in place. Be careful not to tighten this too hard, or you will have a hard time loosening it. Simply tighten down with medium force, this will prevent the ball and socket joint from coming apart, while still allowing you to properly position the device at different angles for ideal viewing by your patients.
Removing the Ball and Socket joint:
Loosen the Safety Screw a few turns (not all the way) and then rotate the joint to gently separate the device from the arm. It is important to support the arm while doing this so as not to put undue stress on the arm. After a few tries at this you will easily be able to remove and replace your media device in mere seconds.
You may either use wireless Bluetooth headphones or wired headphones. It is recommended you use over the ear headphones to decrease outside noise to the patient.
Wire clips are included. These are for use if you are using wired headphones. They direct the headphone cord up the arm, allowing the cord to hang onto the patients lap.
It is advisable to place an anti-glare screen protector on the device you use with the Molar Media Mount to avoid the glass screen from becoming a mirror for the patient (most patients won't appreciate watching you give them a shot).
A lot of times this will require the removal of the pre-installed silicone cushion and the replacement of it with one of the other two silicon pieces. Please note, you must install these on the side of the mounting bracket that is attached to the aluminum arm (it has the Molar Media Name on it as well).
If your installation point on your light is angled, you will need to remove the pre-installed siliconecushion (on the side of the mounting bracket that has the Molar Media Mount name on it)
If your vertical pole is very small, you may have to replace the pre-installed siliconecushion (on the side of the mounting bracket that has the Molar Media Mount name on it) and insert the thicker siliconeinsert into it's place (see below). This thicker silicone insert will not be used by most consumers, but is included just in case.